Friday happy dance

TRIGGER WARNING: This Disney classic was made before the invention of political correctness. View at your own risk.

17 Responses to Friday happy dance

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    I love this. Sure there are some things that wouldn’t fly today, but we have to get over ourselves. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, who can we laugh at?

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  2. Willow says:

    That was adorable.

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  3. AWWW! That was very sweet (no pun intended). 😉 Thanks for sharing a refreshing show! 😀

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  4. colonialist says:

    I am feeling intellectually challenged, because I can’t see anything here that might be deemed as non PC ? ? ?

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  5. I’m sitting here waiting to be offended. How many times must I watch it?

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    • I’m glad you weren’t offended! But I never know who’s going to see these things, and I’ve been scolded in the past by readers who found some of my postings and/or comments insufficiently woke. The warning is there to forestall any such objections. 🙂

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      • Widdershins says:

        Loved it! 😀 The Edwardians probably thought the Victorians weren’t ‘woke’ either! … I gotta be careful around ‘woke’ folks, because I can really give myself a headache with the massive eye-rolls they induce. 🙂
        What ticks me off is their assumption that they’re the only ones who get it and therefore have a divine duty to inform everyone else of their just cause … just like every other sort of evangelism, eh?

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  6. That parade was a masterpiece of crazy animation. Must’ve been something to see it on the big screen in 1935.

    Miss Coconut (a tropical plant) is an Eskimo with barber-shop North Pole to emphasize it, just because you make snowball cookies coated with shredded coconut. Funny.

    Miss Licorice and her entourage are cartoonish Negroes (the PC word in those days) because, black, get it? Plus, she’s licking her thumbs. Lick-erice. Get it? Groan.

    When they push up the carousel, it’s pushed by elephants and, what are those, tail-less monkeys? Little brown (cookie) people?

    Never mind the few bits of racial and ethnic stereotyping, what about the relationships?

    Some stale Hobo cookie arrives, steals a few bits to spruce himself up, and then he starts getting pretty handsy pretty quickly commiserating with the sad girl. Starts making her promises. Hashtag Me Too territory!

    I won’t even go into the squirting eclairs thing.

    The parade is the boardwalk parades, the character acts the queen watches are Vaudeville (e.g. the old-fashioned barbershop harmony) – all immediately-recognizable to the audience of the day. Now? Not so much.

    The less said about the angel food cake the better. But the devil’s food was great. Racist? Ha. It’s a dash of Cab Calloway (or imitator thereof). Again, audiences would recognize it.

    Seemed like the guys were offered in pairs, but they were saying, choose (only) one of us, so, okay; but then the judges said marry all three of us…! :O

    Maybe the rules are different in cookie town.

    Maybe I’m giving this too much thought.

    I did like the Cinderella makeover using available cookie materials. She couldn’t have thought of that herself?

    Yes, too much thought.

    According to disney.fandom.com/wiki/The_Cookie_Carnival

    Hobo was voiced by Pinto Colvig, best known for voicing Goofy.

    According to imdb.com/name/nm0307732/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t2

    The girl was voiced by Marcellite Garner, voice of Minnie Mouse from 1930-1944.

    Here’s someone who has given this even more too much thought than I:
    theparisreview.org/blog/2014/02/06/sweets-for-the-sweet/

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