- 1 The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives
A Christmas fable with a twist: on a cold Christmas Eve, a poor little boy wanders through a snowy village to his "shanty" on the other side of the tracks knowing that Santa Claus will never come to his house. Then in the distance, the sounds of hooves are heard, and old St. Nicholas himself bursts through the door. The one and only Santa Claus takes him aboard his sleigh to the North Pole and "the shanty where Santy Claus lives." The lad prepares to accompany St. Nick on his Christmas Eve rounds, but they first must load themselves up with some singing, dancing toys.
Air Date: 1933-01-07
- 2 Bosko In Dutch
The last appearance of Goopy Geer (seen here in a cameo). The first cartoon directed by Isador "Friz" Freleng (who was uncredited). The song "Ach du lieber Augustine," better known to school kids as "Hail to the Bus Driver Man," is on the soundtrack.
Air Date: 1933-01-14
- 3 One Step Ahead Of My Shadow
In happy China, a Mandarin livens up some local music by playing some Pee Wee-style clarinet the American way, and then teams up with a little girl and boy to combat a ferocious dragon.
Air Date: 1933-02-04
- 4 Bosko in Person
Bosko and his girl friend are doing a standard vaudeville slapstick act.
Air Date: 1933-02-11
- 5 Young and Healthy
A jolly old king, bored with all the foolish people in his court, goes off to find a group of children playing who are really young and healthy.
Air Date: 1933-03-04
- 6 Bosko The Speed King
There are lots of races with old cars. Bosko (in Car #13) is out to beat them all.
Air Date: 1933-03-11
- 7 The Organ Grinder
The lost art of the organ grinder and his monkey is celebrated in this grand Depression-era cartoon! A beloved Italian organ grinder plays his music and sings his song through a immigrant- filled ghetto neighborhood, where hard-scrabble kids and well-proportioned matrons get hep to the beat that flows from the organ grinder's calliope. Lots of spoofs of life on the Lower East Side and lots of monkeyshines as the organ grinder's pet performs "42nd Street" and imitates some Hollywood greats. The monkey takes wing and gets behind the wheel of a car, driving all over the area and wrecking everything.
Air Date: 1933-04-08
- 8 Bosko's Knight-Mare
Bosko and Bruno are relaxing by the fire one evening. Bosko is reading a book about King Arthur's knights, when he falls asleep. He dreams of himself as a knight who sings and dances with the knights of the round table. An evil villainous knight abducts the fair maiden (Honey) and takes her to his castle. Bosko pursues, and while fighting the evil knight, Bosko wakes up to Bruno licking his face.
Air Date: 1933-04-29
- 9 Wake Up The Gypsy In Me
A rare politically themed toon. In old Russia, the happy Cossacks, peasants, Volga boatmen and Gypsies sing the title song while a happy musician strums his balalaika with a herring. Meanwhile, Ricepudding the Mad Monk (an animated version of Rasputin!) tries to force his affections on a Gypsy girl whom he ordered his Cossack chieftain to capture for him. But before he can, the Mad Monk is overthrown by a peasants' hammer-and-sickle revolution. The all-singing, all-dancing Russian peasants are pitted against bomb-throwing anarchists! The Mad Monk not only has his eyes on the throne, but on the fetching girl whom he is about to annex before the peasants storm the palace and put a bomb down his pants! All this, and there is still time for lots of singing and dancing to the classic Tin Pan Alley song.
Air Date: 1933-05-13
- 10 Bosko The Sheep-Herder
While Bosko is minding a flock of sheep, he finds himself tempted to use them as musical instruments. Bosko also frolics along, then converts a beehive into bagpipes. Then a wolf decides to dress as a sheep, stealing a lamb, with Bosko and Bruno in pursuit!
Air Date: 1933-06-03
- 11 I Like Mountain Music
The magazines and books in a drugstore come to life and sing the title song, among others. Some celebrities shown: 'Will Rogers' , Sonja Henie, Kay Kyser; like most of this genre, there's an extended crime sequence, with bad guys breaking into the cash register and Sherlock Holmes on the case.
Air Date: 1933-06-13
- 12 Beau Bosko
Bosko is in the Foreign Legion, and is sent out on a dangerous mission to capture the notorious Ali Oop. Highlights include a uniform shaking a sleeping Bosko, a backpack containing a working sink, and a caring and sensitive camel.
