The worm in this cartoon is a caricature of comedian Jerry Colonna
. A regular on The Bob Hope
Radio Show, Colonna's weekly greeting to Hope and the audience was, "Greetings, Gates!" See more
You wouldn't be so brave, knave if you weren't wearing that shell to protect you!
Ladies and a'gentlemen! The following scenes will be so brutal and a-horrifying, that for the benefit of those with a-faint hearts, weak stomachs and 4-F ratings, we will return you to the surface!
[the battle takes place underwater, when the fisherman brings out the worm he is in bandages
I could be wrong, y'know...
Ah yes! Embarrassing, isn't it?
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by the Wacky Worm as he's setting up the sandwich See more