The Wacky World of Tex Avery

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The Wacky World of Tex Avery
Le Monde fou de Tex Avery
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GenreComedy
Slapstick
Created byRobby London
Voices ofBilly West
Kathleen Barr
Ian James Corlett
Lee Tockar
Cree Summer
Terry Klassen
Maurice LaMarche
Alec Willows
Phil Hayes
Scott McNeil
Narrated byMaurice LaMarche
Opening theme"The Wacky World of Tex Avery" (to the tune of Infernal Galop from Orpheus in the Underworld)
Ending theme"The Wacky World of Tex Avery" (Instrumental)
Country of originFrance
Canada
United States
Original language(s)French
English
No. of episodes65 (195 segments)
Production
Executive producer(s)Andy Heyward
Running time22 minutes (7 minutes for each segment)
Production company(s)Les Studios Tex SARL
Telcima SA
DIC Productions L.P.
Milimetros
DistributorThe Program Exchange (United States)
Buena Vista International Television (Internationally)
Release
Original networkM6 (France)
First-run syndication (United States)
Picture format4:3
Audio formatDolby Surround
First shown inFrance
Original releaseSeptember 3 (1997-09-03) –
December 26, 1997 (1997-12-26)

The Wacky World of Tex Avery (French: Le Monde fou de Tex Avery) is a French–Canadian–American animated comedy television series created by Robby London and co-produced by DIC Productions L.P., Les Studios Tex SARL, Milimetros, M6 Métropole Télévision and Telcima SA.[1][2]

The series was named after Tex Avery, a cartoonist who is known for his work at Warner Bros. and MGM. The creator describes the show as "homage to the brilliant, hilarious and groundbreaking animator Tex Avery and the wonderful squash-and-stretch cartoons of his era".[3] The series was first broadcast on French channel M6 on September 3, 1997, followed on by its broadcast in the United States on September 29th, through syndication where it mainly aired on Fox and UPN stations at the time.

Segments[edit]

The show contains the following short series:[3]

Tex Avery[edit]

The cartoon stars a goat-riding cowboy named Tex Avery[2] (voiced by Billy West) who saves the day and his girl Chastity Knott (voiced by Kathleen Barr) from his outlaw nemesis Sagebrush Sid (voiced by Billy West). Based on Bob Clampett's (a fellow animator at Warner Bros Studios in the 1930s) "Red Hot Ryder" from "Buckaroo Bugs" (WB 1944).

Freddy the Fly[edit]

An obnoxious and uncultured fly named Freddy (voiced by Billy West) bugs an obese, lazy & exceedingly short-tempered billionaire named Amanda Banshee (voiced by Scott McNeil), whose continuous excessive attempts to get rid of him often involve the most extreme of ways. Freddy is loosely based on both one of Tex Avery's earlier characters, Homer the Homeless Flea from "What Price Fleadom" (MGM 1948) and comedian Red Skelton's character, Freddy the Freeloader.[1]

Power Pooch[edit]

A normal dog (voiced by Phil Hayes) gained superpowers after licking a superhero's shoe and became a superhero himself, albeit an incompetent one. Along with his blue cat sidekick Little Buddy (voiced by Lee Tockar), Power Pooch fights the crime in his town which usually involved him fighting Dr. Hydrant (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) and his bone-shaped henchman Boney. He is said to be based on Underdog (created by W. Watts Biggers and Joe Harris for Total Television, 1964), though the character he was based on wasn't created by Tex Avery.

Maurice & Mooch[edit]

Maurice the Chicken (voiced by Terry Klassen) outwits Mooch the Fox (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) who constantly tries to eat him. Maurice is based on the canary character from "King-Size Canary", and acts rather like the pig boy in "One Ham's Family".

Genghis and Khannie[edit]

Genghis the lion (voiced by Lee Tockar) is a warlord who leads his barbarian army across the world to conquer in the name of his Emperor (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) and meets a female panda cub named Khannie (voiced by Cree Summer) who tends to ruin his conquering plans through her innocent behaviour. A play on the name Genghis Khan. Genghis is based on the lion from "Slap Happy Lion" (MGM 1947) with his voice modeled after Sean Connery and Khannie's mannerisms were influenced from Shirley Temple.[1]

Einstone[edit]

The cartoon stars the brilliant caveman Ughbert Einstone (voiced by Ian James Corlett) who is the world's first inventor. He tries to teach the other cave people how to be civilized with his inventions. A play on the name Einstein. Loosely based on Tex Avery's "The First Bad Man" (1955 MGM).

