Retro: The Unquiet American


Tex Avery
USA 1944
7 min

After beating up Sammy Squirrel – an effeminate Disney-like creature who purports to be the hero of the cartoon Screwy Squirrel enters a phone booth and calls Meathead the dog to get another plot going. After an extended chase, Meathead tries to end the cartoon, but Screwy offers him one more chance to catch him. The results are immediately complicated by the fact that both confess to have been twins all along; a revived Sammy joins the group. As Joe Adamson had ungrammatically but aptly noted, “Screwy Squirrel is Daffy Duck taken one step further that he absolutely has to.”

This film is screened together with <filmlink id=\"3129\">Stoopnocrazy</filmlink>, <filmlink id=\"3131\">Duck Amuck</filmlink>, <filmlink id=\"3132\">Incontinence: A Diarrhetic Flow of Mismatches</filmlink> and <filmlink id=\"3133\">On the Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious, or Can the Avant-Garde Artist Be Wholed?</filmlink>.

Fred Quimby
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