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Newsgroups: alt.tv.tiny-toon,rec.arts.animation From: synth@deepthought.unm.edu (Synth F. Oberheim) Subject: Tiny Toon Adventures REFERENCE GUIDE (2 of 3) (HUGE!) Message-ID: Date: Thu, 17 Dec 92 07:59:59 GMT Organization: SynthMedia Productions Ltd -- Now Appearing Nightly With DON HO Keywords: reference guide, credits, comments, reviews, episode index Lines: 1821 #155: A DITCH IN TIME Airdate: 11/9/90 { Hey kids! It's another Must See Episode(tm)! -ed. } Written by Wayne Kaatz, Art Vitello, Bruce Timm & Douglas McCarthy Storyboards by Bruce Timm & Douglas McCarthy Directed by Art Vitello [ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Monty, Dizzy, prehistoric versions of everyone but Plucky, Elmyra cameos: Shirley & Foghorn ] [ Spielberg sure has a thing about time. I bet he either had a bit to do with this one, or they did it as a homage. Note the "ILM" order forms as Plucky falls through time. { Or, as someone else pointed out, they might be *bills* for all the time vortex SFX -ed. } The whole medieval bit is probably the best sub-plot scene of the whole season. In short, this one has just about as many laughs-per-inch as KACME TV. -NS ] Music by Don Davis Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Cree Summer as Elmyra Don Messick as Hamton Danny Cooksey as Montana Frank Welker as Gogo Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Gail Matthius as Shirley Jeff Bergman as Foghorn Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd. Any Similarity Between This Cartoon and the Original Script Is Purely Coincidental Tag - Plucky: "Parting is such sweet sorrow." ------------------------------- #145: ANIMANIACS! Airdate: 11/12/90 { a Must See Episode(tm)! I mean it! -ed. } Written by Paul Dini & Tom Minton Storyboards by Bruce Timm & Douglas McCarthy Directed by Art Vitello [ Everyone ] [ The Acme Looniversity Animation Festival: "Elmyra's Aminals, Aminals, Aminals and More Aminals (in color)" by Elmyra "My Worst Nightmare" by Hamton J. Pig "Dizzy Eat World" by Dizzy Devil "A Montana Max Christmas" by Montana Max's subcontractors "So You Want to Learn to Dance" by Gogo Dodo "Song of the Loon" (shortened version) by Shirley the Loon "The Plucky Duck Story" (shortened version) by Plucky Duck ] Music by Richard Stone Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Joe Alaskey as Plucky Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Danny Cooksey as Montana Don Messick as Hamton Frank Welker as Gogo Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Gail Matthius as Shirley Jeff Bergman as Bugs Robert Bergen as Porky Animation Services - Akom Productions Class Couple - Dougman & Victoria Tag - Gogo: "It's been surreal!" ------------------------------- #111: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Airdate: 11/13/90 "Buster's Guide to Part Time Jobs" Written by Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell, IV Directed by Art Leonardi [ Buster, Babs ] "Working Pig" Written by David Cohen & Roger S. Schulman Directed by Art Leonardi [ Hamton, Elmyra ] "Falling to Pizzas" Written by Sherri Stoner Directed by Art Leonardi [ Calamity, Beeper ] Music by Fred Steiner Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Danny Cooksey as Montana Don Messick as Hamton Frank Welker as Little Beeper Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd. Don't Miss Our Next Show - It's Actually Entertaining Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!" ------------------------------- #103: STRANGE TALES OF WEIRD SCIENCE Airdate: 11/14/90 "Scentimental Pig" Written and directed by Eddie Fitzgerald [ Hamton, Plucky cameos: Buster and Babs ] [ The animation on this one was terrible, and the story didn't do much to make up for it. One of the more disappointing episodes. -TS ] "Pit Bullied" Written by Earl Kress Directed by Allen Smithee "Duck In The Muck" Written by Tom Minton Directed by Allen Smithee [ Plucky, Montana. Again, the animation looked spotty, but this episode was pretty well written. First (?) appearance of the Toxic Revenger. -TS ] Music by Arthur Kempel With the talented voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Danny Cooksey as Montana Frank Welker as Furrball Rob Paulsen as Arnold Candi Milo as Sweetie Animation by Encore Cartoons Ink and Paint, Camera - Fil Cartoons, Inc. Number of Retakes - Don't Ask Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs." ------------------------------- #129: INSIDE PLUCKY DUCK Airdate: 11/15/90 { a Must See Episode(tm) -ed. } [ Buster, Plucky, Babs, Calamity cameos: Shirley, Elmyra ] "Bat's All Folks" (double length short) Story by Bruce Timm, Art Vitello Directed by Art Vitello [ Plucky as Spruce Vain/Batduck, Hamton as Decoy the Pig Hostage, Elmyra as Alfyra the maid ] [ Criminals: Jackster (complete with poor Jack Nicholson voice), The Puffin, Question Mark (lines borrowed from _Monty Python and the Holy Grail_), Polecat-Woman. Spoofing both the movie and TV series -JK ] [ Did anyone else notice the Frank Miller pose as Plucky bounced from rooftop to rooftop? And the Watchmen graphitti on the wall behind the Mutants? Lots of comics fans making TTA ... -MB ] "Wild Takes Class" Written by Paul Dini Directed by Art Vitello [ Plucky, Buster, Bugs, Babs cameos: nearly everyone speaking cameos: Daffy, Elmyra, Dizzy ] [ How do you figure? Some of the toons in the hall are also in class at the same time. -JK ] Music by Joel McNeely With the vocal stylings of: Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Jeff Bergman as Bugs Animation Serivces - Kennedy Cartoons Ink and Paint, Camera - Wang Film Productions Co., Inc. Great Haircut - Alfred Gimeno Tag - Plucky: "Parting is such sweet sorrow." With a tip of the