Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Freeze Frame! - From Pathology to Burbank


Our Freeze Frame! examination of the 1989 Roger Rabbit cartoon Tummy Trouble now returns (quite literally) to the crazy corridors of St. Nowhere hospital in one of the short's most fast and furious gag sequences.  After Roger is strapped to a gurney, he is frantically pushed through a series of swinging doorways on his way to surgery.  In a mere four seconds, he slams past seventeen different sets of doors, each with a separate identification.  The names, in order are:

PATHOLOGY
UROLOGY
PROCTOLOGY
GYNECOLOGY
BIOLOGY
RADIOLOGY
GEOLOGY
THEOLOGY
ARCHEOLOGY
ZOOLOGY
ASTROLOGY
EGYPTOLOGY
MUSICOLOGY
PHARMACOLOGY
PHYSIOLOGY
PHRASEOLOGY

and finally,
BURBANK
(an obvious nod to the location of the Disney Studios)

2 comments:

Ron Schneider said...

Let us not neglect the nod to Meredith Willson's 'The Music Man' with the inclusion of 'Phraseology'.

thosemccombs said...

"You watch your phraseology!"