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The Warner Bros. Studio Lot, which would be the home and sometimes setting of their return to television.
This did not go unnoticed by Warner Bros. president Terry Semel, who decided
that his studio could find the same amount of success on television. To usher
in this new age of animation, he envisioned a series focused around younger
version of the Looney
Tunes—Warner Bros.’ most well-known characters—that would also embody the
babyfication craze that dominated most of the 1980s. Babyfication was the
process by which established characters were represented as younger versions of
themselves, which had been done on such shows as Muppet Babies, Tom & Jerry Kids, The Flintstone Kids, and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
Steven Spielberg with the Tiny Toons characters.
director Steven Spielberg
had expressed interest in working with Warner and the Looney Tunes, and he was
approached with Semel’s idea. While Spielberg was interested in it, he wanted
an opportunity to create new characters as part of the Looney Tunes stable. It
was decided that the idea would focus on young toons similar to the established
characters, but with no direct relation. The idea moved forward initially as a
feature film until a series was deemed better to reach a broader audience.
Acme Acres, with the Looniversity front and center.
What they came up with was Tiny Toon Adventures. The series would
be set in the fictional town of Acme Acres (named after
the fictional company that often supplied various props in Looney Tunes theatrical shorts) and would focus on the next
generation of Looney Tunes characters. To become stars, the young characters
Looniversity where the seasoned characters would educate them in the
various methods needed to be a cartoon star: from taking an anvil to the head
to being exploded.
Babs and Buster Bunny (no relation, fortunately).
principal residents of Acme Acres included Babs (Tress MacNeille) and Buster
(Charlie Adler) Bunny (no relation, as they have to point out often). Whereas
Buster embodied the cooler and collected yet vindictive in the face of
adversity side of his mentor, Bugs Bunny (Jeff Bergman, Greg Burson, Noel Blanc & John Kassir),
Babs embodied his more manic side and his penchant for impressions with quick
changes and celebrity impersonations. Babs and Buster would often host the
episodes either together or individually. They would talk about that episode’s
theme, or just provide a bridge between segments.
Clockwise from top: Calamity, Sweeitie, Shirley, Furrball, Max, Hamton, Plucky, Gogo, Elmyra, Dizzy, Fifi and Li'l Sneezer.
friends and classmates included the self-aggrandizing Plucky Duck (Joe
Alaskey), who took after Daffy
Duck (Bergman & Burson) in his constant scheming to improve his own
standing; the cleanly Hamton J. Pig (Don Messick), who often ended up involved
in Plucky’s elaborate schemes and stuttered less than his classic counterpart,
mentor and idol, Porky Pig (Alaskey & Bob Bergen); Fifi La Fume (Kath
Soucie) was much like Pepe Le Pew
(Burson) in her aggressively constant efforts to find love and being unable to
do so due to her natural skunk odor; the unlucky Furrball (vocal effects by Frank
Welker, speaking voice by Rob
Paulsen in 1 episode) who was often homeless and, like Sylvester (Alaskey
& Bergman) with Tweety
(Bergman), chased after canary Sweetie Pie (Candi Milo); scientifically
proficient Calamity Coyote (Welker) who, like Wile E. Coyote (Alaskey),
communicated through signs he pulled from behind his back, but unlike the older
toon chose to focus on his inventions rather than tirelessly pursue Little
Beeper (also Welker) as Wile E. did Road Runner; Dizzy Devil (Maurice LaMarche)
was every bit the dim-witted Tasmanian devil that his predecessor, Taz (Blanc,
Bergman & Burson), was; the bizarre Gogo Dodo (Welker) from Wackyland, who was the
only member of the cast directly related to a Looney Tunes character with his
father being Yoyo Dodo
from Porky in Wackyland; and original creation Shirley McLoon (a
play on Shirley MacLaine,
voiced by Gail Matthius using a Valley girl accent), who was highly superficial
and served as the object of desire for Plucky and rooster Fowlmouth (Paulsen). On
the human side, Yosemite Sam (LaMarche, Alaskey, Bergman & Adler) was
represented by the mean, rich and greedy Montana Max (Danny Cooksey) and Elmer Fudd (Burson
& Bergman) by the selfishly caring animal lover Elmyra Duff (“Fudd” in
reverse, voiced by Cree Summer).
Fowlmouth fawning over Shirley.
characters included Li’l Sneezer (Soucie), based on Sniffles and who was a
blabbermouth with many allergies; Arnold the Pit Bull
(Paulsen), a muscular pit bull heavily influenced by Arnold Schwarzenegger; Mary Melody
(Summer), a sweet human girl who attended the Looniversity and whose name was
based on the Merrie Melodies series
of shorts; Concord
Condor (Paulsen), based on Beaky Buzzard, was a
shy and dimwitted condor who often ended sentences with “nope, nope, nope,
nope” or “yup, yup, yup, yup”; Barky Marky (Welker), based on Marc Anthony,
was a dog who loved sports and other activities; Bookworm, a worm with glasses
who worked at the Looniversity library and never spoke; and Byron Basset
(Welker), based on Barnyard
Dawg, a slow and lazy basset hound who usually turned around by pulling his
head and tail inside his body and popping them out on the opposite ends. Speedy
Gonzales (Alaskey) appeared as the school’s track coach and sports announcer,
Pete Puma (Stan Freberg &
Alaskey) as the school’s janitor, Foghorn Leghorn
(Bergman & Burson) was a teacher, and Granny (June Foray) served as the head
nurse and taught a computer animation class (a running gag had her assign
thousand-page book reports to people who failed to answer a question
A Tiny Toons table reading.
