An old cartoon I saw on television
September 7, 2012 11:08 AM   Subscribe

In an old cartoon clip, a rider who was perhaps but not definitely yosemite sam goes to jump on his horse again, to ride off. The horse takes exception to this and nays: "Whoooahoahoah no ya don't!" and if I remember correctly, proceeds to stand up, reach around, and yank the rider off his back. What cartoon is this? Super Friday bonus points for a YouTube link.
posted by cashman to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
I can't find a video clip of it so perhaps my memory is incorrect, but I would swear I saw Mr. Horse do this on Ren & Stimpy.
posted by jbickers at 11:18 AM on September 7, 2012

I'm pretty certain the cartoon in question is It’s a Grand Old Nag. I remembered the horse saying the line "Gene Autry's horse gets paid a loot more than I do!" and googled that.
posted by Rob Rockets at 11:45 AM on September 7, 2012

I'm guessing you're looking for the character "Red Hot Ryder", who may have prefigured Yosemite Sam, much like Egghead was a prototype Elmer Fudd. There's a similar scene to what you're looking for, but not an exact match.
posted by LionIndex at 12:04 PM on September 7, 2012

I watched Grand Old Nag & it wasn't in there. I think you're right, LionIndex. I'll look around and see if I can find that scene.
posted by cashman at 12:17 PM on September 7, 2012

There is a Pink Panther cartoon built around the stubborn horse premise as well. It's a pretty common trope.
posted by mikepop at 12:42 PM on September 7, 2012

I linked to the cartoon I was talking about - there's a scene about 5 min in where the horse runs off without the guy, and the horse is clearly the brains of the operation. The horse just doesn't act in the manner you generally describe. Also, "Whoa, no you don't!" is a typical Yosemite Sam expression, although I think it's usually directed at Bugs.
posted by LionIndex at 1:15 PM on September 8, 2012

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