Count Screwloose was a character in the comic strip Count Screwloose from Tooloose by Milt Gross, introduced in 1929. The strip was later adapted into a short-lived cartoon series by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer of only two cartoons. Both of the two cartoons were released in 1939.
MGM brought in established newspaper cartoonist Milt Gross in an attempt to both bolster the Captain and the Kids product and create original properties for MGM, but his tenure at the studio was short-lived. Gross managed to complete two cartoons, Jitterbug Follies and Wanted: No Master, with his characters Count Screwloose of Tooloose and J.R. the Wonder Dog.