Sunday, July 8, 2007

Goofy:1938


Sometimes it is hard to pick just one film from each year, but this time I have to go with "Boat Builders" if for no other reason, the scene in which Goofy tries to woo an inanimate object.


Mickey, Donald and Goofy are constructing a boat that is so easy to put together that "even a child can do it". Yep, nothing can go wrong here.


Goofy struggles with a board that just won't stay in place and gets dropped into a bucket of nails. The resulting pain only occurs after Goofy has deciphered the word "nails" on the bucket in which is rear is placed.


When Goofy opens the box that contains the mermaid headpiece for the ship, he bashfully believes that the lady is real. When the headpiece falls from the box, Goofy believes that the lady has feinted and lends his assistance.
He accidently thrusts the figure to his lips and, thinking it to be the "lady" showing her affection, becomes flustered.
While he is distracted, Mickey moves the figurehead but gets it caught on the boat's whistle, making Goofy believe that the inanimate damsel is flirting with him.


When Minnie christens the ship, it collapses upon itself, leaving our three heros in the drink.

2 comments:

Severin said...

Mickey's eyes are quite odd in that last screenshot,aren'nt they? Can you tell what his line was there in that scene?

Coyote said...

"All you have to do is put it together." Mickey is quoting the line from the instruction manual for the boat.