The Soup Song | released 31 January 1931

Flip leaves the forest life behind in The Soup Song. His webbed feet are now covered by shoes, and his webbed fingers are contained in human like gloves. Music and dance are more thoughtfully orchestrated with a four-piece band and a chorus line of women. Ever-adapting Flip assumes the roles of band performer, host, and chef in the café. Despite his increasingly human depiction Flip retains his physical acrobatic agility, illustrated in the drum roll accompanied feat on stage. His physical gags are reminiscent of the popularity of “dumb acts” in the 1920’s where former acrobats were called upon to perform without speech or song.

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