Looney Tunes - Season 48

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  • An Ounce of Prevention
    6/24/02
    10
    "An Ounce of Prevention" is a public service safety film, made for the Shriners Burns Institute in Cincinnatti, Executive Produced by Noel Blanc and Blanc Communications in 1982. The film begins with Mel Blanc in a TV control booth, who introduces himself and his Looney Tune creations (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and Sylvester) who are superimposed in cel animation. Mel shows us a film about Beth & Tommy, two cute live action kids who wake up one morning to find Bugs Bunny in the kitchen. Instead of showing them how to make Kool-Aid, Bugs warns them about touching hot pots on the stove, dangers of electric coffee makers and keeping cookie jars away from the stove. Bugs diverts the kids to the garage where "Professor Sylvester" (in graduates cap) shows them his "Un-Cook Book" and magic glasses which will help prevent them from burning themselves from water heaters. He also shows the kids how to store gasoline. Sylvester then directs the kids to the bathroom where his pal Tweety instructs the kids on how dangerous the bathroom can be (mainly scalding hot water in the tub). Daffy then greets the kids in their bedroom, where the duck (in a fireman's hat) gives them a quiz on how to be burn-proof (with smoke detectors and escape routes). This is the first half of the film. Daffy then reports back to Mel & Bugs in the control booth, who next roll a film about a little girl, Jennifer, who scalds herself in the bathtub. This section, done in classic classroom-shock film style, is narrated by a terse announcer who takes us on a tour of the Shriners Burns Institute where we see doctors treat hideous leg burns on young children (to quote Bugs from 1942, "Gruesome, Isn't It?"). Some of this is done from first-person camera P.O.V., as doctors put "us" under anesthetic and then we watch the doctors remove "our" charred flesh! YECCCCHHH!!! We endure skin grafts and recovery room therapy with lots of burn-victim playmates. We finally return to Mel, wearing his cool Shriners fez, while holding little Jennifer in his lap (to quote Daffy from 1943, "What do you know? It was all a dream!"). The new animation was produced by Hal Geer and directed by Gerry Chiniquy. Someone named Patrick Baily produced and directecd the live action parts. Some of the animation bits were shown during the 1980s, in little one minute interstitials,moreless
  • Meat Me In Chicago
    Meat Me In Chicago
    Episode 255
    1/30/70
    10
    A cow comes to 1930s Chicago to make it big in this singing, dancing Merry Melody, featuring a celebrity voice so secret I don't even know it yet.
  • I'm Mad
    I'm Mad
    Episode 254
    11/8/94
    10
    The Warner Brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister Dot star in their first theater short. Yakko and Dot are constantly bickering while Wakko is complaining during a car ride with their psychiatrist Dr. Otto Scratchansniff. A mostly musical cartoon.

  • Rabbit Stew And Rabbits Too!
    8/11/69
    7.3
    Quick Brown Fox tries to catch speedy fast Rapid Rabbit (who is silent, except for a bicycle horn which he uses). The duo go about some antics similar to those of the Coyote and Road Runner
  • Norman Normal
    Norman Normal
    Episode 252
    12/30/68
    5.5
    After a multicolored rock group introduces the cartoon, Norman Normal is asked by a boss to wine and dine a client at a nightclub party, something Normal is uncomfortable with. He talks with his dad about it who rambles on and tells Norman, "don't make waves". At the party, Norman talks with his lampshade-clad friend Leo, disapproves of a joke told by one of the guests suspecting it's about a "minority group" and is ridiculed by the bartender for only having a ginger ale. Norman leaves the party and returns us to the multicolored rock group.

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  • Chimp & Zee
    Chimp & Zee
    Episode 251
    12/29/68
    6.4
    A hunter goes into the jungle to capture a rare blue-tailed simian. That's when he sees Chimp, who happens to be the blue-tailed creature he's hunting for. Along with the aid of little jungle boy named Zee, the two outsmart the hunter.

  • The Door
    The Door
    Episode 250
    12/31/68
    7.3
    Two Native Americans; one is hunting, another fishing. Together, they shake a tree and a bounty of fruit falls. They gorge on the bounty, growing huge. They are tempted by a lovely woman; she drops the key to a door, which, when opened, reveals a live-action black-and-yellow montage of modern life (airplanes, traffic jams, etc.). A dispute between the two leads to another montage, this time scenes of war.

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  • Flying Circus
    Flying Circus
    Episode 249
    10/28/68
    6.8
    Ace, a World War I aviator hero, duels with Fritz Von Wienerschnitzel, an enemy German army officer who has posed as Ace's superior. The two battle in a series of aerial fight gags. In the windup gag, Wienerschnitzel accidentally lands at an American airbase. "My mother told me there'd be days like this," the villianous Wienerschnitzel curses in German.

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  • Bartholomew Versus The Wheel
    10/1/64
    6.5
    A little boy tells the story of his dog, Bartholomew. One day, Bartholomew's tail was run over by the wheel of another boy's scooter. Consumed with rage, Bartholomew instantly detested wheels and tires and chased and bit into all wheels he could find, including the wheel of an airplane, which took him to the Sahara desert!

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  • Philbert
    Philbert
    Episode 247
    5/28/63
    7.3
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  • Senorella And The Glass Huarache
    6/27/64
    8.8
    In a Mexican restaurant, a man named Jose tells to his friend, Manuel, the story of Senorella, a Mexican version of Cinderella. Senorella's dream of liberation from her slavish existence under the yoke of her wicked "Strap-mother" and "Strap-seesters", comes true after her fairy godmother grants her a night as a ravishing beauty at the fiesta at a bullfighter's father's estate.

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  • Now Hear This
    Now Hear This
    Episode 245
    4/27/63
    9.7
    A completely abstract film with many psychedelic and stylized elements as an old, deaf British guy mistakens Satan's missing horn for a hearing aid!
  • Martian Through Georgia
    1/22/62
    10
    Way out in space, on another world whose population is contented, one of its people decides that travel broadens the mind and relieves boredom. So, he flies to Earth in hope of helping the alien Earthlings improve their lot, only to cause panic and be declared a monster just because he looks different. So, he decides to return home, where, at least, he can find love.

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  • Nelly's Folly
    Nelly's Folly
    Episode 243
    2/12/61
    10
    A talent agent on an African safari discovers Nelly, a singing giraffe, and brings her to America to be a famous performer. But with fame comes loneliness, and Nelly longs for male companionship. When her attentions to a male giraffe result in him leaving his family, Nelly becomes publically scorned as a "home-wrecker", and her fame is lost.

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  • The Mouse On 57th Street
    1/1/07
    9.4
    After a mouse steals a valuable diamond, policemen come to kill the mouse.
  • Wild Wild World
    Wild Wild World
    Episode 241
    9/21/59
    9.3
    Television host Cave Darroway introduces a recently unearthed Cro-Magnon man.

  • Unnatural History
    Unnatural History
    Episode 240
    11/29/59
    10
    Are animals human? Or vice versa? This is the question asked by a professor, Dr. Beest Lee, who appears on a stage in a theater to give a lecture and show a film about the human-like qualities of various cartoon animals, among them a beaver who "damns" a troublesome river, a groundhog who uses technology to predict the coming of spring, and a dog who scolds his neglectful master.moreless
  • The Mouse That Jack Built
    8/29/59
    9.9
    In this spoof of "The Jack Benny Program", a mouse with Jack Benny's personality and poor violin playing ability lives, along with a mouse version of Benny's valet, Rochester, in a hole in a wall of Jack Benny's own home. Jack the rodent takes a mouse version of Mary Livingstone out to dinner, and the two unwittingly walk right into the disguised mouth of an orange cat!

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  • Mouse-Placed Kitten
    Mouse-Placed Kitten
    Episode 238
    6/13/59
    10
    A kitten is dropped in a sack out of a car and rolls down a hill, to arrive at the door of Clyde and Matilda Mouse. Matilda thinks the kitten is heaven-sent and wants to keep him, and Clyde reluctantly agrees. But the kitten doesn't eat cheese and needs human companionship, and within weeks of their adopting the kitten, Clyde convinces Matilda that the kitten belongs with people. They leave the kitten on a lady's doorstep. A year later, on their "son's" birthday, Clyde and Matilda decide to visit him at his new home, and though the fully-grown cat remembers his adoptive rodent parents, his mistress doesn't like the presence of two mice in her home.

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  • To Itch His Own
    To Itch His Own
    Episode 237
    7/1/58
    7.3
    Mighty Angelo is billed as "The World's Strongest Flea" by the urban circus at which he performs. Angelo decides to take a vacation on some quiet, country dog and hops into the fur of a shaggy pooch sleeping on a suburban estate. When a belligerent bulldog disturbs the pooch's- and Angelo's- sleep, Angelo decides to fight the bulldog. The bulldog is befuddled by the unseen powerhouse that drops bricks on his head, pulls him through a knothole in a fence, and whacks him on his head and backside with a mallet.

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  • Two Crows From Tacos
    Two Crows From Tacos
    Episode 236
    10/18/56
    10
    Two none-too-bright Mexicali crows chase a grasshopper who outwits them at every turn.
  • Rocket-Bye Baby
    Rocket-Bye Baby
    Episode 235
    3/9/56
    10
    A cosmic mix-up results in a Martian baby being delivered to Earth, while an Earth baby is sent to Mars. Joseph Wilbur and his wife try to raise the green-skinned, ingenious Martian tyke as if he were an Earthling. But the kid builds his own spaceship and flies away, and Wilbur must find him and bring him back, or he'll never be able to make an exchange with the Martian parents for his own boy.

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  • Pizzicato Pussycat
    Pizzicato Pussycat
    Episode 234
    5/31/55
    10
    Mr. and Mrs. Jones hear a piano being played in their living room. They automatically assume it is their cat who is making the music, when in fact, the talented one is a mouse whom the cat has forced into being his stooge to make him famous. The cat is showered with media attention and set to play at Carnegie Hall, where he hopes nobody will notice that he is pantomiming the movements with the keys while the mouse is playing his miniature piano inside the full-scale model.

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  • High Note
    High Note
    Episode 233
    6/26/60
    10
    The sheet music for Johann Strauss' "The Blue Danube" is constructed by moving musical symbols. A baton-toting conductor note tries to direct his fellow notes in performing this musical piece, but finds that one of the notes has become drunk after being inside the sheet music for "Little Brown Jug". The drunken note staggers goofily on the staves for the music of "The Blue Danube" and is chased by the conductor.

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  • Dog Tales
    Dog Tales
    Episode 232
    4/29/58
    10
    This documentary-styled cartoon identifies the various breeds of canine, showing the very human behaviors of the French Poodle, the Doberman "Pincher", the "Elvis" hound-dog, a martini-drinking St. Bernard, and the Mexican "Hairless"
  • A Waggily Tale
    A Waggily Tale
    Episode 231
    4/28/58
    10
    A boy named Junior, who treats his dog, Elvis, cruelly, is scolded by his mother and sent to his room to have a nap. Junior dreams that he is a dog adopted by a loving little girl, who doesn't know that dogs aren't supposed to be washed in a washing machine, or bandaged from head-to-toe after being beaten up by a scrappier, smaller dog, or toothbrushed with shaving cream. Junior awakes from his dream in shock. Now sensitive to his own dog's feelings, Junior vows to be nicer to him.

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  • Three Little Bops
    Three Little Bops
    Episode 230
    1/1/56
    9.7
    A wolf tries to ruin the concert of the Three Little bops.
  • A Hitch In Time
    A Hitch In Time
    Episode 229
    1/6/55
    10
    Resigning Air Force pilot John McRogers looks forward to a lucrative future as a civilian, and he is joined by Grogan, a gremlin, who, like McRogers, has decided to leave the military. The two compare the different wages, job prospects, and retirement benefits of military men and civilians and decide to re-enlist.moreless
  • Mixed Master
    Mixed Master
    Episode 228
    3/11/56
    10
    Harry, a mild-mannered man, brings home a shaggy dog he has named Robert. Harry's wife, Alice, disapproves because they already have a dog named Chang, a tiny Pekinese Thoroughbred. Harry tries to prove to Alice that Robert, the dog he brought home, is also some sort or Thoroughbred. But all Robert seems to do is make a nuisance of himself as he goofily practices all the abilities of various breeds.

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  • The Hole Idea
    The Hole Idea
    Episode 227
    1/1/55
    8.5
    Plot Summary for The Hole Idea (1955) Meek, little inventor Calvin Q. Calculus defies the ranting of his battle-ax wife and invents a portable hole, which will revolutionize dog bone storage, rescue of babies from safes, and golfer putts. But a thief steals Calculus' supply of portable holes and uses them to go on a crime spree.moreless
  • Punch Trunk
    Punch Trunk
    Episode 226
    6/16/53
    9.0
    A tiny elephant emerges from a banana boat and wanders about town, causing an uproar among the populace. Sightings are attributed variously to mass hysteria, insanity and dipsomania.
  • Easy Peckin's
    Easy Peckin's
    Episode 225
    4/1/53
    10
    A no-nonsense, hulky rooster guards a chicken coop that a fox repeatedly tries to raid. The rooster uses a gunpowder-filled chicken decoy, an exploding egg, a mallet, and a gun to repel all of the fox's sneaky attempts to gain access to the chickens.

