Release date: February 20, 1932.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Rudolf Ising.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger (associate).
Animation: Isadore "Friz" Freleng and Paul Smith.
Musical Score by: Frank Marsales.
This one is a popular Harman-Ising cartoon, but it's one that I'm not very keen on - much like the other cartoons.
here, it mentions the lyrics that Freddy is singing, "Rah! Rah! Ra-cha-cha! That's our college yell / Baggy pants, crazy dance. It's Freddy, can't you tell?" Freddy also honks his horn at the back of the car, and he bangs on the engine at the front. His engine almost explodes, that ends up extended before the car goes back to it's normal shape.
Oh wait, he doesn't sound like an outcast to me, because he's walking around the hall with his "people" standing on sides to let him walk past, he also seems very boastful and cocky by shouting "Who gets all the girlies chasing him around"?, his crowd chant "Freddy the Freshman!" - wow, since he's a freshman he's all cocky and hard?? Does this make him cool, that he wears raccoons as coats? We learn about the immodest Freddy that he plays the ukulele and saxophone. Goodness, I really don't like that Freddy much only because he sounds very cocky.
Freddy receives help from his defender, who is a dachshund who helps block the players from the other team from trying to get the ball off Freddy, the dachshund forms a "V" shape, until he gets his whole body twisted around a tree. Of course, as I'm British - I know almost nothing about American football except it's sort of similar to a game popular here called Rugby, but with different rules. We call "football" in what Americans call them "soccer", that's our football. If I get the position names wrong, like the defender, correct me. It appears to be that Freddy being the captain, he's trying to get the ostrich with the ball to move, I don't know - I don't know how American football works.
This cartoon is one that I didn't particularly enjoy at all, mostly because of the character Freddie himself, and he wasn't very well developed in terms of character peronality. He's a freshman, and he seems to be one of the most popular boys at school, considering he's a freshman. I find it hard to believe that he scores most of the girls when actually from the designs he looks very "geeky", and not very tough, like the other jocks. He's a cocky character with worshipers who admire him.