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Foghorn Leghorn best Cartoons

Foghorn Leghorn is a vain and chatty anthropomorphic rooster, accustomed to repeating what has just been said several times; often sings the popular song Camp town Races.
In the various episodes he is often seen together with a basset hound dog, called Barnyard Dawg or George P. Dog, with whom he often argues; sometimes even a small stubborn and impatient hawk appears, Henery Hawk. which tries in vain to catch him.
Rarer is the presence of a yellow chick, the only child of hen Miss Prissy, originally called Egghead Jr, with bottle-bottom glasses, which he prefers to read.
The universal fame of this cock came without a doubt thanks to the Looney Tunes character created by Warner Bros. As an inner character, Foghorn behaves like the classic “bully of the suburbs” that is seen during his fights in the chicken coop that he does against his own opposing dog and his narcissism towards younger hens.



The Little Rascals

The Little Rascals or Hal Roach’s Rascals) is a US serial of short films shown in cinemas from 1922 to 1944, focusing on the adventures of a group of children. Produced by Hal Roach, the series is known for showing relatively natural behavior of children, as Roach and the original director Robert F. McGowan worked to capture the pure and raw nuances of being a child, rather than taking them to act imitating the style of adults.

Even more remarkable and ahead of its time, having put white and black boys and girls together in a homogeneous group, something that had never been done before in American cinema and instead was resumed after the success of Sympathetic villains



Conceived by Hal Roach, the series was initially silent, produced under the title Hal Roach’s Rascals: each episode, lasting 20 minutes (only 30 minutes), had a plot of its own, with children as absolute protagonists. The direction of most of the short films was entrusted to the director Robert F. McGowan, while the rest to another 13 directors; Hal Roach and H.M. Walker (plus nine other writers) edited the script with the latter who also worked on the writing of intertitles. When Roach changed the distributor, moving from Pathé to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1927, converting the series to sound in 1929, it took off further. The production continued in these studios until 1938, when the series was sold to MGM, which continued to produce it until 1944. Funny rogues is made up of a total of 220 short films plus a film, General Spanky, in which 41 children from the series. Since after the purchase MGM maintained the rights to the original Our Gang brand, starting from 1955 the eighty sound episodes produced by Roach were broadcast in syndication with the new title of The Little Rascals. Both Hal Roach’s The Little Rascals package (now owned by CBS Television Distribution) and MGM’s Our Gang package (now owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment) have remained in syndication ever since, with some new productions appearing over the years as Little rascals, produced in 1994 by Universal Pictures.



Unlike many other productions with children as protagonists, often set in a fantasy world, Hal Roach wanted to strongly root his series in real life: the majority of children in the series are poor and the “gang” is often clashed with children rich and snobbish, with zealous adults and parents and other such opponents. Relevant was the fact that the gang also included black girls and boys in leading roles at a time when discrimination was still common.




Gary Larson

The man who created the Far Side

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Gary Larson is one of the most famous contemporary cartoonists. He was born in Tacoma Washington in August 14, 1950.
He is the creator of The Far Side, a series of cartoons published by numerous newspapers around the world.
The Far Side is a strip composed of a single cartoon, often but not always accompanied by a caption that serves as a description. It is considered by many to be the best one cartoon series ever published. The themes of the cartoons are based on totally surreal comparisons between human and animal behavior, often exchanging points of view and relegating man to an “inferior” species.

From the description of what cows do when they are not observed by men, to the dangers of being an insect, to the father of a family who – in a house surrounded by fences and other houses – explains to his son that the singing of birds is a normal way with which an inferior animal marks its own territory.
In 1985 Gary Larson received a prestigious award: having given the name to a new insect species, the Strigiphilus garylarsoni, a chewing louse Larson said he considered it “a great honor”. Also, I knew that no one was going to write me to ask me to give my name to a new species of swan. You must seize these opportunities when they arise. “
The thagomizer – the group of 4-6 spines on the stegosaurs’ tail – owes its name to Gary Larson. The name, used for the first time in his cartoon, was in fact adopted by the American paleontologist community, becoming an anatomical term in all respects.

