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Funny moments in Tiny Toon Adventures.

Credits gags:

  • "Her Wacky Highness": The Moral of the Story - Elmer Fudd Is a Dolt
  • "Prom-ise Her Anything": If You're Just Tuning In - You're Late
  • "The Wacko World of Sports": Moral of Story - Not Every Show Is Perfect
  • "Career Oppor-Toon-Ities": Don't Miss Our Next Show - It's Actually Entertaining
  • "Strange Tales of Weird Science": Number of Retakes - Don't Ask
  • "Viewer Mail Day": Thanks To Our Loyal Viewers - Both Of You
  • "Pledge Week": Quick Question: Those Babes Around Arnold -- What Kind of Animals Were They?
  • "Going Places": Moral Of Story (Choose One) a. Eat More Meat. b. Don't Play With Matches c. Never Put A Bowling Ball In Your Underwear.
  • "Toon Physics": Top 5 "Toon Physics" Facts: 5. "Cub For Grub" Becomes Funny When You Watch It Backwards. 4. Sneezer Is Actually A 45 Year Old Man. 3. Barky Marky Was In This Episode. 2. The Boy In The Orange Hat Is Actually Danny Bonaduce. 1. We Wanted Carl Sagan To Do The Wraparounds, But He Snubbed Us. Go Figure.
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  • "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian": Please Mail Your Unsolicited Manuscripts Along With A Stamped, Self-Addressed Envelope To: Some Other Show!
  • "Henny Youngman Day": Top Four Henny Youngman "Savers": 4. Here's Another One You May Not Like. 3. How Can You People Sleep With The TV On? 2. Two, Three, Four ... Is Anyone Still Watching? 1. We Will Pray Silently For The Episode That Just Died.
  • "Kon Ducki": Abba Spelled Backwards Is Abba
  • "What Makes Toons Tick": What These Three Cartoons Have In Common: Nothing
  • "Toons Take Over": Hey! We Lost A Paperclip! Whoever Took It, Give It Back Right Now! - Oh, Wait. We Found It. Nevermind.
  • "Buster's Directorial Debut": "Buster's Directorial Debut" Is Also Buster's Directorial Swan Song
  • "Washingtoon": Guess What We Are? A. Republicans B. Democrats C. As Of This Broadcast Being Investigated By The F.B.I.
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  • "Toon TV": Name Inadvertently Omitted In "The Name Game" - Plucky

In general:

  • Gogo's various cuckoo clock lines:
    • "Cuckoo! Cuckoo! If you're late for class, you're cuckoo! Cuckoo!"
    • "Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Too much study hall will drive you cuckoo! Cuckoo!"
    • "Cuckoo! Cuckoo! It's lunchtime! And if you try the meatloaf, you're cuckoo! Cuckoo!"
    • "Cuckoo! Cuckoo! My agent told me if I took this job I was cuckoo."

Season 1:

