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YMMV / The Golden Touch

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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Goldie a kind-hearted imp out to teach Midas a valuable lesson? Or is he a twisted sadist who bestows the Golden Touch on poor fools who create a ton of golden objects which he can then take for himself, all the while enjoying watching them suffer? Considering Midas' unbridled greed, which he was happily singing about, Goldie probably just couldn't resist.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: King Midas learned there are some things better than gold, but he now lives with nothing to his name but his undergarments and a hamburger he's eating. Considering he's a king, he likely has no work experience and no known family he can turn to for help. Also, since he's a king, that must mean he has a kingdom. Wouldn't the absence of a king mean anarchy is about to reign?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: You can't help but wonder if the makers of A Case of Spring Fever were inspired by this short.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Naturally, the consequences of Midas' ill-conceived wish become all too apparent almost immediately after he gets what he desires. As hunger sets in for him, he is greeted by his own skeleton mocking him in the mirror, as well cas a golden silhouette of the Grim Reaper much to his terror. Perhaps even more upsetting is how he turns his golden touch on his own pet cat, who's fate is unclear at the end of the cartoon.
  • The Woobie: The cat. Most disconcertingly he's never seen again after being turned into gold the second time, implying that Goldie magicked him into non-existence at the end of the cartoon.

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