Release date: July 29, 1933.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger.
Starring: Johnny Murray (Bosko).
Animation: Isadore "Friz" Freleng and Thomas McKimson.
Musical Score: Frank Marsales.
The release date (July 29) is my birth day - but this was released 63 years before I was even born!!!
Honey notices the message by Bosko, and is disgusted with the message for some reason. She wipes the message off the window. As she is scrubbing the soap off her wall, she spots Bosko who comes up from the bottom outside of her window, and tries to pull on a sophisticated look. She is surprised to see him and she runs outside to meet him. Bosko follows on, and so does Bruno. Bosko stands outside her doorstep with a bunch of posies for Honey. Honey opens the front door, and greets Bosko, "Oh Bosko, you've fullfilled my wishes, you're just in time to do the dishes." It obviously was not Bosko had in mind, as he expected a romantic moment - but instead, he's been dragged in to help out do chores for Honey. Is it me, or does Honey seem to be acting like an ass so far?
He gets out two stacks of plates that are separate, and he shuffles them - like shuffling a deck of cards. He does the same for the other dishes, and places them on top of the deck of dishes, in which it is very tall and wobbly to carry. Honey warns Bosko to be careful, but Bosko is skipping while holding a big stack of dishes. As Bosko was about to walk down the stairs (totally ignorant of what he was doing), Honey does a complete 'take' of the broken dishes. Honey steps out at her porch to find Bosko all weary from the broken dishes that fell on his head. Honey taps her foot, in which Bosko turns around putting on an innocent look, and then Bosko's body fades into a lamb that acts innocent.
Bosko and Honey rush out of the house, and the robot runs out as well. In the front porch, there is Bruno sleeping by the step, but the robot pulls out a telephone wire where it is electrifying - the robot places its hand on the sparkly wire and then zaps Bruno's bottom with the robot's eyes. In which Bruno screams and yelps in pain. Poor Bruno, how could the robot he so cruel to animals - what a sadist! Bosko and Honey continue to run away from the robot, and poor Bruno is panting as he runs. The robot points with his finger, as a radio is shown and is announced, "You're now in the hands of the dear old Maestro" - Ben Bernie reference.
Well, this cartoon was in fact a delight to watch. There was a great story in there, that shows Bosko's plan to build a mechanical man to do his chores for him, but instead his plans go all wrong in which the robot turns into a killing machine. The robot certainly does look pretty frightening to me. I've seem to notice that Honey at the beginning of the film, was just a rather bitter, sweet nothing. She forces Bosko to help do the chores, wipes off the "I love you" mark off. Gee, it's a bit like Minnie Mouse's personality in The Little Whirlwind except Minnie was even worse.