Kartoonkid95 on Jan 6th 2019 at 4:43:27 PM
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When calling out an act of cowardice, it's common to call the guy "yellow" or "yellow-bellied". To get the point across that someone is a Dirty Coward or a Nervous Wreck, he may have something yellow on him. Sometimes, particularly in cartoons, a character's whole body briefly turns yellow when he gets a real fright.
- Popeye: At the end, a humiliated Bluto's clothes turn yellow as he swims away from Swee'haven.
- Classic Disney Shorts: In Pluto's Heart-Throb, Butch is afraid to save Dinah when she falls into a fountain and slinks away with a yellow stripe down his back, leaving Pluto to save the day.
- Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines: Zilly wears an oversized yellow pilot's outfit.
- Tom and Jerry: In The Milky Waif, Tom turns yellow right before getting a savage beating from Jerry.
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