Monday, July 27, 2015

Bugs Bunny Turns 75

I almost forgot to do this today. Shame on me! I should know stuff like this. I planned this months ago and thought about scheduling it then but didn't. Anyway, today marks the 75th anniversary of the debut of my favorite fictional character, Bugs Bunny. I realize my name should be Bugs97 or BugsBunny97 but if my online name was going to be named after a character, then I wanted it to reflect me being a brony. Anyway, a character that would evolve into Bugs first appeared in Porky's Hare Hunt (1938) before the version people recognize appeared in A Wild Hare, which was released on this day in 1940. It was also the first appearance of Elmer Fudd under his recognizable name (he was previously known as Egghead).

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.