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From: (WARNING--->NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ABOUT TO OCCUR) Date: 26 Oct 92 20:08:00 GMT Newsgroups: Subject: Audition Copy- Babs -------------------------------8< SNIP! >8------------------------------- {pagebreak} _BABS BUNNY_ Babs is our new 'star'; a cheerful, lovable, and irrepressible ham. She's sassy, but with a distinctly feminine flair. Babs is a high energy impressionist and comedienne who doesn't know when to quit. Buster's best friend and co-host, Babs is a one-rabbit entertainment center. Babs is a teen-age rabbit actress, a natural performer. She bubbles over with non-stop energy, and is always jumping into a _new celebrity impersonation_. She uses this skill to amaze her friends, confuse her enemies, or simply to entertain herself when there's no one else around. [get the impression they like this idea? ] Some of the impressions in Babs' repertoire include: Joan Rivers, a cockney, Scarlett O'Hara, Rosanne Barr, a youthful and an elderly Katherine Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Marilyn Monroe, Billie Burke, Dolly Parton, Margaret Thatcher, Mae West, Madonna, Cher, Dr. Ruth... Babs is a one-woman show. Occasionally, Babs goes too far with her impressions. Buster may start a conversation with Babs, only to finish it with Barbra Streisand, Princess Di, or whomever else Babs happens to 'be' at the moment. This can get on Busters nerves. Also, Babs may unwittingly hurt her friends' feelinge by adding them to her repertoire of impressions. [ Well, the latter they did, but at least it was only once (and well done at that) - the former I must have missed or something..] She enjoys shopping, talking on the phone, helping Buster pull a fast one, or doing anything else that could lead to some fun. Turn offs include study hall, sitting still, and drama critics. Her biggest fan is Buster, her co-host and comedy partner. Like her best friend Buster, Babs feels sympathy for characters in need, and will rescue someone from an enemy by posing as a well-known celebrity or authority figure. Babs' is one of Acme Looniversity's most promising performers. Despite getting in trouble now and then for doing dead-on imitations of pompous faculty members (like Elmer Fudd), Babs is easily the most popular girl in the school. Voted "most likely to do anything", her favourite class is "Advanced Class Clowning." [but they don't say who the class is with..] Babs comes from an extremely large family, she being the oldest of dozens of smaller brothers and sisters. They all live with their exceptionally tolerant mother in a flower-ringed hole in Acme forest. Babs' ears come in handy as props while doing her impressions. She can frizz them out to create a Tina Turner effect, pull them down over her head like a scarf for a woebegone little waif, or twirl them around her head in an elaborate turban. {pagebreak} QUOTABLES: "Do you like my ears better up or down?" "I'm heeeeeeeeeerrreeee!" "Get a life!" "What colour is the sky in that little world of yours?" "Oh, can we talk?" "Don't I have just the cutest toes?" "I look mahhhvalous!" [ well, they seem to have used these all up in one go.. ] AUDITION COPY BABS: (sings as Dolly Parton) On the road again! I'm so glad to be on the road, again! (as herself) I'm heeeere! Wait a sec, this doesn't look like the Kalamazoo Carrot Convention. But then, what does? So where, pray tell, is here--? Welcome to Tasmania!?! Hmmm, musta taken a wrong turn in Piscataway. Oh well, might as well have lunch-er-rouski. (as Katherine Hepburn) It's a lovely day for a picnic, raaaaallly it is. (as herself) Let's see - carrot juice, carrot salad, carrot chips, carrot cake. Picking up on a theme here? (screaming) AUGHHHH! I broke a nail! (aside) Don't cha just hate when that happens? [ I'm sure I recognise that from somewhere - Dapper Diz, no? Then again, only bits of it. Or my memory might be wrong. Or something else entirely.] {picture of Babs, facing full on, smiling, ears both cocked to her -------------------------------8< SNIP! >8------------------------------- ******************************************************************************** ** Julie Hazeltine *"When I am finished here, I am going ** ** (TinyToon Fanatic) * to have a nervous breakdown... ** ** * I have worked hard for it, ** ** UNIVERSITY at Buffalo * I DESERVE it.... ** ** * ** ** V050lp7c@ubvms * And you CAN'T stop me!! ** ******************************************************************************** From: (WARNING--->NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ABOUT TO OCCUR) Date: 26 Oct 92 20:06:00 GMT Newsgroups: Subject: Audition Copy-Babs & Buster -A Comedy team -----------------------------------8< SNIP! >8-------------------------------- {Title Page} {1/3 down page, centered between pictures of Buster (left, sitting with legs folded, right hand on ground, chewing on a carrot held in right hand) and Babs (right, standing, hands clasped below chin) - both smiling, looking 'out' at reader} Tiny Toon Adventures {horizontal line - 'floor' Buster and Babs are sitting/standing on} {centered} CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS AND AUDITION COPY {bottom of page, centered} WARNER BROS. ANIMATION (c) {centered again} Revised 7/10/90 [ So they hadn't worked out the voices then; it's noticeable in some of the audition copy that at least parts of some episodes had been written before casting voices for the characters. What this actually means, or if it's out of the ordinary, I don't know. ] {page break} {centered, 1/3 down page} _TINY TOON ADVENTURES_ _VOICES_ In the case of each character, we're looking for distinctive "signature" voices. We invite the voice over artists to play around with the voices in their repertoire in order to find a new, unique voice for each character. We are _not_ looking for exact sound alikes of the old Warners cartoon characters, but the voice artists may want to apply some of the attitudes and speech patterns of the old characters to these new personalities. [ Well, I can't think of anyone who sounds exactly like the 'original' characters, so they seem to have succeeded here. ] {page break} _BUSTER AND BABS: A COMEDY TEAM_ Buster and Babs Bunny (no relation!) are the stars of "Tiny Toon Adventures." In each half hour, we share their lives in Acme Acres, where they are