Tuesday, September 4, 2012
"Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" (Dell) # 114, April 1951: "Aunt Minnie's Money"
Elmer Fudd twied (err, TRIED) on a few occasions to impress wealthy relatives in order to inherit money from them. Perhaps the best-remembered of these debacles is the cartoon "The Wabbit Who Came to Supper" (Friz Freleng, 1942) in which his Uncle Louie promises him 3 million dollars as long as he doesn't harm any animals, (especially rabbits!)
But this comic story from 1951 (a reader request!) is a bit different. This time, the relative is Elmer's rich aunt Minnie, and not only is she present in the story (unlike the unseen Louie), she is impressed by neatness and hates cats and unintelligent people. Considering the story opens with Elmer Fudd falling behind on his house cleaning with Sylvester hanging around, he's doomed from the start.
Will Elmer get his money? Yeah, you can probably guess that answer. What will Aunt Minnie do with the money? That one might surprise you a bit!