Goofy goes fishing in a rowing boat without a rod, just a net and live bait, namely Wilbur, a tame grasshopper, who actively lures fish to be caught at approach of the boat. The insect's life repeatedly depends on ever-unreliable Goofy saving brave Wilbur when he gets tricked in turn and is eaten by a fish, a frog and even that frog in turn by a stork, requiring some quirky chasing on goofy rescue mission...
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Goofy, like many cartoon stars, has only four fingers on each hand. In this short however, in closeups of his hand, he has five. See more
Goofy generally has only 4 fingers on each hand. But in close-up shots of his hands (ones where he is holding Wilbur), he as 5 fingers on each hand. See more
[Goofy has tried but failed to get at the stork that swallowed the frog that had swallowed Wilbur
I gotta cheer up. There's lots of grasshoppers in the weeds.
[suddenly tears up and sobs loudly
Ohhh! But not like Wilbur!
[suddenly, an egg hatches revealing Wilbur, very much alive
Wilbur! Gosh, Wilbur, thought you was a goner.
[Wilbur kisses Goofy