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“Coming, Mother!”

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 5, 2004

    Phrase usually uttered in a cracked, adolescent voice by Henry Aldrich, played mostly by Ezra Stone, on the radio show The Aldrich Family.

    Used in a variety of Warner Brothers cartoons, including

  • Farm Frolics (Clampett, 1941) by a mother and son ant
  • Hollywood Steps Out (Avery, 1941) with Henry Fonda saying it
  • Goofy Groceries (Clampett, 1941) said by the gorilla
  • Book Revue (Clampett, 1946) said by Henry VIII

    The horse in the Private Snafu short The Home Front (Tashlin, 1943) also uses the phrase.

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