Duchess_SMK    
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Oct 3, 2012 11:46 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning!
This day in Disney history, Oct 3rd, 1955. Disneys' second TV series, "The Mickey Mouse Club" is launched on ABC!

curtain hands up
gutiar instruments

The Mickey Mouse Club is a daily series featuring the talents of 24 kids known as the Mouseketeers (though over the next 4 years the show will have a regular but ever-changing cast of preteens). The show airs during the late afternoon/pre-dinner hour, primarily aimed at a pre-teen audience.
(The Mouseketeers have already made their first TV appearance on the ABC broadcast of Disneyland's opening in July 1955.)


For a clip of a few of the original Mouseketeers: http://is.gd/FocPv8


Who knows the words of their theme song?  Did you have a favorite Mouseketeer?

Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Thursday!

websites referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
originalmmc.com
mousewait.com
youtube.com




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Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Love learning disney history - Splashmountgirl  337.1 #717 12:53PM
The memories are flooding back!! I watched it during the rerun period ('62-65?). I would ride my bike down to the corner grocery (now a dentist office!) and grab a coke and bag of Fritos then hurry home. The snacks were for sustenance as I would sing and dance along with them. I loved all the series, but my favorite was "Annette"....I would pretend to be her friend "Jet" because she had a horse. In later years, our tap class would re-create the tap numbers they did on the show. I always wanted to be a Mouseketeer, but I was either too young or too old! - Gia  802.0 #231 3:20PM
Fun fact. My dad and his cousin used to drive Annette Funicello to the studio. He also took her to a high school football game at N. Hollywood high because she said she had never been to one and wanted to go. - SueBayou  2019.0 #78 12:07PM
No way?!! 😱😳 how cool! How did the whole driving her to the studio come about? - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 1:52PM
πŸ‘Hi Sue! πŸ‘‹ - melissa_ficent  318.6 #809 10:24AM
In the later shows, I went to H.S. with Angel - ShariRenee  8577.6 #9 12:51PM
I used to watch the reruns when I was little. I was addicted! Somehow I heard that they were going to come up with a new MMclub, and needed new Mouseketeers. I remember hiding in my parents room , with the phone book. Trying to look up "Mickey Mouse Club". I was going to call them to tell them To them that I would like to be a Mousketeer. I was so young, and the whole process was frustrating. πŸ˜” Thanks for the post! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 1:16PM
I love the classic MMC! Always fun to watch the reruns. - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 4:25PM
Love watching reruns of this as a child! - mrscttlemstr  315.9 #821 11:55AM
Me too!! Did you have a favorite Mouseketeer? - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 12:28PM
I think Annette and Cubby :) - mrscttlemstr  315.9 #821 12:35PM
❀Cubby❀ Boy, they had to know how to sing, dance, and act. Funny that the girls wore dresses and pinafores and they boys were dressed up with lil jackets. Nice that they went lax and got into more comfy shirts :). Thanks, Duchess! - misschurro  6361.2 #17 11:55AM
I loved the way they are dressed in the pic below. If only little girls shirts were as long as these. I can't stand the booty shots and short skirts that are popular today. πŸ˜’ - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 12:33PM
*skirts - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 12:37PM
I agree Duchess! Some of the clothes today aren't even cute. - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 1:09PM
ughhh i miss the mickey mouse club so much. i would watch it every night before i went to sleep. - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 11:56AM
I'm thinking of buying the DVD sets. Quality entertainment! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 1:25PM
that sounds like a good investment. hmmm. - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 1:43PM
"Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! You're as welcome as can be!" I remember watching these. Thanks for the memories, SMK! Annette... lol - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 12:04PM
My favorite Mouseketeer. - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 1:29PM
And I had a secret wish to be a Mouseketeer. - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 1:36PM
I could totally see that! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:20PM
Annette was related to a guy that was in my parents car club when I was a kid. We used to see her at his Xmas party every year. I would play with her son who was a little older than me. - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 12:14PM
Shut the front door! What a neat memory! You wouldn't happen to have any of your awesome retro pics of this by chance do you? - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 1:53PM
I wish - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 1:54PM
πŸ˜” Awe! Dang it! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:21PM
******Best Show Ever! I love and miss these types of show's. - MadameLeota  4203.0 #35 12:34PM
Me too! I'm thinking of ordering this one: http://is.gd/lxPdtq - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:43PM
******You can order this! 😳. Whooooooohooooo!πŸ˜ƒ I didn't know thanks! πŸ˜‰ - MadameLeota  4203.0 #35 3:15PM
I need to watch these now - BaseballMickey_CM  7560.9 #11 12:39PM
******I hope you like them! One of my favorites is Tuesday! - MadameLeota  4203.0 #35 1:01PM
My favorite was Friday. "Saddle your ponies here we go down to the talent rodeo" - kskating  689.8 #286 1:32PM
BBM, you should watch these. It is an important part of Disney history and it was one successful way Disney promoted many of the movies, entertainment, and even Disneyland. - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 1:48PM
Oh yes! You must! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:52PM
Loved this show, watched it every night. My favorites were Cubby and Karen. Thanks for the memories. - kskating  689.8 #286 12:48PM
Karen! Such a sweetie! Thanks for sharing! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:54PM
Anyone know where to find the full episodes online? - BaseballMickey_CM  7560.9 #11 4:33PM
I loved watching re-runs of this show with my parents in the early 70's! - BombFrogFormerCM  1015.8 #183 10:01AM
Loved watching reruns of this as a little kid and a couple different "new" versions over the years. - BeatleMike  635.4 #316 10:06AM
Imagine a boy and his mom sitting in front of a small round black and white TV. Not too close because it would ruin your eyes. We lived in Southern California and knew Disneyland was opening in the near future. All the boys loved Annette. Not me I had a crush on Darlene. Thank you, for the wonderful posts they mean so much to me daily.  - Midasgold  633.3 #318 11:17AM
wow!!!  saw all these names on here and thought a bunch of wonderful people were posting who have not in awhile.  but glad to see everyone loving this post today as last year.  Great job Duchess, such hard work, and you have been doing for us all!!  Thanks!!! - secretagentangel  4658.3 #28 8:29PM
*****BEST SHOW EVER!✨❀✨ - MadameLeota  4203.0 #35 9:04PM
I don't know how I missed this.   Thanks Duchess - E-Ticket  1466.6 #115 9:15PM
Duchess this proves your Day in Disney posts stand the test of time! I enjoyed this just as much today as last year!!! - Boundin  685.3 #289 9:25PM

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