It’s cold and nasty. A major winter storm is attack much of the East Coast. What better way to stay warm than with a slapstick absurdist cartoon by Tex Avery?

Be warned, it’s not exactly sensitive toward those suffering from mental illness. Luckily, nobody watches Tex Avery cartoons to learn about mental illness. This is definitely a product of less-enlightened times, but hopefully the humor holds up, even if the cultural attitudes don’t. Screwball Squirrel (later “Screwy Squirrel) was so over-the-top and frantic that after six cartoons, Avery killed him off…on screen at that.

Stay safe and stay warm.