''Honey's Money'' is a 1962 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes animated short starring WesternAnimation/YosemiteSam. It was directed by Creator/FrizFreleng.

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. While he storms out of the house with his bags packed, he concludes that the abuse is ''well'' worth five million dollars (whereupon he turns around and goes running back).

This short was the most recent one listed in animation historian Jerry Beck's book ''Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes'', and one of only two released in the 1960s, giving this cartoon an argument as the last great Looney Tunes short of the classic era. The central premise and most of the gags are [[RecycledScript borrowed from]] the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon "WesternAnimation/HisBitterHalf", made a dozen years earlier. It was changed to make the stepson more likeable and the stepfather more hateable. There's also reused animation from "WesternAnimation/HareTrimmed". Freleng recycled the script and gags yet again for the 1970 ''Roland and Ratfink'' cartoon "A Taste of Money".

* TheAllAmericanBoy: Wentworth is a hilariously dimwitted version of this.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In line with the previous cartoon, the wealthy widow plays sweet long enough for Sam to marry her, upon which she immediately whips him into doing chores and taking care of her son that she had (somehow) kept secret from him. Hasty weddings are a blast arent they?
* {{Bowdlerization}}: On Nickelodeon, the part where Yosemite Sam tries to get rid of Wentworth by throwing a ball into traffic so he can go get it and get run over was cut to remove Wentworth getting the ball and not getting hit (as the censors don't want kids getting the idea that they can do the same thing and get the same results), but not the part where Sam tries again, only for his wife to catch him and force him to get the ball in traffic (only to get run over). [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Funnily enough, this cartoon was shown uncut on the channel from 1993 to 1995]].
* CheerfulChild: Wentworth. In contrast to the BrattyHalfPint used in "His Bitter Half", this rendition is a cheery if oafish lug who is oblivious to his step father trying to off him.
* ComedicSociopathy: All Looney Tunes cartoons have this, of course, but this one takes it [[UpToEleven to a new level]] when Sam tries to off his innocent, trusting stepson.
* ADayInTheLimelight: 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" - and even that might just be a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute).
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: In line with most other HenpeckedHusband cartoons, though Sam makes for a worthy AssholeVictim.
* GentleGiant: Wentworth is huge but means well.
* GoldDigger: Sam marries into the family because of the millions of dollars it could provide. It backfires badly.
* {{Gonk}}: The widow, who sends Sam running in the opposite direciton when they meet, and only goes through with the wedding for the money. Also Wentworth, to a lesser extent.
* HenpeckedHusband: Sam quickly realizes he bit off more than he can chew when his wife starts ordering him around.
* HouseHusband: Sam is forced to be this by his overbearing wife.
* MamaBear: With a stepfather like Yosemite Sam, that boy should be glad for having one.
* SharkPool: Sam puts alligators on the swimming pool to kill Wentworth. Wentworth jumps in and causes such a big splash that it sends all the alligators back towards Sam.
* SquashedFlat: Sam after being forced to run into traffic to get Wentworth's ball.
* StockFootage: The scene where Sam walks up to the widow's door while muttering about what he'll do with her money is reused from Freleng's "Hare Trimmed."
* VillainProtagonist: As noted above, this is the only Looney Tunes short in which Sam is the star.
* VocalDissonance: You'd expect a big Neanderthal like Wentworth to have a [[SimpletonVoice deep, oafish voice]]. He instead has a very high-pitched child's voice.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Sam's wife disappears for the rest of the cartoon after ordering him to get the ball from traffic.
* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]: If trying to kill his stepson ''doesn't'' put Yosemite Sam into this trope, nothing does.
* WorthIt: Sam attempts to storm out at the end of the short much as Daffy did in its predecessor; however, unlike Daffy, the thought of five million dollars is enough to send him running back.
* WouldHurtAChild: Sam. Not that he succeeds, mind you, but he ''does'' try.