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Speedy Gonzalez - Banned in the USA
Hispanic Online ^ | 3/27/02 | VIRGINIA CUETO

Posted on 03/27/2002 4:37:53 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

From Warner Bros.’ Oscar-nominated Mexicali Shmoes, 1959:

Two Mexican gatos relax atop a bridge, where, wearing floppy sombreros, they enjoy a view of the placid, picture-perfect pueblo; José cat strums his guitar and sings as his compañero, Manuel, croons along. Suddenly… “¡Arriba, arriba, arriba, ándale, ándale, olé, olé, olé, ándale! – Hello, pussycats, you looking for a nice fat mouse for deenner?”

Manuel pounces, unsuccessfully.

Manuel - (bewildered) – “Andale, pues, pronto, pronto, el ratito…”

José – (shaking head) – “Ah, no… It’s no use, Manuel. This mouse fellow, he’s Speedy Gonzales.”

Manuel – “Speedy Gonzales? Who’s he?”

José – “Speedy Gonzales, he’s the fastest mouse in all Méjico. You don’t catch heem with the feets, you got to catch heem with ze brains.”

Manuel – “Brains? Where we get zees brains?”

José – (laughing) – “You don’t need no brains, I gotta ze brains. Come with me. We get thees Gonzales fellow…”

Like those Mexicali gatos, many cartoon fans would love to catch Speedy too. But nowadays, they’d need more luck than brains.

The veteran Looney Tunes hero, star of more than 40 cartoon shorts and winner of an Academy Award—for 1955’s Speedy Gonzales, his second outing co-starring Sylvester, the “greengo” pussycat—has been all but retired from the airwaves in the United States.

Since the late nineties, Speedy has been noticeably absent from the Cartoon Network’s daytime and prime time lineup, apparently for fear of offending Mexican Americans. And aficionados have launched a campaign to get him back, alerting other fans to join a letter-writing campaign to request that Cartoon Network restore Speedy to its rotation.

The decision seems to be a preemptive move on the part of Cartoon Network, which now owns the exclusive rights to all Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. [The Cartoon Network did not respond to several calls from HispanicOnline.] Jon Cooke, who runs the Unofficial Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Page, said he had received many e-mails about the absence of Speedy from such Cartoon Network shows as the Looney Tunes Show, Acme Hour, and the Bugs and Daffy Show.

“I get e-mail from cartoon fans all over the world, and in the five years I have been running my page I have yet to receive an e-mail from anyone who finds Speedy offensive,” Cooke said.

But CN officials say the network was instructed by its owner, Ted Turner, to stop showing the Speedy cartoons because of racial stereotyping.

“The problem with [Speedy cartoons] is the references to drinking, laziness, drug use, and womanizing (‘Speedy knows my sister, Speedy knows EVERYBODY’s sister…’),” according to Daniel Wineman, of the Cartoon Network Programming department, in a recent e-mail posted by Jon Cooke on his site.

“This isn’t worse than most any other WB character. However, since Speedy is Mexican, we’ve shied away from these ‘toons. Turner Broadcasting has always been super-careful not to promulgate any of these stereotypes and this case is no different.”

As Wineman points out, Speedy is only one in a list of now-controversial cartoons that have been archived. Reflecting changing notions of political correctness, many older cartoons rarely, if ever, now get television airplay, including the “censored eleven,” an infamous group of shorts focusing on black stereotypes.

Other censored cartoons include those with Indians, and cartoons from the WWII era, such as the Bugs Bunny short Bugs Nips the Nips, which has spurred protest from Japanese groups.

Speedy fans point out that the character itself is not the problem. “I think it’s mainly the OTHER Mexican mice in the cartoons that they are afraid of and not loveable Speedy,” says one fan identified as “snowpeck” on the Termite Terrace Trading Board, a message board for cartoon fans. “What they don’t realize is that Speedy breaks this stereotype by being a smart, hardworking, fast Mexican.”

Not to mention big-hearted. Endowed with street smarts that match his lightning speed, Speedy has a strong sense of justice and a healthy sense of humor. He can always be relied on to come to the rescue, despite his amorous pursuits:

(Mexican mouse #1: “You know Speedy Gonzales? Weel you get heem?”

Mouse #2: “Sí, I know Speedy Gonzales. I weel get heem. Speedy Gonzales, in love with my seester.”

