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** Bugs Bunny evolved to have a more human like appearance.

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** Foxy doesn’t look like a fox, although this is changed in Tiny Toons Adventures.

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** Foxy doesn’t look like a fox, although this is changed in Tiny Toons Adventures.''WesternAnimation/TinyToonsAdventures''.
** It's really hard to blame Sylvester for mistaking Hippety Hopper for a giant mouse, since Hippety DOES look much more like a giant mouse than a kangaroo.
** The Roadrunner looks nothing like an actual roadrunner.

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* IndestructibilityMontage: In ''Much Ado About Nutting'', a squirrel spends the entire cartoon trying to break open a coconut. Nothing it tries works, culminating in him dropping it from a tall skyscraper and only succeeding in ''pounding in the pavement below''. Once it finally ''does'' crack (with only minimum effort), the shell opens to reveal ''another'' shell.

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* INeedToGoIronMyDog: In "You Were Never Duckier", when Daffy Duck(impersonating a rooster to cash in on a poultry contest) encounters Henery Hawk's very large father, wrongly thinking that he was the judge of the poultry contest:
-->'''Daffy''': Whoops, gotta go, my judge is burning, fudge, I mean, my fudge is burning, judge, my mother wants me, er, I gotta crochet a cake, um, g'bye!

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*InformedSpecies: Many of the characters.
** Tweety has a large head and feet for a canary.
**Henery Hawk looks like a brown, harmless bird rather than a hawk.
**Bugs Bunny evolved to have a more human like appearance.
**Bosko, one of the first Looney Tunes, is supposed to be an African-American guy, but [[FantasticRacism looks like a monkey]].
**Foxy doesn’t look like a fox, although this is changed in Tiny Toons Adventures.

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* IAmNotWeasel: Quite a few shorts focus on Sylvester running into Hippety Hopper, a kangaroo, and assuming that he's a giant mouse. To be fair, though, Hippety [[InformedSpecies DOES look more like a giant mouse than a kangaroo]]...


* GenreKiller: For a time, starting off with the Disney WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies who introduced this trope, there were many Looney Tunes cartoons which consisted of inanimate objects coming to life when a store (usually a bookstore or a 1930s-style grocery store/pharmacy) closed up shop for the night ("Goofy Groceries", "Have You Got Any Castles", "Speaking of the Weather", etc.) The subgenre of cartoons, at least when it came to Looney Tunes, officially came to an end with 1946's "WesternAnimation/BookRevue" which, coincidentally, was also the last cartoon Bob Clampett got credit for. In a subversion, "Book Revue" is actually the best of this subgenre.

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* GenreKiller: For a time, starting off with the Disney WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies who introduced this trope, there were many Looney Tunes cartoons which consisted of inanimate objects coming to life when a store (usually a bookstore or a 1930s-style grocery store/pharmacy) closed up shop for the night ("Goofy Groceries", "Have You Got Any Castles", "A Coy Decoy", "Speaking of the Weather", etc.) The subgenre of cartoons, at least when it came to Looney Tunes, officially came to an end with 1946's "WesternAnimation/BookRevue" which, coincidentally, was also the last cartoon Bob Clampett got credit for. In a subversion, "Book Revue" is actually the best of this subgenre.

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* GravityIsOnlyAtheory:
** In "High Diving Hare", Sam finally has WesternAnimation/BugsBunny tied and standing on the edge of the platform, with Sam sawing away at the board, gloating: "Now ya smarty-pants, let's see ya get out-in this one! This time, you're a-diving!" However, as soon as Sam cuts through the board, it is the ladder and platform that falls, leaving the cut plank suspended in midair. Bugs turns to the camera and cracks: "I know this defies the law of gravity, but, you see, I never "studied" law!"
** At the end of "Fastest with the Mostest", Wile E. stares at the Road Runner, still standing on a floating piece of rock, much to Wile E.'s confusion. He [[TalkingWithSigns pulls out a sign]] that says, I WOULDN'T MIND, EXCEPT THAT HE DEFIES THE LAW OF GRAVITY!, but the Road Runner holds a sign that says, SURE, BUT I NEVER STUDIED LAW!, as he speeds away.


* HammerSpace

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* HammerSpaceHammerSpace: Probably the TropeMaker, though not the TropeNamer. Cartoon characters have been pulling silly things out of nowhere since the beginning.

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* InAnotherMansShoes: "A Waggily Tale", where Junior dreams that he's a dog, learning not to mistreat his own dog.

