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Western Animation: Honeys Money
Honey's Money is a 1962 Looney Tunes animated short starring Yosemite Sam. It is a member of The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes. It was directed by Friz Freleng.

Yosemite Sam finds out that a local widow has inherited five million dollars. He succeeds in marrying the widow, only to find out that she is a ballbusting shrew who forces him to do all the housework. She also reveals a hulking, dimwitted son that Sam has to look after. Sam tries and fails to get rid of the son, taking a lot of punishment in the process. In the end he leaves the house, only to realize that the abuse is worth five million dollars, whereupon he turns around and goes back.

The central premise and most of the gags are borrowed from the Daffy Duck cartoon "His Bitter Half", made a dozen years earlier. It was changed to make the stepson more likeable and the stepfather more hateable. Freleng recycled the script and gags yet again for the 1970 Roland and Ratfink cartoon "A Taste of Money".

Tropes:

  • Comedic Sociopathy: All Looney Tunes cartoons have this, of course, but this one takes it to a new level when Sam tries to murder his innocent, trusting stepson.
  • A Day in the Limelight: This is the only cartoon in the entire Looney Tunes canon where Yosemite Sam stars instead of playing the antagonist. It is also the only one of two Yosemite Sam cartoons where he isn't paired against Bugs Bunny (the other being 1947's "Along Came Daffy").
  • Gold Digger: Sam. It backfires badly.
  • Henpecked Husband: Sam quickly realizes he bit off more than he can chew when his wife starts ordering him around.
  • House Husband: Sam is forced to be this by his overbearing wife.
  • Mama Bear: With a stepfather like Yosemite Sam, that boy should be glad for having one.
  • Villain Protagonist: As noted above, this is the only Looney Tunes short in which Sam is the star.
  • Wicked Stepfather: If trying to kill his stepson doesn't put Yosemite Sam into this trope, nothing will.

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