Western Animation / A Gentleman's Duel

A 2006 CGI short film from Blur Studio about two gentleman (the Englishman Weatherby and the French Dubois), rivals for the love of a beautiful and wealthy woman, find that the only way to settle their grievances is with a duel. With giant steam-powered robots.


This show provides examples of:

  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Before the judo, wrestling, and missile attacks are broken out.
  • Groin Attack: Both on the mechs and on Weatherby himself (when his mech breaks he ends up with an electric eel in a very bad place).
  • Hair Reboot: After Weatherby's Glove Slap musses his mustache, Dubois somehow wills it back into place.
  • Humongous Mecha: As the two gentlemen walk ten paces and begin to face each other, they dash in the opposite directions, jump into giant Steampunk robots, and begin a robot hand-to-robot hand duel.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: The lady's dresses.
  • The Jeeves: The lady's butler is very good at protecting her from collateral damage.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: The butler throws a shoe at Fifi for interrupting his vigorous bout of Rescue Sex with the lady.
  • Male Gaze: A lot of attention is given to the Lady's ample bosom, including in universe by the butler during the gainaxing moment and both gentlemen prior.
  • Marshmallow Hell: For the butler, when the lady panics.
  • Urine Trouble: Fifi adds insult to injury after being fired at Weatherby.
  • Volleying Insults: "Knicker nibbler!" "Poodle piddler!" "Monkey spanker!" "Cheese pirate!"
  • X-Ray Sparks: When Dubois is hit by Weatherby's eel-powered attack.
  • You Can Barely Stand: After their mechs blow, both men crawl towards each other to fight to the end — until they realize they might just have killed the woman they fought over, and then find the strength to run off.
  • Your Mother:
    Dubois: What would you know of love?
    Weatherby: Your mother can answer that, Monsieur le Poopypants!

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