Walter Lantz's studio has long been associated with Universal, but that's not always been so. Evidence of this is in our next entry, 1948's "Banquet Busters", a Woody Woodpecker short co-starring Andy Panda, the latter making his last appearance in that role, at least in this series.
Woody & Andy are two hungry, broke, destitute musicians sharing a rundown shack in the dead of winter. When they learn of a banquet being given by a Gloria Van Glutten, look how fast the two of them, and a mouse that already beat them out of a bean, get to the house and past butler Wally Walrus......
The sequence that starts with a pie fight looks like it was lifted from a Three Stooges short, amplified by Darrell Calker's scintillating score. Calker is simply underrated and underappreciated.