Booze Hangs High"
Looney Tunes (Bosko title
Released: November 1930
Supervision by - Hugh Harman and
Drawn by - Isadore Freleng,
Musical Score by - Frank Marsales
Bosko makes music
on a farm.
The setting is a farm,
and we join Bosko as he dances with a cow. The cow's pants fall down,
causing Bosko to laugh, and the cow to walk away in disgust. Bosko gets
on a horse-drawn cart, and starts playing the horse's tail like a fiddle.
Bosko then plays guitar on a rake. A family of ducks dances by, but one
the baby ducks goes off camera to use the bathroom. Bosko slides off the
horse and pours some slop into a pig's trough. A baby pig finds a bottle
of booze, and uses the tail of a sibling as a corkscrew to get it open.
They play "How Dry I Am" on the bubbles floating out from the
bottle. They both chug down the booze, and drop to the ground pixilated.
Their father notices the booze, chugs it all down, and begins singing.
When he throws the booze away the bottle lands on Bosko, somehow getting
him drunk too. Bosko and the pigs get together and sing "Sweet Adeline".
As the father pig does a solo, he coughs up an ear of corn, which he puts
back by opening a door in his stomach. Bosko pulls on the hog's tail to
get him to hit a low note. They continue to dance as the film fades out.
- The cartoon opens
with the title card becoming the rear end of a cow, just as in Walt
Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon Plane Crazy,
which Harman and Ising had also worked on. [LT&MM]
- The soundtrack
is made up almost entirely of songs from the Warner Bros. feature Song
of the Flame (1930). [LT&MM]
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