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                    Tiny Toon Adventures  REFERENCE GUIDE            
                              version 03.01.94
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 Copyright(c)1994,1995 Synthmedia Ltd.   synth@swcp.com  vince@synthmedia.com
        Do not reproduce this document without explicit permission.


        Please Note: this is a dated document!  It has not been
        updated since 3/1/94, and there are no plans to do so
        in the future, sorry.



-----
my eternal thanks to:

    Nick Sayer                            John H. Kim
    mrapple@quack.sac.ca.us               jokim@jarthur.claremont.edu

    Chris Adamson                         Tim Susman
    plucky@umcc.ais.org                   furrball@drycas.club.cc.cmu.edu

    Kevin J. Podsiadlik                   Robert Jung
    hampton@ais.org                       rjung@netcom.com

    Charles Brabec                        Will Bell
    brabec@pysgjb.ncsu.edu                wbb@netcom.com

    Robert S Ferguson
    asrsf@camelot.acf-lab.alaska.edu
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:  This Reference Guide features the main credits for
each episode of TINY TOON ADVENTURES, including official production title,
first airdate, writers, directors, toon cast list, voiceover artists, 
animation houses, and -- of course -- the "gag" credit and end tag.
Also to be found embedded within its depths are comments, gripes, praises,
noteworthy observations and other witty asides made by folks on the Usenet
newsgroup alt.tv.tiny-toon.  Give 'em a hand, won't you ...

CONTENTS:

1. Alphabetical Index of Episode Titles
2. Alphabetical Index of Shorts Titles
3. Chronological Listing of Episodes: First Season (1990-1991)
4. Chronological Listing of Episodes: Second Season (1991-1992)
5. Chronological Listing of Episodes: Third Season (1992-1993)

Episodes are listed according to first airdate on TINY TOON ADVENTURES in
the United States.  (Some episodes or shorts may have debuted prior to TTA
on THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW; TPDS airdate information is given in context of
the TTA listing.  Indexes give TTA airdates only.)

All episode titles are the official Warner production titles.  Some official
titles may not actually appear in the episode (i.e. multi-shorts episodes).

Yes, this is good old-fashioned TEXT -- none of that fancy new-fangled Hyper-
Mosaic-AmigaGuide-Text-Stuff here!  Using a text editor to search titles and
episode numbers, guest stars, etc. is your best bet for navigating through
this beast to find your favorite episodes.  Another suggestion: import this
file into WordPerfect or MS Word (or whatever), use a really TINY font, set
your Laserjet for double-sided printing, and voila'! a great coffee-table-
book-slash-vcr-companion.

Any comments, error correction, criticisms, or general reports of citizens
in peril brought to the attention of the editor are most appreciated.

Selected commentaries (many email addresses are now defunct):

AMG - Andrew Marc Greene  amgreene@athena.mit.edu
APY - August Paul Yang  wntrmute@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu
ASF - Amberle S Ferrian  amberle@staff.tc.umn.edu
BA  - Bluejay Adametz  bluejay@feathr.enet.dec.com
CA  - Chris Adamson  plucky@irie.ais.org 
CB  - Charles Brabec  brabec@pysgjb.ncsu.edu 
CBz - Chris Bovitz  gopher@yar.cs.wisc.edu
DG  - David Gerstein  david.a.gerstein@williams.edu
DM  - Douglas Moody  dgm5@cunixb.cc.columbia.edu
DP  - David Pochron  pochron@picard.cs.wisc.edu
EVL - Eric Ant Von Laudermann  drwho@wpi.wpi.edu
EW  - Eric Walker  eric.walker@channel1.com
FWS - Francis William Stroker Jr.  fws1@quads.uchicago.edu
GM -  George Mhyre  gribbish@stein.u.washington.edu
JB  - Jerry Boyajian  boyajian@ruby.enet.dec.com
JJ  - John Jung  jjung@aludra.usc.edu
JK  - John H. Kim  jokim@jarthur.claremont.edu
JfK - Jeffrey Klein  klein@frith.egr.msu.edu 
JL  - Joe Leitsch  jaleit01@ulkyvx03.louisville.edu
JLw - Jenny Lerew  jlerew@weird.miami.fl.us
JW  - Jeff Wojtalewicz (Wojo)  jmwojtal@vela.acs.oakland.edu
JSW - Jamie S. Wilmoth  wilmoth@buster.cps.msu.edu
KP  - Kevin Podsiadlik  hampton@ais.org
MB  - Minglewood Barkeep  mingle@west.darkside.com
MBz - Mark Boltz  boltz@vivaldi.psu.edu
MH  - Marc Hart  iaexp000@blurt.oswego.edu        
MK  - Matthew Kliesner  mkliesne@nyx.cs.du.edu
MFI - Mike from Ithaca  heyx@vax5.cit.cornell.edu
NP -  Nomi Pearlman  pearlman@acs.bu.edu
NS  - Nick Sayer  mrapple@quack.sac.ca.us
RD  - Ron Dippold  rdippold@maui.qualcomm.com
RJ  - Robert Jung  rjung@usc.edu
SN  - Snugglebear  asa3@ellis.uchicago.edu
SS -  Sally Smith  sallylb@netcom.com
TH  - Tom Hancock  hancock@inland.com
TN  - Tony Nowikowski  nowikoam@ucbeh.san.uc.edu
TS  - Tim Susman  as250@cleveland.freenet.edu
VGR - VGR (Craig Pell)  vgriscep@wam.umd.edu 
VR  - Victor Ramirez  demovar@iitmax.iit.edu
WB  - Will Bell  bell@cs.tamu.edu
ed. - .:::::.


EMBARRASINGLY VERBOSE DISCLAIMER:

"Tiny Toon Adventures", characters, stories and all likenesses thereof are
trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and Amblin Entertainment, and are used in the
TTA Reference Guide without permission.  This guide is intended solely for the
non-profit sharing of information for fans of TTA.  The contents and format of
the TTA Reference Guide is Copyright (c)1994 Vincent L. Mora/Synthmedia Ltd.,
and may NOT be sold or used for profit.  Electronic and print reproduction for
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expressly forbidden.  Please deposit litter in trash receptacles.  And now,
back to the action ...



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Alphabetical Index of Episode Titles
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EPISODE					  LOCATION

Acme Acres Zone, The .................... 10/03/90
Acme Bowl, The .......................... 11/16/90
Acme Cable TV ........................... 11/11/91
Acme Home Shopping Show, The ............ 02/06/91
Animaniacs! ............................. 11/12/90
Ask Mr. Popular ......................... 12/05/90
Best of Buster Day ...................... 11/23/92
Best o' Plucky Duck ..................... 11/21/90
Brave Tales of Real Rabbits ............. 02/18/91
Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian ............. 11/18/91
Buster and the Wolverine ................ 10/19/90
Buster Bunny Bunch, The ................. 09/20/90
Buster Bunny Time ....................... see It's Buster Bunny Time
Buster's Directorial Debut .............. 11/02/92
Call of the Wild, The ................... see Wake Up Call of the Wild
Career Oppor-toon-ities ................. 11/13/90
Cat's Eye View, A ....................... 11/17/92
Cinemaniacs ............................. 10/10/90
Citizen Max ............................. 10/15/90
Dating, Acme Acres Style ................ 11/19/90
Ditch in Time, A ........................ 11/09/90
Elephant Issue .......................... 09/18/91
Europe in 30 Minutes .................... 10/26/90
Fairy Tales for the 90's ................ 12/12/90
Fields of Honey ......................... 11/02/90
Flea For Your Life ...................... 09/18/92
Fox Trot................................. 09/16/92
Furrball Follies ........................ 10/02/90
Gang Busters ............................ 10/12/90
Going Places ............................ 09/17/91
Grandma's Dead .......................... 11/10/92
Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow ............... 10/09/90
Hare-Raising Night ...................... 10/01/90
Henny Youngman Day ...................... 11/22/91
Here's Hamton ........................... 02/21/91
Hero Hamton ............................. 11/23/90
Her Wacky Highness ...................... 09/21/90
High Toon ............................... 03/29/91
Hog Wild Hamton ......................... 09/19/91
Hollywood Plucky ........................ 10/23/90
Horror of Slumber Party Mountain, The ... 11/12/92
How I Spent My Vacation ................. 03/11/92
How Sweetie It Is ....................... 02/19/91
Inside Plucky Duck ...................... 11/15/90
It's A Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas ... 12/06/92
It's Buster Bunny Time .................. 09/26/90
Journey to the Center of Acme Acres ..... 09/24/90
KACME TV ................................ 02/26/91
Kon Ducki ............................... 02/10/92
Life in the 90's ........................ 10/04/90
Looking Out for the Little Guy .......... 09/27/90
Looney Beginning, The ................... 09/14/90
Looniversity Days ....................... 11/20/90
Love Disconnection ...................... 11/25/91
Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool ............. 12/10/90
Music Day ............................... 11/11/92
New Character Day ....................... 02/20/91
New Class Day ........................... 09/15/92
No Toon Is An Island .................... 02/25/91
Playtime Toons .......................... 09/20/91
Pledge Week ............................. 09/16/91
Pollution Solution ...................... 02/14/91
Prom-ise Her Anything ................... 10/08/90
Psychic Fun-omenon Day .................. 11/07/90
Quack in the Quarks, A .................. 09/17/90
Rainy Daze .............................. 11/01/90
Return of Batduck ....................... 09/19/92
Return of the Acme Acres Zone, The ...... 02/04/91
Rock 'n Roar ............................ 10/05/90
Sawdust and Toonsil ..................... 11/05/90
Sepulveda Boulevard ..................... 02/17/92
Son of Looniversity Daze ................ 12/07/90
Son of Wacko World of Sports ............ 02/12/91
Sports Shorts ........................... 11/13/92
Spring in Acme Acres .................... 11/06/90
Starting from Scratch ................... 09/28/90
Strange Tales of Weird Science .......... 11/14/90
Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night ....... 09/25/90
Take Elmyra Please ...................... 02/24/92
Test Stress ............................. 09/19/90
Thirteensomething ....................... 09/14/92
Tiny Toon Music Television .............. 02/01/91
Toon Physics ............................ 11/04/91
Toon TV ................................. 11/09/92
Toons from the Crypt .................... 00/00/92
Toons Take Over ......................... 09/21/92
Two-Tone Town ........................... 09/28/92
Viewer Mail Day ......................... 02/11/91
Wacko World of Sports, The .............. 10/30/90
Wake Up Call of the Wild ................ 10/17/90
Washingtoon ............................. 11/04/92
Weekday Afternoon Live .................. 11/16/92
Weirdest Story Ever Told ................ 02/08/91
Whale's Tales ........................... 11/26/90
What Makes Toons Tick ................... 09/17/92
Wheel o' Comedy, The .................... 09/18/90
Who Bopped Bugs Bunny? .................. 12/14/90
Wide World of Elmyra, The ............... 11/08/90
You Asked For It ........................ 10/11/90
You Asked For It Part II ................ 10/22/90
You Asked For It Again .................. 02/15/91



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SHORT                                     EPISODE

