I notice when I start drifting off while I watch a film that it's often not because I am tired but because what I am watching is so gosh-darn boring--and that's exactly what I think of "You Try Somebody Else". It's a very dull little Fleischer Brothers cartoon and you could certainly do better.
The first portion of the cartoon involves a cat that is let out of prison. Soon, he breaks into Betty Boop's home and is sent right back to the slammer. Then, Ethel Merman in live action begins singing a rather slow tune "You Try Somebody Else" and this seems to go on and on forever. But, in Fleischer Brothers style, soon the bouncing ball appears and the audience is encouraged to sing along with her. Again, this seems to go on forever. The bottom line is that the cartoon portion isn't very good, the song is very forgettable and it's about as entertaining as watching your parents make out! If you are a glutton for punishment, the Fleischers also made another similar cartoon with Merman as she croons "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"--a tune already ancient by the time this one came out in 1932. Avoid unless you are having insomnia and really are looking for sleep!
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