Goofy goes fishing in a rowing boat without a rod, just a net and live bait, namely Wilbur, a tame grasshopper, who actively lures fish to be caught at approach of the boat. The insect's life repeatedly depends on ever-unreliable Goofy saving brave Wilbur when he gets tricked in turn and is eaten by a fish, a frog and even that frog in turn by a stork, requiring some quirky chasing on goofy rescue mission... Written by
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When the short was shown on TV in the 1950s, a narration "retconned" Wilbur as the nephew of host Jiminy Cricket. See more
[Goofy has tried but failed to get at the stork that swallowed the frog that had swallowed Wilbur
I gotta cheer up. There's lots of grasshoppers in the weeds.
[suddenly tears up and sobs loudly
Ohhh! But not like Wilbur!
[suddenly, an egg hatches revealing Wilbur, very much alive
Wilbur! Gosh, Wilbur, thought you was a goner.
[Wilbur kisses Goofy
Referenced in Once Upon a Mouse