Farmer Al Falfa's car comes to life and sprays oil on his window before driving away. Al Falfa now needs a window washer. A cat, using a mouse as a washrag, takes the job.
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A cat and mouse are out for a ride in their automobile. A motorcycle cop, who is able to transform himself into a spider in order to secretly observe speeders, spots them and takes chase. They escape him by throwing the chassis in his path and rolling away on the wheels. Meanwhile, Farmer Al Falfa tries to fix a flat tire on his anthropomorphic car, which kicks him when he isn't looking. Once he is on the road again, he loses control of his car, which attacks a police officer and eats him. The car throws Al Falfa out in front of his house and sprays oil on him and his window before riding away. Al Falfa goes inside and uses a watering can to give his fish a shower. The cat and mouse pass by and see the sign on Al Falfa's house: "Window Washers Wanted." The cat uses the mouse as a washrag and begins washing the oily window. The mouse takes revenge on the cat by throwing a pail of water over him. The cat takes chase, but a large group of mice chase him away. For good measure, they chase... Written by J. Spurlin

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Beautiful Music
25 October 2013 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I seen a video of this cartoon online some weeks ago. This silent short is one of the early cartoons of the "Aesop's Fables" started by Paul Terry. Only a handful of shorts in the series are based on the original fables themselves because Paul Terry said he never heard of Aesop at the time.

The cartoon shows a cat and mouse who are good team in losing the cop that goes after them on the highway. But when they take the job of window washing at Farmer Al's home is where they have a fallout. The cat does clean the window but uses the mouse to clean it instead of a sponge. The mouse doesn't take it too kindly, and therefore hurls a pail at the cat, prompting them to go into a chase.

What I really like about the short is the beautiful melody that plays at the opening scene. I cannot imagine a melody more beautiful than that. As for the gags and the story, it's entertaining enough.

Because Krazy Kat shorts were a hit at the time, there's also some influence from those shorts in this. Some time after the fallout, the mouse tosses a brick on the cat's head. Pretty reminiscent.


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