Mouse #1: “Speedy Gonzales, in love weeth EVERYBODY’s seester!”)

His people’s protector—Speedy drags his mouse friends home if he thinks they’ve had too much to drink, and keeps an eye out for gatos and other predators who intrude on the mice’s home turf—it’s no wonder all the mouse señoritas swoon over Speedy.

Which brings us to another facet of this toon hero: Like other Hollywood Latino lovers, the chivalrous Speedy cannot resist the charm of a dropped hankie, a proffered flower, or brown-eyed glances from behind a demure fan.

(A crafty gato cooks up a contraption sure to snare Speedy and leaves it outside Speedy’s window. To catch Speedy’s attention, he attaches a note to the “present,” signed “Your loving Lupe.” Enter Speedy. Reads note. “Ah… A present from my loving Lupe. Such a sweet Lupe… I wonder which loving Lupe eet ees?”)

But lets face it. Speedy is not the only ethnic character in toon town to fall prey to Cupid’s arrows. There’s Pepe LePew, Warner Bros.’ debonair French skunk, whose defining characteristic is his penchant for falling in love and who continues to be featured regularly in CN programming.

And what say you to Disney’s Pepe Carioca, that samba-dancing, cigar-smoking, wordly parrot who guides an innocent Donald Duck through the ins and outs of Brazilian culture in 1945’s The Three Caballeros? Heck, even Droopy, MGM’s laconic and all-American basset hound, brightened up at the prospect of a date with a Latin señorita, although he must have had some Latino blood in him, judging from his many appearances as a torero.

Which all seems kind of harmless in light of the current revival of rambunctious—and often explicitly sexy—cartoons in the spirit of the golden (read pre-television) era of animated shorts, crafted for projection in movie theaters and meant to appeal to all ages. Cerebral slapstick, double-entendre, parodies of political figures, celebrities, and other entertainment genres were the norm.

We’re not talking skits the like of Comedy Central’s South Park, or MTV’s Beavis and Butthead, designed exclusively for an older audience.

We mean the kind of intellectual irreverence, always a staple of classic cartoon humor, that is experiencing a renaissance as producers seek to engage adults, as well as today’s more savvy youngsters, with such animated features as the Toy Story series and DreamWorks’ most recent release, Shrek.

But it was the release of 1988’s Academy Award-winning Who Framed Roger Rabbit? which brought back the feel of the 1940s cartoon heyday and put toons on a par, both intellectually and emotionally, with their human co-stars.

The storyline hinges on a heartbroken Roger Rabbit despairing over his wife Jessica’s rumored infidelity—(And Ted Turner is worried about a Mexican mouse with a soft spot for the señoritas?) Who can forget buxom, throaty voiced Jessica (“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way”) agreeing to play patty-cake with lecherous gagman Marvin Acme to save Roger’s screen career? In classic film noir style, the plot also features murder, bribery, a private eye driven to drink, and seedy underworld cabaret scenes.

.It’s also shock-full of cartoon gags. Most interestingly, the film presents the ‘toons as minority contract workers subjugated by the animation studios, which keep them under control and segregated in Toontown.

This portrayal of cartoon characters as entities with a life of their own, subject to the same trials and tribulations as humans, provides an interesting basis for their enduring appeal. Mexican American comedian Adrián Villegas uses it as a vantage point from which to explore the figure of Speedy, one of six characters he portrays in his bilingual one-man show, “Six Mexicans Named González,” his take on the Mexican and Chicano experience.

“I depict him as nothing like the character in the cartoons, but rather illustrate that Speedy (his stage name) is actually a suave Ricardo Montalban-like mouse thespian who immigrated from Mexico and was only playing a part—but a part he cared deeply about,” said Villegas, who sees Speedy as a symbol of minority rebellion and subversive anti-establishment politics within the Latino, and specifically the Mexican American, community. Excerpt: "Six Mexicans Named González"

Wild Wacky World

“The monologue is done tongue-in-cheek,” he said, while pointing out that “it celebrates the Speedy Gonzales character rather than condemning it. It tells the rags-to-riches tale of Speedy’s struggles with racism in Hollywood and what it was like dealing with the double stigma of being Mexican AND a rodent,” said Villegas, who dons a sombrero, mouse ears, and mouse tail to impersonate Speedy on stage.

