Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.

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The clock-tower is getting a major cleaning. Donald soon characteristically looses his temper while cleaning the inner clockwork, when a resilient spring proves better at springing back then he at pushing and hammering it where it just won't fit. Mickey is in charge of the exterior plates, which is perilous enough, but soon must also try to save from a fatal fall Goofy, who ended up the sleep-walking loser of a shadow-fight against the automatically rotating bronze figures which ring the giant bell, which he managed to stand inside so the deafening drone totally shattered his sense of balance. Written by KGF Vissers

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When the bell rings with Goofy inside it, he looks out suspiciously and says "Mice!". This a reference to W.C. Fields who said exactly the same thing when there was a crash backstage during on of his comedy acts. See more »

Quotes

Donald: Hey! What's the big idea?
Spring: What's the big idea?
Donald: Aw, shut up!
Spring: You shut up!
Donald: Oh yeah?
Spring: Oh yeah?
Donald: Says you!
Spring: Says I!
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Hickory Dickory Dock
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Performed by Clarence Nash
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Excellent cartoon!
30 July 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Why, oh why, do many people complain about this short? I liked it!!!!! I rented that "Fun on the Job" VHS all the time as a little kid!!!!! I never even knew people thought Donald was "cussing" until I heard rumors about this online!!!!! Well, actually, it's "says who!!!!!" (Darn voice talents!)

Anyways, I give this 1937 Disney short a ten because, yes, this was the cartoon that got me hooked onto the Disney classic cartoons (because I thought it was a "Goof Troop" tape), and that tape was excellent!!!!! I've also seen this playing on Mickey's TV at Toontown USA in Disneyland a long time ago!!!!!

Yep, I'll never forget the days when the Disney company meant great taste for everyone's viewing needs!!!!!

10 stars!!!!!


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