The Brown Derby (“The Brown Turban”)
Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on January 30, 2004
The Brown Derby was a famous eatery in Hollywood for many decades, housed in a building shaped like a derby hat. The Brown Turban in A Lad in His Lamp (McKimson, 1948) spoofs this landmark. A not-dissimilar gag can be seen in The Isle of Pingo-Pongo (Avery, 1938), with the natives patronizing the Dark Brown Derby. The restaurant is further spoofed in Goo Goo Goliath (Freleng, 1954), in which a giant baby wears the landmark.