Thursday, August 16, 2007
If there ever was a piece of music that is synonomous with cartoons, it is "Hungarian Rhapsody #2". Woody Woodpecker is just one of many characters that have played it on the piano, such as he does in "Convict Concerto".
Woody is a piano tuner that is accosted by a bank robber on the run. The crook hides in Woody's piano and forces him at gunpoint to play without stopping.
Woody tries to get the attention of a police officer, who is oblivious to what is going on around him, while the crook calls for his henchmen from inside the piano.
Playing "Hungarian Rhapsody #2", Woody, his piano and the thief inside are escorted out of the shop, right past the clueless cop, and onto an escape vehicle.
A fast-paced chase ensues. Woody frantically keeps playing the piano, even as it tossed out of the truck, onto a train, and is literally pulled apart as it flies out over a cliff. When Woody, piano and criminal all crash down to the ground, they land in jail, where Woody's frazzled nerves finally become unwound.
Definetely one of my favorite Woody Woodpecker films.