the most visible and vocal denizens. Yes, Plucky, Hamton, Elmyra, Fifi and Shirley often share the spotlight with out hosts in some wild adventure or another, but we generally find Buster and Babs at the center of the storm. [What about Furrball? Monty? Elmyra?] When Buster and Babs introduce themselves as Buster Bunny and Babs Bunny, they say in unison: "No relation." Like any good comedy team, Buster and Babs play off each other. Babs is a wild, free spirit who gets her laughs by pulling out all the stops. Buster cooly hangs back and gets the big laugh by raising a knowing eyebrow or making a sly comment to the camera, or by quietly, secretly, upstaging his energetic costar. Buster and Babs are best friends, and have been for a long time. _Someday_ they may get a romance going; but they're still a little young for that now. Any amorous by-play between the two of them is strictly for a laugh. [ And I guess that settles _that_ little conundrum.. ] Although each of them is quite unpredictable, particularly when together, Buster and Babs do have a number of running gags. When Buster gets irritated with Babs he calls her Barbara Anne Bunny, which she _hates_. The pair often appear as "The Vanderbunnies," rich preppies who have "just dropped in from the Hamptons." They act bored and indifferent about everything. This bit always works on Monty, who is convinced they're as rich as he is. [ Well, the Barbara Anne schtick seems to have faded pretty much away; yes, it's there, but nothing like as often as this seems to suggest. Then again, the Vanderbunnies are there often enough. And yes, that is how they spelled Hamptons. ] {picture of Babs (left, hands behind back, full face, smiling 'out', ears up) and Buster (holding carrot in right hand pointing at Babs, left hand on hip, 3/4 face, again looking 'out'.) } -------------------------------8< SNIP! >8------------------------------------- ******************************************************************************** ** Julie Hazeltine *"When I am finished here, I am going ** ** (TinyToon Fanatic) * to have a nervous breakdown... ** ** * I have worked hard for it, ** ** UNIVERSITY at Buffalo * I DESERVE it.... ** ** * ** ** V050lp7c@ubvms * And you CAN'T stop me!! ** ******************************************************************************** From drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Fri Oct 30 11:27:35 1992 Path:!rutgers!noao!asuvax!!!!!agate!!!!bigboote.WPI.EDU!hikita.WPI.EDU!drwho From: drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Newsgroups: Subject: MORE Audition Copy Message-ID: <1crnpnINNr4k@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Date: 30 Oct 92 16:27:35 GMT References: <1cnh4qINN2eu@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Organization: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lines: 34 NNTP-Posting-Host: From: Newsgroups: Subject: CG 17 - Little Beeper/Bookworm (repost) Message-ID: <> Date: 4 Jul 92 19:14:30 -0500 Organization: Carnegie Mellon Computer Club Lines: 29 {pagebreak} _LITTLE BEEPER_ Little Beeper is a speed demon, a natural athlete, a bolt of lightening in tennis shoes. He is the fastest student at Acme Loo. His natural instincts always triumph over Calamity Coyote's cerebral schemes; what's more, his speed and grace make it seem easy. And he knows it. Like any good athlete, Little Beeper watches what he eats; unlike calamity, who watches what he'd _like_ to eat zoom off into the distance. Speaks solely in sound-effects. {picture of Beeper, looking to left, tongue stuck out.} _BOOKWORM_ This cute little worm crawls around Acme Acres, reading his books and trying to avoid becoming Sweetie's dinner. He can often be found going through the shelves at the Acme Looniversity. He is extremely well read; one can always find him reading a book, and then swallowing it up when he's through. Books are his primary source of nourishment. Bookworm is a mute character except for a few gulps and chewing sounds. {picture of Bookworm, facing right, hands behind back, smiling} From: (WARNING--->NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ABOUT TO OCCUR) Date: 26 Oct 92 20:12:00 GMT Newsgroups: Subject: Audition Copy - Buster ----------------------------------8< SNIP! >8------------------------------- {pagebreak} _BUSTER_ {and scribbled on this page, 'Ferris Bueller'} Buster is the epitome of the 'rabbit next door'... with an attitude. He is the series' star and co-host, constantly commenting on the action and making asides to the audience. [star? So what do the surveys know, anyway.. ] Buster is a winner, a high-energy teen with lots of ideas and dreams. He is what every kid wants to be: a fun-loving mischief-maker who gets away with just about everything. He has the sassiness of Bugs Bunny, but has to work a little harder because he's younger and still learning. He has the energy, enthusiasm and resourcefulness of Andy Hardy which carries him through all troubles he encounters. Buster is able to talk just about _anybody_ into just about _anything_. He's an instigator. He knows how to stir things up, and how to talk his pals into engaging in some wild scheme or adventure. He knows everyone in Acme Acres, and he knows them _better_ than they know themselves. He's the common friend who ties together his eccentric palls -- Babs, Plucky, Hamton, Shirley and Fifi. He is constantly pointing out the amusing oddities of each of the characters. Buster has reoccuring conflicts with Elmyra, who wants to hug and love him to death; Montana Max, who wants to bully him; and Plucky Duck, who wants to steal his spotlight. He tolerates Plucky's ego because he recognises the duck's lovable side. [Monty == bully? Hmmm. Not that I've noticed particularly; greedy, yes, but bullying? Ho well - see what they say in his section, I suppose.] Buster's the little guy who pokes fun at authority, the pomposity, and egotism of those who take themselves too seriously. He is not mean or malicious; that is, he would never try to hurt someone's feelings. Although Buster, as the group leader, drags his pals into outrageous adventures for the sake of a good time, sometimes it's for the sake of someone who needs help. Buster stands up for the weak and helpless. He'll go to battle when some 'little guy' is being abused by a heavy. Declares Buster: 'Why don't ya pick on someone your own shoe-size?" Buster's