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YMMV / I Love to Singa

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  • Ear Worm: The titular song. If you watch this short, be prepared to sing-a about the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a for the rest of the week-a.
    • "Driiiiink to me ooooonly, wiiiiith thine eeeeeyes, and IIIIII will pleeeedge with miiiiiiiiine...."
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Owl Jolson's father only approves of his son's singing when he's about to benefit financially from it. He only encourages his son to sing the way he likes to ensure he takes home the prize. Try not to think about how he would've reacted if his encouragement came too late and the kid still lost the contest. There's also the possibility that Owl Jolson's father was encouraging it anyway, regardless of whether Owl Jolson won the contest or not, which would avoid this problem entirely.
    • What would make you think Owl would share the prize? Especially after he's been suppressed musically.
    • Mama and Papa Owl ran for the radio station as soon as they heard him singing his song, and never made a single complaint about it before they got there. They clearly regretted their actions before they saw the prize.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: I Love to Singa features a talent competition, winner-take-all top prize, and a gong (well, a bell, actually) that eliminates subpar acts. While probably meant as a Shout-Out to the Major Bowes Amateur Hour, all those features also happen to describe The Gong Show 40 years before it came into existence.
  • "Weird Al" Effect:
    • This cartoon would almost certainly have been forgotten had an audio sample of it not been used by South Park.
    • This short was a parody of the then-popular film The Jazz Singer. The animated short has lived on as a classic, but The Jazz Singer has not. It's largely a silent film (though it is known as "the first sound film" due to the singing), it is not in color, and even most damaging to even classic film fans is the infamous blackface scene. I Love To Singa has received Values Resonance while the film it parodies is a product of its time.


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