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One of Larson’s most famous cartoons shows two gorillas gazing at each other. One of them finds a human hair on the other and sarcastically asks: “Have you done any more research with that Jane Goodall?” The Jane Goodall Institute protested and – through its lawyers – had the author and his syndication receive a letter in which the cartoon was called “an atrocity”.
The institute was however put in difficulty by the Goodall itself, which instead declared to have found the cartoon funny . Since then, all the profits from the rights to that cartoon have been donated to the Jane Goodall Institute. Goodall then wrote a preface for the collection The Far Side Gallery 5, explaining the terms of the controversy and praising The Far Side for creativity, which often comes from the comparison and contrast between human and animal behavior. Larson also wrote in detail about the controversy in The Pre History of the Far Side.
In the episode “The book job” of “The Simpsons”, there is a quote from one of the Far Side cartoons: the real reason why the dinosaurs became extinct.

Larson married in 1987 Toni Carmichael, an anthropologist. Early in their relationship, Carmichael became his manager. Larson said “She’s my Pit Bull, but she’s a nice one.”
Larson plays jazz guitar and took lessons from jazz guitarists Remo Palmieri and Herb Ellis. He also drew the cover of the 1988 released album Doggin ‘Around by Herb Ellis and Red Mitchell.

Abbott and Costello

Abbott and Costello was a classic duet of American comedians who, starting with inspections and radio shows, emerged as excellent cinema actors in WWII. and after. They were named Bad Abbott and Louis Costello. Their real names were, first, William Abbott (1895-1974), and the second Louis Cristilo (1906-1959). Both were born in New Jersey, USA. Costello met Abbott in 1931, when he worked as a cashier at the Brooklyn Theater in New York. Costello asked Abbott to step in as a cue stealer because his actual partner was ill. During the 1930s, Abbott and Costello began their careers in burlesque, variety shows, music shows and movie theaters.
Costello insisted on dividing the profits from the shows 60:40 in favor of Abbotts. He was of the opinion: “comedians are like sand by the sea. Good stooges are hard to find.Abbott and Costello split in 1957 after problems with the tax authority, which drove both into ruin. Costello had also lost confidence in his partner Abbott, as appearances in his alcohol consumption, with which he – according to accounts – had tried to control his epilepsy, failed, and to another success, which could save the two financially, so far not was more to think about. Shortly before the premiere of their last collaborative film, Abbott had in November 1956 still trying to surprise Costello with a dedicated episode of the television show This Is Your Life. Instead of the two together again, but the program was rather a drab character, as u. a. the death of Costello’s only son on camera was made the subject and you also convincingly tried to draw a beautiful picture of the Costello family.



Although the duo broke up in the dispute, and Abbott is said to have learned of the death Costello only from a newspaper, as it was called in the media at the time, but the families were well friends, which ultimately had enduring character, and possibly an official ” Reconciliation “prevented the two only by the sudden death Lou Costello. Their popularity is unbroken. In the US, all of her films were released on DVD. Her TV series and many of her Colgate Comedy Hour episodes are also available on DVD. Groucho Marx once referred to Bud Abbott as the best stooges that have ever existed in the comedy field. Costello, on the other hand, can be considered one of the most talented comedians in film history, enjoying and still enjoying great popularity with his playful, almost comic-like nature.

Films

In 1938 they had their first nationwide appearance on the Kate Smith Radio Hour Show, and the following year they signed a contract with Universal Studios. In 1940, they shot their first film, One Night in the Tropics. Although Abbott and Costello had only supporting roles in this film, he was by the famous number Who’s on First ?, Which is difficult to translate into German, to her film. As a result of this production they were kept by Universal Pictures under contract and turned as the main actor 27 more films for the studio. In contrast, only eight films of the duo were produced in other studios. Among these 36 films made between 1940 and 1956 came a 1954 Cameo in Fireman Save My Child, which was largely prevented due to an illness by Costello (the two are only in long shots to see), and a few primarily for promotional purposes resulting short films in which the two had guest appearances.



