Reproducing the old Animaniacs Cultural Reference Guides (CRGA and NACRG) for the Tumblr generation.

 

Episode 34 references completed!

  • The 1812 Overture gets pressed into use again during the bit with the balloon cannon.
  • On Mars, the clown entertains mini Marvin-the-Martians.
  • DYN: The call letters of the country music station are K-HIX, i.e. hicks.
"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"
BRAIN: Do you realize what will happen if the world hears my song just one more time?PINKY: An angel will get its wings?
As we are informed by the holiday standard It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), an angel gets its wings each time a bell rings.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"

BRAIN: Do you realize what will happen if the world hears my song just one more time?
PINKY: An angel will get its wings?

As we are informed by the holiday standard It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), an angel gets its wings each time a bell rings.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"
In our final country music cameo (we promise!) we have Kenny Rogers warming up the Grand Ole Opry crowd for the Brain, singing a parody of his 1978 #1 hit The Gambler.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"

In our final country music cameo (we promise!) we have Kenny Rogers warming up the Grand Ole Opry crowd for the Brain, singing a parody of his 1978 #1 hit The Gambler.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"
The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert held in the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville every week since 1925, showcasing the stars of the genre. It is considered the “big time” in country music, so the Brain had truly come close to succeeding in his plan.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert held in the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville every week since 1925, showcasing the stars of the genre. It is considered the “big time” in country music, so the Brain had truly come close to succeeding in his plan.

nitrateglow:

animaniacs-references:

"Babblin’ Bijou"
The actor playing the Arab sheik who Dot swooned over is meant to be Rudolph Valentino, the silent film actor who was so phenomenally popular that when he died suddenly in 1926, several of his fans committed suicide. Two of his most popular films were desert epics called The Sheik (1921) and Son of the Sheik (1926).

I actually think he’s meant to be a combination of Valentino and fellow matinee idol John Gilbert. Aside from the Sheik-like get-up, the caricature looks nothing like Valentino, plus the movie the Warners are seeing is called “Flesh and the Flying Devil”, a reference to Flesh and the Devil (1927) starring John Gilbert and Greta Garbo.

I looked up Mr. Gilbert and I think the caricature looks more like Valentino than him (aside from the moustache), but I’ll accept your hypothesis.
Also, the Flesh and the Devil reference was covered earlier (and the parody is “Flesh and the Dueling Devil” ;-)).

nitrateglow:

animaniacs-references:

"Babblin’ Bijou"

The actor playing the Arab sheik who Dot swooned over is meant to be Rudolph Valentino, the silent film actor who was so phenomenally popular that when he died suddenly in 1926, several of his fans committed suicide. Two of his most popular films were desert epics called The Sheik (1921) and Son of the Sheik (1926).

I actually think he’s meant to be a combination of Valentino and fellow matinee idol John Gilbert. Aside from the Sheik-like get-up, the caricature looks nothing like Valentino, plus the movie the Warners are seeing is called “Flesh and the Flying Devil”, a reference to Flesh and the Devil (1927) starring John Gilbert and Greta Garbo.

I looked up Mr. Gilbert and I think the caricature looks more like Valentino than him (aside from the moustache), but I’ll accept your hypothesis.

Also, the Flesh and the Devil reference was covered earlier (and the parody is “Flesh and the Dueling Devil” ;-)).

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"
The emcees at the awards ceremony are caricatures of country music stars Garth Brooks (the best-selling albums artist in the US since 1991 and the second best-selling solo albums artist in the US of all time) and Crystal Gayle (accumulated 20 number one country hits during the 1970s and ’80s, first female artist in country music history to reach Platinum sales).

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"

The emcees at the awards ceremony are caricatures of country music stars Garth Brooks (the best-selling albums artist in the US since 1991 and the second best-selling solo albums artist in the US of all time) and Crystal Gayle (accumulated 20 number one country hits during the 1970s and ’80s, first female artist in country music history to reach Platinum sales).

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"
The Brain’s rising fame earns him a celebrity guest spot on Hee Haw, the corny long-running country humor and music variety show with the worryingly detailed Wikipedia page.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"

The Brain’s rising fame earns him a celebrity guest spot on Hee Haw, the corny long-running country humor and music variety show with the worryingly detailed Wikipedia page.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"
The Brain’s fellow guest on the TMN talk show is a caricature of country western superstar Dolly Parton. She’s composed over 3,000 songs and sold an estimated 100 million records, acted in several movies, and is also famous for two other reasons, as obviated by the dialogue:
DOLLY: Hi, I’m your biggest fan! What do you say to that?BRAIN: I’d say puberty was inordinately kind to you.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"

The Brain’s fellow guest on the TMN talk show is a caricature of country western superstar Dolly Parton. She’s composed over 3,000 songs and sold an estimated 100 million records, acted in several movies, and is also famous for two other reasons, as obviated by the dialogue:

DOLLY: Hi, I’m your biggest fan! What do you say to that?
BRAIN: I’d say puberty was inordinately kind to you.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"
The Brain appears on a talk show on the fictional “TMN” network, parodying TNN (The Nashville Network), launched in 1983 and rebranded as The National Network in 2000 before becoming Spike in 2003. The original TNN was revived as a digital broadcast network in 2012, then renamed Heartland last month.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"

The Brain appears on a talk show on the fictional “TMN” network, parodying TNN (The Nashville Network), launched in 1983 and rebranded as The National Network in 2000 before becoming Spike in 2003. The original TNN was revived as a digital broadcast network in 2012, then renamed Heartland last month.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"
The man on stage before the Brain is a caricature of country western superstar Glen Campbell, singing a parody of his classic 1968 hit Wichita Lineman.

"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"

The man on stage before the Brain is a caricature of country western superstar Glen Campbell, singing a parody of his classic 1968 hit Wichita Lineman.