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Recap / Tiny Toon Adventures S 1 E 52 The Return To The Acme Acres Zone

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The 53rd episode of Tiny Toon Adventures, this episode is a sequel to the Acme Acres Zone, this time starring Babs.

Short One: "Real Kids Don't Eat Broccoli"

In the future, Buster is a detective on the case of missing droids.

Short Two: "Boo Ha Ha"

Plucky and Hamton stay at a haunted mansion and get haunted by a ghost.

Short Three: "Duck Dodgers Jr."

Plucky is Duck Dodgers' new eager young space cadet.

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Real Kids Don't Eat Broccoli:

  • Bait-and-Switch: After Babs tells Buster about the case of the missing droids, Buster tells her, "Okay, I'll take your case!", and takes a box that says, CARROT CASE.
  • The Door Slams You: Happens to the Hamton droid when Babs makes her way into Buster's office.
  • G-Rated Drug: Plucky's video game addiction.
  • Latex Perfection: Buster finds out his friends are really the stolen androids he was looking for, all dressed in rubber masks.
  • Literal-Minded: Buster tells the Hamton droid to get the door for Babs. The Hamton droid does so by pulling the door off its hinges and bringing it to her.
  • Pun: When Miss Bunny (aka Babs) says she's looking for Buster Bunny the Gum-shoe, Buster pulls a piece of gum off of his foot.
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  • Stock "Yuck!": Buster manages to spot the evil droids on the basis that they like broccoli, something real kids don't eat.
  • 20 Minutes into the Future: The story is set in the year 2035.

Boo Ha Ha:

  • Bland-Name Product: The Blisterine mouthwash that Hamton uses is a parody of Listerine.
  • Didn't Think This Through: At the end of this short, the Ghost offers to take Plucky and Hamton home. Hamton soon realizes he didn't think that the Ghost would take him and Plucky to his home in Heck.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The people who signed the Ghost's guest book include C. Jones, Tex, Steven Spielberg, Jean MacCurdy, David Marshall, I. Freleng, Kent Butterworth, and Thomas Ruegger.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When Hamton passes through the halls and the pictures change, he asks, "Now which amusement park have I seen this in?", referencing the The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland.
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    • Near the end of the short, Plucky and Hamton encounter a giant horned demon that resembles Chernabog from the 1940 Walt Disney film, Fantasia.

Duck Dodgers Jr.:

  • Chaste Toons: Marcia is Marvin's niece.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: As Daffy and Marvin battle each other, Plucky and Marcia build a block tower from the blocks made by Marvin's Matter-Transmogrifier.
  • Reality-Breaking Paradox: This short ends with Marvin's Matter-Transmogrifier sucking up everything in the universe, including the very animator who drew the cartoon.
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