In 1948, Abbott and Costello shot the horror comedy (Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein), in which they side with the then greatest Genrestars Bela Lugosi (as Count Dracula), Lon Chaney junior. (as a werewolf) and Glenn Strange (as Frankenstein’s monster) were seen; vocally involved was also Vincent Price as the Invisible. This film was an international success and the beginning of a series of movies in which the comedians are confronted with famous characters from the horror and crime movies. However, Abbott and Costello were no longer able to match the success of Frankenstein’s persiflage.

TV

After a few years, the duo also got its own television series (The Abbott and Costello Show), which was first broadcast in 1952 and 1953, as well as several radio shows. In addition, they acted in several episodes of the television live show The Colgate Comedy Hour as presenters, who always actively intervened in the action. Last but not least, they continued to be active on stage with their programs.

After the death of Costello, in 1959, Abbott led a 1967 broadcast animated series with the two as main characters in the way in which he also took over the synchronization of his own parts. Without Costello as an actor in front of the camera, he appeared only once, in a series of the series General Electric Theater from 1961 on. Costello also had an appearance in this series without Abbott, also turned off shortly before his death, the comedy The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock, which was first published posthumously. Furthermore, he also had several appearances in the Steve Allen show, also without Abbott, was therefore much more active for a solo career. A year before his death, he also managed a change of image, as he played in an episode of the series Wagon Train an alcoholic.


In November 1978, a biopic was broadcast on US television about the two, titled Bud and Lou, in which Bud Abbott of Harvey Korman and Lou Costello of Buddy Hackett, who had him at the cameo in Fireman Save My Child had played, was played. The film is content, however, very controversial.

Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz the father of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts

Charles Schulz was an American cartoonist and the inventor of the comic series The Peanuts. During his lifetime, Schulz drew over 17,800 comic strips and wrote the scripts for the television and cinema appearances of Peanuts. For his life’s work, he was included in the Cartoonist Hall of Fame and honored with the highest civilian award of the US Congress, the Congressional Gold Medal.
Schulz grew up in Saint Paul in the Midwestern United States as the only child of Carl Fred Schulz from Stendal in the Altmark, and his Norwegian wife Dena Bertina (nee Halverson). The family had their paternal roots in the Altmark, in Eichstedt and Baben. His father – as well as the father of cartoon character Charlie Brown – was a hairdresser and had his own salon. Schulz liked to read the comics in newspapers as a child, his favorites included “Krazy Kat” by George Herriman, “Popeye” by Elzie Crisler Segar, Milton Caniff, Roy Crane and J. R. Williams. Even in the first grade Schulz performed well, so that let the principal of the elementary school in St. Paul skip the fourth grade.



In 1934, the twelve-year-old was given a dog – a black and white promenade mix – who was christened Spike and later became the model for Snoopy. In 1937, Schulz made his first release in the comic book Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – the theme was an episode from the life of Spike. He had swallowed a small ball and, in the evening after he had eaten a portion of spaghetti, again choked it out. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! printed Schulz ‘drawing of the dog and a short text.
In addition to high school, Schulz completed a correspondence course in comic drawing at the Minneapolis-based Art Instruction Schools, Inc.



In 1943 he was drafted into the army. During his basic education, his mother died of cancer in February 1943. Schulz was sent to France, Germany and Austria with the 20th US Armored Division and participated in the liberation of Dachau.
Back from the war, he accepted a job at a Catholic publishing house in St. Paul. He wrote the texts in the speech bubbles for the Christian comic booklet Timeless Topix. Shortly after Schulz had taken up this position, also the distance school offered him a job. He then worked during the day for the Art Instruction Schools, Inc., where he corrected the work of the beginner courses, in the evening he made the lettering for Timeless Topic.

Between 1948 and 1950 Schulz began to send his comics to the Saturday Evening Post and was able to sell at least 15 pieces. Meanwhile, Schulz not only filled the balloons of the English Timeless Topix, but also got the French and Spanish issues for lettering. A short time later, Roman Baltes, the art director of the Timeless Topix, bought Schulz a small series of comic strips, titled “Just keep laughing”, about a small group of children.

