Cartoon: Say, boy, can yo' speak animal talk?

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Title

Cartoon: Say, boy, can yo' speak animal talk?

Creator

Description

Cartoon printed in September 1926 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The image depicts two characters, labeled "Big Shot from Winchester" and "Indian Guide," and also a "Bird Dog" and a bird. The caption below the image presents a dialog:

"Say, boy, can yo' speak animal talk?"
"Sho' can."
"Well, next time yo' sees a skunk, ast him what's de big idea."

The author of the cartoon is Ozzie Nelson (Oswald George Nelson), Rutgers class of 1927. Nelson became famous as the co-creator of the long-running radio and TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. He was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1989.

Date

1926-09

Language

English

Page

11

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Citation

Nelson, Ozzie, “Cartoon: Say, boy, can yo' speak animal talk?,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 26, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/531.