Release date: June 11, 1932.
Series: Merrie Melodies.
Directed by: Rudolf Ising.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger (associate).
Animation: Isadore "Friz" Freleng and Larry Martin.
Musical Score by: Frank Marsales.
"Here, bring Goopy Geer", well folks - we've got him back on his second appearance, but this time dressed as a hillbilly.
There is this bird that whistles up in a tree, and the timing of the bird whistling is bad, but the timing of the little birds whistling one at a time is better. The girl says, "Ain't it cute?" the often-used Harman-Ising quotation. The two of them start to sing the title song, Moonlight for Two and it kind of paces up the cartoon. The voices are the most off-putting part. Goopy's voice is so annoying that it makes me want to blow up my brains. I know that it's not the same person who does the falsetto voices for the Merrie Melodies shorts. Hang on a minute, Goopy's voice has changed from his first appearance, and it sounds more American like, and rustier voice.
There is also a square-dancing pair of dogs who are dancing, the male dog grabs a bottle of moonshine, that flames up most of his body, until he shrinks into a child size. I don't know how many times I've seen a gag like that or seen it before, probably because I've seen too many reused gags, I don't know if this gag was a reuse.
There is also a type of pig that is playing the banjo, and also uses it like a spittoon to spit tobacco in, and Goopy Geer and the stove continue to dance with some gags as well as dancing.
Meanwhile the stove comes by to help save Goopy in trouble, by using his very hot body to let the villain scream from the burning reaction. The stove continues to keep on burning the villain in the bottom. The stove then starts to breathe fire at him, until the villain is cornered, Goopy starts to shoot out coal and fire into the villain until he runs off into the distance. Goopy and the stove shake hands and that's all folks! WAIT A MINUTE, is that all folks? Rudolf Ising blew a GREAT gag in there, as Goopy and the stove shake hands, Goopy should've reacted to the burning stove from his hand, but yet the villain gets to be burned. What a wasted gag, do you think there's a process of reanimating that scene from 80 years ago?
Overall, the cartoon was just nothing really special, it was just a typical Harman-Ising cartoon from Warner Bros. that was just singing and dancing, and just all bland animation. Personally, the only good-enough material that comes out is those Bosko cartoons by Hugh Harman, but they're still not as brilliant. This cartoon is just mediocre at best, but I'm quite sure that it's lower than mediocre.