Disney cast members no longer have to wear dirty underwear.
June 7, 2001 5:33 PM   Subscribe

Disney cast members no longer have to wear dirty underwear. Apparently those Mickey and Goofy suits come complete with a set of undergarments that the employee had to wear, and turn in at the end of the day to be laundered -- that was the plan, anyway. Turns out those undergarments weren't being washed thoroughly. "Some workers had complained about getting pubic lice and scabies. 'Things have been passed around,' said Gary Steverson, a stilt walker at Animal Kingdom. 'I know I don't want to share my tights and I don't want to share my underwear.'"
posted by RylandDotNet (13 comments total)
That's one bit of news I wish I missed. Real bad mental image...
posted by john at 5:45 PM on June 7, 2001

"Mommy, why does Mickey keep scratching his privates?"
posted by zempf at 5:53 PM on June 7, 2001

"Because he has pubic lice, dear. Now stop staring."
posted by Dirjy at 6:31 PM on June 7, 2001

When will the unreasonable union demands that are wrecking our economy end?
posted by dhartung at 7:43 PM on June 7, 2001

....it was a good idea at first, but then someone slacked and everyone got nasty undies. Now, you have to trust that the mouse before you washed his fruit of the looms before he wore your pants. ...sounds like it can be stinky either way. ...although smelly pants are better than my manfruit touching where someone else's manfruit was hanging.

oh, to be a mascot.
posted by tomplus2 at 7:53 PM on June 7, 2001

so much for clean wholesome entertainment...
posted by modularette at 9:59 PM on June 7, 2001

Bambi's got deer ticks.
posted by pracowity at 11:32 PM on June 7, 2001

I worked a brief stint for Disney some time ago. I was Donald Duck and The Little Mermaid gave me crabs!
posted by Stretch at 5:32 AM on June 8, 2001

Pretty gross post. But anything which cuts down Disney is a good post.
posted by ParisParamus at 5:38 AM on June 8, 2001

It's a balmy nine billion degrees in those things, you've got kids messing with you, you've got The Maus demanding you act with a total lack of self-regard, and on top of that, you've got crotch crickets.

That's 9 bucks an hour the hard way.
posted by dong_resin at 7:15 AM on June 8, 2001

dude. scabies.


maybe it's just me?
posted by sugarfish at 11:12 AM on June 8, 2001

It's not just you.
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:15 AM on June 8, 2001

I heard this on NPR yesterday on the drive home and almost wrecked...
posted by mutagen at 12:40 PM on June 8, 2001

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