Jones, Billy & Hare, Ernie

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Popular singing duo who, as The Happiness Boys, were among the first stars of network radio. They are caricatured as “Billy Goat & Ernie Bear” in The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (Tashlin, 1937). “The Slap Happy” Boys in A-Lad-in-Bagdad (Howard/Dalton, 1938) are also based on this duo.

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