Kidding Around - 101 Times Three

by MouseStation Crew, staff writer

MouseStation 303 - Kidding Around, or 101 Times Three

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On today's show, since things seem to go awry on the MouseStation every 101 episodes, it takes The Kid to get us through the show.

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Featured Topic - 101 Again, or The Blooper Reel

The Kid locked Mark and Mike up so that he could present the third set of bloopers. (For those not familiar with Disney lingo, "101" is code for "attraction is not operating," so every 101 episodes we present our version of what goes wrong on the MouseStation.) The Kid introduced five sets of bloopers.

  1. "Verizon moments" (Can you hear me now?)
  2. Mark falls asleep
  3. Mike trips over his tongue
  4. What am I saying?
  5. "I feel a song coming on…"

Once Mike and Mark broke out of the broom closet, The Kid was deposed. However, he will be heard from again.

Last Week on MousePlanet

Andrew Rich, down at MousePlanet Global Headquarters told you what you may have missed on the MousePlanet site last week if you're not visiting regularly.

Listener Feedback

Alexis Bratengeier wrote in from Germany to congratulate us on 300 podcasts and to thank us for recommending that he attend the Adventurers Club. He was very happy that he was able to visit the Club before it closed. He noted that he'd celebrate our anniversary by having his own MousssseFest at Boulangerie Patisserie at Epcot. He hopes to write a little bit more often.

We were glad that we were able to get him to the Club. Mark also enjoyed meeting him at Epcot last May.

Mike Hamilton wrote in that he was looking around the Disney site and noticed a link to the Disney on Broadway podcast (link). Check it out!

Vickie Backus wrote in to say that she enjoyed the show with Sean Jones and encouraged him to start his own podcast or to become a segment on ours. Interestingly, we have heard from Sean and he would like to come back on. He's already got ideas for a second show.

Sean Jones also wrote in to say that it was great to hear Dan the Light Man actually talk about the lights in the park. He loved it and would like to hear more.

Chris Edinger wrote in with an idea for a "Top 3 Best and Top 3 Worst" list: ride queues. He also supplied his entries for that list:


  • 3 - Toy Story Mania
  • 2 - Space Mountain
  • 1 - The Tower of Terror


  • 3 - Soarin'
  • 2 - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • 1 - Buzz Lightyear

Pete Altemese wrote in with his Top 3 Animated Features in our categories:

Walt's time

  • 3. Fantasia
  • 2. Sleeping Beauty
  • 1. The Jungle Book

After Walt

  • 3. The Lion King
  • 2. The Little Mermaid
  • 1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • (Honorable mention: Hercules)


  • 3. a bug's life
  • 2. The Incredibles
  • 1. Finding Nemo

A listener wishes to remain anonymous wrote in to say that she enjoys the show but feels that we are light on "chick" interests. She feels that we're too heavy on Imagineering (or anything related to engineering; or historical trivia, or anything to do with trains). So for all of you ladies out there, what do you think? Are we too heavy on "guy stuff", or do we have enough "chick stuff" as well?

March of Dimes

Mark was recently named the top walker for the March of Dimes Northeastern New York region for 2008, and second overall in Upstate New York (above the counties of Westchester and Rockland). MousePlanet readers and MouseStation listeners helped Mark to raise over $5,000 for the worthy charity. We're looking to beat that this year and raise $6,000! Just go to Mark's fundraising page and help to provide a better chance to prevent prematurity and to help those babies that are born prematurely.

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Wrapping up

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