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'''Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures''' is an AnimatedAdaptation of the ''Film/BillAndTed'' movies that aired as a SaturdayMorningCartoon on Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/{{Fox}} for two seasons, from 1990 through 1991.

A ShortRunner Live Action adaptation was also produced with the same name and aired on Fox in 1992.

!!Provides Examples Of:
* AffectionateParody: Of {{Series/Mister Rogers|Neighborhood}}. In the second season, those two righteous dudes were shocked and totally bummed out to learn that their favourite childhood show, [[WritingAroundTrademarks Mr. Radish's Condo]], is about to be cancelled because [[GoodIsOldfashioned kids today don't want his brand of sweetness]]. Cue Wyld Stallyns trying to make him stay... [[StopHelpingMe and making things a lot worse for him]]. Eventually, Mr. Radish decides to [[WereStillRelevantDammit change his image completely]], ending up as a TotallyRadical rocker, which Bill and Ted initially consider to be most excellent... until they realise [[WhatHaveIDone that maybe this was perhaps a most]] {{egregious}} [[CaptainObvious error in judgement]]. Thankfully, [[DeusExMachina Rufus shows up]] with Ted's bratty brother, who points out to Mr. Radish that you should BeYourself, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped for your own sake if nothing else]]. Mr. Radish agrees, and changes back into his [[CostumeInertia red sweater]].
* AnimatedAdaptation
* AuthorAppeal: An episode revolved around going back in time to meet the Venus de Milo (she of the armless statue). The real Venus de Milo had [[AmazonianBeauty bodybuilder-level muscular arms.]] She spent a lot of time flexing, with closeups, and performing various feats of strength.
* ChannelHop: From Creator/{{CBS}} to Creator/{{Fox}} between the first and second seasons. with a studio change from Creator/HannaBarbera to Creator/DiCEntertainment.
* EitherOrTitle: Season 1 episode "The Birth of Rock And Roll, or: Too Hip For The Womb." The episode featured rock legend Little Richard in an InkSuitActor role. He even furnished his voice for the episode.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Cause of its second season {{Retool}}.
* ExpositoryThemeSong: Actually, an expository opening narrative, from the Hanna-Barbera version.
-->'''Rufus:''' I had been selected for a most important journey. I was to help fulfill the destiny of the two Great Ones...Bill and Ted.
* MilhollandRelationshipMoment: The titular heroes once broke a vase and went through great lengths to replace it before Bill's parents (father and stepmother to be precise) found out. They did get a replacement vase but ended up breaking it and Bill's stepmother showed up soon after. She then told the boys the vase was just some free prize they got at some restaurant. (Basically how the boys got the replacement vase in the first place).
* TheOtherDarrin: New actors (Chris Kennedy and Evan Richards, and a third actor) replaced the voices of Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin for the second season due to the different cast used for the similarly named live action Fox TV show.
* RecycledTheSeries
* RefugeeFromTVLand: There's an episode where the booth is used to retrieve a character from a TV show. As a result, the show never ends and nothing else can ever be shown on TV, so they have to put them back.
* {{Retool}}: Its second season saw a ChannelHop from CBS to Fox and a transformation into more of a tie-in for Fox's live-action series of the same name, with the original voice actors (Winters, Reeves and Carlin) replaced by TheOtherDarrin actors from the live-action series.
* SaturdayMorningCartoon
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: With the shorter-lived Fox live action series.
* TakeThat: "The Birth Of Rock And Roll, or: Too Hip For The Womb" featured a veiled Take That to Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock, who had their own cartoon show on Creator/{{ABC}} that same season. (Ironically, DiC Entertainment, which produced the New Kids On The Block cartoon, would take over the production for the second season of this show.) Bill and Ted meet Rufus at a record store:
-->'''Rufus:''' I was just checking out this new album by New Boys On The Corner.
-->'''Bill and Ted:''' And?
-->'''Rufus:''' They stink.
* WhenIWasYourAge: Ted's Dad lectures the boys this way.
* WhosOnFirst: An episode had the boys looking for MarkTwain. They find Sam Clemens on a riverboat, shouting "Mark twain!", causing them to ask "Where?!" Clemens explains what the term means, but the next time he gives out the call, they again ask "Where?!"
* YourTomcatIsPregnant: One episode featured a rare bird that met its demise (or else escaped) while under the care of our intrepid heroes, causing them to scramble for a replacement. Thanks to their [[MacGuffin time-travelling phone booth]] they manage to snag one from its country of origin, with a twist. The original was a male bird. The replacement was a female bird. This is discovered when she lays an egg.