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->''"Dearest, sweet, thoughtful, ''understanding'' Jane. I know you won't believe this, sweetheart, but here goes anyway. You may recall, you and I were to be married a year ago last June. As I didn't turn up for the wedding, and so much time has gone by, I can imagine you have been wondering, ha ha, [[FramingDevice what happened]]..."''
-->--'''Crusoe''' (First lines)

A fun 1966 {{Creator/Disney}} film starring Creator/DickVanDyke. As the name suggests, this is a Literature/RobinsonCrusoe [[{{Robinsonade}} story]], and as the [[Creator/DickVanDyke star]] suggests, it's [[RuleOfFunny purely done for the comedy]]. Crusoe is a U.S. Navy pilot, whose fighter fails, forcing him to ditch somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. He braves the perils of survival in a life raft (accompanied by an [[GreatBigBookOfEverything oddly comprehensive instruction manual]]) before being washed up on a deserted island. He meets his Man Friday in Floyd the Space Chimp, and his GirlFriday (whom he names Wednesday). His survival of the elements is nothing compared to surviving Wednesday's dad, the headhunter chief...

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AccidentalMarriage: During the victory celebration near the end, Wednesday gets Robin to dance with her. Cue her father saying, "Hey, wise guy do pretty good marriage dance!" During the ensuing argument (Robin is engaged, after all) he accidentally pushes Wednesday down, which she [[WomanScorned does not]] [[BerserkButton take well]]! Cue the chase and rescue sequence.
* AllThereInTheManual[=/=]GreatBigBookOfEverything: The U.S. Navy Survival Manual, titled "Survival at Sea and Like It". While it really does address everything he encounters, it gets pretty bossy, and Robin eventually gets fed up with it and tosses it in the ocean.
* ApesInSpace: Floyd the Space Chimp, an [[ApesInSpace Ape In Space]] who was never found after he splashed down and was stuck on the island. He becomes Robin's Man Friday. When Robin is saved by a helicopter in the end, he makes them go back because he considers Floyd more important than him. When he gets back, he finds out everyone agrees with that.
* BambooTechnology: Robin is positively [[GilligansIsland Professor-like]] in his ability to build things from bamboo... although it helps that he found an old Japanese sub full of stuff.
* CoconutMeetsCranium: When he first gets to the island, and the rainstorm hits.
* CompanionCube: Played with concerning the survival manual. The viewers hear its voice as Robin reads it, but he talks back to it, it changes inflection, and when Crusoe eventually "drowns" it we hear it blubbing, which is definitely not written down.
* CreditsGag: See SdrawkcabName, below.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: All of the natives, but especially Wednesday (This seems to be a theme for actress Nancy Kwan). As with the original, she is first noticed due to a footprint in the sand.
* FramingDevice: Crusoe begins and ends the movie writing a letter to his fiance, Jane, explaining why he didn't make it to their wedding. (see page quote)
* IslandHelpMessage: Robin makes a big "HELP" sign when he first gets on the island. When he actually hears a helicopter, he runs out to it, only to discover he's forgotten to maintain it, and the coconuts are covered in sand.
* MonumentalDamage: The statue/idol Kabuna goes through this when the pyrotechnics get out of control, ending with it "smiling" due to the damage.
* MustacheVandalism: After being sorely tempted by Wednesday, then reminded by the myna ("Rawk! Remember Jane!"), Robin pulls out the picture of his fiance, Jane—only to find that the native girls have defaced it with a mustache, blacked-out teeth and goatee (or maybe it's a [[Creator/DickVanDyke Van]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Dyke]]?).
* RecycledInSpace: It's RobinsonCrusoe, [=WITH A FIGHTER PILOT=], as a comedy.
* {{Robinsonade}}, of course.
* SdrawkcabName: The story is credited to [[{{Creator/WaltDisney}} Retlaw Yensid]].
* TemptingFate: "My father doomed me when he named me [[GenreSavvy Robinson]]."
* TooImportantToWalk: Wednesday's despot father gets carried across the beach on a four-mook sedan chair like this.
-->'''Wednesday:''' What Daddy doing now?\\
'''Crusoe:''' ''(through binoculars, sees a litter bearer stumble; Daddy whacks him with a club, and another litter bearer replaces him)'' Changing a tire.

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->''"Anyway, dear, [[FramingDevice that's just the way it happened]]. I'll be home soon. All my love, Rob."''
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