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A Case of Spring Fever (1940)

An animated pixie named Coily grants a man his wish that all springs disappear...a wish that he soon regrets.


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Pinto Colvig ...
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A man is unable to play golf with his buddies because he has to fix the springs in the family couch. Frustrated, he wishes aloud that he never has to deal with another spring in his life. Coily the Spring Sprite then appears and grants his wish! The man quickly learns that springs are everywhere and are essential for the working of just about everything he owns, from his front door to his wristwatch and his automobile. Coily returns everything to normal and, having seen the light, the man becomes an unstoppable champion of the role of springs in today's world. Written by yortsnave

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June 1940 (USA)  »

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When the man who is fascinated with springs is about to take his second shot at the golf course, two of his friends are standing next to the hole. In the next shot as the ball nears the hole, only one pair of shoes is visible by the hole, and the other friend has vanished. See more »


[repeated line]
Coily: No springs!
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"So, Coily waited thousands of years to make his point, and then he backed down almost instantly?"
19 October 2002 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

No springs! (followed by sound effect that sounds like "woo hoo")

An awful short detailing the importance of springs in everyday life. The worst thing is, only half the short is about a world without springs, and the second half is about the man (who is now apparently a full member of the Spring Religion) harassing his golf buddies about why they should thank God (God being Coily the spring sprite in this situation) that there are so many springs in the world.

2/10 for the short itself (it's gets some points because it made me understand the importance of springs!), and 10/10 for the MST3K episode it was featured in.

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