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22 October 1932 (USA) See more »
Bosko is the star player in a wacky game of professional football. | Add synopsis »
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Except for a running gag featuring an eagle in the last part of the short, this one is pretty unmemorable. See more (1 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)
Rochelle Hudson ... Honey (voice) (uncredited)
Johnny Murray ... Bosko (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hugh Harman (uncredited)
Produced by
Hugh Harman .... producer
Rudolf Ising .... producer
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Marsales 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Animation Department
Friz Freleng .... animator (as Isadore Freleng)
Robert McKimson .... animator (as Bob McKimson)

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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone)

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Except for a running gag featuring an eagle in the last part of the short, this one is pretty unmemorable., 5 October 2006

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

There's not much to this short apart from one running gag and a few sight gags. You get a general feeling about the whole, but very little stands out and makes a lasting impression. I will discuss one or two things here, so this is a spoiler warning:

The cartoon has some cute gags in the first couple of minutes, with the marching band and what looks like a moose doubling as a turnstile. Intercut in here are scenes of Bosko being tortured under the guise of being given a "massage" (ouch!).

The football game is really not very interesting in and of itself. There are one or two good gags and some horrible puns that pop up. Most of the funny stuff is off the field antics (a reporter pounding away at his typewriter until the typewriter pounds back, a face appearing in the crowd watching the game in obvious disapproval, etc.).

Toward the end, they periodically cut away to an eagle perched upon a flagpole. This running bit is far more interesting than the rest of the short and the ending is quite good. I won't spoil it here.

Though this cartoon is not all that special, I hope it is released on a Looney Tunes Golden Collection at some point. Worth watching once.

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