victories will be victories for the audience as well. [erm.. when? Fowlmouth, I suppose, and the dinosaur, but that's about all that I can think of. (ignoring Mr Popular, who doesn't really count as far as I can see.) ] Buster's ears are like two extra limbs. He can run on them, throw with them, play "guess who" with them, and do any other schtick one could imagine. [they seem to have missed out on this one to any real degree, as well.] At school, Buster maintains a B+ average; he studies hard, but would never admit it to his friends. His favourite class is "Wisecracks 101," taught by his hero and mentor, Bugs Bunny. Buster is popular with his classmates and a star on their sporting teams. He's Student Council President, and has been voted "most likely to drive the faculty nuts." [hero and mentor. No relation.. another one sorted out..] {pagebreak} He's fascinated by the lack of redeeming social values in his enemies. To Buster, the wild eccentricities of these heavies are "a total crack-up." Occasionally, a foe insults or attacks Buster's honor. "It's time to party -- Buster style!" declares the rabbit. The enemy doesn't stand a chance against the quick-witted Buster. [ Hmm. I can only think of that used once; not sure of the name of the short, but it was actually /at/ Monty's birthday party so it makes more sense there than in general.] QUOTABLES: "Very Nineties." "It's time to party, Buster-style!" "Now it's personal." "Get a life." "This is more fun than a rabbit oughta have." "Are we working from the same script?" "I really should have come to rehearsals." "I meant to do that." (after he trips) "Rope it in, Babs. Tie it down. Tape it back." "Don't worry - be sappy." [ One of those I can remember being used - have I missed any? (missing episodes, I suppose) ] _AUDITION COPY_ BUSTER: (singing) Ya know I heard it through the grapevine. How much longer will ya be mine? Whooo! (stops suddenly, noticing audience) Oh, hi, Toonsters! Buster Bunny here. Boy, are we gonna bust the barriers of fun today! This'll be better than one of those _duck_ shows where they search for gold of something. It's that good! (Western accent) So, let's head 'em up and move 'em out. Yeeeehaaa! Cartooooooons, ho!! (melodramatically) The walls are closing in on me! I can't breath. (gasp) It's getting dark. Darker! (coughs) I'm going... Going... Going... (as auctioneer) Gone! Sold to the main in the bad toupee! (laughs) {picture of Buster, hands in 'pockets', feet together at ankles, pointing apart. Left ear up, right ear horizontal, smiling; 3/4 face.} ----------------------------------8< SNIP! >8------------------------------- ******************************************************************************** ** Julie Hazeltine *"When I am finished here, I am going ** ** (TinyToon Fanatic) * to have a nervous breakdown... ** ** * I have worked hard for it, ** ** UNIVERSITY at Buffalo * I DESERVE it.... ** ** V050lp7c@ubvms * And you CAN'T stop me!! ** ******************************************************************************** From drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Fri Oct 30 11:28:17 1992 Path:!rutgers!rochester!cornell!batcomputer!caen!!!!bigboote.WPI.EDU!hikita.WPI.EDU!drwho From: drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Newsgroups: Subject: MORE Audition Copy Message-ID: <1crnr1INNr54@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Date: 30 Oct 92 16:28:17 GMT References: <1cnh4qINN2eu@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Organization: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lines: 67 NNTP-Posting-Host: From: Newsgroups: Subject: CG 18 - Classic WB cast (repost) Message-ID: <> Date: 4 Jul 92 19:14:44 -0500 Organization: Carnegie Mellon Computer Club Lines: 65 {pagebreak} _THE CLASSIC WARNER BROTHERS CAST_ Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the rest of the old gand will make cameo appearances in "Tiny Toon Adventures." Generally, they appear at the Acme Looniversity, where they instruct this new generation in the art of cartoon mayhem. There are safe-dropping classes, tips onrunning through walls, bug-eyed-take demonstrations, film clips of the old stars in action and everything else needed for an education in Warner-style cartoon comedy. When a Tiny Toon character is having a particularly hard time in a short, that character is sent to a classroom for a special tutorial session with their classic counterpart. For instance, if Montana Max is failing miserably at outwitting Buster Bunny, Yosemite Sam will be there to point out the problem and give him specific advice to overcome it. _BUGS BUNNY_ Teaches "Wisecracks 101," and "Advanced Hunter Heckling," and is University Principal. Buster's favourite teacher. _DAFFY DUCK_ Handles the "Wild Takes" class, and "Beak Surgery." Plucky's favourite teacher." [sic] _YOSEMITE SAM_ Teaches "Varmint Blastime for Beginners," and "How to be a Class Clown's Foil." Monty's favourite teacher. _FOGHORN LEGHORN_ Teaches "Hound-teasing tricks," "Dog Obedience," and serves as Contact Sports Coach. _ELMER FUDD_ Teaches "Cartoon Wogic" and "Introduction to Wabbits." Elmyra's favourite teacher. _TASMANIAN DEVIL_ Teaches "Mayhem 300," "Search & Devour." Dizzy's favourite teacher. _WILE E. COYOTE_ Teaches "Falling," "Advance Explosives," and "Acme Consumer/Product Awareness." Calamity Coyote's favourite teacher. _PORKY PIG_ Teaches "Cartoon Props and How to Use Them," "Oral Interpretation," and "Sidekicks for Saps." Hamton's favourite teacher. _GRANNY_ The school secretary and nurse. Occasional substitute teacher. _PEPE LE PEW_ Teaches "Romance Languages," and "The Basics of Bad Accents." Fifi's favourite teacher. From drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Fri Oct 30 11:25:17 1992 Path:!rutgers!rochester!cornell!batcomputer!caen!uunet!!!bigboote.WPI.EDU!hikita.WPI.EDU!drwho From: drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Newsgroups: Subject: MORE Audition Copy Message-ID: <1crnldINNr1f@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Date: 30 Oct 92 16:25:17 GMT References: <1cnh4qINN2eu@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Organization: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lines: 34 NNTP-Posting-Host: From: Newsgroups: Subject: CG 15 - Concord Condor (repost) Message-ID: <> Date: 4 Jul 92 19:13:47 -0500 Organization: Carnegie Mellon Computer Club