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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Animaniacs Typewriter Gag

The Nostalgia Critic recently listed his Top 11 Favorite Animaniacs Episodes. As it was also a favorite show of mine, I’d thought I'd I highlight a classic scene from it.

Most of you are probably familiar with the episode where the Warners are called in by Mr. Plotz to take over for his secretary. So I’m sure you’re familiar with this scene with Yakko typing on an invisible typewriter:

Believe it or not, this gag was inspired by a similar routine performed by Jerry Lewis in his 1693 movie, Who's Minding the Store?:

Yet another reason why this show is such a classic: it’s saturated with classic Hollywood gems! :D