New Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain Coming to Hulu (1 Viewer)


Dec 17, 2003
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I wonder how often and how disastrously Pinky and the Brain will continue to fail in their elusive, Quixotic quest: Try to take over the world.

It might not be a well-known fact but the now-disgraced #MeToo former senator and original SNL writer/comedian Al Franken was actually a huge fan of the Animaniacs, particularly the Pinky and the Brain segments.

Widge, I agree with the basic, overall framework of your argument about trying to remake or re-work Bugs Bunny into a radically different world then the one he and original Warner Brothers characters were created into nearly a century ago, but its not totally impossible or implausible. But most attempts I could imagine writers or creators conceptually would face in making it work would be immense and he'd have to be re-imagined, re-designed in a way that would be controversial, test the boundaries of audiences expectations and it'll piss off a lot of Warner Bros purists who'd hate them destroying a beloved character.

. There are other Warner Bros. characters that might be easier to adapt to 2020 with some edgier, modern updates like Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, and the hothead, loudmouth Yosemite Sam and Wily E. Coyote as a newer, reimagined dope who screws up more colossaly then the first incarnation of him.

. I know that Warner discontinued using Speedy Gonzales back maybe 20-25 years ago because of potential racial/ethnic sensitivities or perpetuating negative stereotypes but it was brought back, ironically, by continued pushback, letter-writing campaigns by Latino Americans and Hispanics who viewed him as an iconic Latino cultural icon and symbol and Warner relented with a disclaimer of course.


I am Torgo
Aug 31, 1997
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Birmingham AL by way of NOLA
Just watched the first episode. It wasn't...terrible. I guess no Goodfeathers or Slappy Squirrel, though. The musical number at the end about reboots, I thought, was pretty clever.

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