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Wild Wife
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Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: February 20, 1954
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Rod Scribner
Charles McKimson
Phil DeLara
Herman Cohen
Layouts: Robert Givens
Backgrounds: Richard H. Thomas
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Marsha
John
Preceded By: Feline Frame-Up
Succeeded By: No Barking
Wild Wife

Wild Wife

Wild Wife is a 1954 Merrie Melodies short directed by Robert McKimson.

Title

The title is a pun of "Wild Life".

Plot

John comes home from work and immediately starts asking exhausted wife Marsha if she finished his chores. She finished them all but one (mowing the lawn), so he asks what she did with all her time, suggesting she frittered it away.

Marsha describes listening to him snoring all night, then jumping out of bed to make breakfast for him, their kids and the family cat. She then cleaned the house, went to the bank (where she was stuck behind customers making very large deposits in pennies), the department store, the drug store, grocery store, and hair salon (where she was so concerned about the parking meter time limit that she went out in curlers and clay mask to deposit an extra quarter and scare a passerby in the process; all for nothing as the city replaced the parking meter with a fire hydrant and a police officer gave her a ticket as a result without hearing what she had to say).

Unimpressed, John asks if that is all she did. His eyes light up when Marsha says she also bought something for him. It was a rolling pin and she summarily bashes him with it, punctuating it by saying, "Little man, I have had a busy day!"

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