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* InflatingBodyGag: In the early short "Hold Anything", a goat bites into a radiator, causing the hot air to inflate it and send it flying like a balloon. Bosko then uses it as an improvised set of bagpipes.


* HairTriggerTemper: Yosemite Sam's shtick. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXCJC9e4dB0 He even rapped about it on]] WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow.

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* HairTriggerTemper: Yosemite Sam's shtick.schtick. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXCJC9e4dB0 He even rapped about it on]] WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow.''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.



* HalloweenSpecial: ''Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special'' is one of those cut-and-paste specials from the '70s, incorporating such shorts as the first two mentioned above as well as "Hyde and Hare", "Hyde and Go Tweet", "Claws for Alarm", "Transylvania 6-5000", etc.

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* HalloweenSpecial: ''Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special'' is one of those cut-and-paste specials from the '70s, incorporating footage from such shorts as the first two mentioned above as well as "Hyde and Hare", "Hyde and Go Tweet", "Claws for Alarm", "Transylvania 6-5000", etc.


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In one Daffy Duck episode, Daffy messes around with a caveman who wants to eat him. The episode ends with Daffy tricking the caveman into poking a hole in a giant duck balloon, and the resulting explosion causing both of them to turn into angels.
--> '''Daffy''': You know, maybe that wasn't such a hot idea after all.


** In "Eight-Ball Bunny", WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and a penguin are caught by a South American tribe and put on a pot. They are saved when the natives are scared away by "el bwana", a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of HumphreyBogart as Fred Dobbs from ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre''.

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** In "Eight-Ball Bunny", WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and a penguin are caught by a South American tribe and put on a pot. They are saved when the natives are scared away by "el bwana", a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of HumphreyBogart Creator/HumphreyBogart as Fred Dobbs from ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre''.

