Supervision by - Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising
Drawn by - Isadore Freleng, Max Maxwell
Musical Score by - Frank Marsales
Bosko explores the
musical possibilities of war.
A war is raging, and
Bosko is whistling a happy tune and oiling his airplane as bombs burst
all around him. An enemy pilot spots Bosko and drops a bomb right on him,
leaving Bosko and his plane huddling in a crater. Angry, Bosko starts
up his plane and takes to the skies to chase down the enemy pilot. Bosko
pulls out his machine gun and begins firing at the enemy plane. The enemy
pilot pulls out a huge cannon, and a few shots destroys Bosko's plane
and sends him falling to Earth. He bounces off a piano and lands in a
pair of long underwear. He spots Honey prancing by the remains of the
bombed-out house and approaches her. "Parlez vous?" he asks.
Bosko has to repeat himself a few times before Honey understands and replies
with "Ooooo, wee wee!". "Ooooo la la!!" shouts Bosko
as he plants a big kiss on Honey. She walks away uninterested, to which
Bosko comments "Well shut my mouth!". He goes over to the piano
and begins playing. Honey eventually begins to dance in the remains of
the bombed-out house. The enemy pilot spots them and drops a bomb on them,
leaving Honey dazed and Bosko plucking at harp strings. Now angrier than
before, Bosko creates a makeshift plane out of a stove pipe, a meat grinder,
a bench, a pot, a broom and a dachshund. He grabs a picket fence and uses
the meat grinder to shoot the pickets into the rear of the enemy plane.
The enemy pulls out his machine gun and begins firing at Bosko, but Bosko
takes the stove pipe and bends it into a "U" shape, shooting
the enemy's bullets right back at him. The enemy takes out his cannon
again, and shoots it right into the dog's mouth. Bosko squeezes it out
of the dog and back at the enemy plane, smashing it into a swarm of miniature
planes. Bosko takes out some bug spray and shoots the mini-planes out
of the air. Bosko spits at the one tiny plane that remains, and then laughs
- Bosko is whistling
"Get Happy" at the beginning, the tune which would eventually
become the first "Merrie Melodies" theme. Also heard on the
soundtrack: "Shuffle Your Feet" and "Just Roll Along".
- Honey's French
appears to sped up English, possibly reversed.
- Warner Bros. would
make another cartoon titled "Dumb Patrol" in 1964, starring
Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Porky Pig.
- Disney Swipe: Compare
a scene in this cartoon to a similar one from Disney's The
Gorilla Mystery (1930):
Bosko, Vol. 2
Bosko, Volume 1