Lines: 27 {pagebreak} _CONCORD CONDOR_ [who? Not seen him at all in any of the episodes we've had so far..] Concord is a bashful, not-too-bright yet somehow lovable young buzzard... With a 'Mortimer Snerd' voice and gullible demeanour. Slow on the uptake, Concord rarely does anything on his own accord. Most often, he needs prompting from another character like Buster or Babs. AUDITION COPY CONCORD: (dopey) Nope... Nope... Nope. I couldn't do that... That would be 'barrasing... (bashful) Aw, gee wiz... Yuk, Yuk. You're just pullin' my tail feathers... (confused) Duh.. Where'd ya go? {picture of Concord (I assume) facing to left, looking dopey} From drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Fri Oct 30 11:24:30 1992 Path:!rutgers!rochester!cornell!batcomputer!caen!uunet!!!bigboote.WPI.EDU!hikita.WPI.EDU!drwho From: drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Newsgroups: Subject: MORE Audition Copy Message-ID: <1crnjuINNr0i@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Date: 30 Oct 92 16:24:30 GMT References: <1cnh4qINN2eu@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Organization: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lines: 72 NNTP-Posting-Host: From: Newsgroups: Subject: CG 14 - Dizzy Devil (repost) Message-ID: <> Date: 4 Jul 92 19:13:34 -0500 Organization: Carnegie Mellon Computer Club Lines: 66 {pagebreak} _DIZZY DEVIL_ Dizzy is a rowdy, hyperactive ball of fur and teeth. Born permanently hungry, Dizzy is always on the lookout for something to eat, be it a box of pizza rolls or one of his classmates from Acme Loo. To Dizzy, most of the other animals are potential food sources. Dizzy Devil is Acme Acres resident party animal, always on the lookout for a happenning gig to crash. The other characters know this, and try to keep their parties a secret, but somehow Dizzy always finds out. Once there, he's the beast that won't leave, that one last annoying guest who's still blaring the stereo and dancing on the furniture long after the hosts have gone to bed. Dizzy loves having a good time, raising a racket and eating to excess. Turn-offs include Quiet Zones, watching calories, easy listning stations and wise-cracking rabbits who won't let Dizzy catch them. Dizzy tries to eat his way through anything, trees, buildings, mountains... you name it! He's a junk food junkie. Dizzy's long wet tongue is forever hanging out of his mouth. It's so long that it sometimes strapes against the ground... When spinning, Dizzy sometimes gets tandled up in it! A junior version of the Tasmaniain [sic] Devil, Dizzy is the ID of a kid. He does everything bad that has ever crossed a kid's mind. But, while most kids have brakes, this guy does not. The Tasmanian Devil often offers Dizzy moronic and indecipherable tutorials at Acme Loo. Dizzy speaks in mono-syllabic thoughts. {pagebreak} AUDITION COPY DIZZY DEVIL: (in his whirling dervish mode, he stops and looks around) #%"$&"%*"*("("!!&&"(&*)(*-)+"!! (seeing a rabbit) &"%&%!!! Bunny yummy!!! $#$##@!! (gets bonked on the head) %$$#%&()+)!!! Ouch*&"%"%$$%#!! (angrier, then suddenly dumbfounded) ##$e%!!!$$#%$"$"%&"%&" Huh?!!! (seeing pretty girl and flirting) @%$#%$% Woo woo! @%##"%"% Babe!! (Dialogue) Dizzy on a strict liquid and rabbit diet! @ @@Q3@@-@@"!!! [and I'd just like to point out that those sfx are the exact same sfx as in the guide. And they were less then fun to type in.. That's dedication for you. ] {picture of Dizzy, leaning slightly forwards, mouth gaping open and tongue lolling out, arms out to sides and fingers ready to grab} From: (WARNING--->NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ABOUT TO OCCUR) Date: 26 Oct 92 20:22:00 GMT Newsgroups: Subject: Audition Copy- ---------------------------------8< SNIP! >8---------------------------------- {pagebreak} _ELMYRA_ At heart, Elmyra is a sweet little girl. She has a deep love for animals, but generally cuddles and loves them to death. Literally. She leaves a trail of destruction wherever she goes. Elmyra means well, but she is oblivious to the trouble she causes. Anyone who allows her to help them is courting sure disaster. Elmyra herself never gets harmed by her ineptness, but it boomerangs back on whoever's unlucky enough to be near her. She has rare moments when she's semi-aware that things haven't gone as she'd planned; usually when a pet runs away from her or someone shouts at her for messing something up. Then Elmyra bursts into heartbreaking sobs. Elmyra lives in a nice, suburban home. The place is fairly average except for the piles of discarded pet toys littering the yard and the seven or eight abandoned doghouses and kitty baskets. Elmyra's pets are constantly escaping in terror. Elmyra has a big crush on Montana Max. She's sure that Monty calls her a "bug-faced little dweeb" because he's too shy to admit his real feelings for her. No matter how many times her 'Monty-Wonty' pushes her away, Elmyra remains convinced that he feels nothing but undying love for her. Elmyra thinks of all the animal characters as cute, cuddly things for her to love... Except for Hamton, who she thinks is a dirty piggie-wiggie in need of a good bath. Elmyra thinks life is 'cute', and she has 'cutesy' names for everything. Rabbits are "hippety-hops," Plucky is "Mr. Quack Quack"... et cetera. She is sweetness to the point of dementia. {pagebreak} QUOTABLES: "I love you to pieces!" "That's ginger-peach-a-roon-a-reachie-keen!" "I only wanted to help!" "Bunnies! I love bunnies!" "I loose more pets that way!" [sic] AUDITION COPY ELMYRA: (singing) Oh where oh where have my animals gone, oh where oh where can they be? (speaking to audience) Oh, hello, I'm Elmyra and I'm searching for a furry little pet to cuddle and squeeze and hug and kiss and love to _pieces_ (she sees Buster Bunny) Oooooh, a bunny! I really loooove bunnies. They're so cute! I'm gonna take you home and make you my very favourite little hippety hop. (yelling after escaped rabbit) Hey, come back bunny! (crying) Waaaaaaah! Bunny went bye-bye! Waaaaaaah! {picture of Elmyra, hands clasped in below chin, looking offscreen to right adoringly.