Mickey Mouse picks up his girl, Minnie Mouse, to go to a barn dance. Pete the Cat attempts to impress Minnie, but Mickey keeps messing up, and in the end, after Mickey uses a balloon to try to get Minnie's attention, Minnie leaves Mickey for Pete.
Home video releases
- Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black and White, Volume 2
- This short is notable for featuring Mickey turned down by Minnie in favor of Pete.
- This is also an unusual appearance of the Pete character; usually depicted as a menacing villain, but here he is portrayed as a well-mannered gentleman.
- In addition, Mickey was not depicted as a hero but as a rather ineffective young suitor. In his sadness and crying over his failure, Mickey appears unusually emotional and vulnerable.
- When Mickey's feet grows bigger as he dances with Minnie, it serves as a metaphor of Mickey as a terrible dancer.
- Despite that the cartoon's promotional poster (pictured on the page) mentions that Mickey talks, sings, and dances, there is only dancing, no singing or talking in this cartoon - also it should be noted that Mickey never spoke until The Karnival Kid.
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