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Magoo Breaks Par (1957)

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The nearsighted Mr. Magoo sets out for a round of golf but catches the prison paddy wagon instead of the city bus and winds up in prison breaking rocks. He complains to the warden, who he ... See full summary »

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The nearsighted Mr. Magoo sets out for a round of golf but catches the prison paddy wagon instead of the city bus and winds up in prison breaking rocks. He complains to the warden, who he mistakes for the grounds keeper, about the conditions of the golf course, and the warden boots him out. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Magoo's continued references to "my friend Judge Stevens" is an in-joke reference to voice actor Jim Backus's role as Judge Bradley Stevens in the TV comedy series "I Married Joan". See more »

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A Magoo for golfers
5 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Whatever happened to Mr Magoo? Would you believe there are folk, now hitting fifty, who've never seen a Magoo cartoon in their lives?

Ground-breaking in concept and execution, the brilliantly minimalist-in-design UPA cartoons, unlike M-G-M, Paramount, and Warner Bros efforts, have rarely played on TV. Not that I would relish seeing a 'Scope cartoon panned and scanned on television, but I remember this one with particular affection.

Mistaking a paddy wagon for a bus, Magoo ends up in prison, but the near-sighted, half-deaf cretin imagines he's actually within the confines of an exclusive country club where he aims to play golf! A neat central joke, cleverly developed, "Magoo Breaks Par" sparkles along towards a delightfully ironic conclusion.


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