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  • Banned Episode: A rather tragic example of one too. "New Partner on the Block" was banned following The Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, and was never allowed again, not even in the six years preceding 9/11. This episode bridges the gap between the Piquel and Miranda episodes too, leaving a rather notable Plot Hole in its place too. On the lesser known side of things, "Fall Apart Bomb Squad" was also banned due to portraying similar bomb terrorist acts, though that one isn't quite as important due to being a typical episode of the show. Neither episode would see the light of day again until the entire series was put on Disney+ more than 20 years later.
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  • The Danza: Chick Vennera voices the villain Chick in "Comeback Kid".
  • Jossed: According to Greg Weisman, Bonkers was inspired by, but not intended to be a direct replacement for, Roger Rabbit.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Only six total episodes were released on VHS (and all were Lucky episodes); the rest are unaccounted for. And good luck trying to find the episode that was banned from Toon Disney due to the Oklahoma bombing (and later 9/11), because that hasn't been seen for even longer than the rest of the show. Eventually, the entire series was released on Disney+.
  • The Resolution Will Not Be Identified: Subverted. The Lucky Piquel episodes got proper closure due to "New Partner on the Block", but the Miranda Wright episodes did not. As such, the final Miranda episode ("Cartoon Cornered") plays out just like any other episode in the series.
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  • Screwed by the Lawyers: Warner Music Group claimed the show's opening theme at each episodes on YouTube. DisneysBonkers028 was one of the users/channel who were terminated because of this. The episodes were later pulled due a copyright claim by SabansPowerRangers.
  • Screwed by the Network: Not only was Bonkers suffering from production issues, it aired during a time when Disney was aggressively imposing a 65-episode limit that capped off every show they did regardless of whether or not it had a real conclusion. Bonkers was one of these victimized shows.
  • Talking to Himself: Jim Cummings voiced both Bonkers and his partner Lucky.
  • Troubled Production: As described on the main page.
  • Word of God: According to Greg Weisman, co-creator of Gargoyles who helped developed Bonkers, contrary to popular belief, the show was not conceived as a replacement for a Roger Rabbit cartoon that never came to be. In fact, there were never any plans for a Roger Rabbit cartoon.note  Instead, they took inspiration from their favorite toon rabbit and channeled it into their original creation.


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