“For the record, I love Speedy Gonzales. I did the monologue because I feel he was a character ahead of his time, and possibly the ONLY positive Latino character for several decades,” Villegas emphasized.

The character remains immensely popular. He continues to appear on official Warner Bros. Looney Tunes merchandise and was featured on Rhino Records’ Looney Tunes Kwazy Christmas, released this past holiday season, as well as snagging a cameo role alongside Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Michael Jordan in 1996’s Space Jam.

He also stars in an adventure game for Nintendo’s Game Boy Color, in which, as in many of his cartoons, he is called on to save his more vulnerable mice friends from the greedy clutches of Sylvester. But, the manufacturers warn, the item can only be delivered within the European Union and several additional countries listed—which do not include the United States.

In fact, although originally directed not to play Speedy cartoons, Cartoon Network programmers are reconsidering, and Speedy has been sighted—albeit in the wee hours of the morning—in recent CN programming, apparently in response to complaints from Speedy’s fans, according to Matthew Hunter, who runs Matthew Hunter’s Unofficial Speedy Gonzales Page on the Web.

“Now that there have been some shakeups in the Warner conglomerate, Turner has lost his previously iron grip on his TV channels, and because of it, CN has made an effort to show what they’ve been able to get approved,” Hunter explained.

The Speedy cartoon canon includes not only the Academy Award winning Speedy Gonzales, but three other Oscar nominees: Tabasco Road (1957), Mexicali Schmoes (1959), and The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (1961).

While most often paired with Sylvester and Daffy, Speedy also shared billing with such other classic Warner toon stars as Yosemite Sam, Granny, and Tweety Bird. Often, his sidekick was his “cousin” Slowpoke Rodríguez, the slowest mouse in all Méjico, who, despite lacking Speedy’s quick wit and fleet foot, was just as formidable an opponent.

One of Warner Bros.’ most popular characters through the 1980s, second only to Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny, Speedy was teamed with the Roadrunner for 1965’s The Wild Chase, in which Sylvester and Wile E. Coyote pursue—Should we add “fruitlessly”?—their respective nemeses during an arranged race between Speedy and Roadrunner. (By the way, do you know which of our speeding heroes crossed the finish line first?)

Despite Speedy’s auspicious beginning, experts agree that later Speedy shorts are of inferior quality, another reason why CN has shied from airing them, according to CN programmer Daniel Wineman. Nevertheless, the character’s popularity endures. His limited reappearance on the Cartoon Network’s cartoon rotation has fans exulting and feeling vindicated.

“Speedy is back! Now let’s see if the Hispanics complain,” crowed a Speedy fan on the Termite Terrace Trading Post message board in April.

“Why would they?” wrote back another. “They never did to my knowledge when Nick[elodeon] showed all those Speedy cartoons. I think sometimes the censors are afraid of things that aren’t really there.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: banned; racialstereotyping; speedygonzalez
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1 posted on 03/27/2002 4:37:53 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
This political correctness might just reach critical mass, if this kind of taking fright from shadows continues. It would seem that Speedy Gonzalez is a plucky little hero type that always manages to skip away before certain disaster befalls him, and for some people (quite a few, judging from the response to this latest exercise in controlling Groupthink), this is a most admirable quality.

Next thing you know, they will be attacking Steven Foster Collins ballads and Samuel Clemens' fictional writings.

2 posted on 03/27/2002 4:53:26 PM PST by alloysteel
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Elmer Fudd is next. You can't have cartoon characters hunting rabbits with a firearm. You can't have them hunting at all. And how about Yosemite Sam as an Arab beating on his camel. He's next. And then there's ...........
3 posted on 03/27/2002 4:53:30 PM PST by germanicus
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I wonder if Frito-Lay will bring back the 'Frito Bandito'? Remember the pencil eracers?
4 posted on 03/27/2002 4:53:37 PM PST by Antoninus II
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To: Antoninus II
Ooops! Sorry for the typo. Erasers!
5 posted on 03/27/2002 4:56:28 PM PST by Antoninus II
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I think sometimes the censors are afraid of things that aren’t really there.”

Yes indeed! I loved those cartoons! Aside from all that, Americans have gotten so PC that you can't laugh at anything anymore - unless it's so filthy that it's actually ceased to be funny and just gone directly to gross.

