Goo Goo Goliath
Alternate Title: Stork ClubbedGoo Goo Goliath (Stork Clubbed) (1954) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series
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- Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series
- Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
- Distributed by: Warner Bros.
- Cartoon Characters: Drunk Stork, John, Ethel, Junior, Captain O'Brien, Giant, Baby, Kangaroo.
- Originally Released in 1954.
- Running Time: 6:56 minutes.
With this premise, a series of fun blackout-style gags are rolled off. The narrator tells us, "These people were overjoyed that the baby had a healthy appetite," meaning gallons and gallons of milk. The human parents are proud of the baby, but as he gets bigger and bigger, normal, everyday upbringing troubles ensue.
It's not long before the giant baby outgrows his bassinet and even a full-sized bed. He requires cement mixers full of pablum, the cement swimming pool for a tub, and a sidewall auto tire as a teething ring. Baby's first steps are treacherous, but "Junior" is helpful in getting the car started. Babies often take advantage of open front gates and wander away.
Frantically, Mrs. Jones calls the police to inform them of the missing baby. The policeman asks for a description, and is informed that the baby's 42 feet tall. As the baby- wearing the Brown Derby restaurant hat- passes by the police department window, a skeptical policeman goes into shock, mumbling, "Forty-two feet tall."
The stork returns for his correct drop-off and finds the titanic toddler asleep in the arms of the Statue of Liberty! The stork returns him to the Giant to swap for the normal-sized baby that the Giant is currently using a jeweler's glass to attempt diaper. "Thank goodness, things are straightened out at last. To each his own, I always say," hiccups the drunken stork.
Of course, the stork doesn't quite get the delivery correct at the end. The last shot reveals that he's delivered the normal human baby to a zoo, leaving it in the pouch of a surprised kangaroo!
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