Tiny Toon Adventures
Tiny Toon Music Television
Season 1, Episode 51
Music Television
The Title Card
Air date February 1, 1991
Written by Sherri Stoner, Paul Dini, Tom Minton, Art Vitello, Bruce Timm, Douglas McCarthy
Directed by Art Vitello
Gag credit Istanbul - Not Constantinople
End tag Byron: "Woof."
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Tiny Toon Music Television is the 51st episode of Tiny Toon Adventures.


Babs and Buster (and guest star Julie Bruin) host this parody of MTV.

Music Videos

"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" by They Might Be Giants

Plucky as an Istanbul P.I., on the trail of a stolen statuette.

"Particle Man" by They Might Be Giants

Plucky is the pro wrestler of the title(?!), pounded by Triangle Man, Universe Man, etc.

"Respect" by Aretha Franklin

Babs & her walkman skate and dance about the library, courtroom, pet cemetery, etc.

"Money (That's What I Want)" by Barrett Strong

Money-grubbing Max sings about his love of money.

"Top Secret Apprentice"

Buster begins to play with Bugs' secret computer-animation system without his permission, and this causes the angered Bugs to throw him out of the laboratory. This is a semi-parody of The Sorcerer's Apprentice from Fantasia in the almost completely silent (save for music) segment.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Charlie Adler Buster Bunny
Tress MacNeille Babs Bunny
Joe Alaskey Plucky Duck
Jeff Bergman Elmer Fudd
Julie Brown Julie Bruin


  • "Top Secret Apprentice" is a parody of the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of the 1940 Walt Disney film, Fantasia. In keeping with the parody, there is no dialogue except for one line at the end spoken by Buster and all sound effects except the first time the door closes are represented by music.


  • In Particle Man, when "Universe Man" competes against Plucky in the ring, he is literally the size of a giant. However, at the end of the song, when Plucky runs into a cabin to hide, only to find that his opponents beat him to it, "Universe Man" is now the size of a regular human.
  • A version where Danny Cooksey sings his version of "Money" can be heard on the album, Tiny Toons Sing.
  • This episode is considered one of the show's best and most popular.
  • Julie Bruin is a caricature of comedian Julie Brown, who also provides her voice. Brown had a show on MTV entitled Just Say Julie. Brown would later go on to voice the voluptuous Minerva Mink on Animaniacs.
  • Buster's introduction to "Top Secret Apprentice" is done in the style of Elmer Fudd's introductions from A Corny Concerto, complete with the droopy gloves and the outfit coming apart.
  • In Top Secret Apprentice, one of Buster's adventures involves him searching for treasure in a sunken pirate ship. This concept would later be used in Buster's Hidden Treasure, a video game for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.
  • A phone number appearing before the "Respect" music video was removed from the Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1, Volume 2 DVD release.
  • At the end of "Money", Monty does an imitation of James Brown.
  • The Hulu version of this episode begins with the "Warner Bros. Family Entertainment" logo usually seen on Animaniacs, but with the last few bars of "Merrily We Roll Along".
  • During Istanbul (Not Constantinople), the city of Istanbul is depicted as a stereotypical Arab city when it is in fact very different from such cities. For example, it is depicted as being in a desert with camels when in fact it is coastal.
  • Triangle Man does not fight Universe Man
  • There was a deleted scene uploaded by Tom Ruegger on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, it consisted of Buster, Babs, and Fuddona continuing Julie Bruin's twister game and Buster and Babs asking Plucky to name the music videos featured in the episode, he correctly names them except for "Istanbul Not Constantinople" which he just names as "Constantinople" and gets a camel dropped on him for the penalty.


Main article: Tiny Toon Music Television/Gallery

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