Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Roger Rabbit:1989

Whenever you see Roger and Herman's face leap forward through a sunburst and see the title card for the ficticious Maroon Cartoon Studio, you know you're in for a 7 minute wild ride. I remember going to see "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"...not for the movie (which I couldn't have cared less about) but for "Tummy Trouble", the Roger Rabbit cartoon that preceded it.

Roger is left to watch over Baby Herman again and within moments the infant has swallowed his rattle. At the hospital, Roger gets Herman to burp out the rattle, but then idavertantly swallows the toy himself.

The rattling sound eminating from Roger's body gets him mistaken for Baby Herman and he is reluctantly whisked off to the surgery room.

The surgeon's break for lunch before they even begin the procedure, leaving Roger strapped to the gurney. Baby Herman enters, who has been lured from his room by a runaway milk bottle dropped by nurse Jessica.

The results are more fast-paced action as the rattle is passed back and forth between Roger and Herman's stomachs. Roger is electricuted, stung with flying needles and dodges a laser, not to mention a brief pause in the action for a Droopy cameo. "Gruesome, isn't it, folks?"

Roger and Herman finally rid themselves of the rattle and all is well...until Roger gets the hospital bill and Herman swallows the rattle one last time. As the "The End" card fills the screen, we are once again given a glimpse behind the scenes as the live-action stage is revealed. Roger and Herman are only doing thier jobs.


James E. Daniels said...

The reason I saw Honey, I shrunk the Kids as well!
I remember a trailer playing on television that had Roger saying "I gotcha' now ya little rugrat!" before he gets hit with the elevator.

James E. Daniels said...

Thought I would let you know I was inspired by this post, so I made one of my own on the subject of "Tummy Trouble".

Coyote said...

Yay, it's a Roger Rabbit blog party!