|Created by||Tom Ruegger|
|Country of origin|| United States|
|No. An animated cartoon is a short hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn Film for the cinema, Television or computer Tom Ruegger (born April 4th 1956 in Metuchen New Jersey is an American animation writer producer and director Franklin W Welker (born March 12 1946 is an American voice actor. Tress MacNeille (born June 20, 1951) is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated series Jeff Glenn Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is an American Voice actor in cartoons (most notably those produced by Disney) movies and games Laraine Newman (born March 2, 1952) is an American Comedienne and actress. Nathan Ruegger (born 1984) is the son of writer/producer/director Tom Ruegger, and the voice of certain characters in his father's cartoon shows Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958) is a Canadian Voice actor and former stand up Comedian. William Richard "Billy" West (born on April 16, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American voice actor, known The United States of America —commonly referred to as the of episodes||52|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||Kids' WB|
|Original run||September 14, 1998 – October 1, 2001|
Histeria! is an American animated television series of the late-1990s, created by Tom Ruegger (who also created Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Freakazoid, and Road Rovers) at Warner Bros. Animation. Kids' WB is an online network that was launched on April 28, 2008. Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An animated cartoon is a short hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn Film for the cinema, Television or computer Tom Ruegger (born April 4th 1956 in Metuchen New Jersey is an American animation writer producer and director Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures (also known as Tiny Toon Adventures or Tiny Toons) is an American Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, usually referred to as Animaniacs, is an American animated series, distributed by Warner Bros Pinky and the Brain are Cartoon characters who have starred in the American Animated television series Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs Freakazoid! is an American Animated television series, produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros Road Rovers is an American Animated television series written and produced by Tom Ruegger that premiered on Kids' WB on Warner Bros Animation is the animation division of Warner Bros Unlike other similar shows by Warner Bros., Histeria!'s purpose was not simply to entertain, but to also attempt to teach history as well, a residual effect of the network having to meet the FCC's recently implemented educational/informational requirements. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and e/i was the second magazine founded published and edited by electronic music journalist Darren Bergstein following the 1980s to 1990's run of i/e magazine A regular cast of characters would visit a different period or event in history and explain the event in a humorous skit or short segment. Frequently things were made into songs, historical figures had celebrity personalities, and various segments parodied contemporary entertainment.
Histeria! aired on Kids' WB from 1998 to 2001. Kids' WB is an online network that was launched on April 28, 2008. More recently, it has been in reruns on Toontopia TV (part of In2TV), first from March to July 2006, and then returning in October. In2TV is a joint-service offered by AOL and Warner Bros that enables people in the USA only to download television In2TV is a joint-service offered by AOL and Warner Bros that enables people in the USA only to download television As of May 2007, it is currently the only one of Kids' WB's classic comedy shows still broadcast there. May 2007 is the fifth month of that year It began on a Tuesday and 31 days later ended on a Thursday. All 52 episodes are available, but no DVD set has yet been announced.
Histeria! may have been influenced by 1978 French TV series Il était une fois l'homme (Once Upon a Time... Man). Once Upon a TimeMan (Il était une fois l'homme is a French Animated TV series from 1978 directed by Albert Barillé. The French series featured the familiar series cast reappears as the contemporary figures of every historical time.
Histeria! has since became a cult favorite, gaining a modest fandom; fan-creations can be found on the Internet and at fansites. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks A fansite or fan site (also named fanpage is a Website created and maintained by a fan (s or devotee(s interested in a Celebrity, thing or
- Inventors Hall of Fame - Part I
- Inventors Hall of Fame - Part II
- The U. Aka Pella Aka Pella, voiced by Cree Summer, is the only African-American member of the Kid Chorus S. Civil War - Part I
- The Attack of the Vikings
- The Wild West
- The American Revolution - Part I
- More Explorers
- The Know-It-Alls
- The Renaissance
- The U. S. Civil War - Part II
- Really Oldies But Goodies
- The American Revolution - Part II
- A Blast from the Past
- Tribute to Tyrants
- The Montezuma Show
- Loud Kiddington's Ancient History
- Great Heroes of France
- The Terrible Tudors
- The Wheel of History
- When Time Collides
- Around the World in a Daze
- Histeria Satellite TV
- General Sherman's Campsite
- Return to Rome
- The Russian Revolution
- The Thomas Jefferson Program
- Hooray For Presidents
- The Legion of Super Writers
- Return to China
- Writers of the Purple Prose
- History Of Flight
- Presidential People
- Histeria Around the World I
- When America Was Young
- Super Amazing Constitutions
- Better Living Through Science
- The Dawn of Time
- World War II
- The Teddy Roosevelt Show
- Histeria Around the World II
- 20th Century Presidents
- The French Revolution
- North America
- Histeria Goes to the Moon
- Heroes of Truth & Justice
- Big Fat Baby Theatre
1 - Two versions of this episode exist: a sketch about Custer's Last Stand (in which the kids mistakenly believe he's running a custard stand) replaced a sketch depicting the Spanish Inquisition as a game show called "Convert or Die" after a complaint from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, who claimed the sketch "[taught] children to reject Catholicism". The Spanish Inquisition started and was established in 1478 by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile to maintain It has since been restored on In2TV.