  • One Froggy Evening
    One Froggy Evening
    Episode 224
    12/31/55
    9.8
    Picture, if you will, a member of a wrecking crew demolishing an 1892 building and opening the cornerstone to see a frog entering stage left, doing a song-and-dance, siging "Hello, My Ragtime Gal." The finder's mind races with the possibilities of getting rich by exploiting this singing frog. But the frog will not sing if anyone is present.moreless
  • Orange Blossoms For Violet
    8/6/52
    10
    In this short, with the sound effects and voices of the Warner Bros animation shorts, but with black and white footage of monkeys and other animals, we see a struggle between two boy monkeys and the girl they love.
  • So Much For So Little
    So Much For So Little
    Episode 222
    4/8/49
    10
    Little Johnny Jones, to be born in the next year, is shown growing to a ripe, healthy old age, thanks to the efforts of his local public health officers. But without them, he might be one of the 5% or so that dies in the first year. The price for the public health service: about 3 cents a week.moreless
  • Point Rationing of Foods
    6/17/43
    10
    Animated documentary short film demonstrating the reasons and methods of the point system of wartime food rationing.
  • There Auto Be A Law
    There Auto Be A Law
    Episode 220
    4/23/53
    10
    This documentary-style cartoon tells of the development of the automobile in America and the comical effects of cars, traffic, and road design on various kinds of people.

  • Chow Hound
    Chow Hound
    Episode 219
    4/6/51
    10
    A mean, greedy, glutton of a bulldog uses two unwilling parties - a frightened cat and a mouse to help him grab dinner from various residences. The scheme: Using the cat to pose as the pet for the residents; the mouse is used in one scheme while the cat poses as a sabertoothed-alley cat at a local zoo in another. The cat is instructed to gather juicy steaks and then surrender them to the bulldog, who badgers each time, "What, no gravy?!" Eventually, the bulldog holds the cat hostage for months, anticipating that the cat's "owners" will post rewards in the newspaper. The bulldog returns the cat to his masters, collects the reward and then reclaims his cat by means of a trick-bed. The dog uses his ill-gotten gains to purchase a meat butcher shop, where "acres and acres" of meat hang from the ceiling. It isn't long before the greedy bulldog must pay for his gluttony his grossly bloated carcass lies strapped to an operating table at a veterinarian's hospital, with the doctors planning to pump the mutt's stomach. Just then, the cat and mouse arrive to get their very just revenge.

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  • Caveman Inki
    Caveman Inki
    Episode 218
    5/9/50
    10
    Back in prehistoric times, a thundering earthquake splits a mountain wide open, and out hops the minah bird, to alternately bedevil, mystify and rescue Inki as he hunts dinosaurs. Meanwhile, a pelt-bedecked caveman persists in his attempts to make a pot of stew, which keeps getting overturned each time Inki, dinosaur, sabre-toother tiger and minah bird zip past.

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  • The Oily American
    The Oily American
    Episode 217
    6/9/54
    10
    Moe Hican, an Indian, has struck it rich. Oil has been found on his property, and he now owns an estate with oil rigs everywhere. Even the fountain spouts oil! His mansion is as uppercrust as any, but he prefers to live in a tepee and hunt moose, within the rooms of his vast home, which have forests of their own. Moe and his butler go on a hunting expedition, with the butler being hit with every instrument Moe uses to try to kill a pint-sized moose.

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  • Wild Wife
    Wild Wife
    Episode 216
    3/10/54
    10
    A harried housewife is criticized by her male-chauvinist husband, who remarks that she doesn't make effective use of her time during the day and insinuates that she doesn't finish her chores because of laziness. The wife replies by telling of a typical day plagued by a troublesome vacuum cleaner, a long wait in a bank, bulk purchases at a department store, and a parking ticket imposed after city workers suddenly installed a fire hydrant next to the space where she had parked. When her husband refuses to be sympathetic about her long and difficult day, she takes a rolling pin and gives him a swift whack on his head.

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  • Much Ado About Nutting
    10/1/53
    10
    A squirrel in a downtown park lugs a giant coconut back home, but nothing he does can seem to crack it open.
  • The Turn-Tale Wolf
    The Turn-Tale Wolf
    Episode 214
    9/9/51
    10
    The Big Bad Wolf's proper little nephew has learned at school that his uncle was the fiend who blew the Three Little Pigs' houses down and is ashamed that his uncle, flesh of his flesh and blood of his blood, could have committed such a deed. When confronted by his nephew with this information, Big Bad pleads innocent. He tells a quite different story of how he was an innocent, nature-loving kid tormented by Three sadistic Little Pigs, who, upon reading of a 50 dollar bounty for a wolf's tail, chased him home and blew his house down!

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  • Sleepy Time Possum
    Sleepy Time Possum
    Episode 213
    8/11/51
    10
    Forest-dwelling possums, Ma and Pa O'Possum, are frustrated with their son, Junior, who is hanging from a tree by his tail, sleeping, instead of doing his chores. Pa dresses like a dog to suddenly awaken Junior and scare him, in the hope that this will teach the young possum a lesson. Even though the precocious Junior is not frightened in the least by Pa's disguise, he runs away and leads his dad on a chase through the forest.

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  • Corn Plastered
    Corn Plastered
    Episode 212
    6/25/51
    10
    A beany-capped, wise-cracking crow invades a corn field owned by an elderly farmer. The farmer unsuccessfully attempts to kill the crow by using a gun, an axe, and a cannon.

  • A Fox In A Fix
    A Fox In A Fix
    Episode 211
    4/12/51
    10
    A bulldog guards a chicken coop that a hungry fox wants to raid. To gain the friendship and trust of the bulldog, the fox shaves his tail and pretends to be a hard-luck terrier looking for a place to live. The bulldog instantly sees through the fox's ploy but acts as though he's fooled. He agrees to share his home with the fox. At night, the fox sneaks into the chicken coop to steal one of the hens. The dog disguises himself as a huge chicken, which the greedy fox takes, and when the bulldog reveals himself beneath the disguise, the fox bolts and runs to a highway, where he hitches a ride on a passing truck, not noticing that the truck belongs to a fox furrier company.moreless
  • Bone Sweet Bone
    Bone Sweet Bone
    Episode 210
    3/23/48
    10
    An archaeologist at a museum scolds his small, silent dog, Shep, for supposedly removing a bone belonging to a dinosaur skeleton and orders Shep to bring the bone back, but Shep finds that the place where he buried his most recent bone has been dug up and a bulldog is walking away with the bone in his mouth. Shep chases the bulldog with intent of retrieving the bone, and so begins a battle of wits between Shep and the bulldog in a spacious yard surrounding the bulldog's house. After hoodwinking the dog into trading the bone for a giant plaster bone facsimile loaded with dynamite connected to an ignited fuse, Shep waits for the explosion, then flees the enraged bulldog. He goes back to the museum with the bone in his mouth, but to his dismay, he learns from the archaeologist that the archaeologist had the bone in question in his pocket all the time and that the bone Shep had labored to retrieve had just been an old soup bone.

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  • A Hick A Slick And A Chick
    2/14/48
    10
    In this cartoon love triangle, a mouse named Daisy Lou has two suitors. One, Elmo, is a modest, scrawny, country mouse with yokel speech and mannerisms, while the other, Blackie, is a smug, suave, muscular sophisticate. When Blackie appears to have won Daisy Lou's affections with a mink stole, Elmo promises to obtain an ermine coat for her. He returns with a fur coat, which he presents to a grateful and adoring Daisy Lou. The fur is from a cat named Herman, whom Elmo thought was ermine and led on a chase around a table, which knocked Herman unconscious so that Elmo could remove a coat-shaped patch of fur.

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  • The Foxy Duckling
    The Foxy Duckling
    Episode 208
    2/12/47
    10
    An insomniac fox residing in a forest needs duck down for his pillow in order to be comfortable enough in his bed to fall asleep, and to this purpose he pursues a wily yellow duck. The fox uses a decoy and duck call, and is blasted by hunters' rifles. He builds a series of wooden extensions from a tree branch in an effort to reach the airborne duck, but the duck drops a feather onto the fox's head, and the extensions beneath the fox collapse, with the fox plunging mortally to ground. His spirit, while ascending to Heaven, encounters and chases the duck.

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  • Inki At The Circus
    Inki At The Circus
    Episode 207
    1/1/07
    10
    Inki tries to escape from the circus but two guard dogs won't let Inki.
  • The Gay Anties
    The Gay Anties
    Episode 206
    1/24/47
    10
    The 1890s; a picnic in the park. A man is pitching woo to his girl, while behind them a steady stream of ants is methodically devouring and carting off their food. Some other interludes include four ants eating Russian rye bread, then breaking for a Russian dance; a torch singer that sends everyone scurrying for some kind of ear plugs; a chef ant that coordinates the creation of three sandwiches that the humans eat.

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  • The Mouse-Merized Cat
    The Mouse-Merized Cat
    Episode 205
    11/22/46
    10
    Babbit hypnotizies Catsello, despite his efforts to resist, into believing he's Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Jimmy Durante, then a chicken, and finally a dog, who he sics on the cat. The cat hypnotizes him back. Finally, Catstello hypnotizes both of them into cowboy and horse, leaving him alone to enjoy the deli they live in.moreless
  • Fair And Worm-Er
    Fair And Worm-Er
    Episode 204
    11/9/46
    10
    One long chase: worm chases apple; bird chases worm; cat chases bird; dog chases cat; dogcatcher chases dog; dogcatcher's wife chases dogcatcher; mouse chases dogcatcher's wife. With occasional interruptions by a skunk.

  • Bacall To Arms
    Bacall To Arms
    Episode 203
    10/13/46
    10
    A Hollywood wolf makes a pass at a cute movie usherette, gets slapped in the face, then settles down for the show. But his juices get flowing again when the feature ("To Have... To Have... To Have...") comes on and he's inflamed by the hot romantic scenes between Bogey Gocart and Laurie Becool.

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  • The Eager Beaver
    The Eager Beaver
    Episode 202
    9/11/46
    10
    Anxious to get to work with the big guys damming the river before the flood hits, a little beaver keeps getting in the way of their work. Finally, the foreman sends him off to chop down that big tree "way over there." Meanwhile, the flood rushes closer and closer.

  • Hollywood Canine Canteen
    6/26/46
    10
    A group of celebrity dogs, led by an Edward G. Robinson look-alike and including Jimmy Durante, decide that celebrity dogs need a nightclub of their own. What follows is very similar to Hollywood Steps Out (1941), except that all the celebrities are drawn as dogs. Notable gags: Dogwood & Blondie making a sandwich of bones; Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy washing dishes, with Stan putting the washed dishes back into the sink; Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as dogs; a sheepdog with hair in his eyes who suddenly has perfect vision when a pretty girl walks by. In an extended scene, Leopold Bowowsky conducts an orchestra; after a series of spot gags, a tuba player misses his cue because he was getting a cup of water, then blows the wrong note because of a fly on his score. Bing Crosby, who was earlier greeting patrons, loses a girl to Frank Sinatra, who was hiding behind a pencil-thin tree. Kaynine Kyser leads his band; we see quick solos from several jazz players, like "Hairy" James and "Boney" Goodman. Finally, the payoff of a running gag: a soldier who had been waiting to call home to Massachusetts gets to use a megaphone with that state's name on it.

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  • Quentin Quail
    Quentin Quail
    Episode 200
    6/18/46
    9.0
    Take-off on Fanny Brice's "Baby Snooks" radio program. An exasperated Mr. Quail tries to catch a worm for his whining daughter, Baby Toots, and gets the worst from a tough crow who has designs on the worm himself.

  • Holiday For Shoestrings
    4/28/46
    10
    To the tune of The Nutcracker, a number of elves do all the work in a shoe shop.
  • Fresh Airedale
    Fresh Airedale
    Episode 198
    5/17/45
    10
    In his master's eyes, "good old Shep" is the perfect dog, but the cat knows he's really a two-faced mutt who can be bought off with a bone by a burglar, and then take credit for it when the cat chases the crook off. But then Shep becomes obsessed by a newspaper story proclaiming a real canine hero the nation's "No. 1 Dog."

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  • Goldilocks And The Jivin' Bears
    3/26/44
    10
    An all-black cast, featuring the Three Bears as a jazz combo, combines the stories of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Little Red Riding Hood."

  • Russian Rhapsody
    Russian Rhapsody
    Episode 196
    11/19/43
    10
    Adolf Hitler sends his greatest pilot to bomb Moscow: himself. But his mission is sabotaged by gremlins, little creatures who attack not only his plane, but Der Fuhrer's person.

  • The Weakly Reporter
    The Weakly Reporter
    Episode 195
    11/16/43
    10
    This Chuck Jones animated short parodies the newsreels that were the standard fare for movie theater intermissions during The Second World War. Included are gags about the food and supply shortages civilians had to suffer through, as well as the increasing role women were playing in the American war effort.

  • Meatless Flyday
    Meatless Flyday
    Episode 194
    11/12/43
    10
    A spider tries a number of tricks to catch a fly. A sugar cube on a string fails when the fly cuts the string. The fly does a trapeze act to taunt the spider, but the spider acts as the fly's catcher; the fly gives him a hotfoot. Buckshot dipped in candy coating fails when the spider's magnet also attracts a cupboard full of dangerous cutlery. The spider spots the fly disguised as the bride atop a wedding cake, and disguises himself as the groom. They chase through an electrical conduit, lighting a neon sign, until an air-raid warden shouts "Put out that light!" They return through the conduit, and the spider catches the fly. He's about to carve up the fly when the fly points to the calendar, declaring September 27 to be "meatless Tuesday."moreless
  • Inki And The Minah Bird
    11/9/43
    10
    Once again, the mysterious minah bird hops his syncopated way into Inki's lion-hunting expedition. This time the little black bird has a new reality- defying way to disappear: he hops into a haystack which gradually (and with the same catchy hip-hop) shrinks down to a single straw, which vanishes.

