“On the Clay-Allee, Berlin” a watercolor with India ink by Chuck Jones, circa 1960. The Clayallee was the location of the American Embassy during the Cold War and Jones may have gone there while visiting his daughter and son-in-law.
Every time I watch the show and laugh about Doof and his giant nerd face and how much I adore him and god he’s such a loser and he just fails at everything… I suddenly remember all the ridiculously tragic backstories all at once and just lose it
he’s a double amputee who had his arm trapped under a boulder and nobody bothered to tell him he wasn’t like a starfish and it wouldn’t grow back, he was abandoned by his family multiple times and raised by wild ocelots, his parents missed like all his fucking birthdays including his birth, his only friend was a balloon that HE LOST and oh yeah he had to stay outside every night IN COLD EASTERN GERMANY WEATHER FOR YEARS AND NOT MOVE OR ELSE HE WOULD GET YELLED AT AND HE WAS LITERALLY NEVER ALLOWED TO MOVE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
IN EASTERN GERMANY
ALL YEAR LONG
INCLUDING THE WINTER
EDIT: AND LIKE, HIS DAD NAMED HIS DOG ’ONLY SON’ BECAUSE HIS PARENTS ARE FUCKING AWFUL LIKE OBJECTIVELY THE WORST.
HOW IS DOOF NOT A MENTALLY BROKEN WRECK SOBBING ON THE FLOOR JESUS GIVE THIS MAN A MEDAL HE IS A FUCKING SURVIVOR.