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* GagDub: "Wild and Woolly Hare" was given one by ''Jimmy Kimmel Live!'', using audio from ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' over the cartoon footage.
* GenreKiller: For a time, starting off with the Disney WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies who introduced this trope, there were many Looney Tunes cartoons which consisted of inanimate objects coming to life when a store (usually a bookstore or a 1930s-style grocery store/pharmacy) closed up shop for the night ("Goofy Groceries", "Have You Got Any Castles", "Speaking of the Weather", etc.) The subgenre of cartoons, at least when it came to Looney Tunes, officially came to an end with 1946's "WesternAnimation/BookRevue" which, coincidentally, was also the last cartoon Bob Clampett got credit for. In a subversion, "Book Revue" is actually the best of this subgenre.
* GirlishPigtails: Petunia Pig in her later appearences.
* GloveSlap: Seen in numerous cartoons when a character challenges another to a duel, but perhaps the most widely remembered one comes from "Hare Trimmed".
* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation: The original shorts were a product of this. Since then the characters have been successively (if not always successfully) deployed in the medium's [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark]], [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation Renaissance]], and [[UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation Millennium]] ages.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress: And it's ''always'' a looooong way down, especially in Wile E. Coyote's case. GravityIsAHarshSeamstress, too.
* GratuitousFrench: In every single WesternAnimation/PepeLePew cartoon. For example, at the start of ''Wild Over You'', an announcer calls out, "''Avec, avec!''" which translates to "''With, with!''". Probably also a case of reverse Engrish.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The hotel owner from ''Porky Pig's Feat'' is [[DesignatedVillain seen as evil]] because he prevents Porky and Daffy from leaving the hotel without paying, and is very rude about it, but as the hotel manager, he has a right to be angry that Porky and Daffy are trying to escape without paying their bill, which is the fault of Daffy betting away the money they were supposed to pay with.
* HairTriggerAvalanche: Demonstrated in "The Iceman Ducketh" when Daffy accidentally sets off an avalanche by shouting.
* HairTriggerTemper: Yosemite Sam's shtick. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXCJC9e4dB0 He even rapped about it on]] WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow.
* HalloweenEpisode: "Broom-Stick Bunny", "A-Haunting We Will Go", and "Corn on the Cop" all take place on the holiday.
* HalloweenSpecial: ''Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special'' is one of those cut-and-paste specials from the '70s, incorporating such shorts as the first two mentioned above as well as "Hyde and Hare", "Hyde and Go Tweet", "Claws for Alarm", "Transylvania 6-5000", etc.
* HammerSpace
* HandbagOfHurt: In "Boston Quackie", Quackie's girlfriend Mary clobbers the man in the green hat with her handbag. She is carrying an anvil in it...
* HandcarPursuit
* HandsomeLech: Pepé [=LePew=] (Any Charles Boyer-esque French stereotype applies here)
* HangoverSensitivity: Bugs is assumed to have a hangover at the beginning of "Hare-way to the Stars":
--> '''Bugs''': What a night! I'll never mix radish juice and carrot juice again...
** The mouse in "The Mouse on 57th Street", after spending all night eating cheese. To be fair, though, they ''are'' jackhammering outside.
* HardHead
* HatDamage: Done to Foxy in "One More Time" and Daffy in "Ali Baba Bunny".
* TheHatMakesTheMan: In "Bugs' Bonnets", random hats fly by and land on Bugs' and Elmer Fudd's heads, altering their behavior to match each time.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Lots of the dialogue in the cartoons were written back when their meanings were innocuous. Just remember that there was a time when "gay" meant "happy and lighthearted," a "dick" was a police officer or a police detective, a "pussy" meant a cat, and "making love" more or less meant just kissing (though the WesternAnimation/PepeLePew cartoons kinda blurred the line with that one), so if you hear any of these words in the cartoon, don't stick them in the GettingCrapPastTheRadar page (unless you're sure it's a bona fide DoubleEntendre).
** Let's not forget the title "Boobs in the Woods".
* HeartBeatsOutOfChest:
** In the short "The Grey Hounded Hare", this happens with Bugs Bunny upon seeing the fake rabbit used to lure the dogs around the dog track.
** Also happens to one cat chased by Pepé [=LePew=] after she falls into a can of paint and presumably loses her sense of smell.
* {{Hellevator}}: Not an elevator, but in "Satan's Waitin'", an escalator transports Sylvester to Hell. The escalator makes a return appearance in "Devil's Feud Cake" when Sam first appears in Hell.
* HelloNurse!
* HelpingGrannyCrossTheStreet: In one short, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck goes on a ''Series/CandidCamera''-type show where he tries to help an old lady cross the street. She hits him with her umbrella all the way.
* HenpeckedHusband: Daffy in the appropriately titled "The Henpecked Duck". Daffy again in "His Bitter Half" and Yosemite Sam in "Honey's Money".
* HereWeGoAgain: In "Greedy For Tweety", immediately after Sylvester, Tweety, and the bulldog are released from the hospital, they start chasing each other again. Nurse Granny notices this while looking out the window and places the patient cards back in the "in" slots in anticipation of the three being injured again.
--> '''Granny''': Que sera sera.
* HeroicWannabe / HeroWithAnFInGood: Daffy Duck as Duck Twacy, Drip-Along Daffy, The Masked Avenger, Duck Drake, Stupor Duck, China Jones, Boston Quackie, Joe Monday, Doorlock Holmes, Robin Hood, Duck Dodgers, etc.
