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Greetings Bait (1943)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Short | 15 May 1943 (USA)
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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Wacky Worm / Jerry Colonna (voice) (uncredited)
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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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La buena carnada  »

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Trivia

The worm tells a fish to take a hook, saying "Don't be so reluctant...Dragon!" This is a reference to the Disney feature The Reluctant Dragon (1941). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Wacky Worm: [to crab] You wouldn't be so brave, knave if you weren't wearing that shell to protect you!
Wacky Worm: Ladies and a'gentlemen! The following scenes will be so brutal and a-horrifying, that for the benefit of those with a-faint hearts, weak stomachs and 4-F ratings, we will return you to the surface!
[the battle takes place underwater, when the fisherman brings out the worm he is in bandages]
Wacky Worm: I could be wrong, y'know...
Jerry Colona: Ah yes! Embarrassing, isn't it?
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Connections

Follows The Wacky Worm (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
3 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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