|Flip the Frog series|
|Directed by||Ub Iwerks|
|Produced by||Pat Powers|
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Animation by||Shamus Culhane|
|Release date(s)||March 20, 1933|
|Color process||Black and White|
|Running time||8 minutes|
Flip would rather not mow the lawn. He reads an article from "Unpopular Mechanics" entitled "Technocracy: Why be a Slave - The Mechanical Man Works While You Sleep". Flip makes his robot out of household parts but gives it a Jack-o'-lantern for a head. The mechanical man cannot follow directions and begins mowing down everything in sight. Flip blows up the robot with a stick of dynamite and finishes the lawn by himself.
Notes and comments
When the robot mows the welcome mat it reveals the word Nerts, a possible reference to either the card game or to a popular expression of the time -- "nertz". Some have speculated that Techno-Cracked may have been photographed in two-strip Technicolor.
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