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Compared with Animaniacs, the radar-dodging antics of Tiny Toon Adventures are not as legendary or notorious. Whether it's because Steven Spielberg was just getting his feet wet in animated television shows or he wanted the show to be kid-friendly in the face of a lot of animated shows that were pushing boundaries back then (remember: this show came out when The Simpsons and Beavis And Butthead were courting controversy for subversive, often offensive content) is unknown. This, however, doesn't mean it wasn't chock full of radar-dodging goodness...


  • Fowlmouth's entire character; he's a chicken who swears so much every sentence is full of bleeps.
  • Fifi La Fume can control her odor... except when she's horny. It can be seen as an analog for her getting wet.
  • In "The Looney Beginning" Babs does a Dolly Parton impression, makes her chest grow bigger, then says "I'm a bustin' out all over".
  • Margo Mallard, particularly in "The Acme Bowl". Did you see the hot tub scene? It's pretty clear what Rodrick means when he reminds Plucky about the "friendly classmates."
  • Hamton goes skinny dipping in "The Acme Acres Zone," and when Montana Max steals his overalls he has to get home while naked. Also, Plucky is shown hooting and hollering at Hamton like he's an exotic dancer, shouting at him to "take it all off!"
  • The (literally) spiked punch (as in, "When Plucky drank it, he had to spit it out because he nearly swallowed an actual railroad spike") in the "Prom-ise Her Anything".
    • Before that, he suggested to Shirley that they ditch the prom because "my dad's car is right outside". Shirley responded with: "Right. So's your dad. He drove us, remember?"
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  • The page image for the main Western Animation branch of Getting Crap Past The Radar is taken from the episode "Animaniacs!". In case you somehow missed it, it's a shot of Daffy Duck reading "Playduck" magazine (and it has an ad for cigarettes on the back). Bugs snatches it from him with an indignant glare... before reading it himself.
  • "Citizen Max" has tiny headlines in the spinning papers that read "Judge sells pregnant convict" and "Nuclear Doom—Something to Laugh About."
  • In "Minister Golf", Plucky accidentally whacks a golf ball into his dad's groin. This leads dad to say:
    Dad: (pained delivery) Congratulations, son! You're going to be an only child!
  • The Donner party joke from "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?". For those who don't know (or fell asleep during history class), the Donner Party was a California Trail wagon train of 81 American pioneers who in 1846 found themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. Thirty-six members of the party perished as a result of starvation, exposure to the harsh weather, disease, and trauma, and some of the survivors resorted to cannibalism (it's the reason why there's a trope called No Party Like a Donner Party).
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  • In the Very Special Episode "Why Dizzy Can't Read", one of the TV shows Dizzy watches is an episode of Tiny Toon Adventures where Plucky Duck ends up in a Turkish prison. If you've ever seen the movie Midnight Express, you know that a place like that isn't appropriate to talk about on a kids' show.
  • When Buster decides to disguise himself as a female Tasmanian Devil (much like Bugs) in order to trick Dizzy in the "Best of Buster Day" segment "Class Without Class":
    Buster: Kids, Don't Try This at Home—your parents might wonder about you.
  • At the end of the show's rendition of "The Name Game," the line "Name inadvertently left out of The Name Game: Plucky Duck" appears. For reference, on Buster's name, one line goes, "Banana-fana fo Fuster."
    • The album "Tiny Toons Sing" features this song and the same reference:
    Montana Max: (snickering) Hey, what about Plucky?
    Elmyra: NOT!
  • In "Acme Cable TV", it's stated that Montana Max is the president of the "Saddam Hussein Fan Club"
  • At one point in "Europe in 30 Minutes", Plucky buys some postcards depicting scantily clad duck women in alluring poses.
  • The title card for "What's Up, Nurse?", one of the segments of the episode "Looniversity Days", depicts Elmyra preparing to use a rectal thermometer on Plucky.
  • The episode "Fox Trot"'s segment "My Brilliant Revenge" has a scene of Hamton lustfully watching busty pig women in swimsuits.
  • A major part of the episode "Flea for Your Life" is Boss Tick wanting to marry Itchy, which becomes problematic when one realizes that Itchy is most likely underage.
  • In "Thirteensomething", Plucky asks Shirley if she wants to "play house" after informing her that his parents aren't home. It's clear that he's implicitly asking Shirley to do the nasty with him.
    • In what is probably also a dig at Dawson Casting, Babs' Human disguise includes an increased bustline, and a top to show it off.
  • In "The Just-Us League of Supertoons" segment of "New Class Day", Batduck expresses his attraction to Hawk Loon by asking her if they can rustle feathers together.
  • In the "Here's Hamton" segment, "Drawn and Buttered", the lobster enters a potbelly stove, mistaking it for an exit. On the table across from it is a book labeled "Porn."
  • Elmyra and Montana Max's very lengthy goodnight kiss at the end of "My Dinner With Elmyra." Montana Max is holding a seltzer can through the whole thing and it explodes.
  • Elmyra changing into a scantily clad outfit in "Take Elmyra, Please" and singing, "And I'm keeping my kitty." The song she's parodying, "Papa, Don't Preach" is about teen pregnancy, and the original line is "I'm keeping my baby.", a reference to not having an abortion.
  • "Aroma Amore" when Furrball sees an amorous Fifi calling to him, he thinks she's cat, and a sexy one at that. It's pretty obvious where he wants this to go. Alas it doesn't work out for him.
  • In "It's All Relative", Babs sings a parody of Madonna's song "Justify My Love". The original is about various sexual fantasies and the music video was so racy, MTV banned it.
    • In the same episode she also sings a parody of "Me So Horny" by 2 Live Crew (which was also considered controversial back in the 1990s, which many music stores being raided by the cops for carrying it), changing the lyric in question to "me so funny".
  • In "Gang Busters", during Buster's trial, Plucky asks to submit snapshots of scantily clad female ducks into evidence. When the judge asks him what they're evidence of, he says "my photography skills".
  • In "Batduck Returns", one of Batduck's utility pouches is labeled "Duck Off".
  • In "Sleight of Hare" Monty receives an orange rifle for his birthday and immediately shoots a kid in the face. He is disappointed to learn the gun only shoots water.
  • In "The Wheel o' Comedy" Buster says; "There once was a girl from Nantucket" before getting cut off.
  • In "Sepulveda Boulevard" they parody the famous opening shot from Sunset Boulevard of a dead man floating face down in a pool as Monty floating face down in the gutter.
    • In this same episode, lollipops are used in place of cigarettes when re-creating several scenes.
  • In "Love Stinks", the Binomium ridiculus trope is used seeing that it's a homage to Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner with their proteges Calamity Coyote (Devius Coyotius) and Little Beeper (Expedious Birdius) instead. But then, Calamity gets covered in black tar and some white feathers get behind his back forming a line, which attracts the lovestruck hopeless romantic Fifi La Fume ( Sexius Skunkius) on him.
  • "Hollywood Plucky" has a scene in which Plucky and Hamton wait for a bus in front of a store named "Frogerick's," an obvious reference to the lingerie store chain Frederick's of Hollywood. Cooper De Ville, the director Plucky has come to Hollywood to see, emerges from the store, loaded down with packages (suggesting all sorts of interpretations).