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YMMV / Tex Avery MGM Cartoons

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  • Accidental Innuendo: "Bend over, Junior."
  • Award Snub: Despite making some of the most acclaimed shorts of the 40's, Tex never won an Oscar for any of his cartoons, and was lucky to be nominated twice—in contrast to the Tom and Jerry series winning seven Oscars and several nominations during this same time. This was notable enough to where an entire article was written about it on Cartoon Brew. Fortunately, Avery's films got a better reward later on—five of his films occupy The 50 Greatest Cartoons list (with four more as runner-ups) and one of his films even got inducted into the National Film Registry.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse/One-Scene Wonder: The hot female sheep from Sheep Wrecked. She only has three seconds of screentime, as a gag at that, but you'd be surprised at all the fan art that has been made of her, most of which is fairly recent.
  • Values Dissonance: Many shorts contain a liberal amount of blackface (usually as the punchline to an Ash Face gag) and other racial minorities such as Native Americans and Asians, as well as plenty of sexist or womanizing jokes. They tend to range from "awkward" to "only tolerable if you're forgiving of the time period." The uncut Droopy DVD set even includes a preface acknowledging this.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: "The Cat That Hated People." Several of the animators for it actually worked on Fantasia.

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