History YMMV / Animaniacs

22nd May '18 7:34:29 AM twilicorn
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* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Slappy destroy the home of [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Series/SiskelAndEbert in an attempt to kill them in the short "Critical Condition" can become uncomfortable nowadays after their passing.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Slappy destroy the home of [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Series/SiskelAndEbert in an attempt to kill them in the short "Critical Condition" can become uncomfortable nowadays after their passing.now that they're both dead for real.



** "The Presidents Song" ended with then-current President Bill Clinton, but joked that his wife Hillary was the real power behind the throne by listing him as "the Clintons, Bill and Hillary" or "Clinton, first name Hillary". In TheNewTens, Hillary had a few (unsuccessful) runs for the Presidency herself (possibly HarsherInHindsight depending on your opinion of the people she lost to).

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** "The Presidents Song" ended with then-current President Bill Clinton, UsefulNotes/BillClinton, but joked that his wife Hillary UsefulNotes/{{Hillary|RodhamClinton}} was the real power behind the throne by listing him as "the Clintons, Bill and Hillary" or "Clinton, first name Hillary". In TheNewTens, Hillary had a few (unsuccessful) runs for the Presidency herself (possibly HarsherInHindsight depending on your opinion of the people she lost to).
15th May '18 8:18:40 PM KagSwirby
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** In "Jokahontas", there's a song called "Just The Same Old Heroine" which makes fun of how Disney movies using female heroines or princesses make the company a lot of money. Four years after the episode aired, Disney Consumer Products would make a merchandising program starring the three characters Dot becomes over the course of the song ([[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]], [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] and [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]]), the titular character of ''Disney/{{Pochahontas}}'' (which they were spoofing) and Disney's other popular female heroines, ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'', which was based on the popularity of princess movies among young girls.

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** In "Jokahontas", there's a song called "Just The Same Old Heroine" which makes fun of how Disney movies using female heroines or princesses make the company a lot of money. Four years after the episode aired, Disney Consumer Products would make a merchandising program starring the three characters Dot becomes over the course of the song ([[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]], [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] and [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]]), the titular character of ''Disney/{{Pochahontas}}'' ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' (which they were spoofing) and Disney's other popular female heroines, ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'', which was based on the popularity of princess movies among young girls.
15th May '18 8:10:00 PM KagSwirby
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** In-joke for German ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' fans: In "The Party", Thaddeus Plotz (whose name in the dub is spelled with an a and umlaut, so it's really ''Thaddäus'' Plotz) is reading the invitation from the Warners, who suddenly pop up behind him without warning, and Plotz tells him not to do that. Yakko tells him to blame the writers, and we see Paul Rugg (voiced by Eberhard Prüter), laughing at the idea of the Warners being right behind him. In short, Thaddäus Plotz got screwed around by Thaddäus Tentakel.

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** In-joke for German ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' fans: In "The Party", Thaddeus Plotz (whose name in the dub is spelled with an a and umlaut, so it's really ''Thaddäus'' Plotz) is reading the invitation from the Warners, who suddenly pop up behind him without warning, and Plotz tells him not to do that. Yakko tells him to blame the writers, and we see Paul Rugg (voiced by Eberhard Prüter), laughing at the idea of the Warners being right behind him. In short, Thaddäus Plotz got screwed around by Thaddäus Tentakel.
15th May '18 8:09:00 PM KagSwirby
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* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Slappy destroy the home of [[{{Expy}} expies]] of Series/SiskelAndEbert in an attempt to kill them in the short "Critical Condition" can become uncomfortable nowadays after their passing.
10th May '18 7:04:58 PM I-Teleported-Bread
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* AmericansHateTingle: When the show aired in Japan on TV Tokyo in 1996, only 13 episodes aired (the first 12 and episode 49). While ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' was incredibly successful in Japan, this show, for whatever reason, never caught on. It has been rerun on the Japanese Creator/CartoonNetwork, but only the same 13 episodes have ever aired. It may be because of the American pop culture references [[GeniusBonus flying over Japanese viewers' heads]].

