The department store manager is a parody of The Great Gildersleeve, a character played by Harold Peary
in the radio program "Fibber McGee and Molly". Gildersleeve was so popular he was spun off into his own radio show, "The Great Gildersleeve", as well as a series of feature films. See more
[the manager has him cornered on the roof
You read any good books lately, Doc? I-I just finished a dandy. Yeah, all about a big guy like you, chasing after a little guy like me, see? Well, what the big guy didn't know was that right behind him, ready to strangulate him with his hairy hands, was a horrible Frankensence monster, breathing fire on the back of his neck.
[the manager turns around; there is Bugs making a scary face; the manager screams and jumps out the side of the building
Dance of the Comedians
from "The Bartered Bride"
Music by Bedrich Smetana
Played during the elevator bit See more