Set in the springtime, sometime in the 1890s, Mickey and Minnie Mouse happen to meet each other in a public park one day. Minnie attracts Mickey by intentionally dropping her handkerchief so Mickey will return it to her.
They attend a vaudeville show where they first see a slideshow presentation called "Father, Dear, Father", which features the song "Come Home, Father" by Henry Clay Work. In the show, a daughter attempts to get her father to leave a local tavern because he hadn't come right home from work as promised and got drunk at the tavern. In the fourth picture in the slideshow, we see the clock tower, which reads 1:00 am. With mother home watching since tea and her son very sick in her arms, there can only be hope that the father comes home. The slideshow causes Minnie to cry, but Mickey tries to comfort her saying "Don't take it so hard. It's only a show".
The next act is "Fred & Ward, Two Clever Boys From Illinois" which features two song and dance men. Fred and Ward are caricatures of Disney animators Fred Moore and Ward Kimball who also voiced the characters.
After the show is over, Mickey and Minnie cruise the roads of the countryside in a Brass Era car. Goofy rides by on a penny-farthing bicycle, and Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie ride on a bicycle built for five. At last, in a scene reminiscent of Plane Crazy, the car crashes with a cow. Mickey and Minnie emerge from the wreckage unhurt, but when they try to kiss each other, the cow pops her head up between them.
- Mickey Mouse
- Minnie Mouse
- Goofy (cameo)
- Donald Duck (cameo)
- Daisy Duck (cameo)
- Huey, Dewey and Louie (cameo)
- Fred and Ward
With the exception of one song, "The Gay Nineties" (the opening song), this short featured mostly authentic songs from the 1890s, most of which were performed by the vocal quartet The Sportsmen, which featured Thurl Ravenscroft in one of his earliest projects for Disney.
The songs include:
- "The Fountain in the Park"
- "Come Home, Father"
- "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight"
- "Old Folks at Home"
- "In the Good Old Summertime"
- The two comedians Fred and Ward are animated caricatures of Disney animators Fred Moore and Ward Kimball.
- In the theater, there's an advertisement for "Walter D.'s Hats". Walter D. stands for Walt Disney.
- This is the only classic Mickey Mouse short in which Daisy, Huey, Dewey, and Louie appear.
- The "Father, Dear Father" sequence was edited out of the short when it aired on Toon Disney.
- Disneyland, episode #4.24: "Four Tales on a Mouse"
- Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, episode #15.11: "The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show"
- Good Morning, Mickey, episode #31
- Good Morning, Mickey, episode #78
- From Disney With Love
- The Ink and Paint Club, episode #1.22: "Classic Mickey"
- The Ink and Paint Club, episode #1.39: "Minnie Mouse"
- Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Editions - Minnie
- Sweetheart Stories
- Bonus on Pollyanna (Vault Disney)
- Bonus on Pollyanna (Vault Disney)
- Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume Two
- Mickey and Minnie's Sweetheart Stories
- Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites: Best Pals - Mickey and Minnie
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