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Donald tries again to climb the tree, only causing minor injury to Chip
when he steps in the hole, then consequently on him. Dale adds more insult
by clubbing Chip when he meant to nail Donald's foot. However, Chip alertly
lifts the rubber strap up, causing Donald to saw that off - and again, down
he goes. This time, he was saved by a short branch until one of the two
drop an acorn, causing Donald to fall as the branch breaks. Somehow he lands
with his feet arched, but as they flatten to the ground, Donald suffers
intense pain by holding his right foot and did not help himself in any way
by using that foot to kick the tree after that. What was he thinking?
Donald persisted by using a chain strap the next time around, hoping
to get the job done. Again, Chip was one step ahead, lifting the strap above
the cut just as Donald was yelling "Timber!" So down he went with the top
of the tree burying him. Through all of this, he still had no idea that
Chip 'n' Dale were totally behind this until he picked up a side root (shaped
as a phone) and heard the commotion the chipmunks were having by mocking
Donald's maneuvers. Once Donald figured this out by taking a peek in the
chipmunks' hole, this really meant war.
This time, Donald decides to saw their home in half, but brilliant legwork
by the chipmunks prevented the job from being done. Dale tells Chip to put
the sawblade through the open crack, sending Donald to a smoother ride down
to the ground, yet unappreciative of imitating onionskin paper in the process.
Infuriated by this, Donald role-plays Paul Bunyan and chops the tree down,
but not all the way. Somehow, super-inhumane chipmunk strength brings the
tree upright, but Dale, in his usually clumsy manner, leans on the side
and causes the tree to go down, but again not all the way.
I uncovered a very interesting blooper in this scene. The floor is hollow
with no median all through the film, but after the second time the tree
falls, notice how Chip 'n' Dale are holding up the tree with their arms
and pushing with their legs. This happens just before Donald decides to
take the tree out of its misery by pounding it down, but again, Dale does
the honors by ever-so-slightly pounding the tree, causing it to finally
snap. Needless to say, Donald finally got his log.
But Chip 'n' Dale were not going to let their home be destroyed by an
unforgiving sawmill. As Donald rides the log down to the mill, Chip 'n'
Dale take a quick skyride over to one of the curves, and about halfway to
the mill, they take a hammer, pull apart a nail and cause a very unwelcomed
detour. Somehow Donald manages to get off the log and into his car, with
the log subsequently rubbernecking. The chipmunks pull apart a rock, and
as it rolls, it hits the front of the log, immediately transforming the
car into a vehicular log holder.
As Chip 'n' Dale are laughing hysterically at the pranks, Donald is suffering
his high-speed nightmare chase with the log. After going through a mine,
the log comes out with the front holding dynamite. Running for his life,
Donald makes it to his house, clears everything away from its path as it
goes through the front door and out the back. Little did Donald know that
the log was about to be slingshoted back to his house. When one of the chipmunks
informed Donald that the log was about to target his house, Donald tried
to shove the house over, but the other chipmunk moved the dynamite to the
other side of the log. (The dynamite was again in the front moving forward.)
The house had absolutely no chance as it exploded into four sets of burnt
toothpicks upon contact, imitating a similar end result of
Dragon Around from
a year and a half earlier.
A bummed, dejected, and motionless Donald could only hear the words of
Chip 'n' Dale on his shoulder exclaim, "Aw, that's too bad...we're so sorry!"
They obviously meant to do it by their closing reaction.
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Submitted by eutychus