Acme Acres Summer Olympics .............. see Son of Wacko World of Sports
Amazing Three, The ...................... see Love Disconnection
America's Least Wanted .................. see Here's Hamton
And All That Rot ........................ see Brave Tales of Real Rabbits
Anvil Chorus, The ....................... see It's Buster Bunny Time
Aroma Amore ............................. see Furrball Follies
Awful Orphan ............................ see Looking Out for the Little Guy
Bacon Strip, A .......................... see Acme Acres Zone
Bag That Bunny .......................... see It's Buster Bunny Time
Bat's All Folks ......................... see Inside Plucky Duck
Bear Necessities ........................ see Fairy Tales for the 90's
Bird-Dog Afternoon ...................... see Looking Out for the Little Guy 
Bleacher Bummer ......................... see Wacko World of Sports
Boo Ha Ha ............................... see Return of the Acme Acres Zone
Born To Be Riled ........................ see Buster Bunny Bunch
Buffed Bunny ............................ see Buster Bunny Bunch
Bunnochio ............................... see Fairy Tales for the 90's
Bunny Daze .............................. see Rainy Daze
Buster at the Bat ....................... see Son of Wacko World of Sports
Buster's Guide to Dating ................ see Dating, Acme Acres Style
Buster's Guide to Goofing Off ........... see You Asked For It Again
Buster's Guide to Part Time Jobs ........ see Career Oppor-toon-ities
Buster's New Bike ....................... see Son of Wacko World of Sports
Butt Out ................................ see Life in the 90's
Buttering Up the Buttfields ............. see Viewer Mail Day
Can't Buy Me Love ....................... see Fox Trot
C Flat or B Sharp? ...................... see Son of Looniversity Daze
Class Cut Up ............................ see Psychic Fun-omenon Day
Class Without Class ..................... see Best of Buster Day
C.L.I.D.E. and Prejudice ................ see Elephant Issue
Compromising Principals ................. see Best of Buster Day
Cross Country Kitty ..................... see Furrball Follies
Cub for Grub, A ......................... see Toon Physics
Dapper Diz .............................. see Ask Mr. Popular
Day for Knight .......................... see Brave Tales of Real Rabbits
Debutante Devil ......................... see You Asked For It
Devil Doggie ............................ see Wheel o' Comedy
Drawn and Buttered ...................... see Here's Hamton
Dream Date Game ......................... see Dating, Acme Acres Style
Drooley Davey ........................... see Wide World of Elmyra
Duck Dodgers Jr. ........................ see Return of the Acme Acres Zone
Ducklahoma .............................. see Buster's Directorial Debut
Duck out of Luck ........................ see You Asked For It
Duck Trek ............................... see Cinemaniacs
Duck in the Dark ........................ see Best o' Plucky Duck
Duck in the Muck ........................ see Strange Tales of Weird Science
Easy Biter .............................. see Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night
Eating Between the Lines ................ see Looniversity Days
Egged On Eagle .......................... see How Sweetie It Is
Elmyra at the Mall ...................... see You Asked For It Again
Elmyra's Round the World! ............... see Weirdest Story Ever Told
Elmyra's Spring Cleaning ................ see Spring in Acme Acres
Falling to Pizzas ....................... see Career Oppor-toon-ities
Fang You Very Much ...................... see Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night
Fit To Be Stewed ........................ see Buster's Directorial Debut
Fit To Be Toyed ......................... see Playtime Toons
Fur-Gone Conclusion ..................... see Rainy Daze
Go Fetch ................................ see Wide World of Elmyra
Going Up ................................ see What Makes Toons Tick
Happy Birthday Hamton ................... see Playtime Toons
Hold the Sugar .......................... see You Asked For It Again
Homeward Bound .......................... see A Cat's Eye View
Home Wrecker ............................ see Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night
Horn Blows At Lunchtime, The ............ see Music Day
I Was a Teenage Bunnysitter ............. see Acme Home Shopping Show
It's a Jungle Out There ................. see Wake Up Call of the Wild
It's All Relatives ...................... see Pledge Week
Jungle Bungle ........................... see Pollution Solution
Just-Us League of Supertoons ............ see New Class Day
K-9 Kitty ............................... see Furrball Follies
Kite, The ............................... see Pledge Week
Kitty Cat-astrophe ...................... see Wake Up Call of the Wild
Lame Joke ............................... see Henny Youngman Day
Learning Principal, The ................. see Looniversity Days
Let's Do Lunch .......................... see How Sweetie It Is
Lifeguard Lunacy ........................ see Pledge Week
Lifestyles of the Rich and Rotten ....... see It's Buster Bunny Time
Lil Sneezer ............................. see Test Stress
Little Cake of Horrors .................. see You Asked For It Part II
Little Dog Lost ......................... see A Cat's Eye View
Loon Lake ............................... see Music Day
Love Among the Toons .................... see Spring in Acme Acres
Love Stinks ............................. see Dating, Acme Acres Style
Maid to Re-Order ........................ see Best of Buster Day
Migrant Mallard ......................... see Wake Up Call of the Wild
Milk, It Makes a Body Spout ............. see Here's Hamton
Miniature Goof .......................... see Wacko World of Sports
Minister Golf ........................... see Sports Shorts
Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool ............. see Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool
My Brilliant Revenge! ................... see Fox Trot
My Dinner with Elmyra ................... see Love Disconnection
Never Too Late To Loon .................. see Test Stress
Night In Kokomo, A ...................... see New Class Day
No Deposit, No Return of the
 Trash Bag Dispenser .................... see Pollution Solution
Nothing To Sneeze At .................... see What Makes Toons Tick
Oh For Arts Sake ........................ see Acme Home Shopping Show
Once Upon a Star ........................ see Toon Physics
One Beer ................................ see Elephant Issue
One Minute Till Three ................... see Best o' Plucky Duck 
Open and Shut Case ...................... see Son of Looniversity Daze
Optical Intrusion ....................... see Wheel o' Comedy
Out of Odor ............................. see Viewer Mail Day
Paper Trained ........................... see Life in the 90's
Party Crasher Plucky .................... see A Cat's Eye View
Pasadena Jones .......................... see Cinemaniacs
Phone Call from the 405 ................. see Fox Trot
Piece of Mind ........................... see Psychic Fun-omenon Day
Pigment of his Imagination, A ........... see Ask Mr. Popular
Pit Bullied ............................. see Strange Tales of Weird Science
Pluck o' the Irish ...................... see Viewer Mail Day
Plucky's Dastardly Deed ................. see Son of Looniversity Daze
Potty Years, The ........................ see Henny Youngman Day
Raven, The .............................. see How Sweetie It Is
Re-Return of the Toxic Revenger, The .... see Looking Out for the Little Guy 
Real Kids Don't Like Broccoli ........... see Return of the Acme Acres Zone
Rear Window Pain ........................ see Psychic Fun-omenon Day
Rent a Friend ........................... see Rainy Daze
Return of Plucky Twacy, The ............. see New Character Day
Return of the Toxic Revenger, The ....... see You Asked For It Part II
Robin Hare .............................. see Weirdest Story Ever Told
Roches, The ............................. see New Character Day
Ruffled Ruffee .......................... see Music Day
Scentimental Pig ........................ see Strange Tales of Weird Science
Senserely Yours, Babs ................... see Acme Acres Zone
Slaughterhouse Jive ..................... see Going Places
Sleight of Hare ......................... see You Asked For It
Slugfest ................................ see Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool
Sound Off................................ see New Class Day
Squish .................................. see Buster Bunny Bunch
Stand-Up and Deliver .................... see Henny Youngman Day
Sticky Feathers Duck .................... see Best o' Plucky Duck
Strung Along Kitty ...................... see Playtime Toons
Superbabs ............................... see Cinemaniacs
Teddy Bears Picnic ...................... see Acme Home Shopping Show
Tennis the Menace ....................... see Wacko World of Sports
That's Art, Folks! ...................... see Going Places
That's Incredibly Stupid ................ see Spring in Acme Acres
To Babs or Not To Babs .................. see Weirdest Story Ever Told
To Bleep or Not To Bleep ................ see Test Stress
Turtle Hurdle ........................... see Wide World of Elmyra
Undersea World of Fifi, The ............. see Sports Shorts
Venison Anyone? ......................... see Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool
Wait Till Your Father Gets Even ......... see Toons From The Crypt
Walk on the Flip Side, A ................ see Acme Acres Zone
Waste Deep in Wackyland ................. see Pollution Solution
Weird Couple, The ....................... see You Asked For It Part II
What's Up Nurse? ........................ see Looniversity Days
When You're Hot ......................... see Going Places
Whining Out ............................. see Life in the 90's
Whirlwind Romance ....................... see What Makes Toons Tick
Why Dizzy Can't Read .................... see Elephant Issue
Wild Takes Class ........................ see Inside Plucky Duck
Win, Lose, or Kerplowie ................. see Wheel o' Comedy
Working Pig ............................. see Career Oppor-toon-ities
Year Book Star, The ..................... see Toon Physics















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#148: THE LOONEY BEGINNING
Airdate: 9/14/90 (8:30 pm EST on CBS)

{ a Must See Episode(tm).  Watch for the simultaneous Pee-Wee Herman/David
Lynch (!) reference.  Many other great gags to be found.  Bugs' musical
number at Acme Loo ranks among the best so far.  -ed. }

Written by Paul Dini & Sherri Stoner
Storyboards by Byron Vaughns & Barry Caldwell
Directed by Glen Kennedy, Dave Marshall, Ken Boyer & Rich Arons
[ toons appearing: Everyone ]

[ Check out the moon right after Bugs says "I remember it just as if it
was ... a flashback!"  -NS ]

Music by Mort Stevens

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 Gogo
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Candi Milo		as Sweetie
Jeff Bergman		as Bugs

Animation by Kennedy Cartoons, Inc.

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Created by - Buster and Babs

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!"

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#140: A QUACK IN THE QUARKS
Airdate: 9/17/90

{ TTA's own STAR WARS parody.  Freeze-frame the spaceship hangar!  -ed. }

Written by Tom Minton
Storyboards by Bruce Timm & Douglas McCarthy
Directed by Art Vitello
[ toons appearing: Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky  cameo: Foghorn Leghorn ]

Music by Mort Stevens

Starring the voices of:

Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Don Messick		as Hamton
Frank Welker		as Chewcudda
Rob Paulsen		as Frank
Jeff Bergman		as Foghorn
Carol Kane		as Ollie

Animation Services - Akom Productions Co.

Secret of Quality Animation - Lotsa Shadows

Tag - Plucky: "Parting is such sweet sorrow."

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#113: THE WHEEL O' COMEDY
Airdate: 9/18/90

"Devil Doggie"
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Elmyra, Dizzy ]

{ Not to be missed.  Watch for the tribute to PSYCHO.  -ed. }

"Optical Intrusion"
Written by Tom Minton
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Furrball ]

[ Poooor Furrball!  He didn't ask for what happened to him.  When he
tried to make the best of it, he got creamed.  Classic Furrball.  -NS ]

"Win, Lose or Kerplowie"
Written by Gordon Bressack, Charles Howell
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Buster, Babs, Plucky, Monty, Blink ]

[ Is this the same Charles Howell from "Venison Anyone?"?  -TS ]

Music by Ron Grant

With the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Rob Paulsen		as Blink
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd. 

Elmyra Fan Club President - Chuck Harvey

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#122: TEST STRESS
Airdate: 9/19/90

"Never Too Late To Loon"
Written by Jim Reardon
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Plucky, Shirley, Buster ]

[ Plucky's first line as Einstein {"Stoopnagle Hamburger mit der Frankfurter
und der Sauuuuuerbraten!"} has a source ... Colonel Stoopnagle was a radio
personality in 1943, when a caricature of Hitler opened a speech with this
greeting in the WB cartoon, "Russian Rhapsody."  Plucky's rendition is very
close to the original.  - DG ]

"Lil Sneezer"
Written by Stephen Langford and Paul Dini
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Furrball, Sneezer, Sylvester ]

[ The Hall of Cartoon Cats and Welker's vocals make this one another
classic.  -TS ]

"To Bleep Or Not To Bleep"
Written by Sherri Stoner and Paul Dini
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Buster, Fowlmouth, Shirley ]

Music by Ron Grant

With the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Kath Souci		as Fifi
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Joe Alaskey 		as Sylvester
Rob Paulsen		as Fowlmouth
Greg Bursoh		as Elmer

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co, Ltd.

Enough Television - Go Read A Book

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#119: THE BUSTER BUNNY BUNCH 
Airdate: 9/20/90

{ A pretty vicious parody of "The Mickey Mouse Club".  Possible Ralph
Bakshi (of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY MOUSE fame) cameo in the entre-act
to Act II?  -ed. }

"Buffed Bunny"
Written by Gordon Bressack and Charles M. Howell, IV
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Buster, Babs, Arnold, Bugs, Plucky ]

"Squish"
Written by Len Jansen
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Dizzy, Shirley, Buster, Plucky, Sweetie ]

"Born To Be Riled"
Written by Sherri Stoner
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Babs, Shirley, Fifi, Plucky, Calamity, Dizzy ]

Music by Les Hooper

With the voice talents of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Kath Souci		as Fifi
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Candi Milo		as Sweetie 
Jeff Bergman		as Bugs
Rob Paulsen		as Arnold

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co. Ltd.

Guy With Giant Hands - Art Leonardi

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#108: HER WACKY HIGHNESS 
Airdate: 9/21/90

{ a Must See Episode(tm), particularly for its direction and storyboarding,
and as always, Tokyo's gorgeous animation  -ed. }

Written by Sherri Stoner
Storyboards by Byron Vaughns, Barry Caldwell
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Gogo, Elmer, The Principal, Babs' mom
cameos:  everyone including Babs' agent ]

[ Watch for Gogo's wink as he points to the door for Babs' escape.  Freeze-
framers:  make sure you read the signs before Plucky falls into the big
hole.  Watch for Snoopy flying by on top of Old Smokey.  -JK ]

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Frank Welker		as Gogo
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Noel Blanc		as The Principal
Jeff Bergman		as Elmer
Pat Fraley		as Himself

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

The Moral of the Story - Elmer Fudd Is a Dolt

Tag - Buster:  "And that's a wrap!"

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#138: JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF ACME ACRES
FIrst aired 9/24/90

Written by Wayne Kaatz
Storyboards by John Ahern, Alberto DeMello, Arthur Leonardi
Directed by Arthur Leonardi
[ Babs, Buster, Hamton, Plucky, Montana, Elmer, gremlins ]

Music by Bruce Broughton

With the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Greg Burson		as Elmer
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Don Messick		as Hamton

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co. Ltd.

Gremlins Compliments of - Bob Clampett

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#127: STUFF THAT GOES BUMP IN THE NIGHT
Airdate: 9/25/90

"Home Wrecker"
Written by Pamela Hickey, Dennys McCoy
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Buster, Monty ]

"Fang You Very Much"
Written by Richard Mueller
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Elmyra, Vampire ]

"Easy Biter"
Written by Pat Allee, Ben Hurst, Tom Ruegger
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Hamton, Moe Squito ]

Music by Fred Steiner

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Don Messick		as Hamton
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Frank Welker		as Moe Squito

Animation Services - Akom Productions Co.

Produced in the San Fernando Valley - Fer Sure

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs."  "Good night, Babs."

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#131: IT'S BUSTER BUNNY TIME
Airdate: 9/26/90

[ Buster, Babs, Plucky, Elmyras, Dizzy ]

"Bag That Bunny"
Written by Dale Hale
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Buster, Elmyra, Calamity  cameo: Hamton ]

"Lifestyles of the Rich and Rotten"
Written by Rowby Goren
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Buster, Babs, Monty, Arnold ]

[ Watch for the neat stuff at the bottom of Monty's pool  -JK ]

"The Anvil Chorus"
Written by Jim Reardon, Paul Dini, Don Dougherty, Ton Ruegger
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Elmyras, Lady from Adults Against Funny
Cartoons ]

{ Sheer insanity.  Don't miss.  -ed. }

[ Final Tally:  42 falling anvils, 1 more off-screen, 5 cannons ]

Music by Bruce Broughton

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Don Messick		as Hamton
Rob Paulsen		as Arnold
Danny Cooksey		as Montana

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

Anvils Compliments of - Acme Industries

Tag - Buster:  "And that's a wrap!"

