Saturday, August 18, 2007

Oswald: Not So Quiet, Oswald Can't Keep His Pants On

Oswald is coming.

26 comments:

Zam3d said...

And the "I´m coming, I´m coming" makes it worse.

......O.o

Kevin said...

The lucky rabbit? Who owns him nowadays?

Sean Worsham said...

HAHAHAHAAH that has some serious sick innuendos there! XD

T.E.B. said...

Oslwad is coming.

He sure is, John. He suuure is.

Tim said...

...

Wow.

The double entendre there can't be mistaken, but I was surprised that "come" was used in that sense back then. I actually went and looked it up and found this in an online entymology dictionary (www.entymonline.com)

cum
(v. and n.) seems to be a modern (by 1973) variant of the sexual sense of come that originated in pornographic writing, perhaps first in the noun sense. This "experience sexual orgasm" slang meaning of come (perhaps originally come off) is attested from 1650, in "Walking In A Meadowe Greene," in a folio of "loose songs" collected by Bishop Percy.

They lay soe close together, they made me much to wonder;
I knew not which was wether, until I saw her under.
Then off he came, and blusht for shame soe soon that he had endit;
Yet still she lies, and to him cryes, "one more and none can mend it."

As a noun meaning "semen or other product of orgasm" it is on record from the 1920s. The sexual cum seems to have no connection with L. cum, the preposition meaning "with, together with," which is occasionally used in English in local names of combined parishes or benifices (e.g. Chorlton-cum-Hardy), in popular Latin phrases (e.g. cum laude), or as a combining word to indicate a dual nature or function (e.g. slumber party-cum-bloodbath).

kate yarberry said...

thats hilarious, but why does the big fat rat have a missing foot?

chrisallison said...

I've always wondered why some classic cartoons that I've seen sometimes have compositions that are REALLY poorly staged (kinda like that first shot... sometimes the characters are doing actions outside of the screen and stuff). Other times it's more obvious, and doesn't seem like the artist intended it.

Any idea why this happens? Could it be the cameraman's fault, or modern transfer to blame, or that early cartoons had a different screen ratio.

*sigh* The world will never know (until Steve Worth chimes in).

Franky said...

I wasn't even thinking sexually, I was thinking scatologically and laughing hysterically. I had to replay it for everyone in my office. Thanks for a great laugh on a Friday morning!!

angello ///// said...

The next Animation Course Level 1, Lesson 2



:)

Chris_Garrison said...

What happened to that post about bland features that didn't make money? I was about to comment on that.

glamaFez said...

That's way more entertaining than "The Iron Giant", and a lot less time-consuming.

Gabriel said...

hahaha, cool clip.
Hey John, I've been thinking about the harvey comics artist who mixed tiny headed characters with big headed ones. What do you think about mixing animals with humans? Isn't it a little weird when there's a gang of kids but some are human kids while the others are anthropomorphic cats and dogs?

Ben Forbes said...

Funny little clip. Doesn't Disney own the rights to this little guy?

Whats happening with the blog? It recently has been losing posts, one on blandness and Ratatouille and then the Bland doesnt always mean money.

And question, what's your thought on the look of Lilo and Stitch?

Jason Barnes said...

how lude

Kali Fontecchio said...

"why does the big fat rat have a missing foot?"

Old cartoons require at least one missing limb per cartoon.

TamalH said...

And I always thought it was a more recent slang term. His hopping/skipping animation when he's "coming" is hilarious.

Art F. said...

That's the funniest goddamn thing i've seen in a LONG time! The big rat looks like Black Pete in Steamboat Willie.

Dan! said...

Haha! That had me laughing out loud. I love innuendo.

Matt B said...

I know this is a bit later than everyone else, but here's the bosko lesson from last week. Thanks for all the posts.

http://mattb1.blogspot.com/2007/08/animation-studies.html

ZSL said...

This reminds me.
Hey john. Did you see that hilarious and horrific "Oswald" costume mask that got posted on cartoon brew?
It's the thing of nightmares.

JohnK said...

Ha ha. That was great!

paul etcheverry said...

Bill Nolan rocks.

I promise to bring cool pre-Code cartoons on my next trip to L.A.

Eric said...

Honestly, youse guys. It's the Stephen Foster song "Old Black Joe." Also heard in the WB cartoon "Love and Curses."

I'm coming, I'm coming, for my head is bending low,
I hear their gentle voices calling Old Black Joe.
Why do I weep, when my heart should feel no pain,
Why do I sigh that my friends come not again?
Grieving for forms now departed long ago.
I hear their gentle voices calling Old Black Joe.

flashcartoons said...

i looked but i cant find a collection on Oswald.. does anyone know when the complete oswald dvds are coming out?

DH said...

Hey John K,

By the way you would totally dig this post by a CG animator, he's starting to evolve away from pure CG, and has a couple posts on environments (basically backgrounds) that you'll appreciate:

http://www.keithlango.com/wordpress/?p=678 http://www.keithlango.com/wordpress/?p=659
Please post back with your thoughts, if you got a few seconds. Thanks.

Bill McDonnell said...

In this cartoon, "Not So Quiet" it shows that Oswald have some superhuman strength like he could carry a gun a few times of his height and weight, could shattered a cannonball into pieces with one punch and could even shoved the sun back down. Oswald's super strength also shown in an earlier Oswald cartoon, "Fiery Firemen", Oswald saved a female hippo from a burning building and carried her with just one hand. Oswald must exercise a lot, also eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and soy and also take daily multivitamin pills.