History YMMV / Animaniacs

17th Sep '17 8:30:24 PM PaulA
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: During the Yogi Bear parody in "Back in Style", a song plays that sounds like "Tobaggan Run" by Jack Shaindlin, which was frequently used in early '60s Hanna Barbera cartoons.

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During the Yogi Bear parody in "Back in Style", a song plays that sounds like "Tobaggan Run" by Jack Shaindlin, which was frequently used in early '60s Hanna Barbera cartoons.



** "Multiplication," has a similar theme and [[PatterSong structure]] as the Music/TomLehrer song "New Math."

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** "Multiplication," "Multiplication" has a similar theme and [[PatterSong structure]] as the Music/TomLehrer song "New Math."Math", from the album ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas''.
10th Sep '17 9:40:58 AM Prinzenick
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* TakeThatScrappy: Former Looney Tunes leading star, Buddy, gets an entire episode (''The Warners 65th Anniversary Special'') that makes fun of him for being such a boring character.
30th Aug '17 12:29:48 AM TommyTiger
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** Slappy Squirrel in the short "I Got Yer Can", where she torments Candie Chipmunk to the point of driving her insane just for [[DisproportionateRetribution being reprimanded for dumping her trash in Candie's recycle bin]]. Although the short establishes that Candie is a bit [[SoapboxSadie self-righteous and preachy]] and [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]], it doesn't justify the vast majority of the torment she goes through, with Slappy continuously tricking her into getting stuck with the soda can, yet the audience is apparently supposed to root for Slappy Squirrel just because she's the star and is the one who wins in the end. Then again, Disproportionate Retribution ''is'' Slappy's [[ItsWhatIDo stock in trade]], and Candie, if not escalating the situation, did keep perpetuating it early on by ''chucking the can at the back of Slappy's head'' after each of the first few pranks.

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** Slappy Squirrel is this for some viewers in the short "I Got Yer Can", where she torments Candie Chipmunk to the point of driving her insane just for [[DisproportionateRetribution being reprimanded for dumping her trash in Candie's recycle bin]]. Although the short establishes that Candie is a bit [[SoapboxSadie self-righteous and preachy]] and [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]], it doesn't justify the vast majority of the torment she goes through, with Slappy continuously tricking her into getting stuck with the soda can, yet the audience is apparently supposed to root for Slappy Squirrel just because she's the star and is the one who wins in the end. Then again, However, Disproportionate Retribution ''is'' Slappy's [[ItsWhatIDo stock in trade]], and Candie, if not escalating the situation, did keep perpetuating it early on by ''chucking the can at the back of Slappy's head'' after each of the first few pranks.



** Candie Chipmunk from the Slappy Squirrel short "I Got Yer Can". Slappy torments her just for reprimanding her on disposing of her trash in other people's bins, and while Candie does snap at a pair of nuns and Santa Claus, it's only because she's become psychotically paranoid that they are Slappy and Skippy in disguise pulling more pranks to get her stuck with Slappy's empty soda can.

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** Candie Chipmunk from the Slappy Squirrel short "I Got Yer Can". Slappy torments her just for reprimanding her on disposing of her trash in other people's bins, and while Candie does snap at a pair of nuns and Santa Claus, it's only because she's become psychotically paranoid that they are Slappy and Skippy in disguise pulling more pranks to get her stuck with Slappy's empty soda can. However if not escalating the situation, she did keep perpetuating it early on by ''chucking the can at the back of Slappy's head'' after each of the first few pranks.



** ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' and ''Theatre/{{Sweeney Todd|TheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet}}'' aren't musicals that kids would (or SHOULD) watch, but Animaniacs somehow managed to put them both together in Les Miseranimals and then also use Runt and Rita (because they're not sad enough).

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** ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' and ''Theatre/{{Sweeney Todd|TheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet}}'' aren't musicals that kids would (or SHOULD) ''should'') watch, but Animaniacs somehow managed to put them both together in Les Miseranimals and then also use Runt and Rita (because they're not sad enough).



** In "One Flew Over The Cuckoo Clock", Slappy, driven crazy after too many talk shows, mentions that it's "Time for Montel and Phil on the Oprah Channel". Several years later, there really IS [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey_Network_(U.S._TV_channel) an Oprah Channel]]!

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** In "One Flew Over The Cuckoo Clock", Slappy, driven crazy after too many talk shows, mentions that it's "Time for Montel and Phil on the Oprah Channel". Several years later, there really IS ''is'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey_Network_(U.S._TV_channel) an Oprah Channel]]!