} ---------------------------------8< SNIP! >8---------------------------------- ******************************************************************************** ** Julie Hazeltine *"When I am finished here, I am going ** ** (TinyToon Fanatic) * to have a nervous breakdown... ** ** * I have worked hard for it, ** ** UNIVERSITY at Buffalo * I DESERVE it.... ** ** V050lp7c@ubvms * And you CAN'T stop me!! ** ******************************************************************************** From: (WARNING--->NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ABOUT TO OCCUR) Date: 26 Oct 92 20:17:00 GMT Newsgroups: Subject: Audition Copy- Fifi ----------------------------------8< SNIP! >8---------------------------------- {pagebreak} _FIFI_ Our skunkette whose fumes can be lethal. When Fifi falls in love, she goes to town. She pursues her would-be suitor with wreckless abandon. She'll do anything to snare her prey. She buys new clothes and expensive perfumes, but nothing seems to work. She never seems to get the guy. Fifi is a skunk, and she stinks to high heaven. Love brings out the aroma in Fifi. [well, that's /that/ settled.. :) ] She is somewhat of a feminist, and believes that there is nothing a boy can do that she couldn't do just as well. Babs, Shirley, and Fifi are all close friends. They hand out together and tend to goof off a lot. Fifi can use her long fluffy tail for a number of things including a pillow, pom-poms, a furry boa, or a snare for some luckless 'suitor'. Fifi lives in an abandoned pink Cadillac at the Acme junkyard. She can often be found lounging on her bed, listening to music and snacking on bon-bons, waiting for a potential love interest to come her way. She speaks with a French accent, often mixing languages. {pagebreak} [no quotables] AUDITION COPY FIFI: (smitten) Oooooh... my totally awesome beau, you are like ripe brie in my arms... (kiss, kiss) (surprised) What's this? My juggling gigolo wants to play hide and go seem? --- I am almost finding you, my little pepperoni of passion... (hurt and rejected) Where are you, my little burger de fromage? Your French-fried tomatoe is missing you! ... Alone again! Poor, poor Fifi. No one loves you. Le boo! Le hoo! Le boo hoo. [hmm.. I seem to recognise this one as well..] {picture of Fifi, tail raised behind her back, facing us, hands clasped below chin, smiling, hair flopped over her right eye.} ----------------------------------8< SNIP! >8---------------------------------- ******************************************************************************** ** Julie Hazeltine *"When I am finished here, I am going ** ** (TinyToon Fanatic) * to have a nervous breakdown... ** ** * I have worked hard for it, ** ** UNIVERSITY at Buffalo * I DESERVE it.... ** ** V050lp7c@ubvms * And you CAN'T stop me!! ** ******************************************************************************** From drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Fri Oct 30 11:26:44 1992 Path:!rutgers!bellcore!walter!uunet!!!bigboote.WPI.EDU!hikita.WPI.EDU!drwho From: drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Newsgroups: Subject: MORE Audition Copy Message-ID: <1crno4INNr3i@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Date: 30 Oct 92 16:26:44 GMT References: <1cnh4qINN2eu@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Organization: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lines: 40 NNTP-Posting-Host: From: Newsgroups: Subject: CG 16 - Calamity Coyote/Furrball (repost) Message-ID: <> Date: 4 Jul 92 19:14:03 -0500 Organization: Carnegie Mellon Computer Club Lines: 34 {pagebreak} _FURRBALL_ A pathetic, feline version of Chaplin's tramp. Furrball is afraid of everything. He's a scaredy cat. Flea-ridden Furrball lives on the street where he is most often a comic victim. His primary goal in life is to find a home. Furrball tends to represent the epitome of 'pathos'. Occassionally, Furrball will find a temporary home, only to become entangled with the likes of Elmyra, Sweetie or Sneezer; all of which send him running back to the streets! He speaks _very_ rarely, except for a few typical cat sounds. {picture of Furrball, looking to right, somewhat surprisedly} _CALAMITY COYOTE_ Calamity Coyote is a techno-wiz prodigy. He's a young genius with a knack for jerry-rigging any toy into an instrument of destruction. Little Beeper, the object of his pursuit, is always one step ahead... His experiments generally start out brilliantly, then conclude by blowing up in the coyote's face. Still, the little coyote has perseverance. He gets back on his feet, only to trip right over them again. Calamity is jealous of Beeper's athletic prowess, and lives for the day when he can catch the fleet-footed bird. To that end, the coyote employs a wide array of roadrunner catching devices which he orders from the Acme Shopping Network. Calamity is almost completely mute. {picture of Calamity, arms folded across chest, looking cheerfully to right} From drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Fri Oct 30 11:22:56 1992 Path:!rutgers!rochester!cornell!batcomputer!caen!uunet!!!bigboote.WPI.EDU!hikita.WPI.EDU!drwho From: drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Newsgroups: Subject: MORE Audition Copy Message-ID: <1crnh0INNqtm@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Date: 30 Oct 92 16:22:56 GMT References: <1cnh4qINN2eu@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Organization: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lines: 72 NNTP-Posting-Host: From: Newsgroups: Subject: CG 12 - Gogo Dodo (repost) Message-ID: <> Date: 4 Jul 92 19:13:07 -0500 Organization: Carnegie Mellon Computer Club Lines: 65 {pagebreak} _GOGO DODO_ Gogo is a cute but zany dodo bird. He resides in Wackyland, a confused, Dali-esque realm where bizarre backgrounds change every second, and denizens include guant eyeballs, Picasso-styled faces, and zanies with their heads on upside down. A pure cartoon character, Gogo Dodo is the last of his species. He is a living non-sequitur, the unofficial Wackyland goodwill ambassador, ready to disorient any Acme Acres resident who wanders into his bizarre territory. When the Toons are feeling adventurous, they enter Wackyland. The speedy bird takes them on a whirlwind tour of this crazy zone. Cavorting improbably against the fantastic Wackylandscape, Gogo Dodo shatters every rule of animation. Reality isn't in his bag of tricks. Gogo Dodo is Wackyland's transfer student to Acme Looniversity. Gogo operates by his own set of rules, which means no rules. The crazy dodo is liable to turn up in rowing a rubber raft through the halls of the Looniversity, ice-skating in