Cameos and cultural references
An integral part of the program was its use of popular culture to demonstrate historical events. Among the numerous pop culture references the show used during its run:
- The Looney Tunes characters made occasional cameos:
- Bugs Bunny is brought onto a talk show hosted by Miss Information to deliver his famous line to Doc Holiday. Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros Animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969 Clyde Rabbit (uncleMrs Bugs Bunny (wifePapa Bunny (fatherMama Bunny (motherRugs Bunny John Henry "Doc" Holliday ( August 14, 1852 &ndash November 8, 1887) was an American dentist He also makes a cameo in a "hat shop" sketch featuring Abe Lincoln, and he also makes an even briefer cameo in "The Invasion Song", alongside the hillbilles from the Looney Tunes short "Hillbilly Hare". Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros Animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969 Hillbilly Hare is a 1950 Merrie Melodies cartoon starring Bugs Bunny, produced and released by Warner Bros
- During a D-Day interview with Dwight D. Eisenhower (Whom had been moved to Omaha Beach for the interview), Daffy Duck takes offense to Loud Kiddington's repeated calls to take cover (i. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14 1890 – March 28 1969 was President of the United States from 1953 until 1961 and a five-star general Omaha Beach was the Code name for one of the principal landing points of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings Daffy Duck is an Animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of e. : "DUCK!").
- Elmer Fudd portrays Gutzon Borglum (the man who sculpted Mount Rushmore). Elmer J Fudd is a fictional Cartoon character and one of the most famous Looney Tunes characters (John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum ( March 25, 1867 &ndash March 6, 1941) was an American artist and sculptor famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial, near Keystone, South Dakota, is a monumental Granite sculpture by Gutzon Borglum (1867–1941 located
- Porky Pig and Foghorn Leghorn make a cameo appearance in "The Dawn of Time" (a cow then falls on the latter, ala Earthworm Jim), and in the same sketch, the Tasmanian Devil dons a cow suit to play the role of the Aurochs. Porky Pig is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros This article is about the animated series For the video game series see Earthworm Jim; for the character see Earthworm Jim (character. The Tasmanian Devil, often referred to as "Taz", is an animated cartoon character featured in the Warner Bros The aurochs or urus ( Bos taurus primigenius) was a very large type of cattle that was prevalent in Europe until its Extinction in 1627 Also in that episode, the leprechauns who antagonized Porky in the Chuck Jones short "Wearing of the Grin" made a cameo appearance (although one was miscolored). In Irish mythology, a leprechaun (leipreachán Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones ( September 21, 1912 &ndash February 22, 2002) was an American Animator,
- In "The Wild West", Father Time is shown watching Animaniacs on TV. Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, usually referred to as Animaniacs, is an American animated series, distributed by Warner Bros Also, in "Really Oldies But Goodies", the kids sing to the Animaniacs theme tune when introducing Alexander the Great, and the Pinky and the Brain theme music can be heard during an offscreen mummification, specifically at the point mentioning the removal of the brain. Alexander the Great ( or, Mégas Aléxandros; July 20 356 BC June 10 or June 11 323 BC also known as Alexander III of Macedon (el Ἀλέξανδρος Γ' Pinky and the Brain are Cartoon characters who have starred in the American Animated television series Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs
- An episode spoofs the Justice League with Franklin D. Roosevelt as Batman and Truman, played by Loud Kiddington as Robin. The Justice League sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short is a Fictional DC Comics superhero team. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several Fictional characters appearing in Comic books published by DC Comics, originally Eleanor Roosevelt appeared as Wonder Woman, Winston Churchill as Superman. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (ˈɛlɪnɔr ˈroʊzəvɛlt October 11 1884 &ndash November 7 1962 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC, PC (Can ( 30 November 1874 Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Joseph Stalin appears as the Incredible Hulk even though he is a Marvel character. Joseph Stalin ( ნამდვილი გვარი ჯუღაშვილი|Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili; March 5 1953 was General Secretary of the Communist Party This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc The Freedom League theme has the same tune as the Spider-Man television show theme.
