Unnatural History

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Unnatural History is a 1959 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Abe Levitow, with a story by Mike Maltese. The cartoon is made up of blackout gags with no real story tying them together, similar to many cartoons directed by Tex Avery.

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Professor Beest Lee (a pun on "beastly") narrates over clips of animals and their quirky behavior. Scenes include:

  • Kissing porcupines
  • A Bugs Bunny-like rabbit sent into space and returning with an alien wife and kids
  • An orangutan that saws a hole in the ceiling to pull down a fridge
  • A beaver literally damning a river when a piece broke off
  • A man who proclaims his dog can talk (where all the dog's responses are barks though its actually true when we saw mentioning that he probably should've said "DiMaggio")
  • A groundhog who uses advanced technology to predict the weather
  • A mouse that scares an elephant but is scared by a tiny elephant (in a throwback to Punch Trunk)
  • A hospital room with a dog who has a cat latched onto his leg and won't let go
  • A chameleon that can blend into different color screen is soon interrupted by a plaid screen (which he doesn't want to do)
  • A dog patiently waiting on the front porch for his master that hasn't been home in years (his master was revealed to be Professor Beest Lee)

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