  • Furrball's babysitter disguise in "Li'l Sneezer".
  • In "Hare-Raising Night," Buster tricks everyone into going on a dangerous mission by saying they're going to the Emmys.
    • Plucky failing to see through the ruse when they arrive at the destination, instead spending the entire episode believing he's at the Emmys.
  • Perfecto Prep's "cheers" during the "Acme Bowl" episode.
    Perfecto Prep cheerleaders: Perfecto. Rah.
    • Sylvester literally flooding the booth with his spit, eventually causing a shark to chase Porky Pig around and then the glass to break.
  • Episode 31 has this.
    Plucky: Look! No hands!
    Gogo: Look! No bike!
  • "Animaniacs":
    • Plucky's breakdown at the start of act two.
    Plucky: (blubbers) I QUIT! Stupid brainless animation! Dumb pencils! Final exams! (is ready to smash a ruler when Buster approaches)
    Buster: Plucky? Whoa, hold it, pal, it's me, Buster!
    Plucky: (regaining his sanity) Bus...ter??
    • When Buster returns to the present after showing Plucky the flashback effect:
    Buster: You know, I don't think I ever taught Plucky how to flash forward. Oh, well. He'll probably figure it out. Then again, this is Plucky we're talking about. (goes to a book in the library on prehistoric creatures and finds Plucky inside... as an amoeba)
    • Gogo's... "unique" cartoon. It is so bizarre and unlike anything else in the series, that the audience (when shown watching the cartoon) have these hilarious facial expressions that just scream, Oh my God, what am I WATCHING???
    • There's also his explanation for it: "It was realism!" (For those who haven't seen it — it's actually an excerpt from a live-action, black-and-white Warner Bros. comedy short from 1953.)
    • Dizzy's cartoon, "Dizzy Eat World". It has to be seen to be believed.
      Daffy Duck: Shoot me! Shoot me now!
    • Shirley the Loon's ending to her excruciatingly long cartoon. "Like, THE END ... fer sure." Bugs goes from trying to keep Daffy and Porky from leaving to screaming and running for the door along with them when they learn just how long Shirley's cartoon is. After the cartoon is over, he's just as much of a blubbering mess as Daffy and Porky.
    Bugs: (laughing)
    Porky: Abadea-abadea-abadea...
    Daffy: (looking around) Is it over? Is it? Is it? Huh? Huh?
    Buster: (yawning) Nice work, Shirl. I can hardly wait for the sequel.
    • On the opposite end of the spectrum, Plucky's short is only about five seconds long, and is just him as a kid crying after his toy deflates.
    Bugs: It's magnificent!
    Porky: It's stupendous!
    Daffy: It's short! It wins!
    • And Plucky's grand prize?
    Bugs: Ehh, you get to take the course over, on account of you skipped it the first time.
  • In Starting From Scratch, when Buster tries to fight the bedbug with a homage to Bugs's Mexican hat dance. The animation combined with the music just sells it on a truly hilarious level.
    • Same episode, when Babs, Buster, and Plucky are inside Furball's head messing with his pleasure center and releasing his worst fears.
  • Buster and the Wolverine:
    • The Mynah Bird's cameos. Especially when the characters land in a snowdrift after being spit out of the Wolverine's stomach and Plucky watches it walk off, saying "So that's what was jabbing me in the back!"
    • Buster's debut, where he holds a high note on his trumpet for a really long time before finally running out of breath and collapsing.
    Buster: Not bad for a guy who never had a lesson.
  • Also from Starting From Scratch, the heroes are shrunk on top of Furball, and Babs starts swinging around on one of Furball's hairs doing a Tarzan yell for no apparent reason. When she lands, Plucky just glares at her and says "That was pointless."
  • The bit from Fields of Honey.
    Babs: What do you know about Honey?
    Hamton: Uh, it's sweet... Winnie-the-Pooh has a 'problem' with it...
    • Babs' initial attempt to convince the classic Looney Tunes to help her build a theater to show Honey cartoons might have been met more warmly if her way of explaining it didn't comes across as her losing her mind.
    Babs: I propose we build a theater! A really big theater! A huge theater! A Really Big and Huge Theater! And then...( Laughing and yanking at her ears )... we'll show nothing but Honey Cartoons!!! AH HA HA!!!!
    Bugs: Babs? Are you feeling ok?
    Babs: Yes, Yes! You see, the strange voice told me I have to build a theater... and then PEOPLE WILL WATCH!! (Laughing and drooling on the table).
    • Later on in the episode, when people are watching and laughing at the old Bosko and Honey cartoons, one guys ends up laughing so hard that he explodes!
  • Fifi La Fume in the episode "Aroma Amore" has a few great lines, but the best has to be after she gives herself a makeover. She says to the camera "If looks could kill, you would not be feeling so well, eh?" Also her calling the fleeing Furball a flirt.
  • "Cinemaniacs": During "Pasadena Jones":
    Montana Max: You see, there is nothing you possess that I cannot take away. (runs off-screen) Hahahahaha!... (his head snaps back into camera) hahaha.
  • "K-ACME TV":
    • The random commercial of Ralph lying on a couch in nothing but boxer shorts saying, "Don't hate me 'cuz I-I-I'm beautiful."Note 
    • Big Butt.
    • Super Plucky-o Bros.
