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Gabby Goes Fishing (1941)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Short  |  18 July 1941 (USA)
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Gabby teaches a young boy how to fish, even though the boy was doing much better without him.



(story) (as Carl Meyers)
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Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Gabby (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Fish (voice) (uncredited)


Short, fat, boastful Gabby finds a boy fishing and offers his advice. Of course, the boy was doing much better before Gabby arrived. In short order, Gabby loses the boy's catch and bait. When Gabby is taunted by a fish, he rents a boat, tackle, and supplies and goes after the fish. Gabby's brief success is cut short when the fish pulls two plugs from the bottom of the boat; with Gabby's hands occupied plugging the holes, the fish raids his lunch box. Time for the secret weapon: a harpoon gun. The fish ties the harpoon line around an old motor, which starts, destroys the boat, and hauls Gabby around like a water-skier. The boy catches him in his net. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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18 July 1941 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)



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1.37 : 1
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Jack Mercer provides the laughter for the unnamed fish, who has no dialogue. See more »


[first lines]
Gabby: [singing] All's well! What's a rainy day? / Never mind that cloud. Behind that cloud, / You'll find a golden ray. / All's well! Laugh your cares away. / See the light ahead rise ahead.
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Spun-off from Gulliver's Travels (1939) See more »

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The Fish Saves The 'Toon
13 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Other that a big fish taunting the stupid Gabby, and then swimming away doing the backstroke, I didn't laugh at too many things here. So far, I've only seen a few Gabby cartoons and they have all been more annoying than funny. This guy is a real jerk!

Gabby is a know-it-all character who always butts into other people's affairs and screws it up. Here, a little boy is fishing and catching one after the other. Gabby comes along, tells him he doesn't know what he's doing, and totally messes up, ruining the kids' day. That's funny? No.

At least the main fish in here was funny. I enjoyed watching "him." How many fish do you see jump in a boat and start eating the guy's sandwich?!! The 'toon got points for that fish.

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