* HerrDoktor: Dr. Oro Myicin, a psychiatrist from "Hare Brush", who convinces Bugs Bunny he is really Elmer J. Fudd, Millionaire (the real Fudd having run off after tricking Bugs into switching places with him) using psychotropic drugs of some kind on the rabbit.
* HollywoodHealing
* HollywoodMagnetism: The short "Bugsy and Mugsy", culminates with Bugs putting roller skates on a tied-up Mugsy, then using a magnet under the floor to move Mugsy around...and slam him repeatedly into Rocky. In reality, the magnetic field wouldn't be strong enough to pass through that much wood.
* HollywoodNatives:
** In "Eight-Ball Bunny", WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and a penguin are caught by a South American tribe and put on a pot. They are saved when the natives are scared away by "el bwana", a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of HumphreyBogart as Fred Dobbs from ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre''.
** In "Boyhood Daze", MrImagination Ralph Philips has a fantasy of saving his parents from the Dakiris.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Acme.
** Also, Daffy frequently played the role of a pushy door-to-door salesman strong-arming a reluctant character into buying unwanted goods, as in such cartoons as "The Stupor Salesman" and "Design For Leaving".
* HowWeGotHere: "The Old Grey Hare" features a sequence of Elmer and Bugs as babies when they first met.
* HugeRiderTinyMount: Subverted with Red Hot Ryder from "Buckaroo Bugs" (Clampett, 1944).
* HumanlikeFootAnatomy: Spike and Hector, the two bulldogs, Sylvester the cat, and most other cats and dogs in are shown plantigrade.
** WesternAnimation/PorkyPig averts this trope in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' by having the unguligrade stance that real pigs have, but he usually appears more digitigrade or plantigrade. Also, Porky Pig normally has feet and hooves shaped like slippers.
** WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales has two-toed feet that look like rabbit or hare feet.
** The bird characters WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, Tweety, WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn, Henery Hawk, and Yoyo Dodo have a plantigrade stance, as do most other bird characters. Averted with Roadrunner since he keeps the digitigrade stance that real birds have.
*** Daffy Duck also has feet rather like those of a cat or a rabbit in the UsefulNotes/LooneyTunesInTheSixties.
* HumanlikeHandAnatomy: ''Looney Tunes'' loves this trope:
** WesternAnimation/BugsBunny
** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck
** Parodied in the short "What Makes Daffy Duck?" where a fox has human like hands. At one point it's revealed they're gloves when they fly off revealing fox paws underneath.
** WesternAnimation/PorkyPig, though his hooves can look more shoe-like depending on the design.
* HumanKnot: In the short ''Muscle Tough'', WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck gets his arms tied up in a bow when he attempts some BarehandedBarBending with a fishing pole.
* HumanMail: Porky Pig twice tries to get rid of Charlie Dog this way. [[TheCatCameBack Charlie always gets sent back, dressed up in the garb of the country he was mailed to.]]
* HumiliationConga: There're a lot of examples, but the best one is an early Creator/ChuckJones cartoon called "Good Night Elmer", one of the few cartoons to have Elmer as the star, rather than the antagonist. After doing everything he can to get some sleep -- including nearly destroying his room -- what should appear outside his window but the sun?
* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Three Pepé Le Pew cartoons ("For Scent-imental Reasons," "Little Beau Pepé ," and "Really Scent") end this way, as does "Rabbit Fire" (the first installment of the "Rabbit Season/Duck Season" trilogy) with [[spoiler: Bugs and Daffy hunting Elmer after it's revealed that it's neither Rabbit Season nor Duck Season -- it's Elmer Season]].
* HurricaneOfPuns: The Merrie Melodies classic "Have You Got Any Castles?" I mean, the climax of the film's final chase scene ends with Rip Van Winkle opening up a book literally labelled ''Hurricane'' which blows everybody away...and then after everyones gone, down falls the book '''Film/GoneWithTheWind'''.
* HydeAndSeek: "Hyde and Go Tweet", "Hyde and Hare", "Dr. Jerkyl's Hyde", "The Impatient Patient" and "The Case of the Stuttering Pig". Also implied in "The Prize Pest".
* HyperspaceArsenal
* HyperspaceMallet
* IconicSequelCharacter: ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' and ''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck'' didn't appear until almost a decade into the Looney Tunes series run. Several other main stars were also BreakoutCharacters from later shorts.
* IdeaBulb
* IllogicalSafe
* ImmuneToSlapstick: Yes, even ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', the quintessential slapstick cartoon series, has examples of such:
** A key criticism towards Lola Bunny in her debut in ''Film/SpaceJam'', who despite being boosted a new leading character to the franchise, played very little part in the cartoony antics of the original cast (to the point even some of the live action characters fall victim to squash and stretch slapstick more than she does). The one instance she is put at harm by one of the Monstars, it is PlayedForDrama and averted by Bugs performing a HeroicSacrifice. The character was revised for ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', with the character having a more abrasive personality, albeit still mostly in a dialogue centric sense.
** ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner''. The Road Runner is one of the few regulars to ''never'' be the butt of a gag. While most ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' protagonists are more frequently dishing out slapstick abuse than taking it, they at least have some exceptional cases. The Road Runner's most distinguishing wacky characteristic was holding up a sign reading his opinions.
* ImpossibleInsurance: In "Fool Coverage", Daffy is an insurance salesman trying to sell Porky some life insurance. He promises the policy will pay Porky one million dollars for a black eye... provided it was the result of an elephant stampede happening in his house between 3:55 and 4:00 PM on July 4 during a hailstorm. At the end of the cartoon, that is exactly what happens! To try to save face, Daffy adds "and a baby zebra" to the clause. Cue baby zebra.
