I know I'm bumpin' my own topic, but here's an extended list of my fave SFX:
-Their various bullet ricochets. Those must be the most ubiquitous bullet riccos in the history of sound, even Gene Deitch used a few of them! (Although their copies were very low quality.)
-The jungle bird call
-Their "yelping dog" sound, also frequently used by DFE (e.g the toothbrush in Pink-In
-This one police car siren sound effect
-The airplane gearing-up sound oft used for Taz and the Road Runner
-That sound used for Bugs diving into his hole in Robot Rabbit
, also used for the sheep falling into the holes in Don't Give Up the Sheep
-Another airplane sound effect first used in the 50s, heard when Elmer's house ascends after he pushes the "wed button" in Design for Leaving
-The muck bubble effect introduced in the 60s, for some reason labelled "BUBBLE, CARTOON - SKIP'S FLARTLES 02" in the Sound Ideas Hanna-Barbera library.
-Bob Clampett's "bewoop!" and "BOIT!" vocal effects
-Daffy's scream in Duck Amuck
. I think at least one Pink Panther cartoon used it as well.
-The spinning whistle
-The trombone gobble
-The explosion sound ("KA-POW!")
-The dreamy vibes
-That screaming sound introduced in Boston Quackie
-Bea Benedaret's scream. I love how it's used for a train whistle in Quackie
-The arrow hits, as heard in Robin Hood Daffy
and A Street Cat Named Sylvester
-Mel Blanc's anxious grunting that debuted in Hare Remover
-This one car crash sound heard in Tweetie Pie
, for instance, when the ceiling comes crashing down
-The angry cat fight sound.
-The "POOF!" sound
-The alarm clock going crazy sound, introduced in Alice in Wonderland
-The Pooh-Coo clock
-The bouncing saw sounds from Timber
-These Hawaiian guitar sounds heard in Up a Tree
for the flattened Donald floating to the ground.
-That weird spinning sound introduced in Alice in Wonderland
-The Goofy Holler
-That one zip sound that UPA and Sam Horta later picked up.
-The wood crash
MGM (plus Chuck Jones/SIB):
-Tom's various screams
-Jerry's little gulp
-The manhole hit
-The gunshot oft used for big hits
-The bass drum and cymbal crash
-That bovine scream heard for Spike in a couple of '40s cartoons
-This one cowbell hit that debuted in the Cinemascope era and was often used during the Jones years (e.g. the fly hitting the ground in The Cat's Me-Ouch
. Sends me laughing every time.)
-The jet plane swooshing by, also used by H-B
-The bullet riccos
-These obscure zip sounds used in the Cinemascope era and the Chuck Jones cartoons
-Whatever one could call that sound used for Tom walking with the octopus on his foot in Surf-Bored Cat
-The "BLORT!" sound
-That hit sound used in several Jones cartoon, like in Me-Ouch
when the axe handle falls on Tom's foot. The Horta-Mahana service used it here and there as well.
-That kiss sound heard in Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life
as Jerry runs on top of Tom's head
-The "water squirt"
-The boing sound heard in Jerry's Cousin
when Tom sticks his finger out to show the tough guy cats where Muscles is
-A bulb horn sound heard in Tom-ic Energy
when Jerry punches Tom in the snoot
-That "coo-coo!" heard in Much Ado About Mousing
-The quick whistle zips
-The "flat peeong"
-The camera poof
-The bow twang
-The "tube take"
-The "wacky trumpet"
-That one sproing sound labelled the "big long boing" on the H-B library
-The cork squeak and pop
-A vocal "BING!" sound
-The spinning whistle
-That big boing Clokey and a few other studios also used
-The gulp sound
-The "big metal crash," often used for bowling pins
-The "fiddle slide ups"
-The "low bork"
-The glass rubbing squeaks
-The blizzard sound
-The whistle sound labelled in the H-B library as a "whistle take"
-A hit sound introduced in the late 60s that sounds like "DEEEOOOMMM!"
-The explosion sound Howard Fein once called a "two-pronged explosion" (PAWHAP-PAWHOW!)
-The clockwork sound
-The tire skid
-The metal crash
-The guitar "sprong", which I think actually originated with UPA
-The "bwoomp" sound heard in Highway Runnery
-The bongo drums
-The "boi-oi-oi-oing!" sound
-That electronic zip sound
-The conductor's snickering in Carmen Get It!
-The boing sound heard for Tom bouncing in his bird disguise in Landing Stripling
-The series of energetic vocal "BOINKS!" heard in Stripling
, performed by Deitch himself!!
-This one sound that sounds like "guh-guh-guh-guh"
-That weird sawing sound heard in Stripling
-The sawing sound heard in Tall in the Trap
-The cork squeak and pop
-Those boings and such heard in Frosty the Snowman
during Prof. Hinkle's magic act
-The twirly slide whistle used for Yukon tossing his pickaxe in the snow in Rudolph
-The "Robot Rumpus"/Gumby robot sounds
-That weird squeezing sound heard a couple of times in Soup or Sonic
-This one whistle zip sound from the early 30s that a few NY studios used, like Fleischer and Terrytoons. I've even heard it in a "Muggy-Doo: Boy Fox" cartoon from Milton the Monster
-The Filmation/Spumco "TING!" sound
-The 60s Famous Studios boing sounds, also used by a number of other NY-area studios
-The Phil Kaye metal impact/crash
-A guitar boing used sometimes by Famous Studios, also heard a lot in Col. Bleep
. I've even heard it in a Schoolhouse Rock!
segment as well.
-The DFE fire alarm bell sound
-A vocal spinning sound used by Bob Clampett
-A ricochet sound used by H-B and Rich Harrison, I think UPA used it as well
-A strange slide whistle zip sound used by Chuck Jones, also heard in a few DFE cartoons
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)