Pompeii Pete[edit]

Pete (voiced by Ian James Corlett) is a short bumbling Roman centurion from Pompeii who was buried in lava from the Volcanic eruption and 2,000 years later breaks free from his preserved state to live in the modern world. His over-interpretive behavior annoys a man named Dan (voiced by Alec Willows).

Cast[edit]

Development[edit]

In October 1995, DIC Productions L.P. announced they would be opening an animation office in France in partnership with Hampster Productions (which at the time, was 33% minority-owned by DIC's majority owner Capital Cities/ABC), and that their first project would be called Tex Avery Theater. DIC also announced that they had acquired the rights to use Avery’s name and likeness through his estate in order to produce the series. The package of 195 seven-minute cartoons would have been made available starting in October 1996.[4] In March 1997, the studio was opened up and was named Les Studios Tex, which DIC was a shareholder in.[5] with DIC confirming they would be launching the show as The Wacky World of Tex Avery in syndication in the Fall of that year. [6][7] A logo of the studio that appears after the end credits of Archie's Weird Mysteries, shows an early design of Tex Avery that was scrapped, with a blue arc hat, while riding a horse.

VHS/DVD releases and current-day syndication[edit]

France[edit]

In July 2003, TF1 Video through the TF! Video label released a 2-DVD boxset of the series, which contained 48 cartoons (24 cartoons each). Another boxset was released in January 2004, containing 64 cartoons (32 cartoons each).

In April 2011, AV Video released a boxset containing the first 24 episodes, with 72 cartoons all on the 3 DVDs.

United States[edit]

In 2003, Sterling Entertainment released three VHSs/DVDs of the series titled Power Pooch to the Rescue, Pompeii Pete in the 21st Century and Tex Rides Again, each containing nine cartoons from their respective segments. On the DVD versions, three bonus cartoons are featured with other characters from the show, like Freddy the Fly. The Tex Avery and Pompeii Pete DVDs were re-released in 2007 by NCircle Entertainment.

On February 19, 2013, Mill Creek Entertainment released The Wacky World of Tex Avery- Volume 1 on DVD in Region 1 for the first time.[8] The four-disc set features the first 40 episodes of the series. It is unknown whether the rest of the episodes will be released on another DVD.

In 2010, the program was a part of the weekday morning Cookie Jar Toons programming block for the digital subchannel This TV network. The show was removed from the lineup on September 26, 2011.

