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"Donald's Pumbaa Prank" is the eleventh episode of House of Mouse. It originally aired on ABC on March 31, 2001.


After Mickey plays an embarrassing early clip of Donald on April Fool's Day, Pete takes advantage of this and tries to break their friendship apart by having Pumbaa fart through the air conditioning unit after eating stink bugs in an effort to close down the club.

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Running gags

Episode introduction "There's no foolin'... it's time for Disney's House of Mouse!"
Mickey introduction "And now, Mickey Mouse!"
Sponsor House of Mouse's fresh smelling air courtesy of: Flowers & Trees."


  • Donald's embarrassing early screen test Mickey shows to the audience on the big screen is an homage to Donald's very first black and white appearances between the years 1934-1935, albeit drawn in a more "rubberhose"-inspired animation style with black button eyes like Mickey's earliest character design from the late-1920s/early-1930s and a full set of buck teeth added to his long bill.
  • After the "Whitewater Donald" cartoon we hear the same arrangement of the Donald Duck theme song from The Stolen Cartoons.
  • Pete's line: "I would've done it too, if it weren't for that meddling duck!" is a reference to a phrase associated with the villains from Scooby-Doo.
  • Pumbaa’s line: "Uh, Timon, I should tell you I have a rumbly in my tumbly!” is a reference to a pharase associated with Winnie the Pooh.
  • Near the end of the episode, Mickey refers the cartoon "Whitewater Donald" as "a sample of Donald's 60 years of comedy entertainment". This is a reference to the fact that Donald originally debuted in 1934, which does indeed make him close to 70.


  • When this episode aired on Disney Cinemagic UK, the scene from the Mickey Mouse Works cartoon "Mickey's April Fools" where Mickey tricks Mortimer into thinking he accidentally killed him was cut, yet all the later references to Mickey supposedly being dead were left in.


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Main Characters: Mickey MouseMinnie MouseDonald DuckDaisy DuckGoofyPlutoPeteMax GoofHuey, Dewey, and LouieClarabelle CowHorace HorsecollarGus GooseMortimer MouseLudwig Von DrakeMicrophone MikeChip and Dale

Recurring Guests: TimonPumbaaJafarIagoHadesMushuCri-KeeArielPrince EricKing TritonFlounderSebastianPeter PanJiminy CricketPinocchioBelleBeastLumiereGastonDumboTimothy Q. MouseMad HatterMowgliShere KhanThe Three Little Pigs Cruella De VilChernabogMufasaSimbaGrumpyMagic MirrorAladdinJasmineCinderellaMaleficentPain and PanicUrsulaBaby ShelbyGoat ManKuzco the Llama

Season One: "The Stolen Cartoons" • "Big Bad Wolf Daddy" • "The Three Caballeros" • "Goofy's Valentine Date" • "Unplugged Club" • "Timon and Pumbaa" • "Gone Goofy" • "Jiminy Cricket" • "Rent Day" • "Donald's Lamp Trade" • "Donald's Pumbaa Prank" • "Thanks to Minnie" • "Pluto Saves the Day"

Season Two: "Daisy's Debut" • "Goofy for a Day" • "Clarabelle's Big Secret" • "The Mouse Who Came to Dinner" • "Max's New Car" • "Not So Goofy" • "Everybody Loves Mickey" • "Max's Embarrassing Date" • "Where's Minnie?" • "Super Goof" • "King Larry Swings In" • "Ladies' Night" • "Dennis the Duck"
Season Three: "Suddenly Hades" • "Pete's One-Man Show" • "House of Crime" • "Mickey and Minnie's Big Vacation" • "Donald and the Aracuan Bird" • "Goofy's Menu Magic" • "Music Day" • "House of Scrooge" • "Donald Wants to Fly" • "Dining Goofy" • "Chip 'n' Dale" • "Humphrey in the House" • "Ask Von Drake" • "Salute to Sports" • "Pluto vs. Figaro" • "House of Magic" • "Mickey vs. Shelby" • "House of Turkey" • "Pete's Christmas Caper" • "Clarabelle's Christmas List" •"Snow Day" • "Pete's House of Villains" • "Halloween With Hades" • "House Ghosts" • "House of Genius" • "Mickey and the Culture Clash"

Rockin' at the House of MouseMortimer MouseSoup or Salad, Fries or Biscuits, Extra Olives, DonutsBibbidi-Bobbidi-BooBig Bad Wolf DaddyA Parrot's Life for MeLet's Slay the BeastThe Ludwig Von Drake SongIt's Our House Now!The Best Christmas of AllGrim Grinning GhostsHumphrey HopEverybody Wants to Be a WoofI Wanna Be Like M-O-YouPink Elephants on ParadeMy Name is PanchitoBoom-Da-BoomWe Are the Three CaballerosMe the Mouse (and I'm the Duck) (Reprise) • Daisy CrockettThe Daisy Duckie RoomMinnie Mouse (in the House)
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