director Andrea Romano and Ruegger
auditioned over 1,200 voices for the series before selecting the dozen main
actors the series began with. Each one brought something unique to their
respective roles: Adler gave Buster, the last role to be cast, a “great deal of
energy”, Ruegger once told Comics Scene, however the producers had to work hard to keep his voice
consistent between performances. Spielberg wanted Adler replaced as a result,
but Ruegger and Romano fought to keep him on the show. MacNeille was versatile
enough to handle Babs’ many impressions, a trait that was shared by LaMarche,
Welker and Paulsen allowing the producers to assign them multiple roles, saving
on additional casting. Cooksey, the only actor on the show who wasn’t an adult,
was able to do a perfectly mean voice needed for Montana Max. Legendary voice
actor Mel Blanc was set to
reprise all of his classic Looney Tunes roles for the series, however he died
while the show was in production. Blanc’s characters were handled by several
different actors that included his son, Noel.
The animator that started it all.
would serve as executive producer on the show and co-produce it through his Amblin Entertainment. He would also funnel in
additional capital to ensure the highest quality out of the production, giving
the first season a total budget of $25 million. One part of that quality, and a
stipulation of Spielberg’s, was to have full animation in every episode
produced rather than the limited animation studios like Hanna-Barbera were
known for. As a result, the animation was much more fluid and involved almost
double the amount of animation cels a standard television cartoon would employ.
In order to accomplish that and fulfill the 65-episode order needed to have
their show run in syndication, several animation houses were contracted to work
on the episodes: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (now TMS
Entertainment), Wang Film
Productions, AKOM, Freelance
Animators New Zealand, Encore
Cartoons, StarToons International,
LLC and Kennedy
Cartoons. Kennedy, however, would be let go at the end of the first season
due to their inconsistent quality and the high number of retakes often required
on segments they produced.
Tiny Toon Adventures made its debut as a
prime-time special on CBS on September 14,
1990 before moving and continuing on in first-run syndication for its first two
seasons. The show’s introduction was animated by TMS and set to a theme song
composed by Broughton and written by Ruegger and Kaatz. The majority of the
episodes were broken up into several short segments united by a common theme;
such as looking out for someone smaller, sports or enjoying a particular season.
The show employed a blend of classic slapstick gags, pop culture references and
parodies, and ethical and morality stories. Notable writers on the show
included Ruegger, Kaatz, Paul
Dini, Sherri Stoner, Deanna Oliver, Chuck Menville, Arleen Sorkin, Bruce Timm, Paul Rugg, Tom Minton, Buzz Dixon, Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy, amongst several
others. Adler even contributed to a script for an episode.
A caricature of the three teen writers.
of the show’s most noteworthy writers came on board as a matter of chance. In
October of 1990, a trio of eighth grade fans of the show—Renee Carter, Sarah Creef, and Amy Crosby—wrote a
120-page script based off a doodle of Carter’s that looked like Babs wearing a
grass skirt. They sent the script out to Spielberg for consideration as an
episode, not really expecting much to become of it. A Warner Bros. employee
accidentally opened the package and, impressed by the contents, forwarded it on
down the chain until it landed on Spielberg’s desk. Spielberg was impressed by
what he saw and had the girls flown from Waynesboro, VA to his offices at Universal Studios where they were
presented at a press conference and took part in a writer’s meeting regarding
their episode. “Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian” aired during the show’s second
season, and featured animated cameos by its writers and Spielberg himself.
The Vacation DVD.
series proved to be a success, able to achieve a large audience by being
accessible to both children and adults with its humor and story content. The
1992 direct-to-video movie, How I Spent
My Summer Vacation, was one of the highest selling videos in the United
States as a result (the movie would later be broken up into four episodes and
included in the syndication package). The show easily won its second and third
season, as well as a network spot as FOX
picked up the rights to broadcast the third season in their Fox Kids programming block. The
show also gained a short-lived spin-off: The
Plucky Duck Show.
The censors weren't quite as receptive as the intro had you believe.
becoming a network show meant the content freedom they once enjoyed received
more scrutiny. After its initial airing, “Elephant Issues” received numerous
complaints over the content for the “One Beer” segment, leaving the episode in
limbo until the series was reran on The
Hub in 2013. Later, FOX outright banned “Toons From the Crypt” from airing
due to the “Night of the Living Pets” segment. Although “Wait ‘Till Your Father
Gets Even” was aired as part of The
Plucky Duck Show, the entire episode would only first be seen in Australia
until Nickelodeon finally aired it in 1995.