Most episodes of the show were aired on Hulu and Jaroo.com.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date [9]
1"Tex Avery: Rodeo, Rodeo, Where for Art Thou Rodeo?/Pompeii Pete: The Dis-Orderly/Einstone: A Bird in the Brain Is Worth Two in the Bush"September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
Rodeo, Rodeo, Where for Art Thou Rodeo: Tex and Sagebrush Sid compete with each other to become rodeo clowns at Miss Chastity's rodeo.
The Dis-Orderly: Dan fakes injury to get room and board in a hospital, but has the unfortunate luck of Pompeii Pete being assigned as his orderly.
A Bird in the Brain Is Worth Two in the Bush: Einstone tries to help his Neanderthal contemporaries to get a giant egg for breakfast.
2"Tex Avery: The Not-So-Great Train Robbery/Genghis & Khannie: Humpty Dumpty Had A Great Wall/Freddy the Fly: Marital Blitz"September 30, 1997 (1997-09-30)
The Not-So-Great Train Robbery: Sagebrush Sid's attempts to rob a train carrying gold are continuously thwarted by Tex, who was assigned to guard the gold.
Humpty Dumpty Had A Great Wall: Mighty Genghis' attempts to get over the Great Wall of China are repeatedly thwarted by Khannie (who innocently believes he wants to play).
Marital Blitz: Freddy invites himself to the wedding of Sabrina Holmes and Philip Fenton, and predictably causes Amanda Banshee to inadvertently interrupt the ceremony.
3"Tex Avery: Cabin Fever/Freddy the Fly: Cruisin' For A Bruisin'/Maurice & Mooch: Breakfast In Bedlam"October 1, 1997 (1997-10-01)
Cabin Fever: In the cold winderness, Tex fights to reclaim a cabin from Sagebrush Sid, though both are unaware that it actually belongs to Miss Chastity.
Crusin' For A Bruisin': Freddy disrupts a dinner on a cruise ship which Amanda Banshee causes to sink in her attempts to get rid of him.
Breakfast In Bedlam: While Maurice prepares breakfast in bed for his parents, Mooch makes an attempt to make breakfast of him.
4"Tex Avery: Bottleneck Bear/Maurice & Mooch: Sitter Jitters/Freddy the Fly: Flychiatry"October 2, 1997 (1997-10-02)
Bottleneck Bear: Cutting through a mountain pass on his way to see Miss Chastity, Tex first has to deal with a savage bear.
Sitter Jitters: While Maurice's parents are out for the evening, Mooch pretends to be a babysitter so he can get at Maurice.
Flychiatry: After a recent incursion with Freddy lands her in a sanitorium, Amanda Banshee is convinced by a psychiatrist he doesn't exist.
5"Pompeii Pete: Driving Mr. Dan/Genghis & Khannie: Who Kilt The Conqueror?/Einstone: Saur Loser"October 3, 1997 (1997-10-03)
Driving Mr. Dan: Dan's drive to the airport becomes complicated by the fact his chauffeur has been replaced by Pompeii Pete.
Who Kilt The Conquerer?: Genghis' attempts to seize a seemingly undefended castle to complete his conquest of Scotland are halted by MacKhannie's playful behaviour.
Saur Loser: After they are terrorized by a vicious T.rex, Einstone and the Neanderthals invent various methods to try and catch it.
6"Tex Avery: Mine, Mine, Mine/Pompeii Pete: Stupe De Jour/Maurice & Mooch: Teacher's Pest"October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
Mine, Mine, Mine: Sagebrush Sid tries various ways to get rid of his partner Tex to have their gold mine all to himself after learning one of them will inherit it if the other passes on.
Stupe De Jour: After firing his assistant from his cookery show, Dan De Jour gets a replacement in Pompeii Pete, who might cause his ratings to plummet.
Teacher's Pest: Mooch is in for a rather hard lesson when he attempts to eat Maurice on the chicken's first day of school.
7"Freddy the Fly: Silence Of The Lames/Genghis & Khannie: Aloha Oy/Maurice & Mooch: Black and Blue Belt"October 5, 1997 (1997-10-05)
Silence Of The Lames: Freddy makes Amanda Banshee's volunteer job at a library more noisy than she intends to make it.
Aloha Oy: Genghis tries to conquer the islands of Hawaii, but Khannie stands in his way as usual.
Black and Blue Belt: Maurice faces off with Mooch (who tries to pose as Maurice's kung-fu teacher) in a no-holds barred kung-fu lesson.
8"Power Pooch: Cat Scratch Fervor/Freddy the Fly: Say Goodnight, Freddy/Pompeii Pete: Quiet Please"October 6, 1997 (1997-10-06)
Cat Scratch Fervor: Power Pooch fights against a cat who has powered himself up with P.P.'s Power Shoe.
Say Goodnight, Freddy: Kept up by Amanda Banshee's snoring at night, Freddy decides to disrupt her sleep as much as he can.