  • Fin'n Catty
    Fin'n Catty
    Episode 192
    11/7/43
    10
    As everyone knows," the narrator begins, "goldfish must have water... and cats hate water." And so it goes.
  • A Corny Concerto
    Episode 191
    10/29/43
    10
    The second section, "Blue Danube", spoofs the tale of the Ugly Duckling, with a baby black duck not unlike a juvenile Daffy saving the day when the swans are threatened by a goofy buzzard.

  • Hiss And Make Up
    Hiss And Make Up
    Episode 190
    10/23/43
    10
    An old woman has a cat, a dog, and a canary. The cat and dog fight even worse than normally; fed up, she tells them both off, then threatens to throw them both out if there's any more trouble. The two then spend the rest of the picture framing each other and summoning their master: first, the dog unleashes a whole box of mechanical mice, which the cat manages to sit on (they carry him right into the basement); the cat stamps dirty dog footprints all over the room, but because the dog plays air raid warden ("put out that light!"), their owner doesn't see them. The dog glues canary feathers to the cat, but the canary pops out of hiding; the cat uses shaving cream to make the dog look rabid. Finally, the canary, fed up, frames both of them; they attack its cage just as their owner arrives, and both are thrown out but, as it turns out, the smiling cat has taken the bird with him.moreless
  • Tin Pan Alley Cats
    Tin Pan Alley Cats
    Episode 189
    9/9/43
    10
    A fat cat (a caritcture of Fats Waller) is walking down the street scatting, when he comes upon a club called "The Kit-Kat Club". On the way in, he walks by a place called "Uncle Tomcat Mission", where a gospel singer warns him not to enter the club, and to beware of "wine, women, and song". The cat replies "Well, wats de motta wit dat?", and walks in the club. After playing some piano, he is blasted out of this world with a wild trumpet solo. He lands in a world similar to that in "Porky in Wackyland"(1938).

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  • Greetings Bait
    Greetings Bait
    Episode 188
    8/11/43
    10
    A worm reminiscent of Jerry Colonna is lowered into the water and uses various guises to lure fish. He also tangles with a crab.
  • Flop Goes The Weasel
    Flop Goes The Weasel
    Episode 187
    7/29/43
    10
    While Mammy is gone to catch a worm for her about-to-hatch egg, a weasel steals the egg for his breakfast. When the egg hatches, the blabbermouth chick initially mistakes the weasel for his Mammy.
  • The Fifth-Column Mouse
    5/10/43
    10
    Plot Summary for The Fifth-Column Mouse (1943) In this parable for the failure of appeasement before World War Two, house mice are targeted by a hungry cat, who intrudes upon their idyllic life. When all but one of the mice successfully take refuge in a wall hole, the cat promises to the one mouse who didn't manage to escape, that he won't hurt anyone, provided he's placated with pampering by every mouse in the pack. Acting as the cat's quisling, the mouse speaks to his rodent brothers, telling them to appease the cat, to give the cat all the comforts he wants, and in turn the cat will live in peace with them. The mice are wary of the cat but agree to his terms. Not surprisingly, the cat's appetite isn't assuaged, and he soon craves a mouse dinner. He chases the mice back into their hole, and the mice reject appeasement and decide to fight against the cat. They go through military prep and manufacture an ultimate weapon, a wooden dog with mechanical gears and biting teeth, to combat the cat.moreless
  • Pigs In A Polka
    Pigs In A Polka
    Episode 185
    10/14/42
    10
    The story of the three little pigs and the big bad wulf, this time performed as pantomime to the Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms.
  • Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs
  • Ding Dog Daddy
    Ding Dog Daddy
    Episode 183
    9/28/42
    10
    A dumb dog has no luck with the ladies, until he notices a beautiful dog in front of a house. But he's not smart enough to realize it: She's just a statue. The house is guarded by a vicious bulldog... Then workmen arrive to collect the statue. She's going to be melted as scrap for the war effort!

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  • The Dover Boys At Pimento University
    8/27/42
    10
    A Gay 90's melodrama depicting the exploits of the Dover Boys, Tom, Dick and Larry (of Pimento University), and their rescue of dainty Dora Standpipe (of Miss Cheddar's Female Academy) from the clutches of coward, bully, cad and thief Dan Backslide.

  • The Squawkin' Hawk
    The Squawkin' Hawk
    Episode 181
    7/28/42
    10
    Henery Hawk, making his first appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon, refuses the worm his mother is trying to feed him; after all, he's a chickenhawk. That night, he sneaks out to the henhouse, but comes up against a protective rooster.

  • Lights Fantastic
    Lights Fantastic
    Episode 180
    7/27/42
    10
    A tour of the bright lights of New York City, where the various advertising signs come to life
  • The Draft Horse
    The Draft Horse
    Episode 179
    5/26/42
    10
    A farm horse tries to enlist in the army, but despite his virtuoso display of wartime histrionics, he's rejected when he flunks the physical. Dejected, he wanders into a mock battlefield, which tells him what war is really like.

  • Aloha Hooey
    Aloha Hooey
    Episode 178
    5/22/42
    10
    Sammy Seagull and Cecil Crow have stowed away on the same ship. Cecil, from Iowa, wants to see a hula dancer; fortunately, they've just come within flying distance of a tropical island with a lovely dancer. They take turns trying to impress her, with such stunts as skywriting hearts (Cecil almost drowns) and fancy dives (Cecil almost crashes, then gets into a fight with a shark, a turtle, and a starfish). Just when you think Cecil hasn't got a chance, a gorilla shows up wearing a shirt labeling him the villian (in case you didn't know); Cecil grabs a shirt labeling him the hero, fights off the villain, and gets the girl.

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  • The Bird Came C.O.D.
    The Bird Came C.O.D.
    Episode 177
    10/30/42
    10
    Plot Summary for The Bird Came C.O.D. (1942) Conrad Cat, making his first appearance in a Warner Bros, cartoon, has trouble getting a prop tree he's delivering to a theater into the door. Once inside, he falls victim to an intimidating little bird who hops out of a magician's hat.

  • Rhapsody In Rivets
    Rhapsody In Rivets
    Episode 176
    12/31/49
    10
    A construction foreman conducts his workers like a symphony orchestra as they build a skyscraper, musically.
  • The Cagey Canary
    The Cagey Canary
    Episode 175
    12/30/49
    10
    A cat (not Sylvester) tries to capture a little canary bird (not Tweety), and not get caught by protective Granny.
  • Saddle Silly
    Saddle Silly
    Episode 174
    12/29/49
    10
    A Pony Express rider's adventures in getting the mail through Indian country.
  • Rookie Revue
    Rookie Revue
    Episode 173
    12/22/49
    10
    Random gags around military life, set on an army base. A bugler uses a jukebox to play reveille. In formation, one private has a great deal of trouble remembering what comes after "3"; after he gets it, he decides not to go for the $32 question. In the mess hall, the machine gunners machine gun their food while the bombers catch falling biscuits. The infantry marches for miles - past a "next time, take the train" billboard. The camouflage troops march by, invisibly. We see training substitutes: wooden guns, cars marked "tank" and, alas, a banner marked "parachute" deployed in mid-jump. More training: aerial games (of tic-tac-toe). The anti-aircraft division has target practice, on an aerial shooting gallery. Finally, in an elaborate process, a general provides firing instructions to a big gun; when it hits his own building, he says, "I'm a baaad general."

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  • The Bug Parade
  • Sport Chumpions
    Sport Chumpions
    Episode 171
    12/16/49
    10
    A series of unrelated sports gags. Archery: The bullseyes make sense when we see where the archer is standing. Billiards: A trick shot: All the balls move together. Ping pong: The spectators eyes follow the ball... Ski jump: A long, long chute and a very short jump. Track: The hurdlers climb the hurdles like ladders. Swimming: The women's champion turns out to be a mermaid. A men's champion demonstrates strokes, ending with the crawl (on the bottom of the pool, on all fours). We see dives, ending with a seedy bar. Crew: We pull back from the first three precision rowers to see a real mess. Bicycle track racing: "Monotonous, isn't it?" Baseball: A talkative catcher gets knocked back by the ball. Football: Avery Memorial Stadium, with every seat on the 50-yard line one row wide and hundreds tall. On field: The QB calls signals and hops around. A ref emerges from under a pileup: "Is it a touchdown? Mmm, could be." The play is diagrammed into a huge tangle. Auto racing: The winner is blurred even standing stillmoreless
  • Aviation Vacation
  • Inki And The Lion
    Inki And The Lion
    Episode 169
    11/30/49
    10
    Preceded by thunderous crashing from the jungle, a little black bird with a syncopated hop emerges from the brush to mystify big-game hunter Inki as he attempts to track down his prey: a ferocious daddy lion.

  • The Wacky Worm
    The Wacky Worm
    Episode 168
    11/28/49
    10
    A singing worm is pursued by a crow, moving in an amazing variety of ways while escaping. It then hides in an apple, a toothpaste tube, a victrola, a toaster, and an alcohol bottle. This gets him soused enough to challenge the crow directly. He finally hides in another apple.

  • Hollywood Steps Out
    Hollywood Steps Out
    Episode 167
    11/16/49
    10
    A tour of Ciro's Nightclub packed with caricatures of many top stars, including (in order) Cary Grant, Greta Garbo Edward G. Robinson and Ann Sheridan, Johnny Weissmuller, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and George Raft, Harpo Marx, Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Leopold Stokowski, James Stewart and Dorothy Lamour, Tyrone Power and Sonja Henie, The Frankenstein Monster, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Oliver Hardy, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland and Lewis Stone, Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Henry Fonda, J. Edgar Hoover, Ned Sparks, Jerry Colonna, and Groucho Marx; many more just get sight gags, such as Claudette Colbert, Norma Shearer, William Powell, Don Ameche, Wallace Beery, C. Aubrey Smith, Boris Karloff, Arthur Treacher, Buster Keaton and Mischa Auer.

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  • Farm Frolics
    Farm Frolics
    Episode 166
    11/15/49
    10
    A series of spot gags about farm life. Running gag: why are all the little piggies watching the clock so intently?
  • The Trial Of Mr. Wolf
    Episode 165
    11/14/49
    10
    The Big Bad Wolf, villain of children's stories for years, is on trial for crimes committed against Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. When given a chance to speak in his defense, Mr. Wolf explains the supposed real story behind the fairy tale, in which he is the victim and Red and her grandma are the ones to blame. Will the jury buy his story?

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  • Goofy Groceries
    Goofy Groceries
    Episode 164
    11/13/49
    10
    Grocery store products come to life, along with caricatures of Jack Benny, Rochester and Ned Sparks, and take-offs on Superman and King Kong.
  • The Cat's Tale
    The Cat's Tale
    Episode 163
    9/30/49
    10
    The mouse, tired of being chased by the cat, convinces him there's no reason for it, and that the cat should talk to the dog and convince him too. The talks are not successful...
  • The Crackpot Quail
    The Crackpot Quail
    Episode 162
    9/27/49
    10
    A dog chases a quail through the forest; the quail keeps outsmarting the dog (and keeps referring to the dog as "doc"). The dog, none too bright, keeps running into trees, while the quail's topknot keeps falling into his face.

  • The Fighting 69 ½th
    The Fighting 69 ½th
    Episode 161
    9/25/49
    8.5
    A picnic; no humans in sight. Both the red and black ant colonies spot it at the same time. Their scouts get into a fight over the first olive, and of course you know, this means war. The war features such gags as limburger stink bombs, commando raids on the cake, and a bucket brigade building a sandwich. But the human returns, gathering up everything but one cake. The generals get into another fight trying to divide it.

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  • Shop, Look And Listen
    Shop, Look And Listen
    Episode 160
    9/24/49
    10
    .T. Gimlet's department store is closed, and the mice are going on a tour, led by the same W.C. Fields mouse as in Little Blabbermouse (1940). First, the shoe department, where we see mules, both red and green, who pop out of the box and bray at us. Next, the artworks: Whistler's Mother proves to be a good whistler herself; The Thinker is puzzling over his tax return; a painting that starts with two Indians becomes The Last of the Mohicans. In housewares, an automatic ashtray deals with a cigar (prompting a string of babble from Blabbermouse). An automated poker table plays the whole game, complete with the requisite ace-up-the-sleeve. And finally, the gift-wrap department, which includes one robot to measure out ribbon and another to wrap packages. This prompts another string of babble from Blabbermouse, which gets *him* wrapped up (and, when that's not enough, slapped with a "Do Not Open Until Xmas" sticker on his mouth).moreless
  • Of Fox And Hounds
    Of Fox And Hounds
    Episode 159
    9/9/49
    10
    Willoughby, a big dumb hound, is repeatedly tricked by George, the fox, into jumping off cliffs, among other things.
  • Wacky Wildlife
    Wacky Wildlife
    Episode 158
    9/1/49
    10
    A series of typical Avery spot gags set around wild animals. A dainty deer drinks very loudly and rudely from a lake. A pack rat swaps an egg and an acorn, then back again ("monotonous, isn't it?"). A flock of ducks lands; a hunter fires; all fly away, except one with an American flag on its side. A termite fells a huge tree. A cowboy rides across the plains well, no; his horse is just slapping itself with the front hooves. A coyote calls to its mate: "Hey, Mabel, come on out!" A camel contradicts the narrator, saying he's really thirsty. A wild dog: because of the lumbermen.