Demanding star treatment.
the scenes, Adler left the show during the production of the third season. He
felt slighted that the producers had failed to cast him, the series’ star, in
their next venture, Animaniacs,
while co-stars with smaller roles got starring parts. He resigned with an
angry letter sent to the producers and Spielberg accusing them of making it
difficult for him to work on Tony Toons; which
left Ruegger and Romano feeling betrayed given the effort they put into keeping
him on. Kassir assumed the role of Buster for the remainder of the series,
which had just about neared completion. Alaskey also left for financial
reasons, but the studio worked with him on terms for his return. However,
Alaskey had reportedly had problems with how Romano would direct voicing
sessions, prompting Romano to ensure she’d never direct Alaskey in another
Having a frightfully good time.
ordered no further episodes of Tiny
Toons, but instead were looking for a spin-off. The production decided to
produce the show Tiny Toons had been
preparing them for: Animaniacs, which
would employ many of the same actors (as noted above) and crew, as well as take
a more adult-oriented stance on humor. The
last Tiny Toons episode aired on
December 6, 1992, leaving two unaired: “It’s A Warner Bros. Time” and “Tiny
Toons the Musical.” However, the studio did produce two specials: 1994’s “Tiny
Toon Spring Break” and the hour-long “Tiny Toons’ Night Ghoulery” in 1995. The
characters would also appear in cameos in the various Warner Bros. Animation
shows to follow. The show remained on the air in syndicated reruns, being seen
on Nickelodeon, Kids’ WB
and its follow-ups, Cartoon Network,
Nicktoons, and The Hub Network/Discovery Family. Tiny Toons was nominated for numerous
awards during its initial run, including eight Daytime Emmy Awards (of which it won
seven), two Annie Awards, an Emmy, two Young Artist Awards (of which it won
one), and an Environmental Media Award,
which it won.
Tiny Toons in game form.
1991-94, Konami published several
games based on the series for the various Nintendo
systems and the Sega
Genesis: Tiny Toon Adventuresfollowed Buster, Plucky, Dizzy and
Furrball as they attempted to rescue Babs from Max; Cartoon Workshopallowed
users to create their own 5-minute Tiny
Toons cartoon; Babs’ Big Breakhad Buster, Plucky and Hamton attempt to keep Max from ruining
Babs’ dreams of becoming a star; Trouble in Wackylandhad
Plucky, Hamton, Babs, Furrball, Sweetie and Buster navigating through a new
amusement park that’s part of a nefarious plan by Max; Montana’s Movie Madnesshad
Buster attempt to alter the plot of Max’s movies which depict him as the hero
and Buster as a villain; Buster’s Hidden Treasurefollowed Buster as he uncovered
treasure stolen by Max and attempted to rescue Babs from him; Buster Busts Loosefollowed
Buster as he accomplished a variety of goals each level; Wacky Sports Challengefollowed
Buster, Babs, Plucky and Dizzy as they competed in various Olympic-style events;
and ACME All-Starsallowed
players to make teams with the various characters to participate in sports
games. Atari had intended to make a Tiny Toons game as a launch title for its
Jaguar system, but the
game was ultimately cancelled. Tiger Electronics
also made a handheld
game in 1991.
“The Looney Beginning” (9/14/90) – An animator creates Buster and Babs
Bunny, who in turn create the world of Tiny Toons.
“A Quack in the Quarks” (9/17/90) – Plucky Duck has to save Planet X
from Duck Vader.
“The Wheel o’ Comedy / Devil Doggie / Optical Intrusion / Win, Lose or
Kerplowie” (9/18/90) – Buster and Babs spin a wheel to determine the star of
the next segment. / Emlyra Duff believes Dizzy Devil is a dog and takes him
home. / Furball glues magnetic 3-D glasses to his face. / Buster replaces a
game show host to end Montana Max’s cheating.
“Test Stressed / Never Too Late to Loon / Li’l Sneezer / To Bleep or
Not to Bleep” (9/19/90) – Buster introduces each segment. / Plucky has Shirley
the Loon turn him into Einstein in order to pass a test. / Sylvester tasks
Furball with catching Sneezer. / Shirley refuses to date Fowlmouth because of
his foul mouth.
“The Buster Bunny Bunch / Buffed Bunny / Squish / Born to be Riled”
(9/20/90) – Buster’s friends sing about him. / Buster buffs up when he thinks
Babs is impressed by a gym’s billboard. / Shirley predicts bad things for Dizzy
after he steps on a bug. / Babs’ classmates get revenge on Babs for all her
impressions of them.
“Her Wacky Highness” (9/21/90) – Babs runs away to Wackyland after
being punished for a lack of self-control and becomes queen to a citizenry who
totally lack self-control.
“Hollywood Plucky” (9/22/90) – Plucky drags Hamton on a Hollywood
adventure to try and get his movie made.
“Journey to the Center f Acme Acres” (9/24/90) – The toons have to
retrieve a gold nugget from Max in order to stop gremlins from causing
“It’s Buster Bunny Time / Bag That Bunny / Lifestyles of the Rich and
Rotten / The Anvil Chorus” (9/25/90) – The toons parody Howdy Doody. / Elmyra pays Calamity Coyote to capture Buster for
her new pet. / Buster and Babs interview Max. / Plucky experiences a painful
“Stuff That Goes Bump in the
Night / Home Wrecker / Fang You Very Much / Easy Biter” (9/26/90) – Buster and
Babs try to out-scare each other. / Buster disguises himself as a ghost to keep
Max from building a house over his burrow. / Elmyra’s pet of the month is a
real vampire bat. / Hamton is besieged by mosquitos.
