Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Washing Away the Housewife

Tom’s attempt at stopping a leaking pipe with a piece of gum doesn’t quite work in the oddly-named Joint Wipers, a 1932 Van Beuren cartoon. The owner of the house and her pets get inundated then swept down the stairs by the water.

The next three frames are used in a little cycle. Why is Tom sniffing on the floor? Does a Van Beuren cartoon need to make sense?

It appears one of her pets drowned. Only two follow her.

One of those two looks like a monkey. He started out as a wiener dog in an earlier scene.

The Van Beuren sound department uses the same squeaky toy for the voice of a dog and a mouse.

George Stallings and John Foster are responsible for this cartoon, say the credits.

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