Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep, cared for by Little Bo Peep, thus depriving Mary and the children she lives with of their livelihood, forcing her to marry Barnaby. The sheep are stolen, but Gonzorgo and Roderigo, Barnaby's henchmen, double-cross him by selling Tom to a band of gypsies instead, leaving Tom with the opportunity to escape and make his way with Mary, Bo-Peep, and other Mother Goose characters to Toyland. Written by
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Did You Know?
This version takes liberties with the original 1903 operetta, but so does the 1934 film with Laurel & Hardy. For example, the characters of Grumio, Rodrigo and Gonzorgo were in this film but not in the L&H one. A side-by-side comparison would likely reveal that the two films are about even in their changes to the stage version. See more
When Gonzorgo and Rodrigo are trying to hide from Barnaby after he discovers they sold Tom to the gypsies, he throws both of them over a hedge and on the ground. When they fall on the grass, it's obvious that it's artificial turf, because it moves with them. See more
Hello, everybody. My name is Sylvester, Sylvester J. Goose. My friends call me Syl, or sometimes silly.
At this time, it is with unmitigated pleasure...
Sylvester, talk faster.
"Talk faster"? You're lucky to find a goose who can talk at all! As I was saying, it is my pleasure to present your hostess for this occasion, weighing one hundred and eighty nine pounds...
Hmph! I present the one and only Mother Goose.
[Mother Goose enters
Thank you, ...
We Won't Be Happy Till We Get It
Music by Victor Herbert
Music adapted by George Bruns
from the song "He Won't Be Happy Till He Gets It"
New Lyrics by Mel Leven
Sung by Ray Bolger
, Henry Calvin
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