  • In Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow, Buster and Babs, fed up with Elmyra's annoying affection, pretend to drag her to a planet of bunnies, and treat her the same way she treats the animals she holds captive.
  • The brilliantly played Bait-and-Switch in "Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool" where a turtle dressed like Raphael turns out to be an overly obsessed Fanboy of Buster instead of the TMNT.
  • Fowlmouth's entire segment about Buster helping him curb his swearing habit in "Test Stressed". It's especially funny when you imagine the profanities the bleeps are censoring.
  • At one point in "Gang Busters", Buster and Plucky accidentally dig their way into the Batcave, where Batman appears wearing a purple costume and a clown nose for some reason.
    Batman: First the blonde and now these two? Jeez, Alfred, why not tell the whole world we're down here?!
    Buster: Hmph. See if I stand in line for your sequel.
  • A lot of moments in "Hollywood Plucky":
    • The physical comedy of Plucky's legs (which are stuck in dried cement) being dragged on the back of a bus.
    • The various celebrity caricatures at the Hollywood restaurant. (see this Wikia for some screens)
    • Ralph the security guard teeing off, with Plucky as his golf ball. The way he shakes his butt before teeing off is priceless.
    • Plucky getting swallowed by a giant shark, which spits him out immediately and tells the audience, "I'm a vegetarian."
    • When Plucky is pitching his autobiographical movie to Cooper DeVille, he describes everything after the opening scenes: "It goes on and on until I'm made boss of the world!"
  • From "Here's Hamton":
    • The intro lyrics, which wake up a sleeping Hamton: "Hamton. Hamton. HAMTON!!"
    • In the opening wraparound, Hamton places a shirt over a puddle so Shirley can cross over it. When Shirley steps on the shirt, she falls through the puddle as if it were a trap door.
    • Throughout "Milk, It Makes a Body Spout", Buster and Plucky compete to see who can make Hamton laugh so hard, milk squirts out his nose first. In one of Buster's attempts, he borrows Junior Bear's shoes to use as a beak for his impression of Foghorn Leghorn.
    Buster: What, I say, what in tarnation have we got here, boy? Ya'll got to put some meat on those feathers, son, or you'll blow south for the winter!
    • One of Plucky's attempts in the same segment is pretending to be a mailbox. Granny then mistakes him for an actual mailbox and attempts to mail all the postcards her class is sending (which is a giant bag's worth) by shoving them in his mouth.
    • The Reveal at the end of the same segment that the reason why Hamton didn't laugh at any of Buster or Plucky's acts was because he wasn't paying attention to any of them. In fact, he was thinking about a math problem.
    • "America's Least Wanted":
    Knuckles: (in Hamton voice) You first, pal. (Plucky walks in ahead of him) (in Knuckles voice) It makes it easier to sneak up on ya!
    • From "Drawn and Buttered", Hamton channeling Darth Vader when he tries to kill the Irish lobster under the mistaken belief that he's a cockroach.
    Hamton: (breathes heavily) And now, young side-walker, you die!
    • In the same segment, the Lobster begs Hamton to spare his life by showing him a wallet filled with pictures of his alleged family. Hamton knows he's lying, because he has the same pictures; they came with his wallet.
    • At the end of the same segment, Elmyra comes into Hamton's house, wanting to protect the Lobster from Hamton. The Lobster ultimately decides to take his chances in a pot of hot water.
  • One Minute 'Til Three from "The Best O' Plucky Duck Day", about Granny giving incredibly long term papers, due Monday, to anyone who gets a question wrong, is one of the funniest shorts the show ever did, in part because of how relatable the plotline is (that is, "being saved by the bell"). Funny moments:
    • Monty answers a question with, "Any moron knows that! It's 3446, duh!" Granny shouts "WRONG!" and gives him an 8,000 page term paper. Monty can only respond with an annoyed, "Ooooooohhh...."
    • Shirley gets a question about how to animate a scene, and she claims it's impossible to animate. Granny shouts, "WRONG! Nothing's impossible in animation!"
    • Elmyra answering a question about using trigonometry when animating a dog and cat fight, focusing more on the animals themselves than the trigonometry. Granny says, "That's very sweet... AND VERY WRONG!"
    • Granny tells Little Beeper, "Let's find a tough one." Then when Little Beeper goes to answer, all he can do is spout "Auoogah!", and Granny shouts "WRONG! 15,000 page term paper, due Monday!"
    • When Plucky's finally called on, he tries to stall but Granny doesn't fall for it. In desperation, Plucky pleads, "But Granny! It's 2:59!" (referring to the clock) Granny, delighted, says, "259? That's absolutely correct!" Plucky falls to the floor, jittering in what can only be described as a mixture of ecstatic elation and a stress-induced seizure.
    • While "Duck in the Dark" from the same episode is largely based around Nightmare Fuel (mostly taking place in nightmares Plucky is having and all), it does include a fairly humorous Double Subversion of the Threatening Shark trope: At one point during his nightmares, Plucky is in an unidentified body of water when a shark fin starts swimming around him. Plucky panics as the creature surfaces....but it's just some random kid with a Tintin-like hair-do; Plucky is a rubber duck in this kid's bathtub. Plucky expresses relief...only for the kid to pull down an un-seen zipper on his head to reveal that he's actually a shark in disguise that eats Plucky anyway.
