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Mr. Grinch
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Just got this off of a link site that I go to. Thought that this seemed a little far fetched, even for Disney. Someone want to set me straight?

If you'd like to check out the site its a few stories down. http://www.davesdaily.com/funnynews/idiotsatwork_02-05.htm

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The management of Walt Disney World, after two months of negotiation, finally relented and no longer makes the costume character actors share their underwear. Before the final settlement the actors were only allowed to wear Disney provided underwear that were laundered and passed out randomly. The actor complained to management that the underwear was often not clean, smelled bad, had stains and "things have been passed around." Actors will now be allowed to have personal underwear, that Disney will issue, and the employees can take home and launder themselves. Of course this won't affect the character of Donald Duck because, as we know, he doesn’t wear any pants.



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moonfall86
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I remember a news story regarding this a few years back. They wear a special undergarment under the costumes, and apparently they were shared (ick), as some complained of contracting pubic lice from it. Does anyone remember that story?
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Cervus
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I recall Michael Moore doing a segment about this on his short-lived but excellent TV Nation, probably about ten years ago. I believe it was a "Crackers, the Corporate Crime-Fighting Chicken" segment. The Disney character actor they interviewed did complain about getting a rash "down there" from the costumes, but I don't recall the details. I think I would have remembered if underwear had been shared.

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Klubby
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As a former character, I can say for sure that no "underwear" was ever shared. We were required to wear Disney-issued gym shorts and t-shirts overtop our OWN underwear. We were also given the option of receiving 6 sets per day. I was able to change my shirt each time, which was nice. The costume, however, was only washed once per day... but not shared with another prior to washing.
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Isn't this:

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Of course this won't affect the character of Donald Duck because, as we know, he doesn’t wear any pants.

a dead giveaway that it is a joke.

ETA: After looking at the site I guess that line may have been an editorial add on by the person who posted the item on the site.

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valandearl19
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Didn't Some Characters Get Crabs

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Cervus
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Originally posted by valandearl19:
Didn't Some Characters Get Crabs

This from the random movie/book title generator. [Razz]

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