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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.

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