Why was crossdressing so common in old cartoons?

Why was crossdressing so common in old cartoons?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mating Press

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh hey, I also follow that person

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crossdressing/drag has been a part of entertainment for as long as humans have been putting on performances.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much, it only got it's "sexual connotation only" very recently. It basically gender minstrel shows

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is that pink panther crossdressing or just gender shifted?

    In any event to answer your question:
    It's funny.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fake boobs so crossdressing

  5. 4 weeks ago
    DoctorGreen

    Because acting like morons (women) is hilarious

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was funny. A man dressed and pretending to be a women? How absurd.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it's a hilarious cheap laugh.

      It's typically the same joke as the non-crossdressing skits: the trickster character deceives the antagonist and makes them look foolish, or sometimes the trick backfires. It's also an excuse for the character to ham it up in a feminine role. Rarely, at least in classic cartoons specifically, is the joke itself "har har he's wearing a dress".

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So yeah.
        Because it's funny.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But not usually a cheap laugh.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Honestly I stopped caring if a laugh is cheap or not.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You should care. Look at these clowns:

              The same reason Bugs Bunny kissed Elmer a lot, the funniest thing someone could be was gay.

              >what's the most foolish thing you could possibly think of

              Because men wearing female clothes looks stupid and ridiculous.
              I don't know how that trans-women don't think they're a joke, a punchline, something to be laughed at.

              They wouldn't have a clue how to write a Bugs calibre joke, because they don't understand what makes it funny. They're satisfied with the cheap laugh of "lookit this guy he's a homosexual lol".

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I mean if they're not writing jokes, what's the problem?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They're on Cinemaphile, which is one of the places I used to come to trade mediocre wit, and either my standards have risen or the site's have fallen because it's hard to exchange any worthwhile shit talk when the most cutting insult the other guy can muster is to call you a troony.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >worthwhile shit talk
                Oxymoron

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You should care. Look at these clowns
                Why? They're three internet randos who I'll probably never see or hear from again. The crossdressing bit is just one of many ways the joke was meant to be funny, at least at the time

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's a hilarious cheap laugh.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want a real answer, it comes from old comedy traditions, specifically vaudeville. It's just funny to see men dressing up as women and being ridiculous, this was especially prevalent in British comedy for decades.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not only that, but humor comes from two sides. First, you have the prankster, of whom is wearing the disguise. They come in two variants. The one with the very convincing disguise that can, at the very least, make you believe they're the opposite sex and the one with a very half-baked disguise, that you'd have to be a fool to think they are what they are. Speaking of which.

      The fool is the target. They're the ones who make or break the gag, depending on whether, or not, they fall for the disguise. They could see right through the prankster's disguise, no matter how well put together it is. You don't know how, but they just can. Then there's the other, who is none too bright.

      They'll fall for the disguise, no matter how poorly constructed it is. Literally, any sane person can tell it's the prankster, so the guy falling for this is hilariously obsurd. However, the best part of the gag is it's flexibility, as this scenerio can be stretched like a thing of gak. Turning the bit into a game of chicken, where you wonder how long it would it last before the disguise is dropped.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lindy trope, old as ancient greek theatre.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It used to be considered funny. Now you cant do the bit without being seen a troonphobe.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because crossdressers were meant to be laughed at not respected. You can call me a bigot but that was the thought process back than.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it used to be a joke that you laughed at and not some glorifoed holier than thou xenogender pity party experience. When Bugs Bunny crossdresses we know it's to trick Fudd for a joke, now if yoy call a crossdresser out for the same trick it's a hate crime.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The same reason Bugs Bunny kissed Elmer a lot, the funniest thing someone could be was gay.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what's the most foolish thing you could possibly think of

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Funny and confused boners.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because men wearing female clothes looks stupid and ridiculous.
    I don't know how that trans-women don't think they're a joke, a punchline, something to be laughed at.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not quite, back then they would have seen the joke being on the person getting turned on by the cross-dresser. Bugs wearing lipstick is the set-up, the punchline is your boner.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >posts genderswap art
    >calls it crossdressing

  17. 4 weeks ago
    guy

    It's funny to contrast feminine elegance with a brash dude.

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