History WesternAnimation / Histeria

2nd Apr '17 11:22:54 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Some of their sketches have the air of being on a sketch comedy show for adults (i.e., ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', ''Fridays'', Creator/MontyPython, or ''Series/{{MADtv}}''), but is made all the more shocking by being in a sketch show for kids. Some examples include: "My Buddy Stalin" (a family-sitcom starring Joseph Stalin), "General Sherman's Campsite" (''PeeWeesPlayhouse'' set during the Civil War with General William Temeusch Sherman as Paul Reubens' hyper ManChild character Pee-Wee Herman, who is now obsessed with burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground), and the [[BannedEpisode banned sketch]] "Convert or Die" (a game show set during The Spanish Inquisition where contestants have to choose between converting to The Catholic Church or being tortured for being a heretic).

to:

** Some of their sketches have the air of being on a sketch comedy show for adults (i.e., ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', ''Fridays'', Creator/MontyPython, or ''Series/{{MADtv}}''), but is made all the more shocking by being in a sketch show for kids. Some examples include: "My Buddy Stalin" (a family-sitcom starring Joseph Stalin), "General Sherman's Campsite" (''PeeWeesPlayhouse'' (''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'' set during the Civil War with General William Temeusch Sherman as Paul Reubens' hyper ManChild character Pee-Wee Herman, who is now obsessed with burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground), and the [[BannedEpisode banned sketch]] "Convert or Die" (a game show set during The Spanish Inquisition where contestants have to choose between converting to The Catholic Church or being tortured for being a heretic).
19th Mar '17 1:10:30 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


One season (52 of the planned 65) of episodes were produced before the show was cancelled over budget concerns (i.e. being $10 million over it), then were repeated numerous times for the next three seasons before being taken off the network in 2001. Unlike its predecessors, ''Histeria!'' did not reappear in syndication on Creator/CartoonNetwork or {{Nickelodeon}}. The show would've disappeared altogether if not for the fact that, in 2006, it reappeared as part of the initial lineup of Time Warner's [=In2TV=] channel until they were inexplicably removed in January 2009. After years of KeepCirculatingTheTapes status, a MOD DVD set of the complete series was released in July 2016 on Amazon.com and Warner Bros.' online store. Tom Ruegger [[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/4ehhxz/iama_tom_ruegger_creator_of_animaniacs_ama/d20d9xu has expressed an interest in rebooting the show]].

to:

One season (52 of the planned 65) of episodes were produced before the show was cancelled over budget concerns (i.e. being $10 million over it), then were repeated numerous times for the next three seasons before being taken off the network in 2001. Unlike its predecessors, ''Histeria!'' did not reappear in syndication on Creator/CartoonNetwork or {{Nickelodeon}}.{{Creator/Nickelodeon}}. The show would've disappeared altogether if not for the fact that, in 2006, it reappeared as part of the initial lineup of Time Warner's [=In2TV=] channel until they were inexplicably removed in January 2009. After years of KeepCirculatingTheTapes status, a MOD DVD set of the complete series was released in July 2016 on Amazon.com and Warner Bros.' online store. Tom Ruegger [[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/4ehhxz/iama_tom_ruegger_creator_of_animaniacs_ama/d20d9xu has expressed an interest in rebooting the show]].
28th Jan '17 10:15:36 AM themisterfree
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MythologyGag: References to previous WB cartoons abound.
** Big Fat Baby's jingle (the one where Father Time's chasing him in the desert) is based on the theme song from ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes The Road Runner Show]]''.
** Froggo's room is decorated with merchandise for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
** Froggo's regular outfit is much like the one of Wakko from ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}''. (Unlike Wakko, though, [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal he actually wears pants]].)
** A song introducing a sketch about Alexander the Great is sung to the tune of the ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'' theme, and the sketch about Florence Nightingale as a HospitalHottie ends with the boys shouting "HelloNurse!" Also, the World's Oldest Woman's jingle is sung to the tune of Slappy Squirrel's theme.
** The ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' theme music can be heard when Chit Chatterson mentions brain removal in a sketch about mummification.
*** As well as part of the background music for the introduction to Nikola Tesla's later life.
** Clark Kent's appearance as William Clark, of course. Additionally, Superman made two other cameos as himself (one of which had his "S" emblem written as "F", which some have speculated is a nod to ''{{Freakazoid}}!'').
** Fetch intentionally resembles Hunter from ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'', per WordOfGod. Notably, the last episode contains a brief gag in which Fetch dashes onstage joined by dogs who appear to be of the same breeds as Blitz, Exile, and Shag.



