Monday, 12 October 2020

My Dears

It seems every cartoon studio in the ‘30s fit in one of those “Whoops, my dears!” gags. Van Beuren, for example, had a swishy goose in at least two of its cartoons.

Walt Disney wasn’t immune to such antics in Barnyard Olympics. One scene shows three speed walkers waving their butts around.

This attracts someone in the stands who says “Whoops!” and waves with a hand on the hip to the athletes.

The plot involves a rough guy trying to cheat to win a race. Naturally, Mickey Mouse overcomes adversity to claim the trophy and kisses from Minnie. No “whoops!” going on there.


  1. Hans Christian Brando14 October 2020 at 18:27

    Can you blame him; the way 10, 11, and 17 are shaking the old moneymaker?

    And even that's more subtle than "Pansy Brand Cream Puffs" in Van Beuren's Tom & Jerry epic "Doughnuts." Of course the definitive "Whoops!" comes from the classmates (including a Black kid, 20 years before integration) of Little Percy after his dainty little dance in Ub Iwerks' "Mary's Little Lamb."