History TearJerker / Animaniacs

23rd Jul '17 11:50:14 PM LavenderCat
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* It's quickly remedied, but in "A Hard Day's Warner" Yakko and Dot both get tons of fan mail. Wakko disappointedly asks Dr. Scratchnsniff if there's anything for him. The look on his face when he's told there isn't heartbreaking.

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* It's quickly remedied, but in In "A Hard Day's Warner" Warner", Yakko and Dot both get tons of fan mail. Wakko doesn't seem to have any. He disappointedly asks Dr. Scratchnsniff if there's anything for him. The him, and the look on his face when he's told there isn't heartbreaking.
is heartbreaking. Fortunately, it's subverted quickly when Ralph finds an entire bag of fan mail, all for Wakko, and practically buries him in it.
23rd Jul '17 11:48:10 PM LavenderCat
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* It's quickly remedied, but in "A Hard Day's Warner" Yakko and Dot both get tons of fan mail. Wakko disappointedly asks Dr. Scratchnsniff if there's anything for him. The look on his face when he's told there isn't heartbreaking.
4th Jul '17 7:06:10 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** And the way that Thaddeus reaches out to his Alternate future self... (And personally for some strange reason I've always sort of liked him).

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** And the way that Thaddeus reaches out to his Alternate future self... (And personally for some strange reason I've always sort of liked him).


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* When "Paul Revere's Ride" was adapted for the cartoon, it showed Revere riding past one man in his bed, who was doomed to be the first to die during the Revolutionary War. It's represented in a sobering way.
5th Mar '17 8:39:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* "A Gift of Gold". A piece of shiny gold wrapping paper is used to wrap Mindy's present. Needless to say, she tears it to shreds, but one piece blows out the window. It flits from place to place, trying to find somewhere to settle, before finally landing in a trash can. Just then, a homeless man (he and his family are living out of their car) fishes it out of the can, using it to wrap a CymbalBangingMonkey, which he gives to his son. The son opens it, then folds the paper carefully and puts it in his pocket, giving it the love it sought the entire cartoon. That alone is heartmelting, but the cartoon is ''also'' voiced by Jim Cummings doing his impression of Sterling Holloway (which is associated with Winnie the Pooh), i.e. "the most emotion-manipulating voice in the world"...

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* "A Gift of Gold". A piece of shiny gold wrapping paper is used to wrap Mindy's present. Needless to say, she tears it to shreds, but one piece blows out the window. It flits from place to place, trying to find somewhere to settle, before finally landing in a trash can. Just then, a homeless man (he and his family are living out of their car) fishes it out of the can, using it to wrap a CymbalBangingMonkey, which he gives to his son. The son opens it, then folds the paper carefully and puts it in his pocket, giving it the love it sought the entire cartoon. That alone is heartmelting, but the cartoon is ''also'' voiced by Jim Cummings Creator/JimCummings doing his impression of Sterling Holloway Creator/SterlingHolloway (which is associated with Winnie the Pooh), i.e. "the most emotion-manipulating voice in the world"...



** Slappy driven insane by the endless surge of weekday talk shows becomes HarsherInHindsight out-of-universe when weekday cartoons on basic syndicated television ended circa 2006 and replaced with talk shows such as the highly age-inappropiate Series/TheJerrySpringerShow and Series/{{Maury}}. A similar fate would occur to basic TV Saturday Cartoons 8 years later.

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** Slappy driven insane by the endless surge of weekday talk shows becomes HarsherInHindsight out-of-universe when weekday cartoons on basic syndicated television ended circa 2006 and replaced with talk shows such as the highly age-inappropiate Series/TheJerrySpringerShow age-inappropriate ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow'' and Series/{{Maury}}.''Series/{{Maury}}''. A similar fate would occur to basic TV Saturday Cartoons 8 years later.
10th Jan '17 4:52:03 PM CanzetTheCoyote
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**What makes it one of the more gut-wrenching Rita and Runt shorts is [[BreakTheCutie Runt actually breaking down in tears when the kittens go away.]]
21st Dec '16 6:25:26 AM xelldx
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** Slappy driven insane by the endless surge of weekday talk shows becomes HarsherInHindsight out-of-universe when weekday cartoons on basic television ended circa 2006 and replaced with talk shows such as the highly age-inappropiate Series/TheJerrySpringerShow and Series/{{Maury}}. A similar fate would occur to basic TV Saturday Cartoons 8 years later.

