Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Animaniacs gang.

ANIMANIACS... As promised in this previous journal entry posted um, a year ago today, I was gonna talk about the greatness that is the cartoon formerly known as Animaniacs. Even though this show originally aired on FOX back in the mid-1990s, the three main characters of Animaniacs—Yakko, Wakko and Dot—lived on the Warner Brothers lot (inside its water tower, to be exact) and caused as much havoc there as they did outside of the studio.

Wakko, Yakko, and maybe Dot ogle the Warner Brothers studio nurse.

What made Animaniacs pretty popular back in its day were some of the jokes and songs Yakko and his two siblings made...which were somewhat crass considering this was an afternoon children's show (see the pic directly above). Among the most popular songs they made was "Lake Titicaca" (view the video at the end of this entry), which, as stated in the song’s lyrics, is an actual body of water located on the border of Bolivia and Peru. But let’s not delve into geography here. The most hilarious of the three kids was Wakko—known for his crazy appetite, his oddball voice and his own memorable song, "50 State Capitols".

Pinky and the Brain.

Other characters who appeared in Animaniacs were The Goodfeathers, Rita and Runt, and of course, Pinky and the Brain. Ah, Pinky and the Brain... This duo was so funny that they got their own show on The WB Television Network (now The CW Television Network) not too long after Animaniacs first aired. Pinky and the Brain themselves deserve their own journal entry here, but I don’t feel like procrastinating for yet another year to type a separate Blog on these two wacky mice. So what am I gonna do instead?

"The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!"

Y'all probably saw that one coming from 200 miles away. Animaniacs was cool.

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