    • In the same short, Buster tells Plucky, "Good night." and shuts off the night light. Immediately, the room is full of growling monsters.
    • At the start, Plucky's watching a scary movie and declares: "That's too gross." (ejects VHS tape; pulls out another one) "But this one's even grosser!"
    • This joke in the wraparound before the first short:
    Buster: Welcome, toonatics! Today, we're presenting three hysterical duck tales!"
    Plucky: (offended) Don't use that word!
    Buster: Uh, three duck stories... uh, duck cartoons! That's right, that's right, three hysterical duck cartoons!
  • "The Learning Principal" in "Looniversity Daze" is hampered by some Off-Model animation, but it still has some funny moments:
    • Yosemite Sam unknowingly eats a whole pineapple.
    • The Running Gag of everyone wanting Buster's stereo, since he's being sent to the principal's office: First Plucky, then Babs ("That's it, you're out of my will!") and finally the principal himself. Buster snarks, "Jeez, am I the only one around here with a CD player?"
    • When Buster first enters the principal's office, he quietly asks, "Mr. Principal? Yoo-hoo? Oh, no one here, too bad, better be going!" And when the principal first appears:
    Principal: Buster Bunny.
    Buster: That's my name, don't wear it out. (chuckles)
    Principal: SILENCE!!!
  • The entirety of the mashed potato man sequence in "I Was A Teenage Babysitter" (from "The ACME Home Shopping Show"); proof that humor can be derived from driving Babs crazy. For context, Duncan, the little kid who Babs is baby-sitting has requested "mashed topatoes" for supper and:
    Babs (scooping mashed potatoes onto her charge's plate) Here ya go, pilgrim.
    Duncan: (starts to eat, then stops) Make it into a person.
    Babs: Duncan, I can't do that.
    Duncan: Mommy always does...
    Babs: Okay, okay. (exasperatedly carves the potatoes into a man) There you go, one mashed potato man.
    Duncan: (frowning) He's bald!
    Babs: (visibly fighting back anger) It's a Sinéad O'Connor mashed potato man, all right?
    Duncan: Mommy always gives the mashed potato man pasghetti hair.
    Babs: (aside; mimicking Duncan) Mashed potato man needs pasghetti hair. I love this job! (hurriedly fixes some spaghetti and slaps it onto the mashed potato man) There! Now eat!
    Duncan: (look ready to eat, only to balk again) If I eat him, he'll die!
    Babs: (Jaw Drop) Excuse me a minute.
    (Babs runs out of the Duncans' rabbit hole and to the edge of a cliff. Cue Cathartic Scream as she jumps off)
    • The introductory segment before that where Elmyra calls, intending to buy Buster. Buster screams at the top of his lungs, "I'M! NOT! FOR SALE!"
  • In "New Character Day"'s "The Return of Pluck Twacy", Shirley cries so much about her missing aura that her tears flood the office. And when she opens the door, Pluck Twacy washes a long way down the street.
  • "The ACME Acres Zone":
    • "A Bacon Strip": When a nude Hamton is spotted by Montana Max's security system, Plucky heroically says, "This looks like a job for... someone else." (leaves)
    • Tour bus guide: "And to your left is a naked pig."
  • While "High Toon" won't be remembered as a top tier episode by any means, its final act has some good material:
    • Buster posing as the town mayor, overusing the phrase "Gol' darn".
    Buster: Now where's the gol' darn gol' darn?!
    • Plucky serving the gang incredibly hot chili, which causes them to run out to the trough outside to get relief.
    • Drinking a bunch of water is followed immediately by really fast square dancing. Between the chili, the water, and the exercise, they get an intense case of Potty Emergency. Nearby port-o-pottys turn out to be jail cells in disguise.
  • "Buttering Up the Buttfields": So crass but so funny.
    • Plucky recommends the rump roast... then walks up to the camera to chuckle.
    • Bottomly Buttfield orders what seems like a main course, so Plucky asks if they want an appetizer to start. Fanny corrects him: "Those ARE the appetizers!"
    • After taking their order, Plucky desperately holding his beak to keep from laughing.
    • The ending, where the Buttfields run out of the restaurant with the tiny chairs still attached to their butts.
  • "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?", after Buster and Babs save Bugs from the torture of having to watch Stanley cartoons:
    Buster: Aw, shucks. You'd have done the same for us.
    Bugs: ...Eh, if you say so.
  • "Life in the '90s":
    • "Butt Out": The gag where Roderick and Rhubella chase Babs to every table in the restaurant blowing their cigarette smoke in her face. Before long the entire restaurant is one big smoke cloud.
  • Montana Max's lip-synching of Barrett Strong's "Money (That's What I Want)", especially when it ends with most of his money being taken by the IRS and he is forced to donate his last cent to charity.
  • A little exchange in the 'time travel' episode was probably stolen from classic vaudeville:
    Buster: Take away your props and costumes and what would you be?
    Babs: Naked.