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  • Holiday Highlights
    Holiday Highlights
    Episode 157
    8/24/49
    10
    Blackout gags about the holidays. New Year's (the baby speaks to us). Valentine's Day (it's Leap Year, so the girl turns to the boy) Washington's Birthday (the cherry tree story). Arbor Day (a dog directs the placement of the tree). Easter (the bunny is menaced by the fox, who turns out to be a softy). April 1: no picture. Mother's Day: a decidedly low key reunion. Graduation day: the boy gets his diploma, and promptly joins a bread line. Halloween: the witch rides her broom, towing an advertising banner. Thanksgiving: A turkey for dinner, in more ways than one. Christmas: Santa's sleigh is an ice cream truck. New Year's: The Tournament of Roses parade; we see some floats.

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  • Malibu Beach Party
    Malibu Beach Party
    Episode 156
    8/16/49
    10
    Jack Bunny (a spoof of Jack Benny) invites Hollywood celebrities to his Malibu house for a party.
  • Ceiling Hero
    Ceiling Hero
    Episode 155
    8/10/49
    10
    A series of blackout gags parodying aviation and aviation films. Gags include a parchutist whose parachute reads "Good to the last drop", jokes about LA's expanding city limits, and a satire of test pilot and their bravery.

  • Ghost Wanted
    Ghost Wanted
    Episode 154
    8/7/49
    10
    An inexperienced little ghost tries out for a house-haunting job, but winds up getting terrorized by the fat ghost interviewing him for the position.

  • Little Blabbermouse
    Little Blabbermouse
    Episode 153
    8/1/49
    9.8
    A mouse, imitating W.C. Fields, leads tours of a drugstore for other mice. We see a number of products living up to their names: vanishing cream, reducing pills, sleeping powders, smelling salts, cough medicine. On to the lunch counter: a giant malt (sign). More products: shaving brush, Krazy mineral water, a rubber band (and brushes dancing to it). A musical revue: the clocks all sing "Start the Day Right"; an order pad would "Love to Take Orders From You"; a ballet troupe wants to "Shake Your Powder Puff"; and so on. Greeting cards greet our tourists. The mousetraps are harmless but the cat next to them isn't, and thus ends the tour. An annoying little boy who's been chatting away the whole time finally gets a jar of alum in the face to shut him up.

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  • Circus Today
    Circus Today
    Episode 152
    7/29/49
    10
    A barker guides us through a sideshow, a menagerie, and on to the big top, for a series of typical Avery gags. For example, the trapeze artists, the Flying Cadenzas, literally fly; the lion puts his head in the tamer's mouth; and the human cannonball flies around the world.
  • 7/24/49
    10
    A collection of short gags based on classic nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, in her best Katharine Hepburn, tells us how her garden is really doing. Humpty Dumpty doesn't completely crack up. Jack and Jill go up the hill and have too much fun to come down. Little Miss Muffet frightens the spider off. The Three Little Pigs give the Big Bad Wolf a bottle of mouth-wash. A parade of wooden soldiers, in perfect formation from the waist up. Starlight, Starbright: A dog gets his wish a tree. Jack be nimble but not quite nimble enough. The old lady in the shoe made the old man very happy. (A gag involving Hiawatha, trimmed from the TV version.) Finally, the night before Christmas, and one stirring mouse tells the other to be quiet.

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  • The Bear's Tale
    The Bear's Tale
    Episode 150
    6/14/49
    10
    The bears go out for a bicycle ride while their porridge cools. Goldilocks comes along, but stops at grandmother's house instead, where the wolf is waiting. He sends her away, then realized she'd do just fine, so he rushes over to the bears house. Red gets to granny's house, finds a note from the wolf, and calls Goldy.

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  • Cross Country Detours
    Cross Country Detours
    Episode 149
    6/1/49
    10
    A series of travelogue gags, focusing on national parks and wildlife. In Yosemite, we meet a bear and a deer; the bear enforces his own "do not feed" sign; the deer greets us with "hello, big boy." A desperate scoutmaster asks to use a gas station washroom, then calls his troop of hundreds. A fire ranger spots a discarded cigar and races to pick it up - and smoke it. Alaska: A husky dog reads a mileage sign and sets off for California (beginning a running gag). A ferocious bobcat stalks a cute defenseless baby quail. The desert: we see our dog again; a lizard sheds its skin like a stripper. Because the next scene is scary, the screen is split: for the grownups, a scary gila monster; for the children, a little girl reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and snarling at the reptile when she finishes. The Grand Canyon: A tourist testing the echo hears an operator: "I'm sorry, they do not answer" (and the dog, again). Beavers build the Hoover Dam. The dog reaches California, where he makes for the giant redwoods.

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  • Swallow The Leader
    Swallow The Leader
    Episode 148
    4/29/49
    10
    Migrating swallows are making their annual spring return to San Juan Capistrano, and a hungry cat awaits them with a radar scope and with his mouth and head disguised as a bird's nest. The clever advance scout for the flock of swallows tricks the cat into ingesting a metallic statue of a swallow, then uses a magnet to pull the cat through pipes and the prongs of a ladder. Hundreds of swallows then dive-bomb the cat with light bulbs and thumb tacks.

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  • The Shell Shocked Egg
    The Shell Shocked Egg
    Episode 147
    1/24/48
    10
    A mother turtle, naming her four eggs Tom, Dick, Harry, and Clem, buries the eggs while she obtains a sunlamp to heat her offspring into hatching, and Clem hatches prematurely and only partially while his mother is away. Unable to see in his search for a warm body to fully hatch him from his eggshell, Clem wanders into a barnyard and briefly cozies with a cow, which "golfs" him into a barn, and a male dog. The dog thinks he has laid an egg and envisions fame and fortune. He chases the partly-hatched Clem and comes into conflict with a chicken and rooster, who believe Clem to be their offspring. Finally, Clem's mother and her three other boy turtles, who sing in perfect coordination, find Clem. Clem is fully hatched by his mother, then complains about still being in a shell.

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  • The Rattled Rooster
    The Rattled Rooster
    Episode 146
    1/8/48
    10
    A rooster is unable to get worms; the other chickens either get there first or trick him out of the worms. But there's one worm nobody else competes for, because it's a trickster. It uses the garden hose, a balloon, toothpaste, and a high-voltage line to fool the chicken. It gets the chicken stuck in a pipe, then launches it with a hotfoot. The rooster doesn't believe it, so the worm launches him again. The worm then attaches a baby rattle to his tail and fools the chicken, but a real rattler mistakes the worm for her child. The worm and rooster team up to get the rattler stuck in a fence, using a couple of golf balls, then shake hands and walk away. The light finally dawns on the rooster, and he comes back after the worm who traps him in the fence, right next to the snake.

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  • A Horsefly Fleas
    A Horsefly Fleas
    Episode 145
    1/1/48
    10
    A flea befriends a horsefly, who has hooves like those of a horse, and rides the horsefly into the hair of a dog. The flea chops down strands of the dog's hair to use as "logs" with which to build a cabin, unaware that the dog's coat is the sacred territory of a tribe of Indian fleas, who declare war on the interlopers. The Indians capture and are about to burn the flea and the horsefly when the dog jolts in pain from the fire. The flea and the horsefly free themselves and flee the Indians through the hairs on the dog's carcass.

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  • Of Thee I Sting
    Of Thee I Sting
    Episode 144
    6/1/46
    10
    A (male?!) mosquito army prepares for the attack. We see basic training, which includes an obstacle course (slapping hands, fly swatters), target practice on stuffed dummy human forms, and training for taking off and landing on "flattops" (sardine cans). The trainees get, literally, their wings. A scout arrives with photos and the attack is planned. The first wave sneaks in behind flowers, then opens a hole in the screened-in porch. A second wave arrives in an amphibious boat, then launches their attack; despite the human's preparations (DDT, flyswatter), he's launched high in the air. Finally, the returning troops land, but instead of reaching their sardine-can destination, they fall short in the water. The bug directing them turns around, and we see his crossed eyes.

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  • A Tale Of Two Mice
    A Tale Of Two Mice
    Episode 143
    6/7/45
    10
    Babitt and Catstello return; their goal: steal the cheese the cat is guarding. Schemes include sneaking past a sleeping cat (Catstello chickens out), a miniature airplane, and a platform on a rope-and-pulley system,

  • Behind The Meat-Ball
    Behind The Meat-Ball
    Episode 142
    5/24/45
    10
    A dog, starved for meat, goes to different lengths to get a steak back from a little dog that keeps out-smarting him.
  • Booby Hatched
    Booby Hatched
    Episode 141
    6/24/44
    10
    Winter. A duck struggles mightily, and finally hatches her eggs in the bitter cold, after candling them and seeing the chicks skiing, skating, and otherwise enjoying winter inside the shells. All but one, that is: poor little Robespierre. She doesn't notice until after the rest of the brood has gone swimming and Robespierre has sprouted legs and run off in search of warmth. He finds it, under a hibernating bear ("So I laid an egg"), but a wolf has followed him in and snatches the egg, with some help from a stick of TNT. What the wolf hasn't counted on is mama, who's right behind him, with a couple of eye-poking fingers at the ready. The wolf swaps a doorknob for the egg, and starts boiling the egg, but mama arrives in the nick of time only to be rejected by the baby, who was just getting warm.

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  • From Hand To Mouse
    From Hand To Mouse
    Episode 140
    6/11/44
    10
    Spare me!" pleads the mouse to the dumb lion who just caught him, "And some day I'll save your life." Once out of the lion's clutches, though, the mouse taunts, "Sucker!"
  • Angel Puss
    Angel Puss
    Episode 139
    4/13/44
    10
    A little black boy is hired to kill a cat, but the feline escapes and proceeds to play tricks on the kid, pretending he's a ghost come back to haunt his "killer."

  • I Got Plenty Of Mutton
    3/22/44
    10
    A wolf, deprived of meat by war rationing and starving, sees an article in the newspaper about a sheepdog leaving his flock to join the army and thinks it will be easy pickings. However, if he had read the rest of the article first, he would have known that the flock is now guarded by the ram, "Killer Diller," a formidable foe. When the straightforward approach doesn't work, the wolf dresses as an attractive lady sheep, which immediately lures the amorous ram. The hapless wolf's attempt to club the ram, however, fails when he whacks an overhanging branch instead. He escapes, to another tree that conveniently has a safe hanging in it; it drops on the ram, but he emerges unscathed. Next is an anti-aircraft gun, but the ram hauls the disguised wolf inside. The panicked wolf runs for hours, finally tearing off his disguise in desperation "I'm a wolf!" "So am I!"

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  • Puss N' Booty
    Puss N' Booty
    Episode 137
    3/29/43
    10
    Woman wonders why her little pet birds keep disappearing. Rudolph the cat knows, but other than burping feathers, he's not saying. But it looks like he's met his match when the woman orders another bird from the pet shop: a little yellow canary named "Petey
  • Tokio Jokio
    Tokio Jokio
    Episode 136
    3/28/43
    10
    A "captured" Japanese newsreel. Civilian defense shows an aircraft spotter painting spots on aircraft and a fire prevention HQ that already burned down. Kitchen Hints shows the construction of a sandwich from bread and meat ration cards. Poisonalities in the News shows Yamamoto walking on stilts and boasting of plans for the White House, contrasted with the room reserved for him: an electric chair. A submarine, launched 3 weeks ahead of schedule, is still being built. A plane's new landing gear is a little man on a tricycle. A minesweeper uses a giant broommoreless
  • Hop And Go
    Hop And Go
    Episode 135
    12/5/42
    10
    Claude Hopper, a kangaroo, and "best darn hopper in the world," is full of himself (and dumb), so a couple of Scottish rabbits take him on. They set up a boxing ring; Claude gets tangled in the ropes. Next, he tries a distance leap, but the rabbits ride on his tail, then leap over as he lands. He tries again, without all the ballast in his pouch, but they've stuck his tail down with chewing gum. Claude falls into the river; the rabbits wash up in his water-filled pouch. Now they start coaching him. First, he's launched from a see-saw, bouncing off a zeppelin and right through the meat price ceiling; he lights a match to find out where he is and attracts anti-aircraft fire. The rabbits had given him a case of dynamite as "ballast"; he pulls it out, and falls -- on Tokyo. "Guess we know who's champeen nowmoreless
  • The Sheepish Wolf
  • The Hep Cat
    The Hep Cat
    Episode 133
    11/29/42
    10
    cat-about-town fancies himself such an irresitible "hunk" he momentarily resembles Victor Mature. His wooing of a cute kitten gets derailed by a prankster dog using a cat hand puppet to trap him.
  • Fox Pop
    Fox Pop
    Episode 132
    11/22/42
    10
    Hearing that silver foxes are all the rage in high society, a fox paints himself silver and gets himself trapped, finding out too late that it's only his fur anyone is interested in.

  • Eatin' On The Cuff
    Episode 131
    11/15/42
    10
    A live-action piano player relates the story of the Moth who, on his way to marry his Honey Bee, falls into the clutches of an amourous black widow spider, who at one point disguises herself as Veronica Lake in an attempt to snare her man, er, bug.

