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Football Now and Then (1953)

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An old man and his grandson watch a football game between a modern team and a team of old-timers.

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Dennis Day ...
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An old-timer tells his grandson that old-time football players could take a modern team, so we see a game with just that match-up: Bygone U. vs. Present State. More specifically, the Bygone U. team of 11 vs. Present State's dozens of special squads and support personnel. Even the stadium, fans, and press are modern vs. old-time. The game is close, and fiercely fought. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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2 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Fotboll förr och nu  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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When the dishwasher salesman reads the phone number "6-9784", the card he holds up reads "6-0784". See more »

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Bizarre and fun.
13 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better short cartoons found in the Disney Rarities DVD set. Mostly, I think it's because the cartoon's sensibilities are bizarre and the overall film is quite fun.

Grandpa is trying to explain how old fashioned football compares to modern ball. He turns on the TV and the audience sees a VERY weird game between the Old-Timers and Modern players. In many ways, it's quite similar to the Goofy short about football but this one is stranger because of such odd plot devices as the creepy announcer selling Whirling Dervish Dishwashers. It's also frenetically paced--and the laughs come so fast that even the poorer ones work because there isn't time to do anything but just sit back and enjoy. The ending, also, is amazingly strange...and I like strange!


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