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#133: LOOKING OUT FOR THE LITTLE GUY
Airdate: 9/27/90

"Awful Orphan"
Written by Nick Hollander
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Sneezer, Elmyra ]

"The Re-Return of the Toxic Revenger"
Written by Jim Reardon
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Plucky, Montana ]

"Bird-Dog Afternoon"
Written by Pat Allee, Ben Hurst, Tom Ruegger
Directed by Art Vitello
[ basset hound, Furrball, three little birds ]

Music by Joel McNeely

With the vocal talents 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
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Kath Souci		as Sneezer

[ I didn't notice Dizzy in this episode anywhere.  -JK ]

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Basset Hound Model - Lucy Ruegger

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#132: STARTING FROM SCRATCH
Airdate: 9/28/90

[ Not the best written, or the best animated, but for Furrball fans (like me), 
a definite Must See (tm).  -TS ]

Written by Wayne Kaatz & Tom Ruegger
Storyboards by Byron Vaughns & Barry Caldwell
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Furrball, Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Elmyra, Calamity, Arnold, the Fleas ]

[ Special highlight - Buster's stealing Bugs' "Mexican Slap Dance"  -NS ]

Music by Ron Grant

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Whitby Hertford		as Fliorello
Hamilton Camp		as Scottish Flea
Jim Cummings		as Papa Flea

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Cartoon Cliches of - Alan Burnett

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!"

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#117: HARE-RAISING NIGHT
Airdate: 10/1/90

Written by Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell, IV.
Storyboards by Douglas McCarthy, Bruce Timm & Bill Snellgrove
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky  cameo: Bugs ]

[ The recurring musical theme was "The Animal Fair".  Rather funny, I thought.
"No, no, no! Wrong show! Splicer's lab is back there!" cracked me up.  Plucky
fans will love this show.  Did Splicer not remind you of Dan Akroyd?  -NS ]

Music by Bruce Broughton

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Jim Cummings		as Monster [Melvyn]
Jeff Altman		as Splicer
Jeff Bergman		as Bugs

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Dr. Splicer's Stand In - Doug McCarthy

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#105: FURRBALL FOLLIES
Airdate: 10/2/90

"K-9 Kitty"
Written by Tom Minton
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Furrball, man & woman, Amby & Lloyd  cameos: Buster & Babs (intro) ]

"Aroma Amore"
Written by Sherri Stoner
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Furrball, Fifi, Amby & Lloyd  cameos: Buster & Babs (intro) ]

"Cross Country Kitty"
Written by Eddie Fitzgerald
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Furrball, Sweetie, Mary Melody  cameos: Buster & Babs (intro) ]

[ Decidedly below par.  Side note: We now know Acme Acres is in S. California.
Must be in the ski resort mountains - it snows there, as evidenced by "Buster
and the Wolverine" and other episodes  -NS ]

Music by Arthur B. Rubenstein

Starring the voices of:

Frank Welker		as Furrball
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Kath Souci		as Fifi
Rob Paulsen		as Amby
Cindy McGee		as Mary Melody
Candi Milo		as Sweetie
Jeff Altman		as Lloyd  

Animation Services - Akom Productions Co.

Future Game Show Host - Steve Donmyer

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs."

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#128: THE ACME ACRES ZONE 
Airdate: 10/3/90

[ Buster does a pretty good Rod Serling.  Especially with the Furrball
toupee  -NS ]

"A Walk on the Flip Side"
Written by Michael Reaves
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Montana, Buster, Babs, Elmyra ]

"A Bacon Strip"
Written by Wayne Kaatz
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Hamton, Plucky  cameos: Granny, Montana, everyone ]

{ A hilarious short -- the implications of exhibitionism and voyeurism are 
a scream.  Amazing it got past the censors.  Freeze-framers: what are Buster 
and Babs doing when everybody yells "surprise!" at the end and the lights 
go up?  You be the judge.   -ed. }

"Senserely Yours, Babs"
Written by Sherri Stoner & Tom Minton
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Hamton, Calamity, Babs, Babs' sense of humor ]

{ More great gags in this one.  Calamity at his best.  Watch the sign
in the hospital corridor ...  -ed. }

Music by Albert Olson

Starring the voices of:
                         
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Don Messick		as Hamton
June Foray		as Granny
Danny Cooksey		as Montana

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Moral of Story - Pork Is Fattening

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#126: LIFE IN THE 90's
Airdate: 10/4/90

"Whining Out"
Written by Paul Dini & Bob Carrau
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky ]

"Paper Trained"
Written by Jim Reardon
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Buster, Montana  cameos: Dizzy, Plucky ]

"Butt Out"
Written by Sherri Stoner & Tom Ruegger
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Babs, Roderick, Rhubella ]

Music by Peter Myers

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy

Animation Services - Akom Productions Co. [ at their cheesiest ]

Mystery Credit -

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#109: ROCK 'N ROAR 
Airdate: 10/5/90

Written by Sheryl Scarborough, Jim Reardon & Kayte Kuch
Storyboards by Douglas McCarthy & Bruce Timm
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Buster, Babs, Plucky, Montana, Rover  cameo: Foghorn Leghorn ]

Music by Fred Steiner

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille 	as Babs 	
Danny Cooksey		as Montana	
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Jeff Bergman		as Foghorn Leghorn 
Frank Welker		as Rover

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Today's Lesson, Kids - Eat Your Vegetables

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#124: PROM-ISE HER ANYTHING 
Airdate: 10/8/90

{ a Must See Episode(tm).  Watch for Sneezer's great cameos.  -ed. }

Written by Paul Dini and Bob Carrau
Storyboards by Barry Caldwell, John Dorman, and Jim Fletcher
Directed by Ken Boyer

[ Babs, Buster, Plucky, Shirley, Fifi, Hamton, Elmyra, Gogo, Montana, Mary
Melody, Dizzy, Mitzi, Taz, Bugs, Arnold, Arnolda, Sneezer, and I probably
missed a couple.  cameos: Daffy, Furrball, Calamity ]

Music by Laurence Rosenthal

With the vocal stylings of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Don Messick		as Hamton
Kath Souci		as Sneezer
Frank Welker		as Gogo
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Jeff Bergman		as Bugs
Rob Paulsen		as Arnold

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

If You're Just Tuning In - You're Late

Tag - Buster and Babs: "Aloooooooha!"

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#101: HARE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW 
Airdate: 10/9/90

Written by Wayne Kaatz, Rom Ruegger, Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell, IV
Storyboards by Byron Vaughns, Barry Caldwell & Bob Camp
Directed by Ken Boyer & Eddie Fitzgerald
[ Elmyra, Buster  cameos: Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Furrball, Fifi ]

[ Today is the definitive Elmyra day. I would have expected something
different from Buster and Elmyra playing "doctor," but I have a sick mind.

Buster's death scene, with Hamton & Plucky's cameos was great, the ET spoof
was classic.  -NS ]

Music by Arthur B. Rubenstein

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
Edan Gross		as Tyrone 

Animation by - Kennedy Cartoons

Ink-and-paint, Camera - Fil-Cartoons, Inc.

Moral of Story - We Need More Animators

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#102: CINEMANIACS
Airdate: 10/10/90

{ a Must See Episode(tm).  Freeze-framers: watch the movie marquee!  -ed. }

"Superbabs"
Written by Sherri Stoner, Tom Minton & Wayne Kaatz
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Montana "Wex Wuthor" Max ]

"Duck Trek"
Written by Jim Reardon
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Buster, Hamton, Plucky, Furrball, Hair Monster 
cameos: Shirley, Sweetie, Sneezer ] 

{ a vicious and inspired ST parody.  William Shatner probably has trained
killers out to get Spielberg after this one  -ed. }

"Pasadena Jones"
Written by Sheri Stoner & Wayne Kaatz
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Buster, Monty  cameos: Babs, Hamton, Plucky ]

[ Best Indiana Jones parody I've ever seen. Slo-mo'ers will love the
Batman-style "pain words"... You know where.  But once.  Just once. They
will quote the "Powerhouse A Theme" directly.  I'm still waiting.  Maybe
I should send them the score.  C, E, Eflat, G, Gflat, D, Eflat, E.... -NS ]

Music by Bruce Broughton

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Kath Souci		as Fifi
Frank Welker		as Hair Monster
Danny Cooksey		as Wex Wuthor [Monty]
Rob Paulsen		as Dr. Furrball

Animation Services - Akom Productions Co.

Ken Boyer's Shoes by - Otis 

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!"

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#104: YOU ASKED FOR IT
Airdate: 10/11/90

"Debutante Devil"
Written by Sherri Stoner
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Babs, Dizzy, Tasmanian Devil ]

[ Oh, Dizzy fans, this one is for you.  Excellent.  Though I do get the
feeling they used this one to fine-tune the character and Maurice LaMarche's
voice.  -NS ]

"Sleight of Hare"
Written by Tom Minton & Wayne Kaatz
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Buster, Montana ]

"Duck Out of Luck"
Written by Eddie Fitzgerald & Wayne Kaatz
Directed by Eddie Fitzgerald
[ Plucky  cameo: Shirley ]

[ We get to decide what happens to Plucky, but as we saw in the recent TTA
poll, I don't think the viewers are that mean.  I could think of a few things
to do to Sweetie though.  -NS ]

{ Watch the wacky ammo that the jet fighters fire at Plucky Kong!  Among
them:  George Jetson, Mr. Spaceley, the Superman logo, Shaggy (of SCOOBY-DOO
fame), and the Superman logo ...  -ed. (thanks RJ!) }

Music by Bruce Broughton

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Noel Blanc		as Taz
Candi Milo		as Sweetie

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Guy Who Says "Narf" - Eddie Fitzgerald

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#112: GANG BUSTERS
Airdate: 10/12/90

[ Didja happen to catch the "Lotto" sign in the quickie store?  Looked
suspiciously like the symbol of the California Lottery.

Highlight - the "Eyeballs in the Darkness" scene. It's about time someone
caught that cliche'.

This episode is final proof that white people can't rap. {See TOON TV  -ed.}
It was tough to tell who was the most square:  Hamton or Buster!  Apart
from that, it was great.  -NS ]

[ On the back of a police car was the license plate "LWOOD".  Am I going
nuts or was this a reference to THE BLUES BROTHERS?  -MFI ]

Written by Wayne Kaatz & Jim Reardon
Storyboards by Byron Vaughns, Barry Caldwell & John Dorman
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Montana  cameos: Furrball, Calamity, Beeper,
Gogo, Shirley, Elmyra, Fifi ]

Music by John Debney

Starring the 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 Gogo
Rob Paulsen		as Cashier     

Animation by Kennedy Cartoons 

Ink and Paint, Camera - Fil-Cartoons, Inc.

Free TV - You Get What You Pay For

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#121: CITIZEN MAX 
Airdate: 10/15/90
 
{ A brilliant parody of the immortal Orson Welles classic.  Who'da thought 
daytime television could be this good? :-)  -ed. }

Written by Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV, Paul Dini, Tom Ruegger
Storyboards by Bruce Timm, Douglas McCarthy
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Montana, Shirley, Michigan J. Frog, Dizzy,
Elmyra  cameos:  everyone including Pete Puma, Barkey Markey, Fowlmouth ]

[ Watch for the "Rosebud" sled in Monty's mansion and the "Vitello Still At
Large" headline in one of the newspapers.  Also notice in the scene where
Max interviews Buster, Buster has no ears!  -JK ]

Music by Dennis McCarthy
 
Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Don Messick		as Hamton
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Bill Woodson		as Announcer
 
Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.
 
Model for Babs' Feet - Kathryn Yelsa
 
Tag - Buster:  "And that's a wrap!"

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#130: WAKE UP CALL OF THE WILD
Airdate: 10/17/90

"Migrant Mallard"
Written by Tom Minton
Directed by Rich Arons

"It's a Jungle Out There"
Written by Pat Allee and Ben Hurst
Directed by Rich Arons

"Kitty Cat-astrophe"
Written by Gordon Bressack and Charles M. Howell IV
Directed by Rich Arons

[ This is your cat.  This is your cat on hallucinogens.  Any questions?
Not that I'm implying Furrball would do such a thing on purpose...  -KP ]

Music by Albert Olson

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Rob Paulsen		as Concord
Greg Burson		as Elmer

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Wayne Katz' Office Hours - 3:15-3:45 PM

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!"

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#107: BUSTER AND THE WOLVERINE
Airdate: 10/19/90

{ Falls flat on its face.  Fortunately, you can fasten your finger on the
fast-forward or flip the channel instead of farting around with this 
fiasco  -ed. }

Written by Tom Ruegger & Paul Dini
Storyboards by Jim Willoughby, Chris Otsuki & Art Leonardi
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Furrball, Sweetie, Elmyra, the Wolverine
cameos:  Max, Shirley, Gogo, the Mynah ]

[ Buster's Theme sounded a lot like "Anything Goes", btw.  But then again,
no one had a signature theme, except the group as a whole with el-cuto
march  -NS ]

Music by Morton Stevens

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Candi Milo		as Sweetie

Animation Services - Kennedy Cartoons  [loathsome, as usual]

Ink-and-paint - Fil-Cartoons, Inc.

Wolverine Trainer - The Tazmanian Devil

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#123: YOU ASKED FOR IT PART II
Airdate: 10/22/90

"The Weird Couple"
Written by Len Jason
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Dizzy, Hamton ]

{ A great short.  The gratuitous laughtrack is marvelous!  -ed. }

"The Return of the Toxic Revenger"
Written by Pamela Hickey & Dennis McCoy
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Plucky, Montana ]

"Little Cake of Horrors"
Written by Dale Hale
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Hamton, a cake  cameo: Dizzy ]

{ Dizzy's cameo brings back the soundtrack and audience from Act I.
Truly bizarre.  -ed. }

Music by Don Davis

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
William Woodson		as Narrator

Animation Services - Kennedy Cartoons

Ink And Paint, Camera - Fil-Cartoons, Inc.

Give a Hoot - Don't Pollute

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!"

