The Late Movies: M-O-U-S-E! The Original Mickey Mouse Club

On this day in 1923, Walt and Roy Disney founded The Walt Disney Company. How far that little company has come! Dozens of films, characters and shows later—plus a theme park or two—the Walt Disney Company is one of the most easily recognizable institutions in the world. Whenever I think of Disney, I immediately start humming the theme to the Mickey Mouse Club, which made its debut on October 3, 1955. Here, six clips from the classic show.

The Original Mouseketeers


That Famous Song

The end of the second season singing the M-O-U-S-E song.

Introducing The Day's Mousekartoon

Darlene, Doreen, Annette, Karen, Sharon, and Cheryl don't take their 'toons lightly.

Tuesday is Guest Star Day

"So wiggle your ears, like good Mouseketeers!"

The 1960s Intro

Same great song, different beginning.

A Reunion Tribute to Roy and Jimmie Dodd

Some great dancing and music from this 1980 TV special hosted by Paul Williams.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead

Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]


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