- Superman makes cameo appearances in "The Inventors Hall of Fame - Part 2" and "When Time Collides!" (In the former, his "S" emblem mistakenly has an "F" on it, though one fan commented that it may have been a reference to Freakazoid. Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Freakazoid! is an American Animated television series, produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros )
- The Battle of Yorktown is covered like the Super Bowl, including commentary by John Madden. The Siege of Yorktown or Battle of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington professional American football, the Super Bowl is the Championship game of the National Football League (NFL John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player a former head coach with the Oakland Raiders, a football
- Washington's crossing of the Delaware is told as a poem to the tune of The Night Before Christmas
- In the episode The Russian Revolution Pepper Mills confused Lenin with John Lennon, a famous singer and Beatle, and made a joke about another Beatle, Ringo Starr. Washington's crossing of the Delaware, occurring on December 25, 1776 during the American Revolutionary War, was the first move in a surprise attack against John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Ringo Starr, MBE (born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940 is an English Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Actor Additionally, Karl Marx is portrayed as a lampoon of Groucho Marx.
- A song about William Howard Taft is sung to the tune of the Theme from Shaft. William Howard Taft (September 15 1857 – March 8 1930 was an American politician, the twenty-seventh President of the United States, the tenth Chief Justice Shaft is a 1971 American Blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Parks and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
- The "Communuts" song is a parody of "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It" from Horse Feathers. Horse Feathers ( 1932) was the fourth Marx Brothers Film. It stars the four Marx Brothers Groucho, Chico, Harpo
- A musical number about Theodore Roosevelt and his anti-trust campaign was sung to the theme of Ghostbusters. Theodore Roosevelt (ˈroʊzəvɛlt October 27 1858 January 6 1919 also known as T Zuul redirects here For the videogame see Zool. Ghostbusters (titled on-screen as Ghost Busters) is Roosevelt was depicted as a 'Trust-Buster' (complete with tan flight suit and proton pack) busting various analogies for trusts, including giant piggy banks. The Proton Pack is a fictional piece of nuclear accelerative machinery created by the Ghostbusters. For the song by 50 Cent see Piggy Bank (song. "Money Box" redirects here
- The show's theme music is the march, Manhattan Beach, by John Philip Sousa. John Philip Sousa ( November 6, 1854 &ndash March 6, 1932) was an American Composer and conductor of the late
- Occasionally, the show's theme song is replaced by a parody of the theme song to another television show. Among those are the intros to Saturday Night Live, The Addams Family, The Simpsons and Mr. Ed. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City The Addams Family is an American Television series based on the characters in Charles Addams ' ''New Yorker'' cartoons. Mister Ed is an American television Situation comedy that first aired in syndication on January 5, 1961 to July 2,
- Loud Kiddington once spoofed Green Eggs and Ham with George H. W. Bush. Green Eggs and Ham is a best-selling and critically acclaimed book by Dr George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12 1924 served as the forty-first President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 In this sketch, Loud chases Bush with a plate a broccoli while trying to convince him to eat it (Bush: "I do not like that broccoli, now go away and let me be!").
- In "The Renaissance" episode, Leonardo da Vinci spoofs the 1960s Batman series under the alias "Renaissance Man". Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ( April 15 1452 – May 2 1519 was an Italian Polymath, having been a scientist Mathematician, Engineer Batman is a 1960s American Television series, based on the DC Comic book character of the same name.
