A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he's spent his life savings on.
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Did You Know?
The frog is found in the cornerstone of the "J.C. Wilber Building. This is a reference to Joseph Wilber (listed as Joseph P Wilber in the Film Daily Yearbook from the late 30s to the early 50s), the comptroller for Leon Schlesinger Prod and then for Warner Bros Cartoons Inc. This is one of three in-jokes in the film. The second is Gribbroeck's Theatrical Shoes (after layout man Robert Gribbroeck ). The third is probably the most recognizable, the "Tregoweth Brown Building", after Warner's versatile film editor and sound effects man. See more
When the construction worker is imitating the frog in the talent agency, he's initially holding his hat, then throws his hands up in the air. When his hands come back down, his hat has disappeared. See more
Michigan J. Frog
Hello, my baby / hello, my honey / hello, my ragtime gal. / Send me a kiss by wire / baby, my hearts on fire / if you refuse me / honey, you'll lose me / then you'll be left alone / Oh baby, telephone and tell me I'm your own.
In some TV airings, the scene in which the workman places the "Free Beer!" sign outside the theater to attract customers is deleted. See more
Referenced in Son of the Mask
I'm Just Wild About Harry
Music by Eubie Blake
Lyrics by Noble Sissle See more