The gophers then mock the dog. The gophers hand him a grenade, The dog, thinking that the grenade is the gophers, tries to retrieve it out of the hole, but only manages to get the pin out of the grenade, activating the grenade in the process.

A watchdog is guarding a vegetable garden and falling asleep.
The Goofy Gophers, which was the name of the cartoon that introduced the eponymous rodents, was released on January 25, 1947. He gasses them with helium, and they float away -- causing a crow to throw away his bottle.

He hits the ground and starts burrowing himself, surfacing in his fountain. The dog tries to catch the gophers while they steal vegetables one-by-one (playing to the Latin-flavored tune of "Mysterious Mose"). The gophers are small and brown with tan bellies and buck teeth. The dog uses a hand puppet in the shape of a cute female gopher. The scarecrow quickly shows up with a telegram reading "WE'RE VEGETARIANS, YOU SCREWBALL!!! Between 1995 to 2010, this cartoon's USA Turner print was rarely ever shown on American Turner networks for unknown reasons. In the end, the… When the dog lights the fuse, the Gophers cut the fuse wire, and create a fake explosion via blowing a large paper bag and bursting it. It was written by Bob Clampett, who also designed the characters, and whose place in animation history was already assured by his having created Tweety Bird, Beaky Buzzard, Warner's version of the Gremlins and many other classic characters and concepts. The gophers appeared in the 2015 DTV movie Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run. When the straightforward attempt fails (the dog gets bopped in the nose by one of the gophers) the dog disguises himself as a scarecrow ("Once again, me razor-keen mind comes to the rescue!").

"[4] Clampett later stated that the gophers' mannerisms were derived from character actors Franklin Pangborn and Edward Everett Horton.[3][5].

However, in recent years, they have made a few cameos in various Warner Bros. projects. Unnamed in the theatrical cartoons, they were given the names Mac and Tosh in the 1960s TV show The Bugs Bunny Show. They are seen briefly in the 1996 movie Space Jam. The dog creates a booby trap by fusing a celery stick with a bomb. Such talent! They both have British accents. The pair's dialogue is peppered with such overpoliteness as "Indubitably! ", The dog tries to pull out a celery retrieved by the gophers from underground. The Gophers see the tomato vine, grab a bunch of vegetables, and throw a pumpkin on the dog before striking him with a shovel. Robert McKimson was the next Warners director to utilize the characters.

The two often also tend to quote Shakespeare and use humorously long words; for example, in Lumber Jerks, instead of "We have to get our tree back", they say "We must take vital steps to reclaim our property.

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They may also be influenced by performances from the British film Great Expectations directed by David Lean and released in 1946, one year before Clampett's restyled 1947 version. In their debut, Best Friends, Mac and Tosh are contestants on the show, Besties, facing Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

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The Goofy Gophers were created in 1947 as a polite duo that always got away from their enemies (usually dogs) by usin unique plans and never forgetting ther manners! The Gophers spot the tomato vine, grab a bunch of vegetables, and throw a pumpkin on the dog before striking him with a shovel.

Clampett left the studio before the short went to production, so Arthur Davis took over as director. Oct 29, 2010 #1 Hey guys,

The Goofy Gophers are animated cartoon characters in Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. The dog then spots two gophers named Mac and Tosh, who are eating carrots. The Gophers lay dormant for two years until Friz Freleng made a series of four shorts beginning with 1951's A Bone for a Bone, another dog-versus-gophers short. The gophers are small and brown with tan bellies and buck teeth. Looney Tunes Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Since.

This was long believed to be in the public domain, however. A watchdog is guarding a vegetable garden and falling asleep.

[1] The names are a pun on the surname "Macintosh". Gopher Goofy is a 1942 Looney Tunes short directed by Norman McCabe. It must be you who goes first!" Tim Brewster's All-Time Great Quotes.