Frank Wing, a colleague of Schulz ‘at Kuns He gave the drawings the title of Li’l Folks and was soon able to sell his cartoons – still nicknamed “Sparky” – as a weekly series to the St. Paul Pioneers Press.
In 1950 Schulz sent a selection of his work to the United Feature Syndicate in New York and signed in the same year a contract with United Media.
On October 2, 1950, the first episode of Peanuts was released, a name Schulz was always very unhappy about. He would have preferred “Charlie Brown” or “Good Old Charlie Brown.” The United Feature Syndicate decided over Schulz’s head that the strip should be called “The Peanuts,” and Schulz finally agreed after his concerns were ignored. The comic strip was published in seven newspapers, the agency paid Schulz for 90 US dollars in the first month.

The evolution of peanuts
The protagonists of the series were Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Shermy and Patty in the first few months (not to be confused with the character Peppermint Patty). Shermy and Patty gradually became less important and eventually disappeared completely from the cartoon. In 1951 Schroeder was introduced to the troupe, a year later Lucy and her little brother Linus. In 1954, the children made acquaintance with Pigpen, the eternally filthy boy. In 1959 Charlie Brown got a little sister named Sally. In 1960, the Beagle Snoopy became increasingly human and began to run and think on his hind legs. Since then, Snoopy’s kennel can only be seen in the famous side view.



In 1966 Charlie Brown met Peppermint Patty, who had narcolepsy. In 1968, Schulz introduced the African-American boy Franklin to his cartoon, and two years later the Bird Woodstock.
In 1971, the children’s group was supplemented by the serious Marcie, a year later, Lucy and Linus got another family addition, her brother Rerun. In the year 1975, Snoopy’s brother Spike, who has since been involved in the stories as a regular “guest star”, appeared.
At first Charlie Brown was allowed to be mean as well. Over the years, however, Charlie Brown was more likely to become the target of others’ ridicule, a fate he endured with ease. He is always somehow involved in the misfortunes of his friends, he suffers and suffers, as Charlie Brown is a caricature of the average citizen.

Famous Cartoonists

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A cartoonist is an artist specialized in drawing cartoons. The term is also used for people who create comics, comic strips and for those working in the field of animation. The artists, whose works have a “cartoon” style (from cartoon or comics), are also called cartoonists.A cartoonist traditionally begins with a sketch of the drawing done in pencil, before passing it with black ink, using either brushes or pens. The cartoonists whose work is used in web publications use digital programs.
Large comic book publishers (such as Marvel or DC) use cartoonist groups to produce jobs (usually with a group working on pencils, one for inks, and another for colour added digitally). When one prefers a certain type of style among the cartoonists , a character model is used as a reference.

 



Traditional animation uses specialized cartoonists, called animators who, through an interpolation process, take care of drawing all the boards that connect the movements of the characters.

Animator is a job title from the film industry. The Animator deals with the creation of single-frame movies (animation), either hand-drawn, computer-generated or executed using any technique. The formerly known designator animator is gradually replaced by “2-D Animator”, in contrast to the 3-D animator or computer animator .

The art of the animator is to bring the inanimate to life. “An animator is an actor with a pencil” , supplemented today by “or with the computer”. The training of an animator takes place nowadays mainly as a study, both at film schools as well as at private training centers. Being able to animate on paper continues to be the basis of the profession, only later does it specialize in a particular technique or one of the niche professions within the film industry. The use of computers is in any case, as well as hand-drawn animation is usually processed today in the computer.




Depending on the size of the studio and the size of the film project, an animator is a generalist, who masters everything from the idea to the figure design to animation and camera, or he is a specialist who moves under the guidance of other foreign characters. In addition to this character animation, there are for example, special effects animation, scientific visualization or animated visualization in design and architecture. Due to the rapid development in the field of computer animation also people without classical education can work as animators, provided that they have only enough talent or aptitude.

Elmer Fudd

Elmer Fudd the Hunter !!