bat to the works of Bob Kane, Frank Miller, and D.C. Comics. Batman (tm) and (C) Copyright 1990 D.C. Comics Inc. ------------------------------- #120: THE ACME BOWL Airdate: 11/16/90 { yet another Must See Episode(tm). Sneezer is irresistable in this one. Cute, *and* hilarious. -ed. } Written by Steve Langford, Debra Blanchard, Tom Ruegger, Paul Dini Directed by Ken Boyer [ Buster, Plucky, Hamton, Babs, Fifi, Shirley, Sneezer, Gogo, Sylvester, Porky cameos: Elmyra, Furrball, Calamity, Beeper, Bugs, Foghorn, Yosemite Sam ] Music by Arthur Kempel Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Gail Matthius as Shirley Jeff Bergman as Bugs Noel Blanc as Porky Kath Souci as Sneezer William Woodson as Announcer Animation Services - Kennedy Cartoons Ink and Paint, Camera - Fil Cartoons, Inc. Homecoming Queen - Jean MacCurdy Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!" ------------------------------- #114: DATING, ACME ACRES STYLE Airdate: 11/19/90 { a Must See Episode(tm) -ed. } "Buster's Guide to Dating" Written by Tom Ruegger, Sherri Stoner & Paul Dini Directed by Gerard Baldwin [ Buster, Babs ] "Love Stinks" Written by Sherri Stoner Directed by Ken Boyer [ Calamity, Beeper, Fifi ] [ Mixing apples & oranges was never this funny -NS ] "Dream Date Game" Written by Tom Ruegger, Paul Dini Directed by Rich Arons [ Buster, Montana, Elmyra, Plucky, Hamton cameo: Babs ] Music by Richard Stone Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Danny Cooksey as Montana Kath Souci as Fifi Frank Welker as Calamity Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd. U.S. Vice President - Dan Quayle Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!" ------------------------------- #110: LOONIVERSITY DAZE Airdate: 11/20/90 [ Buster & Babs sing rather contrived lyrics to a very silly glee song between today's shorts. Yuck! -NS ] "The Learning Principal" Written by Paul Dini Directed by Gerard Baldwin [ Buster, Yosemite Sam, Bugs cameos: Everyone ] "Eating Between the Lines" Written by Eddie Fitzgerald & Jim Reardon Directed by Gerard Baldwin [ Bookworm, Sweetie ] "What's Up Nurse?" Written by Stephen Langford Directed by Gerard Baldwin [ Plucky, Elmyra, Foghorn Leghorn, Granny cameos: Everyone ] Music by Bill Ross Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Candi Milo as Sweetie Noel Blanc as Principal Jeff Bergman as Bugs June Foray as Granny Animation Services - Encore Cartoons & Fil-Cartoons, Inc. The Show Is Over - Go Do Your Homework Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!" ------------------------------- #118: BEST O' PLUCKY DUCK Airdate: 11/21/90 { a Must See Episode(tm) -ed. } "One Minute Till Three" [ Plucky, Granny cameos: Everyone ] "Sticky Feathers Duck" [ Plucky, Hamton, Shirley, clerk ] "Duck in the Dark" [ Plucky, Buster cameos: clones of Bambi, Thumper, Freddie Krueger ] [All cartoons] Written by: Beth Bornstein Paul Dini Eddie Fitzgerald Tom Minton Tom Ruegger Storyboards by: Byron Vaughns Robert Fuentes John Dorman Rich Arons Directed by Rich Arons Music by Dennis McCarthy Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Gail Matthius as Shirley Danny Cooksey as Montana June Foray as Granny Rob Paulsen as Mr. Bughari Animation by - Kennedy Cartoons Ink & Paint, Camera - Fil-Cartoons, Inc. Moral of the Story - Plucky's a Jerk Tag - Plucky: "Parting is such sweet sorrow." ------------------------------- #106: HERO HAMTON Airdate: 11/23/90 { Perhaps one of the most badly animated shows of the season. Movements are unnatural and choppy. Hamton's face looks like he slept face-down on an ironing board all night. Bitch, bitch, bitch. -ed. } Written by Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell, IV Storyboards by Pierre DeCelles Directed by Gerard Baldwin [ Hamton, Buster, Babs, Plucky, Montana, Gogo, Shirley cameos: Everyone ] Music by Steve Bramson Starring the voices of: Don Messick as Hamton Danny Cooksey as Montana Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Frank Welker as Gogo Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Bob Bergen as Porky Animation Services - Kennedy Cartoons Ink & Paint, Camera - Fil Cartoons, Inc. Capitol of New Jersey - Trenton Tag - Gogo: "It's been surreal!" ------------------------------- #154: WHALE'S TALES Airdate: 11/26/90 { Aaaaiiiiieeee! Unplug your TV for this one! -ed. } Written by Nicholas Hollander Storyboards by Owen Fitzgerald, Lella Green & Larry Leker Directed by Kent Butterworth [ Buster, Babs, Elmyra, Furrball, Gotcha ] Music by Don Davis & William Ross Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Frank Welker as Furrball [ probably the whale noises too -NS ] Joan Gerber as Gotcha Phil Hartman as Octavius Animation Services - Akom Productions Co. Mermaid Model - Sherri Stoner { Resident TTA writer Sherri Stoner was also the character model for Ariel in THE LITTLE MERMAID. Yow! -ed. } Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!" ------------------------------- #141: ASK MR. POPULAR Airdate: 12/5/90 "Dapper Diz" (double length short) Written by Paul Dini Directed by Rich Arons [ Dizzy, Buster, Hamton, Plucky cameos: Everyone ] [ Special highlights -- Dizzy's Guitar, and Plucky's "Disney Channel" crack. Has anyone yet faxed them the score of the "Powerhouse" theme yet? -NS ] "A Pigment of his Imagination" Written by Therese Naugle Directed by Rich Arons [ Hamton, Everyone ] Music by Richard Stone Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Gail Matthius as Shirley Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd. Brooklyn Dodger Fan - Mike Fontanelli Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!" ------------------------------- #134: SON OF LOONIVERSITY DAZE Airdate: 12/7/90 [ This day ranks as one of the worst "shorts" episodes. The cheezy Kennedy animation merely made what would have been a strikeout into a total whiff. -NS ] "Plucky's Dastardly Deed" Written by Tom Minton Directed by Gerard Baldwin [ Plucky, Foghorn cameos: Everyone ] "Open and Shut Case" Written by Tom Minton Directed by Gerard Baldwin [ Hamton, Granny, yet-another-Hamton-torture-device ] "C Flat or B Sharp?" Written by Buzz Dixon Directed by Gerard Baldwin [ Buster, Hamton, Plucky, Yosemite Sam cameos: Everyone ] [ Franz Lizst deserves far more. Get a rope. -NS ] Music by Mort Stevens & Bruce Broughton Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton June Foray as Granny Jeff Bergman as Foghorn Animation Services - Kennedy Cartoons Ink and Paint - Wang Film Productions Co., Inc. 4 A Quality Education - Avoid Acme Looniversity Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs." ------------------------------- #160: MR. POPULAR'S RULES OF COOL Airdate: 12/10/90 "Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool" Written by Gordon Bressack Directed by Art Vitello [ Buster, Babs, Hamton cameos: Shirley, Fifi, Concord, Arnold, Dizzy, Calamity, Gogo, Plucky ] "Slugfest" Written by Jim Reardon Directed by Art Vitello [ Hamton, Plucky, the cast of IRSS ] { Wake the kids, fax the neighbors! This is perhaps the best short yet. NOT to be missed. We warned you! -ed. } { The Immature Radioactive Samurai Slugs are: Picasso Warhol Rockwell Grandma Moses } "Venison Anyone?" Written by Charles M. Howell, IV Directed by Art Vitello [ Montana Max, Vinnie ] Music by Joel McNeely & Bruce Broughton Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Danny Cooksey as Montana Gail Matthius as Shirley Kath Souci as Fifi Rob Paulsen as Arnold Jim Cummings as Iodizer Roger Rose as Announcer Brian Mitchell as Vinnie Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd. Toy Collector - John Dymer Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs." ----------------------------------------- #143: FAIRY TALES FOR THE 90's Airdate: 12/12/90 [ Today's intro was absolutely classic. Babs as Tinkerbell -- complete with the "barely noticeable wire." -NS ] "Bunnochio" (double length short) Written by Tom Ruegger & Tom Minton Directed by Ken Boyer [ Buster, Gepetto ] "Bear Necessities" Written by Gordon Bressack & Jim Reardon Directed by Ken Boyer [ Elmyra, the three bears cameos: Furrball ] [ "You don't need friends! You've got a computer!" Oh, this one is indeed a classic. Furrball-stuck-to-the-window should be this year's hot Christmas item. Did not mama-bear sound slightly like Roseanne Barr? Quotes-a-plenty here. A must see. -NS ] Music by Albert Olson, Hummy Mann & Mark Watters Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Frank Welker as Furrball Stan Freberg as Junior [bear] Orson Bean as Gepetto Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd. The End Credits - Just Keep Going and Going and Going ... Tag - Gogo: "It's been surreal!" ------------------------------- #144: WHO BOPPED BUGS BUNNY? Airdate: 12/14/90 [ The jury's still out. Pretty good Columbo parody. Stanley didn't sound a THING like the old one. Didn't look much like him either. Maybe it wasn't supposed to, but then why did they copy the name? -NS ] Written by Paul Dini, Earl Kress & Sherri Stoner Directed by Kent Butterworth [ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Bugs, Daffy, a poor imitation of Stanley the Elephant cameos: Pepe LePew, Furrball, Most of the old Warner toons ] Music by Ralph Kessler & Elliot Kaplan Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Jonathan Winters as Stanley Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Greg Burson as Pepe Jeff Bergman as Bugs Stan Freberg as Pete Puma [janitor] Animation by - Kennedy Cartoons Ink and paint, Camera - Fil-Cartoons, Inc. Comedy in the Wrong Hands - A Dangerous Weapon Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!" ------------------------------- #163: TINY TOON MUSIC TELEVISION Airdate: 2/1/91 { A quintessential Must See Episode(tm) -ed. } Written by Sherri Stoner, Art Vitello, Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Tom Minton, & Douglas McCarthy Storyboards by Bruce Timm & Douglas McCarthy Directed by Art Vitello [ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky cameos: Elmer, Bugs ] { A cute parody of MTV ("Just Say Julie Bruin" was hilarious), but also a platform for some truly inspired videos. No slamming the music video genre, no vicious stabs at well-known videos -- just having fun with some great tunes. -ed. } Featured videos: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - They Might Be Giants { Watch for the impersonation of John & John from TMBG -ed. } Particle Man - They Might Be Giants [ Dizzy plays the accordion?! -NS ] Respect - Aretha Franklin [ Paul Dini said at the 1991 San Diego Comic Con that when he saw the cari- cature of himself, he found the motivation to lose weight :-) -JJ ] Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong Top Secret Apprentice (parody of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" from FANTASIA) [ It would have worked a LOT better if they'd used the real original score, but of course, TTA never uses real music if it can get away with something that costs less ... -NS { Now Nick, you know how anal-retentive Disney's copyright department is -ed. } ] [ They sure seem to have a thing for clobbering people with falling space shuttles. It's happened twice now, once to Plucky, once to Furrball. -NS ] Music by Bruce Broughton Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky [When did HE speak?!] Jeff Bergman as Elmer Julie Brown as Julie Bruin Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd. Instanbul [sic] - Not