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Two Guys From Texas is a film about... well, Exactly What It Says on the Tin. It's a sort-of sequel to the film Two Guys From Milwaukee. It stars Dennis Morgan as Steve Carroll and Jack Carson as his friendly rival Danny Foster.

The film is best remembered for an (animated) dream sequence directed by Friz Freleng where Jack Carson is playing the flute to some sheep. Then Dennis Morgan appears, dressed in a Full-Body Disguise as a wolf wearing half a tuxedo, and all the sheep run off with him. Jack is moping when Bugs Bunny appears and gives him advice.

We then see Dennis in a forest, out of costume but still wearing the tuxedo (along with some trousers this time), and singing "Every Day I Love You Just A Little Bit More", making the sheep (calling him "Stevie", as his name is in the film) fall in love with him. Jack appears, in a wolf costume, and begins singing the same song. However, since his singing is a little wobbly and he is covering up his true identity, the sheep are not impressed and throw their shoes at him. (Where the shoes come from, nobody knows.) He sticks his head out of the people, and the stereotypical squaw that has been appearing as a Running Gag throughout the film appears, falls in love with him, and the sequence ends with her chasing after him (in the style of so many Looney Tunes segments).

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  • Animorphism: There's a theory that the men actually turn into wolves when wearing their costumes.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Jack and Dennis's wolf disguises. Later when Dennis is singing to the sheep, he swaps his wolf footpaws with regular shoes.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Bugs Bunny gives Jack advice like this to make the best of Dennis and get his sheep back. Of course, since it's coming from Bugs, Jack ends up making a fool of himself.
  • Buddy Picture: Jack and Dennis are friendly rivals that travel together in the film.
  • Expressive Mask: The rubber wolf masks Dennis and Jack wear seem to "come alive" when worn, with their jaws fully moving and the eyes showing expression.
  • Fangirl: The sheep are all this to Dennis, much to Jack's disdain.
  • Fat Girl: The Native American squaw.
  • Full-Body Disguise / Latex Perfection: Again, Jack and Dennis's wolf costumes, in a rare example of this trope being used well before it began to appear in live-action works, and long before the Furry Fandom made such a thing able to happen in real life (i.e. fursuiting.)
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  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Dennis in his wolf disguise. Jack's wolf suit includes trousers, averting this trope.
  • Interspecies Romance: The sheep falling in love with Human!Dennis, and the squaw falling in love with Wolf!Jack.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Jack and Dennis both wear tuxedos when in wolf form. Dennis's also includes a straw boater hat and lacks trousers.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: The sheep act like this to Dennis as he sings, complete with 1940s bobby-soxer shoes!
  • Squee!: The sheep all basically act like this to Dennis.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The fat Spanish-speaking Native American squaw that keeps appearing to chase after Jack as a Running Gag throughout the film. She even apparently sees through his wolf disguise in the dream sequence!

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