YMMV: Walt Disney Presents

  • Awesome Ego: Mike fink from the Davy Crockett television show. Born too mean to die indeed!
  • Ear Worm: "The world is a carousel of color..."
    • Basically, all of the theme songs.
    • "From all of us to all of you, a very merry Christmas..."
    • "Davy! Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier."
    • "I've got those green with envy blues..."
    • "Red yellow green red blue blue blue red purple green yellow orange red red..."
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Of all the programs that were played, the most remembered are undoubtedly the Davy Crockett episodes.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The November 1954 showing of Alice in Wonderland opened with Walt explaining the British Christmas tradition of telling stories like Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, two stories that eventually became Disney films.
  • Memetic Mutation: This image of Goofy from "Holiday for Henpecked Husbands".
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The Patchwork Girl seen in a preview of Walt's later-aborted Land of Oz-inspired musical, The Rainbow Road to Oz.
    • Goofy's attempted suicide from "The Goofy Success Story", especially the sultry voice calling him into the water that gets more and more angry when he resists.
    • The ending to "Disneyland Showtime", where after the Osmond brothers exit The Haunted Mansion, they realize that Donny is not with them. As they start calling for him, it pans up to see ghosts flying above the mansion as scary music plays.
    • Donald's "Nightmare sequence" in Down and out with Donald Duck. The whole thing.
  • Older Than They Think: Decades before surround sound home theaters became common, Walt Disney had some cities telecast "The Peter Tchaikovsky Story" in stereophonic audio by playing additional audio tracks over the radio. Because this could not be arranged in all markets, two versions of the episode were created. Both versions are included on the Blu-ray release of Sleeping Beauty.
  • Retroactive Recognition: The Osmond Brothers made their TV debut as a child barbershop quartet in the 1962 episode "Disneyland After Dark". The later appeared in the 1970 episode "Disneyland Showtime".
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color came during a time when color television was still a novelty and the show was responsible for a huge increase of sale in color TV sets. Heck, 50% of the nation didn't own a color TV until 1972.