mid-air, drawing doors on the wall and squeezing himself through the key hole, or tugning himself inside out and parading around as a No-pest strip. The only character with whom Gogo relates is Babs; they have a similar 'anything goes' personality. He has a silly voice that draws little distinction between words and a lot of "Gerald Mc Boinb Boing" style sound effects. {pagebreak} QUOTABLES: "Vo, do, do, dee, oh... !" AUDITION COPY GOGO DODO: (singing "Tutti Frutti") Tutti fruiti! Oh Rudy! Tutti fruiti! Oh Rudy! Tutti fruiti! Oh Rudy! A womp bop-a-lu-la a lom-bam-boom! (in normal voice) Ya gotta get up early if ya wanna be awake. And you can take that to the bank, pal! (laughs) (he makes the sound of a car starting) Outa my way! Coming through! Beep-beep! (sound of screeching breaks [sic] ) (rambling) The white zone is for the loading and unloading of green and red zones only. (barking) Please leave a message at the sound of the (siren) everybody limbo!!! (goofy laughter) {picture of Gogo, facing to right} From: (WARNING--->NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ABOUT TO OCCUR) Date: 26 Oct 92 20:19:00 GMT Newsgroups: Subject: Audition Copy Hamton ---------------------------------8< SNIP! >8----------------------------------- {pagebreak} _HAMTON_ Our innocent patsy and 'straight man' piglet. He's good natured, gullible and naively optimistic. He is like a good little scout who tries to obey all the rules. Hamton is a highly intelligent, anal-retentive pig with a food-fetish. He's a worrier who's scared of the world. Shy to a fault, he has low self-esteem. Every situation that requires a decision fills Hamton with dread. He's riddled with doubt, and waffles forever over even the smallest choice. {written here: Potential!} Hamton loves to eat. He is usually found in the cafeteria, pigging out, with an enormous tray of food in front of him. He is a neatness freak; his favourite pastime is dusting. Hamton enjoys school, homework, the library, fitting in, and making a good impression. Turn-offs include sloppiness and people who believe the old stereotype of pigs as slovenly mudwallowers. Hamton is a polite pig with a heart of gold. He really likes everybody and can't believe that anyone would take advantage of him or wish him ill. This makes him easy fodder for Plucky. {written here: Or Max!} Hamton is constantly being taken advantage of by his best friend, Plucky, who can talk him into just about anything. In the Plucky 'movie parodies', Hamton can invariably be found as the duck's sidekick. While Plucky fights big battles against enormous odds, Hamton takes on the annoying little battles of everyday life. For example, in his kitchen, the pig battles three singing roaches. Hamton is intensely loyal. When a horrible monster has the Toons trapped, Hamton will step forward and try to reason with the beast. He always comes to the fore when his friends are in danger; though he is likely to faint after the fighting is over. Hamton is square. He isn't up on the latest dances or music. He doesn't know the hip jargon. More likely to quote Shakespeare than Springsteen, he is a classicist. This, too, makes him the butt of Plucky's ruthless ribbing. Having two left hooves doesn't help much, either. Hamton's home at the Acme Farm is a perfectly maintained little house, clean and pretty, with a few stepping stones leading from the edge of his tiny front lawn and garden across the larger, disgusting mud wallow. {pagebreak} QUOTABLES: "When do we eat?" "Cleanliness is next to hogliness." "When's lunch?" AUDITION COPY HAMTON: Let's see, I'd like a tub of popcorn, with extra butter, six orders of nachos, and a trough o' slop to go, please. Thank you very much. Mmmm, this is really going to hit the... (suddenly screaming) UH-OH! IT CAN'T BE! NOT THAT! ANYTHING BUT THAT! AHHHHHH! (suddenly relieved) Oh, excuse me. For a second there, I thought you forgot the extra butter. (laugh) (singing "Swinging on a Star") Would you like to swing on a star, carry moonbeames home in a jar. And be better off than you are. Or would you rather be a pig? {picture of Hamton, facing full on, looking kinda worried/sad, hands by sides.} ---------------------------------8< SNIP! >8----------------------------------- ******************************************************************************** ** Julie Hazeltine *"When I am finished here, I am going ** ** (TinyToon Fanatic) * to have a nervous breakdown... ** ** * I have worked hard for it, ** ** UNIVERSITY at Buffalo * I DESERVE it.... ** ** V050lp7c@ubvms * And you CAN'T stop me!! ** ******************************************************************************** From: (WARNING--->NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ABOUT TO OCCUR) Date: 26 Oct 92 20:25:00 GMT Newsgroups: Subject: Audition Copy- Montana Max ------------------------------------8< SNIP! >8--------------------------------- {pagebreak} _MONTANA MAX_ Montana Max is a bullying, cowardly spoiled rich kid who throws world-class temper tantrums. Very bossy and abrasive. The kid you will have forever. He's stupid and greedy, and easy to fleece by anyone with half a brain. His pastimes include counting his capital, landscape deforestation, and rabbit stomping. Monty enjoys cheating in all forms of competition, oppressing the weak, terrorizing the timid, masterminding hostile takeovers and watching the compound interest rate climb past twenty percent. Monty hates fair play, honesty, and people who stand up to him. He delights in using his vast fortune to bring misery to others, particularly Buster and Babs. He'll spend any amount of money to spoil their fun, but most often winds up bankrupting himself in the process. Monty is the perfect foil for Buster. The sawed-off bully's temper is matched only by his greed, and Buster is always able to bilk some fast bucks out of Monty. Deep down, Monty is very insecure and sometimes fears no one likes him. He's right, of course, and occasionally feels the need to call "Acme Rent-a-Friend." Although he yells most of the time, sometimes we get glimpses of the real kid beneath the temper. He lives in the grandest mansion in Acme Acres. The grounds include swimming pools, tennis courts, stables and the like. It's the kind of place that would make Donald Trump envious. It has signs which read "Poverty Stinks." and "Charity Workers Will Be Shot." Monty's goal in life is to