Supervision by - Hugh Harman / Isadore Freleng
Drawn by - Rollin Hamilton,
Musical Score by - Frank Marsales
Bosko and Honey perform
their vaudeville act.
An asbestos curtain
burns away revealing Bosko on stage playing the piano. The tune Bosko
plays is the Looney Tunes theme song at that time, "Whistle and Blow
Your Blues Away". "Howdy folks!" he shouts, after which
Honey comes on stage and begins dancing. The greet each other in song,
and then perform a tap dance routine together. "Gee Bosko, you're
swell!" shouts Honey, prompting Bosko to step into the spotlight
and profess his love for her in song. Honey returns the affection, after
which they exit the stage. Bosko returns and continues playing the piano
with the help of one of his gloves, which leaves his hand and runs to
the end of the piano and back twice. The glove sits on Bosko's knee, prompting
Bosko to ask "Well, what can you do?". "I don't know"
says the glove in a squeaky violin voice. "C'mon, do something."
"I don't wanna". "Oh, come on". "I don't wanna!".
"Oh, please?". "I don't wanna!". "Now say Mary
Had a Little Lamb". The glove shyly recites the nursery rhyme, giggles,
and then leaps back onto to Bosko's hand. Next, Bosko taps across the
stage, but he trips and falls, much to the audiences' delight. What works
once must work twice, so Bosko repeats the dance and fall. Honey now skips
on stage and does an impression of Tess Gardella as Aunt Jemima [LT&MM],
asking the musical question "Was that the human thing to do?".
She next does an impression of Greta Garbo, giant shoes and all. Bosko
then goes into his impression of Maurice Chevalier, sticking out his lower
lip and singing "Whistle and Blow Your Blues Away". He then
inflates a long balloon and attaches it to his nose, instantly becoming
Jimmy Durante. "I know I'm not good-looking folks, but what's one
opinion against a million?. The audience boos, prompting Bosko-turned-Jimmy
to shout "Am I mortified!". Bosko now goes into a has-to-be-seen-to-be-believed
routine in which he plays a half-a-dozen instruments to the tune of "Sweet
Georgia Brown", while Honey gyrates on stage as the lights flash.
Bosko bounces all over the stage as he plays various instruments, and
eventually falls into a drum and emerges as Jimmy Durante, once again
saying "Am I Mortified!". Bosko returns to the stage and asks
"Is everybody happy?". Next to him, the image of President Franklin
Roosevelt on a bass drum pulls out a mug of beer and shouts "Whoopee!".
Bosko picks up the drum and plays it as he walks offstage to the tune
of "My Country 'Tis of Thee", as Roosevelt waves his mug of
beer and Honey follows behind waving an American flag.
- This cartoon was
screened by Babs Bunny in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Fields
of Honey". The cartoon was recreated; none of the original animation
- Asbestos curtains
were widely used in the 1930s due to their fire resistant qualities.
This was decades before it was discovered that inhaling asbestos particles
could cause cancer.
- Bosko's routine
with his glove resembles the act of Senor Wences. [LT&MM]
- "Is Everybody
Happy?" (spoken by Bosko at the end) was a phrase used by bandleader
Ted Lewis. [JB]
- The ending with
President Roosevelt with the mug of beer is a reference to the end of