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Let's Stick Together is an animated short starring Donald Duck.

Synopsis

An elderly Donald and Spike recall some old times in business together.

Plot

Spike, who is an aged bee, is sitting on a rocking chair in the knothole of a tree, smoking a pipe. He sees an elderly man picking up litter and feeling painfully tired, and identifies him as Donald Duck. Spike recalls the day they first met. Spike was looking for a job on the newspaper until Donald picks it off on the ground. Spike then realizes than he could do it too. Spike then kindly has Donald take a break and do all the work for him. Donald is pleased at this and began their partnership. Donald lives in a shanty, where Spike shows another skill, reattaching a button to Donald's shirt. Donald gives Spike some honey, but Spike stings Donald. Apologizing for doing this when Donald has been kind to him, Spike places his stinger into a cork. Donald and Spike go to bed, saying they get to work on their partnership tomorrow.

Their business began at an amusement park where Donald sells balloons for 10 cents. After a bunch of kids have bought one, Donald removes his cap, then snickers "Go get them, Spike!" Spike pops all the balloons, causing the crying children to return to Donald, who replaces their balloons for another 10 cents. However, this does not last long as a barker advertises a "balloon dance", and Spike flies inside the tent, popping the showgirl's balloons and ruining the act.

Donald and Spike then have a more successful business at a Navy base, where sailors get "bee tattoos". Spike sticks his stinger into different cups of dye, then stings the man's chest quickly to create a fast and nice tattoo, as evidenced by one of a blonde bombshell.

Years later, Spike uses his sewing talents to produce a tailoring business for Donald. They now have a big business where Spike mends fabric and clothing and portraits. Exhausted from working, Spike begged Donald for a vacation in the country. Donald happily agreed by giving Spike a greenhouse, or as old Spike narrates "that man was a genius, he brought the country to me!" Spike is happy as he flies around the greenhouse and to his surprise finds a bee girl.

Spike blushes and gets kissed which causes him to ruin the business by designing hearts all over the clothing, undo sewn flower petals, and write "I love a bee girl" and "I love you dearly". As Donald sees this to his shock, he sadly protests "I'm ruined!" He then sees Spike playing the Hawaiian classic "Farewell to Be" to his new girlfriend. Angered by this, Donald intends to kill the bee girl. Spike gets locked out from Donald as he tries to find her. Spike believed "the thing that brought us together was about to come between us" by stinging Donald (from outside above the greenhouse where he broke out from being kissed) ending his partnership with Donald and beginning a new relationship with his girlfriend.

Back from the beginning, Spike says he and his girlfriend (now wife) has been happy all those years ago. Donald, once again a derelict, says he has been looking for Spike. Spike laughs and says those days of work are over, as he has a good life with his supportive "little woman". He then has a pan hurled at him, and his wife snarls that she slaves all day long while all he does is nothing but "hang out with his no-good friends". As Donald is walking away, Spike says for him to hurry up, and the two run off to resume their partnership.

Trivia

The "balloon dance" may have been tribute to Sally Rand, a showgirl who was known for covering herself in balloons then doing a burlesque dance. In order to keep the cartoon family-friendly, Spike's sabotage of the showgirl act is shown off screen; only to be evidenced by a screaming lady.

Characters

Voice Cast

Releases

Television

  • Donald's Quack Attack, episode #23
  • Mickey's Mouse Tracks, episode #50

Home video

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DVD

Gallery


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Donald Duck Logo 2
1930s
The Wise Little HenDonald and PlutoDon DonaldModern InventionsDonald's OstrichSelf ControlDonald's Better SelfDonald's NephewsGood ScoutsDonald's Golf GameMother Goose Goes HollywoodDonald's Lucky DayThe Hockey ChampDonald's Cousin GusBeach PicnicSea ScoutsDonald's PenguinThe Autograph HoundOfficer DuckThe Fox Hunt (co-starring Goofy) • Polar Trappers (co-starring Goofy)
1940s
The RiveterDonald's Dog LaundryMr. Duck Steps OutPut-Put TroublesDonald's VacationThe Volunteer WorkerWindow CleanersThe Fire ChiefTimberThe Golden EggsA Good Time for a DimeEarly to BedTruant Officer DonaldOld MacDonald DuckDonald's CameraChef DonaldDonald's DecisionThe Village SmithyThe New SpiritDonald's Snow FightDonald Gets DraftedDonald's GardenDonald's Gold MineSky TrooperBellboy DonaldDer Fuehrer's FaceThe Spirit of '43Donald's Tire TroubleLake TiticacaAquarela do BrazilThe Flying JalopyFall Out-Fall InThe Old Army GameHome DefenseTrombone TroubleDonald Duck and the GorillaContrary CondorCommando DuckThe Plastics InventorDonald's Off DayThe Clock WatcherThe Eyes Have ItDonald's CrimeDuck PimplesCured DuckOld SequoiaDonald's Double TroubleWet PaintDumbell of the YukonLighthouse KeepingStraight ShootersSleepy Time DonaldClown of the JungleDonald's DilemmaBootle BeetleWide Open SpacesChip an' DaleDrip Dippy DonaldDaddy DuckDonald's Dream VoiceThe Trial of Donald DuckInferior DecoratorSoup's OnThree for BreakfastTea for Two HundredDonald's Happy BirthdaySea SaltsWinter StorageHoney HarvesterAll in a NutshellThe Greener YardSlide, Donald, SlideToy TinkersBillposters (co-starring Goofy) • No Sail (co-starring Goofy) • Frank Duck Brings 'em Back Alive (co-starring Goofy) • Crazy with the Heat (co-starring Goofy)
1950s
Lion AroundCrazy Over DaisyTrailer HornHook, Lion and SinkerBee at the BeachOut on a LimbDude DuckCorn ChipsTest Pilot DonaldLucky NumberOut of ScaleBee on GuardDonald ApplecoreLet's Stick TogetherUncle Donald's AntsTrick or TreatDon's Fountain of YouthThe New NeighborRugged BearWorking for PeanutsCanvas Back DuckSpare the RodDonald's DiaryDragon AroundGrin and Bear ItThe Flying SquirrelGrand CanyonscopeNo HuntingBearly AsleepBeezy BearUp a TreeChips Ahoy
1960s
The Litterbug
Educational Shorts
How to Have an Accident in the HomeHow to Have an Accident at WorkDonald in Mathmagic LandDonald and the WheelSteel and AmericaDonald's Fire Survival PlanFamily Planning
See Also
DuckTales (1987 series)Donald's Quack AttackQuack PackPomp and CircumstanceDuckTales (2017 series)
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