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Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1972 | 1973

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Vacations

26 January 1972
Vacations are a custom appreciated in the world. Yet though most workers look forward to them all year, they usually end disastrously. Host Charles Nelson Reilly is the victim of such holidays, and Donald Duck agrees with him that a safe picnic would be a better idea.

Season 1, Episode 2: Women's Lib

2 February 1972
Jo Anne Worley hosts how women have been improving their positions in life.

Jo Anne Worley ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 3: Folk Tale Favorites

9 February 1972
Johnny Brown looks at many songs and stories written about folk heroes.

Johnny Brown ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 4: Spooks and Magic

16 February 1972
Among other things in this Halloween-themed episode, Phyllis Diller owns a rooming house full of unwanted boarders. The house is full of ghosts and she hires Mickey, Donald and Goofy to remove them.

Phyllis Diller ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 5: Physical Fitness

23 February 1972
Don Knotts, the unlikely proprietor of a fitness club, tries to explain his techniques to Goofy. Knotts demonstrates his theories with the help of Donald Duck and Snow White

Don Knotts ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 6: The Great Outdoors

Host Dom DeLuise hosts a spoof of recreational pursuits to prove that life in the great outdoors is not all it's reputed to be.

Dom DeLuise ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 7: Water Sports

8 March 1972
Joe Flynn shows some of the ways that people enjoy life on or near the water.

Joe Flynn ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 8: Man at Work

15 March 1972
Everyone needs a job, even Donald Duck and Goofy. So host John Byner comes to their assistance by opening up an employment agency and sending Donald to a construction site that needs a steam-shovel operator and Goofy to a moving company that needs a piano mover.

John Byner ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 9: Music

22 March 1972
Skiles and Henderson show how important sound effects and music can be. They visit the Disney Studios' sound effects department, where strange gadgets are used to make different sounds.
Skiles and Henderson ... Themselves

Season 1, Episode 10: Interplanetary Travel

29 March 1972
Jonathan Winters appears in a variety of roles to present the spoof of space travel, including Prof. Eric Antiquity, the alleged inventor of rocket propulsion and the world's oldest astronaut.

Jonathan Winters ... Himself / Professor Eric Antiquity

Season 1, Episode 11: Homeowners

5 April 1972
Host Jim Backus proves that owning a house is no easy task by showing how salesmen attempt to lure unsuspecting buyers with outrageous claims on the comforts and attraction of available properties, which very often need repairs.

Jim Backus ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 12: Spectator Sports

12 April 1972
Charles Nelson Reilly returns to discuss the various types of sports one could enjoy by simply watching.

Season 1, Episode 13: Horses

19 April 1972
Jo Anne Worley claims that horses are a cowboy's best friend, in spite of the creature's often intimidating size. However, Worley says that despite this, it can be easy to ride a horse, as Goofy demonstrates.

Jo Anne Worley ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 14: Aviation

26 April 1972
Mankind's interest in flight is the subject of this episode and host Johnny Brown sets the mood by dressing up as a World War I flying ace. Footage from cartoons involving flight are featured.

Johnny Brown ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 15: Back to Nature

3 May 1972
Although civilization has its advantages, more people are longing to return to nature. Host Wally Cox shows that nature, like the "good old days", isn't all it's reputed to be.

Wally Cox ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 16: Bullfighting to Bullfrogs

Pat Buttram, dressed as a matador, starts by speaking of bullfights as he tries to sell tacos.

Pat Buttram ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 17: Sports

17 May 1972
Pat Paulsen teams up with Goofy to look at the skills used to master sports, each with their own set of problems, though Goofy tries valiantly, against all odds and a reasonable dose of physical abuse.

Pat Paulsen ... Himself

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: Alligators

11 September 1972
Host Johnny Brown explains that alligators have three parts: the eating part, the tail part and the middle part, which helps keeps the eating part from eating the tail part. He then explains the prominence of alligators and crocodiles in Disney films.

Johnny Brown ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 2: Paul Bunyan

18 September 1972
Jim Backus takes a look at legendary folk hero Paul Bunyan.

Jim Backus ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 3: Bullfighting

25 September 1972
Just as baseball is known as America's national pastime, so is bullfighting in Spain and Latin America. Host Bill Dana explains that part of the excitement is generated by the sheer size of the bulls that weigh over 1,000 pounds each. Although usually only the harvest of men will face these beasts, there are a few exceptions, as demonstrated by Goofy.

Bill Dana ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 4: Knighthood

2 October 1972
Henry Gibson hosts this episode dressed as a court jester to set the mood for tales of brave knights and ladies in distress.