“Looking Out for the Little Guy /
Awful Orphan / The R-Return of the Toxic Revenger / Dog-Bird Afternoon”
(9/27/90) – Buster highlights each character looking out for smaller ones. /
Elmyra takes in an abandoned Sneezer. / Plucky becomes a superhero to reclaim
his swamp water from Max’s swimming pool. / Byron Basset protects a nest full
of baby birds from Furrball.
“Starting from Scratch” (9/28/90) – Buster, Babs and Plucky shrink
down to help reunite a flea family.
“Hare Raising Night” (10/1/90) –
Buster, Babs, Plucky and Hamton attempt to stop a mad scientist who experiments
“Furrball Follies / K-9 Kitty /
Aroma Amore / Cross-Country Kitty” (10/2/90) – Buster and Babs relate stories
about Furrball’s efforts to find a home. / Furrball is mistakenly adopted as a
seeing-eye dog. / A stripe ends up on Furrball’s back and he ends up pursued by
Fifi La Fume. / Mary Melody adopts Furrball and he continually tries to go
after Sweetie Bird.
“The Acme Acres Zone / A Walk on
the Flip Side / A Bacon Strip / Sincerely Yours, Babs” (10/3/90) – Buster
welcomes viewers to the Acme Acres Zone. / Max dreams he’s a rabbit and Buster
and Babs live in his house. / Hamton’s clothes are stolen when he skinny-dips
in Max’s pool and he has to get home naked. / Hamton and Calamity attempt to
help Babs recapture her sense of humor—literally.
“Life in the 90s / Whining Out /
Paper Trained / Butt Outt” (10/4/90) – Buster introduces examples of life in
the 90s. / Buster, Babs, Plucky and Hamton go to a fancy restaurant and get
treated poorly. / Buster tries to get the money Max owes for his newspaper
deliveries. / Babs dresses as a doctor to get Roderick and Rhubella Rat off of
“Rock ‘N’ Roar” (10/5/90) – Searching for his lost soccer ball
leads Buster to discover a dinosaur egg, which then hatches into a real
“Prom-ise Her Anything” (10/8/90) – Bugs Bunny teaches Buster
how to dance and Elmyra tries to get Max to like her, but Max is interested in
“Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow” (10/9/90) – Elmyra takes Buster
home as her newest pet, and he tries to escape with all the other animals.
“Cinemaniacs! / SuperBabs / Duck Trek / Pasadena Jones”
(10/10/90) – Buster and Babs theater hop while trying to keep ahead of usher
Max. / SuperBabs has to keep Wex Wuthor from pouring ink all over Acme Acres. /
Plucky and his crew land on a planet in search of a toupee for him, but find a
hair monster instead. / Buster explores a temple to find the secret of life.
“You Asked For It / Debutante Devil / Sleight of Hare / Duck
Out of Luck” (10/11/90) – It’s viewer request day. / Babs has to re-educate
Dizzy from eating her. / Buster goes from the rabbit to the magician when Max
causes his boss to quit. / The viewers get to decide what happens to Plucky.
“Gang Busters” (10/12/90) – Max frames Buster for a theft,
and he and Plucky end up in jail.
“Citizen Max” (10/15/90) – Hamton interviews the others to
find out why Max’s last words were “Acme.”
“Wake Up Call of the Wild / Migrant Mallard / It’s A Jungle
Out There / Kitty Cat-Astrophe” (10/17/90) – Buster and Babs talk about animal
instincts. / Plucky tries to modernize going South for the winter. / Concord
Condor escapes from the zoo for wide open spaces. / Furrball daydreams that
he’s in prehistoric times.
“Buster and the Wolverine” (10/19/90) – Elmyra describes
Buster, Babs, Plucky, Hamton, Furrball and Sweetie being chased by a wolverine.
“You Asked For it, Part 2 / The Weird Couple / The Return of the
Toxic Revenger / Little Cake of Horrors” (10/22/90) – It’s viewer request day
once again./ Dizzy
moves into Hamton’s house and their personalities clash. / The Toxic Revenger
attempts to eliminate Max’s highly polluting factory. / Hamton is tormented by
a chocolate cake to break his diet.
“Europe in 30 Minutes” (10/26/90)
– Plucky takes, Buster, Babs and Hamton on a trip to England he won and end up
embroiled in a scheme to abduct Diana and Charles.
“The Wacko World of Sports /
Tennis the Menace / Bleacher Bummer / Miniature Goof” (10/30/90) – Buster and
Babs introduces each featured sport. / Buster poses as a professional tennis
player to get back at the cheating Max. / Furrball and Dizzy sneak into a
baseball game and accidentally reveal one of the teams was cheating. / Buster
and Babs are treated poorly by Roderick and Rhubella at their miniature golf
course and launch a plan for revenge.
“Rainy Daze / Rent-A-Friend /
Bunny Daze / Fur-Gone Conclusion” (11/1/90) – Buster and Babs describe what
characters do on rainy days. / Buster is Max’s rented friend and outsmarts Max
when he attempts to get rid of him. / Babs uses her imagination to make chores
fun. / Accidentally in the Arctic, Buster and Babs protect a baby seal from a
“Fields of Honey” (11/2/90) –
Babs searches for a female cartoon character to be her mentor and stumbles upon
Honey ofBosko and Honey.
