George's wife is off for the day and he's doing the housework. Of course, everything goes wrong at once.

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Mrs. Goofy leaves for the day leaving the house in the hands of her husband, Goofy. Goofy is confident that he can handle the day's household chores but he keeps making typical goof-ups while attempting them. His first mistake is sending Junior to school on a Saturday. At first, he just makes small blunders but, of course, they keep escalating to the point where his house is flooded, scribbled on, set on fire, invaded by firemen and policemen alike, and, basically, an utter disaster area when the wife returns. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Lesson to be learnt from Father's Day Off: Never leave Goofy looking after a house alone!
12 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Goofy is one of Disney's best characters, with his character evolution being truly fascinating, and all his shorts are at least entertaining. Father's Day Off certainly is that, and is one of his better domestic shorts. The story isn't the most surprising, but the pacing keeps things moving at a quick pace and the quality of the gags ensure that the gags are not too obvious. The animation is colourful and drawn in a fluid and detailed way, not the best-looking of Goofy's shorts but still very nicely done. The music is catchy and is orchestrated beautifully, the way it syncs with what is going on in the gags, action and animation is seamless. The narration is funny and somewhat informative too, and the gags are clever and serve a point to the story. They are also never less than amusing, with most of them based around the listening of the radio program that is taken literally by the wife and they are the best gags. The scene with the salesman is a good touch too. Goofy is his usual lovable self, he is clumsy and does a lot wrong but that is part of his charm and it nearly always makes for hilarious results here and in general. His wife is not the original of characters but is well placed in the short. Pete's tiny cameo at the end is nice, and Alan Reed's voice work as the narrator is perfect, if just lacking the sardonic thoughtfulness of John McLeish. On the whole, great fun, not one of Goofy's very best but one of his better domestic shorts. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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