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The Riveter (1940)

Construction foreman Pegleg Pete has just fired his riveter; Donald comes by and takes the job, despite a lack of experience and an initial fear of heights, and makes a mess of things.

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Dodgy construction foreman Pegleg Pete has just fired his riveter. Donald is in need of a job, so he pretends to be experienced and gets it, lacking any competitor. Even the open elevator on the every skyscraper is enough to make Donald sickeningly dizzy, high up the roofless top-floor without railings the work is spooky, but the boss keeps coming up to keep a close eye on him. The damned riveting machine has its own will and much more strength then any duck: it ends up dragging the duck on a wild ride. Greenhorn Donald must also 'serve' lunch, an equilibrium nightmare while the riveting colleagues work their seismic vibes, till short-tempered Pete... Written by KGF Vissers

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15 March 1940 (USA)  »

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Aku niittaajana  »

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Pete: [throwing Donald onto the elevator] Get going!
Donald Duck: How do I get up there?
Pete: Like this!
[He pulls a lever nearby and the elevator, with Donald on it, rockets to the top floor of the under-construction building]
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Riveting
16 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Where do I get these jokes from? Man, I crack myself up. I've been waiting all day to do that one.

In this cartoon an apparently unemployed Donald is wandering around town singing the High-Ho song from Snow White. He comes upon a construction site and applies for the job of Riveter despite obviously having no experience in this field.

Much to his distress he begins his day of labor at the top of a zillion-foot high skyscraper (though the elevator only ascends 1 floor!) and his boss is an easily irritated man. Disaster follows as per usual but at least this one ends with Donald getting the upper hand on his beastly boss.


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