A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he's spent his life savings on. Written by
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When the frog is released from the cornerstone, he starts singing ragtime tunes such as "Hello Ma Baby", leading some observers to speculate that he is singing tunes he remembers from before the time he was placed in the cornerstone. In the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection", the various commentaries and special features make this point. However, not all the songs are from before the time he was imprisoned, which according to the cornerstone and the documents placed within, was April 16, 1892. (Since "The Michigan Rag" was written for the cartoon, it can be credited as being older than 1892.) "Largo al factotum", "Come Back to Erin," and "Throw Him Down, McCloskey" were written before the frog's supposed entombment (in 1816, 1866, and 1890, respectively), while "Hello, Ma Baby", "Won't You Come Over to My House," "I'm Just Wild About Harry" and "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" were written afterward (in 1899, 1906, 1921, and 1930, respectively). See more
When the construction worker is imitating the frog in the talent agency, he's initially holding his hat, then throws his hands up in the air. When his hands come back down, his hat has disappeared. See more
Michigan J. Frog
Everybody do the Michigan Rag / everybody likes the Michigan Rag / every Mame and Jane and Ruth / from Weehawken to Duluth / slide, ride, glide the Michigan / stomp, romp, pomp the Michigan / jump, clump, pump the Michigan Rag / that lovin' rag.
Largo al factotum
from "The Barber of Seville"
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Lyrics by Cesare Sterbini See more