Mermaids sing to us about mermaids and fishes at play; they and some other sea creatures dance to it. Buddy as a merman plays tag with a girl mermaid, but he gets too rough and turns her ... See full summary »

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Jack Carr ...
Buddy (voice) (uncredited)
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Mermaids sing to us about mermaids and fishes at play; they and some other sea creatures dance to it. Buddy as a merman plays tag with a girl mermaid, but he gets too rough and turns her off. Buddy looks inside a shipwreck and drags the girl to it; she busies herself playing with the jewelry in a treasure chest. Meanwhile, Buddy finds some props in another trunk and does an imitation of Charles Chaplin. The girl finds a piano and plays the title song. The noise draws an octopus, who grabs her and swims off, with Buddy in pursuit. The octopus (squid?) drops the girl to fight Buddy, and does so with some success until Buddy lures it into a pipe and ties the tentacles to a flange, then starts bashing the octopus with a battering ram. The girl kisses Buddy; he blushes, then gets hit by the battering ram into her arms. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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19 January 1935 (USA)  »

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Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung with substitute lyrics by Mermaids
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Before there was a Spongebob or even Disney's LITTLE MERMAID . . .
11 February 2017 | by (The Gutters of Baltimore) – See all my reviews

. . . topless Warner Bros. mermaids (albeit Nippleless, these being half fish) cavorted not only UNDER the sea, but also ABOVE (going so far as to deck out their fishtails with hula skirts!). Most of the MR. AND MRS. IS THE NAME action takes place down below on the sea bottom, however, featuring Merpeople versions of Bosko's Looney Tunes replacement--Buddy--and his gal Cookie. When they tire of their game of tag, Buddy lures Cookie into the hold of a sunken ship, where Cookie plays dress-up with the contents of a treasure chest that's conveniently gaping open, while Buddy finds a complete Charlie Chaplin Tramp outfit, in which he impersonates the cinema icon of (even in 1935) Long Ago (suggesting that Old Tyme movie Rialtos had solved the problems presented by spooling film through underwater projectors). Then Warner's omnipresent warning to We of America's Far Future begins, as an Inky Black Octopussal Dead Ringer for the deplorable Rump grabs Cookie by her Noo--no, make that by her Private Parts and whisks her toward an underwater Rump Tower. Soon Buddy ties Rump up in one of the ubiquitous defective pipelines his henchmen are working on in Real Life Today, and gives Putin's Red Commie KGB Game Show Host-in-Chief at least six concussions.


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