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"Hey, everybody! It's me! Mickey Mouse! ...Say, you wanna come inside my Clubhouse? (puts a hand to his ear, awaiting an answer) Well, ALRIGHT! Let's go!"
(The scene pans to show a blank grass field where the Clubhouse is supposed to be. Mickey enters the frame.)
"Aw, I almost forgot. To make the Clubhouse appear, we get to say the magic words: "Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse"! Say it with me! MEESKA! MOOSKA! MICKEYYYY MOUSE!"
Mickey, at the start of every episodenote 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior series starring the iconic Mickey Mouse that ran from 2006 to 2016. The show's format is targeted at pre-school children, and teaches basic skills such as counting, memory, and cartoon physics. Other recurring characters are Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto. Almost as frequently, episodes feature Clarabelle Cow, Pete the Cat, Professor Ludwig von Drake and Chip 'n Dale. At ten years' run, it was Disney's longest-lasting animated TV series ever when it ended.note 

The premise of each episode centers on some kind of problem that Mickey has to solve, or an event he needs to prepare for. To accomplish these fairly mundane goals, he has a semi-intelligent flying robot called Toodles, who can be summoned from anywhere to produce one of four Mouseketools. He frequently "talks" to the viewers to enlist their help as well, or to demand they count something with him.

In addition to the regular episodes of the show that fill a 30-minute block of programming, a few hour-long episodes have been produced and released on DVD.note 

Following the series' conclusion, Disney premiered a successor series called Mickey and the Roadster Racers in 2017, and in 2021, Disney debuted another successor called Mickey Mouse Funhouse. However, Clubhouse continues to air in reruns on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior, and it was added to Disney+ at its launch.

In 2023, Disney announced a reboot of the series set for a 2025 release. The new series, tentatively titled Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 2.0, will feature a new area in the clubhouse for Minnie as well as the addition of Duffy the Disney Bear (from the Disney Theme Parks) in the show's cast.

This show provides examples of:

  • Alliterative Name: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Clarabelle Cow. Several objects, such as the handy helpers, wind up with this naming convention as well.
  • Art Evolution: The character models and animations are much cleaner in post-2007 episodes than they were in the show's first couple of years. What's noticeable is that Pluto's eyelids are darker with shines like in the Classic Disney Shorts, Daisy's has said shines as well, and Mickey and Minnie's ears are spaced up further and farther apart.
  • Artistic License – Ornithology: In "Goofy's Bird", Baby Red Bird is able to fly just moments after hatching. Small birds typically don't start flying until they're about two weeks old.
  • Artistic License – Physics: Several times.
    • In "Pluto's Bubble Bath", Mickey and Pluto get trapped inside bubbles and helplessly float away as a result, defying gravity. In the same episode, the bubbles enter low orbit and Mickey frets because nearby stars might pop the bubbles. They are rescued by their friends in a propeller plane, which is also capable of flying in low orbit. Hot air balloons have been shown to fly this high as well, as shown in "Donald's Big Balloon Race".
    • Mickey and Donald walk on clouds in a Jack and the Beanstalk-themed episode, and Willie the Giant goes on to become a recurring character, resulting in more impossible cloudwalking.
    • Physics go completely out the window when, in "Space Captain Donald", Minnie manages to bounce Pluto's ball all the way to the moon. And Donald does this vice-versa later in the episode.
  • Ancestral Name: Zigzagged by Donald Jr., who is featured in the episode of the same title. He's an infant Donald-lookalike whom Goofy calls Donald Jr., but the show doesn't explicitly describe the character as Donald's son. Nor is it made clear that the character is actually named Donald.
  • Assuming the Audience's Age:
    • In "Donald the Frog Prince," Professor Von Drake calls the viewers "kiddies."
    • In "Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt", Pete calls the viewers "kids" when asking them for help to fly the glove balloon towards a caged Mickey.
  • Audience Shift: From previous Mickey projects. This makes sense when you consider that Mickey himself barely appeared in any other cartoon during much of this show's run, making a paradox where kids only knew about him as Disney's iconic mascot... and that's it.
  • Balloonacy: "Daisy in the Sky" has Daisy, Minnie, and Pluto carried off by a handful of balloons. Lampshaded by Ludwig declaring "She's broken Newton's law!"
  • Bewitched Amphibians: In "Donald the Frog Prince," Donald accidentally turns into a frog after drinking a potion that Professor Von Drake concocted. He can only be cured by a kiss from Daisy.
