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Greetings Bait (1943)

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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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Release Date:

15 May 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La buena carnada  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The worm in this cartoon is a caricature of comedian Jerry Colonna. A regular on The Bob Hope Radio Show, Colonna's weekly greeting to Hope and the audience was, "Greetings, Gates!" See more »


Follows The Wacky Worm (1941) See more »


Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
Music by Raymond Scott
Played when the crab chases the Wacky Worm
Also played when they are fighting off-screen
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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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