Sinkin' In The Bathtub
Directed By: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: April 19, 1930
Series: Looney Tunes
Voiced By: Max Maxwell (uncredited)
Rochelle Hudson (uncredited)
Starring: Bosko
Preceded By: Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid
Succeeded By: Congo Jazz

Sinkin' In The Bathtub the very first Looney Tunes cartoon, starring Bosko. It was released on April 19, 1930.


Bosko is happily washing himself and whistling "Singing in the Bathtub" in the bathtub turning random objects into instruments like turning shower spray into a harp. Even his bathtub starts to dance! A nude Bosko pulls his pants up by pulling on his hair to dress. He changes the direction of the shower spray to whisk him outside. Suddenly, he pulls out a huge harmonica out of his pants and plays a tune while dancing toward his garage.  His automobile, however, comes out of an outhouse and walks over to Bosko. Bosko winds up a handle to start his car. Bosko begins his ride, playing his harmonica and scat-singing "Tip Toe Through the Tulips" while picking up tulips in a field. He stuffs the tulips in car horn as he stops at his girlfriend, Honey's house where she is also singing in the bathtub.

She notices Bosko, gets dressed and greets Bosko from her small balcony on her top floor.  As he is about to surprise Honey with the tulips, a random goat eats the tulips. Realizing this problem, he starts to cry but Honey reassures to Bosko that she still loves him. The goat then blows a raspberry which leads to Bosko kicking the goat's rump over his head. Bosko then makes a saxophone out of two pieces of his car.  Remarkable.  He then plays a tune much to Honey's dismay. She gets so annoyed that she pours bubble formula into his saxophone. Bubbles blowing out of the sax, he then plays, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles". Honey dances on the bubbles in a rhythmic pattern before traveling down to greet Bosko.  Bosko then dances on the wooden board walkway which makes an xylophone tone.  He then advices Honey to enter the automobile.  They drive happily until a cow, chewing cud, blocks the road, a scene relater used in "Smile, Darn Ya' Smile".  The cow ignores Bosko and spits on the front of his automobile, flattening it.

Bosko pulls the front back up and pushes the cow's body below its legs for an easy way to get across.  The cow, astonished, winds up its tail to get his head to normal height and walks away.  The couple laughing do not notice a big rock which launches Bosko out of the automobile and into eight mini-Boskos who regroup to one.  Bosko then chases the automobile up a hill and catches up with the runaway car. The car, pops but goes back to normal. Bosko then pushes the car lightly up the hill, but downhill, is another story.

Honey screams, "Help!" repeatedly as the car slides downhill.  Bosko, out of the car catches up and pulls on the (flexible) exhaust pipe. The pipe drags Bosko through an array of boulders and trees and yes, boulders again.  Bosko then lands in front of the car.  Bosko ten yells, "Mammy!!!" (which is usually muted in modern showings).  After the automobile goes through the doors of the house, undamaged.  The car launches off a cliff and lands on a spiral-shaped road way (like a corkscrew).  Honey falls out of the car but lands back in.  She falls out again but lands back.  They come across a cliff. A cliff.  Bosko, realizing it's a dead-end, he jumps off with Honey and car behind.  Bosko, snagged by his pants on a tree branch above a pond with Honey and car falling into the pond with a wave so powerful, it frees Bosko from the tree and places him into the car.  Happy, Bosko uses reeds to hit on lily-pads which also resembles a xylophone tone for one more tune.        

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