Comedy

Friday A/V Club: Woody Woodpecker Resists Wartime Rationing, Fights the Police

The 1943 cartoon Ration Bored

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Hollywood made its share of propaganda during World War II, but there were times when it still tweaked The Man. Here's Woody Woodpecker in Ration Bored (1943):

The only concession to political propriety here is the "Buy More War Bonds for Victory" card after the story is over. Woody even gets to go to heaven after he dies—and to keep tormenting cops when he gets there.

Bonus film: The draft board chases Daffy Duck to hell in Bob Clampett's Draftee Daffy (1945).

(For past editions of the Friday A/V Club, go here.)

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