It all starts as Goofy collapses as he opens the door and falls into
his house. He crawls to the nearest recliner and reads a magazine, where
he turns to a page which featured an exercise advertisement. It said, "don't
be a spineless, weak-kneed, no good nincompoop!" As Goofy looks on, he is
excited by what he reads, so he is urged on by the narrator to fill the
coupon out and then just wait for the arrival of the exercise equipment.
But will it deliver the promise of fame, money, and fortune to Goofy? After
Goofy mails the coupon, the equipment arrives in state-of-the-art fashion.
Instant equipment from the mailbox! Goofy carries it in and sets up very
quickly, then compares his muscles to the muscular man on the posterboard.
Needless to say, there is no comparison. Afterwhich, he carries the record
over to the record player but he never makes it - he trips over a barbell,
loses grip of the record, and, in a "stroke of luck" Goofy fashion, the
record lands right on the player and the needle lands right on the first
The first exercise was with the barbells, where Goofy is taught how to
lift them properly. When told to lift, he obviously does not lift the heavyweights
a millimeter. On his second attempt, the dots pop out of his caveman suit
(used for his exercising) and he manages to get it off the floor a couple
of inches, but then lands down, with the weights falling over and the bar
crushing his hands. As he fixes the barbells, one of the weights he picks
up lands on his left toe! Then, he (as Goofy as it is) tries to lift the
weights behind his back! Needless to say, that did not work as he drops
the weights and the barbells bangs him in the back of his head. Somehow,
he manages to lift the weights using his feet, but gets them trapped between
the weights, so he rolls to a platform and as he comes off, he lands feet
first, weights over his head! Then, as sad as it is, a fly lands on the
weights and as he walks across the bar of the barbell, Goofy goes crashing
through the floor and through apartments a few stories below him.
Goofy collapses once he re-enters his apartment, then is told to walk
over to the muscular chart to compare bicep sizes. He makes a muscle (pointing
upside down), then manages to have his muscle inflate his nose! After that,
he goes to the chin-up bars, and as he jumps to get a grip, he lives up
to his name by clubbing his head on it. He pulls himself up a few times,
then cheats by pulling the bar down without moving. As he finishes, he lets
go of the bar and once again, it lands on his head, producing a lump as
the record says, "notice the quick muscular development."
The next exercise gets Goofy tangled up in knots as he attempts to use
the cable expanders to help strengthen his arms. He stretches with his left
arm, then with his right - causing his left arm to wap him on the side of
his head. The right hand follows, and Goofy now finds himself with his face
trapped between the springs! His left legs follows as he tries to separate
the springs from his face. Eventually, Goofy winds up playing a spiderweb
game with the springs until they reached under him and yanked his caveman
sweatsuit off. Finally, the springs haul him over to the hanging rings.
Goofy grabs on to them and hangs on for dear life as he prepares for the
best act in the history of Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus!
Goofy swings through the apartment above him, then goes airborne through
the glass house and back down again, dribbling like a basketball! The springs
stretch him over to a mirror, and as Goofy is thrown into reverse, his mirror
reflection becomes human by waving sayanora to him! He crashes on more equipment,
including the chin-up bar, then goes flying out the window, where Goofy
tries to grab onto the balcony of an upstairs apartment a quarter of a mile
away, 30 stories high! As he returns, he does not use the window... rather,
he crashes through the bricks and imprints himself exactly onto the muscular
chart, where he passes out as the cartoon closes by being "just plain physically
So much for this cartoon making a good exercise program! What Jane Fonda
thinks is not my business, but hey - use whatever program that works!
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Submitted by eutychus