A devoted and happily-married housewife organises a surprise party on the occasion of her husband's birthday, unbeknownst to her that her dentist spouse is experiencing a sudden mid-life crisis at his office.
Right before leaving for her Judo class at the gym, Alice Phelps tells her husband Ralph to clean off the snow-covered front walk before he leaves for work. Of course, Ralph ignores his wife, and as a result, when he returns home, he finds the body of the regular postman lying on his front stairs, who, obviously, slipped on the ice Ralph neglected to remove. Poor Ralph, what are you going to do when your wife returns?Written by
Animated short Special Delivery contains one hilarious twist after another!
Just discovered on Thad's Animation Blog this weirdly funny Oscar-winning short directed by Eunice Macaulay and John Weldon. It seems Alice is going out and tells husband Ralph to shovel the walk before he goes to work. He doesn't and when he returns home, he finds the mailman lying dead on the icy pathway. What Ralph does afterwards and the consequences that result changes all three lives (well, two of them anyway) forever...With the exception of the organ music and the narrator who delivers his lines in the same monotone style throughout, this animated short is silent. Despite the brief running time, Special Delivery has so much going on that every twist the narrator tells and the animators show us earns more laughs than the one before. The only other thing I have to say is I'm so glad I live in a place where it doesn't snow. (though occasionally there have been exceptions...)
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