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** Slappy driven insane by the endless surge of weekday talk shows becomes HarsherInHindsight out-of-universe when weekday cartoons on basic syndicated television ended circa 2006 and replaced with talk shows such as the highly age-inappropiate Series/TheJerrySpringerShow and Series/{{Maury}}. A similar fate would occur to basic TV Saturday Cartoons 8 years later.
27th Apr '16 3:26:13 PM ParkedCarAnne
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** Maybe because her voice actor is a really good singer.

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** Maybe because her voice actor (Bernadette Peters) is a really good singer.



* "A Gift of Gold". A piece of shiny gold wrapping paper is used to wrap Mindy's present. Needless to say, she tears it to shreds, but one piece blows out the window. It flits from place to place, trying to find somewhere to settle, before finally landing in a trash can. Just then, a poor man fishes it out of the can, using it to wrap a CymbalBangingMonkey, which he gives to his son. The son opens it, then folds the paper carefully and puts it in his pocket, giving it the love it sought the entire cartoon. That alone is heartmelting, but the cartoon is ''also'' voiced by Jim Cummings doing his impression of Sterling Holloway, i.e. "the most emotion-manipulating voice in the world"...

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* "A Gift of Gold". A piece of shiny gold wrapping paper is used to wrap Mindy's present. Needless to say, she tears it to shreds, but one piece blows out the window. It flits from place to place, trying to find somewhere to settle, before finally landing in a trash can. Just then, a poor homeless man (he and his family are living out of their car) fishes it out of the can, using it to wrap a CymbalBangingMonkey, which he gives to his son. The son opens it, then folds the paper carefully and puts it in his pocket, giving it the love it sought the entire cartoon. That alone is heartmelting, but the cartoon is ''also'' voiced by Jim Cummings doing his impression of Sterling Holloway, Holloway (which is associated with Winnie the Pooh), i.e. "the most emotion-manipulating voice in the world"...
20th Apr '16 3:26:35 PM gregnes2000
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* Speaking of Buttons & Mindy, how about the credits to episode 28? Rather than show the clock tower with an orchestral rendition of the main theme, it instead chooses to show Buttons in excruciating pain with bandages and casts, all while he whimpers for an uncomfortably long time. Eventually, Mindy shows up and goes to hug him, causing him ''even more'' pain! The whole thing ends with running away, ''still fucking whimpering!'' That's harsh even for Buttons & Mindy standards.

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* Speaking of Buttons & Mindy, how about the credits to episode 28? Rather than show the clock tower with an orchestral rendition of the main theme, it instead chooses to show Buttons in excruciating pain with bandages and casts, all while he whimpers for an uncomfortably long time. Eventually, Mindy shows up and goes to hug him, causing him ''even more'' pain! The whole thing ends with Buttons running away, ''still fucking whimpering!'' That's harsh even for Buttons & Mindy standards.
20th Apr '16 3:26:10 PM gregnes2000
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* Speaking of Buttons & Mindy, how about the credits to episode 28? Rather than show the clock tower with an orchestral rendition of the main theme, it instead chooses to show Buttons in excruciating pain with bandages and casts, all while he whimpers for an uncomfortably long time. Eventually, Mindy shows up and goes to hug him, causing him ''even more'' pain! The whole thing ends with running away, ''still fucking whimpering!'' That's harsh even for Buttons & Mindy standards.
18th Apr '16 6:24:12 PM Typos
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** Runt, himself, gets one: [[spoiler: He'd grabbed the wiener dog by the tail, stopping him from grabbing the little girl and Rita, and allowing them to escape. When he stops the dog the first time, he has a moment to stare at the departing train, and very solemnly says, "Have a nice life, Rita." It makes their reunion that much sweeter.]]
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