  • Birthday Episode:
    • Minnie has a birthday while Mickey and the rest help the viewer prepare her Surprise Party in "Minnie's Birthday".
    • In the special "Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland", Daisy's birthday is approaching when a cuckoo bird in its clock, which is Mickey and Donald's present, accidentally escapes, leading the duo into having an Alice in Wonderland-esque adventure.
    • The clubhouse's mechanical helper, Toodles, has a birthday in "Happy Birthday Toodles". He gains a face and towards the end, a voice.
    • The titular character has a birthday in "Mickey's Happy Mousekeday".
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Minnie is the beauty, Daisy is the brains and Clarabelle is the brawn.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": In Martian Mickey's world, a hot dog is known as a "yumblatz".
  • Characterization Marches On: In the earliest episodes, like "Mickey Goes Fishing" and "Donald's Big Balloon Race", Pete acts like a huge Jerkass for no reason or provocation. Most episodes now have him as more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and one of Mickey's friends whenever he's not playing the Designated Villain.
  • Cheated Angle: Mickey's ears (and Minnie's) are always perfectly head-on to the audience, like in the 2D animation. If you watch closely when they turn their heads, you can even see the ears sliding around on top of their heads to maintain the same perspective. It goes up to eleven if they turn their heads completely around (180 degrees), as the right ear becomes the left ear, and vice versa.
  • The Chew Toy: Donald Duck is usually the one to get hit by a random object such as cake frosting. He sometimes lampshades this by saying "Why does this always happen to me?"
  • Christmas Episode:
    • "Mickey Saves Santa" in Season 1.
    • "Choo-Choo Express" in Season 2.
  • Color-Coded Characters: In almost every episode, Mickey's in the red shorts, Minnie's dressed in pink, Daisy's in purple, Donald's got the blue threads, Pluto's orange, and Goofy's sporting a green hat. Their space outfits are the aforementioned colors.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The Mousekedoer seems to always have the right tools for whatever twists and turns the episode's plot will take later on.
  • Cross-Referenced Titles: "Goofy Baby" and "Goofy Babysitter", with opposite premises. Both with babies.
  • Cute Kitten: Figaro, who is once again Minnie's pet cat here. Goofy's kitten Mr. Pettibone also makes occasional appearances after his debut in Mickey Mouse Works.
  • Dance Party Ending:
    • Every episode ends with the main characters doing the Hot Dog dance to a song performed by They Might Be Giants.
    • This is also featured in the closing credits for the first season before being replaced by a recap or episode highlight for the rest of the series.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In "Quest for the Crystal Mickey", Plunderin' Pete tries to stop the heroes retaking the Crystal Mickey by sealing every exit from his base. Mickey has to point out that he's now trapped himself inside as well.
  • Distaff Counterpart: "Space Adventure" introduces Quoodles, a girl version of Toodles working for Pirate Pete.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Toodles has many contraptions built in - for getting around and doing various things - when he's not serving as an iPod for Mouseketools... and never mind the fact that some of those tools springing from Toodles may be as huge as a space rocket.
  • Don't Wake the Sleeper: Some episodes have Mickey try to be quiet to not wake up someone sleeping, usually Pete. Should a Mousketool have to be used in this situation, the usual catchphrases have to be whispered.
  • Dream Episode: "The Wizard of Dizz" and "Minnie-rella" are both Minnie-focused episodes that revolve around retellings of The Wizard of Oz and Cinderella respectively through her dreams.
  • Duck!: Mickey shouts this to Donald in "Pluto's Ball" to warn him that Pluto's ball is coming. His response is, "That's Mr. Duck to you!", and he gets hit.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness:
    • The first season called the Dance Party Ending the "Mouskedance". Later seasons rename it the "Hot Dog Dance".
    • In the first season during the Wrap-Up Song, Mickey does a recap of the Mousketools used in the episode; since Season 2, the protagonist of the episode would thank the viewer.
    • The first season also used a slightly different Mouskedoer sequence, with Toodles being explained by Mickey in a spoken verse rather than as part of the song.
    • The first two episodes have slightly different animation than the rest of the season. Specifically the clubhouse grass is present when the clubhouse appears and disappears at the end, the topiaries Mickey walks by are different in the opening scene, and when the title card is shown, Toodles stays in view of the camera, when in the rest of the series, he does a Body Wipe before the title card appears.