Constantinople Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs." ------------------------------- #159: THE RETURN OF THE ACME ACRES ZONE Airdate: 2/4/91 "Real Kids Don't Like Broccoli" Written by Wayne Kaatz, Kent Zbornak Directed by Kent Butterworth [ Buster, Babs, Hamton cameos: Everyone ] { Tons of groan-inducing puns, one-liners & sight gags. Probably the only cyberpunk TTA episode we'll ever see (references to William Gibson, BLADE RUNNER, Frank Miller's DARK KNIGHT). The four-second dream sequence is completely off-the-wall (another FANTASIA stab!). A great short, don't miss it. -ed. } "Boo Ha Ha" Written by Tom Ruegger, Wayne Kaatz, Tom Minton Directed by Kent Butterworth [ Plucky, Hamton, ghost ] "Duck Dodgers Jr." Written by Mike Kazaleh, Maurice Noble, Wayne Kaatz Directed by Kent Butterworth Design by Maurice Noble [ Daffy, Plucky, Marvin the Martian, Marcia Martian ] Music by Mark Watters Featuring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra [Marcia?] Joe Alaskey as Plucky Frank Welker as Gogo [narrator for Duck Dodgers Jr.] Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy [ghost] Don Messick as Hamton Jeff Bergman as Daffy Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd. Inter-office Memo-corrector - Tom Minton Tag - Basset: [sniff sniff sniff] "Woof." ------------------------------- #161: THE ACME HOME SHOPPING SHOW Airdate: 2/6/91 "Oh For Arts Sake" Written by Sherri Stoner [ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Elmer cameos: Lots ] "Teddy Bears Picnic" Written by Paul Dini Directed by Rich Arons [ Elmyra, the 3 bears ] [ Cree Summer sings reasonably well, for someone trying to maintain a character. A great followup to the "Fairy Tales for the 90s" Goldilocks short. -NS ] "I Was a Teenage Bunnysitter" Written by Sherri Stoner Directed by Rich Arons [ Babs, Duncan ] Music by Richard Stone Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Frank Welker as Paw Ben Ganger as Duncan Stan Freberg as Pete Puma [Where?! When?!] Greg Berson as Elmer Animation Services - Kennedy Cartoons Ink-and-paint, Camera - Fil-Cartoons, Inc. [ Could it be that Kennedy has cleaned up their act?! I thought I had this episode pegged for sure as being from Akom! -NS ] "Miss Personality" - Kirstyn Smithen Tag - Elmyra: "Let the show begin!" ------------------------------- #157: WEIRDEST STORIES EVER TOLD Airdate: 2/8/91 "Robin Hare" Written by Gordon Kent Directed by Art Leonardi [ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Monty cameos: many ] "To Babs or Not To Babs" Written by Paul Dini Directed by Art Leonardi [ Babs, Shakespeare ] "Elmyra's Round The World!" Written by Paul Dini Directed by Art Leonardi [ Elmyra, Buster ] { A take-off on Disney's ever-popular "It's a Small World" ... a bit on the weird side, if you ask me ... -ed. } Music by Ron Grant & Mark Watters Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Frank Welker as Gogo Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Don Messick as Hamton Danny Cooksey as Montana Clive Revill as Shakespeare Jeff Bergman as Foghorn Animation Services - Akom Productions Co. Foghorn Leghorn Compliments of Bob McKinson Tag - Dizzy: "Show over!" ------------------------------- #162: VIEWER MAIL DAY Airdate: 2/11/91 "Pluck O' The Irish" Written by Paul Dini Directed by Arthur Leonardi [ Plucky, Hamton ] [ This one kind of defines the TTA audience ... the references to the "flying reindeer" and the "tooth fairy" as myths means that the little tykes wouldn't be watching. This one was a lot of laughs. -NS ] { Look for the Tammy Faye Bakker mask in Hamton's Acme Gag pack -ed. } "Out of Odor" Written by Arleen Sorkin & Beth Milstein Directed by Art Leonardi [ Elmyra, Fifi ] "Buttering Up the Buttfields" Written by Paul Dini, Tom Minton & Wayne Kaatz Directed by Art Leonardi [ Plucky, Pete Puma cameo: Fifi ] { This short arguably crossed the line of good taste, but it still was a lot of fun. Watch Pete Puma's various stages of electrocution. -ed. } [ When Plucky runs past the other tables with the Buttfields' order, he passes Dave Letterman, Mike Tyson & Roseanne Barr (from HOLLYWOOD PLUCKY fame) making a cameo. -JK ] Music by Hummie Mann Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Kath Souci as Fifi Jeff Bergman as Elmer Tracy Rowe as Bridey Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd. Thanks To Our Loyal Viewers - Both Of You Tag - Fifi: "Au revoir, my petit potato du couch!" ------------------------------- #156: SON OF WACKO WORLD OF SPORTS Airdate: 2/12/91 "Buster at the Bat" Written by Jim Reardon Directed by Rich Arons [ Everyone ] [ The perfect modernization of the classic poem. The dig at Disneyland was the highlight. The entre-act just before the next short was a bit of a letdown. -NS ] "Buster's New Bike" Written by Grant Moran, Tom Minton & Tom Ruegger Directed by Rich Arons [ Buster, Bob ] [ Cal Worthington has always been a pet peeve of mine, and this one was a great dig at him and his high pressure marketing style and phoney "friendly Texan" accent. Oh, they came close to the "Powerhouse" theme today, but no cigar. One of these days. Again, the entre-act was weak. -NS ] "Acme Acres Summer Olympics" Written by Earl Kress, Jim Reardon, Tom Minton & Tom Ruegger Directed by Rich Arons [ Everyone ] [ "Everyone" today included Speedy Gonzales for the first time (at least the first time I've seen). This was a classic slapstick gag short. Plucky's fourth wall gag was pretty good this time, too. -NS ] Music by Albert Olson Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Kath Souci as Fifi Jeff Bergman as Foghorn Jim Cummings as Singer Pat Buttram as Bicycle Bob Animation by - Kennedy Cartoons Ink-and-paint, Camera - Wang Film Productions Co., Inc. The End Credits Go By Really Fast Tag - Furrball: "ROOOOOOAR!...meow!" ------------------------------- #139: POLLUTION SOLUTION Airdate: 2/14/91 [ Yuck. A day full of preachy shorts. Give it a rest, guys. Could they not have come up with a Valentines Day episode?! Time to renew your membership in "Adults Against Preachy Cartoons". This is one of the worst "shorts" episodes so far. -NS ] "No Deposit, No Return of the Trash Bag Dispenser" Written by Sherri Stoner Directed by Ken Boyer [ Plucky, Elmyra ] "Jungle Bungle" Written by M.D. Sweeney Directed by Ken Boyer [ Buster, Babs, Ronald Grump (a Gotcha-clone) cameo: Montana ] [ It just gets worse and worse. "The sea level is rising and the sky is falling!" Grrrrrrr! I took personal offense at this cartoon, its implica- tions and conclusions. It takes a lot to do that. F- -NS ] "Waste Deep in Wackyland" Written by Jim Reardon Directed by Ken Boyer [ Montana, Gogo ] [ What a waste of a Wackyland. Gogo did well trying to save a preachy-toon from an almost certain failing grade. Besides, I have been waiting to see a "Max in Wackyland" story. The result is a (very very low) C-. -NS ] Music by Mark Watters Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Frank Welker as Gogo Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Danny Cooksey as Montana Rodger Bumpass as Ronald Grump Kath Souci as Sneezer Animation Services - Kennedy Cartoons Ink-and-paint, Camera - Wang Film Productions Co., Inc. Don't Forget, Kids - Recycle! [as if they didn't pound it in enough] Tag - Gogo: "It's been surreal!" ------------------------------- #153: YOU ASKED FOR IT AGAIN Airdate: 2/15/91 "Buster's Guide to Goofing Off" Written by Tom Minton Directed by Ken Boyer [ Everyone ] { A great short. Had me nervously reliving my college-student days. It's nice to know Buster's a slouch just like the rest of us :-) -ed. } "Elmyra at the Mall" Written by Nicholas Hollander Directed by Ken Boyer [ Elmyra, Arnold ] [ This one cracked me up completely. This is the best Elmyra toon yet. Kennedy can't draw Arnold very well. It can be argued, however, that Kennedy can't draw anything very well. -NS ] "Hold the Sugar" Written by Tom Minton Directed by Ken Boyer [ The Ants, an Elmer clone ] [ Very average. -NS ] Music by Richard Stone Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Frank Welker as Ant Gail Matthius as Shirley Rob Paulsen as Arnold Greg Burson as Elmer Animation by Kennedy Cartoons Ink-and-paint, Camera - Wang Film Productions Co., Inc. These End Credits Are Endless Aren't They? { Methinks the gag credit writer is feeling listless and out-of-sorts -ed. } Tag - Elmyra: "Let the show begin!" ------------------------------- #151: BRAVE TALES OF REAL RABBITS Airdate: 2/18/91 { And another Must See Episode(tm) -ed. } "And All That Rot" (double length short) Written by Eddie Fitzgerald Directed by Rich Arons [ Buster, Babs, Monty, Elmyra ] { A gem. Takes potshots at just about everything that's British. The name- calling exchange between Buster and Monty is hilarious. Watch for the tribute to "E.T." (or is that just Amblin Entertainment? :-) -ed. } "Day for Knight" Written by Earl Kress, Tom Minton & Jim Reardon Directed by Rich Arons [ Buster, Babs, dragon cameos: Hamton, Sweetie, Shirley, Monty, Arnold ] [ This was another winner. The Monty Python references were great. The Woody Allen dragon was another nice touch. -NS ] [ [When] the Woody Allen dragon tells Babs not to scream, Babs screams *exactly* like Roger Rabbit does when he gets a drink. - TH ] Music by Richard Stone Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Danny Cooksey as Montana Frank Welker as Furrball Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Gail Matthius as Shirley Rob Paulsen as Concord Jeff Bergman as Yosemite Sam Don Messick as Hamton [ Come on! Concord and Yosemite Sam?! Why don't they just tell us who they REALLY were! Who did Woody Allen? -NS ] Animation Services - Freelance Graphics Ltd. [And they're not bad] Guy Who Thinks It's 1947 - Charlie Bean [These are getting stupid -NS ] Tag - Elmyra: "Let the show begin!" ------------------------------- #158: HOW SWEETIE IT IS Airdate: 2/19/91 [ OK, so it's "Sweetie Day". I can think of worse things. "Concord Day". "The Cosby Show". "Look Who's Talking Too". My opinion of Sweetie has gone up exponentially after this episode -- but she's still no Shirley McLoon -CA ] "Egged On Eagle" Directed by Ken Boyer Written by Sherri Stoner [ Sweetie, Eagle ] "Let's Do Lunch" Directed by Art Leonardi Written by Nicholas Hollander [ Sweetie, Elmyra, Furrball, Tweety, Sylvester ] "The Raven" Directed by Ken Boyer Written by Sherri Stoner, Paul Dini [ Sweetie, Edgar Allan Poe ] [ At the end, Sweetie is watching Jack Nicholson on TV - as some of you may or may not know, Jack Nicholson and Vincent Price starred with Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre in Roger Corman's version of "The Raven". -JfK ] Music by Steve Bramson Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Frank Welker as Furrball Candi Milo as Sweetie Vincent Price as Narrator Jeff Bergman as Tweetie [sic] Animation Services - Kennedy Cartoons Ink-and-paint, Camera - Wang Film Productions Co., Inc. A Tiny Toons Salute to Friz Freleng Tag - Furrball: "ROOOOOOAAAAAAAAARRRR....meow!" ------------------------------- #164: NEW CHARACTER DAY Airdate: 2/20/91 [ Oh well, the first one is cute at any rate (nice harmonies for vermin!). "Pluck Twacy" sinks to the level of its inspiration. The "Roger Rabbit" trashing before the first short is worth the price of the TV -- although I don't believe the voice credit for a microsecond. -CA ] "The Roches" Directed by Ken Boyer Written by Sherri Stoner [ Terre, Maggie, and Suzzy Roche, Hamton cameos: The Lone Ant, Flea-o and family ] { Spielberg apparently is a big fan of The Roches. Hey, kids! Get your own guest appearance on Tiny Toons! -ed. } "The Return of Plucky Twacy" Written and directed by Eddie Fitzgerald [ Daffy, Plucky, Shirley, Shirley's Evil Aura cameos: Buster, Babs, Furrball, curious villains, Peter Lorre ] Music by Fred Steiner Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Frank Welker as Gogo Gail Matthius as Shirley Don Messick as Hamton Jeff Bergman as Daffy Terre Roche as Terre Maggie Roche as Maggie Suzzy Roche as Suzzy Steven Spielberg as White Rabbit [!] Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Inc. Special Thanks to Martin Scott, Teddy Wainwright Tag - Dizzy: "Show over!" ------------------------------- #146: HERE'S HAMTON Airdate: 2/21/91 { The entre-acts alone make this episode worth watching. The guest voiceover by Casey Kasem was a pleasant surprise -- never thought I'd see *him* parodying himself ... -ed. } "Milk, It Makes a Body Spout" Directed by Rich Arons Written by Tom Minton, Tom Ruegger [ Buster, Plucky, Hamton cameo: Granny ] "America's Least Wanted" Directed by Rich Arons Written by Jim Reardon [ Hamton, Plucky, Knuckles Cutlet cameo: Elmer Fudd ] "Drawn and Buttered" Directed by Rich Arons Written by Jim Reardon, Grant Moran [ Hamton, lobster cameo: Elmyra ] { Watch for the "Cap'n Teneal" sign above the door to the seafood mart. And then promptly spin up your old 45 of "Love Will Keep Us Together". ... What? Why are you staring at me like that? -ed. } Music by Albert Olson Starring the voices of: Don Messick as Hamton Charlie Adler as Buster Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Jim Cummings as Singer Greg Burson as Elmer Casey Kasem as Flakey Fakem June Foray as Granny Animation by - Wang Film Productions Company, Inc. Director Emeritus - Norman McCabe Tag - Furrball: "ROOOOOOOAAAAAAARRRRR...meow!" --------------------------- #147: NO TOON IS AN ISLAND Airdate: 2/25/91 [ A case of the cutes, and a bit on the moralizing side, but they did bag on the didactic ending somewhat. C+. -CA ] Written by Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV Storyboards by Ken Mitchroney, Chris Otsuki, Alberto DeMello Directed by Art Leonardi Music by Don Davis Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Frank Welker as X-Bird Don Messick as Hamton Animation by - Wang Film Productions Corp., Inc. The Show Is Over - Now Go Out And Play Tag - Fifi: "Au revoir, my petit potato du couch!" -------------------------------- #165: KACME TV Airdate: 2/26/91 [ Voted #1 in the [1991] spring Usenet Poll. Probably the most gags per minute of any show. -TS ] { Need I say it? ... a Must See Episode(tm). -ed. } Written by Paul Dini, Sherri Stoner, Tom Ruegger Directed by Kent Butterworth, Art Leonardi, Ken Boyer { major segments listed -- watch the in-between channel-flipping! -ed. } Act I: [ Babs (also as Tinkerbunny), Plucky (also as Dr. Genius), Concord, Sweetie, Buster (as Blink Winklebunny), Calamity, Dizzy, Elmyra ] "Tinkerbunny's Wonderful World of Make Believe and Learning Fun" { swipes at Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and Pee-Wee's Playhouse } (commercial: Unlucky Worms cereal) "Gyp-Parody" { a send-up of "Jepoardy!" Alex Trebek only dreams he could behave like Buster does to the contestants ... -ed. } Act II: [ Dizzy, Dizzy's boss, Fifi, assorted canine hardbodies, Plucky (and his brother Linguini), Shirley, Hamton, Gogo, Calamity, Bobbo Acme, Hangin' Judge Sam ] "I Love Dizzy" [ in black and white, no less! ] (commercial: Depression by Calvin Acme) (commercial: Super Pluckyo Bros.) (commercial: "Honey I Shrunk The Clothes") { Freeze-frame addicts: the credits will make you scream! Proceed with caution :-) -ed. } "Toon Court" Act III: [ Hamton, Plucky, Elmyra, Gogo, Travel Log, Buster, Babs cameos: Bugs, Daffy, Foghorn, Elmer, Arnold, Montana, Roderick, Yosemite Sam, the entire TTA production staff, Steven Spielberg ] "The Blunder Years" { If you love head trauma humor, this short is for YOU! -ed. } (commercial: Nature World) (commercial: Welcome To Wackyland) "The Search for Big Butt" (commercial: Acme Home Cartoon Kit) { with TTA's first Spielberg cameo! And talk about biting the hand that feeds you! :-) -ed. } Music by Mark Watters Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Frank Welker as Furrball Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Gail Matthius as Shirley Kath Souci as Sneezer Candi Milo as Sweetie Danny Cooksey as Montana Don Messick as Hamton Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd. This Is Episode Number 65 - Just In Case You're Counting Tag - Dizzy: "Show over!" ----------------------------------------- #150: HIGH TOON Airdate: 3/29/91 Written by Chuck Menville Directed by Glen Kennedy [ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, The Coyote Gang, Pedro cameo: Concord ] [ A disappointing season finale. If this one is how they MEANT it to come out, I'd hate to see the rejected version. -NS ] { ed. note: HIGH TOON, originally scheduled to be released earlier in the season, was held back in order for some (or possibly all) of the episode to be re-done (presumably the animation by Special K). As a result, this illustrious achievement (NOT!) ended up as the season finale -ed. } [ Keep an eye on Hamton during the first shot in which he appears. I won't describe the action, because I prefer to think of Hamton as not that kind of pig. Suffice it to say that shot as a whole was rather confusingly animated (though it starts with a GREAT pose), and Hamton almost gets away with it as a result. -KP ] Music by Steve Taylor Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Frank Welker as Coyote Kid Phillip Glasser as Pedro Rob Paulsen as Concord Don Messick as Hamton Animation by Kennedy Cartoons Ink-and-paint, Camera - Wang Film Productions Coyotes Compliments of Chuck Jones Tag - Basset: [sniff sniff sniff] "Woof." ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chronological Listing of Episodes: SECOND SEASON (1991-1992) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #168: PLEDGE WEEK Airdate: 9/16/91 { A quirky season opener. Akom looks like they're going to be our surrogate Kennedy for this season. :-) Actually, the shorts weren't that bad, but close your eyes during the entre-acts, especially the first one. -ed. } "It's All Relatives" Written by Sherri Stoner Directed by Barry Caldwell [ Babs, the lower halves of her mom and grandma, and Mortimer ] [ Her name IS "Barbara Anne". This struck a chord. I loved it ALL! GREAT Babs Short! They were saving up for this one. Yes, we saw Mortimer. Dr. Rabbit need not follow-up. -NS ] [ This is the first *good* Tiny Toons rap! Pure Babs -- I love it. -RJ ] { You want a shock? Check out Babs' Metal Queen outfit ... -ed. } "Lifeguard Lunacy" Written by Paul Dini & Chris Otsuki Directed by Norm McCabe [ Arnold, Calamity, Elmyra cameos: Mary Melody, Sneezer, Babs, Shirley, Hamton, Plucky, various puny-tunes ] "The Kite" Written by Nicholas Hollander Directed by Kent Butterworth [ the kite, a moth cameos: Hamton, Buster ] [ Interesting. This one will get less respect than it probably ought. It wasn't funny, but it wasn't meant to be. This one is in the same category as "Top Secret Apprentice". Very Spielbergian story line. Good music. -NS ] Music by Don Davis Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler As Buster Tress MacNeille As Babs Cree Summer As Elmyra Don Messick As Hamton Kath Souci As Sneezer Frank Welker As Furrball Rob Paulsen As Arnold Animation Services - Akom Productions Co. Quick Question: Those Babes Around Arnold -- What Kind of Animals Were They? Tag - Byron: sniffs around, then 'Woof' ---------------------------------------- #167: GOING PLACES Airdate: 9/17/91 "When You're Hot" Written by Earl Kress Storyboards by Rusty Mills, Greg Reynas & Chris Deat [?] Directed by Rich Arons [ BBHP, Pete Puma, the fire cameos: Sneezer, Teach ] [ Stooopid to the nth power. One good part -- the flame hitching for Universal Studios. If you don't know why this is funny, you need to get out more. -NS { Since this is no longer topical, I should fill in the fact that this was reference to a major news-making fire on the Universal Studios lot -ed. } ] { This short also got a little morbid with its humor -- Hamton as a golden-baked entree', Elmyra with all her hair and clothes burned off ... brrrrr. -ed. } "That's Art Folks!" Written by Nick Hollander Directed by Eddie Fitzgerald [ Babs, etc cameo: Teach ] [ Didn't we already have a short by this name? Musical theme was 'Pictures at an Exhibition' by Modest Mussorgsky. Other than that, this wasn't noteworthy. Words to the song will be posted separately, I'm sure. -NS ] [ In Babs' "Squash and Stretch" song, there is a line which goes "squash and stretch and sing your keys". Russell Brower, TTA/Compu$erve liason and Sound Effects Chief, says that when it left his jurisdiction the line went "squash and stretch between your knees". Take it as you will ... -KP ] "Slaughterhouse Jive" Written by Gordon Bressack Storyboarded [sic] by Enrique May, Jim Fletcher & Mike Fontanelli Directed by Rich Arons [ BBHP, Monty ] [ Humph. Our first preachy-toon of the new season. I guess vegetarianism is Politically Correct this year. 'Scuse me while I go get a ham sandwich. -NS ] { Although the ending and the gag credit make up for it -ed. } Music by Richard Stone Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Danny Cooksey as Montana Max Maurice LaMarche as Blueboy Frank Welker as Dog Kath Souci as Sneezer Animation Services - Wang Film Productions, Co., Ltd. Moral Of Story (Choose One) a. Eat More Meat. b. Don't Play With Matches c. Never Put A Bowling Ball In Your Underwear. Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!" ---------------------------------------- #169: ELEPHANT ISSUE Airdate: 9/18/91 [ And you thought yesterday was Politically Correct?! If this keeps up, I will resign my post and desert TTA forever. I mean it. -NS { Actually, it didn't keep up, but Nick resigned his post later in the season anyway -ed. } ] [ Byron Vaughns aparently had a voice cameo at the beginning. ] "Why Dizzy Can't Read" Story by Sherri Stoner Written by Stephen Hibbert Directed by Byron Vaughns [ Buster, Babs, Dizzy cameo: Bugs, various ] { Despite some nice touches (self-parodying, fourth-wall humor, Babs' Bill Cosby impersonation), this short was the flagship for an afternoon of sheer hell. -ed. } "C.L.I.D.E. and Prejudice" Story by Sherri Stoner Written by Mark Sarcenni [?] Directed by Ken Boyer [ BBHP, Monty, Clide cameos: various ] { I have just two words to say: goofy writing. Sure, the HAL-speak and game- show-speak were cute ideas, but they ground on the nerves really fast. -ed. } "One Beer" Story by Wayne Kaatz Written by Nicholas Hollander Directed by Ken Boyer [ BBHP ] [ Just Say 'No' to stupid propaganda -NS ] { The Show's Over - Go Sit In A Corner And Weep -ed. } Music by Bill Ross Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Frank Welker as Gogo Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Jeff Bergman as Bugs Danny Cooksey as Montana Max Animation Services - Akom Productions Co. Today's Lesson - Reading Ir Berry Impertant Tag - Gogo: "It's been surreal!" ---------------------------------------- #171: HOG WILD HAMTON Airdate: 9/19/91 Storyboard by Rusty Mills, Jim Fletcher, Enrique May Gags by Greg Reyna, Enrique May, Rich Arons, Rusty Mills Script by Paul Dini, Bob Carrau Directed by Rich Arons [ everyone ] { Smiles, everyone, smiles! A