Who is the dog that said, "Yes, dear" in the cartoon?
April 23, 2011 3:34 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to remember the name of the animated cartoon (or the dog in the cartoon) that said "Yes, dear, right away, dear." In my memory, it looked kind of like the Pepe Le Pew animations.

I would love to find some clips of the dog saying, "Yes, dear" but cannot without the name of the cartoon or the dog! It might have been from the 1950s?
posted by PersonAndSalt to Media & Arts (14 answers total)
Was it maybe Blondie? Only the intro was animated though.
posted by ORthey at 3:38 PM on April 23, 2011

Response by poster: PS: The dog was very dejected all the time.
posted by PersonAndSalt at 3:38 PM on April 23, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks, ORthey. It wasn't Blondie... I don't remember there being any people in the cartoon. I think it was from the Bugs Bunny world, more.
posted by PersonAndSalt at 3:39 PM on April 23, 2011

Droopy Dog?
posted by vitabellosi at 3:41 PM on April 23, 2011

Also guessing Droopy Dog.. He was the elevator operator from Who Framed Roger Rabbit:
posted by mattdini at 3:50 PM on April 23, 2011

I'm pretty sure it is Droopy the Dog. He's also famous for being the elevator controller and for saying, "I'm happy" but seeming really dejected.
posted by Ventre Mou at 3:52 PM on April 23, 2011

Best answer: You sure it was a dog? Because it could be this cartoon.
posted by loquat at 4:06 PM on April 23, 2011

I remember this cartoon, it's from the early sixty's. He is wearing glasses, a shirt collar and tie. He was white (we didn't have a color tv) with long black ears. I am racking my brains, but this may help jog someone's memory.
posted by JujuB at 4:23 PM on April 23, 2011

Doesn't Daffy say that to Wentworth's mother?

Droopy had long ears, no collar and tie.
posted by Ideefixe at 4:28 PM on April 23, 2011

Mr. Peabody!(youtube link) okay, so he has white ears and a red bowtie...
posted by JujuB at 4:48 PM on April 23, 2011

Response by poster: Thank you, everybody! Sorry... memory is so weird. It wasn't a dog at all. As loquat intuited, it was not a dog, but a man.
posted by PersonAndSalt at 4:50 PM on April 23, 2011

Mr. Peabody!

I thought about Mr. Peabody from the description JujuB gave earlier, but Mr. Peabody didn't have a wife that I can recall... and wasn't sad at all. He was quite self-confident, in fact.
posted by RRgal at 4:57 PM on April 23, 2011

The "Yes, dear" is from a character on Fibber McGee and Molly: Wallace Wimple, "a hen-pecked husband constantly dominated and physically battered by 'Sweetieface,' his 'big ol' wife'." Wimple was voiced by Bill Thomson, who did the original Droopy Dog. There's a bunch of cartoons, including Disney features, where Thomson does a version of Wimple, and other pastiches like the one loquat links to.

I wish I could remember the specific one I'm thinking of!
posted by steef at 5:06 PM on April 23, 2011 [1 favorite]

Droopy Dog made an appearance in Who Framed Roger Rabbit where every sentence ended with "sir" much in the same way Wallace Wimple said "dear."
posted by SugarAndSass at 8:48 PM on April 23, 2011

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