Funny / The Dover Boys


  • Arguably the whole thing is one.
  • "Confound those Dover Boys! How I hate them!!"
    • "They drive me to DRINK!" Cue Dan drinking several shots in rapid succession, with the bartender taking one for himself.
    • "I hate TOM! I hate DICK! And I hate LARRY!"
  • "Help, Tom! Help, Dick! HELP, LARRY!!!"
  • Dan Backslide's No Indoor Voice takes the cake.
    • Or when he selectively turns it off,
      "Dear rich Dora Standpipe, HOW I LOVE HER... [beat] ... Father's money!"
  • "... and Larry, the youngest of the three jer- daaaaaah, brothers."
  • The uncompromising moral fortitude of the Dover Boys and Dora Standpipe consist solely of dramatically averting their gaze from a certain tavern of unsavory repute.
  • "The Dover Boys! Then Dora must be ALONE AND UN-PRO-TEC-TED!!!" note 
  • When faced with Dora clinging onto a tree and not letting go, Dan whips out a Handbook of Useful Information to look up how to remove her from it. It's on page 57.
  • "Unhand her Dan Backslide! Unhand her Dan Backslide! Unhand her Dan Backslide!! Hey, we're getting in a rut!"
  • Throughout the short, an old guy in an Old-Timey Bathing Suit keeps showing up while "While Strolling Through the Park One Day" plays. In the end, he "saves" Dora Standpipe, and they walk off together toward the sunset.
  • The scout relaying Dora's predicament via flag signals...to another scout literally five feet away.
  • The telegram sent to the Dover Boys.
    Postman: Telegram for the Dover Boys, Messrs. Tom, Dick and Larry, care of Wayward Tavern, Upper Bottleneck, New York. Sirs, quote, HEEEEEEELP!, unquote. Signed, Dora. Thirty five cents collect.
    • He then holds his hand out for his payment. The Dover Boys proceed to trample him.
  • Dora hammering on the door of the cabin in a bid to escape... while the locks are on her side of the door.
    • Dora off-handedly keeping Dan away by launching him across the cabin with sudden attacks while still pounding on the door.


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