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Mr. Magoo heads to a used car lot hoping to buy Waldo a new car for his birthday promising Waldo, "I'll be back with a little surprise for you". The crooked car salesman notices how myopic Magoo is and takes advantage of it by over-pricing the car Magoo chooses. Magoo accepts but the car salesman gets his just desserts when he unwittingly goes for a harrowing test drive with Magoo taking him to an amusement park where Magoo leads the car to the top of roller coasters and ferris wheels among other things with a police officer in hot pursuit. Written by Matt Yorston <georgey@atcon.com>

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One of the better early Magoo shorts

This is an early Mister Magoo short from UPA. There will be spoilers ahead:

This is an extremely good Magoo short. Magoo wants to surprise his nephew Waldo with a car, so he goes to a used car lot to buy one, focusing in on a rather battered looking jalopy. The salesman, realizing that Magoo appears to be an easy mark, jacks up the price outrageously.

Magoo asks to take the car for a test drive, with the salesman reluctantly in tow. Magoo wastes little time in getting into a huge mess, with a police car in hot pursuit. With each succeeding nightmare, the salesman lowers the price of the car while desperately trying to either get away or hide.

Magoo talks him down to an equally absurd low price for the car, which the salesman accepts in desperation. Magoo gives his nephew Waldo the car and toddles off, oblivious to the bedlam unfolding around him.

This short, like all the theatrical Magoo shorts, is on a three disc set of Magoo shorts released by Shout! Factory. The set is excellent and the short is great. Recommended.


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