Elmer Fudd

Some inspiration for The Man Who Went Out Shooting!

Our hapless hunter is partially inspired by the stylized cartoon movements of classic Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes character Elmer Fudd.

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Home Sweet Home

MC:  (sings) Home, home, sweet sweet home
     Be it ever so humble
     There's no place like home
        - SHOCKHEADED PETER, p. 22

In this scene, the MC is singing a portion of the 1823 song “Home, Sweet Home” with music by Henry Bishop and lyrics by John Howard Payne.

Deanna Durbin sings the song in the 1939 movie FIRST LOVE:

A completely different, acoustic take:

Complete lyrics:

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home;

A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there,

Which seek thro’ the world, is ne’er met elsewhere.

Home! Home!

Sweet, sweet home!

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home!

Moving like a Cat

Some inspiration for Harriet’s feline friends:

How to Walk Like a Cat: Tai Chi Walking for Beginners

1. Keep your head up high on your shoulders and look straight ahead.

2. Keep your centre of gravity low and your knees slightly bent. Do not lock out your knees, keep them soft and the joints open.

3. Move one foot cautiously off the floor, peeling the sole of the foot slowly from the ground as though it were partially stuck with glue.

4. With one leg raised, begin to place the heel down in front of you, slowly. Do not look at the floor or at your feet, but instead keep your eyes focused in front of you. This will help maintain your balance.

5. With the heel now on the ground, roll the rest of the foot forward towards the toes. Keep your arms relaxed and at your sides and do not hold your breath!