  • The Ducktators
    The Ducktators
    Episode 130
    11/8/42
    10
    Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito are portrayed as ducks taking over a barnyard.
  • Foney Fables
    Episode 129
    11/1/42
    10
    A collection of brief vignettes. Within the Book of Fairy Tales, we find much-loved stories like these: Sleeping Beauty (chewed out by Prince Charming for sleeping in), Tom Thumb, the Grasshopper and the Ant (the grasshopper can afford to be lazy because he has war bonds), the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing ("the fifth columnist of his day"), Aladdin and His Lamp, the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs (only they're aluminum for the war effort), Old Mother Hubbard (but her cupboard isn't bare; she's a "food hoarder"!), and This Little Piggy. The Boy Who Cried Wolf gets his comeuppance.

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  • Wacky Blackout
    Wacky Blackout
    Episode 128
    10/31/42
    10
    We tour a farm and see how the various animals are preparing for the war, in a series of blackout skits.
  • Gopher Goofy
    Gopher Goofy
    Episode 127
    10/29/42
    10
    A homeowner is enjoying his lovely lawn and garden when it's invaded by a couple of gophers with Brooklyn accents. The homeowner attacks, but the gophers outsmart him at every turn: They duck his hoe and shotgun. He gasses them with helium, and they float away -- causing a crow to throw away his bottle. The inflated gophers hit a tree and fall to earth. The gardener fishes for the gophers under his hat; they substitute a tomato, and he cries, thinking he's squished a gopher. Next, he tries the garden hose; the gophers stop the flow until there's a huge blast of water, which they direct back at the homeowner. He hits the ground and starts burrowing himself, surfacing in his fountain.

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  • Double Chaser
    Double Chaser
    Episode 126
    10/22/42
    10
    A mouse, being chased by a cat, enlists the help of a sleeping bulldog. When the dog awakes, the mouse hides in a hen's nest, and the cat disguises himself as a hen - and even does a hen imitation when the chicks hatch. The mouse then keeps pointing out the cat's hiding places, but when he points to a dump where the cat isn't hiding, the dog turns on him. The mouse paints an apple black and lights the fuse, but it explodes and sends him to mouse heaven.

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  • Hobby Horse Laffs
  • Horton Hatches The Egg
    11/6/42
    10
    Horton the elephant agrees to watch over lazy Maisie bird's egg while she vacations. Much later, after standing (and sitting) guard 100-percent faith- fully through rain and snow, Horton and the egg are captured by three hunters and put in a circus. Maisie happens by just as the egg is about to hatch and demands that Horton give it back to her.

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  • Saps In Chaps
    Saps In Chaps
    Episode 123
    10/29/42
    10
    Sagebrush site gags depicting wild west wackiness. The bit where a snidely villain enters a saloon, approaches the bar and repeatedly shoots a cockeyed cowboy who laughs wildly and says "Stop! You're killing me!," is hilarious.

  • Hop Skip And A Chump
    Hop Skip And A Chump
    Episode 122
    10/9/42
    10
    The grasshopper Hopalong Casserole easily outwits two birds that are modeled on Laurel and Hardy; he substitutes a bee when they think they've trapped him in a bag, he lures one off a cliff (apparently these are flightless crows), he plays "The Storm" on a piano they are hiding in, and he escapes through the closing "iris out."

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  • Joe Glow, The Firefly
    Joe Glow, The Firefly
    Episode 121
    2/3/41
    10
    A firefly with a miner's lighted helmet explores a camper's tent and the various people-sized items that, from his perspective, are gigantic, then utters the cartoon's single line of dialog.

  • The Haunted Mouse
    The Haunted Mouse
    Episode 120
    1/29/41
    10
    Episode shows a mouse being haunted.
  • Busy Bakers
    Busy Bakers
    Episode 119
    11/7/40
    10
    Swenson the baker is down to a single donut in his shop, which he willingly gives to a blind man who comes in. Unknown to him, that was really an elf, who enlists his friends to fill the shop with all manner of baked goods while the baker sleeps.

  • Mighty Hunters
    Mighty Hunters
    Episode 118
    6/28/40
    10
    A group of Native American children dances, in preparation for hunting. These hunters don't seem to be much of a threat to anyone but themselves, though. Two of them go after a squirrel, to no avail. Another tries to convince a donkey to let him ride, also with no luck. Finally, one of the boys, whose brother is strapped to his back, attracts the unwanted attention of a bear with his brother's candy; after everyone ends up hanging off a cliff, the bear gets the candy and the boys all head for home.

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  • The Early Worm Gets The Bird
    1/28/40
    10
    Mammy blackbird puts her three little ones to bed, but one of them stays up reading "The Early Bird Catches the Worm." Mammy throws the book out the window and warns the little ones about the fox, which will surely get them if they try to be an early bird. The reader pays no heed, and gets up at 5 AM. Alas, the worm has seen the book, so is alerted and evades the bird. And sure enough, before long, the fox shows up and soon has the bird in his grasp. The worm takes pity, though, and lures a bee into stinging the fox so he'll release the bird. The bird heads home to safety, but unlike his brothers, he's not interested when mammy asks if he wants worms for breakfast (and the worm pops up to say, "neither does I, mammy.")

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  • Screwball Football
    Screwball Football
    Episode 116
    7/15/39
    10
    A series of gags hung on a football game. The running gag is a baby licking an ice-cream cone; the portly man sitting next to him keeps stealing licks. We see the warmups (a kicker punts sitting in a chair; three other kickers break into a chorus line). The coin flip: the players pile on. The kickoff: the ball stays put and the man holding it is kicked. A re-kick: one player is used like a golf club by another. Some razzle-dazzle on the scrimmage line. The QB fades (literally) for a pass. Half-time: a quick show by the marching band; the team beats up their coach; a cheerleader rallies his team's supporters: one man. Second half: A touchdown run is interrupted for a commercial announcement; when completed, a cheerleader literally yells his head off. A quick montage of action, then the final gun which comes from the ice-cream tot, finally fed up with his neighbor.

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  • Fagin's Freshman
    Fagin's Freshman
    Episode 115
    7/8/39
    10
    Momma's singing "Three Little Kittens" with her brood, but Blackie thinks it's for sissies and he'd rather listen to crime dramas on the radio. Momma sends him to bed, where he dreams of venturing out. He sees a sign looking for boys, no experience needed. It's Fagin's school, where he trains boys to steal. The cops raid the place. In the shootout, the phone rings; Fagin answers and passes the message on to a cop: bring home a pound of butter. Blackie dives out a window, gets tangled up in a curtain, and wakes up, tangled in his blanket; he runs downstairs and joins in "Three Little Kittens."moreless
  • Fresh Fish
    Fresh Fish
    Episode 114
    6/29/39
    10
    A tour of the waters near a South Sea island, introducing us to the various kinds of marine life, including the pickled herring, the hermit crab, the starfish, a seahorse race, and many other puns. Among the running gags, a two-headed fish who keeps asking for directions to Mr. Ripley and a professor in a diving sphere looking for a rare wim-wam whistling shark.

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  • The Good Egg
    The Good Egg
    Episode 113
    6/21/39
    10
    A hen adopts an abandoned egg which hatches into a turtle. The baby turtle becomes the butt of all the real chicks' jokes until danger threatens
  • Little Lion Hunter
    Little Lion Hunter
    Episode 112
    6/14/39
    10
    Out hunting in the jungle with his spear, African native boy Inki keeps narrowly missing his prey: a parrot, a giraffe, even a butterfly. Then there's that weird black bird with the syncopated hop who keeps popping up out of nowhere, only to disappear mysteriously once again. Back to big game hunting, Inki puts his ear to the ground, not noticing the ferocious lion sneaking up on him.

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  • Land Of The Midnight Fun
    4/22/39
    10
    A cruise to Nome, Alaska, starts with some cruise-ship jokes: the ship pulls out of the harbor like a car, raising anchor also raises the front of the boat, the ship follows the coast by curving around it. On arrival, we see some local scenes: A penguin eats two fish, then is eaten by the third; the dogs of a dog sled stop (behind an iceberg) at a telephone pole; a timber wolf goes around shouting "Timber!" Two Eskimos rub noses: in preparation, the woman applies lipstick to her nose. Finally, an Eskimo nightclub (after all, the nights are six months long) features a rotoscoped ice skater. The ship leaves, and gets caught in the fog near New York; when the fog clears, we see the ship is perched atop the World's Fair Trilon.

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  • Sioux Me
  • Detouring America
    Detouring America
    Episode 109
    3/24/39
    10
    This travelogue across America is filled with sight gags such as the 'Old Reliable' geyser spitting into a spittoon, cliff-dwelling Indians who walk horizontally up and down the faces of cliffs to get to their homes, and a Texas cow puncher who really punches cows. Also featured is Mr. Butter Fingers, a 'human fly' who climbs the outside of the Empire State Building.

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  • Hare-Um Scare-Um
    Hare-Um Scare-Um
    Episode 108
    3/17/39
    10
    When a hunter learns of higher meat prices, he goes off to kill a proto-Bugs rabbit - but runs into constant obstacles.
  • Snowman's Land
    Snowman's Land
    Episode 107
    3/10/39
    10
    In the Canadian north, a little Mountie runs afoul of the dread outlaw, Dirty Pierre

  • Dangerous Dan McFoo
    Dangerous Dan McFoo
    Episode 106
    3/3/39
    10
    An arctic saloon. The tiny dog, Dan McFoo, is playing a pinball-like marble game in the back. His girlfriend, Sue, sounding like Katharine Hepburn, stands by. A stranger comes in with eyes for Sue; he begins a boxing match with Dan. After Dan gets knocked down, he accuses the stranger of having something in the glove; the ref finds four horseshoes and a horse. After the fight goes on a while with no conclusion, the narrator tosses a couple of guns, the lights go out, and Dan is shot or is he?

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  • Hobo Gadget Band
    Hobo Gadget Band
    Episode 105
    2/24/39
    10
    At the hobo hotel, it's morning. One hobo awakens, and carefully avoids the shower, except for a drop on each eye. He stops at the medicine cabinet for some "soda fizz" which jets about, causing havoc. A train goes by, and the swinging rhythm inspires a makeshift clarinet solo. The cook grabs some fish from the fridge, which opens right onto the river. Another train whistle prompts an announcer; the hobos board down a slide. The clarinet player starts up again, and everyone dances. The engineer notices, stops the train, and pulls the "hobo eliminator" lever, which ejects them. Fortunately, they land right in front of a sign looking for amateur musicians at a radio station. They play and sing, to everyone's enjoyment. The station owner offers them luxury but a passing train whistle changes their minds.

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  • Thugs With Dirty Mugs
    Thugs With Dirty Mugs
    Episode 104
    1/28/39
    10
    Killer and his gang are robbing every bank in town in numerical order, except they skip the 13th National Bank. The police are unable to catch them, despite their predictability (and their endless sight gags). Finally, they get help from an unlikely source: the guy in the front of the theatre who sat through the picture before. They capture Killer, and he gets a long sentence, which he has to write on the blackboard 1,000 times.

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  • Bars And Stripes Forever
  • Gold Rush Daze
    Gold Rush Daze
    Episode 102
    1/14/39
    10
    A man stops for gas on his way to dig for gold. The man at the station tells him what it was like back in 1849 in San Francisco, which we see. A sucker is hauled off the street and sat down at a card game; he dashes off as soon as someone shouts "they found gold in the hills" but others stake claims before he can. He ends up chopping off a cliff, falling down, and landing in the hospital. The doctor gives him news of another gold strike and he rushes out to begin panning. After some more mining gags and a song, we see a montage of more failed gold strikes. Back to the present day, where the storyteller claims to have sworn off gold, until a rider passes through with news of another strike, when he trades the station for the car and sets out after the gold.

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  • Robin Hood Makes Good
    Robin Hood Makes Good
    Episode 101
    1/7/39
    10
    Three little squirrels read the book Robin Hood and decide they want to play Robin Hood. The main character, the smallest squirrel, is forced to be the villain, while his two brothers play Robin Hood and Little John. Meanwhile, a hungry fox is looking for something to eat, and spots the three squirrels. He'll do anything to try to eat them, so he decides to play along Robin Hood, luring the older squirrels to him. Then, it is up to their youngest brother, the smallest squirrel,to save them.moreless
  • The Mice Will Play
    The Mice Will Play
    Episode 100
    12/28/38
    8.0
    The mice are on the loose after hours in a doctor's office, playing with the various pieces of medical apparatus. Susie Mouse is caged for research until her lover Johnnie frees her. A mouse orchestra plays a swinging wedding song. But throughout, a cat is stalking...
  • The Night Watchman
    The Night Watchman
    Episode 99
    12/12/38
    10
    A little cat must take his sick father's place as nightwatchman, but is bullied by a tough mouse and his gang, leaving the rest of the mice free to eat all the food and stage a musical floor show
  • You're An Education
    You're An Education
    Episode 98
    11/25/38
    10
    The brochures in a travel agency come to life. After a series of quick gags (flying fish in airplanes, a wave washing swimmers out to sea and back, etc). , there's a musical interlude featuring a tuba from Cuba. Two Hungary boys are lured by the Cook Island; they grab the Twin Forks from Montana, and add Turkey to their plates, then stop by the Sandwich Islands, Hamburg, Chili, Oyster Bay, and finally a cup of Java. A thief from Bagdad visits the Kimberly Diamond Mines, but awakes a sleeping baby, who Wales. This alerts Central (America), who calls Radio City, which contacts all countries. A group of bobbies, Mounties, Scotland Yard, and others pursue, while the thief is visiting a Pawnee shop. He tries to hide in the fog of London, but it's blown away by a windmill. A dude ranch hand ropes him, then drags him through the Red, Black, and Yellow Seas, and onto the back of the Lone Stranger's horse. They ride off, noting that he's not alone any more. (There is reportedly another sequence between the tuba and food segments; it was censored on the print viewed, presumably because of stereotyping).

