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. ... See full summary »
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... See full summary »
In a more pointed warning than Joan Blondell's live-action version . . .
. . . of this song was able to provide during the concurrent feature film DAMES, Warner Bros.' Animated Shorts Seers division (aka, the Looney Tuners) are able to prognosticate a more detailed omen against America's current Reign of Terror under the admittedly Smallish Paws of Putin's Puppet, Rump. The action of THE GIRL AT THE IRONING BOARD begins in the same vein of the somewhat normal laundry setting presented in DAMES. However, the focus of attention soon deviates into areas NOT seen during Busby Berkeley's creation, such as the presence of one man in the laundry tasked with grinding the collars of men's shirts to a razor sharpness, with another guy assigned to break the buttons of those same shirts with a hammer. Sound familiar? Warner is clearly forecasting that the Oklahoma Attorney General who INCREASED serious earthquakes from an average of 2 per year to a current peak of 800 annually and rising would be installed as head of the "reformed" EPA (Environmental Pollution Agency); a closet KKK Imperial Wizard would be designated as Attorney General; the destroyer of Detroit Public Schools would be charged with carrying out such carnage nationwide; the multiple-times-a-traitor rapist of Chad from Exxon Valdez would be elevated to head American Diplomacy; and Racist Breitbart Fake News would get the exclusive right to determine the Facts of History--we all might as well cut our throats, Warner suggests with the shirt collar bit. At 4:48 a clearly recognizable caricature of Putin's Puppet Rump drops off HIS laundry, which immediately leers at, molests, and kidnaps all the nearby lingerie, signifying the type of Oligarchical Self-Entitled Pervert who would "buy" beauty pageants in Real Life solely for the "opportunity" to barge in unannounced upon a female changing room full of cringing nude teen girls. Warner is warning us that the 40 million deplorable demons masquerading as "Church People" who'd vote for such an Evil Imp MUST be drowned in cages, along with their Pied Piper, since that's exactly what happens to Rump's Long Johns at the end of this cartoon.
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