Welcome, Foolish Mortals!, also known as Welcome Foolish Mortals, is a puppetry webcast created by Nick Barbera, and the pilot episode of Season 2 of The Haunted Mansion Show. Starring the Ghost Host, it also mentions the Hitchhiking Ghosts (Ezra, Phineas and Gus), the Hatbox Ghost, Madame Leota, Edgar the Raven, the Caretaker, a Candleman and the Cadaver Dans, Frozen’s Elsa, Anna and Olaf, as well as Billy Hill and the Hillbillies. An in-unvierse Rolly Crump is also mentioned.
The Ghost Host hosts the first episode of a show wherein which he, alongside other Haunted Mansion residents, gives ghost fans news about the spirit world, the Haunted Mansion, and Disneyland as a whole! This time around, news of interest include the release of a comic book about the Museum of the Weird, a special visit of Arendelle royalty to Disneyland, and the replacement (requested by the Ghost Host) of Billy Hill and the Hillbillies with his beloved Cadaver Dans next January!
- The Ghost Host has an office in the Corridor of Doors.
- Rolly Crump was a former Imagineer. Based on his ideas about the Museum of the Weird, a comic-book is in the process of being created.
- The Ghost Host refers to having already created 13 episodes of this Haunted Mansion Show prior to the release of this pilot on MiceChat, referring to Season 1 of The Haunted Mansion Show, which had been released in 2009.
- In the section of the episode that partially breaks the fourth wall to discuss current Mansion- or Disneyland-related happenings, the Ghost Host mentions the in-universe existence of Seekers of the Weird (2014). Again due to the fourth-wall-breaking nature of the sequence, he refers to the Museum of the Weird and its contents as a pure creation of Rolly Crump, though he may, of course, be lying, being the Ghost Host.
- He also mentions Frozen (2013) as an upcoming Disney feature the hype about which is at its height, showing that it too exists in-universe. Nevertheless, he seems to treat the Elsa, Anna and Olaf appearing as live characters in the Parks as being the real characters.
Behind the scenes
Welcome, Foolish Mortals! was the first episode of Season 2 The Haunted Mansion Show, and the first one hosted by MiceChat, as Season 1 had been released on Nick Barbera's own YouTube channel.
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