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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Animaniacs Get A Life Foundation


Our president’s an idiot, we’re probably going to war with North Korea, and the entire world is crumbling around us. On a lighter note, if there’s any hope for the future (if there even is a future), Animaniacs is probably getting a reboot.

Now, the word “reboot” is a mixed term. It could mean a good reboot like MLP:FiM or Voltron: Legendary Defender. It could also have the more common meaning of a bad reboot like Teen Titans Go! or Powerpuff Girls 2016. (Or it could also be the title to a super-cool-yet-extremely-dated computer-animated show from the early 1990s!)

Considering that this particular reboot is being proposed by the very same people who initially created Animaniacs (Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment), I have enough confidence that this reboot will be in good hands and will turn out to be the former rather than latter definition of “reboot.”

If anything, this reboot will ensure that Animaniacs will be coming back, not only for old fans, but also for a whole new generation of potential fans. And in a world that is quickly becoming more and more insane, we need something that is "totally insaney" to provide a humorous counterbalance.

Of course, the best thing about the original Animaniacs was that its comedy is just as funny and relevant today as it was when it first premiered more than 20 years ago. Take the following sketch about the “Please Please Please Get A Life Foundation” as an example.

This sketch was released back in 1995, and yet 22 years later, it still eerily accurately reflects the more annoying aspects of internet fandoms. (And this sketch was created back when the internet was still a novelty!)