- At the end of a sketch debating their existence, King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad opt to retreat, shouting out "Run away!" like in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. King Arthur is a legendary British leader who according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invaders In the Arthurian legend, Sir Lancelot ( Lancelot du Lac, also Launcelot) is one of the Knights of the Round Table. Sir Galahad is a knight of King Arthur 's Round Table and one of the three achievers of the Holy Grail in Arthurian legend. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 film written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python ( Graham Chapman, John Cleese Also, in the Salem Witch Trials sketch in "When America Was Young", the characters paraphrase a portion of the scene from Holy Grail where a woman is accused of being a witch. The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings before local magistrates followed by county court Trials to prosecute people accused of Witchcraft in Essex
- A sketch based on the Boston Tea Party borrows wholesale from the Cheese Shop sketch from an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus. The Boston Tea Party was an act of Direct action protest by the American colonists against the British Government in which they destroyed many Monty Python’s Flying Circus (also known as Flying Circus or during the final series just Monty Python) is a BBC Sketch comedy In this sketch, a British soldier approaches an American running a "tea stand" in front of Boston Harbor, and every time the soldier asks if they have a particular kind of tea, an off-screen splash sound-effect is heard and the American running the "stand" says that they're "out" of it, meaning it has just been dumped into the Harbor.
- In "Return to China", at the end of the Great Wall sketch, when the man freaks out when he sees the kids, he quotes some sayings from Mr. Director from Animaniacs.
- In "The Russian Revolution", Charlie Chaplin makes a brief cameo appearance in the black and white film example as his signature character The Tramp. However, he is holding a bumbershoot instead of a cane. "Parasol" redirects here For other uses see Umbrella (disambiguation, Umbrella (song or Parasol (disambiguation
- In a bit about Lewis and Clark, Clark Kent makes an appearance as Clark, and the character of Lewis is modeled after comedian Jerry Lewis. Clark Joseph Kent (middle name is also Jerome according to some versions is a Fictional character created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American Comedian, award-winning actor producer writer and director best-known for his slapstick In the same episode, the film Deliverance is also parodied. Deliverance is a 1972 Warner Bros motion picture drama directed by John Boorman.
- In "The American Revolution of Abe Lincoln," Abraham Lincoln spoofs the show Seinfield called Abe-Feld with Allan Pinkerton as Cosmo Kramer, George B. McClellan as George Costanza, and Jefferson Davis as Newman. Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 &ndash April 15 1865 the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal Seinfeld is an American Situation comedy, or sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5 1989 to May 14 1998 lasting nine seasons Allan Pinkerton (25 August 1819 &ndash 1 July 1884 was a Scottish Detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton Agency, the first Cosmo Kramer is a character on the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998 played by Michael Richards. George Brinton McClellan ( December 3 1826 October 29 1885) was a major general during the American Civil War. George Louis Costanza is a Fictional character in the United States -based television sitcom Seinfeld (1989&ndash1998 Jefferson Finis Davis ( June 3, 1808 &ndash December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Newman is a Recurring character on the Television show Seinfeld, played by Wayne Knight from 1991 until the show's finale in 1998
- In "Hooray for Presidents", the song about Bill Clinton and how he became president was to the theme of The Beverly Hillbillies (Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton also appeared). William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States The Beverly Hillbillies is an American Television series about a Hillbilly family transplanted to Beverly Hills California after finding Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26 1947 is the junior United States Senator from Chelsea Victoria Clinton (born February 27 1980 is the daughter and only child of former U In the same episode, there was a sketch about the Lincoln Bedroom that had several celebrity cameos from Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Bill Cosby, Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, Christopher Walken, Clint Eastwood, Ted Turner, and Bill Clinton. The Lincoln Bedroom is located on the second floor of the White House, part of a guest suite of rooms that includes the Lincoln Sitting Room. A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention For the "brief appearance" see Cameo appearance. For the "chemical emergency software" see Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (Hon (born December 18 1946 is an American Film director, Screenwriter and producer. Barbra Streisand (ˈstraɪsænd "STRY-sand" born April 24 1942 is an American Singer, Film and Theatre Actress William Henry Cosby Jr (born July 12 1937 is an American Comedian, Actor, Author, Television producer and Activist. Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9 1956 is an two-time Academy award and Emmy winning American Film actor, director Forrest Gump is a 1994 Comedy film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom and the name of the title character Christopher Walken (born March 31 1943 is an American Film and Theatre Actor. Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr (born May 31 1930 is a four-time Academy Award winning American Actor and Filmmaker. Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American Media proprietor and philanthropist.
- The episode "General Sherman's Campsite" is a parody of Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Pee-wee's Playhouse is a Children's television program starring Paul Reubens as the child-like Pee-wee Herman.
- Larry King Live was spoofed as Barry Ding Live, complete with appearances by Kato Kaelin. Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. Brian Gerard "Kato" Kaelin (born March 9 1959 is the one-time house guest of O
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