Henry Gibson ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 5: Pluto

9 October 1972
Mickey's longtime pet and co-star, Pluto, is featured in his own special tribute, hosted by John Astin.

John Astin ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 6: Goliath II

16 October 1972
Famed Disney star Kurt Russell hosts this look at elephants in general and Goliath II in particular. His guest star is a baby elephant. He uses scenes from live-action movies to explain a study of elephant life in the wild and the family structures these animals enjoy.

Kurt Russell ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 7: The Mouse Show

23 October 1972
Although Mickey is certainly the world's most famous mouse, he was not the only mouse to come from Disney. Host Dave Madden looks at some Disney cartoons starring other mice.

Dave Madden ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 8: Cats

30 October 1972
Shari Lewis tries to convince her dog puppet friend, Hush Puppy, that not all cats are bad, but the dog disagrees, so Lewis educates him on the history of cats. She then shows him some Pluto cartoons that also involve felines, since Hush Puppy relates to Pluto's treatment of cats.

Shari Lewis ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 9: Ben Franklin

6 November 1972
Wally Cox takes a look at Ben Franklin, one of colonial America's scientific and political leaders, remarking that a man is only as good as his inspirations, many of which, in Ben's case, succeeded thanks to a church mouse named Amos.

Wally Cox ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 10: Mickey Mouse

13 November 1972
Hostess Annette Funicello continues her long association with Mickey by hosting this look at the mouse's illustrious career. Among other things, we learn of Mickey's vital statistics: height 2 feet 3 inches, weight 13 pounds.

Annette Funicello ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 11: Lions

20 November 1972
Henry Gibson explains that although lions had always been known as the proud "king of the jungle", not all lions are worthy of such a title and proves it with the episode's cartoons which include, among others, "Lambert the Sheepish Lion", a story about one of the most timid lions ever born.

Henry Gibson ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 12: Consciences

27 November 1972
Harry Morgan claims that while everyone has a conscience, most people don't pay attention to it, and claims that mankind has been struggling between the battles of good and evil since the beginning of time. He uses different Disney cartoons of this type to express his point.

Harry Morgan ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 13: Noah's Ark

4 December 1972
Over the years, Disney animators produced two very different versions of the story of Noah and his ark. Bill Dana introduces the earlier of the two, the Silly Symphony "Father Noah's Ark", produced using conventional animation techniques. He then introduces the Studio's second version of 1959, filmed using stop-motion animation and various household junk.

Bill Dana ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 14: Hunting

11 December 1972
John Astin explores the different types of hunting and explains that man began hunting for food, but now hunt mainly for sport, as demonstrated in Disney cartoons about hunting.

John Astin ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 15: Sports

18 December 1972

Nipsey Russell ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 16: Tugboats

25 December 1972
Big ships need the lowly tugboat's service, according to returning host Dave Madden. He claims that the bigger the vessel, the more it needs the assistance of a tugboat to safely dock in and navigate through crowded waters of modern harbors. What's more, the tugboat's assistance can also mean the difference between life and death for a big vessel.

Dave Madden ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 17: Automobiles

1 January 1973
Although cars have improved modern living, they still have their own problems. Host Ken Berry explains how the slightest puncture in so much as a single tire can throw a whole car out of commission, as seen in "Donald's Tire Trouble", which was released during a time of gas rationing and rubber shortage, due to World War II. Other complications are shown in other Disney cartoons as well.

Ken Berry ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 18: Trains

8 January 1973

Harry Morgan ... Harry Morgan

Season 2, Episode 19: Homes

15 January 1973
Jim Backus hosts this look at how different homes have served the needs of different inhabitants, as seen in various Disney films.

Jim Backus ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 20: The Reluctant Dragon

22 January 1973
In the guise of a wandering minstrel, Wally Cox explains that contrary to popular belief, not all dragon stories are true. Usually depicted as fire-breathing and basically bad, they've been blamed for kidnappings, droughts and famines. Cox decides to debunk this idea by retelling the story of The Reluctant Dragon.

Wally Cox ... Himself
Brian Hinson ... Florence

Season 2, Episode 21: Wheels

29 January 1973
The core cartoon of this episode is "Donald and the Wheel", and Johnny Brown describes how the seemingly simple wheel has spurred many of mankind's greatest inventions.

Johnny Brown ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 22: Winter Fun

5 February 1973

Kurt Russell ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 23: Penguins

12 February 1973
Annette Funicello returns to the show, bringing with her an Adelie dwarf penguin to introduce cartoons starring this unusual bird.

Annette Funicello ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 24: Elephants

19 February 1973

Nipsey Russell ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 25: Mickey and the Beanstalk

25 February 1973
Hostess and puppeteer Shari Lewis tells the story of "Mickey and the Beanstalk" to her friend, Lamb Chop.

Shari Lewis ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 26: Dancing

5 March 1973
Ken Berry hosts this look at how the Disney artists have captured several unusual dance routines on film.

Ken Berry ... Himself

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