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Here’s a quickie of a Throwback Thursday! Frozen 2 releases tomorrow in theaters. With the second Frozen movie comes a second chance to see everyone’s favorite talking snowman, Olaf. (Or at least second favorite if you count Frosty!)
But long before Olaf sang about how in summer he’ll be a—happy snowman!—Disney offered a performance on television about another happy snowman. No, I’m not talking about Frosty. I’m talking about a musical number from the original Mickey Mouse Club.
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For anyone who isn’t on the receiving end of the “OK Boomer!” meme, the Mickey Mouse Club was a weekly television series by Disney featuring a cast of children actors known as the Mouseketeers. These children often hosted musical numbers, real-world travel segments, and other performances on the show alongside classic Disney shorts.
One particular episode during their third season had the children performing a song, “Hap-Hap-Happy Snowman.” The number itself is as simple as it gets. The children are acting in a Christmas pageant where they sing the song while Mouseketeer Annette Funicello performs ballet alongside a costumed snowman.
I’ll be honest. I don’t really care that much about the Mickey Mouse Club. I remember watching portions of it when it still aired on Disney Channel—long before it became the teeny-bopper channel it is today. I can’t really say the show enthralled me. Maybe it was because the show was in black and white. Maybe it was because the musical numbers like this were blander than unbuttered toast. Or maybe it was because, despite the title, the show had a real lack of Mickey Mouse.
I’m sure the baby boomers who watched this show as kids loved it. I’m sure they also loved it when it aired on re-runs on the Disney Channel. I’m sure they’re also disappointed none of the episodes are airing on Disney+. As for me, I just never really saw the appeal. If you did, well, OK Boomer!