|Tiny Toon Adventures|
|Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian|
|Season 2, Episode 73|
|The Title Card|
|Air date||November 18, 1991|
|Written by||Renee Carter, Sarah Creef, Amy Crosby|
|Gag credit||Please mail your unsolicited manuscripts along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to - Some other show!|
|End tag||Buster & Babs: "Aloha!"|
Acme Cable TV
Henny Youngman Day
Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian is the eighth episode of the second season of Tiny Toon Adventures, and the 73rd episode in both production and broadcast order. It was written by Renee Carter, Sarah Creef, and Amy Crosby, who at the time were eighth-graders.
The episode begins with Hamton starring in his own cartoon, Fleche de Lard. In this cartoon, Hamton is Sir Hamton the Prudent, and rescues Lady May from Lord Sebastian, who plans to marry the her. Hamton calls for Plucky as Knave Pluck to give him his sword. He battles Lord Sebastian, and Lord Sebastian runs away in terror. Just as he is about to kiss Lady May, Buster and Babs interrupt the ending, saying that it's another mediocre script without them. They decide to talk to the writers about it, but Hamton protests against this, as he was finally the star of the show and even got the girl. Plucky then swipes Lady May from him and kisses her. As Buster opens the door to the Staff Writers' office, he finds them too busy playing go fish and waiting on the pizza delivery people. He and Babs decide to talk to Steven Spielberg about their situation. Their first task is to get past Ralph, the security guard. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts to get an appointment, they decide to just burrow their way into his office. They find Spielberg playing an arcade game involving bug-zapping, and argue over which of them should talk to him. Buster accidentally unplugs the video game, and when he tries to plug it back in, Spielberg notices him and Babs. Buster tells him about their problem, and he gives them a script from three eighth-graders called, "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian". As they leave, Hamton barges into Spielberg's office, outraged that Buster and Babs ruined his big moment. Spielberg decides to give Hamton a part in the episode as well.
On their way back, Buster and Babs are happy to have gotten the new script. Babs reads over the first scene, where she and Buster are on an airplane. Buster freaks out, as he has a fear of riding airplanes.
In the second act, the staff is ready to begin filming. Before they can, Buster decides to talk to the writers, Renee Carter, Sarah Creef, and Amy Crosby about the plane scene. Because they refuse to change it, Buster has no choice but to accept it, and so he reluctantly does.
As the episode begins, Buster and Babs appear as poorly-drawn figures and announce to the viewers that they will be going to Hawaii for three days. The animation cuts to normal as Buster is carrying Babs's luggage (a large amount) to the Acme Acres Airport. Mary Melody, who is working as a luggage manager, tells Buster and Babs that each passenger is only allowed two pieces of carry-on luggage, and the others will have to be checked. Dizzy Devil, who is working as a baggage handler, eats all but two pieces of luggage. As Buster and Babs board the plane, Buster is worried who the pilot will be. The pilot is Montana Max, who announces that his plane is currently 87th in line for takeoff, but he's not waiting. The plane immediately takes off, much to Buster's horror. Buster decides to see if the guys in the First Class section are having fun, which they are, and one of the flight attendants tells Buster he's not supposed to be in that section. She returns him to his seat, as Montana Max announces the food he will be serving on the flight. He teases the passengers, telling them that he will be having lobster and filet mignon. What he's serving the passengers hasn't been classified by science. Plucky is serving lunch, and asks Buster if he prefers grey lumps in brown sauce or brown lumps in grey sauce. Buster asks Plucky if he could just have a carrot, and Plucky tells him the closest they come is freeze-dried reconstituted carrot chips. Buster tries it and immediately feels queasy. He rushes over to the restroom, which is crowded with passengers who also tried the carrot chips.
As the plane lands in Hawaii, Buster is relieved to be back on the ground. Shirley and Fifi greet them and give them leis made from ultra-rare violet flowers. Shirley calls them murderers and makes them feel guilty. They arrive at the baggage claim, where Dizzy has eaten the remaining luggage. Babs hopes she brought enough money for replacements, but a thief steals her money as well as Buster's. The thief then lectures the audience on what you can do to keep yourself from being robbed. Buster isn't worried because he has an Acme Express Card, which he hid in between his toes. He decides to rent a limo for her on their way to the hotel. The manager of Acme Rent-a-Rock, the car rental depot, is Elmyra Duff. Buster and Babs run off and catch a limo. Inside the limo, Babs asked Buster how he got the Acme Express Card, as she didn't think they gave them to kids. Buster tells her that they don't, as he borrowed it from Bugs Bunny in case of an emergency. Bugs, who was watching the show, is outraged that Buster borrowed his Acme Express Card without his permission.
