Believe It Or Else
Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on January 30, 2004
Tex Avery cartoon from 1939 which was a spoof of Robert Ripley’s Believe It or Not! newspaper feature and radio show. As Beck and Friedwald point out, some of the jokes are spoofs of specific Ripley features, such as the matchstick gag. The Ripley penchant for travels to exotic corners of the world is also grist for spoofing in the cartoon.
Ironically, Ripley produced a number of live-action short subjects for Warner Brothers in the early 1930s based on subjects in his feature.