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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 several floors in the apartment building. Chinups: the bar itself goes up and down. Then a rubber-band stretch device, which Goofy quickly tangles up in, sending him crashing through the building and several other pieces of equipment. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Dingo fait de la gymnastique  »

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When Goofy, whose arms and legs are trapped in the barbells, is rolling on the barbells like wheel, he is shown to have his t-shirt tucked into his shorts. This is a common rule for participants of any gym to follow since this encourages people to prevent their shirts from flying up in the events they tumble. Ironically, Goofy caveman-like suit continuously flies up. See more »

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While wearing his gym suit, Goofy always wears an orange hat with it. When Goofy has his hands and feet trapped in the barbell and rolls forward on it, he still wears the hat even as his caveman-like cloak falls over his head. Yet, while the cloak covers Goofy's head the hat does not bulge out. Also, when Goofy shakes the cloak off his head, the cloak briefly flies up showing Goofy wearing not hat as if it came off. However, when Goofy falls and flips off the board, he is wearing his hat again. See more »

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Narrator: [as the record falls onto the record player] Welcome to the super dynamic muscle, tissue, figure and body-building company at faith firmly. For our number one exercise, suppose we try the barbell.
Narrator: [Goofy places himself standing above and facing the barbell] Feet in position.
Narrator: [Goofy follows all instructions] One, inhale. Two, bend down.
[Goofy suddenly feels pain in his hind end]
Narrator: Three, flex the knees. Four grip firmly with both hands. And five, we lift.
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Always has been one of my favourite Goofy cartoons
22 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I do like Goofy and actually enjoy his cartoons as an adolescent than as a kid, where I was more partial to Mickey and Donald. Goofy Gymnastics has always been one of my favourite Goofy cartoons. The animation is colourful and fluid, Goofy has been slightly better animated before but he still moves with ease and still looks good. The music is full of the typical energy, with a delightful if brief snippet of Song of the Volga Boatmen. The story is crisp and has its charm, slightly routine, but elevated hugely by the hilarious slapstick that shapes the humour and the cleverly written and thoughtfully delivered(by John McLeish) narration. Pinto Colvig is great as Goofy, who is still as endearing as ever. All in all, I recommend Goofy Gymnastics highly. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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