    • In the first three episodes, used Mousketools are slightly shadowed. From "Donald's Big Balloon Race" and onward, used Mousketools are now greyscale.
    • The question mark used to represent the Mystery Mousketool has a more cartoonish design in the first episode, while all later episodes give it a more traditional design.
    • Toodles has more floating circles on his screen in the first two episodes than later appearances.
  • Edutainment Show: The show teaches children about shapes, colors, counting, problem-solving, and some logical reasoning (when Mickey asks the viewers which Mouseketool would be best to solve the current problem).
  • Egopolis: Almost everything is named after Mickey, even if it's nominally someone else's. This is frequently lampshaded by Donald: "It's always about Mickey."
  • Everybody Do the Endless Loop: The Hot Dog dance. The Mousekedoer scenes also have the characters doing the Endless Loop in the background, as evidenced by this scene from the show (Look at everyone except Mickey.)
  • Expositron 9000: The Mousekadoer computer.
  • Evolving Credits: The theme song changes slightly after the second episode, reanimating some parts and having Toodles do a Body Wipe to the logo and title card. It changes again in Season 2 to reflect the new animation style.
  • The Faceless: Toodles, for the first three seasons.
  • Failed a Spot Check: In "Road Rally", Pete gets ahead of the pack when he gets to Mistletoe Mountain and says he has plenty of time to search for the snow Mickey, the third marker. However, as he says that, he literally drives right past the snow Mickey statues.
  • Fairy Godmother: Clarabelle plays this role in "Minnie-Rella".
  • Fake Interactivity: In a similar vein to Dora the Explorer, the cast frequently ask the audience for help.
  • Female Feline, Male Mutt: Inverted with Bella, a female mutt, and Figaro, a male feline. Of course, there is also Pluto, who is a Male Mutt.
  • Forced Sleep: "Sleeping Minnie" centers on Minnie accidentally picking one of the sleeping roses, causing her to fall asleep for an entire century. Mickey, Donald, Daisy and Goofy have to find the golden harp so they can wake Minnie up from her hundred-year sleep.
  • Fountain of Youth: "Goofy Baby" sees Goofy accidentally turned into a baby; and in "Goofy Babysitter" all the main characters (except Goofy) are turned into babies.
  • Furry Confusion:
    • In the episode, "Donald's Ducks," Donald is shown with normal ducks. To add insult to injury, he is flying an airplane rather than flying like a normal duck alongside the other ducks.
    • Also, Ludwig Von Drake is shown flying using an inflatable jumpsuit rather than like a normal duck.
  • Furry Reminder: For a plethora of characters.
    • Pete is acknowledged to be a cat.
      • In two episodes, Daisy and Minnie toss a ball of yarn to Pete and he gets distracted by it both times.
    • In another episode, Willie calls Mickey, Donald, and Goofy a mouse, a duck, and a dog respectively.
    • Clarabelle's constant "moo" puns.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Pete (historically an evil character in the classic cartoons) sometimes plays the adversary, and sometimes he's just one of the gang.
  • Go-to-Sleep Ending:
    • "A Goofy Fairy Tale" ends with the Sensational Six going to sleep together in the clubhouse.
    • Subverted in "Mickey's Silly Problem". After fixing the Silly Switch, Mickey goes back to reading his storybook but not before falling asleep from being tuckered out after what happened throughout the episode. As it turns out, Mickey was only pretending to sleep; leading to the once-per-episode Dance Party Ending.
  • Halloween Episode:
    • "Mickey's Treat" in Season 1.
    • "Mickey's Monster Musical" in Season 4.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When Pete is the episode's designated antagonist, rarely does he not end up undergoing this. Also Mega Mort/Mortimer Mouse in "Superhero Adventure."
    • Heel Realization: What usually brings Pete around is a realization about how wrong he was to do whatever it was he was doing, most likely followed by an apology in the exact words "I'm sorry I was so sneaky."
  • Hiccup Hijinks: The episode "Donald's Hiccups" involves the whole gang getting hiccups when trying to cure Donald's. They try various cures before their appearance on The Clarabelle Show.
  • Impact Silhouette:
    • Whenever Toodles emerges out of a tree or bush, he tends to leave behind a himself-shaped imprint in the leaves.
    • Clarabelle as a superhero crashes through Mickey's door in an episode.
  • Insistent Terminology: In "Doctor Daisy, MD (Medical Duck)" it's constantly mentioned that she's a pretend doctor trying to earn her pretend doctor sticker by pretending to treat her pretend patients.