Elmer Fudd is cast of the cartoon, starring in Warner’s popular Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes series. It has undergone many transformations since 1937 that first appeared, but it remains firmly the big opponent of Bigs Bunny and secondarily of Daffy Duck. It is false and pronounces the sounds of P and L as C. Its name means glorious in Old English, and the Fudd Surname comes from the word Befuddled, which means being confused.
Elmer Fudd’s father was the great queen Tex Avery. He first presented him with the name Egghead in the cartoon Egghead Rides Again (1937). He was stocky, with an egg-shaped head and a nose like an eggplant. He had a strange childhood voice and wore eccentric clothes. At the same time we meet him as a Daffy Duck hunter and as a boxer in other animated films. His personality differed from role to role, so he did not get an identifiable mark and become popular. In 1938 he first appeared as Elmer Fudd in the cartoon In a Feud there was. Now he is almost naked, he wears a semi-high, sporty suit and a tall collar shirt.



On March 2, 1940, Elmer’s Candid Camera, the first real movie of the hero, is screened by Chuck Jones. We see him in the countryside photographing nature until he meets a hare (the Bugs Bunny Archetype) that will make life difficult. This great creator undertakes to change the image of Elmer Fudd and presents him with a more well-formed face. It adds a chin and a nose less scrubby.

A few months later, A Wild Hare (July 27, 1949), which is the first real presence of Bagh Bunny, will be screened. Elmer Fudd appears with a full hunter hunter, and with his barbarian he is ready to shoot any hare found in front of him. One of the nominees is Bugs Bunny. This is the picture that will follow him from then on.



Elmer Fudd is the nemesis of Bags Bunny. But he always manages to get out of their confrontation. There is not a few times when he shoots the scandalous hare, but at the end he finds himself injured. He does not have the evil of malice, but he is obviously not the smartest person in the world.

The Top Time of Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny is Chuck Jones’s seven-eyed cartoon What’s Opera, doc? (1957), a parody of the Wagner’s work, considered to be the masterpieces of the art of animation. It is one of the few times that Elmer Fudd is a winner and will be distracted by this act. In the end, however, it is the hare that steals the show again. A great sample of Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck ‘s confrontation is Chuck Jones’s seven-minute film Duck or Not To Duck (1943), with the unprecedented Black Duck recitation.



Stan Laurel

A short history of Stanley Laurel

stan laurelStan Laurel, was an English comic actor, writer and director. Together with Oliver Hardy they were one of the most famous comedy twins in the history of cinema as Stan and Ollie.
Arthur Stanley Jefferson, as was his real name, was born in 1890 in Alveston, England. It was from a theatrical family. His father, Arthur Jefferson, was an impresario, actor and writer, his mother, Mantz, was an actor and his brother mixed up with his father’s theatrical business. From a tiny kid he imitated the clowns and yawned with the scene. He played in the musical hall, and in 1910 he collaborated with Fred Carno’s famous variety company, where he replaced Charlie Chaplin on a tour in America. For a while, the two comedians cohabited. Chaplin, known for his competition and intolerance, never mentioned Stan. Stan, on the other hand, never spoke badly about him: “Charlie was, is and will always be the biggest comedian in the world,” he once said. Around 1916, he left the surname, Jefferson, choosing Laurel for a basic reason: St. Jefferson contained 13 letters and, like most artists, he was also a precautionary one. He began to spin (with Universal) several short films featuring a character called Hikari Hiram and a neat peasant.
Lorel and Hardy first appeared together in The Lucky Dog (1921).



Before acquainting Oliver Hardy, he had starred himself in more than 50 films. The twin was created by producer Hol Roots, a spiritual father – along with director Lio MacCarey – of Hondros and Lignus, the most popular comedic duet of all time. They first met on screen at The Lucky Dog (1921) and played together in other films, like Duck Soup (1927), but as a real duet they appeared in Putting Pants on Philip, 1927, where Stan performed a young Scottish who comes to America to Olli’s uncle. In 1927 Hound and the Lion cast 13 films and in 1928 11 and until 1932 appeared in short and mostly silent. Among them are: The Battle of the Century, Musicals for Crying, A Perfect Day (1929), The Hunger and The Lost In The Box (1932), which won an Oscar for a short film of that year, a. After 1932, they began to produce feature-length pieces, among which some of the most enjoyable: The Hound and the Lion go to war, The Desert Children, Two Merry Scots, The Hunger and The Lion Cowboys, The Two Fools, Bardas Fournellos, Oxford.