* ShoutOut: References to previous WB cartoons are sometimes made:
** Big Fat Baby's jingle (the one where Father Time's chasing him in the desert) is based on the theme song from ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes The Road Runner Show]]''.
** Froggo's room is decorated with merchandise for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
** Froggo's regular outfit is much like the one of Wakko from ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}''. (Unlike Wakko, though, [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal he actually wears pants]].)
** A song introducing a sketch about Alexander the Great is sung to the tune of the ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'' theme, and the sketch about Florence Nightingale as a HospitalHottie ends with the boys shouting "HelloNurse!" Also, the World's Oldest Woman's jingle is sung to the tune of Slappy Squirrel's theme.
** The ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' theme music can be heard when Chit Chatterson mentions brain removal in a sketch about mummification.
*** As well as part of the background music for the introduction to Nikola Tesla's later life.
** Clark Kent's appearance as William Clark, of course. Additionally, Superman made two other cameos as himself (one of which had his "S" emblem written as "F", which some have speculated is a nod to ''{{Freakazoid}}!'').
** Fetch bears a bit of resemblance to Hunter from ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers''. This could just be a result the Kids' WB! "house style" though. Notably, though, the last episode contains a brief gag in which Fetch dashes onstage joined by dogs who appear to be of the same breeds as Blitz, Exile, and Shag.
*** WordOfGod did say Fetch's resemblance to Hunter was intentional!

to:

* ShoutOut: References to previous WB cartoons are sometimes made:
** Big Fat Baby's jingle (the one where Father Time's chasing him in the desert) is based on the theme song from ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes The Road Runner Show]]''.
** Froggo's room is decorated with merchandise for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
** Froggo's regular outfit is much like the one of Wakko from ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}''. (Unlike Wakko, though, [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal he actually wears pants]].)
** A song introducing a sketch about Alexander the Great is sung to the tune of the ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'' theme, and the sketch about Florence Nightingale as a HospitalHottie ends with the boys shouting "HelloNurse!" Also, the World's Oldest Woman's jingle is sung to the tune of Slappy Squirrel's theme.
** The ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' theme music can be heard when Chit Chatterson mentions brain removal in a sketch about mummification.
*** As well as part of the background music for the introduction to Nikola Tesla's later life.
** Clark Kent's appearance as William Clark, of course. Additionally, Superman made two other cameos as himself (one of which had his "S" emblem written as "F", which some have speculated is a nod to ''{{Freakazoid}}!'').
** Fetch bears a bit of resemblance to Hunter from ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers''. This could just be a result the Kids' WB! "house style" though. Notably, though, the last episode contains a brief gag in which Fetch dashes onstage joined by dogs who appear to be of the same breeds as Blitz, Exile, and Shag.
*** WordOfGod did say Fetch's resemblance to Hunter was intentional!
ShoutOut:
26th Jan '17 5:41:01 AM speedyboris
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Toast's theme song is a parody of the theme to ''Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis''.
21st Jan '17 2:41:06 AM CaptainTedium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EveryoneHatesFruitcakes: The "World War II" episode had a segment where the main cast helped Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin decide what to do after ending the war using foods to represent the other nations of the world and the defeated enemies. Fruitcake is used to represent the Nazis because no one likes fruit cake.

to:

* EveryoneHatesFruitcakes: EveryoneHatesFruitCakes: The "World War II" episode had a segment where the main cast helped Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin decide what to do after ending the war using foods to represent the other nations of the world and the defeated enemies. Fruitcake Fruit cake is used by Charity Bazaar to represent the Nazis Nazis, who does so because she claims no one likes fruit cake.
21st Jan '17 2:30:49 AM CaptainTedium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EveryoneHatesFruitcake: The "World War II" episode had a segment where the main cast helped Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin decide what to do after ending the war using foods to represent the other nations of the world and the defeated enemies. Fruitcake is used to represent the Nazis because no one likes fruit cake.

to:

* EveryoneHatesFruitcake: EveryoneHatesFruitcakes: The "World War II" episode had a segment where the main cast helped Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin decide what to do after ending the war using foods to represent the other nations of the world and the defeated enemies. Fruitcake is used to represent the Nazis because no one likes fruit cake.
21st Jan '17 2:29:49 AM CaptainTedium
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* EveryoneHatesFruitcake: The "World War II" episode had a segment where the main cast helped Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin decide what to do after ending the war using foods to represent the other nations of the world and the defeated enemies. Fruitcake is used to represent the Nazis because no one likes fruit cake.
21st Jan '17 2:25:04 AM CaptainTedium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdamWesting: One episode features Ernest Hemingway voiced by the TropeNamer himself.

to:

* AdamWesting: One episode "Super Writers" features Ernest Hemingway voiced by the TropeNamer himself.
19th Jan '17 2:29:59 AM CaptainTedium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Miss Information, Bill Straitman, and a recurring background character resembling the farmer from the painting American Gothic are seen wearing barrels during the sketch about the Great Depression in "Big Fat Baby Theater.

to:

** Miss Information, Bill Straitman, and a recurring background character resembling the farmer from the painting American Gothic are seen wearing barrels during the sketch about the Great Depression in "Big Fat Baby Theater.Theater".
19th Jan '17 2:16:26 AM CaptainTedium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Betsy Ross is shown wearing a barrel after her bloomers are used to make the first American flag in "The Thomas Jefferson Program".

to:

** Betsy Ross (portrayed by the World's Oldest Woman) is shown wearing a barrel after her bloomers are used to make the first American flag in "The Thomas Jefferson Program".Program".
** The musical number "People Wanted Pepper on Their Food" from the episode "Histeria Around the World I" depicted Adam and Eve (portrayed by Father Time and the World's Oldest Woman) wearing barrels.
** Miss Information, Bill Straitman, and a recurring background character resembling the farmer from the painting American Gothic are seen wearing barrels during the sketch about the Great Depression in "Big Fat Baby Theater.



* BrainlessBeauty: Miss Information.
* ButtMonkey: Pule Houser. Lydia Karaoke on some occasions (justified in that she's [[AcceptableTargets a network censor]]).

to:

* BrainlessBeauty: Miss Information.
Information is quite a looker, but, true to her name, often gets her facts about history wrong.
* ButtMonkey: Pule Houser. Houser is frequently subjected to slapstick injuries. Lydia Karaoke on some occasions has abuse inflicted on her for trying to censor the show (justified in that she's [[AcceptableTargets a network censor]]).



* CreditsGag: Much like its predecessors, the end credits often had hidden messages. For instance, "Really Oldies but Goodies" had "[[NoAnimalsWereHarmed No cats were mummified in the making of this episode]]."

to:

* CreditsGag: CreditsGag:
**
Much like its predecessors, the end credits often had hidden messages. For instance, "Really Oldies but Goodies" had "[[NoAnimalsWereHarmed No cats were mummified in the making of this episode]].""
** The episode "Super Writers" ended with credits that consisted solely of two group photos each of the writers, animators, voice actors, etc (one normal, and one where everyone made funny faces). These end credits also turned up at the end of "Big Fat Baby Theater", but were followed by normal credits.
This list shows the last 10 events of 124. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=WesternAnimation.Histeria