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This sound effect can be found on Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It was originally an MGM sound effect used in various shorts directed by Tex Avery.

Any instance of a "frying pan" used to make this effect may be a myth, as it may have been a giant bowl or a colossal Asian gong of some sort. The description for the five variations of this sound on the Sony Pictures sound library claims it was made with a can.


  • First recorded: 1943
  • Creator: Fred McAlpin
  • Owner: MGM Cartoon Studio (1943-1950s), Hanna-Barbera (1950s-2001), Sound Ideas (1993-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: July 17, 1943
  • First heard: Barney Bear and the Uninvited Pest (a Barney Bear short)
  • Area used: Worldwide

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  • American Dental Association: Soccer Game

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