I love Bosko cartoons. Rather than actual titles, I really like certain bits in certain ones:
1) The "Mammy" scene is "Ups 'N' Downs. I mention this in another thread here called "Happy 80th, Looney Tunes" where I point out that it is emotional and surreal rather than cheap or offensive. 2) The bit where he plays a saw in "Hold Anything". 27 years before "Knight Knight Bugs"! 3) When he sings "Cryin For The Carolines" in "Box Car Blues". LOVE that song, and was so pleased when the Spoony Melodies film of the same name was released. 4) The humour in "Bosko's Picture Show". It's like "Acrobat's Daughter" but pre-dating it by 4 years.
"Elmer Fudd is one of the most beloved internationally known cartoon characters of all time" - Jerry Seinfeld, 1992.
Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid (1929) -- This pilot has a short sequence in which Bosko imitates a caricatured Jew and sings (or "oy-oys") the traditional tune "Chosen Kallah Mazel Tov" (Bride and Groom Congratulations). This is one of the very few examples of Jewish music in a Warner Bros. cartoon.
The Booze Hangs High (1930) -- Fans of political incorrectness can rejoice as Bosko and the other characters (pigs) get tanked on a bottle of "XXX" found in the mash. One of the pigs even opens up his own stomach to retrieve a corncob! The oinker sounds out "One Little Drink," imitating deep-voiced actor Noah Beery from the 1930 WB Technicolor musical The Song of the Flame -- a film now lost, with the exception of a few sound discs.
Bosko the Doughboy (1931) -- More politically incorrect violence than you'll see in any MGM Tom and Jerry cartoon. But there's a serious anti-war theme as well.
Big Man From the North (1931) -- Watch for the ending in which the criminal runs out of the saloon naked and moons the movie audience! Also, a neat opening in which snow appears to "fall" over the title.
Bosko's Picture Show (1933) -- Bosko's last appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon. Bosko: "The dirty..." What?
"Oh boy." -- Allan Sherman
(This post was edited by eminovitz on Sep 11, 2012, 4:47 PM)