“Sawdust and Toonsil” (11/5/90) –
Buster, Babs and Plucky have to save Wackyland characters from a circus owner.
“Spring in Acme Acres / Love
Among the Toons / Elmyra’s Spring Cleaning / That’s Incredibly Stupid”
(11/6/90) – After bringing spring to Acme Acres, Buster and Babs convey how
others spend the springtime. / Elmer Fudd hires incompetent Concord to take
over his job as Cupid. / Elmyra goes a bit crazy cleaning her house. / Plucky
and Dizzy compete on a game show involving dangerous stunts.
“Psychic Fun-Omenon Day / Piece
of Mind / Class Cut-Up / Rear Window Pain” (11/7/90) – Shirley uses her crystal
ball to predict what will happen to a character. / Wile E. Coyote summarizes
Calamity and Little Beeper’s relationship. / Hamton’s frog for dissection sings
and dances, but he’s the only one who notices it. / An injured Plucky watches
Elmer Fudd and believes he’s growing clones.
“The Wide World of Elmyra /
Turtle Hurdle / Drooley Davey / Go Fetch” (11/8/90) – Buster and Babs host a
wildlife show that illustrates how dangerous Elmyra is. / Michigan J. Frog
teases Tyrone Turtle during his escape from Elmyra’s house. / Elmyra has to
babysit a baby that doesn’t like her. / Elmyra forces Barky Marky to play fetch.
“A Ditch in Time” (11/9/90) –
Plucky invents a time machine so he can do his homework, but accidentally sends
himself, Buster and Babs to prehistoric times.
“Animaniacs!” (11/12/90) – Buster
shows Plucky how to make a cartoon for his class, and Plucky wins taking his
class over again at a film festival.
“Career Oppor-Toon-ities /
Buster’s Guide to Getting a Job / Working Pig / Failing to Pizzas” (11/13/90) –
Buster talks about having a part-time job. / Buster coaches Babs on how to get
a job. / Hamton has to serve Elmyra in the toy department for a chance to be
promoted to cleaning supplies. / Calamity attempts to steal pizza from delivery
“Strange Tales of Weird Science /
Scentimental Pig / Pit Bullied / Duck in the Muck” (11/14/90) – Buster and Babs
introduce the segments wearing lab coats. / Hamton spills a compound on his
plants that make them smell delicious. / Sweetie conditions Furrball to want
dogs instead of birds, so he goes after Arnold the pit bull. / The Toxic
Revenger tries to stop Max from dumping sludge in Plucky’s pond.
“Inside Plucky Duck / Bat’s All
Folks / Wild Takes Class” (11/15/90) – Buster, Babs and Calamity travel around
Plucky’s head. / The origin of Plucky’s other alter-ego: Batduck. / Plucky ends
up stuck as a giant eyeball while demonstrating Daffy’s advanced wild takes.
“The Acme Bowl” (11/16/90) –
Buster has a secret play book to finally help Acme Acres win against Perfecto
Prep, but Plucky is a double-agent looking for a scholarship to Perfecto.
“Dating, Acme Acres Style /
Buster’s Guide to Dating / Love Stinks / The Dream Date Game” (11/19/90) – Buster
and Babs do a public service announcement about dating. / Buster and Babs give
instructions about having a first date. / When Calamity gains a white stripe on
his back Fifi becomes smitten with him. / Buster and Babs trick Max into
competing on a dating game where Elmyra is the bachelorette.
“Looniversity Daze / The Learning
Principal / Eating Between the Lines / What’s Up, Nurse?” (11/20/90) – Buster
and Babs sing about Acme Looniversity. / Buster is sent to the principal by
Yosemite Sam. / Sweeite chases after Bookworm in the library. / Plucky fakes
being sick to avoid a test and discovers Elmyra is running the nurse’s office.
“Best o’ Plucky Duck Day / One
Minute ‘Till Three / Sticky Feathers Duck / Duck in the Dark” (11/21/90) –
Buster introduces the contractually-obligated episode centered on Plucky. / The
clock refuses to strike 3 as Granny assigns lengthy term papers for wrong
answers. / Hamton and Plucky feel guilty after stealing a candy bar from a
store. / Plucky spends the night at Buster’s and suffers nightmares after
overdosing on horror movies.
“Hero Hamton” (11/23/90) – A
misunderstanding leads Plucky to set up a boxing match between Hamton and Max.
“Whale’s Tales” (11/26/90) –
Buster and Babs try to convince Elmyra to free a baby whale so it can go back
to its mother, who’s held by cosmetic maker Gotcha Grabmore.
“Ask Mr. Popular / Dapper Diz / A
Pigment of His Imagination” (12/4/90) – Buster gives advice as Mr. Popular. /
Buster, Plucky and Hamton turn Dizzy into a gentleman. / Hamton creates an
imaginary friend who treats him like a jerk.
“Son of Looniversity Daze /
Plucky’s Dastardly Deed / Open and Shut Case / C Flat or B Sharp” (12/7/90) –
Buster and Babs introduce the viewers to the students at the Looniversity. /
Plucky feels guilty about cheating on a test. / Hamton’s good grades land him a
new hi-tech locker that refuses to give him his lunch. / Buster, Plucky and
Hamton have to get a piano from the tower and present it to Yosemite Sam.