Another thing that's rather peculiar about this one is that Spanish culture itself has no reservations about poking fun at people for physical characteristics (although this is changing). People frequently went by nicknames - things such as El Gordo, El Moro, etc. - that would have gotten the PC police on your doorstep in an instant here in the US.

I'm sick of PC. Bring back fun.

6 posted on 03/27/2002 4:57:42 PM PST by livius
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"I think sometimes the censors are afraid of things that aren’t really there.”

That's precisely what the PC crowd are, imaging victums of crimes that don't exist.

Who wants to bet there's some lawyer in the wings, looking to shakedown Warner Bros for the "trauma" inflected by this racial insult.

7 posted on 03/27/2002 4:59:29 PM PST by gracie1
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To: alloysteel
Its time they outlawed fun. Everytime we have fun it is at someone's expense.
8 posted on 03/27/2002 5:01:55 PM PST by oyez
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To: Antoninus II
I used to love the old Frito Bandito commercials. I was so sad when he went away.
9 posted on 03/27/2002 5:03:53 PM PST by Ronin
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Sigh...The only carton we'll be left with is Scooby Doo. Great. What do we have? A white guy in tight pants, scarf tied coyly around his neck. Daphne, the red headed ditz. A seemingly unisex Velma. And Shaggy, brain fried on gawd knows what illegal substance. Stupid white people counting on a dog to solve mysteries. Where's the outrage??? Bring back some Porky, some Speedy, some Foghorn Leghorn, some Widder Hen for gawd sakes.
10 posted on 03/27/2002 5:08:01 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness
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To: livius
I loved those cartoons too! The more absurd and violent, the better! I still enjoy them, after all these years.

Back in the 60's, when people started worrying about cartoon violence, Hanna-Barbera started putting out cartoons that were supposed to teach something (usually with a NWO theme). I HATED those shows! Give me my anvils and wild takes!

My husband and I go round and round, he insists on watching them on the Boom Channel

11 posted on 03/27/2002 5:10:37 PM PST by gracie1
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
DISNEY'S "SONG OF THE SOUTH" BANNED IN AMERICA
12 posted on 03/27/2002 5:13:45 PM PST by Jethro Tull
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To: germanicus
And how about Yosemite Sam as an Arab beating on his camel. He's next.

These sawed off PC SOBs will go after Sam next is right.

13 posted on 03/27/2002 5:15:20 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
(By the way, do you know which of our speeding heroes crossed the finish line first?)

I've got to know. Anyone?

14 posted on 03/27/2002 5:15:52 PM PST by luigi
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To: small voice in the wilderness
I may catch some flak around here, but here goes.

I didn't like Scooby Doo because I didn't like how the smart girl was a frump and the cute one was a dingbat. Why can't a girl have brains and beauty?

I'll go get the briquets.

15 posted on 03/27/2002 5:18:17 PM PST by gracie1
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Reflecting changing notions of political correctness, many older cartoons rarely, if ever, now get television airplay, including the “censored eleven,” an infamous group of shorts focusing on black stereotypes.

That's a shame, really. I think it is important and instructive to show how blacks (and other ethnic groups) were portrayed earlier in time. Helps show how far we have come. What are they going to do next? Ban Fat Albert?

16 posted on 03/27/2002 5:19:44 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Wanna hear something funny? Speedy is apparently immensely popular on the Spanish-language "Cartoon Network". Go figure.....:)
17 posted on 03/27/2002 5:19:58 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Since the late nineties, Speedy has been noticeably absent from the Cartoon Network’s daytime and prime time lineup....

I don't know that this is completely accurate -- while Speedy toons aren't all that frequent, I do see them from time to time. The one guy I am stunned has never been attacked by the PC crowd is my fave, Pepe Le Pew; the way he forces his attentions on Penelope (in such a loveable fashion!). I would have thought the NOW gang surely would have had him removed from Saturday morning cartooning already.

