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The twenty-ninth episode of Tiny Toon Adventures.

Buster and Babs show the viewers what the toons do on rainy days.

Short One: "Rent-A-Friend"

Montana Max calls a rent-a-friend service, and Buster is sent. Buster then outsmarts Monty's attempts to get rid of him.

Short Two: "Bunny Daze"

Babs uses her imagination to make household chores fun.

Short Three: "Fur-Gone Conclusion"

Buster and Babs accidentally end up in the Arctic, where they protect a baby seal from Gotcha Grabmore, who is scalping fur.

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Rent-A-Friend:

  • Achilles' Heel: Played literally; the Acme Bunny Basher robot has a heel labelled as such.
  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: This line from Monty after Buster tricks the Acme Bunny Basher robot into attacking him;
    Monty: Let me go! Let me go!
    (Monty looks down and realizes the robot is about to drop him from the top of his mansion.)
    Monty: Don't let me go! Don't let me go!
  • Bland-Name Product: The Durasmell battery is a parody of the popular Duracell battery brand.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Monty goes through multiple rent-a-friends one rainy afternoon, with one running off screaming, "I am not an animal! I am a human being!", fleeing Max's estate with Max dressed like Robin Hood with a bow and arrow. Max complains they haven't played William Tell yet. His reputation gets so bad that even Rent-A-Friend can't find anyone willing to spend time with him (except Buster, who in typical rabbit-style take this opportunity to payback Monty for all its worth).
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  • Impact Silhouette: Buster leaves one in Monty's toy vault after being zapped by Monty's remote-control rocket.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Having tortured Buster throughout the short, Monty has to pay $250,000 for a rescue from a nasty fall that Buster saved him from, as well as $13.50 for Buster's rent-a-friend fee. Also played literally at the end of the short, when Monty's remote control rocket zaps him in the butt, courtesy of Buster.
  • My Little Panzer: Monty's toys include a bicycle with an ejector seat, a stuffed clown with steel-plated boxing gloves, and a remote control rocket that fires real lasers.
  • Save the Villain: Monty uses the Acme Bunny Basher robot to try to attack Buster, who is his rent-a-friend for the afternoon. Buster hides his ears and puts fake rabbit ears on Monty to trick the robot, who at this point, tries to drop Monty from the top of his mansion. Buster powers down the robot by taking a Durasmell Battery out of the robot's Achilles' Heel. The robot drops Monty anyway, but Buster saves Monty by calling the Acme Rescue Team, which cost $250,000, which he charged to Monty's account.
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  • Shout-Out: The Rent-A-Friend Monty drives away at the beginning of the short quotes John Merrick from the 1980 film, The Elephant Man.
    Rent-A-Friend: I am not an animal! I am a human being!
  • Squashed Flat: Buster gets folded into a comic book and put in plastic wrap by Monty's machine.
  • Take That!: One of Monty's comics is entitled, "Rich Scottish Duck Gets Roasted".
  • This Means War!: Following the advice from his instruction book, Buster decides to get back at Monty after getting Swallowed Whole by a shark.

Bunny Daze:

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Babszilla, during Babs' second bathtime fantasy.
  • The Faceless: Mrs. Bunny.
  • Hates Baths: Babs is revealed to hate taking baths in this short.
  • Mr. Imagination: Female example; Babs uses her imagination to make household chores fun.
  • Shout-Out: In Babs' space fantasy, she heads for the planet Freleng, named for the Looney Tunes animator, Isadore "Friz" Freleng.
  • Take That!: The alien Gooftar in Babs' fantasy looks like a cross between Goofy and Pluto.
  • The Tape Knew Youd Say That: As Babs reads over the note from her mother, she says, "Yuck!" upon hearing that she has to take a bath. Mrs. Bunny's note then reads, "Don't you turn up your nose, young lady!".
  • Walk the Plank: Montana Max as a pirate captain, makes Babs do this in her pirate fantasy.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Babs is told by her mother to clean her room, do her homework, and take a bath. While she does clean her room and take a bath, she is never seen doing her homework.

Fur-Gone Conclusion:

  • Cruella to Animals: Gotcha Grabmore.
  • Fur and Loathing: Gotcha Grabmore. She wants to skin seals for fashion and money.
  • Green Aesop: An anti-animal skinning one.
  • Harmless Freezing: Happens to Babs when she dives into the frozen lake. The Baby Seal thaws her out with an Acme Hare Dryer.
  • Kangaroo Court: When Gotcha gets ticketed by Buster, who is disguised as a Mountie, she is put on trial for her various crimes and found guilty. Babs is the judge, and the jury consists entirety of seals.
  • Live Mink Coat: Babs, as Buffy Vanderbunny, wears the Baby Seal as a sash in order to save him from being skinned alive by Gotcha. She even tells her that wearing live animals is the latest fashion.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Gotcha Grabmore is an Expy of Zsa Zsa Gabor, as lampshaded by Babs.
  • Off-Model: Throughout the short, the baby seal's nose is black. In the epilogue, just seconds before the closing credits, its nose is pink.
  • Wrong Turn at Albuquerque: Taking a cue from his mentor, Buster gets himself and Babs lost in the Arctic, saying that he took a wrong turn at Tucumcarrie.
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