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"Sure it's necessary. I'M A NECESSARY EVIL!''

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  • "Feathered Frenzy" is really creepy, Woody meets a female bird named "Gorgeous Gal" but turns out to be an ugly old crow, she falls in love with him and drives him crazy, very unsettling episode.
  • Woody's first appearance in "Knock Knock" is Deranged Animation. It does not help that when he first speaks, it is in a very normal tone compared to the later wacky tone he is known for.
  • The ending of "Pantry Panic": after Woody and the cat spent a good part of the short fighting over who would be dined by who, a moose happens upon Woody's door. They both rejoice at the sight ("Meat!" "Meat!") and the moose, terrified, runs away. Next shot is the moose's bones all piled up, with Woody and the cat next to them, having just finished to eat it... and the moose's dead head can be seen behind them.
    Cat: "That was real good, but you know... I'm still hungry."
    Woody: (In an uncharacteristically even tone)"Yeah? So am I!"
    [They draw their knives and get back to trying to kill each other.]
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  • At the beginning of "Ration Bored" (pictured above), when Woody sees a sign saying "Is this really necessary?", he say to the audience "Sure it's necessary" and then gives a Nightmare Face of a demonic, toothed version of himself with green Hellish Pupils saying that he's a Necessary Evil, and then goes back to normal. And it's never mentioned again as the rest is light hearted comedy.
  • “The Barber of Seville”, which is one of the 50 Greatest Cartoons, features Woody Woodpecker as a barber. The idea of this crazed nut with a razor is scary enough, but when he s l o w l y extends the razor as he glares into the eye of his current customer? Bring My Brown Pants.
  • The title card of the 1947 cartoon "The Coo Coo Bird" - the headshot of Woody from the side looks creepy and almost looks like something from the Uncanny Valley.
  • In the cartoon "Alley to Bali" a Balinese woman tries to seduce Buzz Buzzard and Woody so she can sacrifice them to a cannibalistic evil spirit and almost gets eaten. The whole cartoon itself had a creepy and sinister vibe to it.
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    • The evil demon statue is pretty nightmare fuel. [1]
  • The live-action film has a number of moments where Woody is genuinely menacing, including a Shout-Out to The Shining.
  • While the taxidermist cat from "Woody Dines Out" had some goofy moments and ends up losing in the end, he still manages to give Faux Affably Evil vibes reminding one of a serial killer, not helped with them being paired with creepy close-ups of his face.
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