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 Ten     Featuring "Talent Round-Up Day"!

Front of Video Tape Box Rear of Video Tape Box This has three shows from the third season, all opening with the western version of We're the Mouseketeers, and finishing with a short standard Alma Mater (there was no western version of this). There's an error on the back cover of the box for this tape, which says gymnast Becky Dali is featured...she isn't. Roger Mobley, from the first show on this tape, would later become a Wonderful World of Color star in the 1960's as "Gallagher, Boy Reporter". Yvonne Ribuca, from the third episode, later appeared in Lt. Robin Crusoe, USN (1966).

The Mobley Trio 1st Episode: Talent Round-Up Day
The Mobley Trio was two teenagers (Joe on bass and Sandy on accordian) with a small frenetic boy named Roger doing the lead vocals. Their first song is Be Sure You're Right, followed by a lively tune in which Karen helps out. They finish with A Cowboy Needs a Horse while Karen, Sharon, and Darlene dance. Following is an episode of Clint and Mac and a Mousekefable.
Ginger McHone & Thornbrooke Trio 2nd Episode: Talent Round-Up Day
The guests on this show are all gymnasts. First up is Ginger McHone, a teenager who uses a step ladder for her routine. Next is the Thornbrooke Trio (Gary, Sharon, Charles) of two teenage boys and a younger girl. The girls aren't given the usual white cowgirl hat at the end...the budget was tight that year. Following is an episode of newsreel special Get That Story and a Mousekefable.
Yvonne & Linda Ribuca 3rd Episode: Talent Round-Up Day
Tommy sings I Wanna Go Back to My Little Grass Shack in Hawaii, while ten-year old twins Yvonne & Linda Ribuca dance the hula. Their second number is a jazz instrumental dance with polynesian castanets. They finish with bamboo canes, while Annette, Cheryl, Tommy, Cubby, Jimmie and Linda sing Everyday is a Holiday in Hawaii and Bobby does a brief kane dance. The talent segment is followed by an episode of The Mystery of Ghost Farm and a Mousekefable.

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