When I first saw the title of this short, I immediately thought,
"They're not going to have the gall to have Mickey answer the phone
'we smith locks!' " But he did, and I got just a little chuckle out
of the sheer silliness of how it sounded. Beyond that, there weren't
a whole lot of laughs here. Goofy's "key" monologue was kind of cute,
and I didn't think the "Don Quixote" was going too far at all; in fact,
I would have liked to see it go a little farther in that direction.
The door gag; how many times have we seen that one before, and it does
seem to break Disney's rule of plausible impossibility. Since we'd seen
what was behind the door before it made it less probable for that gag
to work. And Clarabelle ... I wish there had been some tip to
Mickey's Fire Brigade
where the fab three found her in the same situation.
The action sequence in the middle seemed like it was just there in
order to throw in as many of the secondary characters as possible. (Speaking
of which ... whatever happened to Stan, the Service Station Attendant?)
And, as it was written, the ending was kind of "door-key." It seemed
incomplete, as if they really didn't know how to end it.
One small idea : since the telephone gag looks like it's going to
be an ongoing thing, perhaps it would be ironic for their next job to
be telephone repairmen.
I liked the set of doors that Mickey tried to get through. A cameo
with Clarabelle by the way. I LOVED their last attempt to get through
the door. They made it out with some bad luck. And the emergency is
that Mickey left his door key at Minnie's house. A CERTAINLY above average
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