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* AmericansHateTingle: When the show aired in Japan on TV Tokyo in 1996, only 13 episodes aired (the first 12 and episode 49). While ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' was incredibly successful in Japan, this show, for whatever reason, never caught on. It has been rerun on the Japanese Creator/CartoonNetwork, but only the same 13 episodes have ever aired. It may be because of [[WidgetSeries the American pop culture references [[GeniusBonus flying over Japanese viewers' heads]].



** "Potty Emergency" has a scene where Wakko tries to use the women's restroom at a movie theater due to the men's room being out of order and gets kicked out. The controversy over transgenders and gender-specific bathrooms in the mid-2010s makes this moment cringe-worthy.

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** "Potty Emergency" has a scene where Wakko tries to use the women's restroom at a movie theater due to the men's room being out of order and gets kicked out. The controversy over transgenders transgender people and gender-specific bathrooms in the mid-2010s makes this moment cringe-worthy.
10th May '18 10:23:34 AM jenanykid
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** The Warner siblings are tricksters and occasional cause serious damage to people who don't deserve it, but the introduction reveals they were locked in the water tower for almost ''sixty years''. No wonder they escaped.
7th May '18 5:23:08 PM mimitchi33
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** In "Jokahontas", there's a song called "Just The Same Old Heroine" which makes fun of how Disney movies using female heroines or princesses make the company a lot of money. Four years after the episode aired, Disney Consumer Products would make a merchandising program starring the three characters Dot becomes over the course of the song ([[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]], [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] and [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]]), the titular character of ''Disney/{{Pochahontas}}'' (which they were spoofing) and Disney's other popular female heroines, ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'', which was based on the popularity of princess movies among young girls.



** "Yakko's World" is also legendary -- so legendary that Creator/RobPaulsen ''still'' remembers it (even though it's a bit outdated, as a lot of African countries have changed their names due to civil war and unrest and there is no Yugoslavia anymore).

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** "Yakko's World" is also legendary -- so legendary that Creator/RobPaulsen ''still'' remembers it (even though it's a bit outdated, as a lot of African countries have changed their names due to civil war and unrest and there is no Yugoslavia anymore). In late 2017, it was a trend to edit the song whenever Yakko says a certain thing, or to edit it to Yakko only saying certain countries. Wakko's America also got similar treatment.


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** The whole "Potty Emergency" episode.
18th Apr '18 11:53:13 AM twilicorn
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** Dot's crush on Creator/MelGibson has definitely proven to be such of late, [[http://anniemae04.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Lethal-Weapon-is-Gone-171232186 given his recent (and sexist) transgressions]]Showrunner and Creator, Tom Ruegger acknowledged this in an old post on his [[http://cartoonatics.blogspot.com/2010/08/hellllllllllllllloooooooo-mel.html blog.]]

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** Dot's crush on Creator/MelGibson has definitely proven to be such of late, [[http://anniemae04.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Lethal-Weapon-is-Gone-171232186 given his recent (and sexist) transgressions]]Showrunner transgressions]]. Showrunner and Creator, creator Tom Ruegger has actually acknowledged this in an old post on his [[http://cartoonatics.blogspot.com/2010/08/hellllllllllllllloooooooo-mel.html blog.]]
13th Apr '18 7:51:13 AM fruitstripegum
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** In "Nothing But the Tooth", the Warners toss UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk into a dentist's chair and announce that they need to give him some "Anastasia." A girl in a tiara and a poofy dress then hits Rasputin on the head with a hammer. Dot [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the camera]] and deadpans, "Obscure joke. Talk to your parents." Creator/DonBluth would [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} bring the good duchess back into popular consciousness]] just a few years later.
11th Apr '18 7:35:17 PM Ezclee4050
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** The [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong Suspiciously Similar]] version of "With a Little Help from My Friends" that the NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Music/JoeCocker sings in "Woodstock Slappy" has the words "Would you throw a tomato at me?" instead of "Would you stand up and walk out on me?" in the second line. In fact, as Music/RingoStarr has mentioned many times, "Would you throw a tomato at me?" ''was'' the original line that Lennon and [=McCartney=] wrote, but Ringo didn't like it and changed when Music/TheBeatles [[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand recorded the song]].
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