“Mr. Popular’s Rules of Cool /
Slugfest / Venison Anyone?” (12/10/90) – Babs and Buster (in his Mr. Popular
persona) try to help Hamton become cool. / Pretending to be Immature
Radioactive Samurai Slugs leads Plucky and Hamton to encounter their enemy—for
real. / Max goes deer hunting and encounters a street-smart deer.
“Fairy Tales for the 90s /
Bunnochio / Bear Necessities” (12/12/90) – Babs sets up modern fairy tales as
Tinkerbunny. / A failing toy company mistakes Buster for one of their toys. /
Elmyra is Goldilocks in the Three Bears story.
“Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?”
(12/14/90) – Sappy Stanley tries to eliminate Bugs and frame Daffy for it, but
Buster and Babs try to prove his innocence.
“Tiny Toon Music Television”
(2/1/91) – A collection of music videos starring the cast of Tiny Toons.
“The Return of the Acme Acres
Zone / Real Kids Don’t Like Broccoli / Boo Ha Ha / Duck Dodgers Jr.” (2/4/91) –
Babs hosts the next installment of The Acme Acres Zone. / Buster serves as a
detective in the future looking for missing droids. / Plucky and Hamton are
haunted by a ghost in a mansion. / Plucky serves as Duck Dodgers’ eager new
“The Acme Home Shopping Show /
Oh, For Art’s Sake / Teddy Bears’ Picnic / I Was a Teenage Bunny Sitter”
(2/6/91) – Buster and Babs host a shopping show. / Plucky pauses a dog and cat
fight and claims he painted it. / Elmyra follows the Three Bears to an outdoor
picnic. / Babs babysits a young rabbit.
“Weirdest Stories Ever Told /
Robin Hare / To Babs or Not to Babs / Elmyra’s ‘Round the World” (2/8/91) –
Buster and Babs spend the day at the Looniversity library. / Buster stars in
his own version of Robin Hood. / Babs
is determined to be cast in Shakespeare’s newest play. / Buster dreams that
Elmyra’s family around the world wants him as a pet as well.
“Viewer Mail Day / Pluck ‘O the
Irish / Out of Odor / Buttering Up the Buttfields” (2/11/91) – Buster and Babs
read fan mail. / Plucky and Hamton head to Ireland and encounter a Banshee. /
Elmyra believes Fifi is a purple kitty and wants her. / New waiter Plucky
attends to extremely important rotund customers.
“Son of the Wacko World of Sports:
Buster at the Bat / Buster’s New Bike / Acme Acres’ Summer Olympics” (2/12/91)
– Sylvester narrates their version of Casey
at the Bat with Buster in Casey’s role. / Buster gets a new bike from a
crooked bike dealer. / Acme Looniversity compete against Perfecto Prep in
various sporting events.
“Pollution Solution / No Deposit,
No Return of the Trash Bag Dispenser / Jungle Bungle / Waste Deep in Wackyland”
(2/14/91) – Tinkerbunny has to clean-up Acme Acres. / Plucky, as The Trash Bag
Dispenser, must teach Elmyra about recycling. / Buster and Babs has to take on
Ronald Gump to save a rainforest. / Gogo has to teach Max a lesson about
dumping his waste in Wackyland.
“You Asked For It, Again /
Buster’s Guide to Goofing Off / Elmyra at the Mall / Hold the Sugar” (2/15/91)
– Another round of requested cartoons. / Buster teaches viewers how to
procrastinate with their homework. / Elmyra ends up locked in a mall with two
burglars. / A colony of ants learns the consequences of sugar addiction.
“Brave Tales of Real Rabbits /
And all that Rot / Day for Knight” (2/18/91) – Buster and Babs host Masterhare
Theater. / Buster and Babs search for the queen’s jewels. / Sir Buster must
save Babs from a dragon.
“How Sweetie It Is / Egged on
Eagle / Let’s Do Lunch / The Raven” (2/19/91) – Sweetie demands her own
episode. / A tired stork delivers Sweetie to a bald eagle. / Sweetie tries to
get Furrball in trouble with Elmyra by goading him into eating her. / Sweetie
plays the raven in the classic Edgar Allan Poe story.
“New Character Day / The Roches /
The Return of Pluck Twacy” (2/20/91) – Buster and Babs audition new characters
for the show. / A band of roaches decide to hold a concert in Hamton’s house. /
An unconscious Plucky dreams he’s a detective in search of Shirley’s missing
“Here’s Hamton / Milk, It Makes a
Body Spout / America’s Least Wanted / Drawn and Buttered” (2/22/91) – Hamton
stars in parodies of famous TV intros. / Buster and Plucky try to make Hamton
shoot milk out of his nose. / Plucky learns Hamton has a criminal double and
attempts to turn Hamton in for a reward. / Hamton’s lobster dinner ends up
“No Toon is an Island” (2/25/91)
– A treasure map causes Buster, Babs, Plucky and Hamton to turn on their
“K-ACME TV” (2/26/91) – The cast
stars in a variety of TV parodies.
“High Toon” (3/29/91) – Buster
and Babs accidentally end up in a western town troubled by outlaws.
“Pledge Week / It’s All Relatives
/ Lifeguard Lunacy / The Kite” (9/16/91) – Pledge week yields zero donations. /
Babs’ grandmother pays a visit, spoiling her planned date with Buster. / Elmyra
gets in the way of Calamity being Arnold’s junior lifeguard. / A moth befriends
Hamton’s kite at the beach.
