YMMV: Tex Avery

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The ending of "Little 'Tinker," in which lovelorn B.O. Skunk, who spends the entire picture chasing after girls who can't stand his smell, finally finds a girl who can — another skunk, who'd been doing the same things he'd been doing to attract a mate. Probably the one and only Tex cartoon that might bring tears to your eyes, though it's still as hilarious as any other short of his.
  • Ear Worm: The cartoon "I Love to Singa", directed by Avery when he was with Warner Bros.
    • The little tune the dogcatcher whistles in "the three little pups" as well.
    • The show dedicated to him that used to be run on Cartoon Network had one as the theme.
  • Growing the Beard: Though his work at Warner Bros. is undoubtedly hilarious, it was when Tex moved to MGM that the gloves came off and he was able to do the gags he wanted to do with very little Executive Meddling.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: Avery pioneered many gags and situations that have become animation clichés: endless chases, eyes jumping out of their sockets, long tongues, sticks of dynamite, characters walking in mid-air before they realize there's no ground below them and fall, characters painting tunnels where the hero can walk thru, while the villain simply crashes against them, etc. One Tex Avery history book pointed out that Avery grew to resent how much his films and personal style of humor were copied in his later years, since his goal was to do something different and new.
    • Lampshaded in the I Am Weasel episode "I Am Clichéd," where Weasel complains to the director of the cartoon (the Red Guy) that the falling anvils, painted tunnels and wild eye takes have been done to death.
  • Values Dissonance: As with a lot of old cartoons, there's a lot of obvious racism and sexism, though most are so over-the-top that they go from being "offensive" to "hilarious, if you keep an open mind and realize that this was made back when people were more open to show stuff like this."
    • Values Resonance: But there's some shorts like "TV of Tomorrow" that contain much commentary on television that mostly rings true today, such as a family life (literally) based around the TV set, a man keeping his face glued to the screen in the living room as his wife drags his body into the kitchen (only pulling his outstretched head in to eat his dinner), the idea of TV being on-the-go (these days, it comes courtesy of mobile devices and the Internet. On the cartoon, it had a Scotsman watching TV installed in his flashlight), and a lack of variety in programming, despite having many channels (the old "X number of channels and there's nothing on" problem).