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  • Little Pancho Vanilla
    10/17/38
    10
    Little Pancho Vanilla dreams of becoming a bullfighter, but his mother tells him that's impossible. The greatest bullfighter in Mexico, Don Jose, is coming to town; Pancho tells the local women he's better, so he goes to the amateur tryout, but he gets thrown out because he's so small. The bull quickly disposes of the other amateurs, sending one over the fence, where he catapults Pancho into the ring right on top of the bull, knocking out the bull to great acclaimmoreless
  • Cracked Ice
    Cracked Ice
    Episode 96
    9/14/38
    10
    It's ice skating time. After a few generic ice-skating gags, we get to the main story. An animal falls through the ice, and a pig doing W.C. Fields (W.C. Squeals, apparently) calls for help from a Saint Bernard dog. The dog dispenses a drink, and Squeals begins scheming to get some himself. First he tries faking his own fall through the ice, but the dog sees through it and downs the drink himself. Then Squeals tries using a dish of bones and a magnet, but the magnet falls through the ice and gets stuck around a fish. The fish then swims through a liquor spill from the dog's casket; the drunken fish grabs an ax and, swimming in a circle, dunks another skater. He then latches onto Squeals' skates, and hauls him into an ice-skating contest, where the fish-induced antics win him first prize. Squeals fills the loving cup from the dog's cask, and the fish swims off with it.

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  • The Major Lied 'Til Dawn
    8/7/38
    10
    We open on a big game hunter telling a little boy (a caricture of child star Freddie Bartholomew) stories about hunting in the jungles of Africa. He tells him a story about a day he was hunting there. The game hunter gets help from African natives to catch some animals, with some odd results. Sight gags include a African native with a record player hidden in his huge lower lip, an elephant who can't remember something he was supposed to do, and the game hunter riding a elephant and having to "shift gears" like an automobile to get up a steep hill.

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  • Love And Curses
    Love And Curses
    Episode 94
    7/25/38
    10
    An aging hero is looking through the photo album and remembering the Gay 90's, and in particular a picnic interrupted by villainous Roger St. Clair, who tries to tempt Emily to the big city and away from Harold; when that fails, he takes her by force. Six months later, Harold is still searching; Emily is forced to sing on the stage of Roger's bar, accompanied by a barbershop quartet on "All Is Not Gold That Glitters." Harold passes by and hears her. Roger beans him with the curtain and ties Emily to the railroad tracks. Harold rescues her; there follows a sawmill scene, a shootout, and ultimately victory for our hero. Back in the present day, they wonder what happened to Roger, which is his cue.

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  • Have You Got Any Castles
    6/25/38
    9.8
    In a library, legendary characters sing and dancing during one night
  • The Penguin Parade
    The Penguin Parade
    Episode 90
    3/25/38
    10
    An evening at a night club for penguins, (and a walrus or two). The stage show includes an appearance by a penguin incarnation of Bing Crosby, who sings a jazzy version of, "When my dreamboat comes home". The band's three singers do a scat version as well. This is followed by a full swing band instrumental of the song which works the band into a "Hot Jazz" frenzy, literaly melting some of the instruments.

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  • A Star Is Hatched
    A Star Is Hatched
    Episode 89
    3/18/38
    10
    Emily the chicken, lives in Hickville but dreams of Hollywood. Her chance comes when director J. Megga-Phone happens to drive past and gives her his card. She makes her way to Hollywood, and Megga-Phone's office, where she discovers a whole flock of hens with the same card and a completely uncaring Megga-Phone. She returns home to faithful Clem, and a chick with foolish notionsmoreless
  • The Sneezing Weasel
    The Sneezing Weasel
    Episode 88
    3/11/38
    10
    Mama hen takes her chicks out to breakfast, but little Wilbur can't get any worms. Finally, a big worm escapes, and he runs after it; meanwhile, the rest of the family has gone inside to escape a thunderstorm. Mama realizes Wilbur's missing and goes after him, just before the weasel (hidden behind a tree) gets him. He's caught a cold and is put straight to bed. Mama runs for the doctor; the weasel disguises himself as doctor Quack and the chicks open the door for him. Wilbur sneezes off the disguise and they recognize Willy the Weasel. The chicks prepare for war: bottle-cap helmets, popcorn ammo. The weasel corners Wilbur, who sneezes in his face and gives the weasel a sneezing fit. His powerful sneezes, among other things, blow the pages out of a book, which closes to reveal the title Gone with the Wind. Wilbur finally beans the weasel. Mama returns home with the real doctor, whose castor oil scares a revived Willy off.

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  • Jungle Jitters
    Jungle Jitters
    Episode 87
    3/4/38
    10
    Starts out with a tribe of African cannibals imitating Native Americans. After this, they do the new Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theme "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down." Then a sloppy stuttering salesman knocks on their doors, and they bring him in and put him in a pot of boiling water. The queen of the tribe wants to see the man. She falls in love with him. They get married, but when the salesman sees he has to kiss the bride, he decides he'd be better off being dinner for a tribe of hungry cannibals.

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  • My Little Buckeroo
    My Little Buckeroo
    Episode 86
    1/27/38
    10
    In the border town of Boiled Beef, Texas, in 1872, a bandit who is wanted by authorities terrorizes the town - but a pig-headed deputy thinks he has a way to capture him.
  • September In The Rain
    10/24/37
    10
    Plot Summary for September in the Rain (1937) The rain is outdoors; the action is indoors, in a grocery store, where the characters on product labels come to life (along with one real worm). While much of the picture features characters in blackface, and hence is usually censored, the remaining part includes a bottle of blueing singing "Am I Blue", a snake charmer from a coffee can playing for a tube of toothpaste, an elegant dancing couple from cigarette packs, the umbrella girl on a salt box under a waterfall, and some baby chicks from cleanser cans chasing the aforementioned worm.

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  • The Woods Are Full Of Cuckoos
    10/1/37
    10
    A program for radio KUKU set in the woods, mostly starring birds as caricatures of celebrities of the day. The MC is bandleader Ben Birdie, heckled by Walter Finchell. Wendell Howell prepares to lead a singalong; he gives several different page numbers in the songbook, then says, "Never mind, we won't use the books." The audience, responding "Oh yes we will" pelts him. Billy Goat and Ernie Bear introduce and sing the title song. Everyone sings along, except a fox, who informed he's singing the wrong song, responds, "Why don't somebody tell me these things?" We pan across a series of celebrity guests, like W.C. Field-mouse, Dick Fowl, Deanna Terrapin, Bing Crowsby, and the high-note competing duo of Grace Moose and Lily Swans. Tizzie Fish has a cooking segment. Finally, Louella Possums introduces a company performing a scene from The Prodigal's Return.

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  • The Lyin' Mouse
    The Lyin' Mouse
    Episode 83
    9/22/37
    10
    A mouse is trying to free himself from a trap when a cat arrives. The mouse, desperate, asks if the cat has heard the story of the lion and the mouse. We see the lion, scaring all the animals; the mouse has a horn that imitates the lion's roar, and has some fun with it until the lion catches him. The mouse pleads for his life, and the lion, distracted by a bigger catch, agrees. The bigger catch is a trap set by the Frank Cluck expedition; the lion avoids the first trap, but falls for the second, and find himself in a circus lion-taming act (where he put his head inside the tamer's mouth). The mouse happens by, and chews a lion-shaped hole in the lion's wooden cart/cage, setting him free. Back to the cat: moved by this story, he releases the mouse; just before entering his hole, the mouse has one last word for the cat: "Sucker!"moreless
  • I Wanna Be A Sailor
    I Wanna Be A Sailor
    Episode 82
    9/10/37
    10
    Momma parrot is teaching her young-uns to say "Polly want a cracker" but little Peter doesn't want a cracker, he wants to be a sailor like dad. Mom tells him what a no-account his dad really was, setting sail for Hawaii ("no, Maw, it was Catalina") right after the kids were born. Peter is unswayed, and takes off. He turns a barrel into a boat, and crews it with an annoyingly talkative duckling, then sets sail on a lake. They get caught in a thunderstorm (the duck loves it). Peter calls for help and momma comes running, but the duck has already saved him. But he still wants to be a sailor.moreless
  • Dog Daze
    Dog Daze
    Episode 81
    9/2/37
    10
    A series of gags at a dog show, including a stage revue. A dog gets into a trunk of roller skates and crashes through the stage show.
  • Speaking of the Weather
    8/31/37
    10
    It's midnight at the bookstore and all the book and magazine characters are coming to life. When a bulldog from an adventure book uses an Andrews Sisters-like performance by girls in a travel magazine as a distraction to rob a bank, he is chased, caught, and sentenced to, of course "Life" (the magazine). But there's also a conveniently placed "Escape" magazine....

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  • A Sunbonnet Blue
    A Sunbonnet Blue
    Episode 79
    8/20/37
    10
    Two mice in love are joking and playing at a fashionable hat shop. But a rat tries to play the old fashiomed villain who kidnaps the girl. So all the other mice there are helping her lover to find her. Hiding under all the hats they finally get her back...

  • Plenty Of Money And You
    8/1/37
    10
    A hen's chicks hatch, but one of them is actually an ostrich. She treats it as her own, but the ostrich keeps getting into trouble, first getting stuck after eating a goldfish, then falling down steps into a basement and swallowing a car jack, then having a little run-in with a worm and a lawn sprinkler, and finally getting captured by the weasel. The weasel sings a version of the title song, with lyrics about how great the ostrich will be when it's cooked. Meanwhile, the ostrich swallows first the hanging light bulb; when forced to disgorge that, he swallows a box of fireworks, which goes off when the ostrich is in the oven. The weasel, having had enough, sets the ostrich free. The ostrich puts on a fireworks show, ending with "eat at Sloppy Joe's."

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  • Sweet Sioux
  • Streamlined Greta Green
    7/13/37
    10
    world of this cartoon, cars act like humans. Junior wants to grow up to be a taxi, but mom wants him to be a nice, respectable touring car (taxi dancers are literally taxis). What mom doesn't know is that junior has been sneaking into town to play in traffic, drink hi-test gas, and race trains. He runs out of gas at a particularly bad time and gets towed to the garage.moreless
  • Uncle Tom's Bungalow
    7/1/37
    10
    bungalow is haunted.
  • Clean Pastures
    Clean Pastures
    Episode 74
    6/1/37
    10
    This cartoon really deserves another chance. People call it racist because of the black stereotypes but did anyone else notice that heaven was being run by blacks? And there were no white people in heaven either. It's not really racist because the jazz musicians they characterized (Calloway, Waller, Gillespie, Lunceford) really did act and talk like that. The music was a show stopper. That shuffling black man in the beginning was just a bit of comedy. But racist? That's a tad harsh. Let's face it, Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd were hardly roll models for white people. The music was the main event here.moreless
  • Ain't We Got Fun
    Ain't We Got Fun
    Episode 73
    2/21/37
    10
    "When the cat's away, the mice will play." The cat is taking a nap, so the mice invade the pantry and start having the time of their lives. The cat soon wakes up, however, and the mice must act quickly to keep from being eaten. Will they just run and hide, or will they stand up for themselves?

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  • She Was An Acrobat's Daughter
    2/14/37
    10
    An evening at the local movie theater, including a sing-along led by Maestro Stickoutski at he Mighty "Fertilizer" organ, a "Goofy-Tone" newsreel, and the feature, "Petrified Florist," a spoof of 'The Petrified Forest (1936)' featuring caricatures of Bette Davis and 'Leslie Howard' .

  • The Fella With A Fiddle
    2/7/37
    10
    mouse fakes blindness and plays his fiddle; he returns home, where it becomes apparent he's rich. The tax collector arrives, and he pulls various levers and presses buttons to make his home look like a shack. The tax collector can't catch him. A cat sees this and tries baiting a trap with a gold coin; that fails, but a gold crown on his tooth lures the mouse in. Or does it? The mouse telling this story to his grandchildren looks oddly familiar...moreless
  • I Only Have Eyes For You
    1/28/37
    10
    The iceman is in love with a pretty girl, and an old spinster is pining and cooking for him. But his dreamgirl prefers crooners like bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee or Eddie Cantor. After leaving her, he spots a sign of an imitator, and thinks he could ask him to do the crooning for him while he is trying to date his girl. The imitator accepts, and at first the trick is working, until the imitator gets to cold among the ice in the back of the van and the girl gets suspiciousmoreless
  • Pigs Is Pigs
    Pigs Is Pigs
    Episode 69
    1/21/37
    10
    A hungry little pig eats a couple of pies off the windowsill. When it's time for dinner, he ties together the spaghetti of all the other little pigs and eats it all. That night, he has a nightmare where he is force-fed by a mad scientist.

  • He Was Her Man
    He Was Her Man
    Episode 68
    1/14/37
    10
    A poor, mistreated wife who has to bring all her money home to her lazy, shiftless husband is left by that one, because he found a new girl to hang on to. When she spots him with his new flame while she's singing torch songs in a cheap shanty, she tries to win him back, but that leads to a shoot out with an unusual result.

