Why is it considered "cute" if a cartoon penguin pulls out a gun and threatens to shoot somebody... but if I were to do that I'd probably end up arrested?
Feathers McGraw from Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
I need a Davecation.
I bet a lot of people would think you were cute if you pulled out a gun Dave… okay, maybe not…
Not cute by my definition. That’s one ugly heat-packing duck.
Comic relief … we all have someone we’d like to blow away in our fantasies. 🙂
The reason may be that you’re not partial to wearing rubber glove hats.
you have to wear a tux, then you’ll be set
You might be able to get away with it if you put a red rubber glove on your head to disguise yourself.
It worked for Feathers McGraw.
There’s a channel over here that plays the 3 wallace and gromit short films back to back on a regular basis, and I never get tired of watching them. But don’t forget, that penguin is dangerous… and ends up in prison – despite his cuteness!
It’s the suit. If you had on a snazzy tux like that, you’d probably be mobbed by hot (and not) women like James Bond instead. It’s all in the presentation, ‘luv. 😉
I don’t know – people might just look at you and say “Awww, wook at the cute widdle Dave with the gun!”
I find it thoroughly menacing if a cartoon penguin points a gun at me. If it’s a human, I can reason with him/her and try to negotiate my way out of that perilous situation. If I’m killed anyway, I can at least tell myself that I tried.
Cartoon penguin? Unless I speak Penguese, I’m screwed. There’s no weaseling my way out of that one.
I need a Davecation
Don’t we all?
BTW, I find the penguin hilarious.
Because you don’t have a beak.
Beak + Gun = Cute.
No Beak + Gun = Jail.
But I bet you could bribe your way out of jail with some free t-shirts. Cuteness is over-rated, free t-shirts, however, are not…
You may get arrested, but Bad Monkey won’t!
I guess same reason Roadrunner is cute when he kills Wile E. Coyote a couple of times per episode.
yeah, so not cute.
Context is everything. I work for an airline and I’ve observed that two pilots can say the same words to a flight attendant. The F/A will respond favourably if the pilot is handsome. If the pilot is unattractive, the F/A will file sexual harrassment charges.
Same words, different penguin…
It’s the same way Gangsta Dave is cute holding up his gat while rapping about three spaces…..cute animation!!! 🙂
I agree with Kevin–not so cute, mostly menacing.
But if Gromit held a gun? Hmmm…that’s a tough one…
Wooh! First comment for me!
Anyway, Bad Monkey would probally end up in the zoo, just like Mr McGraw. It’d be nice if he got a room with a view too.
Anyway, love the blog Daveydoos. I always thought about blogging, then i remembered that i probally cannot be arsed. So I read yours instead! Love the cartoons, and tried to do some of my own, but they’re so bad, they wont touch any copywright issues.
Anyway, must go. From your biggest fan in England! Come to Milton Keynes! There aint a Hard Rock, but it shows you how bad England really is!
I don’t know, Dave. Why do people laugh when I threaten to gut them like a fish? It’s one of those mysteries of life.
I bet you’d be cute too – and if you wore a tux, you’d be sexy (ala James Bond). 😉
It’s definitely the clothes…look at all the mobsters in movies. They almost look suave shooting everything that moves because of the suits.
I’m not even going into the violence in cartoons…you can get away with almost anything as long as it’s animated.
Why do people drive on a parkway and
park in a driveway?
It’s just another one of the mysteries
of the universe…
If you looked like that and pulled a gun on me,I’d think you were cute, too.
But then I would squash you with my foot. (I mean, you’d be, like, a foot tall?)
Because guns? Not cute.
The chase scene on the train in The Wrong Trousers is classic – perhaps the best evah.
Feathers is a classy dude. I could see the two of you facing off in a cartoony type scenario
I think if an actual cartoon penguin were walking down the street and pulled out a gun it might not be so cute. Actually, it sounds like a weird nightmare.