Season 5, Episode 3: “House Painters” 11/3/18
Starring: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy
Costarring: Minnie Mouse and Pete
Setting: The Suburbs
Plot: Tasked with painting Minnie’s new house, Mickey and his pals make a complete mess of things.
In the mural that Goofy paints, Minnie is rising a unicorn and donning Mickey’s sorcerer’s hat from the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” segment in Fantasia (1940).
Pete’s house is part of a biker gang aptly called the “Home Boys.”
There isn’t much continuity between characters’ homes in the series but Pete received quite the upgrade from just this past episode (“A Pete Scorned”).
Final Grade: C+
When I first saw the title, I was hoping it would have the same gritty, proletariat streak that such classics like Clock Cleaners (1937) or The Whalers (1938) had. Instead, it’s just Mickey enlisting his doofus pals to help him impress his girlfriend. Unremarkable and flat; definitely one of the series’ weaker offerings.