** Candie Chipmunk's SanitySlippage from [[MoodWhiplash "I Got Yer Can"]].
** [[TeensAreMonsters Katie Ka-Boom]] [[HumanoidAbomination Do.]] [[MoodWhiplash Not.]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Make.]] [[PsychoSerum Her.]] [[HulkingOut Mad.]].....[[MeaningfulName Or Else...]]

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** Candie Chipmunk's SanitySlippage from in [[MoodWhiplash "I Got Yer Can"]].
** [[TeensAreMonsters Katie Ka-Boom]] [[HumanoidAbomination Do.]] Don't]] [[MoodWhiplash Not.]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Make.]] make]] [[PsychoSerum Her.]] her]] [[HulkingOut Mad.]].....[[MeaningfulName Or Else...mad]][[MeaningfulName or else she'll explode.]]
30th Aug '17 12:23:34 AM TommyTiger
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** The title character in "Wally Llama", an apparently all-knowing creature, has spent countless hours answering increasingly stupid questions, and eventually decides he's done for the day and sits down to take a well-deserved break. Cue the Warners showing up and relentlessly heckling him to answer a supposedly "extremely important" question. His attempts to make them leave are admittedly somewhat rude and nasty, but the lengths they go to in order to get him to answer [[spoiler: what ultimately turns out to be a petty and stupid question[[note]]Namely, why hot dogs come in 8-packs while hot dog buns come in 10-packs[[/note]]]] arguably venture into MoralEventHorizon territory! They finally trick him into listening to their question by using reverse psychology, and when it turns out he doesn't know the answer, [[spoiler: he goes completely insane and runs off laughing insanely]] while the Warners, showing absolutely no remorse for their behavior, [[spoiler: simply shrug it off as the cartoon ends.]]

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** The title character in "Wally Llama", an apparently all-knowing creature, has spent countless hours answering increasingly stupid questions, and eventually decides he's done for the day and sits down to take a well-deserved break. Cue the Warners showing up and relentlessly heckling him to answer a supposedly "extremely important" question. His attempts to make them leave are admittedly somewhat rude and nasty, but the lengths they go to in order to get him to answer [[spoiler: what ultimately turns out to be a petty and stupid question[[note]]Namely, why hot dogs come in 8-packs while hot dog buns come in 10-packs[[/note]]]] arguably venture into MoralEventHorizon territory! were really bad for their standards. They finally trick him into listening to their question by using reverse psychology, and when it turns out he doesn't know the answer, [[spoiler: he goes completely insane and runs off laughing insanely]] while the Warners, showing absolutely no remorse for their behavior, Warners [[spoiler: simply shrug it off as the cartoon ends.]]
28th Aug '17 3:08:49 PM Pamina
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** Slappy Squirrel in the short "I Got Yer Can", where she torments Candie Chipmunk to the point of driving her insane just for [[DisproportionateRetribution being reprimanded for dumping her trash in Candie's recycle bin]]. Although the short establishes that Candie is a bit [[SoapboxSadie self-righteous and preachy]] and [[KickTheSonOfABitch saw it coming]], it doesn't justify the vast majority of the torment she goes through, with Slappy continuously tricking her into getting stuck with the soda can, yet the audience is apparently supposed to root for Slappy Squirrel just because she's the star and is the one who wins in the end. Then again, Disproportionate Retribution ''is'' Slappy's [[ItsWhatIDo stock in trade]], and Candie, if not escalating the situation, did keep perpetuating it early on by ''chucking the can at the back of Slappy's head'' after each of the first few pranks.