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#125: HOLLYWOOD PLUCKY 
Airdate: 10/23/90

{ a Must See Episode(tm).  One of THE best yet.  -ed. }

Written by Sherri Stoner
Storyboards by Bruce Timm & Douglas McCarthy
Directed by Art Vitello
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky ]

[ cameos of famous stars:

Dustin Hoffman (giving award to Plucky in his daydream)
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
William Sanderson (Larry from _Newhart_)
Darryl Hannah (in _Splash_ gear) 
Roseanne Barr
Batman/Michael Keaton
Woody Allen
Mike Tyson
Cher  { quoting MOONSTRUCK, no less  -ed. }
Meryl Streep 
Jack Nicholson
Clint Eastwood
David Letterman  { Very brief.  Freeze-framers/El Lettero fanatics: you'll
		  catch a nano-glimpse of Paul Shaffer and (former) NBC
		  chairman Grant Tinker standing behind him!  -ed. }
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Pee-Wee Herman
William Shatner as Captain Kirk  { brilliant!  -ed. }
DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock

Plucky impersonated:

Michael Jackson  { And be sure and put your eyeballs *back* in your sockets
		   after this one ...  -ed. }
Sylvester Stallone
Johnny Carson ]

Music by John Debney

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Frank Welker		as Guard
Rob Paulsen		as Bus Driver
Jim Cummings		as Chef
Ken Mars		as Flavio
Roger Rose		as John Face
Michael Bell		as Batman
Maggie Roswell		as Mary Vain

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

Caricaturist - Bruce Timm

Tag - Plucky: "Parting is such sweet sorrow."

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#142: EUROPE IN 30 MINUTES 
Airdate: 10/26/90

{ Yours truly recommends this as a Must See Episode(tm).  -ed. }

Written by Stephen Hibbert
Storyboards by Jessie Cosio, Sherri Weinhard & Chris Otsuki
Directed by Arthur Leonardi
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Prince Charles, Lady Di  cameo: Concord ]

Music by Arthur Kempel

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Rob Paulsen		as Concord
Tim Curry		as Prince Charles
Valri Bromfield		as Lady Di
Pat Fraley		as Travel Agent [actually Game Show Host
                                         & Tour Guide]   

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Travel Arrangements by the Wackyland Tourist Board

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs."

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#136: THE WACKO WORLD OF SPORTS 
Airdate: 10/30/90

"Tennis the Menace"
Written by Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell, IV
Directed by Kent Butterworth
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Monty, Furrball, Bookworm ]

"Bleacher Bummer"
Written by Chuck Menville
Directed by Kent Butterworth
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Elmyra, Sneezer, Dizzy, Furrball, Arnold,
Sylvester, Perfecto Prep  cameos: Porky, just about everyone else ]

"Miniature Goof"
Written by Grant Moran & Tom Ruegger
Directed by Kent Butterworth
[ Buster, Babs, Roderick, Rhubella  cameos: Sylvester & Everyone ]

Music by Morton Stevens

Starring the 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
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy

Animation Services - Akom Productions Co.

Ink-and-paint, Camera - Fil-Cartoons, Inc.

Moral of Story - Not Every Show Is Perfect

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs."

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#115: RAINY DAZE
Airdate: 11/1/90

"Rent a Friend"
Written by Jim Reardon & Art Leonardi
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Buster, Montana ]

"Bunny Daze"
Written by Barry Caldwell
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Babs ]

{ Love that Jane Fonda impersonation!  -ed. }

"Fur-Gone Conclusion"
Written by Wayne Kaatz & Chris Otsuki
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Buster, Babs, Gotcha Grabmore ]

Music by Bill Ross

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Frank Welker		as Babzilla
Joan Gerber		as Gotcha Grabmore  

Animation Services - Freelance Graphics, Ltd.

Guy Who Wears Suspenders - Jim Reardon

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!"

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#116: FIELDS OF HONEY
Airdate: 11/2/90

{ Perhaps the most hotly-debated-over episode in alt.tv.tiny-toon.  Comments
vary wildly -- half the populace denounce it as cheesy, pretentious and
loathsome, putting in it in the Worst Episodes category, while the other 
half find the story to be excellent and the gags to be spot-on.  All agree 
that the Kennedy animation stinks, however. :-)  

This episode won a Daytime Emmy for its original soundtrack score.  -ed. }

Written by Sherri Stoner & Tom Ruegger
Storyboards by Byron Vaughns & Barry Caldwell
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Babs, Bosco & Honey  cameos: Ed Sullivan, Everyone ]

Music by Bill Ross

Starring the voices of:

Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Frank Welker		as Gogo
Danny Cooksey		as Montana
Greg Burson		as Elmer
Noel Blanc		as Porky
Jeff Bergman		as Bugs
B.J. Ward		as Honey

Animation by Kennedy Cartoons

Ink and Paint, Camera - Fil-Cartoons, Inc.

Whatever Happened to McLean Stevenson?

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs."

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#137: SAWDUST AND TOONSIL
Airdate: 11/5/90

[ Mediocre, but it had its moments. It's nice to see Gogo.  -NS ]

[ Does anyone but me recognize this as a take-off on an Ingmar Bergman film
titled SAWDUST AND TINSEL ([which is also] set at a circus)?  - JB ]

Written by Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell, IV
Storyboards by Chris Reccardi, Jim Fletcher & Rich Arons
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Buster, Babs, Plucky, Gogo, Silas Wonder, pegasus, dragon, sphinx ]

Music by Albert Olson

Starring the voices of:

Frank Welker		as Gogo
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Rob Paulsen		as Wonder
Susan Blu		as Sphinx

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Ink and Paint, Camera - Fil-Cartoons, Inc.

This Program Has Been Edited For Your Own Good

Tag - Gogo: "It's been surreal!"

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#135: SPRING IN ACME ACRES 
Airdate: 11/6/90

"Love Among the Toons"
Written by Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV & Eddie Fitzgerald
Directed by Kent Butterworth & Eddie Fitzgerald
[ Elmer, Concord, Buster, Babs, Montana  cameos: Sweetie, Bookworm ]

[ Babs & Montana? Oh, too weird. Funny though. Concord must go. Really.  -NS ]

"Elmyra's Spring Cleaning"
Written by Eddie Fitzgerald
Directed by Eddie Fitzgerald & Kent Butterworth
[ Elmyra  cameos: Tyrone, Furrball, Concord, Dizzy ]

"That's Incredibly Stupid"
Written by Chuck Menville
Directed by Kent Butterworth
[ Plucky, Dizzy ]

Music by Fred Steiner

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Danny Cooksey		as Max
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Rob Paulsen		as Concord
Greg Burson		as Cupid
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Ink and Paint, Camera - Fil Cartoons, Inc.

Today's L.A. Weather - Hot and Smoggy

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!"

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#152: PSYCHIC FUN-OMENON DAY 
Airdate: 11/7/90

[ The very opening scene of the circus shows:

Dizzy:  The World's Greatest Eater - Eats Anything!
Hamton: Thinnest Fat Guy in the World
Plucky: Flying Trapeze (but he's on a tightrope!?)
Gogo:   Non-Extinct Dodo
Elmyra: Bearded Lady  -JK ]

"Piece of Mind"
Written by Jim Reardon
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Calamity, Beeper, Wile E. Coyote ]

"Class Cut Up"
Written by Earl Kress, Tom Ruegger
Directed by Art Leonardi
[ Hamton, Michigan J. Frog, Foghorn Leghorn, Granny, Bugs, Dr. Ann T. Dote
cameos: Gogo, everyone else at school ]

{ Although the a.t.t-t gang dismiss this short as a direct rip-off of "One
Froggy Evening", I think it's great.  Hamton's insane/psychotic looks always
get me shooting milk out of my nose ...  I particularly like Wang's loving 
attention to detail of making that frog look disgustingly limp and lifeless
as Hamton desperately tries to make it dance.  A great short.  -ed. }

"Rear Window Pain"
Written by Earl Kress, Jim Reardon
Directed by Art Leonardi
[Plucky, Shirley, Elmer, Buster, Babs  cameos: Elmyra, Granny, Mary Melody]

Music by Steve Bramson

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Frank Welker		as Furrball  [ Riiight -- try Gogo  -JK ]
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Don Messick		as Hamton
June Foray		as Granny
John Hillner		as Michigan J. Frog
Jeff Bergman		as Elmer

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Favorite Cartoon - "One Froggy Evening"

Tag - Buster:  "And that's a wrap!"

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#149: THE WIDE WORLD OF ELMYRA
Airdate: 11/8/90

"Turtle Hurdle"
Written by Earl Kress & Tom Ruegger
Directed by Kent Butterworth
[ Elmyra, Tyrone Turtle, Michigan J. Frog  cameos: Buster & Babs, Yosemite Sam ]

"Drooley Davey"
Written by Tom Minton, Paul Dini & Beth Bornstein
Directed by Kent Butterworth
[ Elmyra, Davey ]

[ Check out the car's license plate as it leaves. This would have been a good
place for another Elmyra/Sneezer cartoon, IMHO. I'm envious of Davey because
of his Buster Bunny doll. It looks so much more realistic than the ones in the
stores ... This short represents a good data point in the ongoing debate of 
whether Elmyra is malicious or stupid.  -NS ]

"Go Fetch"
Written by Bob Carrau
Directed by Kent Butterworth
[ Elmyra, Barky  cameo: Hamton ]

[ Poor Barky. He's hooked on fetching, so he's forced into taking Elmyra's
abuse.  -NS ]

Music by Richard Stone

Starring the voices of:

Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Don Messick		as Hamton
Edan Gross		as Tyrone
Frank Welker		as Barky Marky
John Hilner		as Michigan J. Frog

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

[ Look at "Turtle Hurdle" for a prime example of a TMS trademark - it's
what I call "Tokyo Feet" - it's how TMS shows characters running really
quickly.  -NS ]

Guy With Really Red Face - Kent Butterworth

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#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."

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#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!"

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#111: CAREER OPPOR-TOON-ITIES
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!"

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#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."

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#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 graffitti 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.

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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."

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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."

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#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."

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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."

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#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."

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#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!"
 
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#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!" 

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#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!" 

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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!" 

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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!" 

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#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."

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#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' 

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#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!"

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#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!"

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#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!" 

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#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!"

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#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."

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#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. }

[ One thing has been bugging me about this parody.  Babs' line, "Gee,
Buswinkle, with all these dated 60's references, we won't have much of
a life in reruns!"  And I can almost hear, "...with all these dated
90's references ..."  -KP ]

(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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#173: BUSTER AND BABS GO HAWAIIAN
Airdate: 11/18/91

Written by Renee Carter, Sarah Creef, Amy Crosby
[ Everyone (and I mean everyone) but Furrball, Calamity, Beeper ]

{ This is the long-awaited episode written by the three 8th-grade girls who
are now no doubt enjoying unlimited wealth and fame ... :-)

And if you only see one or two Must See Episodes(tm) this year ... you
need to get out more.  No no, that came out wrong.  See this one!  -ed. }

{ Who directed it??  We do know that Spielberg personally worked with the
girls on this one ... perhaps he's an uncredited director?  Nawwwww ...
or is it possible?  -ed. }

[ Once it got going ... wow!!  I have to wonder just how much (or little)
of the final dialogue was actually written by the credited writers.  -KP
{ Considering how truly fresh and inspired the whole thing was, I'm willing
to give them the benefit of the doubt ...  -ed. } ]

{ More references and highlights than you can shake a stick at.  A sampling:

Nicholas Hollander, Paul Dini & Sherri Stoner playing cards (catch the
  LITTLE MERMAID poster!)
Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman from HOOK
BACK TO THE FUTURE's Doc Brown sitting next to George Lucas (in Vader garb)
Andrew Lloyd Webber in cat costume (reference to Spielberg's upcoming
  animated version of CATS)
The "Disney Invaders" video game
(What appeared to be) the girls' original storyboarding
The JAWS beach scene re-enactment }

Airplane cabin:

[ The first guy on the end (this would be the largish guy with round glasses)
is Joe Alaskey, and the woman to his left is Tress MacNeille.  -WB ]

[ Buster and Babs sit behind Charlie Adler ...  -JfK ]

[ Did anyone else catch Bugs' "Discovury" card, as in the space shuttle?  -RD ]


{ BTW, the Spielberg-playing-vidgames gag was a reference to SS having his own
personal video game arcade in his house at Universal Studios ... 

Buster riding the waves was fantastic!  Tokyo at its FINEST.

FYI: Plucky's line, "Only Warner Bros. would throw a luau inside a volcano"
is a stab at Warner's box-office bomb JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO.  (Now is that
an obscure reference or what? :-)  (Thanks to Will Bell for confirming my
suspicions)  -ed. }

Music by Richard Stone
 
Starring the voices of:
 
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Don Messick		as Hamton
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Danny Cooksey		as Monty
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Rob Paulsen		as Arnold
Kath Souci		as Sneezer
Greg Burson		as Bugs Bunny
Steven Spielberg	as Himself
 
Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha [sic] Co., Ltd.
 
Please Mail Your Unsolicited Manuscripts Along With A Stamped,
Self-Addressed Envelope To:  Some Other Show!
 
{ A fitting gag credit, considering how many goofy scripts they're 
undoubtedly going to be innundated with after this ...  -ed. }

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!" [ Surprise, surprise! ]

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#174: HENNY YOUNGMAN DAY
Airdate: 11/22/91

[ Henny Youngman's bits are the only good parts of this episode.  A shattering
failure all around.  -CA ]

"Stand-Up and Deliver"
Written by Sherri Stoner
Directed by Jon McClenahan
[ BBHP, Robin Killems ]

[ Remember that saccharine sweetness that was so prevalent the first week of
the second season?  It's baaaaaccck.  -CA ]

{ The Emo Philips squirrel was definitely a highlight, however  -ed. }

"The Potty Years"
Written by Tom Ruegger
Directed by Jon McClenahan
[ Little Plucky, Plucky's Parents, cameos: Furrball, Byron Bassett ]

[ Inexcusible.  -CA ]

[ I thought it was the funniest TT short ever.  -JW ]

{ This was just a sampling of the extremely dichotomized opinions regarding
this short.  The advocates enjoyed and related to the depiction of a child's
"formative years", while the naysayers couldn't find anything that remotely
resembled TINY TOONS in it. :-)  -ed. }

"Lame Joke"
Written by Shecky Hollander, Boom-Boom Stoner
Directed by Jon McClenahan   ^^^^^^^^^
[ BBHP, Henny Youngman ]

[ Lived up to its title.  -CB ]

Music by Steve Bramson

Starring the voices of:

Henny Youngman		as Henny Youngman
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Maurice LaMarche	as Robin Killems
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Nathan Ruegger		as Little Plucky

Animation Services - StarToons

Top Four Henny Youngman "Savers":
4. Here's Another One You May Not Like.
3. How Can You People Sleep With The TV On?
2. Two, Three, Four ... Is Anyone Still Watching?
1. We Will Pray Silently For The Episode That Just Died.

