Wild Wife
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
Screaming Man
Dept. Of Public Works Man
Construction Worker
Irish Cop
Preceded By: Feline Frame-Up
Succeeded By: No Barking

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


John comes home from work and immediately starts asking exhausted wife Marsha if she finished his chores. She finished them all but one, 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 and their kids. She then cleaned the house, went to the bank, the department store, the drug store, grocery store, and hair salon.

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 bashes him with it.



  • The names Marsha and John are a reference to the 1951 Stan Freberg song "John and Marsha". "Punch Trunk" and "Unnatural History" also reference this record.


External Links

Wild Wife at CartoonsTV

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