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  • The CooCoo Nut Grove
    6/29/36
    10
    A visit to a Hollywood nightclub, featuring caricatures of, among others, Walter Winchell, Hugh Herbert, W.C. Fields, Katharine Hepburn, Johnny Weissmuller, Harpo Marx, Mae West, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Clark Gable, Groucho Marx, Edward G. Robinson.

  • Don't Look Now
    Don't Look Now
    Episode 66
    6/22/36
    10
    Cupid and a Devil are having fun on St. Valentine's Day with arranging and destroying love affairs. Cupid wins: he knows what to do with a lonely skunk...
  • Boulevardier From The Bronx
    6/15/36
    10
    Baseball. The Chicago Giants, led by rooster pitcher Dizzy Dan, are playing the Hicksville team. Dan arrives in Hicksville and sings the title song while eyeing local pitcher Claude's girl. The game. Showboat Dan throws two strikes so hard his catcher is thrown backwards; the turtle catcher uses a stovepipe to send the third strike back to Dan. A Giant batter hits the ball; the Hicksville pitcher loses it in a hailstorm of balls. The Giant batter, a weiner dog, manages to touch two bases at once, thus stretching his hit into a homer. Dan, showboating, lets two strikes go by, then when he hits, preens a while before running, but he still makes his run. Bottom of the ninth, 3-0, 2 outs, Hicksville pitcher Claude at bat. Arrogantly, Dan has walked three batters just to get to him, so bases are loaded. After missing a fast ball and a slow ball, Claude hits his grand-slam homer and keeps his girl, laughing in Dan's face.

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  • Toy Town Hall
    Toy Town Hall
    Episode 64
    6/19/36
    10
    A child would rather listen to the radio than go to bed, but mother insists. He sleeps, but at midnight, his toys come alive and put on a show for him (much of it recycled, though often with different backgrounds, from earlier cartoons).

  • At Your Service Madame
    6/1/36
    10
    Mrs. Hamhock finds herself the object of unwanted attention following an article in the paper about her inheritance; her piglets do what they can to thwart the attentions of the con man who's a little too interested in the safe. They ultimately hook him up to a vibrating belt which shakes the money out of his pockets.

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  • Sunday Go To Meetin' Time
    5/23/36
    10
    It is Sunday and black families are getting ready for church. There are mammies who put shoeshine on their son's heads, and pappies who polish their head to be all shiny and new. On the way to church, a lady who has twin sons uses a brassier as a baby bonnet for them. Then a lady who is ready to go finds that her husband Nicodemus is busy shootin' craps. She pulls him by the ear and heads for church, but Nicodemus sneaks out and finds a chicken-yard. He chases a chicken and gets hit on the head by a fence. He finds himself in the devil's court.

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  • I Love To Singa
    I Love To Singa
    Episode 61
    1/1/36
    10
    When 4 baby owls are born,one is a jazz singer-while the rest are classical music players.But jazz isn't allowed at the home.The parents try to teach him classical,but "Owl Jolsen" just sticks to his jazz music-so he gets kicked out.Can he prove to his parents that his singing is good?
  • When I Yoo Hoo
    When I Yoo Hoo
    Episode 60
    3/6/36
    10
    Summary for When I Yoo Hoo (1936) It's the Weavers vs. the Mathews in Hickory Holler. The Weavers are singing (the title song), the Mathews are sleeping. They wake up and start shooting, which ends the song. A Weaver coonskin cap is shot off, and proves not to be quite dead yet. The sheriff drives up in a very broken-down car and nails up a notice: The feud is to be settled by a rooster fight at Higgins' Barn. The fight is on: The roosters circle each other (getting their necks tangled). They proceed to mix it up, to the William Tell Overture (the storm). The Mathews rooster gets a shot of moonshine, and is soon bashing his opponent. They crash into each other and knock each other out; the sheriff tries declaring either a winner, or a draw, but that only gets the people more riled up; everyone piles into the ring as the roosters watch.moreless
  • Bingo Crosbyana
    Bingo Crosbyana
    Episode 59
    2/27/36
    10
    Various insects have taken over a kitchen. After some playing with the food, one bug croons like Bing Crosby, then does some very showy flying which gets him all the girls. A spider drops down, and he runs in fear, leaving his girlfriend vulnerable. The other bugs manage to get the spider, eventually trapping it on flypaper.

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  • I'd Love To Take Orders From You
    2/20/36
    10
    Quitting time for a scarecrow. He gets home, and his little boy scares him. To the title song, he teaches his son the basics of scare-crowing. Bedtime for junior; he prays to be a big scarecrow, just like his daddy. The next morning he sneaks out before anyone else is up and practices scaring a rooster, a squirrel, and a rabbit. He takes up his father's place, but the crows are not impressed; in fact, the crow goes on the attack. Junior finally thinks he's found a pose that works, but in fact Dad's come up behind him. Of course, in the telling, he's much more heroic...

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  • Let It Be Me
    Let It Be Me
    Episode 57
    2/13/36
    10
    Rooester Bingo, a popular radio crooner, takes a girl, to whom her boy-friend was just about to propose, for a ride to the city. But Bingo soon gets bored of her and when she makes a scene at a night club, he has her thrown out. Pennyless she's now struggling to survive in the big city. But her boyfriend hasn't forgotten her, after interrupting and beating up Bingo on one of his radio broadcasts he accidently bumps into her and takes her home. But after the marriage they notice the strange behaviour of one of their childrenmoreless
  • I'm A Big Shot Now
    I'm A Big Shot Now
    Episode 56
    2/6/36
    10
    The citizens of Birdville are going about their business: weaving baskets, patronizing the bank (depositing nuts and worms), etc. In the saloon, a gangster type sings the title song, mugs a passing cop, and drinks a row of shots. He looks out and spots the bank; leading his gang across the street, he acts as lookout while the gang robs the bank. The police pursue; shootout. In the hideout, the ganster laughs at his wanted poster. A beat cop spots the getaway car and summons help; shootout, including air support. The cops shoot out the floor of the hideout birdhouse, capturing the lead, who sings, from jail, the flip side of the title song, "I'm just a jailbird now."moreless
  • Page Miss Glory
    Page Miss Glory
    Episode 55
    1/30/36
    10
    A bellhop in the No 1. hotel of a smalltown awaiting the arrival of Miss Glory dreams he has to page Miss Glory at a first class hotel in New York, and this turns out to be a nightmare. Finally he is awakened by the manager, because Miss Glory's car has arrived, but instead of a beautiful lady, a child star a la Shirley Temple steps out ...

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  • The Cat Came Back
    The Cat Came Back
    Episode 54
    1/23/36
    10
    Momma cat is teaching her kittens to catch mice. Meanwhile, across the basement, Momma mouse is teaching her little ones how to avoid cats. One of each of the kids sneaks out; they meet in the middle. After a brief staring match, the mouse kicks the kitten's fanny (literally); the kitten runs to momma, who complains to Mrs. Mouse to no real avail. The mouse invites the kitten back to dance to the wind-up record player. The kitten falls into a drain, and the mouse dives after it, while both mothers fret. The rescue involves the mouse using a guitar as a boat, then grabbing a board stretched across a hole; the kitten grabs on, a whirlpool twists both of them, and as they untwist, the board helicopters them out of the hole. The mothers are happy, and all the kids play together, until Mrs. Cat remembers that Mrs. Mouse poked her in the eyes on their first meeting; everyone starts fighting.

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  • I Wanna Play House
    I Wanna Play House
    Episode 53
    1/17/36
    10
    Two bear cubs, one black, one brown, frolic near their sleeping father. The black one chases a turtle, who turns around and nips him on the nose. The brown one laughs at this; the black one throws a rock, but he ducks and it hits papa's head. When each blames the other, he arbitrarily spanks the brown one. The black one next suggests they play hide-and-seek. He runs off and hides in a trailer, where he makes a sandwich and washes it down with cider. Feeling tipsy, he puts on a hat in front of a mirror and sings. The brown cub, having counted to a million, finds him. They fight, and in the process, release the brakes, sending the trailer careening down a narrow mountain road. It crashes into a tree, sending the cubs and the contents flying. The cider jug hits the brown bear on the head, making him woozy. Papa comes running, but seeing the jug and his son's actions, comes to the wrong conclusion and paddles him again. The black one thinks he's gotten away scot-free, but the brown one throws another rock at him.

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  • Flowers For Madame
    Flowers For Madame
    Episode 52
    10/15/35
    10
    A tour of the garden, where every flower dances or plays a tune, especially today, since it's the flower pageant (which looks a lot like the Rose Parade). A series of floats, including the Scottish Heather in kilts and two firefly brake lights. Fire strikes as a badly placed magnifying glass ignites a match. The flowers do what they can to fight it, but the fire manages to get through the sprinkler. Finally, some watermelons put out most of the fire, with a grasshopper spitting tobacco juice at the last bit.

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  • Billboard Frolics
    Billboard Frolics
    Episode 51
    10/8/35
    10
    Billboards come to life. Eddie Camphor and his "wioleen" player Rub-Him-Off do a song and dance to "Merrily We Roll Along" with new lyrics. A dancer on a Cuban tourism poster does a dance. Pancho's Tamales sing in Spanish; the Old Maid cleanser girls dance. Some Russian Rye bread dances to a Russian arrangement. The penguins for Old Colds cigarettes dance and skate, too. Two union suits do a dance, with their drop panel beating time on washtubs, as a set of lingerie dances and a Jell-O mold shakes. The My Ami chick goes after the worm in an apple, but catches the hose of an air pump instead and gets inflated. A cat comes after the chick. The bellhop for Philmore cigarettes calls out the support: A Police Chief gasoline car, the RCA dog (fake brand not visible), and finally the arm and hammer from a baking soda poster which clubs the cat on the head.

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  • Little Dutch Plate
    Little Dutch Plate
    Episode 50
    10/1/35
    10
    A cheery tune in a Dutch kitchen; the girl on the plate and the salt shaker boy are in love. They dance. The girls on the blue plates join in. An evil-looking vinegar bottle comes after them with the mortgage for their windmill. The boy has just 30 minutes to get the money. The piggy bank only yields one cent. Paw's dentures on a shelf have gold teeth; the boy uses a firecracker to set them free, and makes his way back. But in the meantime, his girl's been strapped to a board inside a grandfather clock that's getting the sawmill treatment. He sets her free and pummels the vinegar bottle, knocking his head right off. The vinegar bottle finds a much more handsome head and gets the girl.

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  • The Lady In Red
    The Lady In Red
    Episode 49
    9/23/35
    10
    A Mexican Cafe after hours is the setting for a cockroach party a la Joe's Apartment (1996), where the eponymous star of the show is a hot, six-legged senorita in a red dress. An interloping parrot chashes the party, apparently determined to have the guest of honor as a snack. But the audience is not about to give up the object of their collective affection so easily, and one heroic bug manages to torch the parrot's tail and rescue the damsel in distress, which is, of course, a good excuse to continue the fiesta on into the night. Freling did partial remake of this cartoon the following year with flies and a spider standing in for the roaches and parrot in Bingo Crosbyana (1936).

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  • The Merry Old Soul
    The Merry Old Soul
    Episode 48
    9/4/35
    10
    Old King Cole marries the Woman in the Shoe. As soon as they get home, the babies show up from every drawer and closet, much to the king's chagrin. As the singers keep informing us (until the king shuts the window on them), it's the end of his happiness. We spend most of the picture watching his baby assembly line, as he washes them, sends them through the rinse line, dries them with a roller towel, powders them, sends them floating along with balloons, diapers them with paper towels stapled in place, and finally flips them into sleep suits and into their cradles. Time to catch up on the sewing; the machine is connected to the cradles and rocks them as he sews. Once everyone is asleep, the king rests, until two babies run the machine at warp speed, sending everyone flying, ultimately into the king's lap.

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  • Country Mouse
    Country Mouse
    Episode 47
    8/1/35
    10
    A strong mouse says that he will become the heavyweight champion of the world. But his grandma (who is just as strong) doesn't want him to fight. So that night he sneaks off to the fight, which Granny hears on the radio. Granny is so concerned she goes to the arena to stop him from fighting...but fate plays a hand.

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  • Into Your Dance
    Into Your Dance
    Episode 46
    6/26/35
    10
    Porky introduces a dance wherein he dances.
  • My Green Fedora
    My Green Fedora
    Episode 45
    4/13/35
    9.8
    A rabbit is told by his mother to watch out for his baby brother Elmer while she's out of the house, but a wolf has other plans for Elmer after he hears the older brother sing "My Green Fedora."
  • Along Flirtation Walk
    3/15/35
    10
    Chickens from Plymouth Rock College and the Rhode Island Reds prepare for the big game. At the pre-game dance at Plymouth Rock, a glee club sings the title song. The big game arrives; Plymouth Rock is coached by a duck, and Rhode Island by a rooster. And the game turns out to be, not football, but laying eggs (though the teams look and act surprisingly macho). Going into the half, Rhode Island leads 75-30. In the locker room, Plymouth Rock gets a pep talk, while the Rhode Island team is stuffed with billiard balls. For some reason, the Rocks get penalized for laying live chicks while there's no penalty for the billiard balls. Meanwhile, a Plymouth Rock benchwarmer who's been pestering the coach all through the picture gets sent in and single-handedly wins the game, 100-99, at the last second.

