Mickey’s 50 (television) Television show (90 min.); aired on November 19, 1978. Dozens of celebrities, many of them in very short cameo appearances, stop by to help wish Mickey a happy birthday. Included among them are Gerald Ford, Billy Graham, Lawrence Welk, Willie Nelson, Gene Kelly, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Edgar Bergen, O. J. Simpson, Jodie Foster, Goldie Hawn, Eva Gabor, Anne Bancroft, Jo Anne Worley, Burt Reynolds. Mike Jittlov provides a stop-motion sequence on Mickey Mouse merchandise through the years, using new merchandise from Disneyland shops and old merchandise from the Walt Disney Archives.