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** Slappy Squirrel in the short "I Got Yer Can", where she torments Candie Chipmunk to the point of driving her insane just for [[DisproportionateRetribution being reprimanded for dumping her trash in Candie's recycle bin]]. Although the short establishes that Candie is a bit [[SoapboxSadie self-righteous and preachy]] and [[KickTheSonOfABitch saw had it coming]], it doesn't justify the vast majority of the torment she goes through, with Slappy continuously tricking her into getting stuck with the soda can, yet the audience is apparently supposed to root for Slappy Squirrel just because she's the star and is the one who wins in the end. Then again, Disproportionate Retribution ''is'' Slappy's [[ItsWhatIDo stock in trade]], and Candie, if not escalating the situation, did keep perpetuating it early on by ''chucking the can at the back of Slappy's head'' after each of the first few pranks.
23rd Aug '17 8:39:59 PM legoking831
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* StockFootageFailure: Towards the end of the "Yakko's Universe" musical number, they recycle animation from the planets song, which is pretty noticeable considering Yakko pilots a saucer-like ship for the majority of the song where the stock footage has him piloting a rocket that looks nothing like the saucer.
20th Aug '17 1:54:05 AM NWolfman
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** "Multiplication," has a similar theme and [[PatterSong structure]] as the Music/TomLehrer song "New Math."
11th Aug '17 7:23:21 PM albertonykus
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** Slappy Squirrel in the short "I Got Yer Can", where she torments Candie Chipmunk to the point of driving her insane just for [[DisproportionateRetribution being reprimanded for dumping her trash in Candie's recycle bin]]. Although the short establishes that Candie is a bit of an [[SoapboxSadie self-righteous and preachy]] who [[KickTheSonOfTheBitch saw it coming]] , it doesn't justify the vast majority of the torment she goes through, with Slappy continuously tricking her into getting stuck with the soda can, yet the audience is apparently supposed to root for Slappy Squirrel just because she's the star and is the one who wins in the end. Then again, Disproportionate Retribution ''is'' Slappy's [[ItsWhatIDo stock in trade]], and Candie, if not escalating the situation, did keep perpetuating it early on by ''chucking the can at the back of Slappy's head'' after each of the first few pranks.

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** Slappy Squirrel in the short "I Got Yer Can", where she torments Candie Chipmunk to the point of driving her insane just for [[DisproportionateRetribution being reprimanded for dumping her trash in Candie's recycle bin]]. Although the short establishes that Candie is a bit of an [[SoapboxSadie self-righteous and preachy]] who [[KickTheSonOfTheBitch and [[KickTheSonOfABitch saw it coming]] , coming]], it doesn't justify the vast majority of the torment she goes through, with Slappy continuously tricking her into getting stuck with the soda can, yet the audience is apparently supposed to root for Slappy Squirrel just because she's the star and is the one who wins in the end. Then again, Disproportionate Retribution ''is'' Slappy's [[ItsWhatIDo stock in trade]], and Candie, if not escalating the situation, did keep perpetuating it early on by ''chucking the can at the back of Slappy's head'' after each of the first few pranks.
10th Aug '17 8:42:26 PM plcthecd
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** Some of the lesser segments are quite divisive, such as The Goodfeathers, Hip Hippos, Katie Ka-Boom, Chicken Boo, etc. Likewise with some of the one-off sketches featuring none of the usual cast (one notable example being "The Flame", a mostly serious cartoon from the POV of a candle flame who watches UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson write the Declaration of Independence).



** Slappy Squirrel in the short "I Got Yer Can", where she torments Candie Chipmunk to the point of driving her insane just for [[DisproportionateRetribution being reprimanded for dumping her trash in Candie's recycle bin]]. Although the short establishes that Candie is a bit of an AssholeVictim, it doesn't justify the vast majority of the torment she goes through, with Slappy continuously tricking her into getting stuck with the soda can, yet the audience is apparently supposed to root for Slappy Squirrel just because she's the star and is the one who wins in the end. Then again, Disproportionate Retribution ''is'' Slappy's [[ItsWhatIDo stock in trade]], and Candie, if not escalating the situation, did keep perpetuating it early on by ''chucking the can at the back of Slappy's head'' after each of the first few pranks.

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** Slappy Squirrel in the short "I Got Yer Can", where she torments Candie Chipmunk to the point of driving her insane just for [[DisproportionateRetribution being reprimanded for dumping her trash in Candie's recycle bin]]. Although the short establishes that Candie is a bit of an AssholeVictim, [[SoapboxSadie self-righteous and preachy]] who [[KickTheSonOfTheBitch saw it coming]] , it doesn't justify the vast majority of the torment she goes through, with Slappy continuously tricking her into getting stuck with the soda can, yet the audience is apparently supposed to root for Slappy Squirrel just because she's the star and is the one who wins in the end. Then again, Disproportionate Retribution ''is'' Slappy's [[ItsWhatIDo stock in trade]], and Candie, if not escalating the situation, did keep perpetuating it early on by ''chucking the can at the back of Slappy's head'' after each of the first few pranks.
8th Aug '17 11:28:42 PM Piterpicher
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Some of the lesser segments are quite divisive, such as The Goodfeathers, Hip Hippos, Mindy & Buttons, Rita & Runt, Katie Ka-Boom, Chicken Boo, etc. Likewise with some of the one-off sketches featuring none of the usual cast (one notable example being "The Flame", a mostly serious cartoon from the POV of a candle flame who watches UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson write the Declaration of Independence).
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