|Cyril at the Trial|
|J. "Pat" O'Malley|
In defense of Toad, Cyril narrates a flashback using singsong Cockney verses in rhyme. The all-rhyming gimmick is a departure for the character at this point in the film, but it lends a comic flair to the telling of the tale. (Starts at 5:04 of this YoutTube clip)
No one ever confirmed it for me, but after hearing a few of lines of this monologue I had no doubt that someone at Disney knew Holloway's work and decided to incorporate it into the trial scene as something of an homage, given that Cyril is characterized as a Cockney stereotype and Holloway was the epitome of the same. J. "Pat" O'Malley seems to be doing such a dead-on impersonation of Mr. Holloway that I have to doubt the similarity is co-incidental. In any case, discovering this likely connection has ever since enhanced my enjoyment of this cartoon, and maybe it will yours too.