In Which The Author Again Realises That He Is Old, And Will Eventually Die One Day

Earlier this week, I mentioned that Batman: The Animated Series had turned twenty. I then afterwards loitered outside of my local tobacconists, listening to some pop musics and hastled some squares. Or, I tried. My knee was acting kind of buggy, and it was damp out, so I stayed in and caught up on my correspondence. The price of stamps these days!

Anyway, I would be remiss in my duties as an unpublished author on an unread blog, amongst the legions that also reports on television, film, science, dinosaurs, and the British, if I failed to mark the anniversary of the other influential animated series to come out of the Warner's animation department in the early 90's.

19 years ago today, Animaniacs began.

It's been years since I've watched an episode, and I had forgotten how much I love this show. It's as close to the attitude of the original Looney Tunes as we've ever got. The sheer intelligence of the show, most likely a product of the fact that the Simpsons was the most intelligent show on TV at the time, is baffling. Just look at the opening credits. There are references in there, to pay-or-play contracts, and Bill Clinton, that just shouldn't exist. There is no evidence to suggest how this show ever happened, and yet it did. And for five years, and two spin offs. How? How I ask you?

It doesn't matter. All that matters is that it did, and we're all the better for it.
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About MR. Clark

Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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