    • Pete almost always refers to Mickey as "Mickey the Mouse", instead of "Mickey Mouse" or just plain "Mickey".
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Donald Duck, for some people.
  • Iris Out: One that's shaped like Mickey's head closes on Mickey after he bids farewell to the viewers at the end of every episode.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In "Goofy Baby", Goofy suddenly starts crying right after Mickey feeds him; this wakes up Pete, who happened to be napping nearby. When Mickey asks what they did wrong, Pete immediately points out they didn't burp him yet.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Donald and Pete.
  • Jump Rope Blunders: In "Minnie's Birthday", Donald Duck comes out with a jump rope to distract Minnie so that she won't discover her Surprise Party too early. He tries to jump with it, but then he trips over the rope and knocks over Minnie's basket of strawberries. Then he says they can jump together and ties her up in the rope to keep her from going too far.
  • Ladyella: The episode "Minnie-rella", per natch, as the episode puts Minnie Mouse in the role of Cinderella.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Happens quite a bit on the show with stuff like Goofy not saying "Mousketools" correctly or Donald getting hit by a random object.
  • Last Episode, New Character: The last aired episode, "A Goofy Fairy Tale", introduced Toodles' Goofy-esque cousin, Goofles.
  • Lighter and Softer: In most of his incarnations, Pete is an outright villain or at the very least, a major Jerkass. Here, though, he's a genuinely nice guy, if a bit of an arrogant blowhard and regularly greedy and sneaky in stories, where he always ends up seeing the error of his ways and coming around anyway.
  • Long Runner: Ran from 2006 to 2016.
  • Magical Incantation: "To make the clubhouse appear, we get to say the magic words: Meeska! Mooska! Mickey Mouse!"
  • Mickey Mouse Can Breathe in Space: Done in "Donald's Big Balloon Race" and "Pluto's Bubble Bath". Batman was SO 1939...
  • Mickey Mousing: You can hear a slide whistle crescendo whenever the audience is asked to stand up.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Gender-inverted in "Donald the Frog Prince," where Ludwig Von Drake, an old man, fantasizes about getting a kiss from Daisy, who is in her 20s-30s at the oldest.
  • Multi-Part Episode: Starting with season 3, The show would get 2 part episodes:
    • Season 3 got two, "Road Rally" and "Space Adventure".
    • Season 4 only got one, and that was "The Wizzard Of Dizz", a Whole-Plot Reference two-part episode to The Wizard of Oz.
    • Season 5 got the most, "Super Adventure", "Mickey's Pirate Adventure", "Minnie's Winter Bow Show", Mickey's Monster Musical" And "A Goofy Fairy Tale".
  • My Name Is ???: The Mystery Mouseketool is represented by a question mark. This can unfortunately lead to toddlers and preschoolers seeing question marks in other contexts and calling them mysteries or Mouseketools.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The "Hot Dog" dance is a reference to Mickey's first spoken words in the 1929 cartoon "The Karnival Kid".
    • Heck, even the Magical Incantation for the clubhouse borrows from the original Mickey Mouse Club series' "Mousekartoon" segment, while the Toon Plane is straight out of the classic short, "Plane Crazy".
    • In the direct-to-video episode "Mickey's Monster Musical", Werewolf Pete's Transformation Sequence leaves him in his overalls with one suspender hanging — all he's lacking is a bent stovepipe hat to complete the Big Bad Wolf's outfit from "Three Little Pigs".
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Figaro's and Mr. Pettibone's designs are not exactly that nonstandard, but they look stiff and awkward compared to the other character's designs.
  • Not-So-Forgotten Birthday: The plot of "Minnie's Birthday" has Mickey and the gang try to keep Minnie busy long enough to set up her surprise birthday party, which causes her to think they forgot it.
  • Noodle Incident: In the unaired pilot "Space Suit", Donald and Pluto get stuck in the door entrance. And from Minnie's tone and the fact she asked if they got stuck again, this isn't the first time they did this.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: In "Donald's Big Balloon Race", after Pete's balloon crashes in a tree as karma for his cheating, Mickey refuses to leave him stuck and he and Donald rescue them for the sake of teaching Donald to be a good sport.
  • Once per Episode: Due to being a preschool show and all.
    • The Mousketools. The last tool is the "Mystery Mousketool" which can be helpful if none of the other tools work. It's usually the last tool used in the episode.
