"Third Wheel" is the seventeenth episode of Mickey Mouse.
Mickey and Minnie are enjoying a romantic, candlelit dinner date at a fancy restaurant when an uninvited Goofy sidles up to join them at their table.
Goofy goes on to annoy the couple (along with the restaurant’s other guests) by speaking loudly, dropping a few flaming logs onto the table, chasing down the mice on horseback, hogtying them with a spaghetti lasso (for intimacy), serenading them with saxophone “mood music” and rudely eating their dinner. But, the straw that finally breaks the proverbial camel’s back is when Goofy inadvertently swallows Minnie whole.
Mickey then reasons with Goofy, making it clear that the couple just wants a romantic dinner alone. Goofy acquiesces and we at last see the happy couple dining alone. But as it turns out, they aren't exactly alone as they are now dining inside Goofy’s belly as he softly plays the violin.
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- This cartoon has a similar plot to the Mickey Mouse Works short "Daisy's Road Trip", where Mickey and Minnie want some time alone together, but with Daisy Duck interrupting. The differences between Third Wheel and Daisy's Road Trip is in Third Wheel, Mickey and Minnie are on a romantic dinner as opposed to going on a road trip in Daisy's Road Trip, and Goofy takes the role of the interrupter in place of Daisy.
- Running gag: When the restaurant patrons keep shushing at Mickey and Minnie for being noisy. Fortunately, this running gag is broken when Mickey finally loses his patience, ordering the patrons to "Shush yourselves!"