Quiet Please: After checking himself in at a hotel, Dan's sleep gets constantly disrupted by bellboy Pompeii Pete.
9"Freddy the Fly: Tell Tale Fly/Maurice & Mooch: True Or False Alarm/Power Pooch: SSSpeed"October 7, 1997 (1997-10-07)
Tell Tale Fly: After seemingly killing Freddy once and for all, Amanda Banshee ends up being haunted by his ghost.
True Or False Alarm: When Maurice visits a fire house to volunteer as a firefighter, Mooch poses as a fireman himself to try and fire roast him.
SSSpeed: Power Pooch mistakes a crash test bus full of dummies for a driverless bus full of citizens which he ends up sending on a wild ride.
10"Genghis & Khannie: Greek A-Boo/Pompeii Pete: Toothpaste Pete/Einstone: Cave Improvement"October 8, 1997 (1997-10-08)
Greek A-Boo: Attempting to conquer Ancient Greece, Genghis' attempts to sneak into the Athenian Palace get thwarted by Khannie.
Toothpaste Pete: When thief Dan enters a dentist's clinic to hide from the authorities, he ends up losing his teeth when Pompeii Pete gets to work on them.
Cave Improvement: Einstone tries to teach the Neanderthals about home improvements when their cave roof springs a leak.
11"Tex Avery: A Man Called Horsey/Einstone: Neanderthal Mom/Maurice & Mooch: Toy Store Story"October 9, 1997 (1997-10-09)
A Man Called Horsey: Tex arrives in a town where horses rule the roost (the horses had forced people to switch places after Sagebrush Sid's horse got fed up with the abuse he took as they were being chased by a posse).
Neanderthal Mom: When Einstone's cave mother comes to stay, he tries to cosmetically change her appearance so she can move in with someone else.
Toy Store Story: Mooch tries to get at Maurice when the young chicken makes a visit to a toy store.
12"Tex Avery: Disasterpiece Theater/Genghis & Khannie: You Take The High Road/Einstone: Caveman and Wife"October 10, 1997 (1997-10-10)
Disasterpiece Theater: Fed up with their stereotypical routines, Miss Chastity forces Tex and Sagebrush Sid to partake in a classy English story.
You Take The High Road: After Genghis succeeds in conquering Ancient Egypt, he finds his reign as pharaoh threatened by the Princess of Cairo, who happens to be Khannie.
Caveman and Wife: Einstone competes with a hunky caveman over a beautiful cavewoman to see if he can woo her with brains rather than brawn.
13"Genghis & Khannie: What's Yours Is Mayan/Einstone: Wish Upon A Star Traveler/Freddy the Fly: Mile High Fly"October 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)
What's Yours Is Mayan: In search of the Mayan's gold hoping to conquer the Mayan empire, Genghis learns he must make a sacrifice to a nearby volcano, unless that sacrifice is Khannie.
Wish Upon A Star Traveller: After an alien ship lands, Einstone and the Neanderthals are put through a series of tests to determine which of them will be worthy to go with the aliens.
Mile High Fly: After failing to rid herself of Freddy again, Amanda Banshee decides to make a growth spray believing she can get rid of him if he's bigger.
14"Pompeii Pete: Gangster Rip/Genghis & Khannie: Himalaya Down and Die/Einstone: The Ugh-Lympic Games"October 12, 1997 (1997-10-12)
Gangster Rip: Gangster Danny Boy (Dan) is charged by his boss with teaching his nephew the business, but unfortunately mistakes travelling encyclopaedia salesman Pompeii Pete for said nephew.
Himalaya Down and Die: In search of the city of Shangri-La, Genghis hires a guide to show him the way, but the guide happens to be Khannie.
The Ugh-Lympic Games: To settle a dispute between the Neanderthals and a group of apes, Einstone comes up with a prehistoric version of the Olympics.
15"Einstone: Out Of Shape Out Of Mind/Genghis & Khannie: Pain In The Rain Forest/Power Pooch: Bank You Very Much"October 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
Out Of Shape Out Of Mind: After they fail on a hunt, Einstone puts the Neanderthals through an extensive exercise routine so they can hunt better.
Pain In The Rain Forest: Genghis' attempts to conquer the tribes of the Amazon repeatedly fall afoul of Khannie, and the local wildlife.
Bank You Very Much: Power Pooch tries to bring a pair bank robbers to justice, but the police lieutenant insists that the dog-brained hero stays out of it.
16"Tex Avery: Virtual Tex/Maurice & Mooch: Chicken Scouts/Pompeii Pete: Pompeii Away"October 14, 1997 (1997-10-14)
