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As Donald starts down the stairs, he slips on a toy wagon which rolls
him down the stairs and into the fireplace, covering him in soot. Meanwhile,
Donald's nephews start to cook up a plan, and I don't blame them. After
all, they went upstairs without their supper. But Donald didn't go without
his. That's his reward for being a permed parent. When he hears his
nephews whining upstairs, he tells them to shut up, then takes a bite
of his chicken leg. Then he realizes that without his nephews, he's
pretty lonely. Then he thinks that he's on vacation. (Maybe he's on
vacation, but my parents are working. And Donald's nephews are working
on him.) Anyway, when the nephews hear him coming up the stairs, they
turn of the light. Donald comes in and turns it back on and sees 3 lumps
in the bed. And thinking they're his nephews, he rubs them and a mousetrap
snaps on his hand! He cries out, "YEEOOW!!" and snaps the trap off...
But the nephews are resourceful, and they get back at him again.
They make Donald think that he has died in an accident and they dress
him up like an angel. All the cartoons symbolized a character dying
by depicting him as an angel. I know that this was just a symbol, but
it seemed to present the idea that people turned into angels when they
died. Films have also presented this idea, like the Christmas classic
It's a Wonderful Life. I remember seeing another cartoon that was similar
to this one, a Herman and Katnip cartoon where the mouse dresses the
cat like an angel and tells him that he has died. I haven't seen that
cartoon in years. Anyway, this Donald cartoon was funny because it showed
how Donald and his nephews got on each other's nerves and the kinds
of things they did to each other.
Every detail is so wery thought out, the sound effects are dead-on
and the story is absolutely brilliant.
And of course, it has that mean quality that I like...
Donald is completely convinced that he is shuffling off this mortal
coil, and he kisses each of his nephews goodbye and pats them on the
head. Huey gives him a harp to play in heaven, and another unseen nephew
hoists Donald up in the air. Donald waves and says, "Goodbye forever..."
sorrowfully as the boys run off. Donald is left alone, and plays a sad
little tune on his harp while wiping tears out of his eyes. It's just
so sad to think that he actually thinks that he has passed on and that
he's never going to see his nephews again, and that he's crying about
Maybe I'm just a soft-hearted ninny. *sniffle* 10 out of 10
A classic one was when Donald was ascending into heaven with the
line, "Goodbye, boys! Goodbye!"
Huey & Dewey: "Goodbye, Uncle Donald!"
Ludwig Von Drake, waving goodbye from the bushes: "Goodbye, Sucker!"