Tiny Toon Adventures

Season 1 Episode 1

The Looney Beginning

Aired Sunday Sep 14, 1990 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • A scene was cut during post-production in which Elmyra introduces herself to the rabbits during the audition sequence, then kidnaps the rabbits briefly and dresses them as babies, only for Buster and Babs to outwit her and get back to the auditions. However, a slightly-altered version of this scene was used at the beginning of Strange Tales of Weird Science, with a rough fade-in and dubbed-over dialogue at the beginning to make it sound as if Buster and Babs were running late.

    • When shown in reruns, the following scenes were cut out for time (these are restored on the DVD set):
      - The animator initially dresses Buster in a sombrero and a tutu.
      - Sweetie and Furrball audition. (However, Sweetie's name is still listed in the end credits.)
      - Gogo and Babs remark about the shortage of time to get the scripts back.
      - Buster quoting Bugs' lesson about how "villains always fall for cheesy disguises" outside Monty's mansion.

    • The scene where Sweetie and Furrball introduces themselves were cut out from TV in the past.

    • A scene where Buster is drawn a Mexican suit was cut out on TV, and was seen on the Comics.

    • Before the credits Buster and Babs asked for a created by credit in the show ironicly in the credits they acually got it.

    • When Babs says "Okay, you're all in!" and the line of characters stampede by her and Buster, Montana Max and Dizzy Devil can be seen in there, contradicting Their actual introductions a few minutes later.

  • Quotes

    • Babs: Requesting clearance for landing.
      Buster: Roger, rabbit!
      Babs: You've got the wrong rabbit.

    • Boss: (rips up a cartoonist's idea.) This is garbage! GARBAGE! No one wants to see a show about some rich little brat named Monty! (throws the idea in the bin and dumps it on the Cartoonist.) You'd better come up with a hit show by 9:00am tomorrow, kiddo. (holds up an ax.) Or it's the ax for us! Now, GET TO WORK!!!
      Cartoonist: Yes, sir!

    • Babs: (dancing around with a pencil eraser on her head) La la la! I'm Eraser-head! La la la! (sees Buster's drawing) What do you call it, Rembrandt?
      Buster: Green Acres.
      Babs: Get current.
      Buster: Okay, Acme Acres.

    • Cartoonist: (after drawing a sickeningly sweet rabbit cartoon) That'll give people cavities.

    • Buster: He just doesn't know star potential when he sees it.
      Babs: Who does?
      Buster: We do! We'll create the show ourselves for everyone who loves toons! For the little guys.. for the bigs guys.. for the strange medium guys with bad haircuts!
      Bugs: I like this kid. He's got moxie.
      Babs: But Buster, it takes dozens of highly paid network executives years to come up with a tv show!
      Buster: Which means... that it should takes us, about as long as this next commercial break.
      Babs: Exactly.

    • (After the cartoonist throws the drawings of Babs and Buster in the trash and they unfold themselves)
      Babs: Darn! 14 and I already have wrinkles.

    • Buster: I made up a list of everything needed for a hit TV show.
      Babs: Let's do Tiny Toons instead.
      Buster: Right. We need appealing stars.
      Both: Done.
      Buster: Also We need an exciting locale, Wacky but lovable neighbors, Archenemies, and stories.

  • Notes

    • Unlike all the other Tiny Toon Adventures episodes, which would be animated by a single overseas animation company throughout the episode, this episode was animated by not one but TWO overseas animation studios: Wang Film Productions/Cuckoo's Nest Studios and Kennedy Cartoons. The reason why was because this episode was produced much later in the show's production schedule, and Warner Bros. disliked Kennedy Cartoons' inconsistent (not to mention sloppy at times) animation, so some scenes (such as the final chase scene in Monty's mansion) had to be re-sent to Wang/Cuckoo's Nest for the animation to be redone.

    • Funny Credit:  Created by Buster and Babs.
      Credit End:  Babs and Buster dressed in Hawaiian attire together shouting "Aloha!"

    • If you look carefully at the villans running out of that box, you can see Dr. Splicer, who's role will be important in "Hare Rasing Night", a Red Devil Who You'll see in the end of "Sawdust and Toonsil", The Metropolis Marvel Which will be in the start of "The Acme Bowl", and one of Max's Cronies from "Gang Busters".

    • The voice of the animator is provided by an uncredited Steven Spielberg.

    • This episode was the first Tiny Toon Adventures aired. It aired as a special on CBS Friday night. This show will have many different animators for each episode. Here is a key for following up with each episode:
      KC: Kennedy Cartoons
      A: Akom
      TMS: Tokyo Movie Shinsa
      W: Wang
      FC: Freelance Cartoons
      E: Encore
      ST: Startoons

  • Allusions

    • Buster: Whoa! Who are ya, Ted Turner?!

      Buster's response to the animator's first attempt at his color scheme is a reference to the often-disastrous colorizations that Ted Turner was responsible for giving to the black-and-white films that his company owned.

    • Babs: So what do You call it, Rembrant?
      Buster: Green Acres.
      Babs: Get Current.

      Green Acres is an old show currently on TV Land.

    • Babs: Requesting clearance for landing.
      Buster: Roger, Rabbit.
      Babs: You got the wrong bunny.

      Roger Rabbit is the character from the 1988 Movie, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

    • The Shining

      Go Go says "Redrum Redrum" which is Murder backwards made famous in Stephen King's novel "The Shining" and the subsequent films.