Animanicast 143: Discussing Tiny Toons- Fox Trot and Phone Call from the 405!

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It’s time for the Animanicast: Discussing Tiny Toon Adventures- Fox Trot and Phone Call from the 405!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today Joey, Nathan and Kelly skip ahead in the cartoon timeline and talk about one of Kelly’s favorite episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures entitled “Fox Trot,” which features “Phone Call from the 405.”

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today, your hosts skip ahead in the Tiny Toons timeline to talk about one of Kelly’s favorite episodes featuring a segment with Steven Spielberg, “Phone Call from the 405”  The three talk about each segment in today’s episode and then give the episode a water tower rating!

Fox Trot

Since Tiny Toons was on Fox Kids at this point, Buster and Babs are continually being chased by the the Fox censors. These interstitial segments will eventually lead to the segment “Phone Call from the 405.”

My Brilliant Revenge

Hamton is trying to watch Swine Search but Plucky won’t stop playing his awful bagpipe music! When Hamton ends up missing the end of the show, he rips up Plucky’s bagpipes and storms away. Plucky then decides to have revenge! How will the two remain friends at the end of this cartoon?

Can’t Buy Me Love

Elmyra has a new neighbor named Rhoda Queen and Elmyra couldn’t be happier to have a new friend! Unfortunately, “Queenie” forces Elmyra to give her things in order to be her friend. Will Elmyra learn that friends don’t have to do that, or will she steal her mother’s car and drive to Utah? Find out in our discussion!

Phone Call from the 405

It’s one of Kelly’s favorite segments! Steven Spielberg calls Buster and Babs to tell them what they should improve in today’s episode. Steven suggests new camera angles, better gags, and more shadows! This segment was actually based upon a real conversation Tom Ruegger had with Steven Spielberg. A clip from episode 63a of our show is shared so that we can hear Tom share the story once again.

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The Animanicast is a podcast dedicated to the classic animated television series Animaniacs. Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly as they revisit each episode in the order in which they were released. They’ll discuss their favorite moments, jokes, characters as well as their memories of first watching the episode. Pop cultural references are also discussed in detail. (You might just learn some cool facts!) In the end, each episode receives a “Water Tower Rating” from the hosts. Cue up an episode of Animaniacs on DVD or Hulu and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!

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