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Recap / Tiny Toon Adventures S 1 E 56 Son Of The Wacko World Of Sports

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The 56th episode, both of the first season and overall, of Tiny Toon Adventures, "Son of the Wacko World of Sports" is a sequel episode to "The Wacko World of Sports" and features the toons in three more sports-oriented shorts.

First Short: "Buster at the Bat"Buster, the star player of ACME Loo's baseball team, is destined to face off against the Perfecto Preps in a baseball game in a parody of the famous short story "Casey at the Bat".

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Second Short: "Buster's New Bicycle"Since it's now the 90s, Buster decides that it's high time to get a shiny new bike. He trades his old bike for a shiny new one at Bicycle Bob's bicycle emporium. However, the new bike turns out to be old metal pieces slapped together and falls apart in less than half-an-hour, and Bicycle Bob will not refund Buster or give him his old bike back. Buster takes it upon himself to expose Bicycle Bob for the con man that Bob truly is.

Third Short: "ACME Acres Summer Olympics"The ACME Acres Summer Olympics have come around, and it finds the students of ACME Loo once again competing against Perfecto Prep invarious events, including a marathon, synchronized swimming, and the steeple chase.


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This episode provides examples of the following:

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  • Credits Gag: The End Credits: Go By Really Fast
  • Deleted Scene: For unexplained reasons, the home media versions of this episode remove all the wraparounds and title cards from their respective shorts.
  • Three Shorts

Buster at the Bat:

  • Adults Are Useless: Elmer, the umpire, doesn't bat an eye at Perfecto's blatant cheating. (Though this is Elmer Fudd we're talking about here.)
  • Affectionate Parody: Of the "Casey at the Bat" story.
  • Baseball Episode
  • I'm Going to Disney World: When asked what he's going to do now that he's won ACME Loo the baseball game, Buster responds: "I'm going to build my own amusement park!"
  • Narrator: The short is narrated by Sylvester.
  • Not His Sled: Unlike Casey, Buster doesn't strike out, instead hitting the ball out of the park and winning the baseball game. Sylvester (the narrator of the short) is shocked and quickly tells Buster that this isn't how the story ends.
    Sylvester: But there's no joy in ACME Acres, mighty Buster has (crack!) Hit a homerun?! Say, that's not the way the poem goes!
    Buster: You were expecting me to strike out? I'm the star of the show!
  • Off-Model:
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    • As Buster makes his grand entrance to the stadium, Buster himself can actually be seen in the ACME dug-out cheering for his own arrival.
    • A poorly drawn Shirley can be seen booing the umpire in the audience after Buster makes the second strike, even though the real Shirley is part of the Acme Looniversity baseball team.
  • Oh, Crap!: Once Buster arrives and steps up to bat, the normally unflappable Perfecto Prep is in full-panic mode.
  • Shout-Out: "Hey, bat boy!"

Buster's New Bike:

  • Actor Allusion: For more than a few reasons, Bicycle Bob is voiced by the same actor who played Mr. Haney.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Buster's old bike is apparently alive and acts like a frisky puppy.
  • Amusing Injuries: When Buster was posing as a director to shoot Bob's new commercial, he slammed the clapperboard on Bob's nose, eyes, and mouth.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Bicycle Bob claims that he'll eat a bucket of live scorpions if he doesn't give the customer the business. He eats his words note  at the end of his Humiliation Conga.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Bicycle Bob's bicycle emporium.
  • Humiliation Conga: Once Buster realizes that Bob is a big-time con-man who has scammed him (and probably others), he enacts one of these onto Bob. First Buster tricks Bob into revealing to his customers that he's a con-man on live TV, then reveals that Bob actually knows nothing about bikes or how to repair them, and subjecting Bob to a number of Amusing Injuries throughout before having Bob eat a bucket of live scorpions on-screen, since he didn't give Buster the business.
  • Karmic Trickster: One of Buster's most shining examples of this.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After screwing Buster (and possibly others off-screen) out of his money and refusing to pay him back, Bicycle Bob's Humiliation Conga at the hands of Buster is pretty well deserved.
  • Read the Fine Print: Bob tells Buster that his new bike has a 30-year warranty on it when he receives it. When the "new" bike breaks down mere minutes later and Buster tries to return it, Bob reveals that the 30-year warranty was actually a 30-year or 30-feet warranty and thus he won't refund Buster's money since he rode the bike more than 30 feet before it broke down.
  • Tempting Fate: After hearing about the supposedly good deal Bob is giving him for a new bike, Buster claims "This is too good to be true!". He's right.

ACME Acres Summer Olympics:

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: With Lil' Beeper running the marathon, it's safe to say that none of the other runners have a prayer.
  • Empty Swimming Pool Dive: After having his high dive sabotaged by Roderick, Buster dresses like Moses and parts the water in the swimming pool as Roderick does his high dive, resulting in Roderick eating linoleum.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Calamity's attempts to get Lil' Beeper during the games all backfire, up to him sticking a stick of dynamite into what he thinks is the trophy being awarded to Lil' Beeper for winning the marathon, only to get awarded with said trophy himself.
  • Think of the Censors: The discus and hammer-throw events involve Plucky throwing these things to an awaiting Barky Marky a distance away, resulting in Amusing Injuries to the latter. Then Plucky prepares to throw the javelin...
    Plucky: (prepares to throw, but then stops) Would we do this in a family viewing time slot on a weekday afternoon with fifty zillion parents and children watching? (beat) YOU BET WE WOULD!
    (Plucky prepares to throw, only for an artist to erase the javelin and replaces it a dog biscuit)
    Plucky: (in resigned tone) You have no backbone.
  • Visual Pun: A number of the short's gags come from puns, such as the Olympics having a "capacity crowd" (namely, a family with the name Capacity are the only spectators there), the "steeple chase" (which involves trying to catch a literal runabout steeple), and the hundred meter high hurdle race (which involves Buster and Roderick vaulting over one hurdle that's a hundred meters high).
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