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A recent throwback to ClassicDisneyShorts animation, as well as an experiment with "paperless animation", '''"How To Hook Up Your Home Theater"''' is a 2007 short starring {{Goofy}}, in a short that obviously draws much of its inspiration from Goofy's "How To" shorts of the [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 40's and 50's.]] The short in question features Goofy trying to acquire a big TV and all other components as the narrator provides commentary on how it's all done-all while lampooning just how many accessories and commercial items are available for the taking as far as TV goes.

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!!Tropes:

* AllCGICartoon: Though it definitely doesn't look it, it was made completely without paper, in a new style dubbed 'tradigital animation'.
* BatteriesNotIncluded:
-->'''Narrator:''' Oh, and don't forget the batteries. They're not included.
* BlatantLies: 5-Minute setup... or not.
** The Narrator loves mocking this.
* CompressedAdaptation: A three-minute version occasionally airs on Creator/DisneyChannel's ''Have a Laugh!'' Among other cuts, the soundscape and remote control scenes are deleted.
* CosmicDeadline: After Goofy sets up his home theater, he realises that the Big Game is starting, and panics over the absurd amount of remote controls that came with the setup. Then the narrator reminds Goofy that he has a universal remote.
* DaydreamSurprise: Goofy [[ImagineSpot imagines his setup as like being at the game, and imagines himself in his chair getting the football and getting run in for a touchdown]]. At the end, he does end up in the game, gets the ball, [[HumiliationConga and is tackled repeatedly. At the end, the referee]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking throws a penalty flag on him]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* FauxToGuide
* Franks2000InchTV: Goofy buys what has to be the biggest set available to the consumer market.
** It's so big, in fact, that the delivery crew had to lift Goofy's house up just to fit it inside.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Before Goofy swipes four pictures off of a table. We see a picture of Clarabelle Cow, Goofy's first appearance in ''Mickey's Revue'', a real life picture of Creator/WaltDisney, and a caricature of [[Creator/PixarRegulars John Lasseter]].
** Also, there's text on the TV package that reads "[[MickeyMouse M1C-K3Y MO-U5E]]" and a logo for [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Dopey]] [[BlandNameProduct Digital]].
** In the wide pan of inside the hardware store, you can see one Goofy shoplifting.
* FurryReminder: Right before his TV arrives to his house, he is shown sleeping on the floor like a normal dog, albeit lying in a human position.
* GenreThrowback: Just take one look at the poster above. 'In Technicolor' indeed.
* ImpossiblyCompactFolding: The tiny instruction booklet unfolds until it covers the whole room.
* TheLastStraw: As Goofy is floating in midair holding up the huge pile of electronics, the tiny pair of batteries that lands on them causes him to fall.
* LemonyNarrator
* LongList:
** A few key components, indeed. There's the UsefulNotes/{{DVD}}, [[CompactDisc the CD]], [[UsefulNotes/LaserDisc the L]][[GeniusBonus D]], the DVR, the UsefulNotes/{{VCR}}, the audio receiver, AD cables, TV cables, satellite dish, with satellite, the [[UsefulNotes/BluRay Blu]][[ProductPlacement -Ray]], [[ShoutOut the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Ray Green-Ray]], [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers the Who-Ray, the Hi-Fi, Wi-Fi, HDMI,]] [[JiveTurkey heebie-jeebies, and]] [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein E=MC squared]]. [[AndAnotherThing Oh, and don't forget]] [[BatteriesNotIncluded the batteries. They're not included.]]
** Behold the perfectly balanced soundscape: the center channel, left and right front speakers, a bit more to the left and a bit more to the right speakers, surround speakers, SURROUNDING surround speakers, AND VARIOUS, OVERKILL, TO ENSURE EVENTUAL DEAFNESS SPEAKERS! And the all-important, [[OhCrap subwoofer.]]
* MisleadingPackageSize: {{Goofy}} is having trouble opening a small package of cables. After failing to open it, a single drop of sweat causes the package to burst open, covering Goofy in about half a metric ton of cables.
* {{Retraux}}
* ShoutOut:
** There are references to many of the earlier Goofy "How-To" shorts.
** The two football teams are called the Dawgs and the Geefs, both references to two of Goofy's [[IHaveManyNames pseudonyms]] over the years, Dippy Dawg (his early incarnation) and George Geef (his "everyman" name from his 1950s cartoons).
** The team's T-shirts have letters that spell "GO TEAM". However, they were standing in the wrong position, making it form "GO MEAT". "GO MEAT" being Hillshire Farm's slogan.
* ThatPoorCat: Hit by a delivery truck.
* TwoDecadesBehind: ''Gloriously'' {{averted}}.
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