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Cucamonga

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 5, 2004

    Real town in California which was used as part of Mel Blanc’s famous Railroad Announcer Gag on the Jack Benny Radio Program. The announcer would announce a train leaving for “Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc - - - amonga”.

    The gag was imported to the studio’s cartoons on occasion. Daffy Duck uses the gag at the end of Daffy Duck Slept Here (McKimson, 1948) in order to get the sleepy Porky Pig to step out of a hotel window. Bugs uses a variation on it in The Hasty Hare (Jones, 1952), announcing a flying saucer leaving for “Venus, Neptune, Jupiter, the Dog Star and Mars.”

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