A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he’s spent his life savings on.
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Just a perfectly structured gag, where the butt of the joke is capitalist ambition. Michigan J. Frog is like a personalized djinn, maddening and a force of chaos, but hey, he just wants to sing and dance. The image of the broken man, wet and miserable on the park bench is hilarious and says more than words could.