Scrappy and Oopie, though little boys, happily celebrate the return of beer after fourteen years, with the help of brew-guzzling gnomes, apparently from the "Rip Van Winkle" story. They leave an allegorical "Prohibition" figure (ugly old man in stovepipe hat) stripped and chased off.
Did You Know?
Though released only days after Roosevelt's inauguration, and a month before beer was actually legalized, everyone knew it was coming, and the remaining laws against hard liquor ended in December that year with Prohibition's full repeal. See more