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's episode is a very special episode however as the hosts invite Animaniacs creator Tom Ruegger and writer and actor Paul Rugg!
He's written some of the most hilarious episodes and songs in Animaniacs, he's also the voice of Albert Einstein, Mr. Director, Mr. Clown, and Freakazoid! Paul Rugg joins us for the first time to discuss how he got involved working on the show, memories of writing some specific episodes, his comedic influences, and his writing process. Paul even shares how he came up with the idea of his viral video that shows him petting his dog Lucky, (who wasn't in the mood to be pet.)
Tom Ruegger also shares his thoughts on why Paul's scripts are so amazing and why Paul is a "comedy genius."
You'll probably hear Tom moving the table around and making little noises while he talks. Well, Tom has a tendency to sketch while he talks with us, and this time he's shared some really amazing sketches, including one of the Warners! Head to our notes over at Animanicast.com to check them out!
You can check out Tom Ruegger's blog by going to Cartoonatics.Blogspot.com.
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