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City Slickers (1991 Film)
City Slickers
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Released by Paramount Pictures on June 7, 1991.

Produced by
Castle Rock Entertainment

Directed by
Ron Underwood

Screenplay by
Lowell Ganz
Babaloo Mandel

Music
Marc Shaiman

Cast
Billy Crystal as Mitch Robbins
Daniel Stern as Phil Berquist
Bruno Kirby as Ed Furillo
Patricia Wettig as Barbara Robbins
Helen Slater as Bonnie Rayburn
Jack Palance as Curly Washburn
Noble Willingham as Clay Stone
Tracey Walter as Cookie
Jeffrey Tambor as Lou
Josh Mostel as Barry Shalowitz
David Paymer as Ira Shalowitz
Bill Henderson as Dr. Ben Jessup
Phill Lewis as Dr. Steve Jessup
Kyle Secor as Jeff
Dean Hallo as T.R.
Karla Tamburrelli as Arlene Berquist
Yeardley Smith as Nancy
Robert Costanzo as Sal Morelli
Walker Brandt as Kim Furillo
Molly McClure as Millie Stone
Jane Alden as Mrs. Green
Lindsay Crystal as Holly Robbins
Jake Gyllenhaal as Danny Robbins
Danielle Harris as Classroom student
Eddie Palmer as Classroom student
Howard Honig as Skycap
Fred Maio as Doctor
Jayne Meadows as the voice of Mitch's mother
Alan Charof as the voice of Mitch's father​
 
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991 Film)
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
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Released by Hollywood Pictures on June 7, 1991.

Produced by
HBO Films

Directed by
Stephen Herek

Screenplay by
Neil Landau
Tara Ison

Music by
David Newman

Cast
Christina Applegate as Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell
Joanna Cassidy as Rose Lindsey
John Getz as Gus Brandon
Keith Coogan as Kenneth "Kenny" Crandell
Josh Charles as Bryan
Concetta Tomei as Mrs. Crandell
David Duchovny as Bruce
Kimmy Robertson as Cathy Henderson
Jayne Brook as Carolyn
Eda Reiss Merin as Mrs. Sturak
Robert Hy Gorman as Walter Crandell
Danielle Harris as Melissa Crandell
Christopher Pettiet as Zach Crandell
Jeff Bollow as Mole
Michael Kopelow as Hellhound
Dan Castellaneta (voice) as Animated Mrs. Sturak​
 
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
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Released by Hollywood Pictures on June 7, 1991.

Produced by
HBO Films

Directed by
Stephen Herek

Screenplay by
Neil Landau
Tara Ison

Music by
David Newman

Cast
Christina Applegate as Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell
Joanna Cassidy as Rose Lindsey
John Getz as Gus Brandon
Keith Coogan as Kenneth "Kenny" Crandell
Josh Charles as Bryan
Concetta Tomei as Mrs. Crandell
David Duchovny as Bruce
Kimmy Robertson as Cathy Henderson
Jayne Brook as Carolyn
Eda Reiss Merin as Mrs. Sturak
Robert Hy Gorman as Walter Crandell
Danielle Harris as Melissa Crandell
Christopher Pettiet as Zach Crandell
Jeff Bollow as Mole
Michael Kopelow as Hellhound
Dan Castellaneta (voice) as Animated Mrs. Sturak​
Wait. This is a real movie? I thought that was a joke Animaniacs made to show how desperate the company has become as of the pilot short!
 
Notable MAD Magazine parodies as of 1991
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What, me worry?

Notable MAD Magazine parodies as of 1991
Tales Calculated to Drive You MAD (1952-55)
Superduperman
Bat Boy and Rubin
Ping Pong
Howdy Dooit
Mickey Rodent

MAD Magazine
(1955-present)
The Misadventures of Dim-Dim (June 1960; parody of the Famous Studios/Belvision collab of Tintin which aired on ABC in 1959)
Asterisk (June 1969; Parody of Asterix)
Errant Epiphany (March 1970; Parody of the original Karen Sympathy)
Malice in Blunderland (April 1970; Parody of the 1969 version of Alice in Wonderland)
Rancid and Dreadful (April 1972; Parody of the 1971 version of Hansel and Gretel)
Raunchy Dreck (July 1975; Parody of the infamous Nancy Drew animated series)
Star Roars (January 1978)
Messy (August 1979; Parody of Nessie)
Zero Mirth (January 1980; Parody of Xenomorph)
The Empire Strikes Out (February 1981)
Cap'n 'Murica (January 1982)
QT: The Quasi-Territorial (January 1983)
The Creep and the Gobbler (April 1983; Parody of The Thief and the Cobbler)
Uru-Sigh Yecch-sura (January 1984; A parody of Urusei Yatsura complete with Alfred E. Neuman as Ataru on the cover)
Schmuck's Landfill (February 1984; Parody of Huck's Landing)
Muddy Mouse: The New Atrocities (February 1988; Parody of Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures)
Buried with Children (June 1988; Parody of Married...with Children)
Butt Man (August 1989; Parody of the 1989 Batman film)
The Scourge Fibber Program (November 1990; Parody of the Sky Channel America series George Liquor)
Teen Rage Moolah Nitwit Turtles (January 1991; Parody of the 1990 TMNT film)​
 
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101073144-MAD-Magazine-Alfred-E-Neuman-Norman-Mingo_r.jpg

What, me worry?

