"The Mouse Who Came to Dinner"
Season 1
Episode number 17
Airdate October 13, 2001
Written by Henry Gilroy, Jim Peterson, John Behnke, Rob Humphrey, Elizabeth Stonecipher, Roberts Gannaway
Director(s) Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway
Episode chronology
Clarabelle's Big Secret Max's New Car
Mickey and the gang struggle to please Mortimer Mouse, who they believe is an important restaurant inspector.


The crew members learn that a restaurant critic is coming to critique the House of Mouse and get to work making the place spick-and-span for the critic's arrival. Soon after, a limo drives up and the critic, Lumière, steps out and comes inside the House, but the crew fails to notice him. Rushing outside, they find Mortimer admiring Lumière's limo and mistake him for the critic. Taking advantage of the situation, Mortimer tells the staff that they'd better do whatever he says, saying he'll give them a bad review otherwise.

Mickey announces a Donald Duck cartoon to the audience, but Mortimer demands they instead show one of his cartoons, so they do. After Mickey's Mix-Up is shown, Mortimer continues to boss around the crew. He makes Minnie and Daisy share his booth with him until they eventually leave, and when Mortimer says he wants crab for dinner, Goofy chases Sebastian around the club in attempt to have him cooked. He also suggests they have a celebrity roast later.

As Mortimer continues insulting the guests, the staff members have a private meeting to discuss what they should do about him, but Mickey says they shouldn't do anything, lest they be given a bad review. Lumière, overhearing them, comes up to them and says he's been enjoying the show and would never give them a bad review, thus revealing to them that he, not Mortimer, is the critic. Lumière offers to help them dispose of Mortimer, and they do so by making Mortimer the subject of the celebrity roast. Mortimer gets slapped around and insulted by the other guests until Lumière burns his rear end and sending him flying outside. Mickey then shows the Donald cartoon he meant to show earlier, after which Lumière gives the club his highest recommendation.


  • Beauty and the Beast: Lumiere


  • Mickey's Mix-Up (2000)
  • Maestro Minnie: Flight of the Bumble Bee (1999)
  • Donald's Grizzly Guest (1999)