“Don’t Touch That Dial!”

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 5, 2004

    Some sources have reported that this line was supposed to be said by the mother pig to her “son” the baby alligator in Baby Bottleneck (Clampett, 1946) as the critter is about to feed with his siblings. The reference, as well as the reason it was cut, are probably obvious. The cut itself is quite noticeable.

    This may have been a play on the well-known opening to the then-current CBS radio program Blondie, which was, in turn, based on the comic strip.

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