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“I Don’t Get It”

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    One of the catch-phrases on the pseudo game/panel show It Pays to Be Ignorant, which first aired in 1942. Usually this phrase, associated with panelist Harry McNaughton, would be preceeded by a burst of laughter following a bad joke. Oddly, the exact same gag is used in The Penguin Parade (Avery, 1938) by the little penguin who is told the joke about the two old mules in the Army by a jolly, Avery-voiced walrus.

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