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The House segments:

  • Author's Saving Throw: One of the criticisms of Dumbo was that Jim Crow was voiced by a white man doing a black guy voice as best as possible (though the rest were voiced by actual black actors). When the crows make an appearance in "Donald Wants to Fly", Jim is voiced by black VA Kevin Michael Richardson.
  • Awesome Music: Quite a few, including the Theme Song, It’s Our House Now, and Goofy’s disco remix do the classic Donald Duck theme.
  • Fanfic Fuel: With the many Disney movies and TV shows having come out since the show's ending, many people who write fanfics or draw fanart about this show often write stories involving characters from movies such as Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and others being involved in the hijinks at the House of Mouse. And then there's the animated shows Disney's ignored- The Mighty Ducks, W.I.T.C.H., along with more popular ones like Gravity Falls, Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Wander over Yonder. This also stretches to the theme park attractions like Journey Into Imagination and video games like Kingdom Hearts. This even extends to everyone else, like those from Pixar, The Avengers, Spider-Men, the X-Men, the Star Wars cast, the Indiana Jones cast and more from Disney's acquired properties, and even the material from companies like Fox. Then there are the properties Disney has either shown on its channel, owned at one point, or is tied to the publish of, such as the Power Rangers, Naruto (Shippuden), and Rick Riordan's Mythology book series.
    • It got even more insane following the reboot of Ducktales, where fans are already coming up with hi-jinks involving the 2017 incarnation of Webby, Lena de Spell, and of course, shenanigans with Della Duck (Donald's twin sister) meeting Daisy.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In Mickey vs Shelby, Bambi compares a stage frightened Shelby to a Deer in the Headlights, before he gets stunned himself by Benny the Cab. In Bambi II made eight years later, a Played for Drama focus in plot is Bambi suffering this trope before Man's attacks.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Walt Disney has on record stated that he saw Mickey and Minnie as actors that could play any role needed. Several decades later we get a show where everyone in the Disney realm is an Animated Actor.
    • In the episode Pluto Saves The Day, Goofy said he likes Doc. So much so, that his voice actor BECAME Doc.
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    • One of the band names used by Huey, Dewey, and Louie was Quackwerk. Quackwerks would later be the name of a company prominently featured in the Darkwing Duck comic book.
    • In Jiminy Cricket's guest episode, he uses Belle and the Beast as an example of "sometimes you won't (have children)". There is now a live-action Disney Channel Original Movie called Descendants, and one of the main characters is the son of the Beast and Belle.
    • Just the idea of all of the Disney stars interacting with each other in a large space became this with the release of Ralph Breaks the Internet.
    • Maleficent and Hades being a couple (or at least going on a date), whereas in Kingdom Hearts, Hades would rather have nothing to do with her evil scheme since it doesn't forward his own plans in the Hercules world, to the point that he quits working with her. Looks like that ship has sunk...
      • And then Descendants 3 comes along and reveals that Mal is the daughter of both Maleficent and Hades.
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    • While Jiminy has his speech about summing up the takeaways of the Disney movies, he says that maybe you'll find love, maybe you won't, just as the camera pans over to an annoyed Quasimodo. Guess he doesn't consider the sequel canon?
    • In one episode, Mike begins the show by saying, “Meeska! Mooska! Mickey Mouse!
  • Ho Yay: At the start of the Valentine's Day episode, Pumbaa, taking Mickey's "grab your sweetie and give 'em a smooch" line seriously, puckers his lips, but Timon tells him, "Don't even think about it!" This doubles up as Hilarious in Hindsight, as a few years later Timon's voice actor Nathan Lane came out.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many on the Internet have looked up videos of the original House of Villains VHS promo reel to find one of the first commercials for a little video game called Kingdom Hearts.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • This show may have originated the "No One (Verbs The Noun) Like Gaston!" meme.
      • "Nobody breaks his leg like Gaston!" Which he then follows up by demonstrating.
      • (after the witch from Snow White leaves a basket of poison apples on Daisy's desk) "No one eats candy apples like Gaston." Daisy tries warning him not to eat it, then comments:
      Daisy: "And now no one needs a wake up kiss like Gaston."
      • "Nobody orders decaf like Gaston!"
      • "Nobody makes faces in spoons like Gaston!"
      Timon: "Actually, no one asked the opinion of Gaston."
      • Subverted when one of the characters mentioned shutting up. Gaston launches into it before saying "Nevermind".
  • Nightmare Retardant: The show takes tons of Disney Animated Canon's most scariest and vilest villains, and makes them Punch-Clock Villain audience members who get in on the gags. Chernabog of all characters is a source of several gags, and loses a lot of his silent sinister mystique by talking here, in a goofy raspy voice. Basically if you or your kid ever got traumatised by one of the Disney franchise's bad guys, this is a good recovery source.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Several of the songs. To clarify, if you happen to be a Disney fanatic, many of the songs will sound very familiar.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
  • Villain Decay:
    • Chernabog...afraid of the dark.
    • The Headless Horseman, like Gaston he was pretty much turned into a living Running Gag, his was that he had no head and can't speak. Really sucks the scary out of him.
  • What an Idiot!: A minor one, but one has to wonder why they keep Gus Goose in their employ given his tendency to eat the food meant for the customers. Even by comedic toon standards, that seems counter-productive.
  • The Woobie:
    • Dennis the Duck when Donald says that he "doesn't think he's funny". Since he idolizes Donald and being funny is literally his reason for living, he's sent into a suicidal Heroic BSoD. Don't worry, he gets better. Doesn't hurt that he's so adorable looking.
    • Goofy in "Goofy's Valentine Date" when he realizes that he doesn't have a special one for Valentine's Day. Fortunately, it turns out that Clarabelle likes him.

The Mouseworks shorts:

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • The aforementioned CGI scene from "computer.don".
    • What about in "Locksmiths" when Goofy names all the types of keys on his keychain?
  • Foe Yay: Happens when Mickey accidentally sends Mortimer a sweet fax that was meant for Minnie in "Mickey's Mix-Up".
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • Arguably counts for the Phantom Blot in the episode he became "The Phantom Rainbow", as he makes his first appearance in a video game. The game involves running colors but it's more... grim, in comparison.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • One Von Drake short has the professor invent a bathtub teleporter.
    • "Organ Donors" features a villain trying to take Mickey's heart.
    • "How to Be Groovy, Cool and Fly" parodies Star Wars in the 1970s segment. Disney bought Lucasfilm, and by extension, the Star Wars franchise 11 years later.
    • It's impossible not to think of Kingdom Hearts these days when seeing Mickey, Donald and Goofy fretting over keys in "Locksmiths". Bonus points for Goofy finding a key to his heart and a keyhole on his keychain.
    • The Goofy cartoon How to Be a Rock Star features Goofy singing about squirrels. Candace must have seen the videos while she had squirrels in her pants.
  • Older Than They Think: Many people are unaware that the Mickey MouseWorks shorts aired as their own show before being used as segments on House of Mouse. Somewhat justified due to many MouseWorks shorts making their debut on House of Mouse without airing on Mickey MouseWorks previously.


  • The Scrappy: Shelby Turtle, the annoying little hellion and Karma Houdini that has gotten away with tormenting Donald and Mickey, is this in both the House of Mouse segments and the Mouseworks toons. His mother is also definitely one as well for never realizing how much trouble her son causes Donald.
  • Villain Decay: Not Pete for once, no, this position goes to the Phantom Blot, who went from an eponymous mastermind, to someone who was tired of his old cloak because it had no color. Although he arguably gets his stride back in his third appearance in House of Mouse, with him kidnapping every Disney character in the House.

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