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Recap / Mickey Mouse S2 E19 "Bronco Busted"

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"Bronco Busted" is the nineteenth and final season 2 short of the new Mickey Mouse (2013) series created by Paul Rudish for the Disney Channel and Disney.com. It's the 37th to air on the Disney Channel and put up on Disney.com.

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy need the money to fix their car, so they enter a rodeo, with Donald pretending to be their horse.


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  • Bittersweet Ending: Even though the rodeo couldn't afford to give Mickey, Donald, and Goofy their prize money, a millionaire gives Mickey and Goofy more than enough money to repair their car in exchange for Donald, who he believed was a real horse. However, this also makes the ending more bitter than sweet because Donald abandons his friends in exchange for being pampered by the millionaire and Mickey and Goofy decide to not tell Daisy about this.
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  • Bystander Syndrome: When Donald leaves Mickey and Goofy to be treated like royalty by the millionaire who wanted to buy him, Goofy asks Mickey if they should tell Daisy about this. Mickey answers that they shouldn't.
  • Chekhov's Gag: Donald losing his temper proves to be a significant element of the plot.
  • Creator Cameo: Once again, Paul Rudish's name appears in the voice credits.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When the millionaire offers to give Mickey and Donald a ton of money in exchange for Donald, who he thinks is an actual horse, Donald doesn't hesitate to accept the millionaire's offer, but it's only because he likes the promise of being treated like a king, and he even says "So long, suckers" to Mickey and Goofy before he leaves.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Donald's horse disguise consists of nothing other than going on all fours while wearing nothing but a saddle.
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  • So Long, Suckers!: Donald shouts this at Mickey and Goofy as he leaves with the millionaire.

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