As you might expect, I’ve been spending some joyous time with everyone’s favorite “Horrible Little Puppy Children”, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, on the new DVD set ANIMANIACS Volume 4.
See THIS POST for more, and pay close attention to the part concerning the riotous episode “Back in Style” (1997), and our friend Top Cat James’ comment that draws very valid parallels to its “predecessor-in-subject-matter”, “Don’t Touch That Dial”, a 1988 episode of MIGHTY MOUSE: THE NEW ADVENTURES.
No, we’re not gonna do the comparison here, though it might turn up as a future post, but both were magnificent spoofs of the gloried and not-so-gloried past and the then-present of the TV animation industry.
|Hey, hey... HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON HERE!|
|Doesn't look a THING like me, Boob!|
Just like the Moose and Squirrel, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot also find a message in a bottle. But, we’ll just let the dialogue take over…
WAKKO: “I think we’re lost!”
DOT: “Look, a MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE!”
WAKKO: “Fan mail from some flounder?”
YAKKO: “No, it’s from some ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER… We should have never STOLEN THIS BIT!”
DOT: “At least we didn’t steal the NEXT CARTOON!”
YAKKO: “That’s what YOU think!”
|...Now, it's what we KNOW!|
Now, “Don’t Touch That Mouse!” (not Mighty Mouse), because we will very likely have another Animaniacs Volume 4: Update coming soon. Stay tuned… or blogged… or logged-on, or whatever…