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For Whom the Bulls Toil (1953)

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Goofy, driving through Mexico, deals with a stubborn bull on the road who eventually charges, and Goofy unwittingly subdues the bull. Mexicans who are watching the scene believe that Goofy ... See full summary »

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Goofy, driving through Mexico, deals with a stubborn bull on the road who eventually charges, and Goofy unwittingly subdues the bull. Mexicans who are watching the scene believe that Goofy is "the great Matador" and the minute Goofy arrives in Mexico City, they dress him like a matador and make him do battle with another bull. The reluctant Goofy tries to escape the enormous bull although after a while, once again, he triumphs over the bull by accident. Written by Matt Yorston <georgey@atcon.com>

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Hessu härkätaistelijana  »

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[Goofy has been dressed up in a matador outfit and goes out into a bullring. He sees a newspaper headline showing him, reading "El Goof Matador"]
Goofy: Matador? Hmm. A bullfighter?
[suddenly, the truth hits him; shocked]
Goofy: A fighter of the bulls? *Me*? Oh, no!
[he runs from the ring - and into the bull stable]
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Goofy the Matador
10 March 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I used to have this cartoon on a video that I had donated to the library where my mom used to work. Now, however, I have it back on video after taping it off the Disney Channel (although one disadvantage is that the version I have now is edited because of numerous Mexican sterotypes, which is pretty annoying if you're a Spanish student and want to pick up on what they're saying). Goofy drives into town and the people dress him up like a matador. One thing I noticed was that at the beginning of the short, a blimp that said "XLNT" flew over the stadium. Of course, the real spelling for it is "excellente", which makes it funny if you know Spanish. At the end, after that awful experience with the bull was over, Goofy drives down the gravel road and runs into a bull. He has the car sneak around it and when it looks at him he drives away as fast as he can. We see, however, that this bull is actually a cow.


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