More than 100 films turned out as a couple. The creative spirit of the twin was Lorel, who, although he was never a director or screenwriter, played a key role at all stages of production.

Stan and Olly the Comedians

Lorel and Hardy had a professional ambition alone: ​​they wanted to make people laugh. They did not shame illusions for themselves. Their methods and technique had many elements from the clowns, their humor was a succession of gag, their jokes made the children hilarious because they recognised in the faces of the two comedians their own clumsiness and innocence. Between Stan (Laurel) and Ollie (Hardy) the first was the nicest. He announced to Olli by phone that he was biting a dog and when he asked him where, then, Stan put the headset right over the wound as if his interlocutor was able to see through the line. In another version, Olly was smoother because he considered himself smart. And as he himself said: “There is no more trouble than the bastard he thinks he is smart.”

When Olly stared at Stan, he shuffled his head across his face. The cry of the cocooned terrified gaffe became a trademark of the American comedy.

For Stan, the comedy was his life and he continued to work after the end of the shoot, while Hardy hurried to deal with his favourite hobby: golf. Their comedies were simple in action, enjoyed by the constant twists and turns of alternating gangs. Minority heroes wanted to become socially respected and loving. They wore decent suits, hard hats, and they were addressing each other with a mystery. They gained an employment as pioneers or Christmas tree dealers, and if they were at the end of the sea, it did not harm them.



Gentlemen and gaffers, despite their serious style, they were immersed in puddles, casting well-formed backless unsuspecting ladies, trying desperately to get rid of a goat and they managed to raise a piano on a horse and carriege. Writer Henry Miller remarked: “It was the kingdom and the cake, and there were only cakes, thousands of cakes.” Stan’s point of view was, “If we’re going to get a movie with a tournament, let’s use so many cakes so there’s no room for a similar movie in the history of cinema!”

Stan Lorel and Oliver Hardy the most famous twin in the history of cinema, virtually ceased to exist before the clinical death of the couple. Their last film was turned to France in 1950 (The Young Robinsons). Kings of laughter were already weak and tired. But from the time they met, by the end of the 1920s, to the year when Oliver Hardy died, they were closely connected not only because their duo was selling them but because they were good friends: “Ollie was like my brother, we felt each other, although we did not often venture out of the deck.Our life outside the studio was devoted to sports and especially to the golf he loved.Our life was work and nothing else.I loved to watch the film in all I can assure you that we have never quarreled. ”


the Death of Stanley Laurel

On February 23, 1965, after a series of strokes, it became clear that Stan could not take over. From the hospital bed he whispered to the nurse: “I would rather ski than being here!” “You’re skiing, Mr. Lorel,” the nurse asked. “No,” he replied. “But I would prefer skiing from what I’m doing now.” A few minutes later he closed his eyes forever

Don’t mess with seniors

A 65-year-old man walked into a crowded waiting room of his local surgery and approached the desk.

The receptionist said, “Yes, sir, what are you seeing the doctor for today?”

He replied, “There‘s something wrong with my Johnson.”

The receptionist became irritated and said, “You shouldn’t come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that.”



“Why not? You asked me what was wrong, and I told you.”

The receptionist replied, “Now you’ve caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear and then discussed the problem further with the doctor in private.”

“You shouldn’t ask people questions in a room full of strangers if the answer could embarrass anyone,” the man said. Then he walked out and waited several minutes before reentering.

The receptionist smiled smugly and said, “Yes?” “There’s something wrong with my ear.”

The receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice. “And what is wrong with your ear, sir?”

“I can’t piss out of it.”



The lesson: Mess with seniors, and you’re going to lose.

Irish Diet

An Irishman was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet.

‘I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, then eat regularly again for 2 days then skip a day.  And repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds.’
When the Irishman returned, he shocked the doctor by having lost nearly 60 lbs!



‘Why, that’s amazing!’ the doctor said, ‘Did you follow my instructions?’
The Irishman nodded…’I’ll tell you though, be jaesuz, I t’aut I were going to drop dead on dat ‘tird day.’

‘From the hunger, you mean?’ asked the doctor.



‘No, from the f**kin’ skippin’!”