June 29, 1951 – The Goofy Short Film Tomorrow We Diet is Released to Theaters
“Eat, drink, and be merry, and tomorrow, we diet!”
On June 29, 1951, the Goofy short film Tomorrow We Diet was released to theaters. It was directed by Jack Kinney, with story by Milt Schaffer and Dick Kinney.
The short begins with Goofy pulling out several dishes from the refrigerator and scarfing them down all at once. After his meal, he passes by the mirror and admires his reflection. His reflection, however, has some choice words for him. Goofy argues that he’s as fit as a fiddle, but the reflection points out that he’s as fit as a bass fiddle. Although Goofy has several images of his younger, fitter days, he’s gained several pounds since then, and rips the seam of his pants as he struggles to put them on. The tailor has to take his awning to create a striped suit for Goofy, and when he enters a cab, he is heavy enough to cause the tires to pop. There are several instances of Goofy’s weight causing problems for him and those around him, including breaking two stools at the local café and crashing the elevator.
Goofy soon arrives home with a book called “Easy Ways to Reduce,” and the mirror taunts him to touch his toes. The moment the reflection mentions eating, however, Goofy is already digging around in the fridge. The mirror tells him what he cannot eat, leaving him with a solitary carrot. But then, Goofy decides to just leave the table altogether, but heads back to the fridge once again. His mind is obsessed with food, and his attempts at maintaining a diet are thwarted by his mind demanding he eat. His reflection compliments him on his willpower before they both go to sleep, but Goofy soon heads to the fridge in his sleep to eat. He is shocked, however, to find that all the food is gone; his reflection has taken all the food and enjoyed a good meal, proclaiming that tomorrow, they will diet.