Air Date: 1933-07-01
- 13 Shuffle Off To Buffalo
Baby central. A flock of storks is leaving with babies. An old man at a ledger book is dealing with phone calls and letters; a request for twins from Nanook of the North sends him to the refrigerator; the stork carries them in slings marked "upper birth" and "lower birth." Another request, written in Hebrew; this baby comes back as a rough Jewish stereotype, and gets stamped kosher. He then joins the head man singing the title song, and shuffling us off to see the baby assembly line, manned by dwarves. The babies are washed in a washing machine, dried, powdered, diapered in paper towels, loaded up with milk, and sent off in a crib. They clamor for "Cantor" and one of the dwarves reveals that he was _Eddie Cantor_ in disguise, followed by another round of the title song.
Air Date: 1933-07-08
- 14 Bosko's Mechanical Man
Bosko helps Honey wash dishes and breaks a lot of them. He makes a robot out of junk to help, and it doesn't turn out the way he had wanted.
Air Date: 1933-07-29
- 15 The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon
Dishes and utensils wash, dry, and stack themselves. A duster plays a silverware box like a piano while a salt-pepper-and-sugar set sings. The spoon proposes to the dish (interrupted by a cry from a baby spoon), then plays percussion on some pans and jam jars. Some teacups do a can-can, then a centipede-like conga line. The Swiss cheese yodels. The blueing sings "Am I Blue?," joined by a potato crying from all its eyes. An egg dances, slips on some lard, hatches, and sings "Young and Healthy." A lump of dough rises like a ghost and dances over to a packet of yeast, which it mixes into water and drinks, then grows, a la Jekyll and Hyde. It threatens the dish; some utensils fight back, lobbing canned goods from a spatula catapult. More attacks with cheese graters, popcorn, a rolling pin, and an electric fan, turn the dough into muffins, a bundt cake, a pie, and waffles
Air Date: 1933-08-05
- 16 Bosko The Musketeer
Bosko and Bruno go to Honey's house where she shows him a picture of the Three Musketeers. Bosko tells her a story of himself as a Musketeer and Honey as a dancing girl. He fights a villain with swords over Honey and wins. The real Honey finds the story hard to believe.
Air Date: 1933-08-12
- 17 We're In The Money
After the last human has left the department store, the toys walk over to the music department where they start performing the Warren/Dubin song "We're in the money". The money soon joins for a chorus, as well as display dolls in the wardrobe department.
Air Date: 1933-08-26
- 18 Bosko's Picture Show
Bosko hosts a theatre stage show. First, he plays the organ and sings "We're In The Money" with the audience singing along. Then Bosko shows newsreel clips followed by the main picture show.
Air Date: 1933-08-26
- 19 Buddy's Day Out
This cartoon marks the first appearance of Buddy, Warner Bros.' replacement for their departed star Bosko. After we're introduced to Buddy, his girlfriend Cookie, his dog Happy and a baby named Elmer, everybody goes on a picnic. Amorous Buddy would like to "wugee, wugee, wugee" with Cookie, but Elmer keeps getting in the way.
Air Date: 1933-09-09
- 20 I've Got To Sing A Torch Song
The first of the post-Ising Merrie Melodies. The only Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Tom Palmer. The title tune originated in the movie musical "Gold Diggers of 1933." Hollywood figures caricatured include Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Blondell, James Cagney, Bing Crosby, Guy Kibbee, Zasu Pitts, Mae West, Bert Wheeler and Bob Woolsey, Ed Wynn, George Bernard Shaw, Mussolini, Ben Bernie, The Boswell Sisters and Greta Garbo (who does the "Dat's all, folks!" signoff!).
Air Date: 1933-09-23
- 21 Buddy's Beer Garden
To celebrate the repeal of Prohibition, Buddy opens up a German beer garden--and adopts a thick German accent for the occasion. Buddy's girlfriend Cookie doubles as the establishment's cigarette girl and the lead dancer in the lavish floor show. Also appearing is a Mae West lookalike, singing "My Good Time Slow Time Baseball Man"--and wait til you find out the true identity of the curvaceous cutie. Yes, there's a nominal tough-guy villain, but he's soon washed away in a sea of good cheer.
Air Date: 1933-11-18
- 22 Buddy's Show Boat
Captain Buddy and Mlle. Cookie cause quite a stir with their musical showboat showcase. They parade into town and delight the audience with their acts, but it falls to a helpful walrus to save the show, and Cookie, from disaster.
Air Date: 1933-12-09
- 23 Sittin' On A Backyard Fence
It's the middle of the night, and everyone's asleep except for the house cat (a girl) and alley cats (boys) on the fence competing for her attentions. A bull and three cows from ad posters on the fence sing "Sittin' On A Backyard Fence" and a cat band, using junk instruments play. Two boy cats, one drunk on catnip, fight each other over the girl, and get chased and knocked out by a dog. The girl cat leaves with another male cat, followed by kittens that are obviously theirs. The two fighting cats then shake hands.
Air Date: 1933-12-16