18 posted on 03/27/2002 5:20:01 PM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Well, he shouldn't be banned, but I never thought he was funny anyway. About ten years ago I went to a little movie house--I mean tiny--in Seattle to see a show called "Black Listed Bugs", or something like that. It was a bunch of Bugs shorts that had already been purged. A lot of WW2 stuff. A "Murder Inc" van drives by with a neon sign on the side saying "Murders $10, JAPS Free", or something like that.The one I most remember was a real incredible parody of Cab Calloway and his band as a band of heavenly angels. Incredible cartoon. I remember debating the censoring of these 'toons with my young friends at the time, and I was the only one who thought it was wrong. This was approx 1992. I had been listening to Rush about a year at that point, and was fairly well recovered from liberalism.
19 posted on 03/27/2002 5:20:33 PM PST by Huck
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To: Joe Hadenuf
And Pepe Lepew is a sexual harrasment suit looking for a place to happen.

Mon cheri! Run with me to the casbah!

20 posted on 03/27/2002 5:21:02 PM PST by gracie1
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To: gracie1
You will notice that Porky Pig no longer has a stutter. Its just "Thats all folks..."
21 posted on 03/27/2002 5:21:05 PM PST by jurisdog
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
 (‘Speedy knows my
sister, Speedy knows EVERYBODY’s sister…’),”

No, no no!!  It's this:

"I will get Speedy Gonzales, he
is friend of my seester."

"Si, he is a friend of EVERYBODY's seester...."

22 posted on 03/27/2002 5:24:55 PM PST by gcruse
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
HHispanic Mouse 0 (as he loses award...)
Black Actors 3
Sheesh what an idiotic over corrective society!
We need more jerks like me to overcome this PC overboard!
23 posted on 03/27/2002 5:27:48 PM PST by oceanperch
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To: small voice in the wilderness
some Foghorn Leghorn, some Widder Hen for gawd sakes.

Your wish is my command, with Eggbert, no less:


24 posted on 03/27/2002 5:28:14 PM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Its funny though, we can have prime time shows, (The Simpsons and King of the Hill) that both depict male white Dads as complete bumbling idiots.
25 posted on 03/27/2002 5:29:11 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: Antoninus II
yes they were kinda greasy
26 posted on 03/27/2002 5:30:33 PM PST by oceanperch
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To: SamAdams76
The problem here is censorship. These networks have the right to air whatever they choose. At the same time wouldn't you say museums have the same right? Consider the art which they reject and the consequential heat they take for doing so. The Rats made the decision to take Speedy off the air, but when we don't show "terd art" they go ballistic.
27 posted on 03/27/2002 5:32:28 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I hope Taco Bell brings back the Chihuahua dog. Damned funny!!
28 posted on 03/27/2002 5:36:31 PM PST by upchuck
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To: small voice in the wilderness

Yay-ess!

29 posted on 03/27/2002 5:40:07 PM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"Often, his sidekick was his “cousin” Slowpoke Rodríguez, the slowest mouse in all Méjico, who, despite lacking Speedy’s quick wit and fleet foot, was just as formidable an opponent."

Anyone know why Slowpoke Rodriguez was just as formidable? We found out in one episode when Manuel yelled at Jose, "Jose, Jose! Slowpoke Rodriguez - he pack a gun!" At which point Slowpoke blows Jose away!

30 posted on 03/27/2002 6:09:48 PM PST by DaGman
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
When was the last time anyone saw "The Little Rascals".

"I wish I had a watermelon, I wish I had a watermelon"

"If you are going to wish , wish for something big".

"I wish I had a big watermelon".

31 posted on 03/27/2002 6:43:14 PM PST by TheHound
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection;FreedomFriend;rightofrush;Joaquin;blueriver;Semaphore Heathcliffe;WDG55513...
I guess this is the equivolent of rolling out the welcome mat for for the illegals....kinda like saying "welcome to America. We will bend over backwards to make sure you're not offended......but you can offend us all you like.

PING!!

32 posted on 03/27/2002 6:50:01 PM PST by sweetliberty
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To: luigi
If my memory is right, it was Speedy.
33 posted on 03/27/2002 7:16:48 PM PST by Stefan Stackhouse
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To: sweetliberty
fly your flag at half staff..The United Ststes is dead!
34 posted on 03/27/2002 7:16:54 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Yeah, and if you remember Yosemite Sam, he no longer has a firearm or bullets.
35 posted on 03/27/2002 7:23:51 PM PST by Buckeroo
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To: livius
"People frequently went by nicknames - things such as El Gordo, El Moro, etc"

One show on my family's favorite Spanish channel is titled "El Gordo y La Flaca".

