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 ...
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.