“Going Places / When You’re Hot /
That’s Art Folks! / Slaughterhouse Jive” (9/17/91) – The class takes a trip to
visit people at work. / Pete Puma’s fire safety demonstrations end up burning
down the Looniveristy. / Babs is hit on the head at a museum and dreams she’s
in a world where everyone shuns her. / The toons are almost caught in the production
line at Max’s Merry Meats Company.
“Elephant Issues / Why Dizzy
Can’t Read / CLIDE and Prejudice / One Beer” (9/18/91) – Gogo explains the
episode deals with serious social issues. / Buster and Babs discover Dizzy
can’t read because he spends all his time watching TV. / Buster helps new robot
student CLIDE after he’s teased by Max. / Buster, Plucky and Hamton down a
bottle of beer and get into intoxicated trouble.
“Hog-Wild Hamton” (9/19/91) –
Plucky throws a party at Hamton’s house while his parents are away, causing
Hamton’s neighbor to blow it up due to the noise.
“Playtime Toons / Happy Birthday
Hamton / Fit to be Toyed / Strung Along Kitty” (9/20/91) – Buster introduces
Fantastic Toyland. / Babs, Plucky and Buster buy toys for Hamton they end up
wanting to keep for themselves. / Max destroys his toys, leaving him with
nothing but a paddle ball and his imagination. / Furrball plays with Mary
Melody’s hair ribbon.
“Toon Physics / Once Upon a Star
/ A Cub for Grub / The Year Book Star” (11/4/91) – Orson Whales teaches the
toons toon physics. / Elmyra’s wish for her doll to come to life unfortunately
comes true. / Furrball goes after Li’l Sneezer at scout camp, but Sneezer’s
camping knowledge keeps the cat at bay. / Plucky wants to be in the yearbook
the most, and Babs makes sure only embarrassing shots of him make it in.
“Acme Cable TV” (11/11/91) – The
Taiwan Flu leaves Buster and Babs couch-ridden and only able to watch cable TV.
“Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian”
(11/18/91) – After complaining about not starring in an episode, Buster and
Babs are sent to Hawaii in a script written by 13-year-olds.
“Henny Youngman Day / Stand-Up
and Deliver / The Potty Years / Lame Joke” (11/22/91) – Hen Henny Youngman
fills in for an absent Daffy. / Babs compete in an open mic night. / Plucky
Duckling is fascinated by the toilet flushing and flushed everything he could
find. / It takes a while for Buster’s friends to find what was funny about his
“Love Disconnection / My Dinner
With Elmyra: Part 1 / My Dinner With Elmyra: Part 2 / The Amazing Three”
(11/25/91) – Buster hosts the game show Love
Disconnection. / Max unwittingly takes out Elmyra and is teased for it. /
Max and Elmyra head to the movies to see his least-favorite film. / Tired of
the immature boys in their lives, Babs, Shirley and Fifi go to the senior dance
at Perfecto Prep.
“Kon Ducki / The Voyage of the
Kon Ducki / The Making of Kon Ducki” (2/10/92) – Buster introduces the episode
dressed as a pirate. / Plucky and his crew set sail to prove the origin of his
ancestors. / Buster narrates the making of Kon Ducki, which was created by
“Sepulveda Boulevard” (2/17/92) –
It’s betrayal, Hollywood style, as Max hides out in a mansion after stealing
Plucky’s script in order to steal Elmyra’s.
“Take Elmyra, Please” (2/24/92) –
When Elmyra’s parents invent a new fuel, a rival tries to kidnap them but ends
up with, unfortunately, Elmyra instead.
“Thirteensomething” (9/14/92) –
On a bet, Babs goes to audition and lands a part on Thirteensomething, but she and Buster begin to miss each other.
“New Class Day / The Just-Us
League of Supertoons / Sound Off / A Night in Kokomo” (9/15/92) – Buster and
Babs begin their new semester. / Batduck and Decoy are rejected by the Just-Us
League until Wex Wuthor attacks them and Batduck needs to save them. / Buster
and Babs chase Dizzy after he ruins their picnic. / Susan Writtenhouse III
meets up with Buster and Babs to arrange a payment to Mr. Mayonnaise.
“Fox Trot / My Brilliant Revenge!
/ Can’t Buy Me Love / Phone Call from the 405” (9/16/92) – Buster and Babs are
chased by foxes. / Plucky plans to get revenge on Hamton for destroying his
bagpipes. / Elmyra tries to befriend the new girl in town who ends up being a
spoiled brat. / Spielberg repeatedly criticizes the scene Babs and Buster try
“What Makes Toons Tick /
Whirlwind Romance / Going Up / Nothing to Sneeze At” (9/17/92) – Buster and
Calamity take a time machine to view the toons’ early lives. / Dizzy is
resistant to love until he sets his eyes on a cyclone he thinks is another
Tasmanian Devil. / Plucky Duckling’s enjoyment of the elevator leads him to
stopping a robbery. / A closet monster attempts to scare Li’l Sneezer, who
instead is delighted by the attempts.
