Two Goofys play a tennis match in typical Goofy style. The announcer sometimes has trouble following the action. The groundskeeper seems to always be present, trimming the grass, filling in... See full summary »
Goofy has to get a box belonging to a magician in time for the next train to pick the baggage. Clumsy Goofy drops the box and a lot of magician's props (a rabbit which multiplies, a bull, a woman sawed in half) appear.
Inspired by a magazine ad, Goofy sends for a mail order body building course. First is weight lifting; after Goofy finally gets the weights up, a fly lands and sends him crashing through ... See full summary »
Goofy is about to set up a hammock in the backyard of his penthouse apartment but is minus one tree. He immediately decides to get another one but he shows poor judgement in regards that ... See full summary »
It's a peaceful day at the local poultry farm until Foxy Loxy happens along intent on a chicken dinner. He takes the advice of a book on psychology by striking "the least intelligent" first... See full summary »
Goofy narrates his own quest to Africa accompanied by various tour guides. He is in search of wild game. After run-ins with various animals while camping for the night and taking his ... See full summary »
At the race track, various spectators (all Goofy lookalikes) are playing the ponies. A posh rich Goofy bets on the equally posh Snapshot III while another more common looking Goofy bets on ... See full summary »
With a war going on and tires and gasoline needing to be rationed, the man's automobile is not much use these days. So other forms of transportation are needed, each one suggested by an average United States denizen (each one, a Goofy like-alike). Some of these include a dog-powered vehicle, a cycle consisting of various feet which does your walking for you while you sit, children's vehicles which combine play with transportation, a golfer's "Model Tee" which you can use to "drive" to work (with a golf club), a politician's "pump-mobile", and a pair of roller skates operated by a handy magnet. But the most important vehicle during this time is... the pogo stick. The pogo's many uses are demonstrated and, pretty soon, the pogo will ultimately become the most popular transportation mode (though, obviously, since then, it hasn't!). Written by
Matt Yorston (email@example.com)
The newspaper article to the right of Goofy's picture has the heading "'Tires not necessary to Human Life,' says Prof. Da Gradi." This alludes to Don DaGradi, who was a layout artist for Walt Disney's staff. See more »
This is a wartime animated propaganda short that was made to offer arguments for the rationing of materials for the war effort, primarily gas. Civilian use was curtailed and this short rather whimsically posits the use of pogo sticks as the principal replacement for the automobile. A perfect pairing with Goofy, it's doubtful that it would have worked with any other character. Well worth watching. Recommended.
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