Title - Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner
Director - Bob Clampett
Rleased - 1942
Interesting Fact -- This is one of only a VERY small handful of cartoons made in the early days to feature a combination of live-action & animation.
Reason for Placement --
This is a cartoon that few people have ever seen, it was rarely played on TV and wasn't particularly memorable. The story, which jumps between a live-action piano player and our animated scenerio, shows a moth getting ready to marry a honey bee, only to find himself targeted by a man-hungry spider (notice that I said man-hungry, not man-eating!).
So, like I said before, this is a cartoon that never really got a lot of airtime, it was shot in black & white, some of the jokes were cut for being racially insensitive, and none of the characters would go on to bigger animated shorts. So why am I putting it on the countdown? Simple: when I was a kid, I saw this cartoon once (and ONLY once) while watching my daily dose of Looney Tunes, and for some bizarre reason, I was never able to get it out of my head. I honestly have no idea why this toon would stay in my head for over 10 years, but it did, and for that, I think it deserves a place in the countdown.