Woody is a city street sweeper and hates his job. After being abused by policeman Wally Walrus, he decides to quit and disguises himself as a policeman, kicking the rubbish can away which ...
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Woody is a city street sweeper and hates his job. After being abused by policeman Wally Walrus, he decides to quit and disguises himself as a policeman, kicking the rubbish can away which scoops up Wally sending him into the harbour shrinking his uniform. The angry Wally chases the disguised Woody into the circus. Because he is mistaken for a child, he is denied access but enters backstage disguised as an elephant. Finally, after a long struggle with Woody under the big top, he captures the redhead and returns him to his job as street sweeper. Written by
Matt Yorston <email@example.com>
This episode of the Woody Woodpecker franchise is saggy in the middle, because of the relatively weak gags, and the the inconsistency of the setting -- at first it seems to be turn-of-the-century, given Wally Walrus' antique police uniform and Woody's occupation as a 'White Wings' street sweeper, but there is a television set used as part of one gag....
Even worse than those is the watering down of Woody's manic personality in the decade since Seamus Culhane was in charge of his best shorts. It may have been more realistic to not have Woody split into four or five doppelgangers, as in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, as if realism was a primary concern of of cartoon makers. But it's a heck of a lot less interesting.
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