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Greetings Bait (1943)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Short  |  15 May 1943 (USA)
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A worm reminiscent of Jerry Colonna is lowered into the water and uses various guises to lure fish. He also tangles with a crab.


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Uncredited cast:
Wacky Worm / Jerry Colonna (voice) (uncredited)


A worm reminiscent of Jerry Colonna is lowered into the water and uses various guises to lure fish. He also tangles with a crab.

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15 May 1943 (USA)  »

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La buena carnada  »

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1.37 : 1
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The first Warner Bros. cartoon to feature music by Raymond Scott. See more »


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Written by María Grever
English lyrics by Raymond Leveen
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Funny, but it helps if you know who Jerry Collona was.

This cartoon (deservedly nominated for an Oscar) features a parody of the great Jerry Collona, a radio and motion picture comedian. The title is a play on one of his signature bits ("Greetings, gate! Let's osculate!) that were his trademarks. Collona was parodied several times by the guys at Termite Terrace and was popular at the time. Little-remembered today, he really was very funny and is humorously well-done here. This cartoon should really be in-print, as it's fabulous! With worms lke this, fish don't have a chance! But I have just one question: where's Yehoodi? Recommended.

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