The pope was very exited to see the finished painting. Even though it took Michelangelo 20 months to finish the painting on the ceiling (singlehandedly), the pope was very impatient, and would always ask to take a peek at the covered parts of the painting before they were completely finished.
One day, the pope asked Mickey when he would be finished. He replied
"When I can."
This angered the pope, as he replied,
"You want me to have you thrown off the scaffolding?"
Mickey didn't want this, so he removed himself and had the scaffolding taken down. He revealed his painting on All Saints' Day, and when he did, the pope was immensely satisfied beyond belief, as was all of Rome.