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Sinking in the Bathtub
Season N/A, Episode N/A
Air date April 19 1930
Written by Leon Schlesinger
Directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolph Ising
Episode guide
Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid
Congo Jazz

Sinking in the Bathtub is a 1930 animated cartoon with the second appearance of Bosko and the first appearance of Honey.

Plot synopsisEdit

The film opens with Bosko taking a bath while singing Singing in the Bathtub. A series of gags allow him to play the shower spray like a harp pull up his pants by rugging his hair and give the limelight to the bathtub itself which stands on its hind feet to perform a dance.

Once he find his car which had left the garage to use the outhouse Bosko goes to visit his girlfriend Honey who is showering in front of an open window. Tiptoe Through the Tulips plays in the background. A goat eats the flowers he brought so he serenades her to get her to come out. A saxophone full of bubbles (caused when she dumps a bathtub full of soapy water into Bosko's saxophone due to his butchering of Tiptoe Through the Tulips) provide a floating cascade of step for her as she alights from the balcony.

Their country drive presents grave perils for Bosko with the first obstacle being a stubborn grazing cow. After the cow is pushed out of the waythe indignant cow walks away to the tune Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance Marches. The drive continues as the car is first resistance to go up a steep hill then speeding out of control while Bosko collides into various objects that create the sounds of ascending and descending C major scales. (Bosko exclaims mammy in the original version during this portion of the film.) The sequence ends with the car plunging over a cliff into a lake. Always able to adapt Bosko continues their date as a boating trip and plays the last refrain (a reprise of Singing in the Bathtub) using lillypads as a marimba.


  • When this cartoon aired on Nickelodeon Bosko's cry of Mammy! as he's stuck on the runaway car was muted.
LT001 Sinkin' In The Bathtub (May, 1930)

LT001 Sinkin' In The Bathtub (May, 1930)

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