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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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23 September 1949 (USA)  »

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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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As the fly crosses the barbell, it first nears Goofy's left hand; but in the close-up shot that follows, the fly hops over the right hand. 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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Lots Of Laughs As Goofy Goes For Muscles
7 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Don't be a spineless, weak-kneed, no-good nincompoop!"

So reads the advertisement in the magazine our lethargic friend reads as collapses in his easy chair after a day of work. He fills out the coupon and in no time (literally) he receives his exercise equipment in the mail, guaranteed to make a new man out of him!

He sets up the gym, gets into his Tarzan outfit and puts on a record which tells him how to proceed. He goes from heavy weightlifting to the horizontal bar for chin ups, to cable expanders for his latissimus dorsi muscles. All of these sequences are funny, particularly the last one.

This is a solid cartoon, full of exaggerated happenings that evoke laughs.


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