Please help! I'm asking for a friend who has apparently been tormented by this for years.
She remembers a short classic cartoon in which a hunter fails to catch his prey over and over again. Each time, he marches back to his house, into the house, and out the back door. He has a boot rigged up in the backyard that he uses to kick himself before he goes back out to try again, which is the running gag of the cartoon.
Re: Frustrated hunter kicks self with boot
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I can't place the specific cartoon; but there are a number of Terrytoons cartoons from the 1930's and 1940's reused the gag you mentioned.
The gag involved the bad guy (be it a hunter, cat, the Frankenstein Monster, etc.) using a Rube Goldberg-type contraption, with a boot on one end, to kick himself repeatedly in the rear after experiencing a setback.
I always liked this particular gag; it was certainly unique to the Terrytoons Studio. I don't know of any other Golden Age studio that ever used it.
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