bring misery into the life of happy-go-lucky Buster. He's not particularly fond of anyone in Acme Acres, for that matter... He thinks Babs is a scatterbrain, and his only use for Plucky is as a pawn in one of his devious plots. He thinks Elmyra is a drippy little nerd, but will occasionally call her into service to help him pester Buster and Babs. Elmyra loves the attention, figuring her 'boyfriend' has come around and appreciates her at last. {pagebreak} QUOTABLES: "You can't do this to me! I'm rich!" "Make my day, rabbit!" "Ask me if I care!" AUDITION COPY: MONTANA MAX: Nobody calls Montana Max a mal- adjusted munchkin and gets away with it! I'll buy up the ground under their feet and get them arrested for trespassing. (scheming) That's it! I'll use my allowance to buy _all_ of Acme Acres. Nobody has more power than a landlord! (maniacal chuckle) (throwing a tantrum) Whattaya mean Acme Acres isn't for sale! I want it, I want it, I want it! Waaaaaaaaaaah! {picture of Monty, leaning to right legs astride, pointing at something offscreen, shouting angrily.} ------------------------------------8< SNIP! >8--------------------------------- ******************************************************************************** ** Julie Hazeltine *"When I am finished here, I am going ** ** (TinyToon Fanatic) * to have a nervous breakdown... ** ** * I have worked hard for it, ** ** UNIVERSITY at Buffalo * I DESERVE it.... ** ** V050lp7c@ubvms * And you CAN'T stop me!! ** ******************************************************************************** From: (WARNING--->NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ABOUT TO OCCUR) Date: 26 Oct 92 20:14:00 GMT Newsgroups: Subject: Audition Copy - Plucky Duck --------------------------------------8< SNIP! >8------------------------------- {pagebreak} _PLUCKY DUCK_ Plucky Duck is a hyper-active and egocentric young duck. He's lovable due to his innate wackiness and his tragic and comic flaws. Plucky is driven by blind ambition. He has big dreams of wealth, fame, and power. But he's so desperate to get them that he always falls victim to his own wild schemes. Plucky has the uncensored mind of a child; he's all selfishness and irrational imagination. Plucky always thinks he knows best or thinks he is the best. He always has an angle, always has a scheme to dodge work or responsibility. He rarely studies and finishes his homework five minutes before the bell, if at all. He is easily frustrated and quick to give up. He's insanely jealous, both of Buster's coolness and Monty's bank account. Plucky thinks he's just as smart as Buster, or even smarter, but while Buster wins out in every situation, Plucky inevitably screws up. But Plucky never gives up because he is devoid of any objective self-knowledge. He's a smorgasbord of emotions, all of them beyond his control. He is jealous, excitable, miserable, vengeful... all in a kaleidoscopic way, without a beat between conflicting emotions. Plucky envisions himself as a crusader for what's good; that is, what's good for Plucky Duck. He wants to be a star and would do anything to take over Buster's hosting chores. He often stars in movie and television parodies when he's not acting as the "Toxic Revenger" or cajoling his pal Hamton into some lame-brained scheme. Plucky imagines himself to be brilliantly adept at everything, yet he constantly overestimates his own abilities and falls flat on his bill. Whenever Plucky is attacked or in an explosion, his beak is rearranged on his head. A strong sneeze can also send his beak flying. Feathers fly when he's furious. And when his temper explodes, he breaks into wild 'quacking fits'. Plucky is a fast talker, but the only character he can con is the most gullible character in Acme Acres, Hamton. Buster is wise to Plucky, but will sometimes play along just to turn the tables. Invariably, Plucky ends up as the victim of his own con. {pagebreak} QUOTABLES: "Give me a break!" "Why me?" "Just my luck!" AUDITION COPY PLUCKY: (singing to the tune of "I'll Be Watching You") Every move I make, every breath I take, I'll be watching ME! (a big wet kiss: SMACK!) You adorable duck, you! (relaxed) Ah, nothing like a nice relaxin' dip in the 'ol duck pond. Hey, what the-? (disgusted) YUCK! PTOOEY! ICHHHH! YUCK! (steamed) Alright, what wiseguy polluted my pond? Well, whoever is responsibubble will have to answer to ME!! (overly heroic) The one and only TOXIC REVENGER! Champion of the environment, nature lover and... (delighted) All around swell guy! {picture of Plucky, facing to right, chest thrown out, standing 'on tiptoes' to increase stature, smirking} --------------------------------------8< SNIP! >8------------------------------- ******************************************************************************** ** Julie Hazeltine *"When I am finished here, I am going ** ** (TinyToon Fanatic) * to have a nervous breakdown... ** ** * I have worked hard for it, ** ** UNIVERSITY at Buffalo * I DESERVE it.... ** ** V050lp7c@ubvms * And you CAN'T stop me!! ** ******************************************************************************** From: (WARNING--->NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ABOUT TO OCCUR) Date: 26 Oct 92 20:26:00 GMT Newsgroups: Subject: Audition Copy- Shirley the Loon -----------------------------------8< SNIP! >8--------------------------------- {pagebreak} _SHIRLEY THE LOON_ Shirley is a young clairvoyant waterfowl with extraordinary psychic powers. She's adept at mind reading, channeling and projecting her aura (a glowing likeness of herself with a mind of its own). Always in a state of unflappable cosmic oneness, Shirley is the spaciest Toon in Acme Acres. Many characters regard Shirley as a flake, but she takes their skepticism philosophically; "I know I'm at one with the spiritual plane. Besides, in your next lives, you're all coming back as avocadoes, so there." She is our New Age space cadet and mystic. Her head is in the clouds and her mind is in a galaxy far, far away. She's into E.S.P., telekinesis, astrology, crystals, tarot cards, tea leaves, palm reading, levitation, and reincarnation. Shirley has hundreds of past lives. You name it, Shirley has been it. The aura can float out of her body, punch somebody, then return, all while Shirley is serenely meditating. The aura sometimes lags behind, causing Shirley to lean back into a room and whistle