Animanicast: Discussing the Animaniacs Hip Hopera Musical “A Christmas Plotz”

by The Animanicast

It’s time for the Animanicast! Here’s a discussion of Animaniacs’ Hip Hopera Album “A Christmas Plotz”

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90’s cartoon show Animaniacs! Today your hosts discuss a read-along book/hip-hop album based upon the cartoon “A Christmas Plotz.” It’s an album starring the original cast of Animaniacs along with rapper Kool Moe Dee! But is this album a Christmas present or a lump of coal? 

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find. Today your hosts discuss an Animaniacs hip-hop musical originally released in 1995 as a read-along book based upon “A Christmas Plotz.”

Preview for Next Week

Before getting into the discussion of today’s album the hosts take some time to discuss next week’s episode! Last week Joey drove to Los Angeles to reunite the cast of the Goodfeathers at Tom Ruegger’s house! That’s right, next week you’ll get to hear Chick Vennera, John Mariano and Maurice LaMarche along with Animaniacs creator, Tom Ruegger! This was the first time they had all been together in over 20 years! It’s going to be an episode you won’t want to miss, so subscribe to our podcast so you don’t miss it!

A Christmas Plotz Hip-Hopera Musical

Produced in part by rapper Kool Moe Dee, this is an album that was originally released on a cassette tape with a read-along book. Later, it was re-released on CD with the CD booklet taking the place of the book. The short album features the original Animaniacs cast “rapping” the storyline of “A Christmas Plotz.” The catchy songs by Randy Rogel are gone. In their place are some moody rap songs that don’t always fit the Christmas spirit. The hosts discuss some of the main songs and some samples are played. Overall it’s a pretty bad album. But how bad is it? Well, you’ll just have to listen to find out!

What do you think? Was this album as bad as we thought or did you like what you head? Let us know by emailing us at [email protected].

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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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