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The 17th episode of the third season of Tiny Toon Adventures, the 88th in production, and the 95th episode overall.

An episodic parody of Saturday Night Live, complete with a live audience, featuring special guest star, Blard Simpleton.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Affectionate Parody: Of Saturday Night Live.
  • Angst Nuke: Happens to Elmyra in "The Cornheads", when Blard rejects her, causing her to turn the corn on her head into popcorn.
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  • Anti-Climax: Blard is confused that the Civil War sketch ends when it does. Babs says he should count himself lucky that it was one sketch where he wasn't victim to comic violence.
  • Anvil on Head: Happens to Blard Simpleton in the opening wraparound, when Babs tells Blard that her show isn't like his. He later gets hit by a safe.
  • Balloon Belly: Happens to Hamton in "We're Going to Blow You Up", when Buster and Plucky inflate him with helium. Plucky pops him with a needle.
  • Bear Trap: Elmyra becomes a victim of one she tries to set in the prologue.
  • Call-Back: In the prologue, still images of scenes from previous episodes are shown, including "Test Stressed" (specifically the segment, "To Bleep or Not to Bleep"), "Here's Hamton" (specifically the short, "America's Least Wanted" and the prologue to "Drawn and Buttered"), and the Direct-to-Video movie, "How I Spent My Vacation".
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  • Continuity Nod: Mr. Skullhead from "Take Elmyra, Please" makes his triumphant return in a sketch.
  • Credits Gag: We thought this would be funny - But Nooooooo!
  • Deleted Scene: When this episode was first released on the Tiny Toon Adventures Vol. 4: Looney Links DVD, it stopped at the end of "Elmyra's Reel (Be Prepared)", and cut to Plucky's verse in the "Toon TV" music video, "Toon Out, Toon In", playing the rest of that particular episode afterwards. This glitch also occurred with The Hub's first broadcast of the episode. Warner Bros. has since sent replacement discs with the full episode to consumers who have reported this issue and also reissued the DVD set with the corrected disc, and the corrected version has also aired on the Hub Network.
  • Heads or Tails?: In the prologue, Buster and Babs decide who gets to do the opening through a coin toss. Buster chooses heads, and Babs chooses Tails. The coin lands on the heads side, meaning Buster gets to do the opening.
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  • Impact Silhouette: Buster leaves one when he runs through the wall at the end of "Weekday Update With Rabbit Chase".
  • Interspecies Romance: Sweetie and Sneezer have one in the ABC Gum Commercial.
  • Lounge Lizard: In "Countdown to Hunting Season", Plucky parodies Bill Murray's Nick the lounge singer character from Saturday Night Live.
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  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Subverted; In the prologue, Fifi, Fowlmouth, and Little Beeper are introduced as "Some other people that might not even appear on the show at all".
  • Sneeze of Doom: Sneezer gives one in the commercial for Cheese E. Sneezer's, wherein he blows piping hot pizza onto Plucky's face, causing Plucky to scream in pain.
    Chorus: (singing) Cheese E. Sneezer's, where the pizza's scalding hot!
  • Stylistic Suck: "Elmyra's Reel (Be Prepared)", which is done crudely in pencil with no color.
  • Suck E. Cheese's: Cheese E. Sneezer's in the commercial for it.
  • Swallowed Whole: Blard Simpleton gets eaten by an alien in the opening wraparound, when Babs tells him that her show isn't like his.
  • Take That!: Blard Simpleton is a parody of Bart Simpson from The Simpsons, done in response to Steven Spielberg being denied the rights to use the The Simpsons theme song on the show.note 
  • Temporary Bulk Change: Buster and Plucky seem to go through this when they portray the musclebound fitness trainers Sigmund and Helmund (an Affectionate Parody of Hans and Franz of SNL). Possibly subverted in that we don't know if the bulk is either Buster and Plucky performing tis trope through cartoon logic, or simply them wearing costumes with Fake Muscles.
  • Whack-a-Monster: In the commercial for Cheese E. Sneezer's, Furrball tries his hand at the "Whack Sneezer" game. He misses every time, and Sneezer ends up whacking him instead.
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