When I first submitted Little Dee to the syndicates one observation made to me was “you seem to drop her from great heights a lot.”
I am a perfectly mentally healthy human being. Honest.
I grew up watching roadrunner/coyote cartoons and I have never, ever, tightrope-walked out on a power line with an anvil to crush anyone.
People make too much of cartoons, music, movies, etc.
Besides, is she not saved in the end? Dee has a lot less drama than The Perils of Pauline. I don’t remember you tying her to a railroad track with a train coming, or going down a conveyor belt toward a giant, running, circular saw with a dozen sticks of dynamite with a burning fuse inserted taped on top of her bound body. And Perils of Pauline was an olden time show – silents, even.
Way less violent that the Keystone Kops, Laurel & Hardy or The Three Stooges.
The very first movie that I remember Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in was some “comedy” vehicle called either “Cactus Jack” or “The Villain” (it got retitled at one point). It’s basically an hour and a half live-action roadrunner-coyote movie. I gotta tell you — seeing that stuff in live action isn’t as funny as the producers thought it would be. If they’d just stuck with traditional slapstick, it might have been different.
The film did have one line that has stayed with me all these years; so good that I always wanted to use it but never could: Charming Jones (played by Ann-Margret) asked Arnold, “So, what’s your name?”. Arnold replies with a straight face, “Stranger. Anson Stranger. I was named after my father.”
(Run it through your mind a few times. You’ll get it.)
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