Season 2:

  • The entire "Mango Juice" segment of the "Kon Ducki" episode.
    • Heck pretty much all of "Kon Ducki", especially the "making of" part with the Running Gag of Plucky's name being misspelled on his chair ("Pluggy Doug" and later "Ploogy Doog"), showing how they did the "whirlpool scene" ("Go baby go!"), and the revelation that Sweetie is actually Richard Nixon.
  • "Water go down the hoooooooooole."
  • From Buster And Babs Go Hawaiian:
    • The look of sheer terror frozen on Buster and Babs' faces when they realize Elmyra is their car rental agent.
      Elmyra: Wait! Come back! I have so much love to give and SO MANY CARS TO RENT!
    • Shirley frequently referring to the two bunnies as "You murderers."
    • Hamton going prima donna after his epic swashbuckling story gets shot down for another Buster and Babs plot.
    Hamton: It's PIG DISCRIMINATION, I tell you!
    • The reveal that the script was actually written by middle school students (And it was, too.).
      Buster: What is with this story it's like thirteen year-olds wrote it!
      Babs: Thirteen year-olds did write it.
      Buster: Oh yeah, that explains it.
    • Buster on the airplane:
    Plucky: (playing a flight attendant) And what'll it be? Gray lumps in brown sauce, or brown lumps in gray sauce? (Buster looks sick)
    Buster: Uh, you wouldn't have any tasy, nutritious carrots, perchance, would you?
    Plucky: Closest we come are these freeze-dried, reconstituted carrot chips.
    Buster: Hmm. How bad can they be? (tries one and instantly gets sick, melts, and bolts for the bathroom, which is occupied. He goes in anyway and afterwards...) Lemme guess: You guys had the carrot chips too?
  • "ACME Cable TV": The The Cosby Show parody "Gogosby", but especially this line:
    Gogosby: Hello, central casting? Send over a new cute daughter for my show. Thanks, Bye-bye. Gotta keep this TV show, goin', don't you know, cause my movie career's in the dumpster.
  • "Love Disconnection":
    • "My Dinner With Elmyra": At the beginning, poolside Monty's informed they're having company over. He's completely disinterested until they mention the couple's cute daughter Note . He immediately zooms into nice clothes: "Always willing to help out the family."
    • Monty and Elmyra go to a fast food restaurant, where Monty has to order an embarrassingly juvenile menu item (Happy Baby Puppy Face Meal) for Elmyra, sending the restaurant into hysterics.
    • Montana Max thinks he's going to see Death Lords with Elmyra, but she brings him to The Adventures of Fido and Mew Mew instead. When the movie starts, he's horrified and starts shouting.
    Elmyra: Honey, you're spoiling the movie for the others.
    Montana Max: ...What others? (camera pulls back to reveal an empty theater) We're the only ones watching this stupid stinker!
    Elmyra: Then no one's gonna mind if we sneak a little kiss in the dark!
    • While it could double as a bit of Nightmare Fuel, Shirley getting angry in the "Amazing Three" drew some chuckles, in some part due to the short build-up by Babs.
    Babs: Remember the movie Carrie?

