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"The Scariest Story Ever" is a special installment of the new Mickey Mouse (2013) series created by Paul Rudish for the Disney Channel and Disney.com. It's the 67th to air on the Disney Channel and be put up on Disney.com, but was released earlier on DVD and the DisneyNow app.

On Halloween night, Mickey attempts to tell his and Donald's nephews a story that will scare them silly.


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  • And Then John Was a Zombie: The second story ends with Mickey becoming a vampire. The others are unimpressed, however, as they all saw it coming.
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  • Berserk Button: The thing that causes Mickey to snap and traumatize everyone with his third story? The kids making fun of his lederhosen.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When the boys start making fun of Mickey for not being able to tell a scary story, he decides to get down to brass tacks.
    Mickey: Thaaaat's IT!!
  • The Bus Came Back: This special marks the first appearance of Mickey's nephews, Morty and Ferdie, in the series and their first major appearance in animation since their roles as Tiny Tim and Peter Cratchit in Mickey's Christmas Carol.
  • The Cameo:
    • Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, The Headless Horseman and Chernabog appear briefly during the opening sequence.
    • The third story features cameos by Clara Cluck and Dirty Bill from the Silly Symphony short The Robber Kitten.
  • Cliché Storm: invoked The first two stories Mickey tells are based on Frankenstein and Van Helsing and have the usual horror story tropes, which is why they don't scare the boys.
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  • Continuity Nod: Mickey's costume is his Swiss outfit from "Yodelberg".
  • Crapsaccharine World: After Goofy points out that Mickey is too much of a nice guy to tell a straight up scary story, Mickey decides to use this kind of setting in his last tale. It works.
  • Deranged Animation: When the which reveals herself in Mickey's third story.
  • Dungeon Bypass: In the second story, Donald bursts his way through maze made of bones by running straight through it while wielding a bat.
  • Framing Device: The special actually consists of three stories told by Mickey.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Mickey does end up succeeding in telling an actual scary story to his and Donald's nephews—however, the story turns out to be so scary that it not only scares the nephews, but also Donald, Goofy and even Mickey himself. The eight spend the rest of the night hiding under the covers.
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  • Halloween Episode: A full-length one, much like "Duck the Halls".
  • Innocent Innuendo: At first it seems that Ferdie was so scared by Mickey's story that he is wetting his pants. Then the camera pulls back to reveal that he is just actually crying really hard.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: In Mickey's final story, the boys split up in the old lady's house to find the pie.
    Goofy: DON'T SPLIT UP! (shakes Donald) WHY DO THEY ALWAYS DO THAT?!
  • Mood Whiplash: Invoked. After two failed attempts at scary stories, Mickey just kinda...snaps, and his third story is a lot darker.
    • The first story ends with a cheery musical number.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Goofy is dressed as Super Goof.
    • Huey, Dewey and Louie are wearing the Halloween costumes they wore in the classic short Trick or Treat (and it's confirmed Huey is the one dressed as the Devil, Dewey the Warlock, and Louie the ghost). The town is also designed to resemble the one from the same short.
    • Goofy tells Mickey that he can't be scary because he "comes from the happiest place on Earth."
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The promos show Mickey scaring the nephews by using candy corn as fangs, when in the actual episode, that was actually after the second story which the nephews didn’t like, and they’re actually scared at the aftermath of the final story.
  • Real After All: Subverted. The witch from Mickey's last story seemingly appears at his front door, but it was just Minnie in a costume.
  • Scary Flashlight Face: Donald does this when he tries to tell a scary story.
  • The Secret of Long Pork Pies: In the third story, the old lady is a witch who makes pies out of naughty little children.
  • Shout-Out: In the opening scene, a group of kids are dressed as the Lost Boys from Peter Pan.
  • Throat Light: In the third story, the kids' eyes and mouths light up after consuming the extremely delicious pie.
  • Tiny-Headed Behemoth: The first story features a hulking Frankenstein Monster with Mickey's head.
  • Wild Take: Several; the most extreme one being when Mickey screams and his head goes through the roof.
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