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Toons that got ill

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    MrCleveland Animator Forum Member New Member

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    Since everyone's talking about The Coronavirus, I thought of cartoons where a cartoon character is bed-ridden or is ill.

    One cartoon from Tom and Jerry called Polka-Dot Puss comes to mind as well as a cartoon from the U.S. Acres/Orson's Farm called "Swine Trek" where Orson catches a cold and has a dream about a Star Trek-like fantasy...and ironically both Garfield and Friends and Star Trek are BOTH owned by CBS/Viacom.
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    Not exactly an illness, but at least temporarily disabled, was Hair-Breath Hurry,where Bugs Bunny substituted for the Road Runner, who reported "sprained a giblet".
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    I forgot this Pepe le Pew cartoon called "Odor of the Day"...

    Pepe and Wellington BOT catch a cold and the only thing they say is "Gesundheit!"
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    Screwy Squirrel in The Screwy Turant...

    Screwy Squirrel tries NOT to go to school...and would reveal that he has measles at the end of the cartoon....
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    In The Night Watchman, the dad cat is sick in bed and sends his kitten to watch the kitchen.
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    The Flintstones had episodes in which Wilma, Betty, Pebbles, and Bamm-Bamm contracted measles. An episode of Lassie's Rescue Rangers, "Lost" focused on a young boy who caught pneumonia while he was lost in the woods. Finally, there was an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, "Albatross" in which the whole crew except for Spock and Dr. McCoy suffered from a strange ailment that turned their faces blue!
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    Futurama
    Eps: Cold Warriors
    The common cold makes it's return after being extinct for hundreds of years
    The 30th centry world is unprepared for the cold virus
    Ren and Stimpy
    Nurse Stimpy
    Stimpy discovers Ren in bed sick,and goes to exreme lengths to nurse his friend back to health
    MIB the series
    Agent J catches what he thinks is a simple cold/flu bug, but upon closer examination, it turns out to be a race of intelligent alien microbes. they must be removed from his body without harming them
    Osmosis Jones
    Osmosis Jones,the white blood cell is a street-wise rebelliious police detective patroling the innerards of Frank. The latest threat to Frank's health is an extremely nasty virus, Thrax. Thrax aspires to overrun Franks body ,and become the next epidemic
    Batman TAS
    Heart of Ice
    Batman refuses to let the common cold keep him from taking on the newest sub-zero criminal in Gotham City;Mr. Freeze
    Hare Tonic
    Bugs convinces Elmer that he's showing symptomss of the highly contagious disease, Rabbititis

    symptoms include rabbit-likr appearence, and tendencies
    Red and yellow spots before the eyes that star to rotate
    then, everything goes black
    After Elmer runs away in a panic, Bugs breaks the fourth wall to convince the audience that they might be showing symptoms too

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    There is also the classic Buzzy & Katnip toon.... "Cat-choo..."

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    Here's one...

    The Fox and Crow's Be Patient Patient...though The Fox isn't sick, The Crow makes The Fox think he's sick.

    Then there's a Hubie and Bertie cartoon called The Hypo-Condri-Cat where Hubie and Bertis make Claude Cat think he's ill and goes through surgery.
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    Here's two more...

    In the Muppet Babies ep "Slipping Beauty", Miss Piggy gets the chicken pox and spends time away from the others as Nanny takes care of her.

    There's actually a few episodes in Rugrats that illness is the main structure...

    In "Slumber Party", Angelica leaves the window open which makes her cousin Tommy get ill and he catches the flu as we as gastroenteritis since Tommy vomits all over his cousin Angelica.
    In "Chuckie Loses His Glasses", Angelica wears Chuckie's glasses and gets so nauseated that she vomits on her father Drew's sweater.
    In "Angelica Breaks a Leg", Angelica fakes a leg injury because the rest of The Pickles Family that she's staying with are busy with projects or TV Shows.
    In "Rhinocertitis", Angelica makes Chuckie think he's gonna be a rhinoceros...but it's Angelica that gets the case of rhinocertitis.
    In "Chicken Pops", Chuckie gets the chicken pox.

    But I have a better cartoon where a character gets the chicken pox....

    In the cartoon Dexter's Laboratory ep called "Chicken Scratch"...Dexter has the Chicken Pox and Dee Dee said that if Dexter starts scratching...he'll become a chicken. Dexter tries to resist scratching, but...he becomes a chicken!
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