Thursday, April 25, 2013
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Come Inside, It's Fun Inside
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse:Come Inside, It's Fun Inside
I think my 2 year old fits the mold for a convergence with a pop culture artifact. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Trust me, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is pop culture to any kid from ages 1 - 12 probably. When it's time for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse to come on the t.v., it's like an alarm goes off in my son's head. 6 am is that magical time. He wakes up out of a dead sleep and yells that it is time to watch Mickey! He grabs his Mickey Mouse blanket, Mickey Mouse sippy cup, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters. He then lines all of the characters up around him so they can all watch Mickey together. Do you think he has an obsession problem? Maybe. I'm hoping he eventually grows out of it - hopefully before middle school. Don't worry the fun doesn't stop when the half hour program ends. We then commence in playing Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in our own house. I have been many characters in the show, Marshall (my son) is always Mickey. I don't think that is very fair.
There are many other examples of cultures that have been created by the followers of pop culture icons. For instance, Harry Potter has exploded in to the real world. Recently, I found a recipe on how to make edible Harry Potter wands on Pinterest. Facebook pages have been created, along with websites for fan discussions, amusement parks, Harry Potter tours in London, and the list could go on. The first day of the Fall 2012 semester I saw students walking around with something like "I'm here because Hogwarts doesn't accept FAFSA" on their shirts and hoodies.
Do you think people are taking this a little too far? I think its great that they are such great fans of pop culture icons but, I don't think it's healthy for people to obsess so much.
Posted by Jamie at 5:11 PM