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The short's gags came from how Donald and the nephews were willing
to be really mean to each other, making the short's central conflict
racier than those from other "MouseWorks" shorts. Donald's stunt with
the height sign seemed like the rotten thing he'd do in the old shorts
just for the heck of it. The buildup from Donald turning up the ride's
speed gave me a big rush, especially with Donald turning into the Devil
in this scene. And I loved the mean trick the kids pulled on Donald
at the end. I didn't think BSandP let through possum-playing gags, and
the kids' poses looked really nasty.
The short had a couple of weak moments, though. After the big buildup,
the gags the nephews do in the flying rocket felt anticlimactic. Similarly,
the kids' first tries at getting past Donald were just silly. As for
the "in drag" scene, the punchline shocked me as much as everyone else,
but the setup was contrived: Someone really needs to see a doctor about