Bing Crosby Likes the Face of Mickey Mouse

Picture this: Bing Crosby is in a cherry picker (a bucket on a hydraulic boom) being lifted up to and past huge pictures of the faces of famous personalities from yesteryear. As they say, you can’t make this stuff up, folks!

This could only happen on a TV special in 1968. Bing was joined by Bob Hope and the Supremes, among others, for what could only be described as… OK, just weird. Here is a still from the show:

      Supremes in Western leather, Bing… in?

But now let’s have a look at the moment when things got really weird:

     Bing in a bucket 40 feet in the air!    

I wish I had been fast enough to grab the camera to get a picture of the long-shot of Bing and the complete machine. It was… again, weird!

And what did he see?

Mickey Mouse

Bing was singing about famous faces so I guess the mouse was bound to be included.

You know, I don’t see any other sites covering things like this. I’m beginning to worry about my sanity. Maybe I’m not really seeing this stuff. Bing in a bucket singing about the face of a fictional mouse? Nah, couldn’t have happened! Could it?

Curse you GetTV, stop messing with my reality!

Donald Duck for President on Hee Haw

I love watching old TV shows. They harken back to a simpler time and are usually quite innocent and ‘safe’.

I also love it when I see Disney references in these old shows! Recently I was watching an old episode of Hee Haw and saw:

I’m not sure he’d be qualified…

This statement appeared on the program in late 1969 perhaps in response to the recent election of Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) as the 37th President of the United States who served from 1969 to 1974.

Throughout many episodes this duck walks across the screen and holds up a sign. Usually it contains a slogan designed to make you leave ducks out of your cooking schedule. But this time our fowl friend took it to the next level!

Now that’s funny!

Hidden Mickey in the El Capitan Theatre

You just never know where you might find a Hidden Mickey. I guess that’s why they call them ‘hidden’. But while attending an event in the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood I had to navigate through some back hallways and stairwells to get to an interview.

On the way, this is what I saw:

OK, not very well hidden!

If you have a chance to visit the El Capitan, it’s unlikely that you would ever see this Hidden Mickey. Normally guests aren’t allowed in these backstage areas.

Fun