Tag - Little Plucky: "I wanna flush it again!"

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#172: LOVE DISCONNECTION
Airdate: 11/25/91

"My Dinner With Elmyra"
(double length short)
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Monty, Elmyra, Monty's mom  cameos: everyone ]

[ I felt it was a bit out of character for Elmyra to be aware of both her
physical and social appearance; e.g. trying to stifle her "hug you and
squeeze you" personality to impress Monty.  This one almost made me feel
sorry for Elmyra -- almost.  -VGR ]

{ Watch for the EDWARD SCISSORHANDS reference ...  -ed. }

[ "The Adventures of Fido and Mewmew" is a total swipe of the British
kiddie-movie, "The Adventures of Milo and Otis".  -RJ ]

"The Amazing Three"
Written by Arleen Sorkin and Beth Milstein
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Babs, Shriley, Fifi, Buster, Dizzy, Hamton, Plucky ]

[ All three of them look STUNNING!  WOW!  If you like these ladies, this
is a "miss this and you're dirt" episode.  -JSW ]

[ Without a doubt, Dizzy eating a stealth bomber is *begging* to be
scanned.  -VGR ]

[ Incidentally, "The Amazing Three" was the title of a Japanese cartoon back 
around '68.  It was about three galactic policemen who came to Earth to stop
warmongering maniacs with the help of their human friend Kenny.  The aliens
were a rabbit, a duck, and ... a horse. (Can't win 'em all)  -JfK ]

Music by Mark Watters

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Danny Cooksey		as Monty
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Frank Welker		as Gogo
Rob Paulsen		as Fowlmouth
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Gail Matthius		as Mitzi
Kath Souci		as Fifi

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsa Co. Ltd.

Don't Tell Anyone - Fifi Is Secretly Engaged To Paul Dini.

{ It's been confirmed that this does not mean that Kath Souci and Paul
Dini have a thing going; it's purely a furry animal fetish :-)  -ed. }

Tag - Elmyra: "Let the show begin!"

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#184: KON DUCKI
Airdate: 02/10/92

Written by Sherri Stoner, Peter Hastings, Stephen Hibbert
Storyboard by Eddie Fitzgerald, Jim Fletcher, Enrique May, Rusty Mills
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Plucky, Buster, Hamton, Sweetie  Cameos: Calamity, Fifi, Shirley, Sneezer ]

{ I've never been bombarded with so much Seventies' nostalgia in my life!
Lots of good moments in this one, including the "Making Of" segment in
Act III.  Plus, this is the first tolerable use of Sweetie to date.  -ed. }

[ "Day " cameos in Act I:

Day 3: Gilligan and the Skipper
Day 4: Mutiny on the Bounty.  "This ib Mubiny, Mr. Christian, Mubiny!"
Day 6: Jaws, of course
Day 9: [The _Nautilus_ from] 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea  - RD ]

[ [Re: Plucky's "P.S. 113" cap:]  That is in fact a reference to director
Rich Arons' grade school in New York City.  Plucky's hat is supposed to have
a different logo on it in every new scene (actually, a couple are re-used a
few times) -- I contributed "1941" (I was just kidding, Steven!) and the
anarchy symbol.  Hey, ya gotta have *some* fun on the job!  - JLw ]

Music by William Ross

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Candi Milo		as Sweetie
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Kath Souci		as Fifi
Hal Rayle		as Coast Guard [??] Captain

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsa Co. Ltd.

Abba Spelled Backwards Is Abba

Tag - Plucky: "Parting is such sweet sorrow."

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#185: SEPULVEDA BOULEVARD

[or: "How They Could Possibly Do a Good TTA Without Either Charlie Adler OR
Tress MacNeille"  -KP ]

Airdate: 2/17/92

Written by Deanna Oliver
Storyboard by Barry Caldwell, Jim Fletcher, Ken Harsha, David Schwartz,
Charles Visser, Pat Wong
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Monty, Elmyra, Hamton, Plucky, Furrball ]

{ In the tradition of CITIZEN MAX, another full-length film parody, this
one of Billy Wilder's SUNSET BLVD.  Sure, what 11-year-old wouldn't get
a gut-busting laugh out of *this*? :-)  Lots of great moments in this
one.  -ed. }

[ Geez, they laid the fourth-wall jokes on THICK today!
 
Hamton as the sadistic butler!  Who needs "Fleche de Lard"?
 
You think after this one, Furrball might take up bungee-jumping, just to
relax?
 
Overall: Not _quite_ "Citizen Max", but close.  B+.  -KP ]
 
Music by Albert Lloyd Olson

Starring the voices of:

Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Danny Cooksey		as Monty
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Rob Paulsen		as Cooper Deville

Animation Services - Akom Productions Co., Nelson Shin, President

Moral Of The Story - Wipe Your Feet.

Miss Elmyra's Hair & Make-Up By:  Floyd The Barber

{ hey kids!  *two* gag credits!  -ed. }

Tag - Elmyra: "Let the show begin!"

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#177: TAKE ELMYRA PLEASE
Airdate: 2/24/92

Story by Nicholas Hollander
Written by M.D. Sweeney, John McCann
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Elmyra & her new teevee family, Furrball  cameos: Buster & Babs ]

{ This was intended to be the pilot for the TTA spin-off ELMYRA'S FAMILY.
Are the TTA folks trying to pander to the SIMPSONS success?  If so, their
attempt was largely uninspired and most *un*-toonlike -- the whole thing felt
like a bad live-action TV movie!  The footage lifted from KACME TV made me
cringe.  -ed. }

[ What's with the rated-R semi-porn scene with Elmyra?!!  -SN ]

{ You mean the fact that her bikini top didn't have any straps holding it up? 
-ed. }

[ Overall I would give this episode a C+.  It would be a D, but I just can't do
that to a TMS show.  -JL ]

Starring the voices of:

Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Matt Frewer		as Mac Duff
Soleil Moon Frye	as Amanda Duff
Whitby Hertford		as Duncan Duff
Tress MacNeille		as Queegee  { and Elmyra's mom, it sounded like }
Rob Paulsen		as George
Stephen Bishop		as Mailman

{ Matt Frewer is the brilliant Canadian actor behind Max Headroom and "Doctor,
Doctor".  And we all have fond memories of Soleil Moon Frye as TV's "Punky
Brewster"... NOT!  -ed. }

Music by Albert Lloyd Olson

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsa Co., Ltd.

Hey Kids!  Did You Spot Waldo?

[ Look closely at the Mr. Skullhead show.  Waldo's there.  (My girlfriend
spotted him in the crowd scene on our second watching.)  -AMG ]

{ Note to myself:  Never underestimate the gag credit!  -ed. } ]

Tag - Furrball:  "ROOOOOOOAAAAAAARRRRR...meow!"

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#   : HOW I SPENT MY VACATION
Released 3/11/92 to home video
Running time: 80 minutes

Written By Paul Dini, Nicholas Hollander, Tom Ruegger, Sherri Stoner

Sequences Directed By Rich Arons, Byron Vaughns, Alfred Gimeno, Barry Caldwell,
                      Ken Boyer, Art Leonardi, Kent Butterworth

{ An unmistakably positively quintessential etched-in-stone miss-it-and-
face-public-disgrace Must See Episode(tm).  You've never seen 80 minutes
fly by so fast.  -ed. } 

[ Absolutely incredible.  Singlehandedly redeems the second season.  Each of
the divergent plot-lines is a riot, and the clever satire is back with a
vengeance.  -CA ]

[ Now we know why the second season was so lackluster ... they dumped all
their *good* gags into this film!  -WB ]

[ *Great!*  Original music ... beautifully done plot transitions ... great
celebrity parodies .... It's too good to miss.  - TS ]

[ The animation and humor in this video are TOTALLY DIFFERENT from WB Classic.
Heck, only three WB stars (old stars, that is) have cameo roles, and only one
speaking part!  A great intro for folks who think TTA is just a lame copy of
old Warner Brothers (NOT!)  -JK ]

{ I lost it for the extended DELIVERANCE reference:  the point-of-view pan
under the possum's bridge, and the obvious take on the famous "Dueling
Banjos".  Squeeeeeeeeel!  -ed. }

[ Praise: the allusion to Das Rheingold at the end of the Little Mermaid
sequence.   -AMG ]

[ That sphinx was Tom Ruegger, right?  -KP ]
                                          [ It looked like Chuck Jones to me.
                                          That would be more appropriate,
                                          wouldn't it?  -JB ]

[ Pee-wee Herman was in the movie theatre; could he have been ... naw.  -MH ]

{ Moment-Worth-Mentioning:  the hilarious take-off on the promo for the
Lucasfilm "THX" Theatre Sound System.  Priceless!  -ed. }

[ I rather liked the way many of the sequences were linked together ... almost
Monty-Python-ish.  -BA ]

[ When Elmyra shows her animal class a picture of "The most dangerous animal
in the forest" (Kiss me! Kiss me! Kiss me!) and the animals scream -- look
where the monkey is.  -TH ]

{ Note that Babs' Lucy impersonation ("Oh Ricky, I wanna be in the showwww!")
is two-two-TWO! references in one, being that Tress herself did the voice of
Luthy on Weird Al Yankovic's single "Ricky"  -ed. }

{ Note Babs' brief "Rowin'" song-n-dance -- in the span of about 10 seconds,
they reference Tina Turner and LAUGH-IN.  MST3K would be proud. :-)  -ed. }

[ Look at the back-drop/screen behind Babs and Buster when they're on
stage.  -TH ]

Music Composed By Steve Bramson, Bruce Broughton, Don Davis, Albert Olson,
                  Richard Stone, Steven James Taylor, Mark Watters


                   Starring the Voice Talents of:

Charlie Adler as Buster Bunny           Tress MacNeille as Babs Bunny

 Joe Alaskey as Plucky Duck               Don Messick as Hamton Pig
 
Jonathan Winters as Wade Pig             Edie McClurg as Winnie Pig

                    Frank Welker as Uncle Stinky

   Cree Summer as Elmyra                Sorrel Booke as Big Daddy Boo

[ As a TTAUEC staffer mentioned, Sorrel Booke's most famous role is "Boss Hogg"
from the old DUKES OF HAZZARD tv show.  Guess the man has a thing for playing
southern accents.  -RJ ]

                    Rob Paulsen as Foulmouth [sic]

Maurice LaMarche as Dizzy Devil       Gail Matthius as Shirley the Loon

     Kath Souci as Fifi                     Candi Milo as Sweetie


Reason This Movie Went Straight To Home Video:  Cuz It's So Darned Good!

Original Running Time:  8 Hours, 47 Minutes

Hey, What About That Urkel Kid?  Is He Funny Or What?

First Theatrical Screening:  June 8, 1991, Old Orchard Theatre,
                             Skokie, Illinois

Last Theatrical Screening:  (Same As Above)

This Film Has Been Edited For Your Protection.

Do Not Back Up - Severe Tire Damage

Sound Dimension Spatializer

Man In Sound Recording Booth Who Pushes That Funny Red
Button A Lot - Link Poonie

Moral of the Story (Pick One):
1. Enjoy Your Vacation.
2. Relish Your Youth.
3. Don't Pick Up Chainsaw-Wielding Hitchhikers.
4. Feature Length Movies Should Not Have 18 Different Plots.

Animation Production - Tokyo Movie Shinsa Co., Ltd.

Additional Viking Dialogue - Jerry Van Dyke

These End Credits - Are Interminable.

Top 4 Reasons A Caricature Of David Letterman Is In This Video:
4. We Admire His Comedy Stylings.
3. We Wanted To Use Merv Griffin, But He Threatened To Sue.
2. We Needed Some Filler.
1. We're Brown-Nosing Weasels Who Want Him To Mention Us On His Show.

Other Stuff Done By - Some Guy Named Bob.

And That's The Final End Credit.



We Lied.



The Cast

Buster Bunny ......................... Charlie Adler
Babs Bunny ........................... Tress MacNeille
Plucky Duck .......................... Joe Alaskey
Hamton Pig ........................... Don Messick
Wade Pig ............................. Jonathan Winters
Winnie Pig ........................... Edie McClurg
Uncle Stinky ......................... Frank Welker
Elmyra ............................... Cree Summer
Shirley the Loon ..................... Gail Matthius
Fowlmouth ............................ Rob Paulsen
Dizzy Devil .......................... Maurice LaMarche
Fifi ................................. Kath Souci
Sweetie .............................. Candi Milo
Big Daddy Boo ........................ Sorrel Booke
Big Boo .............................. Tress MacNeille
Sissy Boo ............................ Gail Matthius
Little Boo ........................... Kath Souci
Byron Basset ......................... Frank Welker
Johnny Pew ........................... Rob Paulsen
Mary Melody .......................... Cree Summer
Furrball ............................. Frank Welker
Banjo The Woodpile Possum ............ Rob Paulsen
Tupelo Toad .......................... Joe Alaskey
Sneezer .............................. Kath Souci
Little Beeper ........................ Frank Welker
Mr. Hitcher .......................... Rob Paulsen
Valhalla ............................. As Himself

Superman Created By Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
Copyright and Trademark DC Comics, Inc.