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  • Country Boy
    Country Boy
    Episode 43
    1/27/35
    10
    Mother rabbit sends her charges off to school. Peter needs a bit more attention; he's hiding with the chickens, using a feather duster to stand in for a tail. On his way to school, Peter starts to sneak into a farmer's field, but is caught by three schoolmates. They threaten to tell the teacher, and Peter heads off to school. The bell rings, and Peter decides to cut class and attack the field. Carrots and beans (which prove to be Mexican jumping beans) pose no problem, but a row of beets proves stubborn. Peter uses the rope and winch from the farmer's well to haul them out, but the farmer's cow, munching on the other end of the row, lands in the well, and its bleats alert the farmer. Peter runs, and rides atop the farmer's mower to escape him. After damaging the flowers, hedges, and corn, he runs through a stand of maple trees with out-of-season sap/syrup, then a chicken coop, leaving him coated in feathers. He perches on a fence post and crows.

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  • Pop Goes Your Heart
    Pop Goes Your Heart
    Episode 42
    10/15/34
    10
    A robin sings, and the vegetation turns spring-like, followed by some more action by birds and bees. A grasshopper teaches his sons to chew and spit tobacco. Two spiders play the title tune on their web; some worms animate some apples to the tune; a chorus of frogs sings. Beavers play tennis, using spider webs as a net and their tails as racquets. A bear on the prowl is rebuffed by a turtle, then traps several beavers in a tree. They drop a beehive on him; he rolls down a hay-covered hillside, landing amid a farmer's mounds of hay; the farmer tosses the bear-stack into his "bailer", and the bear turns into a walking hay bale.

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  • Those Beautiful Dames
    10/8/34
    10
    A pitiful girl trudges through the snow to her pathetic shack. As she sleeps, a group of toys sneaks in and completely redecorates, with a toy fire engine spraying paint and various toys hanging wallpaper; they also build a fireplace and bring in nice furniture, and apparently build a large addition. When the girl awakes at midnight, the toys sing and dance for her. Finally, everyone adjourns to the new addition where a massive table is set for a party, and all enjoy cake and ice cream.

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  • Rhythm In The Bow
    Rhythm In The Bow
    Episode 40
    10/1/34
    10
    An orchestra is going on.
  • Shake Your Powder Puff
  • The Girl At The Ironing Board
  • The Miller's Daughter
    5/12/34
    10
    Ceramic figurines come to life after one of them is knocked over and broken by the household cat.
  • Why Do I Dream Those Dreams
    A boy goes to a psychic man and seek for help.
  • How Do I Know It's Sunday
    4/22/34
    10
    A girl loses her memory on Sunday.
  • Goin' To Heaven On A Mule
    Another banned cartoon.
  • Those Were Wonderful Days
    4/15/34
    10
    An old man narrates the days when he enjoyed when he was still young.
  • Beauty And The Beast
    4/8/34
    10
    A little girl has a late night snack and falls asleep. She finds herself in a land where toys and nursery rhymes have come to life. Three heralds sing a welcome song warning her of the beast. Six wooden soldiers march in formation; she kisses the leader, who blushes and falls for her. Speaking of falling, Humpty Dumpty laughs at this and falls off, revealing five wooden ducks who do a song-and-dance number, ending by crashing into some alphabet blocks and spelling out "nertz." The soldier leads the girl to a bookshelf, where they sing the title song (helped by some other books). The finish, turn the page, and the beast comes out of the page after her. A fight ensues, with the soldier sending a toy airplane after the beast (it shaves stripes in its fur), along with some less effective attacks. The attack wakes the little girl up, and she climbs into her bed.

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  • Honeymoon Hotel
    Honeymoon Hotel
    Episode 31
    1/1/07
    10
    A man and his wife go to Honeymoon hotel only to learn it is haunted.
  • Pettin' In The Park
    Pettin' In The Park
    Episode 30
    4/1/34
    10
    Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 6-disc DVD release "The Busby Berkeley Collection".
  • Sittin' On A Backyard Fence
    3/13/33
    10
    A man is bored and narrates what he experiences from the backyard fence.
  • I've Got To Sing A Torch Song
    3/6/33
    10
    Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 6-disc DVD release "The Busby Berkeley Collection".
  • We're In The Money
    We're In The Money
    Episode 27
    2/27/33
    10
    After the last human has left the department store, the toys walk over to the music department where they start performing the Warren/Dubin song "We're in the money". The money soon joins for a chorus, as well as display dolls in the wardrobe department.

  • The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon
    2/20/33
    10
    Dishes and utensils wash, dry, and stack themselves. A duster plays a silverware box like a piano while a salt-pepper-and-sugar set sings. The spoon proposes to the dish (interrupted by a cry from a baby spoon), then plays percussion on some pans and jam jars. Some teacups do a can-can, then a centipede-like conga line. The Swiss cheese yodels. The blueing sings "Am I Blue?," joined by a potato crying from all its eyes. An egg dances, slips on some lard, hatches, and sings "Young and Healthy." A lump of dough rises like a ghost and dances over to a packet of yeast, which it mixes into water and drinks, then grows, a la Jekyll and Hyde. It threatens the dish; some utensils fight back, lobbing canned goods from a spatula catapult. More attacks with cheese graters, popcorn, a rolling pin, and an electric fan, turn the dough into muffins, a bundt cake, a pie, and waffles.

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  • Shuffle Off To Buffalo
    2/20/33
    10
    Baby central. A flock of storks is leaving with babies. An old man at a ledger book is dealing with phone calls and letters; a request for twins from Nanook of the North sends him to the refrigerator; the stork carries them in slings marked "upper birth" and "lower birth." Another request, written in Hebrew; this baby comes back as a rough Jewish stereotype, and gets stamped kosher. He then joins the head man singing the title song, and shuffling us off to see the baby assembly line, manned by dwarves. The babies are washed in a washing machine, dried, powdered, diapered in paper towels, loaded up with milk, and sent off in a crib. They clamor for "Cantor" and one of the dwarves reveals that he was _Eddie Cantor_ in disguise, followed by another round of the title song.

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  • I Like Mountain Music
    2/13/33
    10
    The magazines and books in a drugstore come to life and sing the title song, among others. Some celebrities shown: 'Will Rogers' , Sonja Henie, Kay Kyser; like most of this genre, there's an extended crime sequence, with bad guys breaking into the cash register and Sherlock Holmes on the case.

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  • Wake Up The Gypsy In Me
    2/6/33
    10
    A camp of Russian gypsies, dancing and playing music. After an opening dance, a quartet of beer-drinkers gargles the Volga Boatman song, then another group hauling on a rope sings it (we finally see that the other end of the rope is anchored by a very small dog). A trench-coated bomber sneaks into the palace, where we see Rice-Puddin', the mad monk, cheating at a jigsaw puzzle. He spies the activity in the gypsy camp and orders a henchman to fetch the gypsy girl. The villagers revolt as a result, sending The Mad Monk scrambling on his horse; they stuff a bomb into his pants just as he turns his horse into a helicopter, and it explodes.

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  • The Organ Grinder
    The Organ Grinder
    Episode 22
    1/23/33
    10
    An organ grinder and his monkey make their way down a New York streetscape. The monkey climbs up several stories to get tips from a couple of women. It does a little dance for a group of kids, then uses some props to impersonate Harpo Marx, Stan Laurel, and Oliver Hardy. It then sits down at a couple of pianos and begins playing, first, the title song, then 42nd Street. It gets caught in a runaway car, and after running into a fruit cart, crashes into a music store and comes out as a one-man band with the organ grinder in the rear.

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  • Young And Healthy
    Young And Healthy
    Episode 21
    1/16/33
    10
    Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 6-disc DVD release "The Busby Berkeley Collection
  • One Step Ahead Of My Shadow
    1/9/33
    10
    Several Chinese residents play music. A dragon frees himself from a cage and goes after them, but fireworks are shoved down the dragon's throat. This causes him to explode and turn into a walking dragon skeleton.
  • The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives
    1/2/33
    10
    Christmas Eve. A poor orphan boy trudges through the snow, pathetically. He finally arrives at his miserable cabin. While he is crying, Santa arrives and, singing the title song, offers to take the boy to his workshop. They arrive, and the toys go wild (in the full version, they sing the title song, but this has been censored in some versions due to outdated stereotypes). He plays with a few toys. A candle falls off the tree and starts a fire. The toys try in vain to fight the fire; the boy hooks up a hose to a set of bagpipes and takes care of it.

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  • Three's A Crowd
    Three's A Crowd
    Episode 18
    9/26/32
    10
    An old man is reading a book by the fire. The clock strikes 8, and he heads off to bed. From his book, Alice in Wonderland, out crawls Alice, who turns the radio to the title tune. This wakes up Rip Van Winkle; Alice then rouses the Three Musketeers, who sing a bit. Next tune: Nero fiddles, Rome burns, and Cleopatra sizzles in a slinky dance. Uncle Tom sings a spiritual as Mr. Hyde sneaks up and abducts Alice. Tarzan to the rescue, along with several other characters who mount a spirited attack using such office supplies as pen points, matches, and a fountain pen. They box him up and carry him off.

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  • A Great Big Bunch Of You
    9/19/32
    10
    A mannequin in the city dump improvises a piano from the junk to play and sing the title song The various animals and pieces of junk all join in.
  • I Wish I Had Wings
    I Wish I Had Wings
    Episode 16
    9/12/32
    10
    Morning on the farm. A rooster rousts the chickens and geese. The chicks run out from under a huge hen, leaving her much smaller. She digs for a worm by turning her bill into a brace and bit, then divides the worm among the kids by running it through a meat grinder. One of the chicks has a fight with one of the resulting worms. An expectant father rooster fetches doctor stork, who comes out with a basket full of white chicks and one little black one, who gets crowded out of the food. Seeing a fenced in garden, he sings the title song. Finding a discarded girdle, he uses it as wings, and a pair of bloomers as a parachute. Feast time! That is, until the scarecrow comes after him, but he's quickly dispatched.

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  • You're Too Careless with Your Kisses!
    A bee returns home late after a night out having too much honey. His wife leaves him, but quickly ends up in the clutches of an evil ladybug. The whole hive turns out to fight the ladybug and get her back.
  • I Love A Parade
    I Love A Parade
    Episode 14
    8/29/32
    10
    A circus parade, to the title tune. Next, a series of sideshow acts: the wild boy, the rubber man, siamese twin pigs, a tattooed man, a hula-dancing hippo, an Indian snake (or goat) charmer. Into the ring, we have a hippo riding a horse (much to the horse's dismay), a high-wire act (again, to the title song), and finally a lion tamer.

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  • The Queen Was In The Parlor
    8/22/32
    10
    The king returns to his castle, and asks where the queen is; she's in the parlor, and won't be seen, according to the title song. He goes to his throne and summons his jester, Goopy Geer. Various bits of silliness ensue (including an Amos & Andy impression cut in some versions). A black knight arrives and threatens one of the young ladies in court; Goopy fights him off, first with an ax, then in armor from kitchen utensils, then butting him with a mounted animal head, which makes the knight's armor fall apart. He pulls it together again and runs away.

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  • Moonlight For Two
    Moonlight For Two
    Episode 12
    8/15/32
    10
    Two dogs, courting, go to a dance. On the way, they ride a buckboard that crashes and becomes a wheelbarrow. At the dance, a bear with a shotgun causes trouble, but with some help from a walking stove, our hero fends him off.

  • It's Got Me Again!
    It's Got Me Again!
    Episode 11
    8/8/32
    10
    Late at night, the mice come out and sing and play to the title tune, among others. That is, until the cat arrives, but he's quickly sent packing.
  • Goopy Geer
    Goopy Geer
    Episode 10
    8/1/32
    10
    Goopy, a dog of no particular personality, but a crackerjack piano player, plays several songs on the stage of a nightclub. We spend a fair amount of time watching the patrons and staff of the nightclub.
  • Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee
    1/15/32
    10
    As a tribe of Indians sings, the women are all falling for the three singers of the title, Bing Crosby, 'Russ Columbo' , and Rudy Vallee. A brave brings a radio to his girlfriend, and she joins in the title song. The woodland animals join in, doing impersonations. While the tribe dances, a fire gets out of control. Three baby birds, trapped in a tree, are saved by a spider web used as a net.

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  • Freddy The Freshman
    1/9/32
    10
    Freddy comes to a party and is a hit; he then goes on to be the star quarterback at the football game.

  • Pagan Moon
    Pagan Moon
    Episode 7
    1/1/32
    10
    An islander serenades his sweetheart by the light of the moon. A crocodile nearly swallows the boy's ukulele, but he manages to get it back. The two then go for a boat ride, during which the ukulele is accidentally knocked overboard. The boy dives down to retrieve it and sees all manner of undersea life.

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  • Red-Headed Baby
  • Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land
    This is a banned episode
  • You Don't Know What You're Doin'!
    6/25/31
    10
    Cars come to life
  • One More Time
    One More Time
    Episode 3
    6/1/31
    8.0
    Cop Foxy is trying to enforce the law in town, but dangerous drivers and gangsters who also kidnap his sweetheart are making this difficult.
  • Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!
    5/5/31
    10
    A streetcar conductor has adventures with a would-be passenger hippo, a cow blocking the tracks, and a runaway train while he, his passengers, and some hobos sing the title song.
  • Lady, Play Your Mandolin!
    3/24/31
    9.2
    Foxy rides into a bar, has a beer, and watches the stage show: Lady Foxy performs the title song, while various patrons join in. Meanwhile, Foxy's horse finds ways to get increasingly tipsy until he spontaneously combusts.

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