Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Weekly Homework Assignment

It's time once again for Mama Kat's weekly homework assignment. This week, I chose the following prompt: Write an open later to a cartoon character. I am a huge fan of cartoons ... the old kind ... you know, Bugs Bunny, Tex Avery Stuff, and even some Walt Disney cartoons ... actually, I really don't like the Mickey Mouse cartoons - to me they're boring. Specifically, I like the Disney cartoons that feature Goofy. With that said ...

Dear Goofy,

You are the hardest working man ... er ... dog at Walt Disney. Yet, you are constantly underappreciated. When "sharing" the spotlight with Mickey or Donald, you still don't get equal billing, even though you are by far the show-stealer.

You made it OK to be clumsy, as is evidenced by the many sports cartoons you were a part of. Incidentally, these are among my all-time favorite cartoons. The episode you did on hockey makes me laugh to this day.

I wanted to let you know that I appreciate you, even if those knuckle-heads at Disney continue to overlook you. Your sense of comedic timing has always been top-notch. In my book, your slapstick is on the same level is the Stooges ... and that's saying something. That mouse owes you a huge debt of gratitude.

Here's to hoping that new generations rediscover you.

11 comments:

Farmers Wife said...

I love love love these cartoons, thanks for sharing! Visiting from Mama Kats!!

Four Dinners said...

Dear Homer,

I had never believed in God but then you came along.

Your faithfully
Four Dinners
Acting High Priest
The Church of Homer

Sandi said...

I always thought it was fucked up that Goofy got human characteristics and hung with the rest of the Mickey Mouse gang, yet Pluto was all dog.

tara said...

lol, i've always wondered what sort of animal goofy was. thank you.

angie said...

I think this prompt took imagination. Kudos to you for nailing it!

Steph said...

Yeah goofy rocks! When we went to Disney World he was the only one I was interested in seeing.

Ink and Stone said...

Get on with your bad self, Los!

snowelf said...

If it makes you feel any better, I think a lot of people must have felt the same way you did because in the new Mickey Mouse clubhouse, (which is geared towards preschoolers) Goofy is a well loved and well respected dude. :)

He hasn't played any hockey though... :(

--snow

Tortuga said...

Oh how I love Goofy. Even when I was a kid he was my favorite Disney character. He's so unappreciated. Glad to know there's another Goofy lover out there!

El Pad said...

goofy is the man

-B- said...

Goofy has always been my favorite character in those old Disney cartoons! Love the weightlifting and the olympics ones, hilarious!
Great post, Los!