A Feud There Was
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A Feud There Was
A Feud There Was
Directed byTex Avery
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
StarringArthur Q. Bryan
Mel Blanc
Billy Bletcher
Music byCarl W. Stalling
Animation byVirgil Ross
Irven Spence (uncredited)
Sid Sutherland (uncredited)
Color processTechnicolor (3-hue)
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
September 24, 1938
Running time
7:40
LanguageEnglish

A Feud There Was is a 1938 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Tex Avery.

Plot

The short begins with an establishing shot of a family stereotypical hillbillies, the Weavers, whose members are all lazy to the point of absurdity. The only thing that awakens the Weavers from their perpetual sloth is the opportunity to feud with their neighbors, the McCoys. After a musical number (then a staple of Merrie Melodies shorts) accompanied by a radio commercial (ostensibly over KFWB), the two families begin feuding, firing at each other with various semi-automatic weapons. At one point, a McCoy asks if there are any Weavers in the movie audience. One man, shown as a silhouette against the screen, answers in the affirmative and fires a shot at the McCoy.

In the midst of the fray, a yodeling, bulbous-nosed, domestic peace activist who is accompanied by church organ music each time he speaks, enters the feud zone on a motorscooter bearing the words "Elmer Fudd, Peace Maker", and goes to each side preaching peace and an end to the bloodshed, only to get shot in the back (non-fatally) by each family as he departs. When Fudd attempts once more to preach peace to both families from the boundary line, both sides get furious at him and open fire on the would-be peace maker together. When the smoke clears, only Elmer is left standing. He gives a final yodel and says "Good night, all!", and the Weaver in the movie audience yells "Good night!," taking one more shot at the star as the film closes out.

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