    • And let's not forget the Hot Dog Dance at the end.
  • Only Six Faces:
    • Whenever the cast visits somewhere other than the Clubhouse's immediate surroundings, like outer space or Transylvania, they typically run into Space Mickey or the like rather than completely new characters.
    • Subverted in "Super Adventure," where Pete turns out to be The Dragon for a character with an entirely new model to the series, Mortimer Mouse, almost making Mort's appearance a Wham Shot.
  • "Pan Up to the Sky" Ending: How the first part of "Mickey's Pirate Adventure" ends along with the "To Be Continued..." caption.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Pete sometimes wears these.
  • Precious Puppy: Bella, Clarabelle's puppy. Her debut episode "Pluto's Puppy-Sitting Adventure" featured Pluto being jealous of Bella getting the most attention, feeling left out as a result. Near the end of the episode, Mickey and the gang understood how Pluto felt and they still love him no matter what.
  • Pun: Several objects in the show have the word "mouse" glued onto their names, usually by way of the baleful syllable "ka". The most prominent example, "Mousekatools" is a play on words of "Mouseketeer", the title given to the real life kids who appeared on The Mickey Mouse Club. "Mouseketeer" is, of course, itself a play on "Musketeer".
  • Race Against the Clock: In "Mickey's Treat", Mickey and the gang have to hurry to Pete's Halloween party at Trick-or-Treat Tower before the moon becomes fill and the gates lock.
  • Retool: Like The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, several changes have been done in this show to make Mickey Mouse more kid-friendly.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: In one episode, when the clubhouse's "silly switch" gets jammed, causing everyone and everything to act all silly, Mickey is affected in that he can only speak in rhyme, practically against his will. This is even lampshaded:
    Mickey: Gee, I know I didn't always rhyme, but now I'm doing it all the time!
  • Rhyme Theme Naming: The computers/distribution devices introduced in the series are Toodles, Quoodles, Goofles, Woodles and Boodles.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Space Mickey et al usually just have antennae and slight color variations to distinguish them from the main cast.
  • Running Gag: Goofy's inability to pronounce the word "Mouseketools".
  • Save the Villain:
    • In "Donald's Big Balloon Race", Donald and Mickey rescue Pete from crashing into a tree for the sake of Mickey not wanting to go on just leaving him there.
    • In "Pluto's Best", Pluto saves Pete's bulldog Butch from drowning in the final event, granting them both the victory.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here:
    • In "Minnie's Birthday", after Minnie gets out of the jump rope, she concludes everyone forgot her birthday and decides to leave the clubhouse to throw her own one. Naturally, that was right when Mickey and the gang have finished the preparations and are ready to surprise her, so they had to call out her name to get her to come back.
    • In "Mickey's Camp Out", Donald has this kind of attitude when, after trying to set up a tent with Goofy, he decides to walk out on Mickey and company and camp alone.
  • Sequel Episode: The episode "Goofy Baby" has a similar plot in the later episode "Goofy Babysitter", but with the roles switched around; instead of Goofy transforming into a baby, Mickey and the others get transformed.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In the race episode, Pete finds the road blocked by a pile of rubber duckies. He exclaims "That's the third largest pile of rubber duckies I've ever seen!"
    • "Mickey's Monster Musical" Halloween special has plenty of nods to (of all things) The Rocky Horror Picture Show being an musical about Mickey and Minnie's car braking down next to a haunted castle with a mad scientist. The song "All you Need is Light" is a mix of "Science Fiction/Double Feature" and "There's A Light" and even the opening song is a refrence to "Dammit Jannet" only with Mickey asking Minnie to go on a picking with him instead of proposing. The majority of the episode is series of cartoon Universal Horror cliches so the "Rocky Picture Show" homage will go over kids' heads.
  • Silly Simian: Coco the Coconutty Monkey, Goofy's wacky monkey sidekick in the episode "Goofy's Coconutty Monkey".
  • Solve the Soup Cans: The way that the Mousekatools are used can be pretty bizarre. In one episode, Mickey has to put gumballs in a gas pump before he can fill up his car. In another, he has to put numbered blocks in the right order to unlock his front door.
  • Something We Forgot: In every episode opening, Mickey forgets they need to make the clubhouse appear by saying the magic words. This is something he lampshades in Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt.
    Mickey: Gee, I forget this every time.
  • Space Whale Aesop: Share with your friends, or you'll get carried off into the air by all the balloons you took. Even though Daisy spent the whole episode having a HELL of a fun time.
