I realize these aren’t cartoons, but I love the muppets… Jim Henson’s work always seemed in the same vein as animated cartoons for me. I ran across these great Wilkins coffee commercials that Henson made on YouTube the other night.
These are some of Henson’s earliest work (apparently from the late 50’s). They are all probably about 15 seconds, and are mostly extremely violent and often hilarious. This has to have been some of the most outrageous humor on tv at the time. All follow the same routine, but deal with it in different inventive ways, sometimes they fall totally flat or are just corny, sometimes they are totally hilarious (and often corny as well).