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The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (1942)

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Three fun-loving, morally upright brothers from Pimento University save their fiancée from their fiendish archenemy, Dan Backslide, in this spoof of the Rover Boys.

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Dora Standpipe (uncredited)
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Dan Backslide / telegraph boy (voice) (uncredited)
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Tedd Pierce ...
Tom Dover (voice) (uncredited)
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A 1942 Merrie Melodies cartoon depicting the exploits of the Dover Boys, Tom, Dick and Larry (of Pimento University), and their rescue of dainty Dora Standpipe (of Miss Cheddar's Female Academy) from the clutches of coward, bully, cad and thief Dan Backslide. Written by Anonymous

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19 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Dan Backslide is a caricature of Warner Bros. animator Ken Harris. See more »

Quotes

Dan Backslide: Dear, rich Dora Standpipe! How I love her... father's money!
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Featured in Animated Century (2003) See more »

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While Strolling Through the Park One Day
Music by Ed Haley
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A relatively unknown gem
30 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This early Chuck Jones short is a bit on the long side at 9 minutes, but it's also very humorous in a snide and subversive kind of way. The Dover Boys, Tom, Dick and Larry of Pimento University (or P.U.) have to save their love Dora Standpipe (yea they share one) from the clutches of coward, bully, cad and thief Dan Backslide when he kidnaps her during a long game of hide and seek. It's been said that this is Chuck's first true classic, I don't know about that as I did enjoy some of his earlier shorts as well, but at the same time I can figure out why some feel that way as it is a good cartoon and spoof. This animated short can be seen on Disc 2 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2. It also features an optional commentary by Micheal Barrier.

My Grade: A


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