Flip the Frog is working as a hot dog vendor at a circus. A thief steals a woman's purse and it's up to Flip to stop him.

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Flip the Frog is working as a hot dog vendor at a circus. A thief steals a woman's purse and it's up to Flip to stop him.

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27 August 1932 (USA)  »

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The Most Entertaining Hot Dogs You've Ever Seen!
27 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The bulk of this cartoon is a wild chase scene between Flip The Frog and a purse snatcher.

Flip is a hot dog vendor at the circus and the opening gags are very funny. Where else but a cartoon to you see the following? A customer approaches, and asks for one hot dog. Four little dogs come out and dance and the customer picks out his favorite. The hot dog is then told by Flip to lie down (on the grill!), roll over, then go over and dip his butt into a jar of mustard and then lie on top of a bun. The little hot dog then closes the top part of the bun on himself and waits to be eaten. On the first bite, though, he yells "ouch" and jumps out of the bun.....only to be eaten by a nearby two-head Siamese twin! That's the wacky world of these UB Iwerks "Flip The Frog" animated shorts, which is why I really enjoy a lot of these.

Anyway, a pick pocket comes along, steals a few things and then gets spotted stealing an old woman's purse. The bulk of the cartoon is Flip going after the crook and the crazy scenes that ensue. The two of them go at it while a three-ring circus is in progress, so you get some very wild sight gags, such as the two opponents running up, down and around a big horse while chasing each other. You see them on roller-coaster type motorcycle events, or the high wire.

Along the chase are numerous innocent victims, such as a guy who gets eaten by a lion, or another who gets flattened by an elephant.

It's another frenetic Flip cartoon, which means it is fun to watch, and with a surprise ending. Definitely recommended.


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