Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tell-No-Tales Thursdays: Carlos—Don’t be cheek-en!

Today’s post is about the famous well scene, with the mayor getting dunked while his beloved snaggle-toothed lady tells him not to be “cheeee—ken” (chicken, for those of you who don’t speak snaggletooth). It took me years to finally figure out what she was really saying. This one is from a vintage viewmaster reel, and I am happy to say that they left this scene (virtually) the same during the refurb. Compare the two shots.

Here’s a great close-up of the Mayor’s wife, perpetually admonishing Carlos as he gets dunked again and again. First with flash and then without.

This poor bastard has his wife yellling at him from above, a pirate threatening him with a sword, and a mouth full of well-water. And today’s political officials think that THEY have trouble. They have no idea. Shown here with and without flash:

These fellers are just standing by and gloating as poor Carlos continues to get dunked eternally.

These poor suckers are waiting patiently for their “turn” to be dunked in the well .

Here’s a good overall shot of the scene as your boat leaves the area.

Marc Davis...what a genius. So much story in such a small space. See more Pirates of the Caribbean (both recent and vintage) photos at my website.


George Taylor said...

Great photos!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Amazing photos!!! The mayor dunking scene is one of my favorite scenes, the action and timing area really fun. Thanks for the cool post, "Don’t be cheek-en!"

Anonymous said...

Hey there. Big fan here of your blog! I'm always on here checking out your new stuff. Will I be able to meet you at the expo in sept??? Would love to meet my fellow Disney friends. Let me know if you get a chance!


Nicholas Tucker said...

Very good photos. How man times did you have to ride to get them all?

Davelandweb said...

Nicholas - Way too many to count! Mary - as of now, I plan to be at the expo.