In the third act, Buster and Babs arrive at the Acme Icky Wacky Beach Hotel. Babs kisses the Acme Express Card, and Buster tells the viewers, "she has a thing for plastic." They rent a room, and Gogo Dodo is the hotel manager. He tells them, "There's always room for one more!" and so Babs decides to rent a suite. Gogo asks Li'l Sneezer, who is working as a bellhop, to take Buster and Babs' luggage up to their room. Buster and Babs are confused, as their luggage was eaten by Dizzy Devil. They find out there's a plot hole big enough to drive a Mac truck through, but Sneezer tells them, "Hey, it's not my fault!".
As soon as they arrive at their hotel room, all Buster wants to do is rest, but Babs begs him to go sightseeing with her. Buster reluctantly accepts, and they go off on an Over the Volcano Tour. The helicopter is driven by Arnold the Pit Bull, and Buster starts getting queasy again. Babs cooks two marshmallows over the volcano, but Buster is too queasy to have his. They return to the hotel room, and Babs decides to take a bath. She warms up the water as Buster tells her to come over. She accidentally knocks a box of soap into the tub as Buster tells her about the basket full of fruit and carrots. Because they have Bugs Bunny's Acme Express Card, they aren't worried about the expenses they add to Bugs' account. After eating all the food, Babs decides to go back to her bath, but as she opens the door to the bathroom, a huge pile of soapy water floods their hotel room. Buster asks Babs if she has a Q-tip, and then a special report comes on to inform viewers on what a Q-tip is. Buster is appalled at the story, as he feels like it was written by 13-year-olds. Babs informs him that 13-year-olds did write it.
Later, Buster goes surfing at the beach. Arnold is the lifeguard, and he sees what looks like a shark in the water. The shark turns out to be Elmyra wearing a shark fin on her head. This just as easily scares Buster, but he safely makes it back to the shore. He says, "Maybe my luck is changing." and gets hit with a coconut.
That night, a luau is being thrown at a volcano. Plucky accidentally wanders into a pit of lava and burns his feet. Foghorn Leghorn is with Fowlmouth and two other roosters, orchestrating them at the Luau. They notice Plucky, and thinking he started a new song and dance craze, join in. Hamton is on a platter, as a roasted pig, outraged at the part he has to play in the episode. Shirley serves them punch from dead coconuts and again, calls them murderers. Buster is shocked to find Gogo Dodo in his coconut and tosses the coconut into the volcano, causing it to erupt and destroy the island. He and Babs are stuck on a raft the next morning, trying to make their way back to Acme Acres. They eventually find it, and just as they are about to kiss, the director ends the cartoon.
Spielberg is impressed with the cartoon, and gives Buster and Babs another script written by Renee, Sarah, and Amy, entitled, "Buster and Babs Go to Mars". Buster is reluctant at first to star in this next cartoon, but Spielberg rushes off before Buster can persuade him or the girls to change their minds. Bugs Bunny arrives, and wants to talk to Buster about the expensive credit card bill he got in the mail. Buster and Babs set off in the rocket ship to escape paying back Bugs.
|Charlie Adler||Buster Bunny|
|Tress MacNeille||Babs Bunny, Amy Crosby, Stewardess|
|Joe Alaskey||Plucky Duck, Announcer|
|Don Messick||Hamton J. Pig|
|Danny Cooksey||Montana Max|
|Cree Summer||Elmyra Duff, Mary Melody, Renee Carter|
|Maurice LaMarche||Dizzy Devil, Robin Williams, Huge Nose Guy|
|Gail Matthius||Shirley the Loon, Sherri Stoner|
|Frank Welker||Gogo Dodo, Ralph the Guard, Lord Sebastian, Dustin Hoffman|
|Rob Paulsen||Arnold the Pit Bull, Fowlmouth, Q-Tip Guy, Paul Dini|
|Kath Soucie||Li'l Sneezer, Lady May, Sarah Creef|
|Greg Burson||Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn|
|Steven Spielberg||Steven Spielberg, Roger Rabbit|
- Hamton: "Knave Pluck, my sword."
- Plucky (Dragging the heavy sword): "Couldn't we have taken the elevator?"
- Babs: "Let's take this up with the big guy."
- Buster: "Raymond Burr?"
- Babs (sarcastically): "Yeah, Raymond Burr. Maybe we can get a guest shot on Perry Mason. (To the camera) Gimme a break."
- Robin Williams (as Peter Pan): "I can fly. Look ma, no wires!" (Crashes)
- Buster (After unsuccessfully trying to get past Ralph): "This guy must have never seen a cartoon in his life!"
- Babs: "Either that, or he has a pathological hatred for rabbits."
- (A limousine drives by, knocking the bunnies aside, and comes to a stop outside the studio. Ralph stands by a window that opens to reveal a shot of Jessica Rabbit's legs)
- Ralph: "Dah, morning, Roger."
- Roger Rabbit: "Yes, p-p-pleasant, isn't it?"
