Cartoons: Nutty New Year

May your new year be filled with laughter. Here are a few classic cartoons from the 1940s and '50s to get you started.

A couple walk through a neighborhood to a New Year's Eve party.

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A man speaks to a cocktail waitress about playing a prank on his New Year's Eve date, who is yearing a backless dress.
“She won’t need a noisemaker.” Exactly at midnight I’ll drop an ice cube down her back.”
Hank Ketcham
December 29, 1951



A man with lipstick marks on his face changes the radio station as his New Year's Eve date fixes her hair.
“Now we’ll celebrate New Year’s Eve in California!”
Henry Boltinoff
December 31, 1949


A woman speaks to her well-dressed husband as they leave a New Year's Eve party
“That joke of Mr. Pringle’s we all laughed so much over—what was the point?”
Tony Barlow
December 31, 1949


A couple ask a parking attendant if he knows where to find their car among the snow-buried vehicles.
“It’s a black two-door sedan—“
Douglas Borgstedt
December 27, 1947


A woman hands a long list of New Year's resolutions to her husband.
“I made a list of New Year’s resolutions for each of us. Here’s yours.”
Al Johns
December 30, 1950


A couple walk through a neighborhood to a New Year's Eve party.
“Now let’s don’t’ go at it like it was our last New Year’s on earth!”
Dave Geraro
December 31, 1955

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  1. Surprised that you didn’t put the name of the cartoonist of the ice cube cartoon: Hank Ketcham, creator of Dennis the Menace.


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