Our Only Regret:  Joe Piscopo

"Waiting For The Clock / Tiny Toon Adventures Vacation Main Title Theme"
  Music: Bruce Broughton
  Lyrics: Tom Ruegger & Wayne Kaatz

"Beneath The Ocean" and "Happy World Land Anthem"
  Music: Bruce Broughton
  Lyrics: Paul Dini

"Tiny Toon Adventures End Title Theme"
  Music: Bruce Broughton
  Lyrics: Sherri Stoner

Woman Who Cleans Studio - Queegee Bananahoe

The Characters In This Photoplay Are Fictitious.  Any Similarity To Persons
Living, Dead, or Undead, For That Matter, Is Purely Coincidental.

Suggested Retail Price - $19.95 Without Rebate

With Rebate - About A Buck And A Quarter

Color By TECHNICOLOR

DOLBY STEREO

Tag - Byron: [sniff sniff sniff] "Woof."

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Chronological Listing of Episodes:  THIRD SEASON (1992-1993)
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#182: TOONS FROM THE CRYPT
Airdate: 00/00/92 (never aired)

{ This is the famous "lost episode" of TTA, a fully-completed episode with
shorts and linking material inspired by HBO's "Tales From The Crypt", which
was rejected by Fox's Standards & Practices department (a.k.a. censors).

Incidentally, the voice of the HBO Cryptkeeper is none other than John
Kassir!  (Oh, the sweet irony of Kassir doing Buster doing Kassir doing
the Keeper ... :-)  -ed. }

One short from this episode has actually made it to air, courtesy of an
obscure TTA spin-off series:

"Wait Till Your Father Gets Even"
(First aired 11/7/92 on THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW)
Written by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Plucky, Hamton, Wade & Winnie Pig  cameo: Uncle Stinky ] }

{ A second short from this null-episode, called "Night of the Living Pets",
is due out on the TTA video compilation "Fiendishly Funny Adventures" in
February 1994.  Watch for it.  -ed. }

-------------------------------
#178: THIRTEENSOMETHING
Airdate: 9/14/92
 
Written by Sherri Stoner
Storyboard by Tony Craig & Jim Fletcher, Jon McClenahan & John Hayes,
              Lou Police, Brian Mitchell & Joey Banaszkiewicz
Directed by John McClenahan
[ Babs, Buster, Plucky, Shirley, Elmyra  cameos: various celebs ]
 
{ For the new season, we see B&B sharing a smooch, Babs with cleavage,
Plucky hitting on Shirley ... did the toons complete puberty during
reruns? :-)  -ed. }
 
[ In case you blinked, that man tied up on Carson's sofa was Jay Leno  -KP ]

[ The influence of "Tootsie" abounded.  "You could really use a facial
wax" -- hee hee!  -JfK ]

[ { Regarding the VARIETOON "Hix Stix Nix Pix" headline: }
The title comes from a well-known satirical novel of Hollywood called
"Stix Nix Hix Pix."  The phrase is borrowed from the Hollywood trade
papers such as "Variety" and "Hollywood Reporter," which often invent
their own words to supplement their stories.  -EW ]

Music by Richard Stone
 
Starring the voices of:
 
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Rob Paulsen		as Jason
Danny Gans		as Johnny Carson
Valari [sic] Bromfield	as Mary Hartless
Roger Rose		as David Letterman
 
Animation Services - Startoons
 
The Character of "Flint" Is In No Way Based On Flint Dille.
Honest, Flint.  No, Really ...
 
[ If I remember correctly, Flint Dille wrote the screenplay to Spielberg's
"An American Tail: Fievel Goes West"  -VR  { Apparently Dille is a well-
known writer for animated TV and movies ... *I've* never heard of him :-) 
-ed. } ]

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs."

-------------------------------
#181: NEW CLASS DAY
Airdate: 9/15/92
 
"Just-Us League of Supertoons"
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Batduck, Decoy the Pig Hostage, Superbun, Wex Wuthor, Dasher, Hawkloon,
Wonderbabs, Aquamutt, Pink Canary, Keen Arrow, Scentanna ]

[ This one seemed very unoriginal, borrowing stuff from Vitello's "Bat's
All Folks" and DC Comics continuity and hoping the whole thing would come
together.  -CA ]

"Sound Off"
Directed by Byron Vaughns
Written by Paul Dini
[ Buster, Babs, Dizzy, Fifi ]
 
{ This one was very cool.  Got all the jabs at 30's-style animation down
perfectly.  I noticed the soundtrack couldn't resist lapsing back into
Carl-Stalling-mode, though ...  -ed. }

[ Very "interesting".  I was most amused by the nutty way the characters
were drawn, especially Dizzy.  Very close to the old Bosko cartoons.  They
compromised it with the cards, however.  And the sound FX.  -WB ]

"A Night In Kokomo"
Directed by Byron Vaughns
Written by Sherri Stoner
[ Babs as Groucho, Buster as Chico, Gogo as Harpo  cameos: Plucky & Hamton ]
 
[ Babs just goes absolutely wild.  The casting is perfect, although both
Plucky and Hamton suffered severe deja vu in their cameo appearances towards
the end.  -KP ]

[ Again, very "interesting".  Not many people can appreciate Marx Bros-type
humor.  You have to pay close attention or you will miss a lot of the jokes.
Gogo as Harpo was very appropriate.  (For a real cerebral challenge, watch
one of the old movies -- I suggest "Duck Soup" as a starter.)  -WB ]

Music by William Ross
 
Starring the voices of:
 
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Danny Cooksey		as Monty
Frank Welker		as Gogo
 
Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.
 
Black and White Is Cheaper To Paint
 
Aquaman, Batman, Flash, Hawkman, Justice League, Superman and
Wonder Woman are trademarks of D.C. Comics Inc. (c) 1992.  All
rights Reserved.  Used with permission.
 
Tag - Dizzy: "Show over!" 

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#190: FOX TROT
Airdate: 9/16/92
 
{ Yes, much to our collective chagrin, this episode *was* named
after You-Know-Which-Network ... at least B&B lashed out with some 
irreverance ...  -ed. }
 
"My Brilliant Revenge!"
Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Plucky, Hamton  cameo: Buster ]
 
{ Huh?  Did a Fox executive write this one?  I sat scratching my head
through most of it.  And Akom was getting weeeeird with the animation,
too -- at one point Hamton's head looked like it was going to float 
off the chair ...  -ed. }

"Can't Buy Me Love"
Directed by Ken Boyer
Written by Deanna Oliver
[ Elmyra, Furrball, Rhoda, Monty  cameo: Calamity as "The Shlocketeer" ]
 
[ I almost retched when she gave her little magic green elf friendship speech
at the end.  BLECH! ! ! !  And why did they go to all the trouble to get
Sally Struthers just to say all of two lines?  (Granted, she's probably
working cheap.  Or maybe even free.)  -WB ]

"Phone Call from the 405"
Directed by Ken Boyer
Written by Tom Ruegger
[ Babs, Buster, Sneezer, Steven Spielberg ]
 
{ Awesome, I loved it!  The whole thing felt like one big entre-act, which
I actually kind of liked -- kind of a Letterman- or Shandling-esque breaking
of convention.  Frank Welker does a noble Spielberg impression, but if
you close your eyes and think Fred from Scooby Doo it falls apart rather
quickly  :-)  -ed. }
 
[ Using Sneezer was so off-the-wall it was funny.  NOTE: Buster finally
admits: "You're the popular one!"  SS's recreated chase scene was rather
dull, however.  -WB ]

Music by Albert Lloyd Olson
 
Starring the voices of:
 
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Danny Cooksey		as Montana Max
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Sally Struthers		as Rhoda's Mom
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Kath Souci		as Sneezer
Frank Welker		as Steven Spielberg
 
Animation Services - Akom Productions Co., Nelson Shin, President
 
Steven's Car Phone # - 555-5555 (1.95 Per Minute)
 
Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!"

-------------------------------
#189: WHAT MAKES TOONS TICK
Airdate: 9/17/92

[ "What Makes Toons Tick"???  Terribly misleading title.  "What Makes Viewers
Sick" is more like it.  Sorry, I can't even find any redeeming lines, mostly
because I watched the first two shorts with the sound turned off.  I think
the less said the better.  -KP ]
 
"Whirlwind Romance"
Written by Dale Hale
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Dizzy, Whirlwind, Mitzi & friends  cameos: Buster, Calamity, Babs,
                                             Elmyra, Monty, Gogo ]

{ (Only) Notable moment:  Gogo courting that blender!  -ed. }

"Going Up"
Story by Tom Ruegger
Written by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Little Plucky, Plucky's mom, Little Babs, Mr. Hitcher from HISMV
cameos: Buster, Calamity ]

{ Argh!  Not Little Plucky again!  Well, at least we had some decent moments
of TTA humor this time 'round -- rose the quality level from vomitous up to
moderate nausea ... :-)  -ed. }

"Nothing To Sneeze At"
Written by Beth Bornstein
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Sneezer, Oogie  cameo: Buster, Calamity, Hamton ]

{ Loved the perspective-shift tracking shot.  The extreme close-up of
Sneezer at the end was classic.  Thumbs up for this short!  The other two
get erased.  -ed. }

[ The VCR found the following monsters in Hell's unemployment line:  Elmyra's
vampire, Witch Hazel, the Hair Monster (Gossamer), a Gremlin, [ Melvin from
"Hare Raising"  -WB ], an Instant Martian, and Hugo the Abominable Snowman.
Also, is it me or did the receptionist have a vague resemblance to the girl
from BEETLEJUICE?  -KP ]   { I thought she looked more like Elvira  -ed. }

[ One thing really angered me!  I've always thought that if Witch Hazel were
ever to appear in a TTA episode, we'd at least be able to hear the real June
Foray do the voice.  So what happens?  I've had to listen to June Foray's
heinously inaccurate rendition of Granny, but for Witch Hazel, they don't
want to bother!  Ooo, dammit!  Pathetic.  -VGR ]

Music by Fred Steiner

With the voice talents of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Kath Souci		as Sneezer
Rob Paulsen		as Hiker
Gail Matthius		as Mitzi
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Nathan Ruegger		as Little Plucky

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha [sic] Co. Ltd.

What These Three Cartoons Have In Common:  Nothing

Tag - Little Plucky: "I wanna flush it again!"

-------------------------------
#186: FLEA FOR YOUR LIFE
Airdate: 9/18/92
 
Directed by Ken Boyer, Tony Craig
Written by Wayne Kaatz
[ Flio, Itchy & family, Boss Tick, Furrball, Byron, Elmyra
cameos: Buster, Plucky ]
 
[ I'm sorry, but this episode reminded me of (retch) Disney's Chip-n-Dale's
Rescue Rangers, Boss Tick and all.  Honestly, I tuned out (or, more like
turned off the VCR) after the first act.  -MK ]

Music by Richard Stone
 
Starring the voices of:
 
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Cree Summer		as Elmyra {and Itchy}
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Rob Paulsen		as Flick
Jim Cummings		as Papa
Whitby Hertford		as Flio
 
Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co. Ltd.
 
It Didn't Work On Paper - It Doesn't Work On Film
 
Tag - Byron: [sniff sniff sniff] "Woof."
 
-------------------------------
#097: RETURN OF BATDUCK
Airdate: 9/19/92 (on THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW, 10:00 am EST)

{ Gasp and drool!  A Must See Episode(tm)!

And really, what media-savvy animated series would be complete without a
biting reference to T2?  Although I wish we could've heard Arnie say
"he's mehd of liquid mehtal" ... :-)  -ed. }

Written by Peter Hastings
Storyboards by Jim fletcher, Eddie Fitzgerald, Rusty Miller, Jenny Lerew
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Plucky, Hamton, Tim Burton, Buster, Babs  cameos: Arnold Schwarzenegger, 
Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Young, Kevin Costner as Robin Hood,
and more! ]

[ Originally, this was supposed to air in prime-time to coincide with the
release of BATMAN RETURNS, and it's pretty obvious that they were expecting
a larger adult audience than they would have in a Saturday am slot.  (Come
on, what kid's gonna get the Sean Young joke?)  -JfK ]

Music by Richard Stone

Starring the voice talents of:

Joe Alaskey        as Plucky
Don Messick        as Hamton
John Kassir        as Buster
Tress MacNeille    as Babs
Frank Welker       as Guard
Jeff Bennett       as Kevin Costner
Maurice LaMarche   as Tim Burton
Cree Summer        as Elmyra

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

Plucky's Cape Provided By - Siegfried & Roy

Batman and all related elements are the property of (C) 1992 DC Comics, 
Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

Tag - Plucky: "Parting is such sweet sorrow."

-------------------------------
#193: TOONS TAKE OVER
Airdate: 9/21/92
 
Written by Peter Hastings
Storyboards by Barry Caldwell, Charles Visser, Ken Mitchroney,
               Pat Wong, Keith Tucker, Ed Baker
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Cooper deVille ]
 
[ Oh, dear.  It seems they finally went too far with the in-jokes.

Maybe not *the* most disappointing episode ever ("Duck Dodgers Jr." still
holds that mark), but nevertheless, I was not terribly thrilled.
 
[There was a scene cut] of Paul Dini jumping out his window after being
confronted with the massive script.  Someone here got that straight from
Dini himself, as I recall.
 
'Zounds!  I prithee pray thee, knave, take thine arms hence and thence and
bestoweth thy freedom on this, the fair maiden-at-arms."  "You talkin' to
me?"  No accounting for taste from those kids ...  -KP ]

Music by Albert Lloyd Olson
 
Starring the voices of:
 
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Don Messick		as Hamton
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Rob Paulsen		as Cooper deVille
Gail Matthius		as Sherri Stoner
Maurice LaMarche	as Board Artist
Roger Rose		as Reporter
Andrea Romano		as Andrea Romano The Magnificent
 
{ Andrea Romano is in charge of Casting and Voice Direction.  -ed. }
 
Animation Services - Freelance Animators, New Zealand
 
Hey! We Lost A Paperclip! Whoever Took It, Give It Back Right Now! -
Oh, Wait. We Found It. Nevermind.
 
