Bosko runs a hot dog stand at an amusement park. He sells a hot dog to a bow-wow-type dog; but before the dog can eat it, the hot dog cries out, "Mammy!" in imitation of Al Jolson. The dog happily replies, "Sonny boy!" The dog and hot dog kiss and go off skipping and barking, joyfully reunited. Meanwhile, Bosko sneaks away from his hot dog stand so that he can compete as a jockey at a nearby racetrack. Bosko's horse is only mechanical; but his pluck and quick-thinking will give him an edge over his competition.
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Vitaphone production reel #4645. See more
Hot dog! Get 'em while they're hot, folks! Hot dog! Hot dog! Get 'em while they're hot, folks!
Redrawn in the 1970's for the "When Funnies Were Funny" TV show. Retitled "Off to the Races" and the soundtrack was replaced at the beginning. The cartoon's ending was different (with a different music piece) because of missing footage - it ends with Bosko's horse killed, then his competitor laughs, then is kicked by Bosko, who rides the rival's horse, stunning the rival. The rival's horse reaches the goal then Bosko gets a trophy while the horse's eyes roll around. See more
Nobody Cares If I'm Blue
Music by Harry Akst
Played when Bosko puts his mechanical horse back together before the race See more