Tweety hides in a cupboard where some products with familiar names
can be found. There's "Grandma Champin's Oatmeal Cookies" (named after
the granny of animator Ken Champin) and "Ross
Raisins" (as in the animator Virgil Ross).
A canister of some unnamed product (maybe salt?)
is the next in a series of fine "Friz" products - named after
Friz Freleng of course. There's also a baking soda box from with the
brand name "Hadley Pert & Co." which is most likely
a play on the name "Hawley Pratt" - who was
a layout artist for the Freleng unit.
Wood Be Gags
Behind Bugs there are several names and initials carved into the door frame. On the right are
Mike, Friz and Ted for Michael Maltese, Friz Freleng and Ted(d) Pierce.
Then on the left
we see the initials "P.J." for Paul Julian - a background artist. His initials and name made it into a number
of films including Ain't That Ducky (Freleng, 1945) and Ballot
Box Bunny (Freleng, 1951).
Behind Bugs is a billboard for another in a long line
of fine "Friz" brand products (named after Friz Freleng).
The latest offering is
"Friz the wonder soup".
[Thanks to Haretonic for the pointer and an image of this gag. ].
The marquee announces "The Mighty Warner Epic, "Anthony Adverse".
There's also a "Dick's Malt Shop" across the street -
perhaps a nod to Dick Bickenbach.
Building a Name
Atop a building behind the inverted Elmer is a sign which
reads "Hadley & Pert". This is another fun
variation on Hawley Pratt's name they slipped into the scenery.
Pratt was the Freleng unit's layout artist.
The Right Stuff?
Bluebeard goes through Porky's medicine cabinet in a hurry
giving us a peek at some interesting bottles. Many of the labels have the
names of people: "Frizby Mixture" (Friz Freleng), "Maltese Minestrone" (Michael Maltese),
"Ted Pierce's Medicine" (Ted Pierce), "Dr. Foster's Panache" (Warren or Don Foster),
"Lydia Hokum" and (Chuck) "Jones Laxative". There are also interesting items like
"Castor Erl", "Little Liver Pills" and "Alky Haul".
Looking for Eggs?
Prissy finds herself outside of a
"Foster's Eggs". This is
a most likely a reference to Warren Foster,
the writer of this cartoon.
Note: see the "By Word of Mouse"
entry for another appearance by
Daffy on the Hadley Seat
The little black duck finds himself seated on a wooden crate in this scene.
If you look closely the crate reads "Hadley Scotch".
artist Hawley Pratt often used words derived from his
name and Hadley was one of his favorites variations.
Buildings With Familiar Names
First, there's a "Friz" sighting - Friz Freleng liked to slip his nickname
into the background scenery. This time Friz is a soft drink and the sign
simply implores "Drink Friz! Six
Delicious Flavors". But wait, there's more - you can also see
where another staff member gets a building named after him. This time it's
"Champin's 5 and 10" named after animator Ken Champin. And finally, there's also a
"Mike's Grill" to the far right, perhaps a Mike Maltese nod?
Three Familiar Names
The sign advertising the summer opera
"Barber of Seville" features the names of three people: Eduardo Selzeri,
Michele Maltese and Carlo Jonzi. Those three are better known
as Eddie Selzer (the producer), Michael Maltese (the writer)
and Chuck Jones (the director).