The Original Mickey Mouse Club Show

Walt Disney Home Video: The Mickey Mouse Club

In 1994 the Disney Company issued this set of ten VHS video tapes from the original Mickey Mouse Club. Each one had three twenty-minute shows, and the first five had a new eight-minute introductary segment by Annette. The shows were drawn from the third and fourth seasons on ABC, and from the first season in syndication. When the compilation DVD The Best of the Mickey Mouse Club was issued in 2005 it consisted entirely of episodes that had already been featured on these tapes.

Volume Two     Featuring "Spin and Marty"!

Front of Video Tape Box Rear of Video Tape Box This tape has a long introduction by Annette. She talks first about the serials she made, including the one named after her, and stresses she didn't know how any of the serials came about. She claims to have had a crush on Tim Considine during her first Spin and Marty, which was filmed in the summer so the kids didn't have school. Her best pal on the show was Jimmie Dodd, whom she speaks about tenderly. She concludes with the Mouseketeer Reunion show of 1980, how all the Mouseketeers rehearsed for weeks and how wonderful it turned out.

Blind Date 1st Episode: Fun with Music Day
"Blind Date" is one of Darlene's solo third season skits, showcasing both her comic acting talent and her singing. Cubby has a small role, and the other Mouseketeers do quick walkthroughs. An unknown adult extra plays a policeman, the sort of turn Bob Amsberry would have done had he still been with the show. It's followed by the introduction to the New Adventures of Spin and Marty.
Newsreel 2nd Episode: Cartoon/Newsreel Day
Third season show. Cubby as the Mouseketeer-in-a-box introduces the cartoon "Purloined Pup", which is followed by a Jimminy Cricket Encyclopedia special on Lumber.
Cooking With Minnie Mouse 3rd Episode: Fun with Music Day
Third season show using Bonnie, Linda, and Karen to introduce an older skit. "Cooking with Minnie Mouse" is one of the best first season specialty numbers. Jimmie and his wife Ruth Carroll (whose idea it was) sing the song they wrote, while Annette, Nancy, Doreen, and Darlene dance en pointe, accompanied by Bobby's own jazz moves. Choreographer Burch Mann added a touch of Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in An American in Paris to Bobby and Darlene's dancing. Followed by the first episode of New Adventures of Spin and Marty.

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