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Episode Five really could have been added to the run time of the first episode, especially since it explains what happened to everyone
I was spoiled on Chicken Boo being the big bad of that one on a Youtube comment and I thought they were kidding. Was he the least liked Animaniac? I loved his shorts as a kid
Edited by Zarius on Nov 20th 2020 at 6:30:21 AM
Here's another article about the show.
Sorry for double posting, but there's an interesting quote in this interview with Jess Harnell. He said how there was once an attempt to reboot the show for the adult audience, and I'll just post the quotes:
"And we're going to show you guys 20 years after the show went off the air, whatever it was, 15 years. Basically Yakko is strung out on drugs, Wakko is up in the water tower with an Uzi taking people out, and Dot is a prostitute."
"And what was really, really cool about it is that I didn't speak to Rob or Tress that day, they both said no to that offer too on that same day. Because we love the characters and we honor the characters. "
Edited by jessicadicicco610 on Nov 20th 2020 at 10:33:48 AM
I'm not surprised this wasn't the first reboot attempt, but that's just something else.
> and Dot is a prostitute.
No thank you
Well, thank Chuck Jones they didn't go with that reboot idea.
That would've been like the Adult Party Cartoon of Steven Spielberg's toons if it happened.
More extreme, really.
Man, that Rolling Stone review was bull scutter. The reboot manages to capture the charm of the original and the Warner kids still go after huge jerks, like Odysseus in episode 2.
There are fewer adult jokes this time, but not many kids shows in 2020 get away with major adult jokes anyhow. The few adult jokes i've seen in the show are well integrated.
Was the lyric always "Dot has wit..."?
It used to be 'Dot is cute', wasn't it? Guess they figured we don't need to be reminded of that anymore.
I don't see why someone can't be both witty and cute, but whatsev, no big deal change either way.
The Warners complaining about having to pull more weight with the other segments gone makes me kind of think the creators might have wanted it another way and the excising was an imposition from upstairs.
Also, they made fun of Nicolas Maduro! This is awesome, as a Venezuelan I love this show now.
On Tiny Toons. I expect Furrball to come back. He was a fun character even if you felt bad for him.
So. There's a clip from the show where a tour guide points out a soundstage WB used to film Batman, which gets the tourists to go "oooooh " and then the tour guide interjects with a "Vs. Superman." And they go "awwwwww. "
If he wasn't busy with his Director's Cut of Justice League and saw that clip, Zack Snyder would probably be steamed AF.
So far I've seen 2 episodes and I've gotta say, I'm enjoying it more then the original series. Maybe its because referential humor is more my style of humor (Thank you Homestar Runner), but I can say that these first two are more hilarious then the first two of the Original show.
I'll definitely watch the rest of Season 1 this weekend.
Alright. Finished the first four episodes thanks to Teletoon.
That was fun. Took me back.
....Ashamed to admit it took me a while to catch the Bun Control reference, but once I realized it really was just change b to g it all clicked.
Got some nice chuckles. It helps that I kinda get the jokes far better, being older and all.
I like the new CEO.
From what little I've seen of her, she does a better job of dealing with the Warner's shit than Plotz.
So I can't blame you for liking her.
I saw bits and pieces from some episodes, and... that Russian episode went really far with the unflattering stereotypes. If these were about almost literally any other nation or ethnic group, it would be instatly banned due to racism. They try to mitigate it by saying "it's not the people, it's their leader" in the end, but most jokes were *not* about Putin's regime.
A regime isn't just one person though.
Are you talking about the drone segment? Because it seemed pretty tame when it comes to Russian jokes and stereotypes.
Plus the punchline was that the drone running for president "was more human than the last guy".
Edited by Cortez on Nov 21st 2020 at 5:31:44 AM
No, I'm talking about the episode "Anima-Nyet" (I think it's Ep. 10.) when the Warners find a TV channel which plays a Russian remake of Animaniacs that they take offense to, travel to Russia and wreck the studio. Russia is pretty much portrayed as an extremely stereotypical Commie Land. There are some clever jokes in there though, like the movie titles "The Devil Reads Pravda" and "E.T. - Elect Trump", and the episode's final punchline: the plane that flies daily between Moscow and Washington D.C. is Air Force One.
Edited by Snicka on Nov 21st 2020 at 11:14:18 AM
I'm not buying Hulu dammit. I'll take all your words for it that things are going well.
Eh, even that one seems more aimed at how Putin treats his people.
Except everyone looks ugly even for the show's art style (except for Hello Female Medical Professional), has over-the-top accents, are portrayed as painfully backwards-minded, and there's a joke about how every Russian food is made of beetroot.
Swap Putin with Xi Jinping and the Russian caricatures with Chinese ones, and I'm sure the episode wouldn't have been greenlit.
EDIT: I know people make fun of Xi (just look at all the Winnie-the-Pooh memes with him). I just felt that the way Russian commoners were portrayed is similar to portraying Chinese people as yellow-skinned, buck-toothed, straw-hat-wearing caricatures that you see in old cartoons.
Edited by Snicka on Nov 21st 2020 at 6:46:21 PM
There's also plenty of ugly Americans too.
And people do in fact poke fun at Xi.
The episode even made of point of having someone say that Russians are good people, they just have a terrible leader. With Yakko replying that they can relate.
Edited by Cortez on Nov 21st 2020 at 10:25:06 AM
Is anyone going to bring up the new "Pinky and the Brain" intro? I thought it was well animated (and dare I say, better than the original)
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How well does it match the trope?