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Tiny Toon Adventures
Music Day
Season 3, Episode 92
BusterDrumsBabsSaxophone
Buster playing the drums and Babs playing the saxophone
Air date November 11th, 1992
Written by Sherri Stoner, Tom Ruegger, Chris Ostuki, Paul Dini
Directed by Alfred Gimeno, David West
Gag credit Just between us - Letterman should have gotten the Carson gig
End tag Fifi: "Au revouir, mon petit potato du couch!"
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Music Day is the 14th episode of the third season of Tiny Toon Adventures, the 91st in production, and the 92nd episode overall.

Wraparounds

It's Music Day and the Tiny Toons introduce the episode segments about their musical adventures. In the first wraparound, they are playing at a proscenium theatre. Buster is playing the drums, Babs is playing the saxophone, Fifi is playing the harp, Banjo Possum is playing the Banjo, and Li'l Sneezer and Sweetie are playing the piano. Before the first cartoon begins, Buster claps the cymbals on Babs' head, then says to the viewers, "And I never had a lesson in my life."

In the second act, Buster and Babs build a fort of sandbags as Sneezer tries to play his trumpet, sneezing in the process.

In the third wraparound, Babs is outside the Acme Playhouse theatre, as she tells the viewers about various plays such as The Nutty Cracker, Monteo and Julieidiot, and her personal favorite, Loon Lake.

Episode Segments

Ruffled Ruffee

The episode begins with Buster Bunny practicing his electric guitar. At the Acme Park, Ruffee is performing a concert for young children, but is suddenly interrupted by Buster's electric guitar. Annoyed, he bans Buster from playing it.

To get revenge, Buster attends Ruffee's concert, dressed as a baby, and throughout the cartoon, attempts to spoil it. During "The Animal Song", Buster chooses animals that aren't particularly known for making sounds, such as a giraffe and a three-toed sloth. Ruffee decides to sing a new song, "The Body Song", and he chooses Buster to be the drummer. Buster speeds up the beat, causing Ruffee to explode.

Ruffee decides his last song will be one where nobody but him knows the words. Buster jumps up and kisses Ruffee, much to Ruffee's disgust. The song is "Baby Monkey", and Buster sneaks onstage with altered lyrics to make it sound like the baby monkey got hit and killed by a bus. This makes the children cry. Outraged at the sound of crying children, Ruffee tries to yell at Buster but instead yells at an actual baby, however he is completely oblivious to this until he is scolded by the baby's oversized father, and later beaten up.

Buster is onstage now, this time in his normal red shirt and his electric guitar, and ends the cartoon with the moral of the story, "Revenge isn't sweet kids, it's actually salty with just a twist of lime!". He plays his electric guitar, and the children dance along.

The Horn Blows at Lunchtime

Porky tells Li'l Sneezer to find a private place to practice his trumpet. Lil' Sneezer eventually finds a place, in the basement of Acme Looniversity. He is about to practice, but it is lunchtime. His mother has packed him stinky limburger cheese, and so he practices his trumpet while eating the cheese at the same time.

At the cafeteria, Plucky is about to tell a joke when Sneezer plays his trumpet. Babs assumes that Plucky farted, but Plucky tells her that it wasn't him. When Sneezer plays again, Plucky is worried it might actually have been him. He decides to blame Hamton, who is drinking a carton of milk. Embarrassed, Hamton shrinks and hides behind his milk carton.

Sneezer continues to play his trumpet, and everyone starts blaming each other for farting, causing a food fight as well. Yosemite Sam checks to see what's going on and when Sneezer plays his Trumpet again, He leaves in embarassment as the Food Fight went on again. Buster finds Sneezer in the vent, and Plucky says, "Sneezer's the little stinker!" Sneezer tells him, "I've been practicing, Mr. Plucky, sir." He plays his trumpet gracefully to the Tune of the Tiny Toons Theme Song, and everyone continues the food fight. Buster tells Sneezer, "Well, at least one of us came through lunch smelling like a rose." until a Fruit Whacked Sneezer in the Face.

Loon Lake

Shirley the Loon attends Madame Jeté's Ballet Academy, a ballet school almost exclusively attended by swans from Perfecto Prep, such as Giselle. Madame Jeté tells Shirley that she will be excellent in the recital, but Giselle and her friends make fun of Shirley and say she isn't fit to dance on the same stage as them. Shirley overhears them and gets upset.

Babs notices Shirley upset, and Shirley tells her she should give up ballet. Babs tells her that she's teriffic, and asks her where she got those ideas. Shirley, about to cry, tells her about the swans, and Babs tells her not to listen to them, as she's better than they are. This stops her from crying.

