Who is this hillbilly doll character?
March 13, 2014 1:09 PM   Subscribe

I would like to know who this character is and if possible what company made it and when.

Someone else posed the question to Cartoon Brew but all the answers seem incorrect to me. You might check that out first before replying.
posted by clockworkjoe to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Dang! I've seen these guys...the dark rings around the eyes are the big clue.

Thought it might be a Clampett creation (see "Injun Trouble" with Porky Pig) or the Musical Mountaineers from Betty Boop but neither of those is quite right. Still searching...
posted by turtlegirl at 2:21 PM on March 13, 2014

It looks like something Robert Crumb would draw.
posted by michellenoel at 2:29 PM on March 13, 2014

I think they're from old Hanna Barbera cartoons, probably Bugs Bunny. They have a variation on that character in a lot of their shows.
posted by fshgrl at 3:00 PM on March 13, 2014

Argh. Looney Tunes, not Hanna Barbera. You'd think I didn't spend 10000 hours watching these as a kid or something.

He's definitely from an older cartoon, I remember the character. It wasn't a brightly colored show like modern animation, more of a dull palate but the chacters talked I think so probably 60s or earlier?
posted by fshgrl at 3:10 PM on March 13, 2014

And I think he was a miner if that helps searching for it.
posted by fshgrl at 3:29 PM on March 13, 2014

I thought of Alice the Goon, which I see a number of folks on Cartoon Brew thought of as well, but also Pass the Biscuits Mirandy! I don't think either of those are right, but they're as close as anything I see in the Cartoon Brew thread and may help others here with eliminating vague memories.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 3:51 PM on March 13, 2014

Almost but not quite: Snuffy Smith.
posted by auntie maim at 6:23 PM on March 13, 2014

Searching and searching, but I keep coming back to Paul Webb's Mountain Boys.
posted by terrapin at 6:32 PM on March 13, 2014

They look an awful lot like Eugene the Jeep from Popeye, although they obviously aren't.
posted by novelgazer at 8:36 PM on March 13, 2014

And I was thinking Willy from Mt. Dew. But it's not exactly right.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 7:33 AM on March 14, 2014

This looks so familiar... If you draw them you get something very much like a Merrie Melodies hillbilly character. This was from "A Feud There Was" (1938). The eyes are a very similar style, as are the eyebrows and mouth.
posted by Dragonness at 1:48 PM on March 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

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