251. Dog-Gone Tired – Tex Avery

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SUMMARY: When a rabbit overhears a hunter telling his dog that he’ll never catch a rabbit if he doesn’t get a good night’s sleep, the rabbit sets out to continually disrupt the dog’s slumber.

WHY IT’S HERE: A lesser-know Tex Avery short, ‘Dog-Gone Tired’ has a typically simple process which Avery is able to milk for maximum laughs. Rather than produce yet another chase film, Avery has here created a pre-chase film, in which the prey does everything he can to ensure that the chase never takes place by tiring out the would-be hunter before it even begins. Such subtly subversive tactics were what frequently set Avery’s cartoons apart from more run-of-the-mill material.

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