  • Spelling Song: The theme song features the singers spelling out "M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E" several times.
  • Spin-Off: Minnie's Bow-Toons and Mickey's Mousekercise are both this to the series.
  • Stock Footage:
    • The opening scenes, the Mousekadoer song, and the Hot Dog Dance. The first two stick out like a sore thumb in later episodes, where the audio for those segments was redone but the animation wasn't tweaked to fit the new audio, resulting in some serious lip-syncing issues in places.
    • For Season 1, the animation of Mickey talking to the viewer during the Hot Dog Dance's interruption is the same used every episode, meaning the new audio does not match with the previous animation.
  • Stock Scream: The show frequently makes use of the Goofy Holler... for obvious reasons.
  • Strictly Formula: Every episode goes as such: Mickey and the gang are at their own business, when something kicks in to set up the plot. Mickey goes to the Mousekedoer where the Mouseketools are loaded into Toodles. The gang works to solve the problem, using the Mouseketools in some parts which require them. When the problem is solved, they celebrate and do the Hot Dog Dance.
  • Surprise Party: "Minnie's Birthday" has Mickey and the others throwing a surprise Birthday Party for Minnie at the Clubhouse.
  • Thanking the Viewer:
    • "Aww, thanks for stopping by!"
    • Done during the Hot Dog Dance since Season 2; during the interruption, whoever was the main focus of the episode would thank the viewer for helping them on the adventure. Pluto just barks along to the song if he's the focus, though.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: "Roll call! Donald! (Present!) Daisy! (Here!) Goofy! (Ah-hyuck! Here!) Pluto! (barks) Minnie! (*giggle* Here!) Mickey! (Right here!)"
  • Title Reading Gag:
    • For the title card for "Sleeping Minnie", Mickey says "Shh!", then whispers the title.
    • Mickey reads the title for "Donald's Clubhouse" in a confused questioning tone, referencing to Donald's takeover for the clubhouse for the episode.
  • Title Theme Tune: "It's the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! Come inside, it's fun inside!"
  • To Be Continued: In the Multi-Part Episode versions of the specialsnote , at the end of the first half, one of Mickey's friends will read the caption and explain to the audience that they'll continue the adventure next time and bids the viewers goodbye.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Clarabelle (Tomboy) and Daisy and Minnie (Girly Girls). Although Daisy is more of a Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak, who dresses in high heels and a bow, but is much more energetic and lively compared to the calm, sweet-natured Minnie.
  • Token Human: Willie the Giant is the only human character in the entire show.
  • True Love's Kiss: In "Donald the Frog Prince," only a kiss from Daisy can turn Donald into a duck again. She doesn't want to do it at first, because she doesn't believe that the frog is Donald, but after convincing from the audience, she does it.
  • Tuxedo and Martini: Daisy Duck moonlights as a secret agent in a few episodes, which usually results in parody of the James Bond style of spies.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: In "Donald's Big Balloon Race", Donald repeatedly chants, "We've got the flags!" despite Mickey telling him, "Good sports don't brag!"
  • Valentine's Day Episode: "A Surprise for Minnie" in the first season; Mickey doesn't realize until too late that it's Valentine's Day and he scrambles to deliver a card for Minnie.
  • Visual Pun: "Daisy-Bo-Peep", where Goofy cleans out his shoe, only for three horns to fall out of it. It's a shoehorn.
  • Voice Changeling: Pete does an almost complete imitation of Mickey's voice when pretending to be him in "Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt".
  • We Need a Distraction: In the episode "Minnie's Birthday", Mickey, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto are preparing a surprise birthday party for Minnie at the Clubhouse. When they see her coming, Mickey asks for distractions to avoid her ruining the surprise. First, Daisy stalls Minnie by asking her to go pick strawberries berries to put in the basket. Later, Donald stalls Minnie by trying to keep her busy with a jump rope.
  • White Gloves: EVERYWHERE. Mickey might as well be the Trope Namer.
  • Wrap-Up Song: Every episode ends with the "Hot Dog Song" and its dance.
  • "You Can Say That Again: But don't." Said word for word by Ludwig Von Drake in "Space Adventure".

...and the Mickey Mouse...Club...HOUSE!
Mickey: Aww, thanks for stoppin' by!note 


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A Goofy Fairy Tale Ending

The final episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse closes things off with the Sensational Six going to sleep together in their sleeping bags after their adventure.

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