“Flea for Your Life” (9/18/92) –
Itchy and Gnat discover that Tick is hording the flea’s resources on Byron
“The Return of Batduck” (9/19/92)
– Plucky attempts to get his own feature after his show bombs, but discovers
all they want him to be is a stunt duck.
“Toons Take Over” (9/21/92) –
When the toons want to try something new, they’re appointed the directors of
their own cartoons.
“Toons From the Crypt / Wait Till
Your Father Gets Even / Concord the Kindly Condor / Night of the Living Pets”
(9/22/92*) – Buster introduces scary cartoons from a haunted mansion. / Hamton
loses his father’s bottlecap collection to Plucky. / Concord’s brothers try to
get him to stop helping animals and act more like a condor. / All of Elmyra’s
dead pets rise as zombies to haunt her.
*First aired in Australia. The episode was banned by FOX over the third segment
and wouldn’t be seen until it was released on VHS and in cable reruns. However,
the first segment played on The Plucky
“Two-Tone Town” (9/28/92) –
Buster and Babs find themselves in a monochrome town and attempt to help the
residents find their place on TV.
“Buster’s Directorial Debut / Fit
to be Stewed / Ducklahoma” (11/2/92) – Buster’s directorial debut of Furrball on the Roof is interrupted. /
Buster and Babs come across a witch’s house, and the witch wants to turn them
into stew. / For revenge, Buster has Plucky star in “The Anvil Chorus” remixed
“Washingtoon” (11/4/92) – Buster
and Babs head to Washington to put a stop to a chair woman’s campaign against
unrealistic comical violence.
“Toon TV” (11/9/92) – Buster and
Babs countdown another collection of toon music videos.
“Grandma’s Dead” (11/10/92) –
Everyone believes Elmyra is upset over her grandmother dying when she’s really morning
the loss of a hamster.
“Music Day / Ruffled Ruffee / The
Horn Blows at Lunchtime / Loon Lake” (11/11/92) – The toons introduce the
audience to Music Day. / Buster battles a kids’ song musician. / Li’l Sneezer’s
trumpet practice leads to a commotion in the cafeteria. / Shirley wants to be a
ballerina in a recital, but her stuck-up co-stars think she’s too ditzy for the
“The Horror of Slumber Party
Mountain” (11/12/92) – The boys’ camping and the girls’ slumber party are
interrupted by an uninvited guest.
“Sports Shorts / Minister Golf /
The Undersea World of Fifi” (11/13/92) – Buster and Babs announce the
activities in Acme Acres. / Plucky Duckling takes to miniature golf. / Fifi
leads an expedition to find sea monkeys, but Elmyra’s role in it ends up
leading to the apocalypse.
“Weekday Afternoon Live”
(11/16/92) – The toons put on a sketch variety show.
“A Cat’s Eye View / Little Dog
Lost / Party Crasher Plucky / Homeward Bound” (11/17/92) – Elmyra chases after
Furrball. / Byron escapes Elmyra’s care and takes up residence with an
attractive lady. / Plucky convinces Shirley to take him to a celebrity party,
but he keeps getting kicked out. / Furrball attempts to move in with a rich
couple and their kitten, but they don’t want him.
“Best of Buster Day /
Compromising Principals / Maid to Re-Order / Class Without Class” (11/23/92) –
Buster uses the cartoons to explain himself to Bugs. / Buster plans to sabotage
Yosemite Sam’s transfer so the students can keep getting away with things. /
Buster puts up the Grovely family after Max fires them. / Buster and Dizzy are
forced to be rivals by their tutors.
“It’s a Wonderful Tiny Toons
Christmas Special” (12/6/92) – When Max sabotages Buster’s special and replaces
him as the star of Tiny Toons, Buster
considers quitting the show.
“It’s Warner Bros. Time / The
Good, The Bad and the Warner Bros. / Made in California / WB Shield Ride” (N/A)
– The toons sing a song about Warner Bros Dance. / Buster and Babs pretend to
be cowboys. / Hamton and Plucky go on a trip to the Warner Bros. studios. / The
toons ride the WB shield.
“Tiny Toons the Musical” (N/A) –
The toons get ready to put on a musical.
Spent My Vacation” (3/11/92) – The toons leave Acme Acres for their summer
Toon Spring Break” (3/27/94) – The toons head to Florida while Elmyra chases
after Buster in order to make him her pet.
Toons’ Night Ghoulery / The Tell-Tale Vacuum / Sneezer the Sneezing Ghost /
Demon Dog on the Moors / Fuel / The Devil and Daniel Webfoot / Hold that Duck /
Night of the Living Dull / Frankenmyra & Dizzigor / A Gremlin on a Wing”
(5/28/95) – Buster and Babs introduce a series of horrifying stories, with a
song by Pumpkin Guy to kick things off. / Plucky destroys Hamton’s vacuum and
comes to regret it afterwards. / Witch Hazel sets Furrball after the sneezing
ghost. / Bas has never heard of the demon dog terrorizing the moors. / Beeper
repeatedly runs Calamity over with a fuel truck. / Daniel Webfoot plans to
confront Satan at Max’s mansion. / Plucky inherits a mansion where he’s the
only one that sees a monster in residence. / The residents of Wackyland run
from dealers and advertisers. / Frankenmeyer plans to build her own cuddly pet.
/ Plucky has to protect the plane he’s on from a gremlin no one else seems to
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