Joe Glow, the Firefly
Directed By: Charles M. Jones
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: March 8, 1941
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Rich Hogan
Animation: Philip Monroe
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Joe Glow
Preceded By: The Cat's Tale
Succeeded By: Tortoise Beats Hare
Joe Glow, the Firefly

Joe Glow, the Firefly

Joe Glow, the Firefly is a 1941 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.


A little blotch of light flitters into an open tent at a campsite. It turns out to be a bug with a fireman's hat and a little glowing lantern. He lands on the head of a sleeping man in the tent and begins exploring the facial features as though they are mountainous formations. He goes down from there, from the head to the nose, and then he goes down on top of the big guy's body. Joe Glow explores the hands, fingers, and gets spooked by a wristwatch. He decides he's had enough of this, so he flies up onto a table and starts exploring the various things on it. He checks out a Swiss Army knife, a few bottles, and ultimately gets curious about the big overturned can of table salt. He opens the lid and gets flooded with salt. He nearly knocks a ketchup bottle off the table but quickly grabs a piece of string and lassos it before it hits and wakes the man up. He has trouble with a pepper shaker too; he gets stuck inside until he sneezes himself out, shooting him across the tent and getting his little lantern stuck under the lid of the shaker. He decides to check out the man again, and since there's nothing more to see, he gently lands on the guy's ear, and utters a loud "good night!!!" Then the ball of light buzzes around outside the tent.


  • DVD - Song of the West (unrestored, added as a bonus)


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