This travelogue across America is filled with sight gags such as the 'Old Reliable' geyser spitting into a spittoon, cliff-dwelling Indians who walk horizontally up and down the faces of ... See full summary »
This travelogue across America is filled with sight gags such as the 'Old Reliable' geyser spitting into a spittoon, cliff-dwelling Indians who walk horizontally up and down the faces of cliffs to get to their homes, and a Texas cow puncher who really punches cows. Also featured is Mr. Butter Fingers, a 'human fly' who climbs the outside of the Empire State Building. Written by
David Glagovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This was my first look at one of these Looney Tunes "travelogue" cartoon they used to feature here and there in this time period (late 1930s). We go from one city - and landmark - to another with humor - sometimes - going along with the tour. Most times its corny, some times it's clever and some times a little of both.
We start in New York City with the Empire State Building highlighted. Then, to add some humor, we see "The Human Fly" trying to scale the building.
From there, our "guide" (narrator Robert C. Bruce) takes us to West Point to the Everglades where Mel Blanc's famous voice says "ouch!" when he voices a mosquito being slapped, to the rolling plains of Texas where we see a cowpuncher, way up to Alaska....on and on....covering most regions of the USA.
Most of the humor, to be honest, was too corny to be funny and I doubt if I would ever watch this again. Sometimes I amazed people ever laughed at lame material like this.
This cartoon can be seen as a feature addition on the James Cagney.movie DVD, "Each Dawn I Die."
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