Tiny Toon Adventures
Acme Cable TV
Season 2, Episode 72
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Air date 11 November 1991
Written by Tom Ruegger, Paul Dini, Nicholas Hollander, Peter Hastings
Directed by Alfred Gimeno, David West
Gag credit The characters in this program are fictitious, and any similarity to any real person is purely coincidental, Etc., Etc., so don't sue us, OK? Thanks.
End tag Buster: "Say goodnight, Babs."
Babs: "Goodnight, Babs."
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Acme Cable TV is the seventh episode of the second season of Tiny Toon Adventures, the 79th in production, and the 72nd episode overall.

Summary

Buster and Babs have a sneezing and coughing fit. Then Buster welcomes the viewers and says that he and Babs have caught the Taiwan Flu, which causes them to sneeze with an accent and they decided to take it easy and watch TV. Then Babs said that her parents recently got Acme Cable.

Sketches

The Babsy and Buswinkle Show

Buster and Babs get tied to a missile headed for the Bay of Pigs, whose population are actually anthropomorphic pigs, after falling for a trap by Montana Max and Elmyra Duff. They pass the time by making fun of dated 1960s references.

Foot Loops Commercial

When Shirley gets tired of eating granola for breakfast every day, Gogo tells her about a new sickeningly sweet cereal.

Walt Dizzy Presents The Cat Who Thought He Was Hammerhead Shark

Dizzy Devil, as Walt Dizzy, presents the story of Furrball being raised by a family of hammerhead sharks.

Flassie

Monty falls off a cliff, and Flassie witnesses his fall. She tries to warn Elmyra, but Elmyra doesn't understand her and speaks in barks.

The Ballad of Montana Max

Montana Max loses his mansion because of income tax and has to live with Banjo Possum and his carnivorous family.

Toonywood Squares

Montana Max and Elmyra Duff compete to win on Blink Winkleman's new game show, with Buster, Babs, Plucky, Hamton, Dizzy, Furrball, Gogo, Shirley, and Byron as the nine squares. The winner wins the eight-hundred-million-dollar prize, and the loser takes a trip to Heck. a parody to the Marshall, Bauman, and Davidson Hollywood Squares.

Grossanne

Buster and Babs, two very fat people, are married. Babs eats all of the food in the refrigerator when she tells Buster that neighbors complained about his snoring Specifically, she said that it sounded like there was a drag race in the bed room.  Buster tries to kiss Babs goodbye before he goes to work, only to have both their fat bounce off each other, causing a cabinet to fall on her head, but not before singing the national anthem.

Bungle Boy Jeans Commercial

Babs is walking out of her hotel while passing Buster. As she passes him, she hails and gets into a taxi. When it drives away, its fumes cause Buster to cough. The taxi stops at the airport, where she boards a private jet. While the plane flies above the ocean, Babs realizes something. Scenes reverse to when she sees Buster, and she asks him if he's wearing Bungle Boy jeans, only to find out from him that he's not wearing any pants. The taxi drives away again, and its fumes cause Buster to cough again.

The Gogosby Show

Gogo, now named Cliff, married and a father, is approached by his son Theo, who asks if he can borrow the car. Cliff says yes and gives him a few Acme Pudding Bars for him and his date. After Theo leaves, Cliff's wife Claire tells him that their kids are growing up, so Cliff calls central casting to add a cute new daughter to the show. The daughter comes into the house through the chimney. Cliff then gives his new daughter a pudding bar. Cliff, Claire, and the new Daughter hug.

Incredible Discoveries

Babs is selling a soda-power clothes dryer. This item was $99.99, but with a few boos and everything including the sun, it's only $1.99.

As Babs and Buster turn off the television, their flus have gone, but they have transformed into literal couch potatoes.

Allusions

  • The following television shows are parodied:
    • The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show
    • Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, specifically the featurette "The Hound that Thought He Was a Raccoon"
    • Lassie
    • The Beverly Hillbillies
    • Hollywood Squares
    • The Outer Limits
    • Roseanne
    • The Cosby Show
    • The Home Shopping Network/QVV
  • In addition, there are ad parodies of Froot Loops and Bugle Boy Jeans.
  • The song that Babs sings at the beginning of Act 2 ("TV in the mornin', TV in the ev'nin'...") is a parody of the McGuire Sisters' song "Sugartime".
  • The "Grossanne" segment not only parodies Roseanne, but when Babs as Roseanne gets knocked out, she sings "O say can you see...", parodying Barr's infamous performance of the National Anthem at a baseball game.
  • In The Gogosby Show, Gogo gives his children and family pudding pops, parodying Bill Cosby's role as spokesman for Jell-o Pudding Pops.
  • The title of Gogo's book, What? Me Worry? is also Alfred E. Neuman's catchphrase in Mad magazine.

Goofs

  • In "Flassie", Monty's mouth doesn't move when he says, "'Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go."

Trivia

  • In "Toonywood Squares", Blink Winkleman mentions that Montana Max is president of the Saddam Hussein fan club.
  • The host of "Toonywood Squares", Blink Winkleman, is a reference to a real-life game show host Wink Martindale.
  • In the "Foot Loops Commercial", instead of being voiced by Frank Welker, Gogo is voiced by Rob Paulsen.
  • The "Foot Loops Commercial" is one of the very few times that Gogo's feet are shown, revealing they have four toes each.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Charlie Adler Buster Bunny
Tress MacNeille Babs Bunny, Ma Shark, Prize Announcer, New Daughter
Danny Cooksey Montana Max
Cree Summer Elmyra Duff, Clair
Maurice LaMarche Dizzy Devil, Narrator #2
Frank Welker Gogo Dodo, Furrball, Byron Basset, Narrator #1, Flassie (barking), Announcer, Theo
Kath Soucie Li'l Sneezer, Flassie
Gail Matthius Shirley the Loon
Rob Paulsen Blink Winkleman, Banjo Possum, Narrator #3

Transcript

  • To read the transcript of this episode, click here.

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