/ Monday, September 15th, 2014

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TOPIC: Walt Disney revolutionized family entertainment on many fronts and mediums. From movie theaters to the creation of the theme park, his work continues to delight audiences of every age. And in the 1950’s he changed television programming as well, with the introduction of the Mickey Mouse Club. This week, I chat with one of Walt’s original Mouseketeers, Bobby Burgess, and discuss how the show came to be, what life was like on set, Disneyland, Walt himself, and much more.

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– Lou Mongello

QUESTION for YOU from this week’s show: Do you remember the Mickey Mouse Club (original or the later versions)? Leave your answer and share your memories in the comments below!


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3 thoughts on “WDW Radio # 377 – Interview with Bobby Burgess, an Original Mouseketeer from the Mickey Mouse Club”

  1. M'Shel says:

    I loved the interview with Bobby Burgess! Being a child of the 70’s, I only saw a few clips of the Mickey Mouse Club show, but I definitely remember him on the Lawrence Welk show! I loved hearing his stories about both shows and growing up as a child actor/singer/dancer. One of my favorite interviews 🙂

  2. Claire Carrington says:

    I was one of the kids that fell in love with the original Mouseketeers from the Disney Channel, or D TV. There is no comparison with that original show and those that have come after. However, I do have to say that Kids Incorporated is a close second for me! When my parents divorced, watching that original show was a ray of sunshine and happiness during such a stressful time. Thank you so much for sharing this interview, and my hope is that kids will always have the Mousketeers available to them, because they taught us how to smile. The mousketeers were positive, never sarcastic or rude, and genuine, which is so hard to come by now.

  3. Chuck Zitta says:

    Yes! Yes, I remember watching the original black and white show back whenever. It would have been re-runs by then (late 60’s or right at the very beginning of the 70’s I’m guessing), but I do remember it. I think it was on in the afternoons during a string of kids shows, or maybe some of the other live action shows, like Mr. Ed, Gilligan’s Island, I Dream of Jeannie, Hogan’s Hero’s, etc.

    That was an awesome interview with Bobby. And him singing the Mickey Mouse Club song at the end. Well, that was podcast gold…

    Thanks again for another incredible interview, Lou!!!