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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Forgotten Mickey Mouse Club

Everyone knows about the original Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950's, and the 1990's version that created a large number of stars, but there was another attempt to reboot the club in the 1970's- The New Mickey Mouse Club.

Yes, those polyester leisure suit wearing kids were the New Mickey Mouse Club, who ruled the airwaves in early 1977. (Well, not exactly...) Many felt that the show never connected with the youth of those days because it was overproduced and didn't seem "real". Whatever the case, the show did not last long and remains largely forgotten. Look closely and you'll see a young Lisa Whelchel in her pre-Facts of Life days.