Donald Duck is late to work, he works for Royal Bros gift wrapping. He plays with the toys and breaks many of them as he gift wraps them, he yells at his boss. His biggest challenge is getting Jack-in-the-box closed which he struggles with it and fails many times including sliding across the table through gift boxes, clamping it with the clamp tool but ends up getting a pie piece in his head, finally he is hammering stakes on the floor, only to have it break through the floor, Donald pulls it out and manages to switch his clothes with Jack-in-the-box wearing his shirt and hat while Donald wears Jacks clown costume and quits work.
Did You Know?
The sound effect used for the Jack-in-the-box in Donald Duck "The Clock Watcher" 1945, is also used in the 1994 Living Books PC game "Little Monster at School" when on page 17, the player can click on the school roof, the roof changes color and uses the exact same sound effect that this cartoon uses. See more
When Donald Duck receives the Jack-in-the-box toy and sets it down to wrap. The toys box lid strains until Donald removes the pin and opens it from the right side, but the box pin holder moves in front of Donald and the lid opens back away from Donald as Jacks head pops open. When Donald tries to close the lid. Jacks head gets caught in Donald's blue shirt as it bounces with Donald hugging it. But when Donald jumps off, his shirt is no longer caught with Jacks head. Also when Donald Duck quickly gift wraps the box and flips it around, Jacks head somehow manages to burst at the top through the box Donald is sitting, sending Donald sliding across the table through the gift boxes to the sand dumper toy. See more
That'll hold ya!
[Donald Duck hammers the Jack-in-the-box to the ground with stake pegs. But then the head goes right through the floor. Donald looks out the window and at the lower window surprised to see Jacks Head go through the floor. He runs downstairs and pulls the head trying to get it out of the floor. The box comes out and pulls Donald in and gets trapped inside the box. The box falls on the floor and he wrestles in the box
I am stuck!
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In the 1983 "A Disney Channel Christmas Special." The Clock Watcher has been cut down to 5 minutes and 10 seconds with scenes cut out including,
- The clock bell ringing and Donald Duck running late to work.
- Donald Duck clocking into work with a magnet.
- Donalds head transforming into a wolf head howling at the woman statue.
- The Royal Brothers boss singing the Royal Loyal Work song and Donald Duck losing his temper.
- The part where the Royal Brothers boss says "Yes sir, and we're gonna do something about it." has been cut out.
- Donald Duck running upstairs in his clown costume excited to leave only to find out he has to finish wrapping the gifts, runs upstairs to beat up his boss and the speaker pipe falls apart, has also been cut out.
Featured in Little Monster at School
Royal Work Song
Music by Oliver Wallace
Lyrics by Rex Cox
and Oliver Wallace See more