I’m not having a very good day…details on that tomorrow. So rather than talking about passengers abusing flight attendants or the latest mileage devaluations, let’s all take a six-minute break and enjoy a few laughs, courtesy of Mr. Magoo.
When Magoo Flew, A Humorous Masterpiece
There are many things that make me laugh: Mr. Bean, Little Britain…yes, that kind of humor. But even after all these years, I still enjoy watching Mr. Magoo and particularly When Magoo Flew, a 1954 animated short by Columbia Studios UPA.
The story centers on near-sighted Magoo, who mistakes an airport for a movie theatre. Rather than sitting down to enjoy a movie, he boards an airplane, thinking he is viewing a 3D movie. Magoo’s seatmate is a bank robber carrying stolen money and gets afraid when a police detective board the flight to look for him. He disappears, leaving his briefcase behind. Magoo sets out to look for him. Hilarity ensues.
If you have 6.5 minutes, enjoy this mini movie. It’s a good laugh. Jim Backus (Mr. Howell on Gilligan’s Island) does a great Mr. Magoo!