Talk:Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme

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"They Might Be Giants have created the new theme song for "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" on the Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney. They've also recorded a song called "Hot Dog" that will be featured in each episode as well, which begin in May." - [1] -CapitalQtalk ♪ 23:21, 13 Apr 2006 (CDT)

Ah.. Sorry. That one was obviously on me. The other article wasn't as clear. Good catch! --badqueso 23:35, 13 Apr 2006 (CDT)

Spanish Version?[edit]

I haven't seen it, but according to my kids, during commercial breaks, Playhouse Disney has been playing Spanish versions of its theme songs (like 'My Friends Tigger And Pooh'). Has anyone heard a Spanish version of this song on Playhouse Disney? If so, was it sung by Flansburgh, or did they dub someone else over the instrumental? --Duke33 16:42, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Well, here in Austria we have a German overdub, not done by anyone TMBG. I assume the same applies for all foreign-tongued versions of the series, based on my knowledge of the Johns' knowledge of languages. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 19:00, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
The difference though is that the Spanish version of these theme songs aren't used on a Spanish-version of these shows. It's merely used during commercial breaks to teach English-speaking children how to speak/sing Spanish. --Duke33 19:32, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
On a side note, the German version of Higglytown Heroes started last week, sporting a German variation of the title track. It's awful and makes me weep. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 22:14, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Roll Call[edit]

Flans' exhortation of "Roll call!" reminds me of the similar part in the theme for Mystery Science Theater 3000. --MisterMe (talk) 09:01, 1 March 2017 (EST)

...but both are probably rooted in the "roll call" of the original Mouseketeers. --Nehushtan (talk) 10:28, 27 April 2020 (EDT)


The jeer is directed at you wikians who downvoted this. Go hide your faces and whip your backs! Wear sackcloth and subsist on stale bread! Even if you despise Disney on principle, you have to know that the original Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme was an icon of American pop culture. Everyone - literally all cognizant humans - in the Johns' generation grew up with and knows that song. Flansburgh was on the right wavelength to compare it to the original formula for Coca Cola. It is to TMBG's honor that they would be tapped and entrusted with the sequel for a new era.

And the result is actually quite good, on more than one level. First, like any good commercial theme song, it simply works - it is an excellent fit in the role it was created for. It is catchy, fun, uplifting, energetic, and invites its intended audience - four year old children - into an innocent diversion. Flans is an unmatched professional at crafting a solid framework of rhythm and melody "to spec".

Also, it is a truly good tune. It rocks and bops. In spite of its relentless gaiety, it doesn't grate or overstay its welcome. I'd say it's even a tad more fun (cultural weight aside) than the original, which is unimpeachably fun as a parade march... but the new tune bursts and bounces in its own fresh way. And if you know both, you might find yourself using this tune to spell Mickey's name as readily as you did with its forebear.

So to those among you who hated on this song I say go off and weep alone in your wormholes. You must have all been unhappy children. The few of us who know better will walk in the glow of the Johns' majestic presence... the way we all are proud of "our boys" for having made other great music for the general public, like Boss Of Me & Dr. Evil. --Nehushtan (talk) 09:46, 27 April 2020 (EDT)

Yeah, why is this in the bottom 10?? It deserves better. --ColorOfInfinity (talk) 23:18, 27 April 2020 (EDT)
IKR? (Nehushtan)
I like the impassioned plea with some well-written, good-natured ribbing. As a Floridian I have a healthy respect for Disney. But I just don't care for the song, however much I appreciate Flans' craftsmanship. I guess I'll go enjoy my stale bread subsistence... --MisterMe (talk) 21:37, 25 June 2021 (EDT)
😆👍 (Nehushtan)