Season 3:

  • "Elelator go up... elelator stop!"
  • From Thirteensomething, the two network executives Edward and Fran, who keeps telling him that he's "so lost". When Buster emerges on the show as Babs's "long lost twin" we get this:
    Edward: This is great!
    Fran: You are so lost.
    Edward: No dear. YOU are lost!
    (Fran gets hearts in her eyes)
    Fran: Oh Edward! Kiss me! (She lunges at him)
    • In the same episode: "Duh Brooklyn Bridge".
    • Again, same episode, Buster holding auditions to try to find a replacement for Babs, which were all met with dead ends. The first was a Brainless Beauty, the second was ugly and annoying, and the third was a non-anthropomorphic rabbit. Even Plucky and Shirley offer their services as Buster's replacement co-host, but to no avail.
    • The "Johnny Carson coming out of retirement" gag, complete with a "blink and you'll miss it" of Jay Leno tied up on the couch.
  • Plucky: (To Babs after she hits one too many berserk buttons) I'm naming my first ulcer after you.
  • "Weekday Afternoon Live": The Cheesy Sneezer's commercial, which ends with Sneezer sneezing the piping hot pizza onto Plucky's face, who screams.
    Chorus: (singing) Cheesy Sneezer's, where the pizza's scalding hot!
  • "Phone Call from the 405" in "Fox Trot":
    • Steven Spielberg, on the phone with Buster and Babs, causes a car to careen off a cliff while not paying attention to driving.
    • Steven demands more shadows; eventually the screen becomes nothing but black, aside from Buster and Babs's eyes.
    • After jumping through hoops for Steven, Buster and Babs are informed that their fall off the cliff was all wrong, and to "just do it over." Cue Rage Quit from the duo, who pull Steven through his car view screen, into the cartoon, and sic foxes on him.
  • In "Two-Tone Town":
    • Buster is in charge of getting music and sound effects for Foxy, Roxy, and Goopy Geer. One of the places he gets them is at a music concert that Daffy Duck is conducting. Right before he signals the orchestra to start playing, Buster interrupts:
    Buster: Won't you give your music to those who are in need?
  • Buster's aside in "Fit to Be Stewed" (part of "Buster's Directorial Debut") after he causes Sandy to fly into the bottom of a door half:
    Buster: A footnote: The first recorded instance of this gag was by Chuckles Bones in 1954.
    • "Ducklahoma": The gag where Plucky ties up Hamton in a knot, who gets out of it and bounces back into the mud.
    • After the Iris Out, Buster remembers that he hasn't turned Babs (who was turned into a realistic rabbit) back into her regular self yet. Once he does, Babs chastises him for taking so long, but Buster interrupts her: "Wow Babs, have you lost weight?" She's instantly flattered.
  • While Buster is the Straight Man to some of the show's wackier characters, the short, "Ruffled Ruffee" (part of "Music Day") proves he's not immune to being wacky himself. Some highlights from the short include:
  • In "Minister Golf", after Plucky accidentally hits the golf ball into his dad's groin:
    Plucky's dad: (in pained voice) Congratulations, son! You're going to be an only child!


  • From the Spring Break Special:
    • The fact that the Dead End Kid from the Easter Yeggs Looney Tunes episode is turned into a literal Running Gag because all he does is run through scenes repeating the following:
      Dead End Kid: I wanna Easter egg I wanna Easter egg I wanna Easter egg!
      • When he finally does get an Easter egg, it hatches and Elmyra pops out. Boy did he look pissed when she did.
    • Elmyra bribes Tommy Lee Jones into helping her kidnap Buster (whom she thinks is the Easter Bunny and he is) by telling him she's got Harrison Ford in a cage at her house.
    • "I'll Be Chasing You."


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