Cartoons: A Plight at the Opera

There may be drama onstage, but it's all comedy in the balcony!

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Man coming in late to his box seat as the opera is ending.
“Well, I finally found a place to park.”
B. Tobey
December 8, 1951

 

Man commenting to his wife during an opera
“Sounds to me like he’s stepping on her foot.”
VF
May 17, 1952

 

Man pulling tickets out of his coat pocket in front of an opera's opening.
“Good grief, I remembered the tickets!”
Rodney deSarro
February 10, 1951

 

Man looking impatient as his wife comments during an opera performance.
“You won’t believe it, but when this opera was first introduced the critics thought it was terrible.”
Don Tobin
February 2, 1952

 

Man commenting during an opera performance
“What’s he waiting for?”
Bailey
January 17, 1953

 

Man commenting during an opera performance
“How many dead so far?”
Stan Gomberg
December 8, 1951

 

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Comments

  1. Hmmm. It appears to me there’s as much drama going on in the balcony and outside the theater as on the stage. It’s just going to get ‘stage loud’ once they’re in the car headed home. Numbers 1, 3 and 5 are my favorites. “What’s he waiting for?”

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