36 posted on 03/27/2002 7:33:25 PM PST by Tauzero
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To: sweetliberty
We will bend over backwards to make sure you're not offended...

And we'll bend over forwards and let you .... us.

37 posted on 03/27/2002 7:46:10 PM PST by Dawgsquat
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To: sweetliberty
Bump. This is too much for me.
38 posted on 03/27/2002 7:50:57 PM PST by Brownie74
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To: Dawgsquat
"And we'll bend over forwards and let you .... us."

Yeah, well I considered that and decided it would be unladylike to post it, but the point is well taken.

39 posted on 03/27/2002 8:03:21 PM PST by sweetliberty
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To: gracie1
And Pepe Lepew is a sexual harrasment suit looking for a place to happen.

Plus, he's a stinky French skunk...talk about your stereotypes ;-)

40 posted on 03/27/2002 8:06:11 PM PST by scan58
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Hey! Meester Turner! Speedy Gonzalez has a message for you!

He's almost giving Ted the bird...

41 posted on 03/27/2002 8:13:35 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I think sometimes the censors are afraid of things that aren’t really there.”

It's called paranoia, and there is a lot of it speading across the United States. Oh my gosh, we better not show that on TV because it might offend somebody. I can understand if people were actually complaining about Speedy Gonzalez, but to rationalize not showing it on TV because it could conceivably offend somebody is just plain nuts. I think somebody needs to have their head examined.

42 posted on 03/27/2002 10:35:06 PM PST by usadave
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To: gracie1
Back in the 60's, when people started worrying about cartoon violence, Hanna-Barbera started putting out cartoons that were supposed to teach something (usually with a NWO theme). I HATED those shows! Give me my anvils and wild takes!

Please. Hanna-Barbera lost it after the Magilla Gorilla/Peter Potamus shows' cartoons. (I'm surprised the anti-gun nuts haven't started beating on the tom toms to ban Ricochet Rabbit and his sneaky bullets - you know, the ones that would stop in front of the bad guys and display anything from oversized mallets to lariats to drill bits and saw blades - or Punkin' Puss and Mushmouse.) Though I still think the funniest H-B 'toon of them all was Top Cat.

I'll take my Acme Hours any old time. One Chuck Jones is worth a thousand Hanna-Barberas and as many Rocky and Bullwinkles.
43 posted on 03/27/2002 10:55:25 PM PST by BluesDuke
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To: jurisdog
You will notice that Porky Pig no longer has a stutter. Its just "Thats all folks..."

Allow me, then...

Ebadee-ebadee-ebadee-eba-that's all, folks!
44 posted on 03/27/2002 10:57:43 PM PST by BluesDuke
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To: Dawgsquat
But let's remember Stengel's Law: If I'm gonna get buggered, I don't want an amateur holding the Vaseline pot.
45 posted on 03/27/2002 10:59:29 PM PST by BluesDuke
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
All Speedy has to do is run across the border,and Bubba-2 will make him a US citizen.

BTW,am I the only one who picked up on the fact that making Pepe La Phew talk with a French accent promotes the stereotype of the French not bathing? At least we can still joke about the French. They're white.

46 posted on 03/27/2002 11:53:41 PM PST by sneakypete
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To: alloysteel
Yucca Mountain

YEEEEEEPA!, YEEEEEEEPA!

47 posted on 03/28/2002 12:02:02 AM PST by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: usadave
It's called paranoia,

I don't think that is what is happening in this case. This is just another example of how Red Ted Turner thinks. Anybody remember how he pushed that Marxist propoganda series,"Captain Planet and the Planeteers"? ALL white busiessmen were evil,and the purpose of business was to destroy the planet? Remember the Planeteers representing every minority on Earth,and gathering together to defeat the evil white man? Pure Turner. Crap like this is how he earned the tag "Red Ted".

48 posted on 03/28/2002 12:07:11 AM PST by sneakypete
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To: livius
Tooth Fairy bump when it really hurt, 1965.

Speedy will always be a "TALL TALE" to the little people!

49 posted on 03/28/2002 12:08:41 AM PST by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: BluesDuke
One Chuck Jones is worth a thousand Hanna-Barberas and as many Rocky and Bullwinkles.

You dare to say this about Rocky and Bullwinkle? Go wash your mouth out with soap!

50 posted on 03/28/2002 12:09:27 AM PST by sneakypete
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