Histeria!

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Histeria!

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Histeria was the short-lived animated show on Kids' WB! The show was a cartoon look at one of the most boring subjects of all: History. This show takes that boring subject and molds it into entertainment while still teaching the viewers something. This show was hilarious with its off-the-wall and slapstick comedy takes on the Civil War, the American Revolution, and many many more. Never before has President Washington been in such a compromising position as when the Histeria gang comes along! Histeria! had 52 episodes. Though this show lived a short but enjoyable run, it was canceled due to low ratings, which were more or less caused by hype in the new show Pokémon which was a much cheaper show to produce and had a much bigger following. Characters Father Time - Based on the mythological figure, he is pretty much the ringleader of the cast, as he is usually introducing the sketches. He is very very old and doesn't like to be reminded of it. Big Fat Baby - A baby with a bad habit of stinking up the place. The kids frequently ask historical celebrities to change Big Fat Baby's diaper, saying that the last time he had a clean diaper was before something that happened a long time ago. He is a parody of Baby New Year, because the sketches always begin with a shot of him wearing a ribbon dictating whatever year it takes place in. Miss Information - Usually shown leading three unnamed adults and two kids around, this ditzy tour guide believes the whole world is a museum she works for and often gets her facts wrong. World's Oldest Woman - An old lady who apparently pre-dated everything and tries to date every man she meets Loud Kiddington - The leader of the Kid Chorus, so named for his constant shouting. He often reenacts loud moments in history. Fetch - Loud's talking dog who loves chasing after his tennis ball. He bares an interesting resemblance to Hunter from Road Rovers. Charity Bazaar - A clinically depressed blonde girl ("I'm not happy") who is willing to take a stand for animal rights. Froggo - The Kid Chorus' frog-voiced inventor, who often borrows things to use for his inventions. Aka Pella - A sassy African-American girl. Pepper Mills - An obsessive autograph hound who is always mistaking historical figures for pop cultural celebrities. Toast - Pepper's absent-minded boyfriend who is completely sunburnt and hosts a talk show titled Ask Me If I Care. Cho-Cho - A Chinese girl who likes to persuade people into buying whatever it is she's selling them, ranging from candy to magazine subscriptions, and won't stop badgering them until they agree to her demands. Lucky Bob - Cho-Cho's mentally handicapped assistant (and possible boyfriend), who frequently quotes Ed McMahon's catchphrases. Pule Houser - An overweight kid who is always taking damage or whining about something. Susanna Susquahanna - A Native American girl with a big gap between her front teeth, which gives a humongous lisp that makes it difficult for her to say even her own name correctly. Bill Straitman - A no-nonsense interviewer. Mr. Smartypants - A genius who is incredibly shy and hides his face in his pants. Chit Chatterson - A crazy salesman of some sort. Lydia Karaoke - A network censor for The WB who tries to make sure the show doesn't overstep the network boundaries. Sammy Melman - A smarmy network executive. Nostradamus - The famous historical soothsayer, depicted as speaking like Jerry Lewis and constantly telling people to shut up.moreless
Paul Rugg

Paul Rugg

Nostradamus

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Toast/Pepper Mills/World's Oldest Woman

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Father Time/Fetch

Don Novello

Don Novello

Renaissance Man

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Lucky Bob/Napoleon

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Aka Pella and Various Others

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Crazy funny!!! It's edutainment!

    10
    Man I really miss this show!! Why does everything I love get cancelled? This show taught kids (or adults - cmon you know you watched it too) history with a fun, crazy twist. The characters were weird, but endearing. How can you not love a show that entertains you while you learn? I have always found that I learn better when I am interested in what I'm learning, and this show was interesting and then some! I hope they put out a DVD at some point, I would buy for sure! Lucky Bob and Big Fat Baby are too cool : D.moreless
  • This Show actually helped me in my history class! And it was funny too!

    8.7
    This show was sooo funny. it spoofed off every popular show of the day. It actually talked about history and made it funny too. I actually remembered alot of it 3 years later when i got into US History. It actually helped me on one of our hardest tests. (on the pony express and the old west) My favorite charectors were Loud Kidington and Toast. I can even remember the Ask me if I Care theme song thing. i was really sad when it stopped running, and i don't think you can find it on DVD, but it was still a great show that i remember in my mind.moreless
  • The greatest way to learn about history!

    8.8
    History has never been more fun to learn (when has it ever been fun to learn?). My favorite episodes include "The Terrible Tudors" (the song about the tudors was catchy), as well as episodes featuring Napoleon, what can I say? He's funny for a dictator. Thomas Jefferson was hilarious as well (when he wasn't making a crummy speech, the pen pillager was playing the violin lousy). That Big Fat Baby is a load of laughs too (he's also a load of something I can't say). In fact the show had an entire cast that was funny, including Father Time, World's Oldest Women, Loud Kiddington and his dog Fetch, as well as Toast, Pepper Mills, Charity, and Froggo. In my opinion, History class should consider showing this show for lessons. I give this show two big thumbs up.moreless
  • Making fun of history never failed like this.

    4.2
    With the formula of making fun of history, this show should've been great, but the thing that just plain ruins this show is how horrible most of the main characters were. Father Time and the World's Oldest woman were entertaining, but you had the obnoxious screamers like Pepper Pots and Loud Kiddington (who saddly had some of the largest amount of screen time), the one-unfunny-gimick-ponies like Nostredamous (why was he always telling people to "shut-up" all the time for no reason?), and characters like Toast and the Asian girl who despite having good chesmistry were given lame and annouying jokes to work with. Outside of the main characters, the lessons with the historical characters varied at times. Some were good, while others were just plain unfunny\tasteless (The "My Buddy, Stalin" skit anyone?). Overall, the show tried, but you're much better off watching Time Squad which (despite the cruddy animation) had a better sense of humor and much more likeable characters.moreless
  • Histeria put the fun in both funny and History.

    8.8
    One of the most boring subjects in school has, and will always be, history. So Warner Bros. Inc, along with the great Steven Spielberg came together to turn history into an rather unique style of education. Thus, Histeria was born.



    I wish they hadn\'t cancel it. Despite its hilarious methods, they still had a way of getting the education through. However, people only watched it for the jokes and never thought of it as an educational show. That\'s why I think it\'s underappreciated.



    Sometimes, I think people do not know a good show even if it came out and shot them. Anyways, that\'s my info for the day. Bye.moreless
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