Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find. Today the hosts discuss and review episode 88 of Animaniacs!
The hosts of the Animanicast discuss episode 88 of Animaniacs. First the Warners chase after Ernest Hemingway, then the Hip Hippos go on "Amazing Gladiators!"
Flavio appears in a few commercial parodies in this episode. First, a soloflex commercial parody is shown. You could look just like Flavio if you eat Choco Dots! Then we see women flock to a window to watch Flavio drink a soda. Finally we see Flavio show off his "physique." These commercials have some cute moments. The hosts discuss what they liked about them and the connections to the original commercials in the 90's.
Ernest Hemingway has given up on writing so when the Warners come to the door with more paper he tries to avoid paying for it. They chase him around the world and end up inspiring him through their adventures. This is a nice segment that has lots of literary references and even a quick reference to the movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." The hosts discuss their favorite moments and Kelly shares a connection to Young Indiana Jones.
The Hip Hippos go on a "Amazing Gladiators" which looks very similar to "American Gladiators." They face off against an athletic couple in a battle to the finish! Of course, Marita and Flavio are just happy to be there and don't really seem to care about winning anything. The hosts discuss their favorite moments in this amusing cartoon.
Ralph and Pinky ask each other what they would like to do tonight. They go back and forth several times and can't decide. It's short and sweet but Nathan and Joey wonder if it could have gone on even longer! Perhaps that would have made it even funnier?
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