Tag - Buster & Babs: "Aloooooooha!"

-------------------------------
#194: TWO-TONE TOWN
Airdate: 9/28/92

Written by Deanna Oliver
Storyboard by Joe Banaszkiewicz, Tony Craig, Brian Mitchell, Lou Police
Directed by Ken Boyer
[ Buster, Babs, Plucky, Foxy, Roxy, Goopy, Daffy, Yosemite Sam
cameos: Porky, Foghorn, Pepe, Taz, Elmer ]

{ The conceptual pilot for TTA's next-of-kin, ANIMANIACS -- see a resemblance
between AN's Yakko, Wakko & Dot and the three Warner two-tones who cause
Buster and Babs to worry about their jobs?  Gotta {love,double take on,
wince at} that foreshadowing ... :-)  -ed. }

[ From what little I saw of the two-tones, I think these guys were a better
choice than Bosko and Honey as stars-of-the-past-who-perhaps-deserve-a-
second-chance.
 
This "Goopy" guy -- I wouldn't be surprised if Disney had an absolute fit
over him.  And a lawsuit or two.  I think this is made ever more likely
as this character isn't half bad.  -KP ]
 
[ From _Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies - A Complete Illustrated Guide to 
the Warner Brothers Cartoons_ by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald (If you 
don't have this book, for Gods sake! Go get it!), page 10-11:
 
  GOOPY GEAR (1932)
     In a crowded nightclub, everyone is asking for Goopy Gear, the star 
     performer.  Goopy, a piano-playing dog character, comes on stage and 
     performs the number "I Have Not Studied Music."  He sees three cats
     eating spaghetti and accompanies them to the tune of "The Sidewalks
     of New York."  Goopy next performes "Tiger Rag" four handed - his
     two hands and two gloves!
 
>From _The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cartoon Animals_ by Jeff Rovin, 
page 98:
 
  FOXY
     Pedigree.  Early cartoon character from Warner Brothers.
     Biography.  A bipedal fox who looks like Mickey Mouse, except for his
     spats, fluffy tail, and ears - which are shaped like spades on playing 
     cards.  Foxy is an impatient, sometimes violent critter.  At a saloon
     in his screen debut ("Lady Play Your Mandolin") he punches out his horse
     when the animal wants to dance.  In his second cartoon (Smile, Darn Ya,
     Smile) he whips out a pin and punctures a heavyset woman who can't
     squeeze into a trolley.  Foxy has an unnamed fox girlfriend who looks
     just like him.

There were only three Foxy cartoons, all of them released in 1931.  -MH ]
 
[ To whoever looks for cameos, the guy at the end looked like Buddy Hackett.

Buster looks grotesque in drag.  Also Charlie Adler's southern accent is
brain-melting.  -JfK ]

{ The music, however, was absolutely splendid.  Go back and watch it again,
this time keeping an extra ear on the soundtrack.  -ed. }

Music by William Ross

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Greg Burson		as Daffy
Maurice LaMarche	as Yosemite Sam
Robert Morse		as Goopy
Desiree Goyette		as Roxy
Rob Paulsen		as Foxy
Frank Welker		as Big Lee

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

Quote Of The Day - "Do You Like Our Butts And Ears Better Up Or Down?"

Tag - Buster & Babs: "Say good night, Babs." "Good night, Babs."

-------------------------------
#192: BUSTER'S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Airdate: 11/02/92
 
"Fit To Be Stewed"
(double length short)
Written by Sherri Stoner, Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Buster, Babs, Sandy Witch  cameos: Furrball, Sweetie ]
 
[ Babs turned into a common pet rabbit was too silly for words ("Babs! Say
something!"  >drink< >drink< >drink< ), and Buster's deadpans and facial
expressions saved those very old jokes he told.  B-)  -RJ ]

[ Yes, the first Witch Hazel cartoon appeared in 1954.  And, in that cartoon,
Bugs retrieves magic dust from behind an "In Case Of Emergency Break Glass"
and hurls it at the witch.  Deja vu blues!  -WB ]

"Ducklahoma"
(First aired 9/28/92 on THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW)
Directed by Rich Arons
Written by Peter Hastings
[ Buster, Plucky, Shirley, Hamton, Elmyra  cameos: Furrball, Babs ]
 
{ One of the finest shorts in a *looooong* time.  Don't miss!  -ed. }

[ I'm split over whose solo was better, Plucky's or Elmyra's.

As for the ending, sorry, I saw that coming.  They're gonna have to be
a little less obvious next time if they're gonna catch Ol' Blue Ears
off-guard.  -KP ]

Music by Albert Lloyd 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
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Candi Milo		as Sweetie
Sally Struthers		as Sandy Witch
 
Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co. Ltd.
 
"Buster's Directorial Debut" Is Also Buster's Directorial Swan Song
 
Tag - Furrball: "ROOOOOOAAAAAAAAARRRR....meow!"

-------------------------------
#195: WASHINGTOON
Airdate: 11/04/92
 
Written by Nicholas Hollander
Storyboards by Craig Armstrong, Marc Schirmeister,
               Glenn Vilppu, Sherilan Weinhart
Directed by Alfred Gimeno
[ everybody, president of "Adults Against Funny Cartoons" ]
 
[ They really slammed Quayle HARD.  Not that I'm complaining.  Besides,
there was that Ted Kennedy gag thrown in for balance.

I nominate this episode for the "topical reference with shortest shelf-life"
award.  I can hear the clock ticking on this one already.  I dread the day
that I watch this with my kids, and have to explain to them who the blond guy
is.  -DM ]

[ Hamton in a French Maid's Outfit?  Where did THIS come from?

I think I can understand why this ep was not shown yesterday.  If I knew Dan
Quayle was a Tiny Toons fan I wouldn't have voted for Clinton. :-)  -APY

{ This episode was slated to air on November 3rd -- Election Day 1992 -- but
was mysteriously re-scheduled at the last minute  -ed. }  ]

Music by William Ross
 
Starring the voices of:
 
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Louise Duart		as Barbara Walters
 
Animation Services - Akom Productions Co., Nelson Shin, President
 
Guess What We Are?
A. Republicans
B. Democrats
C. As Of This Broadcast Being Investigated By The F.B.I.
 
Tag - Gogo: "It's been surreal!"

-------------------------------
#180: TOON TV
Airdate: 11/09/92
 
Written by Rich Arons, Sherri Stoner, Peter Hastings
Storyboards by Alfred Gimeno, Jim Fletcher, Rusty Mills
               Enrique May, Eddie Fitzgerald
Directed by Rich Arons
[ everybody, Mr. Hitcher, Vanilla Lice ]
 
{ Alright already!  This one generated more extreme reactions than the
(in)famous FIELDS OF HONEY, it seems.  Personally I'd recommend it as a
Must See Episode(tm) -- the MTV-style mockery was in full force, some
*priceless* moments, and the Wang animation was spot-on.  However, many
folks were annoyed by the archaic choice of song material, the literal
interpretations, the absence of They Might Be Giants -- in short, the 
departure from the slick attitude of TTMTV.  It was reported that a TTA
staff member, guesting at a convention, said it was their intent to move
away from TTMTV's hip angle.  Love it or hate it, you best check it out
when it next airs ...  -ed. }
 
[ { Regarding gripes about stoopid song material: }

I'm sure everybody out there could come up with killer songs that would be
great to "do" MTV- (or TTA-) style.  One hitch, though -- the companies
[...] that OWN just about every great song you could think of, charge a LOT
of money for the rights to use them in a television episode in their entirety.
Our budgets are limited on TTA just as they are for every TV show.  -JLw ]

{ Please note that while TINY TOON MUSIC TELEVISION's featured tracks by
They Might Be Giants were not public domain like the songs in TOON TV (read:
free), there was a connection in that TMBG are Warner artists -- the producers
may have gotten a special package deal for that.  Ms. Lerew noted that even
though both TTA and TMBG lived under the same Warner umbrella, royalty costs
and rights would normally still cost through the nose ...  -ed. }

[ The backgrounds for the Babs & Buster intro/linking segments were indeed
crew members from the show ... including Sherri
Stoner.  I wouldn't let Rich videotape me,
though.  No way! :)  -JLw ]
                             [ Sherri Stoner ... appears just before the
                               first song and right at the end.  -ASF ]
                             [ That's Paul Dini doing the wild takes right
                               before her -- sorta chubby face ...  -RD ]

Act I:
 
The Shoop-Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Betty Everett

[ Nice imagery, and a nice parody of Superman and Lois.  -KP ]

[ The mermaid is probably a reference to the fact that the song was revived
by Cher in the movie "Mermaids".  -EVL ]

"Video Game Blues" (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy & Russian Dance from
                    Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite")
(First aired 9/26/92 on THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW)

{ ObAmigaPlug:  Animation director Rusty Mills used an Amiga 3000 to render
the wireframe animations of Plucky's spaceship and the Martian spaceships.
Mills strived to achieve a "lifelike" cartoon effect with squash-n-stretch,
rapid motion and snaps -- all done inside the Amiga -- instead of settling
for the cold, unnatural feel usually found with other computer animation.
Amiga IS pure computing satisfaction!  -ed. }
 
[ The design of Plucky's father in that short was changed into a duck-
caricature of -- Eddie Fitzgerald!  Incidentally, Eddie has probably been
the most-caricatured TTA staffer in Tiny Toons ... I wonder how many sharp-
eyed viewers have noticed?  [In FIELDS OF HONEY, for instance], an entire
audience is comprised of laughing Eddies (he has one of the all-time great 
guffaws).  -JLw ]

Act II:
 
Nothing Comes Close To You - Skinhead O'Connell

{ This isn't exactly how the title's really spelled, but I just *can't*
give it away before you see it  -ed. }

[ It takes forever to build up to, and the joke's pretty obscure, but if
you get it, it's an `A'.  -CA ]

"The Name Game"
 
{ Ralph (Bakshi?) from THE BUSTER BUNNY BUNCH makes an appearance  -ed. }
 
[ "The Name Game" was done for the show way before songs were picked for the
Tiny Toon album, not the other way 'round.  And incidentally, originally the
"chorus" sang: "let's do 'Plucky'!, and Elmyra responds: "IIIII don't think
soooooo ...", but this was taken out as being too "leading" -- I *think* by
Fox BS&P [Bureau of Standards & Practices]  -JLw ]

Toon Out, Toon In - Vanilla Lice
 
{ Complete with the grainy samples.  Oh, this was a gem!  This more than
redeems them for Gang Busters ... (although Joe Alaskey really needs to
learn some rhythm)  -ed. }
 
[ This one was final proof that Nick Sayer was wrong.  White toons *CAN*
rap -- they just don't necessarily get it right the first time.  I didn't
want this one to end, and it didn't have to.  They had Shirley and Fifi to
go!  Heck, they could have done Sweetie!  And Fowlmouth!  And Mary!  And
Arnold!  And Concord!  And Bookworm!  And ... (gasp, choke, kindly remove
your hands from my throat, I'll stop)  -KP ]
 
Act III:
 
Do You Love Me? (How I Learned To Dance) - The Contours

[ Brilliant implied reference to the prom episode.  Buster turns the tables
on Babs in 12 minutes flat!  And the tail end ... what is it that I love so
much about seeing Babs embarrassed?  YES!  -KP ]
 
[ The never-ending reprises and the snooty interpretation of the lyrics was
a highlight.  A.  -CA ]

Yakkity Yak - The Coasters
(First aired 9/26/92 on THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW)
 
{ The storyboarding had a lot of energy -- tons o' fun.  Watch for
HISMV's Mr. Hitcher  -ed. }

Music by Bruce Broughton
 
Starring the voices of:
 
Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Frank Welker		as Gogo
Rob Paulsen		as Vanilla Lice
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
 
Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.
 
Name Inadvertently Omitted In "The Name Game" - Plucky

{ BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!  -ed. }

[ I love it!  I can just picture eight-year-olds all over the country
doing "Plucky" in front of their parents.  -KP ]

Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

-------------------------------
#187: GRANDMA'S DEAD
Airdate: 11/10/92

Written by Deanna Oliver
Storyboards by Glenn Vilppu
Directed by Alfred Gimeno
Co-directed by David West
[ Elmyra & family, Furrball, Byron ]

{ While I disapprove of the formula-TV style of these defunct "Elmyra's
Family" episodes, I must admit that this one had some funny moments.  Worth
a look-see, but both this and the pilot TAKE ELMYRA PLEASE should get as
little encouragement from us as possible ...  -ed. }

[ Someone at TTA is a Carol Burnett fan ... first Vicki Lawrence High (in
THIRTEENSOMETHING) and now Harvey Korman Elem.  Weird continuity though --
isn't Elmyra a student at Acme Loo?!  The skullhead thing is too surreal
for words.  -WB ]

Music by Richard Stone

Starring the voices of:

Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Frank Welker		as Byron
Tress MacNeille		as Mom
Matt Frewer		as Mac Duff
Soliel [sic] Moon Frye	as Amanda Duff
Fran Ryan		as Grandma
Whitby Hertford		as Duncan Duff
Beverly Archer		as Kleinerman
Roger Rose		as Taxi Driver
Dan Castellaneta	as Jeffries

Animation Services - Akom Productions Co., Nelson Shin, President

TV Guide Said That Writer, Deanna Oliver, Was "Deliciously
Clever" - But That Was Another Episode.

Tag - Furrball:  "ROOOOOOOAAAAAAARRRRR...meow!"

