Friday, January 13, 2017

From Comics to Toons: Barney Google & Snuffy Smith in Pie in the Sky (1963)

The thing about comic characters looking for that elusive fast buck is that no matter how hard they try, every idea they come up with ends up an epic fail.

We've seen it in live action form (Sgt. Bilko, The Honeymooners, F-Troop, etc.) and in animation (The Flintstones). Count Barney Google & Snuffy Smith in the latter category. In 1963's "Pie in the Sky", Barney (Paul Frees) convinces Loweezy to help him enter a pie contest. Well, it sure ain't the Pillsbury Bake-Off.....

Cliched and predictable. Didn't see this one the first time, so no rating.

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