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Goofy is a circus attendant who is friends with Dolores the elephant. Today is his day to bathe Dolores but Dolores is not intent on being bathed and tries desparately to avoid Goofy even ... See full summary »

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Goofy is a circus attendant who is friends with Dolores the elephant. Today is his day to bathe Dolores but Dolores is not intent on being bathed and tries desparately to avoid Goofy even disguising herself as a clown at one point (which actually fools Goofy for a moment). Even when Goofy captures her, he still has difficulties with the bath job particularly when Dolores begins to start sneezing. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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6 February 1948 (USA)  »

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Goofy: [singing; repeated lines] I'm a-gonna wash Dolores. She's a-gonna look ga-lorious.
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Well what do you know, Goofy trying to give an elephant a bath?
4 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Big Wash has to be one of my favourite Goofy cartoons along with Motor Mania, How to Dance and Goofy Gymnastics. Everything I love about Disney is here. Visually it is one of the very best-looking Disney cartoons, with vibrant, colourful backgrounds and a very well drawn Goofy. As is typical with the Disney cartoons, the music is so dynamic and energetic, adding so much to what's going on on screen. The gags are wonderful, beautifully-spaced out and very funny( all revolving around Goofy and Delores using cunning to get what they want), the best ones being when Delores dresses as a clown and the one with the water inflation. I have a friend whose interest in animation started with this cartoon and that particular gag. Goofy is lovable and perhaps a little stupid in that he doesn't see through Delores' disguise, but we love him for it. Delores the elephant makes her second of three appearances, the others being Tiger Trouble and Working for Peanuts, is funny and very cute and works wonderfully with Goofy. All in all, a wonderful Goofy/Delores cartoon. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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