Thursday, July 12, 2007
"The Art of Skiing" ("erm...pronounced shee-ing") shows us how to tackle the slopes the Goofy way.
Goofy is the not-too-enthusiastic subject as the narrator must verbally force him out of bed and into his skis. Goofy's first problem: He has put his skis on before he has put on his pants.
Once the problem of the clothing is resolved, Goofy takes to the slopes and shows us how (not) to perform manuvers in the snow, while the always present narrator rambles off bits of poetry and offers Goofy advice on how to get up after falling. The narrator's instructions are being recited to quickly for our hero who has barely completed step one while the instructor is about ten steps ahead of him.
Goofy tackles the long jump and has mishaps in the air before crash landing back through his own window and directly into his own bed, where he resumes sleeping immediately.
Slapstick comedy, a yodel-peppered soundtrack, and the first use of the infamous "Goofy yell" make the topic of skiing much more fun than the sport actually looks.