A short, B/W music video, featuring the song "Ghost of Stephen Foster" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. After a short intro, in which we see a "period", highly stylized old time band playing the...
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A short, B/W music video, featuring the song "Ghost of Stephen Foster" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
After a short intro, in which we see a "period", highly stylized old time band playing the intro music, the Fleischer Bros. style animation kicks in. Theme: A young couple check into a hotel, only to find it a seething, writhing hotbed of horrific surrealism. They're dealt with shabbily, put through a series of bizarre polymorphic straits, as the host regales them with the story of his nightmarish encounter with the Ghost of Stephen Foster.
At the end, their wits nearly shattered, they roar off in their convertible, one presumes, to find tamer accommodations.
Squirrel Nut Zippers made an instant classic. In this retro style cartoon. We see a loving tribute to the early Max Fleischer shorts that starred Betty Boop and Bimbo. Yet here's a twist.. The main characters resemble and act more like The Warner Bro's Character Buddy and his flapper girlfriend Cookie. In a frenetic, high Octane, madcap 4 minutes of musical mayhem.. We see the creepy staff of the Hotel Paradise terrorize The cute couple with every gag in the Max Fleischer library. It's a belly busting laugh from beginning to The End..... This could have been Buddy's biggest toon.. But he just gets hit in the head by Wakko, Jakko, and Dot.
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