Notable MAD Magazine parodies as of 1991
Tales Calculated to Drive You MAD (1952-55)
Superduperman
Bat Boy and Rubin
Ping Pong
Howdy Dooit
Mickey Rodent

MAD Magazine
(1955-present)
The Misadventures of Dim-Dim (June 1960; parody of the Famous Studios/Belvision collab of Tintin which aired on ABC in 1959)
Asterisk (June 1969; Parody of Asterix)
Errant Epiphany (March 1970; Parody of the original Karen Sympathy)
Malice in Blunderland (April 1970; Parody of the 1969 version of Alice in Wonderland)
Rancid and Dreadful (April 1972; Parody of the 1971 version of Hansel and Gretel)
Raunchy Dreck (July 1975; Parody of the infamous Nancy Drew animated series)
Star Roars (January 1978)
Messy (August 1979; Parody of Nessie)
Zero Mirth (January 1980; Parody of Xenomorph)
The Empire Strikes Out (February 1981)
Cap'n 'Murica (January 1982)
QT: The Quasi-Territorial (January 1983)
The Creep and the Gobbler (April 1983; Parody of The Thief and the Cobbler)
Uru-Sigh Yecch-sura (January 1984; A parody of Urusei Yatsura complete with Alfred E. Neuman as Ataru on the cover)
Schmuck's Landfill (February 1984; Parody of Huck's Landing)
Muddy Mouse: The New Atrocities (February 1988; Parody of Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures)
Buried with Children (June 1988; Parody of Married...with Children)
Butt Man (August 1989; Parody of the 1989 Batman film)
The Scourge Fibber Program (November 1990; Parody of the Sky Channel America series George Liquor)
Teen Rage Moolah Nitwit Turtles (January 1991; Parody of the 1990 TMNT film)​
Will Batman forever be a thing under Columbia pictures
 
Quick question. Has Disney tasked Marvel with translating the manga their anime dubs are based on at any point? I'm genuinely curious about this.
 
I feel like Sky Channel America is going to be rebranded in 3.........2.....1.
I'd presume Warner Freeform is running the entire Merv Griffin Enterprises back-catalog, essentially turning it into an early GSN.
Warner Freeform is probably also running the post-1950 Warner Bros. cartoon catalog.
(Game shows and Looney Tunes, why does that sound like the kind of network that I would spend many a sick day, summer day, or weekend watching.)
 
There was a famous comedy writer named Bob Elliott. He had a popular radio show named Bob & Ray. He was the father of SNL's Chris Elliott. Chris was in Groundhog Day. Would it be possible (even though this question is a few years premature) for Bob Elliott to have a cameo in Groundhog Day?
 
Warner Freeform is probably also running the post-1950 Warner Bros. cartoon catalog.
(Game shows and Looney Tunes, why does that sound like the kind of network that I would spend many a sick day, summer day, or weekend watching.)
Don't forget classic episodes of Speed Racer and Marine Boy, plus a whole lot of movies.
 
Quick question. Has Disney tasked Marvel with translating the manga their anime dubs are based on at any point? I'm genuinely curious about this.

The first manga translation was Candy Candy under the Harvey imprint in 1980. The Urusei Yatsura manga has been translated by Marvel since 1985.

I feel like Sky Channel America is going to be rebranded in 3.........2.....1.
I'd presume Warner Freeform is running the entire Merv Griffin Enterprises back-catalog, essentially turning it into an early GSN.
Warner Freeform is probably also running the post-1950 Warner Bros. cartoon catalog.
(Game shows and Looney Tunes, why does that sound like the kind of network that I would spend many a sick day, summer day, or weekend watching.)

And let's not forget that future episodes of Wheel and Jeopardy! will be taped on the Warner backlot.

There was a famous comedy writer named Bob Elliott. He had a popular radio show named Bob & Ray. He was the father of SNL's Chris Elliott. Chris was in Groundhog Day. Would it be possible (even though this question is a few years premature) for Bob Elliott to have a cameo in Groundhog Day?
Groundhog Day comes out in '93 so yeah.

And one more thing, Ranma 1/2 will be the last Fox anime dub to feature the classic closing logo:

And the first to feature a new CGI logo:
 
The first manga translation was Candy Candy under the Harvey imprint in 1980. The Urusei Yatsura manga has been translated by Marvel since 1985.



And let's not forget that future episodes of Wheel and Jeopardy! will be taped on the Warner backlot.


Groundhog Day comes out in '93 so yeah.

And one more thing, Ranma 1/2 will be the last Fox anime dub to feature the classic closing logo:

And the first to feature a new CGI logo:
Did you get my idea for the riddler @OldNavy1988
 
The first manga translation was Candy Candy under the Harvey imprint in 1980. The Urusei Yatsura manga has been translated by Marvel since 1985.

And one more thing, Ranma 1/2 will be the last Fox anime dub to feature the classic closing logo:
And the first to feature a new CGI logo:
1: In other words, they've tasked both Marvel and Harvey with this accomplishment? That's perfect!
2: Bridging the gap between old and new. Very nice.
3: What was Warner Freeform's launch day like?
 
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