Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat (1941) — Cartune Theatrical Series

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From Wal­ter Lantz’ Car­tune series, “Scrub Me Mama With A Boo­gie Beat” is one of the car­toons that is a vic­tim of it’s times, and is not shown any­more for fear of offend­ing viewers ~

Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat (1941) - Cartune Theatrical Series

Scrub Me Mama With A Boo­gie Beat (1941) — Car­tune The­atri­cal Series

Scrub Me Mama With A Boo­gie Beat (1941) — Car­tune The­atri­cal Series

Lazy­town (pop­u­la­tion 123½) is a sleepy South­ern burg along the banks of the Mis­sis­sippi that’s home to some out­ra­geously stereo­typed blacks. Every­one is lazy here– even the fish! The all-black towns­peo­ple nap and attract flies. They fall asleep in the mid­dle of fist­fights, and the dogs don’t have the energy to chase the cats. A river­boat pulls up at the dock, and a jazzy young lady from Harlem steps off. She starts look­ing around Lazy­town. Need­less to say, the men come to life. The sexy young lady teaches the locals about hot rhythm, singing the swing­ing title tune. The black mamas are scrub­bing their kids, and they get into the swing of it. A wash­er­woman becomes con­fused when she hears the singer, and her scrub­bing becomes frantic.

A boy bites into a huge slice of water­melon. A num­ber of musi­cians take up the melody, and an old man with a cane becomes acti­vated by the music. Soon, everyone’s mov­ing to a Harlem boo­gie beat, danc­ing, scrub­bing clothes and eat­ing water­melon. The town has come to life, and swings so much that even the under­wear climbs out of the wash­tub to dance. The ship’s cap­tain sounds the whis­tle and yells “All aboard!” to indi­cate that the ship is about to depart. The pretty lady gets back on the boat, leav­ing Lazy­town a jump­ing place.

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