Western Animation: Tapped Out
is one of the season 1 shorts of the new Mickey Mouse
series created by Paul Rudish for the Disney Channel
and Disney.com. It's the sixteenth to both air on the Disney Channel and put up on Disney.com.Goofy
volunteers Mickey to take on wrestling champion, Pulchritudinous Pete
, after hearing Mickey talk about wanting to beat him up. Can Mickey win?
- Berserk Button: There are three. Bullies are Mickey's, touching Donald's nachos is Donald's, and Pete's hair being removed is Pete's.
- Big Ball of Violence: What Donald encases Pete in as part of his Unstoppable Rage.
- Bully Seeing Yellow: After Mickey rips off Pete's blond hair (see By the Hair below), he uses it like a matador's cape to lure Pete into crashing into one of the posts of the ring, after which, as in a real bullfight, the spectators shower Mickey with roses.
- Burning with Anger / Unstoppable Rage: Donald, after Pete ruins his nachos.
- By the Hair: Mickey is holding onto Pete's hair so tight while Pete is trying to pull him off that he accidentally tears his hair off.
- Chekhov's Gag / Rule of Three: Donald's nachos, which he does not like others touching. Twice, Mickey accidentally touches them and is promptly yelled at by Donald. Then Pete makes the fatal mistake of accidentally ruining them...
- Disney Death: Goofy apparently stops breathing after he's beaten up by Pete. He then gasps and revives right before Mickey wins the fight.
- Gorgeous George: Pulchritudinous Pete, complete with flowing blond locks.
- Here We Go Again: After Mickey wins the championship belt, Goofy has him wrestling again.
- Jerkass: Donald. He enjoys seeing people get hurt, including his friend, whom he refuses to help fight Pete. Also, he snaps at Mickey twice for unintentionally touching his nachos. Clearly, his nachos are more important to him than his friend's safety.
- Goofy may also count for eagerly volunteering Mickey to fight Pete.
- Ominous Latin Chanting: To go with Donald's Unstoppable Rage.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Donald, who is really the one who takes down Pete.
- Pro Wrestling Episode
- Pro Wrestling Is Real
- Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: This is how the bout between Mickey and Pete begins: Mickey not even leaving a scratch on Pete and Pete, on the other hand...
- Shout-Out: Mickey heckling a wrestling champ? Hmm, why does that kind of attitude sound like the same kind of attitude as a certain gray rabbit when he attends any such events?
- Tempting Fate / Be Careful What You Wish For: Mickey complaining about Pete being a bully and how he would take him on if given the chance.