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The thirty-third episode of Tiny Toon Adventures.

Shirley the Loon works at a carnival, predicting what will happen to Calamity, Hamton, and Plucky by looking into her crystal ball.

Short One: "Piece of Mind"

A parody of This Is Your Life with Wile E. Coyote as the narrator, summarizing Calamity Coyote's life and relationship with Little Beeper as Calamity falls from the top of the Rump Tower.

Short Two: "Class Cut-Up"


Hamton is given a frog to dissect in class, but refuses to do so after he finds that it is still alive and singing. However, it only sings around him and appears dead to everyone else.

Short Three: "Rear Window Pain"

Plucky has been hospitalized and is given a pair of binoculars to look out the window. There, he sees Elmer Fudd growing what he thinks are alien Elmer clones.

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Piece of Mind:

  • Affectionate Parody: Of This Is Your Life.
  • Canis Latinicus: Beeper and Calamity are named Greasius Lightningus and E Pluribus Eatum, respectively.
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  • Delivery Stork: In a flashback, one delivers Calamity to Mr. Coyote's house, and later attempts to deliver Beeper's egg, only for it to fall out of the pouch and land on Calamity.
  • Disney Villain Death: Calamity suffers a particularly long fall from the top of the Rump Tower, giving Wile E. Coyote enough time to narrate his life story.
  • Here We Go Again!: In a flashback, Mr. Coyote gets a new job in the city, and moves there from the desert. However, Beeper moves along with Calamity, continuing their rivalry.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Calamity installs the Acme Death Ray on a rail at the top of the Rump Tower. Beeper then tricks Calamity into slicing off the rail the Acme Death Ray is installed on.
  • Off-Model: Wile E. Coyote is drawn rather strangely in this episode.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Calamity and Beeper are implied to be adopted brothers in a flashback.
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  • Suddenly Voiced: Though Wile E. Coyote has spoken before in a few Looney Tunes shorts, he is usually a very mute character, often Talking with Signs. He speaks throughout this short to tell Calamity (and to an extent, the viewers) Calamity's life story.
  • Tempting Fate: When Wile E. Coyote hits the ground thanks to Calamity, he says, "Don't I get anything flashed in front of my eyes?", and the lights of a truck (which is driven by Beeper) shine in front of him before the truck runs over him.

Class Cut-Up:

  • Buried Alive: Hamton intends to do this to Michigan after being driven crazy by him. Michigan doesn't take this too kindly.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even the wacky Gogo Dodo doesn't believe Hamton telling him that Michigan can sing.
    Gogo: I may be looney, but even I don't believe that croaked frog can sing!
  • Free the Frogs: Done in a slightly different way. Unlike most examples of the trope, the science class uses frogs that are already dead. The twist is that Hamton's frog, Michigan, is still alive because he sings and dances, and Hamton has trouble proving it to anyone.
  • Here We Go Again!: At the end of the episode, Foghorn has the class dissect earthworms. Hamton is about to do so, when his earthworm sings and dances for him.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Michigan only sings for Hamton when no one else is looking.
  • Punny Name: The school therapist that Hamton visits is named Dr. Ann T. Dote.
  • Rise from Your Grave: When Hamton attempts to bury Michigan, Michigan summons zombies to attack him.
    Michigan and Zombies (singing): Jeepers Creepers, wake up you sleepers, Jeepers Creepers, let's get this guy!
  • Spiritual Successor: To the Looney Tunes short, "One Froggy Evening".
  • Vocal Dissonance: Michigan's singing voice is more nasally than his more lyrical baritone in "One Froggy Evening".
  • You Have to Believe Me!: No one believes Hamton despite his repeated attempts to prove that Michigan can sing.
    Hamton: You dirty rats! Sure, you think I'm crazy, they think I'm crazy, even I think I'm crazy, but the frog knows I'm not crazy, and he's going to prove it, you hear?

Rear Window Pain:

  • Disney Villain Death: While not exactly a villainous character, Plucky does suffer falling from a building twice; the first time happens when he tests out his binoculars and his hospital bed pushes him out the window, and the second time happens when he falls from a clothesline trying to stop Elmer from making clones of himself.
  • Injured Limb Episode: Plucky breaks his leg in this short, an spends the majority of it confined to a hospital bed.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: When Plucky looks into a nearby apartment, he sees what looks like someone slice a man's head off and then pull out his brain, but it turns out she was slicing a pumpkin and taking out its innards to make pumpkin pie. He also thinks that Elmer is growing clones of himself, and in the end, he's right.
  • Murphy's Bed: When Plucky is confined to his hospital bed near the end of the short, the mattress folds up between him.
  • Piano Drop: When Plucky spies on Granny teaching Elmyra how to play the piano with his binoculars, they notice him. Granny then tosses a metronome at Plucky, but misses, then tosses the piano at him.
  • "Rear Window" Homage: Plucky breaks his leg, and Babs gives him a pair of binoculars as a present. Plucky uses the binoculars to spy on unsuspecting citizens. When he sees Elmer growing eggplants and talking to them as if they were his children, he thinks Elmer is making clones of himself. It later turned out that he was making eggplants for an eggplant-parmesan recipe, and he was planning to give some to his neighbors. At the end of the short, Elmer complains about Plucky accusing him of cloning, believing it to be impossible. When he isn't looking, his eggplants turn into purple-colored Elmer clones, who say, "He don't know us vewy well, do he?".

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