Too Careless with Your Kisses!"
Merrie Melodies (cartoon-specific
Released: September 10, 1932
Supervision by - Rudolf Ising
Drawn by - Rollin Hamilton,
Musical Score by - Frank Marsales
A female bee flees
her drunken husband but is trapped by a spider.
A very inebriated
bumble bee sporting a top hat, spats and a cane is attempting to make
his way home, but he keeps interacting with the local flora and shouting
"Hooray!" and "Whoopee!". When he finally gets home
(which for this bee is a man's hat), he takes off his shoes and tries
to quietly make his way upstairs. His shoes follow behind him, but he
shushes them and walks all the way to the top of the stairs. He's too
dunk to maintain his balance, however, and falls off the stairs. Fortunately,
he bounces off a couch cushion and back up onto the stairs. He tries to
get into his bedroom without waking up his sleeping wife, but he trips
and causes the window shade to roll up and the alarm clock to ring. "Oh
Wilber, you've been out drinking spiked honey again!" his wife accuses,
before breaking out into the title song. At the conclusion of the song
she pronounces, "I'll have to do your work for you!". "Ha
ha! Ain't that just like a woman" her husband replies. His wife leaves
their home and assumes the role of honey-collector. She accomplishes this
by detaching her abdomen and lowering it into the flower, scooping up
the honey and reeling it back in. Suddenly there are flashes of lightning
and rain begins to pour, sending the poor bee running for cover. She runs
up to a house (actually broken-down old barrel) and knocks on the door.
Through the window we see a spider lick his lips, savoring the thought
of making this poor bee his next meal. He lets her in, but as soon as
she sees the spider she screams. The spider (of the two-arms and two-legs
variety) locks the door and swallows the key. The frightened bee run upstairs
and hides in a dark room. The spider enters the room and shuts the door,
causing the screen to go totally black. "And now you're in the hands
of the dear old maestro" the spider says in his best radio voice.
We hear the sounds of a struggle, but luckily the bee manages to get to
a window and scream for help before the spider's hand covers her mouth.
Back at her house, her drunken husband hears her cries for help and leaps
out of the window. He uses a flower as a trumpet to call for the other
bees to attack. Dozens of bees run out of a hive and gather their horses
from the stable (actually a harmonica). The husband reaches the spider's
home first, and when the spider comes out to confront him, the husband
takes a thorny vine and runs it between the spider's legs. The spider
flees, but his former captive comes out of the house and points the approaching
calvary in his direction. The spider jumps into a floating bucket, pulls
out a shotgun and begins firing at his attacker. We now see bees taking
off from an aircraft carrier (actually a stove lid), bees shooting corks
with the help of an accordion, bees shooting peas like a machine gun,
and bees in a submarine (actually a shoe with a periscope). Overhead,
a bee bombardier drops a stick of dynamite onto the spider. The explosion
sends the bee flying, and he lands right into the trap that the bucket
debris has fortuitously formed. The bees cheer their victory, and trapped
spider frowns in dismay.
- Heard on the soundtrack:
"The Bear Went Over the Mountain". [LT&MM]
- "They tell
me I'm crazy, but I'm not... much!"
Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 5