Hiya folks - I should point out that I may not be posting much reviews next weekend because I've been led to a possible compulsory choice of staying a school weekend, there are personal reasons to this, that I won't mention, but I'll do my REAL best to post as much as I possibly can.
Release date: April 16, 1932.
Series: Merrie Melodies.
Directed by: Rudolf Ising.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger (associate).
Animation: Isadore "Friz" Freleng and Rollin Hamilton.
Musical Score by: Frank Marsales.
Goopy Geer appears to be dancing and prancing around the piano, and then playing some funky tunes on the piano, and continues the line "I have not studied music - I do not know my notes!" I thought the piano notes were quite good but the impressions of Jimmy Durante were just pathetic to me, even though it's a parody. It's pretty obvious that it's a parody of Durante when Goopy sings the line, "I play piano, and I play by ear." ToonZone confirms that the song is called "I Have Not Studied Music". For some reason, even before watching the Goopy cartoons, I've always thought that Goopy Geer resembled Goofy in the Disney cartoons, I don't know - I guess it's the name and the design that's similar enough.
We then go to a shot of a cow eating spaghetti, and he uses the spaghetti as part of a "string" instrument to play to the music as well. He pulls his tail behind him, in which the spaghetti lets go, and he slurps the last part into his mouth.
So, Goopy Geer and the girl dog start dancing, until a turkey in the bar starts performing ballet, and two hatstands that come to life (Huh, the hatstands were also reused from...Lady, Play Your Mandolin!). What's up with the whole reusing from Lady, Play Your Mandolin cartoon - did Rudolf Ising need inspiration or something, was he using too much money?
I thought that this cartoon was awful, because of so many of the crummy reuses that were used for this cartoon. They had to reuse a lot of it from Lady, Play Your Mandolin or Freddie the Freshman. True, this saved money, but I don't care; I still find this cartoon terrible, even if no-one else agrees. Not only do the reusing kill me, but I always thought the Jimmy Durante impressions were quite pathetic. Overall, it's a strange cartoon, and I didn't like it.