The next night, at the Swan Lake recital, Babs encourages Shirley. Shirley tells the swans that they have to work together to get through the recital. One of the swans trips Shirley, but Babs tells Shirley that she doesn't have to stoop to their level. During the performance, the swans try to sabotage Shirley's dancing, but Babs sabotages theirs in retaliation. The audience is impressed, and Babs presents Shirley with a bouquet of roses. and when one of the swans came out of the Hole and about to attack Shirley, the Curtain that says "The End" falls on Her Neck.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Charlie Adler Buster Bunny
Joe Alaskey Plucky Duck, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Angry Father
Rob Paulsen Ruffee
Kath Soucie Li'l Sneezer, Fifi La Fume, Swans
Tress MacNeille Babs Bunny, Giselle, Swans, Children
Gail Matthius Shirley the Loon, Madame Jete

Quotes

  • Ruffee: "Pardon me, friend, but would you please... BE QUIET?!"
  • Ruffee: "Oh, excuse me, little boy. Are you having trouble finding your seat?"
Buster: "Nope." (shoves his diapered butt in Ruffee's face and speaks in baby talk) "It's wight hewe."
  • Buster: (about Ruffee's animal song) "Imagine what Plucky would say."
Plucky: (In Buster's thought balloon) "I'd say that this is another example of species stereoytype, and I'd like a rebuttal. Now..." (Before he can continue, Buster pops the thought balloon with a safety pin)
  • Ruffee: "That's it! I have had it with you, you rude snot-nosed little rugrat!" (a Giant Hand pokes Ruffee's shoulder.) What?!
  • Buster: "Revenge isn't sweet, kids. It's actually salty with a twist of lime!"
  • Babs: "Who wrote this?"
  • Yosemite Sam: "Great horny toads!" (Students gasp).
(Sneezer, still in the vent plays his trumpet)
"Ugh, pardon." (Leaves the cafeteria)
  • Babs: "You don't have to sink to their level. I'll do it for you."

Allusions

  • Ruffee, the main antagonist of the episode segment, Ruffled Ruffee, is a parody of Raffi Cavoukian, a famous children's singer from the 90's. Also, Baby Monkey, one of his songs, is a parody of the famous Raffi song, Baby Beluga.
  • In the episode segment, Ruffled Ruffee, when Buster sees the zombie-like expressions on the children's faces, he says, "Stepford kids." This may have referenced The Stepford Wives, a 1972 satirical thriller novel by Ira Levin, which had two film adaptations from 1975 and 2004, respectively.
  • In the third wraparound, Babs Mentions parodies of famous plays, such as The Nutty Cracker (The Nutcracker), and Monteo and Julieidiot (Romeo and Juliet).
  • The episode segment, Loon Lake is named after the famous ballet, Swan Lake.
  • In the episode segment, Loon Lake, Babs imitates Glinda the Good Witch from the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz to encourage Shirley.
  • The gag credit references the fact that many were upset when Jay Leno replaced Johnny Carson instead of David Letterman.

Trivia

  • Banjo Possum is seen in this episode, meaning it could have taken place after the events of the direct-to-video movie, How I Spent My Summer Vacation.
  • The plot for the episode segment, Ruffled Ruffee is also used in the Animaniacs cartoon, O Silly Mio, where the Warner siblings vengelly interrupt an opera singer's concert. It also mirrors the Looney Tunes short, Long-Haired Hare (With Buster and Ruffee in the roles of Bugs Bunny and Giovanni Jones, respectively).
  • In the episode segment, Ruffled Ruffee, contrary to Buster's quote during the Body Song, Voltaire did not say, "Anything too stupid to be said is sung." The character of Pierre de Beaumarchais from the opera Le barbier de Seville said, "Nowadays what isn't worth saying is sung."
  • In the episode segment, Ruffled Ruffee, during the Body Song, Buster takes off his gloves, so they can continue to do what he was doing to throw off the antagonist while he does something else. This feat was previously performed in the You Asked For It episode segment, Sleight of Hare, when Monty's party guests sing, "Happy Birthday to You."
  • In the episode segment, The Horn Blows at Lunchtime, when the food fight starts, you can see two roosters that resemble Fowlmouth, but both of them are naked.
  • In the episode segment, The Horn Blows at Lunchtime, just before Buster finds Sneezer in the vent, Shirley the Loon is wearing a teal shirt and no ribbon in her hair.
  • In the episode segment, The Horn Blows at Lunchtime, when the food fight continues after Sneezer plays his trumpet gracefully, you can see a defeathered (and somewhat poorly drawn) Concord Condor.
  • Strangely, in The Horn Blows at Lunchtime, none of the characters blame Fifi despite her smell and her presence in the cafeteria.
  • In the episode segment, The Horn Blows at Lunchtime, Fowlmouth's comb looks just like a mohawk that is similar to the duck student who is sitting behind him.
  • The episode segment, Loon Lake is a rare example of a short where every character appearing in it is female.

Transcript

  • To read the transcript for this episode, click here.

Gallery

Main article: Music Day/Gallery

Home Video Releases

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