History WesternAnimation / Animaniacs

23rd May '16 8:53:31 AM gregnes2000
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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: As seen in "Moon over Minerva," the light of a full moon turns the nerdy Wilford Wolf into a [[TheFabio Fabio-esque]] hunk.

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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: As seen in "Moon over Minerva," the light of a full moon turns the nerdy Wilford Wolf into a [[TheFabio Fabio-esque]] Fabio-esque hunk.



*** Creator/SpikeLee begging "[[Film/ShesGottaHaveIt Please, baby!]]"(to an actual baby).

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*** Creator/SpikeLee begging "[[Film/ShesGottaHaveIt Please, baby!]]"(to "Please, baby!" (to an actual baby).
23rd May '16 7:28:44 AM rt2012
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* ManChild: Ralph and Mr. Director (an {{Expy}} of Jerry Lewis), but special mention goes to Hercules in the "Hercules Unwound" episode.
17th May '16 6:33:20 AM Bluecatcinema
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* LosingYourHead: Happens to Minerva Mink in "Moon over Minerva" (see HeartBeatsOutOfChest above).



* MagicPants: Taken in an unusual direction in "Moon Over Minerva." Whenever Wilford changes into his [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent hunky werewolf form]], his pants actually ''shrink''.



** To say that this episode was just an ''example'' of this trope is an understatement. The mood jumped up and down OVER AND OVER again, to the point of being a highly compressed intra-episode version of CerebusRollerCoaster. It leads in with a comedic stretch where Slappy is driven mad by watching too many daytime talk shows (Jerry Springer etc.), which she can't stand. Then her madness is played for laughs for a while. Then Skippy takes her to the doctor, and even amidst there being a few gags in the scene, suddenly it starts portraying realistic consequences of her going insane. Then it just keeps REPEATEDLY ALTERNATING between playing it for laughs and [[PlayedForDrama portraying the very tragic realistic consequences of a kid's aunt losing her mental faculties.]] Then she suddenly gets better and escapes the asylum for a happy ending. Then as a ContinuityGag in later episodes she references that now she actually LIKES those talk shows.

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** To say that this episode was just an ''example'' of this trope is an understatement. The mood jumped up and down OVER AND OVER again, to the point of being a highly compressed intra-episode version of CerebusRollerCoaster. It leads in with a comedic stretch where Slappy is driven mad by watching too many daytime talk shows (Jerry Springer etc.), which she can't stand. Then her madness is played for laughs for a while. Then Skippy takes her to the doctor, and even amidst there being a few gags in the scene, suddenly it starts portraying realistic consequences of her going insane. Then it just keeps REPEATEDLY ALTERNATING between playing it for laughs and [[PlayedForDrama portraying the very tragic realistic consequences of a kid's aunt losing her mental faculties.]] Then she suddenly gets better and escapes the asylum for a happy ending. Then as a ContinuityGag ContinuityNod in later episodes she references that now she actually LIKES those talk shows.



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: As seen in "Moon over Minerva," the light of a full moon turns the nerdy Wilford Wolf into a [[TheFabio Fabio-esque]] hunk.



** The Swuit-shaped statue in "This Pun For Hire" is a nod to ''Literature/TheMalteseFalcon''.
** Both Newt and Minerva use the catchphrase of Music/TheBigBopper in "Meet Minerva."



6th May '16 7:39:26 AM rafi
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* JawDrop: The show uses this a lot.
** In the episode "Meet Minerva", this is a squirrel's reaction to seeing the title character clad in nothing but a towel.
** At one point in the ''Pinky and the Brain'' short "The Brain's Apprentice," not only does Pinky's jaw drop, but also his nose and his eyes.
2nd May '16 4:23:36 PM rt2012
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*** "A clown will not bite me and throw me in the basement" is a reference to the famous SerialKiller John Wayne Gacy.
1st May '16 6:59:20 PM rt2012
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''For Animaniacs!"''

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''For ''We're Animaniacs!"''



* ConveyorBeltODoom: The accidental version happens to Mindy and Buttons in "Up the Crazy River". As always, Buttons comes off the worst for it.

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* ConveyorBeltODoom: The accidental version happens to Mindy and Buttons in "Up the Crazy River".River", where Mindy, oblivious as usual, sidesteps out of the way at the last possible second. As always, Buttons comes off the worst for it.
30th Apr '16 8:09:18 PM neander7hal
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A DirectToVideo [[TheMovie movie]], ''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish'', was created following the show's run; rather than being a compilation of various shorts (old or new), it was a film with a self-contained plot which saw all of the show's main characters (and several background characters) interacting with one another. Tom Ruegger [[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/4ehhxz/iama_tom_ruegger_creator_of_animaniacs_ama/d204yuk has expressed an interest in rebooting the show]].

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A DirectToVideo [[TheMovie movie]], ''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish'', was created following the show's run; rather than being a compilation of various shorts (old or new), it was a film with a self-contained plot which saw all of the show's main characters (and several background characters) interacting with one another. Tom Ruegger [[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/4ehhxz/iama_tom_ruegger_creator_of_animaniacs_ama/d204yuk has expressed an interest in rebooting reviving the show]].
28th Apr '16 6:47:03 PM sharkmug
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* AdultFear: An extra long Slappy episode starts out innocently enough, with Slappy driven crazy from daytime talk shows, causing her to spout gibberish catch phrases and repeatedly toast her hat. Things quickly turn dark when Slappy is taken to the doctor who says she's having "an episode", and encourages Skippy to send her to a nursing home. Trying to care for his aunt himself makes Skippy fall asleep in class, and Slappy nearly burns their house down. The episode shows surprisingly realistic repercussions of what amounts to a child's primary caregiver coming down with dementia... Skippy tries in vain to trigger his Aunt's memories when he visits her, and is eventually taken into foster care when its discovered he's living on his own, but without giving him the opportunity to tell Slappy what's happened. Eventually its the irregularity of Skippy not being around that snaps Slappy back to reality, and her slapstick escape from the nursing home keeps this from being one of the most sobering children's cartoons of the 90's.
21st Apr '16 7:16:11 AM DrNoPuma
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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Wakko and Plotz are both so terrified of clowns that the mere presence of one in "Clown and Out" makes them uncharacteristacally nervous.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Wakko and Plotz are both so terrified of clowns that the mere presence of one in "Clown and Out" makes them uncharacteristacally uncharacteristically nervous.
21st Apr '16 7:15:03 AM DrNoPuma
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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Clowns?]]: Wakko and Plotz are both terrified of clowns.

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Clowns?]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Wakko and Plotz are both so terrified of clowns.clowns that the mere presence of one in "Clown and Out" makes them uncharacteristacally nervous.
* WilyWalrus: In the episode "Bumbie's Mom", a walrus lady complains when Skippy starts crying in the theater, and she's very rude about it. However, [[GoodIsNotNice Slappy]] quickly shuts her up.
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