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Fridge Brilliance:

  • Goofy asking what an airport and a digital clock are in the flashbacks of the short "Hickory Dickory Mickey" may at first be him being his usual dim-witted self, but said flashbacks are styled after the original black-and-white Mickey Mouse cartoons, which were made long before digital clocks were even invented and when airports (and aviation in general) were still very much a "new" thing.
  • Why does Maleficent attract so many male villains? Because she's one of the most famous and powerful Disney Villains of them all, so of course all the male villains will want a piece of that!
  • How did Goofy figure out that Pete wasn't Snow White in "Pluto Saves the Day"? Because he waits the tables, so he knows where she sits!
  • It's tough to see Panchito without his pistols and Jose without his cigar, but they're indoors, in the early 2000s. It's not unlikely that the House of Moues has a no guns, no smoking policy. Given that villains are guests, the no weapons policy makes sense. And Jose probably takes smoke breaks outside with Basil, Cruella De Vil, and the Caterpillar.
    • Addressed in the pilot, where Mickey goes over the policies: "No smoking, no villainous schemes, and no guests eating other guests"
  • The Queen of Hearts rejecting Mortimer in the Valentine's Day special—while everyone was rejecting Mortimer's advances, the Queen of Hearts is also married to the King of Hearts (who cameos at the end of the episode even), giving her an even more legitimate reason to be angry at him for trying to flirt with her.

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Fridge Horror:

  • The song "My Name is Panchito" reveals that several of Panchito's relatives ended up as drumsticks. No wonder he's so insane. He doesn't seem too cut up about it, but is that because he's a rooster and has the attention span of one, or because he has taken refuge in madness?
  • In "Suddenly Hades," Pete breaks the air conditioning on a day so hot that only Hades remains in the House of Mouse. But the guests regularly include characters from "The Lion King," "Tarzan," "Aladdin" and "The Jungle Book." It was so hot that people and animals from the blazing deserts and steaming jungles couldn't handle it!
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