The Goofy Gophers appeared in the New Looney Tunes season 3 episode Fool's Gold. The dog, discovering his foot on fire, quickly rushes to a bucket of water to put out the fire. (previous page) ()

"), not realizing that the dog is standing where the grenade is. Both the USA and EU Turner prints had the wrong ending music, as they both had the altered 1941-1955 Merrie Melodies ending music cue instead of the original 1946-1955 Looney Tunes ending music cue. They also appear in the Looney Tunes comic currently published by DC Comics. The Goofy Gophers (1947) - Looney Tunes Cartoon, Looney Tunes Blue Ribbon - The Goofy Gophers, Looney Tunes The Goofy Gophers (restored). The restored copy on HBO Max uses the soundtrack from the Turner print, with the incorrect 1941-1955 Merrie Melodies ending music cue, although the original Looney Tunes end card is intact. The two gophers fell in love at first sight of the puppet and take turns to dance with it. The homeowner attacks, but the gophers outsmart him at every turn: They duck his hoe and shotgun.

Gopher Goofy is a 1942 Looney Tunes short directed by Norman McCabe.

", and begins laughing. After classic cartoons, Joe Alaskey plays Mac. [2] The cartoon features the gophers' repeated incursions into a vegetable garden guarded by an unnamed dog whom they relentlessly, though politely, torment.

The grenade explodes directly where the dog is, charring him and knocking him out silly. Both speak with high-pitched British accents like those used in upper-class stereotypes around at the time. The gophers' mannerisms and speech were patterned after Frederick Burr Opper's comics characters Alphonse and Gaston, which in the early 1900s engendered a "good honest laugh". The Gophers, now triumphant, gloat that they will have all the carrots to themselves. Their names, Mac 'n' Tosh, were never used in the cartoons, so the quotes will be coming from either gopher. Davis would direct one other Goofy Gophers short, 1948's Two Gophers from Texas.

However their jokes are usually bad so they tell people where to complain.

Both gophers were voiced by Mel Blanc in the latter short instead of one by Blanc and the other by Freberg. Unsourced info can be questioned and may be removed without notice. Among the dog's botched attempts to get rid of the rodents: Eventually, the Gophers launch the dog, via rocket, into outer space towards the moon. The Goofy Gophers were largely forgotten by Warner Bros. in the years since the animation studio closed in 1969. As the dog pulls out the celery stick, the gophers tie his tail to it in the other hole, causing him to pull himself aloop into the hole, rendering him stuck in the ground. This was followed by I Gopher You in 1954, featuring the Gophers in their first cartoon without the dog, attempting to retrieve their vegetables from a food processing plant; Pests for Guests in 1955, which has the gophers counter-antagonize the helpless Elmer Fudd when he buys a chest of drawers that they found appropriate for nut storage; and Lumber Jerks later that year, where the Gophers visit a saw mill in an attempt to retrieve their stolen tree home.[6]. They are characterized by an abnormally high level of politeness. - "See ya tomorrow, Hedda honey! Do not remove this template until all conditions have been met. Among some of the music cues heard throughout the short are: Title Card (Blue Ribbon Reissue, HD Quality), Title Card (Blue Ribbon Reissue, Low Quality). Do not use Wikipedia or any other wikis as a source. The Goofy Gophers are animated cartoon characters in Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. Joined Sep 13, 2009 Messages 81 Reaction score 0 Points 6.

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1 Plot 2 Availability 3 Notes 4 Gallery A homeowner is enjoying his lovely lawn and garden when it's invaded by a couple of gophers with Brooklyn accents. Thread starter The Goofy Gopher; Start date Oct 29, 2010; T. The Goofy Gopher Member. Sure enough, the dog (disguised as a scarecrow) gets taken away, but gets punched out of the hole without the disguise, knocking him out cold. In this show, Mac and Tosh run an antique store.

Like the Gophers, their adversary the unnamed dog from this cartoon is redesigned in his next appearances, albeit with with dog's character designs varying from each short.

The Goofy Gophers is a 1947 Looney Tunes short planned by Bob Clampett and finished by Arthur Davis.

", "You first, my dear," and "But, no, no, no. The names are a pun on the surname "Macintosh". In the latter, they are reinvented as green-furred, six-limbed Martian gophers.

Following this, the dog chases the gophers, only to get stuck in the hole by the … This and "Two Gophers from Texas" are the only two short featuring the Goofy Gophers and the dog to be in the AAP/Turner package.

Tosh's first question was what was his best friend, Mac's favorite food and he guessed the correct answer, which was pureed butternut squash in a balsamic reduction with just a hint of clover.


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