I have no real problem with Mickey Mouse. In fact, he plays a large role in my house, serving as spiritual leader to my two-year-old daughter.
There is no one she loves as much as Mickey Mouse. Not me. Not her mother. No one.
If Mickey or any other major character from Mickey's clubhouse issued a fatwa on me I would be dead within an hour - the victim of a sophisticated IED consisting of legos, sippy cup parts and Silly Putty.
Once again, there is no bad blood between me and the mouse. As a mater of fact I enjoy the (somewhat weird) Hot Dog dance.
I simply have a few questions:
1.Why does Donald Duck have a severe speech impediment while Daisy Duck can speak normally?(though she sounds like a middle-aged woman who smokes too much and hangs out in the bar at Applebees).
2.Why is Mickey's slave a dog? Pluto would destroy Mickey in a fight. It just seems like an inverse hierarchy is all.
3.What is Pete? What animal is he? And why keep him? He is always trying to screw with the clubhouse folks, devising ham-handed plots which are easily overcome with a little help from Tootles.
4.What is with Donald's uniform? Is he in the Dutch Navy? Is he AWOL?
5.Why does Mickey almost forget to summon the clubhouse at the beginning of each and every show? Let's roll that in to Tootles' responsibilities so that we can have some continuity and not be interrupted by the "Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse!" chant, incessantly.
7. And this one goes out to my cousin Kara who, as we speak, is probably carrying a dagger in her teeth, dressed like a cat burglar, climbing up the side of Mickey's hotel room in order to snuff out his little rodent life: Why does Mickey ask the audience(us) if we want to help him on his quest and then sit there slowly bobbing left to right, looking like an evil, wafting, clown dirigible, waiting for a response?
Like I said, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is fine. It ain't great.
Wouldn't it be fun if the company fell in to the hands of someone with a real sense of humor, though? Imagine if the "Mystery Mousekatool" was napalm?
It's not gonna happen though. Those days are gone so we'll just have to leave it to the greats...