for it. Shirley is usually sitting in a lotus position, chantiny "OHMMM" while floating several feet above the ground; while the rest of the gang tries in vain to scale a wall, Shirley simply floats over it. Known to answer questions before they're asked, Shirley is not your average Toon. Buster thinks Shirley is a hoot. Babs can relate to her; she believes in Shirley's prophecies, especially whenthey relate to romance. Monty doesn't believe in Shirley at all. Her American voice is that of a Southern California Valley Girl, 'ditsy' sounding, more likely to shop than channel. The humor in her voice characterisation should stem from a juxtaposition of extremes - this, out New Age Materialist. Shirley's voice should reflect some sort of comedic irony and include extreme teenage, coloquial proniunciations. {pagebreak} QUOTABLES: "Owha tallon iam... " "Om... Or some junk." AUDITION COPY SHIRLEY MCLOON: (meditating, then singing) Ommmm... Ommmm on the range, where the deer and the antelope play... (normal voice, shocked) Oh no! Deja vue blues! Dizzy Devil, that really lags! This is totally my picnic and you squished my little bug friend. (sympathetic) Poor little buggy. (annoyed) Like, oooooooh... Bad karma, Dizzy! You could be a bug in another life and get squished yourself, or some junk! [now where do I recognise that from.. :) ] {Picture of Shirley looking to left, smiling at something we can't see} -----------------------------------8< SNIP! >8--------------------------------- ******************************************************************************** ** Julie Hazeltine *"When I am finished here, I am going ** ** (TinyToon Fanatic) * to have a nervous breakdown... ** ** * I have worked hard for it, ** ** UNIVERSITY at Buffalo * I DESERVE it.... ** ** V050lp7c@ubvms * And you CAN'T stop me!! ** ******************************************************************************** From drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Fri Oct 30 11:23:44 1992 Path:!rutgers!usc!!destroyer!uunet!!!bigboote.WPI.EDU!hikita.WPI.EDU!drwho From: drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Newsgroups: Subject: MORE Audition Copy Message-ID: <1crnigINNqu8@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Date: 30 Oct 92 16:23:44 GMT References: <1cnh4qINN2eu@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Organization: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lines: 65 NNTP-Posting-Host: From: Newsgroups: Subject: CG 13 - Sneezer (repost) Message-ID: <> Date: 4 Jul 92 19:13:23 -0500 Organization: Carnegie Mellon Computer Club Lines: 58 {pagebreak} _SNEEZER_ Sneezer is an adorable baby mouse who explodes with horrendously loud and powerful sneezes. He can blow the leaves off trees, the stripes off zebras, and topple buildings like dominos with one of his mighty blasts. Sneezer is forever falling victim to strange allergies which send him on a sneezing binge. His allergies kick in at strange times in the most unexpected places. Sneezer relates to everyone older than him as an adult. He always refers to other characters as "Mister" or "Ma'am." He never calls anyone by name, it's always, "Hey, Mister." When Sneezer is not sneezing, he's babbling endlessly about practically nothing... His incessant chatter drives other characters up the wall. He's an inquisitive mouse with a million questions. Sneezer is too naive to immediately recognise danger, so he often innocently wanders into cat, condor, or Elmyra territory. He must then use the luck of an innocent, his strong sneezes or the help of stronger characters to survive. {pagebreak} QUOTABLES: "Bless me! I been sick." "Anyone got a hankie?" "I'm 'lergic." AUDITION COPY SNEEZER: (wide-eyed curiosity) Do you like to climb trees, huh, do ya? How many trees to you think there are in these woods? (frightened) Why, hello there Mr. Cat. My, your paw sure is soft. Except for those claws. I bet you could really hurt somebody with those sharp claws, I bet, I do. And, gosh, look at all those teeth. (Gulp) That's close enough, I can see them fine from here. (starts sniffing) I'm 'lergic to kitty cats... Ah Ah Ah... _CHEW_!!! {picture of sneezer, looking up and to left, hands behind back} From drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Fri Oct 30 11:21:54 1992 Path:!rutgers!noao!asuvax!!uunet!!!bigboote.WPI.EDU!hikita.WPI.EDU!drwho From: drwho@hikita.WPI.EDU (Eric Ant Von Laudermann) Newsgroups: Subject: MORE Audition Copy Message-ID: <1crnf2INNqsf@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Date: 30 Oct 92 16:21:54 GMT References: <1cnh4qINN2eu@bigboote.WPI.EDU> Organization: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lines: 55 NNTP-Posting-Host: From: Newsgroups: Subject: CG 11 - Sweetie (repost) Message-ID: <> Date: 5 Jul 92 00:12:16 GMT Organization: Carnegie Mellon Computer Club Lines: 47 {pagebreak} _SWEETIE_ Abandoned as an egg, Sweetie grew up tough on the inside, tender outside. Completely sweey, yet totally diabolical, our sleepy eyed baby hatchling is somewhat of a Dr. Jeckyl/Mr. Hyde. As the cutest thing on two wings, Sweetie plays her 'sweet routine' to its saccharin limits, posing coyly and acting like a flying Shirley Temple. But deep in her heart, Sweetie has the survival instincts of an urban guerilla. Sweetie has a ravenous appetite for worms, but the elusive Bookworm is much to [sic] smart to fall for her 'sweet' facade. Often the tables get turned on Sweetie and she is pursued by Furrball, who she inevitably ends up clobbering. In different cartoons, Sweetie lives in a treetop nest, in a birdhouse, or in a cage at Elmyra's house. In most of these cartoons, Furrball is chasing the little bird, who always manages to annhilate him. Sweetie uses a delicate flutter when she flies and toddles on the ground in a cute 'baby' walk. Her voice goes from sweet to tough as nails. AUDITION COPY SWEETIE: (singing "Rockin' Robin") She rocks in the treetops all day long, hoppin' and a boppin' and a-singing her song. (normal voice) Hmmm a hot dog bun... This has possibilities... (sweetly and deviously) Here, wormy-wormy. Look at what Sweetie has just for little old you... your own nice and comfy worm bed. (chuckle) Don't be afraid, it's whole wheat! (screaming) You coward! Get back here! (sweet again) Oh well! {picture of Sweetie, facing us, smiling smugly}


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