** A variation of this occurs in "Boobs In The Woods." After asking Porky if he has a fishing license and a hunting license, Daffy asks if he has "a license to sell hair tonic...to bald eagles...in Omaha, Nebraska." Porky does, oddly enough.
* ImpossibleShadowPuppets: "One Meat Brawl" ends with what looks like a ShadowDiscretionShot of a big fight, but turns out to be the characters using shadow puppets. "That way, no one gets hurt."
* InconvenientItch: In the short "An Itch In Time", Elmer's dog tries very hard not to scratch a flea bite lest he get the ultimate penalty: [[HatesBaths a bath!]]
* InconvenientSummons: "A lad in his lamp".
* InducedHypochondria: "Hare Tonic"; "The Hypo-Chondri-Cat"; "Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare"
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Arguably a TropeCodifier, as almost every villain in the series was a moronic ButtMonkey as likely to fall by their own idiocy as by the actions of the protaganists themselves. Even the rare subversions of this trope (eg. Nasty Canasta, Rocky and Muggsy) ultimately suffered VillainDecay and fell victim to it.
** The Coyote was, in fact, ''so'' sympathetically ineffectual that in many viewers' minds the Road Runner became the real villain of the pieces. Hilariously referenced by Music/WeirdAlYankovic in ''UHF'':
---> "Okay. Right now I'd like to show you one of my favorite cartoons. It's a sad, depressing story about a pathetic coyote who spends every waking moment of his life in the futile pursuit of a sadistic roadrunner who ''mocks'' him and ''laughs'' at him as he's repeatedly '''crushed''' and '''maimed'''! Hope you'll '''enjoy''' it!"
* InescapableNet: Used by Elmer on the Proto-Bugs in Elmer's Candid Camera. He escapes and turns the tables on Elmer via FakingTheDead.
* InkSuitActor: [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and Don Wilson]] appear (as mice!) in the 1959 short, "The Mouse That Jack Built."
** Victor Moore voiced his cartoon likeness in 1945's "Ain't That Ducky".
* InSpace
* InstantBandages
* InstantGravestone: There's a gag in the short "WesternAnimation/BaseballBugs" where a player tries to catch a fly ball ("I got it! I got it!"), gets plowed into the ground by it, and a gravestone pops up where he stops (reading: "He got it").
* InstrumentalThemeTune: Sort of. The iconic theme songs, "Merrily We Roll Along" (for Merrie Melodies) and "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (for Looney Tunes) do indeed have lyrics, but they're never used when introducing the shorts. All we hear are the instrumental versions of them.
** "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" used lyrical variants in ''Daffy Duck And Egghead'' and ''Boobs In The Woods'' while "Merrily We Roll Along" was performed by an animated Eddie Cantor in ''Billboard Frolics'' and ''Toy Town Hall.'' Before becoming its theme, "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" was used as background music in a segment of "Porky's Garden" (Avery, 1937).
* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood:
** The 1939 short "Porky's Movie Mystery" features Film/TheInvisibleMan eating an apple. Thanks to CartoonPhysics, the chewed-up apple reassembles itself in his stomach, where it remains for the rest of the scene.
** In the 1952 WesternAnimation/BugsBunny short "Water, Water Every Hare", Bugs turns himself invisible with a bottle of "Vanishing Fluid". While invisible, he chews and swallows a carrot, and the audience can see it being ground to orange meal and falling down his throat.
* InvoluntaryDance: In ''The Wearing of the Grin'', Porky is forced to put on some green shoes which make him dance through a nightmare landscape.
* IrisOut: Done at the end of most shorts (the practice lessened around the early '60s, when the series opted for a simpler "fade to black"). In many Bob Clampett shorts, the "iris out" was often accompanied with a cartoony "Beeeuuuyyywwooooooo!" sound effect. A couple subversions:
** A Fractured Leghorn: The short does an "iris out" during Foghorn's rant. He grabs the iris so he can finish.
--> '''Foghorn''': Wouldn't tell 'em I was hungry!
** WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck: Daffy, exasperated, says "Let's get this picture started!", to which the short does an "iris out" and "The End" appears. Daffy yells out two {{Big No}}s and pushes the ending card off screen, and the cartoon continues from there.
** ''Hare Ribbin'" has the dog, after having committed suicide, suddenly rising, stopping the iris out to say "This shouldn't even happen to a dog!", and then the iris out closes in on his nose.
** ''Porky The Rainmaker'' (1936) has the iris closing and a farm duck is inside the black area. He bangs on the darkness, then Porky's arm reaches in and pulls the duck back to the outside.
** ''Porky's Garden'' (1937): Two irises re-open as Porky takes the prize money from the Italian chicken farmer.
** ''Ballot Box Bunny'' (1951) has the iris close in as Bugs takes his turn at Russian Roulette. It opens back up on him to show he ducked out of the way of his shot, then another iris opens to show the shot hit Yosemite Sam.
* IronButtMonkey: Where to start? Wile E. Coyote, Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Adolf]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]]... and that's just the villains! TropeCodifier.
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