Aviation Vacation: How well do you remember this classic toon?

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When it aired in 1941, the Merrie Melodies cartoon "Aviation Vacation" was a promise as much as it was entertainment. Commercial flights were becoming attainable to more Americans each year; in 1940 alone, more than 2 million Americans flew in an airplane. The costs per mile were decreasing while the number of flights was increasing. Destinations that were, just ten years ago, unreachable were now merely a few hours away. Places folks had only seen in books were now available to visit.

While commercial aviation was still decades away from its peak in ubiquity, the promise was there. With a team of incredible animators, director Tex Avery capitalized on this promise, offering audiences a glimpse at what would come with "Aviation Vacation."

So how well do you remember the toon? Even if you haven't watched "Aviation Vacation" recently, take a shot at this quiz, and maybe you'll learn something, or remember something, about this historical toon.

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  1. Where does the plane take off from?
  2. When the plane passes Mount Rushmore, what political opponents are featured?
  3. The Irish Tenor stops mid-song to yell at the projectionist about a stray "hair" ruining the shot. This gag is reused in which later Tex Avery toon?
  4. What text is missing in the opening title sequence?
  5. What song does the Irishman sing?
  6. A series of beautiful butterflies is disrupted by an ugly one, who says which of the following?
  7. Rare for a "Merrie Melodies" toon, the "Looney Tunes" is heard here. What is its title?
  8. This short was released after Tex Avery left Warner Bros. What studio did he work for next?
  9. Where does the plane land?
  10. Who voices the narrator?

Aviation Vacation: How well do you remember this classic toon?

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2ndEngineee 8 months ago
I missed one, It has not been on Sat Morning Cartoons , not sure about during the week though. It was based on the Traveltaks by James Fitzpatrick
Kramden62 8 months ago
7/10. I guessed on most of them as I haven't even seen this short.
texasluva 11 months ago
8 out of 10 and that taint bad Doc

daDoctah 11 months ago
You can get #3 right without even knowing that "Aviation Vacation" existed. Or maybe not, considering how hacked to pieces "The Magical Maestro" has become because of all the supposedly offensive gags it contains (those who never saw the original missed one of Avery's best gags, the reference to the Ink Spots).
graceful1970 11 months ago
Ready for takeoff, you got: 7 out of 10
JeffPaul76 11 months ago
"Ready for takeoff, you got: 7 out of 10" "You're clear to land, pilot! Thanks for the safe travels!" -----I got 1, 4, and 6 wrong.
JeffPaul76 JeffPaul76 11 months ago
I had never seen or heard about this cartoon until I saw this article about it. I still haven't watched it, when will it be on MeTV, or Toon In With Me?
Cougar90 11 months ago
7 out of 10. I had to guess on most of them.
Gossemer 11 months ago
8/10 memory aint what it used to be. Loved this one though. I always enjoyed the nutty cartoons like this, fishing, cars, house etc. The gags were always hilarious.
Peter_Falk_Fan 11 months ago
7/10 I had a couple of lucky guesses. It's been a while since I've seen it.
Andybandit 11 months ago
I got 4/10. I got #2, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10 wrong. I am probably the only one who never heard off or saw this cartoon.
JeffPaul76 Andybandit 11 months ago
No you're not! I never saw or heard of it either.
Kramden62 JeffPaul76 10 months ago
That makes three of us.

For some reason, I'm not too much of a fan of Tex Avery's work.
CaptainDunsel 11 months ago
It's fair to say that, since I don't think I ever saw this cartoon, these were some lucky guesses.
As it was, I crashed on takeoff with #1, got blind-sided on #5, and made a Barbera-ic mistake on #8.
Maverick66 11 months ago
4/10. Obviously don't remember this one.
MrsPhilHarris 11 months ago
3/10 😳 I’m sure I’ve seen it but I don’t remember it. 🤔
Me too, I have no memory of it, if they supplied some stills it would have helped a whole lot.
On every other quiz they show stills from the cartoon in question, but not here.
So I had to guess on every question:
"Ready for takeoff, you got: 7 out of 10.
You're clear to land, pilot! Thanks for the safe travels!"
You did a lot better than me!
Moody 11 months ago
6/10. It's been awhile since I've seen this cartoon.
Snickers 11 months ago
8/10 Not bad since I don't even remember this cartoon.
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