If you have a toddler, chances are you've seen your fair share of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes. This show no longer airs new episodes but they are On Demand, for sale on DVD and are still constantly played on Disney Junior. One episode in particular always puts a smile on my face, Mickey's Monster Musical. This extended episode is almost scene for scene adaptation of Rocky Horror Picture Show.
What is Rocky Horror Picture Show?
Hey maybe Rocky Horror Picture Show isn't one of your favorite movies. Maybe you haven't gone to a midnight showing of it at a local movie theater where the audience yells at the screen (and even throws things). That's fine. I'm not judging.
If you don't know what Rocky Horror Picture Show is, it is a bona-find cult classic starring Susan Sarandon as Janet, Barry Bostwick as Brad and Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter. The science fiction, comedy, musical (that's right) was originally released in 1975 and as I mentioned, it is still shown in movie theaters today. The story follows newlyweds Brad and Janet as they get stranded near an interesting looking castle with interesting looking people as its residents. Chaos quickly ensues to the tune of very catchy songs with very propagative undertones (and outward tones). The movie isn't for everyone, it is most definitely an acquired taste. But no better time of the year to check out this classic for the first time than Halloween!
Mickey's Monster Musical Characters
Count Mickula & Dr. Von Drakenstien (Frank-N-Furter)*
Goofy Monster (Rocky Horror)
Pete/Werewolf Pete (Eddie)**
*These two characters take on the role of Frank-N-Furter in the sense that Count Mickula gives Mickey and Minnie the tour of the castle and is clearly the owner but Dr. Von Drakenstein is the one who created "Goofy Monster".
**There are no obvious connections to Pete being Eddie however he fits the role and reminded me of Meatloaf as I was watching it.
Mickey's Monster Musical Synopsis
The episode opens with Mickey excitedly asking Minnie if she'd like to go on a picnic with him through song (think Brad sing-songing his proposal to Janet). Minnie happily accepts and off they go until their car breaks down in the rain. Then they find a mysterious looking castle, this scene is much like "There's a Light Over at the Frankenstein Place". Once they reach the castle they are introduced to a cooky set of characters, they don't do the "Time Warp" but they do "The Monster Boogie". While waiting for their car to get fixed there are strange things occurring in the castle and the group heads off to find where a mysterious knocking sound is coming from.
Mickey's Monster Musical's Rocky Horror Connection
No surprise here! This was done on purpose. Mickey's Monster Musical was released in October of 2015 which coincided with Rocky Horror Picture Show's 40th anniversary.
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