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#191: MUSIC DAY
Airdate: 11/11/92

{ That's right!  It's a Must See Episode(tm)!  -ed. }

[ Absolutely one of the strongest shorts-days of the entire series.
Amazing it should come down the pike in the otherwise feeble third
season!  -CA ]
 
[ Well, much more laffs per minute than any other 3rd season so far.  Even
my wife watched all 3 acts.  Now THAT's QUALITY!!  -WB ]

All shorts directed by Alfred Gimeno, co-directed by David West

"Ruffled Ruffee"
Written by Sherri Stoner
Story by Tom Ruegger
[ Buster, Ruffee, an endless sea of young zombies ]

[ Oh, the Raffi parody was dead on.  I wouldn't wish his music even on
those little screaming heathen children at McDonald's.  The crowd of kids
mindlessly swooning back 'n forth to his crooning was too much.  -WB ]

[ Didn't ya just love the reference to the classic Bugs routine in "Long
Haired Hare" (i.e. Buster takes his hands out of his gloves to do
something else; the hands go blissfully on).  Also loved the message:
ROCK 'N' ROLL!  -TN ]

[ Look at the faces on the kids when Ruffee is singing to them.  To me,
they look almost *exactly* like the face of a kid named Ralph Phillips,
from Chuck Jones' "From A to Z-Z-Z" (and I believe, at least one other
cartoon whose title(s) escape me at this moment.)  Same dreamy, kinda
goofy expression.  -TN ]

"The Horn Blows At Lunchtime"
Written by Chris Ostuki, Tom Ruegger

{ Now *this* is what I like to see: a thoroughly sophomoric premise turned
into a loony 7-minute *gem*.  Kudos to Gimeno and writer Chris Ostuki --
well directed and written.  The look on Dizzy's face is destined to become
a GIF'd classic ...  -ed. }

[ Favorite side-gag: Buster and Babs breaking out the popcorn and watching
the food fight with interest.  -RJ ]

[ Dang it, they are just going to keep doing that theme song every which
way until the thing falls apart, aren't they?  -KP ]

"Loon Lake"
Written by Paul Dini

[ "Monteo and Julieidiot".  BWAHAHA!!  Quite possibly the best use of
Shirley since ... well, maybe ever.  Though I wish that when Shirley had
said she'd "rise above" the swans, she had meant that literally.  -KP ]

[ Ever notice [Dini]'s ability to create stories with genuine emotional pull?
It's amazing.  I also like hearing Babs doing her psycho laugh.  - CA ]

Music by Richard Stone

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Rob Paulsen		as Ruffee
Kath Souci		as Sneezer
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Gail Matthius		as Shirley

Animation Services - Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co. Ltd.

Just Between Us - Letterman Should Have Gotten The Carson Gig

Tag - Fifi: "Au revoir, my petit potato du couch!"

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#196: THE HORROR OF SLUMBER PARTY MOUNTAIN
Airdate: 11/12/92

Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Greg Reyna
Storyboard By Rusty Mills, Eddie Fitzgerald, Jim Fletcher and Jenny Lerew
[ Elmyra, Mistress Who's A Dork; Buster, Furrball, Babs, Fifi, Shirley,
Hamton, Plucky, One-Eyed Jack ]

[ Incidentally, this was the last TTA episode to be produced (with the
exception of the two "specials", RETURN OF BATDUCK and the Christmas
episode).  By the time my unit had finished it in September of last
year (!), the rest of the staff had moved on to developing ANIMANIACS,
where we joined them later.  -JLw ]

Music by Steve Bramson

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler/
John Kassir		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 One-Eyed Jack
Gail Matthius		as Shirley

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Elmyra's Wardrobe By:  Miss Take

Tag - Furrball: "ROOOOOOAAAAAAAAARRRR....meow!"

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#183: SPORTS SHORTS
Airdate: 11/13/92

"Minister Golf"
(First aired 10/3/92 on THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW)
Written by Tom Ruegger
Directed by Alfred Gimeno
Co-directed by David West
[ Buster, Babs, Hamton, Plucky, Little Plucky, Plucky's dad
cameo: Little Babs ]

[ Anyone want to start an in-depth analysis of why folks are so vehemently
divided on Baby Plucky shorts?  I don't think there's anyone who's
indifferent to BP; either you like him or you hate him.  -RJ ]

"The Undersea World of Fifi"
(double-length short)
Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Alfred Gimeno
Co-directed by David West
[ Fifi, Elmyra, Hamton, Plucky ]

[ I have been wondering what the heck is going on with Fifi anyway.  I mean,
she was fairly visible in the first season, but these past two seasons ...
"The Amazing Three" and the slumber party episode are the only two with any
really good Fifi exposure.

The undersea episode?  What an insult!  They take an idea that could have
given her both great lines and lots of visibility and turn it into nothing
but an Elmyra double-short!

Finally, again, as has been pointed out, I was severely disappointed Fifi
didn't get mentioned in the rap song on the TOON TV episode.  -DP ]

Music by Eric Schmidt

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Kath Souci		as Fifi
Frank Welker		as Gogo
Don Messick		as Hamton
Sue Blu			as Sphinxy
Nathan Ruegger		as Little Plucky

Animation Services - Akom Productions Co., Nelson Shin, President

Appearing As Sea Monkeys: Brine Shrimp

Recipe For "Brine Shrimp La Fume"
 8,000 Tsp. Brine Shrimp
 1 Clove Garlic, 1/2 lb. Butter
 Boil Brine Shrimp Until Screaming. Mix
 With Other Ingredients And Beat Into
 Hysteria. Serve On A Tennis Court.

Tag - Little Plucky: "I wanna flush it again!"

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#188: WEEKDAY AFTERNOON LIVE
Airdate: 11/16/92

Written by Peter Hastings, Deanna Oliver, Paul Dini
Storyboards by Jim Fletcher, Rusty Mills, Enrique May, Eddie Fitzgerald
Directed by Rich Arons
[ Buster, Babs, Plucky, Hamton, Sneezer, Sweetie, Elmyra, Monty, Dizzy,
Blard Simpleton  cameos: Furrball, Barky Marky, Elmer, Calamity ]

[ Obviously some or most TTA fans aren't old enough or have never seen older
episodes of SNL to appreciate this much.  They managed to take some of the
best sketches of all 18 years of SNL and parody them.

The way the opening [titles] was drawn with the music was very well done.
The Cornheads was really neat - even got the voices/laughs about right.  I
didn't like the Lounge Lizard one very much, but I didn't like Murray/Shaffer
in the original.  Gogo doing Weekday Update for the Wacky Impaired was a
great tie to Garrett Morris' version in the original.  Elmyra was a perfect
Emily Litella.

Go watch the old tapes of SNL some more if you didn't like this episode.  And
thank God they left out the junk from the 1981-1985 seasons.  -MBz ]

Music by David Slonaker

Starring the voices of:

Charlie Adler		as Buster
Tress MacNeille		as Babs  { also Blard, I'm guessing }
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Don Messick		as Hamton
Danny Cooksey		as Montana Max
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Maurice LaMarche	as Dizzy
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Kath Souci		as Sneezer
Candi Milo		as Sweetie

Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co. Ltd.

We Thought This Would Be Funny - But Noooooooo!

Tag - Dizzy: "Show over!" 

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#176: A CAT'S EYE VIEW
Airdate: 11/17/92

"Little Dog Lost"
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Byron, Girl, Elmyra ]

"Party Crasher Plucky"
(First aired 9/26/92 on THE PLUCKY DUCK SHOW)
Story by Sherri Stoner
Written by George McGrath
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Plucky, Shirley  cameos: Buster, Babs, Hamton ]

[ Good start, but dribbled off near the end.  I knew something was up when
the script went into "gratuitous celebrity cameo jokes" mode.  "Fly girls",
indeed.

Good stuff:  Buster's centerfold in his locker & Babs' reaction; Shirley
the Loon meets Shirley MacLaine (tho it was too short!)  -RJ ]

[ Party guests include:  Jeffrey Katzenberg and entourage, Loni Anderson &
Burt Reynolds, Arsenio, Kevin Costner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mike Tyson, Cher,
Michael Keaton.

The guest list reads:

   1   Clint Eastwood    Mayor
   2   Benji             Dog
   3   Whoopi Goldberg   Actress
   4   Howie Mandel      Loon
   5   Robin Williams    Actor
   6   Dolly Parton      Actress
   7   Patrick Swayze    Boxer
   8   Byron Vaughns     Artiste
   9   Julia Childs      Cook
   10  Donald Trump      [obscured]

Plucky impersonates Sly Stallone, Clint Eastwood, Pee Wee Herman.  -WB ]

"Homeward Bound"
Story by Tom Ruegger
Written by Nicholas Hollander & Sherri Stoner
Directed by Byron Vaughns
[ Furrball, kitty friends ]

[ Hey!  An "alternative" Tiny Toons short (a.k.a. "The Kite" and "Strung
Along Kitty") that I actually liked!  I guess it was because, unlike the
other efforts, this one did not have a pat, Disneyesque ending.  -RJ ]

Music by Mark Watters

Starring the voice talents of:

Frank Welker            as Furrball
Cree Summer             as Elmyra
Joe Alaskey             as Plucky
Gail Matthius           as Shirley
Tress MacNeille         as Babs
Charlie Adler           as Buster
Don Messick             as Hamton

Animation Services - Akom Productions Co., Nelson Shin, President

Sherri Stoner's Favorite Gag - That John Candied-Yam Bit

Tag - Furrball: "ROOOOOOAAAAAAAAARRRR....meow!"

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#175: BEST OF BUSTER DAY
Airdate: 11/23/92
 
[ Charlie Adler writing cartoons?

Well, they were pretty darn good Buster cartoons -- ok, pretty good
all-around cartoons, at that!

`Class Without Class' wasn't that outstanding -- plus once they got to
the electric chair scene, Buster's voice totally changed!  -JfK ]

"Compromising Principals"
Directed by Rich Arons
Written by Charlie Adler, Garin Wolf
[ Bugs, Buster, Babs, Plucky, Yosemite Sam, Miss Conduct  cameo: Barky Marky ]
 
"Maid to Re-Order"
Directed by Rich Arons
Written by Charlie Adler, Garin Wolf
[ Bugs, Buster, Babs, Monty, Grovelly & family ]
 
"Class Without Class"
Directed by Rich Arons
Written by Paul Dini
[ Bugs, Buster, Dizzy, Taz  cameo:  Adults Against Funny Cartoons ]
 
Music by Albert Lloyd Olson
 
Starring the voices of:
 
Charlie Adler/John Kassir	as Buster
Tress MacNeille			as Babs
Joe Alaskey			as Plucky
Danny Cooksey			as Monty
Maurice LaMarche		as Dizzy
Greg Burson			as Bugs Bunny
 
Animation Services - Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.
 
Hey! We Won An Emmy! (But Not For This Episode.)
 
Tag - Buster: "And that's a wrap!"

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#098: IT'S A WONDERFUL TINY TOONS CHRISTMAS
Airdate: 12/6/92 (7:00 pm EST on Fox)

{ A Must See Episode(tm)  -ed. }

Written by Sherri Stoner & Deanna Oliver
Storyboard by Mike Gerard, Byron Vaughns, Neal Sternecky, Kathy Carr
Produced by Tom Ruegger & Sherri Stoner
Directed by Tom McClenahan
[ everybody ]

[ guests and cameos include:  Cher, Bob Hope, William Shatner, Luke Perry,
Madonna, Porky & Petunia, Pepe & Penelope, Steven Spielberg, Whoopi
Goldberg, Billy Crystal & Robin Williams ]

{ A wonderful final episode.  Kassir pulls through with high marks!  And
one of the most important loose ends in the show -- Buster & Babs -- is
finally resolved.  (Look at me, I'm all misty-eyed ...)

Best quip: "I feel like I'm in a bad episode of Quantum Leap!"
 
References up the WAZOO.  A paltry sampling:
 
The Norelco santa
The Burl Ives snowman from "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Citizen Kane
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers
Various other Disney swipes
Van Gogh's _Starry Night_
OH GOD (the George Burns voice speaking to Harvey)
"Zuzu's Petals" perfume
Buster & Babs Go Hawaiian (Robin Williams flying by in HOOK garb)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
 
... and many more.  }
 
[ Did anyone else notice the Channukia (Chanukah candles) in Hamton's
window?  Seems ironic to me that the one Jewish toon is the blatantly
non-Kosher toon!  -NP ]

[ I about fell off the couch when I realized that Hamton is Jewish!!
Well, of course he's not going to eat pork ...  -SS ]

[ I'm not positive, but I *think* Bill Shatner's appearance, doing an
acappella version of "The Little Drummer Boy", was a reference to his
real-life stunt, doing a "dramatic reading" of Elton John & Bernie
Taupin's "Rocket Man" on a sci-fi awards show some 10 years ago  -JLw ]

[ After the Cher skit, and Cher is on the ice in a pirahna-chewed outfit,
she says:  "Hey! I love this!  Eat your heart out Bob Mackey!"  Bob
Mackey is a designer of high-fashion, including something called "The
Neptune Look"  -GM ]

[ Notice that Harvey had a voice similar to Jimmy Stewart.  Were Arnold
and Sneezer as cops supposed to be Bert & Ernie from "It's a Wonderful
Life"?  -CBz ]


[ "Not bad ... for amateurs."  - Bugs Bunny

And so we have come full circle.  We start in prime time, we finish in
prime time.  We start with an intro by Bugs, we finish with a comment by
Bugs.

Let's do another lap real soon.  -KP ]


Music by Richard Stone
 
Starring the voices of:
 
Tress MacNeille		as Babs
John Kassir		as Buster
Joe Alaskey		as Plucky
Danny Cooksey		as Montana Max
Dan Castellaneta	as Harvey
Cree Summer		as Elmyra
Don Messick		as Hamton
Kath Souci		as Sneezer
Frank Welker		as Furrball
Rob Paulsen		as Arnold
Gail Matthius		as Shirley
Greg Burson		as Porky
Valri Bromfield		as Fran
Maurice LaMarche	as The Parum-Pum Man
 
Animation Services - Startoons
 
Stop Watching These Credits And Go Buy Us A Really Nice Gift!
 
Tag - Gogo: "Season's Greetings!"
 
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