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The twelfth episode of the third season of Tiny Toon Adventures, the eightieth episode in production order, and the nintieth episode overall.

Buster and Babs present another collection of music videos in the form of a top ten countdown.

10. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" by Betty Everett

Babs wonders if Buster loves her after he doesn't say yes to being her date to The Sadie Hawkins Dance.

8. "Video Game Blues"


Fowlmouth and Plucky trade vocals as Plucky fights space aliens in a video game, to the tune of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" and "Russian Dance" from The Nutcracker.

7. "Nothing Comes Close to You"

A brief Sinéad O'Connor parody sung by Shirley.

6. "The Name Game"

Elmyra sings about the various characters while thwarting space aliens.

5. "Toon Out, Toon In" by Vanilla Lice

A rap about the various characters on the show.

4. "Do You Love Me?" by the Contours

Buster keeps telling Babs that he loves her.

1. "Yakety Yak" by the Coasters

Plucky is ordered by his dad to take out the trash and do the laundry. During this time, he is chased by the cops, who are trailing a criminal on the run.


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The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss):

  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: Buster and Babs travel through one in the scene parodying "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid.
  • The Cameo: Shirley and Fifi appears as the chorus during the Bride of Frankenstein and King Kong parodies.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The Bride of Frankenstein-esque scene is done in black and white.
  • Face-Revealing Turn - Used in the scene parodying "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid. Babs' back is shown in her mermaid form. When she reveals her face, it is actually very fish-like and ugly, much to Buster's horror.
  • "King Kong" Climb - In the King Kong-esque scene, a giant Buster climbs to the top of the Empire State Building.
  • Iris Out: This music video ends with a heart-shaped one.
  • Ship Tease: One between Buster and Babs. In many scenes, Buster is shown to be attracted to Babs, nervously retreat from her, or any combination of the two. The music video ends with Buster agreeing to go to the dance with Babs.
  • Shout-Out: Buster and Babs reenact classic film scenes from Bride of Frankenstein, King Kong, Superman: The Movie, The Little Mermaid, and The Phantom of the Opera.

Video Game Blues:

Nothing Comes Close To You:

The Name Game:

  • Balloon Belly: Maximus Flush becomes a victim of this when Buster inflates him with an air pump.
  • Banana Peel: Dizzy slips on one after he eats the banana from it.
  • The Cameo: The Little Man from the Draft Board from Draftee Daffy appears as Maximus Flush's messenger.
  • Call-Back: Ralph from the second wraparound of "The Buster Bunny Bunch" appears in this music video, repeating the gag of "Ralph? Who's Ralph?" from that episode.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Maximus Flush.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Elmyra, of course, is the lead singer, and she and Montana Max join the protagonistic toons in the fight against Maximus Flush and his Tony robots.
  • Tickle Torture: Maximus Flush attempts to tickle the toons with a feather to get them to tell him the location of Earth.
  • Trash the Set: Maximus Flush's spaceship is destroyed when Maximus Flush gets overinflated and bursts.
  • The Unintelligible: An alien that speaks in gibberish tells Elmyra his name, disproving the lyrics that say, "There isn't any name that I can't rhyme.".
  • Whoopee Cushion: Two of the Tony robots land on one when Babs and Fifi push them off a ledge.

Toon-Out, Toon-In:

  • Absentee Actor: The only characters not rapped about are Fifi, Fowlmouth, Sweetie, Concord Condor, and Mary Melody, possibly for time.
  • Agony of the Feet: Babs steps on Buster's foot when Vanilla Lice sings about her.
  • And Call Him "George"!: Elmyra sings a solo describing her as such.
  • Anvil on Head: Albert Einstein gets hit with a 16-ton anvil when he attempts to do regular schoolwork at ACME Looniversity.
  • Big Eater: Vanilla Lice describes Hamton as such.
    "Now, this hog's name is Hamton Pig,
    Dining's his idea of big,
    He's eatin' three squares an hour,
    a glutton to the tenth power!"
  • Disney Villain Death: Calamity falls off a building attempting to catch Little Beeper.
  • Handbag of Hurt: Shirley hits Plucky with her purse when he tries to make a move on her.
  • Improbably Low IQ: While the actual number is never shown, Dizzy's IQ is shown to be between that of a dopefish and a chicken leg.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Vanilla Lice is a parody of Vanilla Ice.
  • Rhyming List: Plucky shows off his flow with his verse.
    "This here is Plucky Duck, Jack!
    I'm (uh!) you're number one quack!
    I'm a wise-crackin', never slackin', got the knackin', love flapjackin',
    Love to stack 'em, for my snackin', films I'm actin', book adaption,
    Lots of passion, overactin', cars are smackin', bullets flackin',
    Planes attackin' ack ack ack quack quack quack quack quack quack!"
  • Rich Bastard: Vanilla Lice describes Montana Max as such.
    "There goes Montana Max,
    he's got money by the sacks,
    I would not say that he's greedy,
    to him, the Trumps are really needy!"
  • Sneeze of Doom: Vanilla Lice triggers one for Sneezer by tickling his nose with a feather when Sneezer is cornered by Furrball in an alley.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: Hamton becomes fat from overeating.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pizza rolls for Dizzy Devil when Vanilla Lice sings about him. Specifically, a box of one takes the place of a blood pack when Dizzy is in a hospital bed.

Do You Love Me?:

Yakety Yak:

  • Butt-Monkey: Plucky. He is saddled with chores from his father, and ends up working in the County Prison thanks to Mr. Hitcher.
  • Call-Back: Mr. Hitcher from the Direct-to-Video movie, How I Spent My Vacation appears in this music video as a criminal who escaped from prison.
  • The Faceless: Averted with Mr. Duck for once, though he looks very different from the rest of his appearances on the show.
  • Knife Outline: Done with bullets and a glass window, providing Mr. Hitcher the opportunity to hide out in the laundromat Plucky is at.
  • Trash of the Titans: Plucky's bedroom is revealed to have a mountain of trash in it, with some of the trash being anthropomorphic.
  • Visual Pun: Yaks, of course, are seen in this music video.

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