fun, *non-preachy* episode to save us all from eternal damnation. Highlights: the slam on Ed McMahon/Publisher's Clearinghouse, Hamton's parents, Egghead Jr., Gogo's Fred Astaire dance, and the "This is the dream" gag taken from MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS. -ed. } [ Party antics could've been a bit wilder. How's about a Tiny Toons game of "I Never"? -CA ] { Watch the scene where Hamton runs across the living room full of people and grabs Plucky. Somewhere in the background is our illustrious [sic :-)] Jenny Lerew! Turns out that she unashamedly drew herself in while doing layout for this scene. Isn't this actually some form of nepotism? :-) -ed. } Music by Bruce Broughton Starring the voices of: Don Messick as Hamton Joe Alasky [sic] as Plucky Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Frank Welker as Gogo Rob Paulsen as Fowlmouth Cree Summer as Elmyra Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Gail Matthius as Shirley Edie McClurg as Winnie { If you thought Winnie's voice sounded familiar, it's probably because Edie McClurg was Grace the secretary in FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF -ed. } Animation Services - Akom Productions Co. Disclaimer - The Humor In Today's Show Does Not Represent Anything That Was Ever Found In Any Way Funny By Anyone Who Ever Lived. Tag - Dizzy: "Show over!" ---------------------------------------- #166: PLAYTIME TOONS Airdate: 9/20/91 "Happy Birthday Hamton" Written by Nicholas Hollander Directed by Art Leonardi [ BBHP ] "Fit To Be Toyed" Written by Paul Dini Directed by Art Leonardi [ Montana ] [ Is Cooksey's voice dropping on us? -NS ] "Strung Along Kitty" Story by Sherri Stoner Written by Charlie Howell Directed by Byron Vaughns [ Furrball, Mary, Buster, Beeper ] [ We've waited a long time for more Furrball (basically since 'Optical Intrusion'). It was worth the wait. -NS ] Music by Ron Grant, Albert Olson Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Cree Summer as Elmyra Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Kath Souci as Fifi [ ?? ] Frank Welker as Furrball Danny Cooksey as Montana Max Animation Services - Akom Productions Co. Congratulations! You Have Just Wasted A Half Hour Of Your Life. Tag - Furrball: "ROOOOOWWRRR--meow!" ---------------------------------------- #170: TOON PHYSICS Airdate: 11/04/91 [ Amusing premise, but it's pretty mediocre when the gag credit is funnier than anything else in the show. OTOH, that was a really good gag credit. -TS ] { This one is worth watching for Orson Whales. A promising character! -ed. } "Once Upon a Star" Story by Tom Ruegger Written by Nicholas Hollander Directed by Art Leonardi [ Elmyra, Barbette cameos: Jiminy Cockroach, Orson Whales] [ Remake of "Pig-ment of His Imagination" with Elmyra. The Jiminy Cockroach scene was great, though. -TS ] "A Cub for Grub" Written by Dale Hale Directed by Art Leonardi [ Furrball, Sneezer cameo: Orson Whales ] [ Timing seemed off to me through the whole segment. (Why, oh, why does Furrball keep taking these lousy parts?? :-) -TS ] "The Year Book Star" Written by Chris Otsuki & Dale Hale Directed by Art Leonardi [ Buster, Plucky cameos: Him again, everyone ] Music by Fred Steiner Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hamton Kath Souci as Sneezer Frank Welker as Furrball Cree Summer as Elmyra Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Animation Services - Akom Productions Co. Top 5 "Toon Physics" Facts: 5. "Cub For Grub" Becomes Funny When You Watch It Backwards. 4. Sneezer Is Actually A 45 Year Old Man. 3. Barky Marky Was In This Episode. 2. The Boy In The Orange Hat Is Actually Danny Bonaduce. 1. We Wanted Carl Sagan To Do The Wraparounds, But He Snubbed Us. Go Figure. { Yessss!! -ed. } Tag - Plucky: "Parting is such sweet sorrow." ---------------------------------------- #179: ACME CABLE TV Airdate: 11/11/91 Written by Paul Dini, Tom Ruegger, Nicholas Hollander & Peter Hastings Co-directed by David West Directed by Alfred Gimeno [ Everyone ] { As good as or better than KACME TV. A Must See Episode(tm)! -ed. } "The Babsy and Buswinkle Show" { Ouch! Rocky & BW were spared *no mercy* here ... -ed. } (commercial: Foot Loops cereal) "The Cat Who Thought He Was a Hammerhead Shark" { And the Disney swipes get more and more vicious! They also pegged the narrator's voice perfectly -ed. } "Flassie" "The Possum Swamp Pauper" [ Yup, the possum said "inbred" ... -FWS ] "Toonywood Squares" { Buster's joke about Elmyra's brain was outrageous. Monty's quizzical looks during the Byron Basset question were great! For the very best in TTA animation, call Tokyo Movie Shinsa ... -ed. } "Grossanne" { Some cheap shots here, didn't like it. Although the National Anthem reference was *quite* warranted. :-) -ed. } (commercial: Bungle Boy Jeans) "The Gogosby Show" "Incredible Discoveries" [ Anyone catch Furrball stirring the hot tar with the sack of feathers nearby during "Incredible Discoveries"? -TS { As well as Hamton plucking the chicken! -ed. } ] Music by Mark Watters Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler as Buster Tress MacNeille as Babs Joe Alaskey as Plucky Don Messick as Hampton [sic] Danny Cooksey as Montana Max Cree Summer as Elmyra Frank Welker as Gogo Rob Paulsen as Blink Winkleman Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Gail Matthius as Shirley Kathy Souci as Sneezer {note the y!} Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsa Co., Ltd. The Characters In This Program Are Ficticious, And Any Similarity To Any Real Person Is Purely Coincidental, Etc, Etc. So Don't Sue Us, OK? Thanks. Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs." ----------------------------------------

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