Monday, December 3, 2012

"Bugs Bunny's Christmas Funnies"(Dell) # 2, 1951: "Sylvester and Tweety"

Dell often produced thick, jam-packed annual Christmas specials featuring their various comics properties. For the Warner stuff, it was "Bugs Bunny's Christmas Funnies". In this story from the second of those, Sylvester thinks he's got a free meal ticket for the entire holiday season. His scheme? Ordering food at a restaurant, and, just before finishing, placing a tack in it and blaming the waiter, thus getting his meal comped. It all goes according to plan, until Tweety causes him to lose his box of tacks! There are some wonderfully expressive drawings of Sylvester in this one. Oddly enough, he seems so focused on his scheme, and distraught when it goes awry, that he never thinks of eating Tweety.

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