Saturday, July 18, 2015

Classic Review: Tiny Toons: One Beer


It's been a while since I've done one of these. My excuse is I don't have one. I'm just lazy. But there is something I want to talk about. This won't be exactly in my normal style. I'll still be covering the story and my thoughts on it, as well as scoring it on a scale from 1 to 5, but I'm also going to talk about the controversy surrounding it. I'm talking about the Tiny Toons segment One Beer. It was the third segment of an episode called Elephant Issues, where Gogo wanted to cover today's (or more like 1991's) issues.

The first two segments (Why Dizzy Can't Read, which covered Dizzy's addiction to TV; and C.L.I.D.E. and the Prejudice, which covered Monty's discrimination against a robot student) were fine, but the third segment, One Beer, involved alcohol throughout the episode and had Buster, Plucky, and Hamton getting drunk. This was enough for Elephant Issues to only air once during Tiny Toons' original run, and it also wasn't seen in syndication. The episode was later released on DVD, and finally aired again when The Hub started airing the series and continued after the switch to Discovery Family. So did this episode deserve to be banned? Let's find out.