- Buster: "Hey, Steve-arino!"
- Babs: "Steve, man!"
- Buster: "The Stevester!"
- Babs: "Stevarooski!"
- Buster: "Stevarello!"
- Babs: (as Mary Poppins): "Stevacalifragilisticexpialidocious!"
- Buster and Spielberg: "Rope it in."
- Montana Max: "Aloha, suckers, Welcome aboard Air Acme's Hawaiian Express. We're presently 87th in line for takeoff, but why wait?"
- Shirley: "Like, welcome to Hawaii. Enjoy these ultra-rare flowers that, like, died for you...you murderers!"
- Buster: "Great, instead of a vacation, we get a guilt trip."
- Random Guy: "Your money is stolen...your luggage is eaten...and you're a million miles away from anyone you know...What will you do...What will you do?"
- Babs: "Well, what will we do?"
- Random Guy (laughs): "Gee, I don't know, I just like saying, 'What will you do'. Bye."
- Buster: "That guy's nose is HUGE!!!!"
- Elmyra: "Wait! Come Back! I have so much love to give and so many cars to rent!"
- Babs: "Where'd this luggage come from? Ours was eaten, remember?"
- Buster: "Uh-oh, there's a hole in the plot!"
- Babs: "Big enough to drive a Mack truck through!"
- Sneezer: "Hey, it's not my fault!" (Giggles).
- Buster: "Oh, what is with this story? It's like 13-year-olds wrote it!"
- Babs: "13-year-olds did write it."
- Buster: "Oh, yeah. That explains it."
- Plucky: "Only Warner Bros. would throw a luau inside a volcano."
- Hamton (As a roasted pig on a platter, with an apple in his mouth that he spits out): "Ptooey! Expect a call from my agent!"
- Buster: "A rocket ship? What did I do to deserve this?"
- Babs: "You're being negative again."
- Bugs: "Eh.... Got a Minute, Doc? About this credit card bill..."
- The title is a reference to the film Gidget Goes Hawaiian.
- Roger Rabbit and his wife, Jessica Rabbit, the stars of the 1988 Disney/Spielberg film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, make brief cameo appearances in this episode (only Jessica's legs are seen & only Roger's arm is seen).
- Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman are seen outside the Amblin studio as Peter Pan and Captain Hook from Spielberg's film Hook.
- The people waiting outside Steven Spielberg's office are Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown from Back to the Future, Andrew Lloyd Webber in a tabby cat costume and the famous Star Wars villain, Darth Vader, being portrayed by George Lucas himself.
- The game Plane-Man that Monty plays is a spoof of the video game Pac-Man.
- The huge nose guy is a parody of Karl Malden's ads for Traveler's Checks.
- The ACME Express Gold Card is a reference to the real-life American Express Gold Card.
- This is the only episode of Warner Bros. Animation productions with Ambilin Entertainment where Steven Spielberg voices himself.
- This is the first time where Bugs Bunny was voiced by Greg Burson, instead of his previous voice actor, Jeff Bergman.
- It is revealed in this episode that Buster doesn't like riding airplanes because he gets motion sickness. Yet in the ending to Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?, Buster is perfectly calm on the airplane with no sign of motion sickness.
- There is a fan theory that the reason why Buster has a fear of flying, as well as the reason why his parents never appear on the show, is because they were killed in a plane crash.
- The reason Buster and Babs rejected the first script in the episode was because they weren't in it. However, they don't complain about the episodes, Sepulveda Boulevard and Grandma's Dead even though they aren't in them.
- At one point in this episode, Buster and Babs attempt to enter the Amblin studio as Biff and Buffy Vanderbunny from Journey to the Center of Acme Acres riding the dinosaur skeleton from the episode.
- The writers that Buster catches playing Go Fish at the beginning of the episode are caricatures of Tiny Toons writers Nicholas Hollander, Paul Dini, and Sherri Stoner. A "Mermaid" poster is seen in the room, another reference to Stoner's past as the model for Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
- Some of the passengers on the plane are caricatures of the voice actors. Tress MacNeille is seen reading a blue "Tiny Toons" book and Joe Alaskey is seen next to her and Buster is sitting behind his own voice actor, Charlie Adler.
- This episode marks the second time Babs has kissed a credit card, the first being the episode, The Acme Home Shopping Show.
- The Simpsons episode, The Front, was inspired by a news report regarding the creation of this episode.
- In 2016, internet personality The Nostalgia Critic (Doug Walker) interviewed Renee Carter during one of his editorials.
- To read the transcript of this episode, click here.
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Home Video Releases
- 'Toon' In - The Daily Press
- In Virginia, Three Enterprising Eighth Graders Impress Producer Steven Spielberg to the Toon of $3,900 - People Magazine
- Adventures Among the 'Toons' - Entertainment Weekly
- Rubbing Elbows with Spielberg - The Free-Lance Star