Release date: November 14, 1931.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger (associate).
Starring: Johnny Murray (Bosko, Hippo, Wilbur, Mouse).
Animation: Isadore "Friz" Freleng and Rollin Hamilton.
Musical Score: Frank Marsales.
I believe that this cartoon is the first appearance of Honey's cat, Wilbur - I think so, correct me if I'm mistaken.
Bosko finishes making the ice-cream soda and then he slides it down at the end of the bar table, and even the soda ice-cream bumps onto unused soda glasses, and they make chiming sounds as the glasses get smaller, one-by-one. The soda is served to a mouse customer who is too small to reach the straw on the ice cream. He spins the stool upwards to reach the straw and tastes it. The mouse enjoys it very much, and then slurps so much that he gains weight.
Bosko is now making his old teacher a smoothie, and then he seems to be doing the job well, until his mixer suddenly breaks. The mouse customer at the far end laughs at the broken mixer. Instead of Bosko being insulted by the mouse, he has an idea to USE the mouse as a mixer. Aww, Gee Bosko - that's not a way to treat a customer. He then finishes making the sundae.
The hippo still has the fan on, and then Bosko serves her the sundae, but the fan blows the ice cream onto her face, and it was largely her fault because she had the fan on in the first place, and she complains and walks out of the door, Bosko laughs in an attitude like "What a fool", and laughing when someone complains to him appears to be one of his characteristics.
He continues to be making music through glasses, stepping onto the wood like a xylophone, etc. Suddenly, a sausage dog (dachshund) enters the saloon who seems to be going in there for no particular reason, rather nosy. He sees a plate full of sandwiches stacked up, and he eats them all up, and the inside of his bodies show the sandwiches sticking out. Bosko sees the dog, then he plays with the dog's stomach (with the sandwiches still sticking out) and plays it like a chordian.
Wilbur is still demanding for his ice cream, and his temper shows that he has very little patience. In time, Bosko knocks on the door; and Honey answers the door "Come in", and then he delivers the ice-cream to Honey not realizing it was for Wilbur, and Wilbur storms in and shouts "Hey that's mine!", he takes a lick of the ice-cream and he bursts with a tantrum by shrieking at Bosko, "I don't like vanilla!", and blows ice-cream on Bosko. Wilbur runs off as Bosko starts to chase after him.
That's the end of the review, my views on this cartoon: well, I didn't really think much of it. It has a story, and I guess that it is a good thing, there isn't too many reused gags (probably except the gag in Hold Anything where Bosko plays the goat as bagpipes), but the dog used as a chordian was better developed. I also really don't like the character Wilbur because he's such a brat and short tempered, I guess that children were like that back in the early 1930's, but I'm not that old to know that.