Season 5, Episode 17: “Gone to Pieces” 7/6/19
Starring: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy
Setting: Around Town
Plot: When Goofy LITERALLY falls apart, it’s up to Mickey and Donald to put him back together again.
With its montage, corny music, and freeze-frame ending; the short seems to be channeling TV/movies from the late 70s, early 80s.
Final Grade: C+
The idea of Goofy falling apart like Humpty Dumpty, leaving Mickey and Donald to put him back together again with glue and tape is not appealing to me. I get the whole absurdist, slapsticky nature of it all but it just feels grotesque. It’s just devoid of any real humour or sense of irony. By virtue of how little I actually wrote about, it’s fair to say that this isn’t the series’ most creative offering.