My mom reminded me of a TV show I loved but somehow forgot to mention: The Mickey Mouse Club. My sister and I watched reruns of the ’50s Mickey Mouse Club with Annette, Doreen, Jimmie and Roy and the other mouseketeers. We loved the music and the dramas on the show.
But we were totally thrilled with the 1970s version (the New Mickey Mouse Club) began airing! I was infatuated with the Mouseketeers, most of whom were about my age, and the show itself. The schedule was
- Monday – Who, What, Why, Where, When and How
- Tuesday – Let’s Go
- Wednesday – Surprise
- Thursday – Discovery
- Friday – Showtime
… and I remember every day’s theme song.
Oh my word … this record brings back memories … we had it, and yes, the BONUS POSTER INSIDE was well-loved.
Just looking at Kelly – Alison – Lisa – Curtis – Shawnte – Nita – Julie – Mindy … ah, the memories. What I wouldn’t have given to have a nifty jumpsuit like that, back in the day.
I read that the series was only shown for two years, from 1977 – 1979. But wow, what an effect this show had on my life. At recess, my friend Miriam and I re-enacted various Mickey Mouse Club musical numbers (I’m glad she and my sister went along with my MMC fantasies!).
Did you watch the Mickey Mouse Club, either the new or the original varieties? Any memories to share?