Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Oh, Beans!

A customer at Heckle and Jeckle’s Indigestion Inn looks forward to a bowl of beans “Mexican style” in Blue Plate Symphony (1954).

“Mexican” should have tipped you off. The beans are Mexican jumping beans and jump out of the bowl. The customer gives his head a shake.

The beans turn into a dancing figure then split in half.

The customer gets wise and scoots to the end of the diner counter where he can swallow the beans. In an all-too-predicatable gag, he starts jumping himself, bashing into the ceiling of the diner time and time again in an exterior shot.

If the head shake looks familiar, you would have seen it in a number of early Hanna-Barbera cartoons. It is the work of Carlo Vinci.

1 comment:

  1. Part of the problem with Terrytoons: they rarely failed to pass up any opportunity to offer up an all-too-predictable gag.