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YMMV: Happy Harmonies
  • Award Snub: "The Calico Dragon" and "Old Mill Pond" were nominated for the Academy Award, but both predictably lost to Disney shorts of the time.
  • Awesome Music: "Tales of the Vienna Woods" uses the classic Johann Strauss waltz of the same name, and to memorable effect.
  • Cult Classic: Due to the cartoons often airing on Cartoon Network in its heyday, the series has something of a small fan following.
  • Ear Worm: The eponymous song of "Hey Hey Fever"!
    • The "Jungle Fever" number from "Toyland Broadcast".
    • The recurring "We Told You So!" ditty from "The Lost Chick".
    • "Run Sheep Run" has a catchy little ditty sung by Bosko's sheep ("Stay at home, Stay at home, where the grass is good!")
    • "Bottles" gives us three of them; the song the baby bottles sing, the "When Yuba Plays The Rumba on the Tuba" number, and the song number of the Spirits of Ammonia.
    • "To Spring" has a rather memorable opening song number.
    "Jeepers creepers, jumping beans! Time for spring, time for spring! Old Man Winter's gone at last, time for spring, I say!"
    • The eponymous song of "Barnyard Babies" is both sickeningly sweet and irritatingly catchy at the same time.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Toyland Broadcast" has the show transmitting from station ABC.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Bottles" is a notorious short for it's downright creepy beginning and climax—especially for it's unforgettable villain, a sadistic bottle of poison with a skull and bone arms, that is obsessed with torturing and then trying to kill the poor shopkeeper! And then there's his shrill voice and cackle..
    "AH-ha-ha-ha-ha! Death! Walks! Tonight!"
    • The "Spirits of Ammonia" sent to capture the shopkeeper are also pretty creepy, and they make good on knocking him stiff and handing him over to the heinous poison bottle.
  • Scenery Porn: The cartoons uniformly have stunningly beautiful background art to go in hand with the lavish animation.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Many of the shorts come off as this.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: To go hand-in-hand with its stunning backgrounds and animation, "To Spring" is loaded with jaw-dropping special effects work, especially when Old Man Winter appears.

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