A prisoner serving a 500 year stretch at Sing Song prison spends 20 years digging a tunnel under the wall. Escaping with his bag of disguises he intends to see the world but ends up instead inside the warden's television set. So, to keep from being caught, he has to use his disguises and act out programs such as a western, a boxing match and a ragtime band (but not the horse race) as the Warden keeps changing the channel.Written by
Jerry Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Last MGM cartoon not filmed in CinemaScope during the 1950s. See more »
Between 1934 and 1954, the two main characters don't seem to age. See more »
Now it's time for the races.
[Spike quickly grabs a watering can and pours it in front of the screen to make it look like it's raining, then holds up a sign saying "RACES CALLED! RAIN!"]
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This cartoon is just average for Tex Avery, which means that it's still as good as the best work of some cartoon directors. Virtually all sight gags, many of the gags are familiar from other shorts and most often worked only moderately well here. Still worh watching (I've never seen a BAD Tex Avery) even if it's not one of his best.
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