Virtual Tex: Tex takes part in an interactive adventure where the audience's choices determine good or bad outcomes, but someone (Sagebrush Sid) seems to be rigging the votes to the bad ones.
Chicken Scouts: Believing he can get a four-for-one, including Maurice, Mooch poses as the Chicken Scouts' scoutmaster.
Pompeii Away: After accidentally being cast away from a cruise, Dan ends up on a desert island with shipmate Pompeii Pete, who's insistent on giving him a coconut drink.
17"Tex Avery: Tex-Babies/Pompeii Pete: Gunga Dan/Einstone: Is There A Doctor in the Cave?"October 15, 1997 (1997-10-15)
Tex-Babies: Tex and Sagebrush Sid remember their life stories from before they were born after Miss Chastity calls them out on their constant fighting.
Gunga Dan: In India, hunter Dan searches for a rare white tiger, but his hired cleaner Pompeii Pete may ruin his chances.
Is There A Doctor in the Cave?: After a Neanderthal catches a cold, Einstone decides to teach them a lesson in healthcare.
18"Tex Avery: Ever Herd of Cows?/Power Pooch: The Return of Dr. Hydrant/Freddy the Fly: Fortunate Fly"October 16, 1997 (1997-10-16)
Ever Herd of Cows: Tex decides to keep a cow to start a herd, but Sagebrush Sid tries to rustle it.
The Return of Dr. Hydrant: Power Pooch's enemy Dr. Hydrant kidnaps Little Buddy so that he can get rid of his simple-minded adversary once and for all.
Fortunate Fly: To try and improve her luck at a casino, Amanda Banshee is given a fly on her skin. Unfortunately for her, said fly happens to be Freddy.
19"Tex Avery: Not Even a Sporting Chance/Freddy the Fly: Fat Chance/Power Pooch: La Misery"October 17, 1997 (1997-10-17)
Not Even A Sporting Chance: Tex defends his fort against Sagebrush Sid's attempts to capture it for himself.
Fat Chance: Amanda Banshee is put on a tough exercise routine, made even tougher not so much by being made not to eat as by Freddy's interventions.
La Misery: Power Pooch and Little Buddy try to bodyguard Miss Lotsacash from robbery, but get more than they bargained for when her very poor hearing prevents them from getting the message through.
20"Pompeii Pete: Caddy Whack/Power Pooch: Mutts Attacks!/Genghis & Khannie: Dances On Lions"October 18, 1997 (1997-10-18)
Caddy Whack: Doctor Dan's golf game may go over par when his caddy happens to be Pompeii Pete.
Mutts Attacks!: Power Pooch and Little Buddy take on a pair of aliens, unaware that the aliens inexplicably don't mean any harm.
Dances On Lions: Genghis tries to conquer a Native American tribe, but finds himself halted by Khannie and her tribe's chief.
21"Tex Avery: Wish I Canoe You/Freddy the Fly: Bug To The Future/Maurice & Mooch: Yes, We Have No Electricity"October 19, 1997 (1997-10-19)
Wish I Canoe You: Tex races across white river rapids to rescue Miss Chastity from Sagebrush Sid who wants to marry her just to get a kiss.
Bug To The Future: Freddy accidently becomes frozen in a freezer and wakes up in the distant future where he bugs a seemingly non-violent descendant of Amanda Banshee.
Yes, We Have No Electricity: When the power goes out in Maurice's house, Mooch decides to take advantage of the situation to try and eat Maurice.
22"Freddy the Fly: Fly Incarnation/Power Pooch: Power Puppy/Maurice & Mooch: The One That Didn't Get Away"October 20, 1997 (1997-10-20)
Fly Incarnation: Amanda Banshee is led to believe that Freddy is in fact a reincarnation of her departed brother
Power Puppy: Power Pooch is subjected to an age-regressing whistle as part of Dr. Hydrant's plan to re-educate him.
The One That Didn't Get Away: Mooch intends to catch himself some dinner when Maurice tries to catch a big fish for a competition.
23"Tex Avery: Fat and Fatter/Freddy the Fly: Cake Me a Bake/Pompeii Pete: Count Danula"October 21, 1997 (1997-10-21)
Fat and Fatter: Seeing Miss Chastity going out with a fat man, Tex and Sagebrush Sid try fattening themselves up as much as they can.
Cake Me A Bake: Amanda Banshee makes a cake for a fundraising sale, though Freddy may decide on having it for himself
Count Danula: Count Danula is set on acquiring blood for his family but his victim, travelling pizza chef Pompeii Pete, inadvertently thwarts him every time.
24"Maurice & Mooch: The Toothless Fairy/Genghis & Khannie: A No Etiquette Barbarian In King Arthur's Court/Einstone: Look Who's Ughing"October 22, 1997 (1997-10-22)
The Toothless Fairy: Mooch disguises himself as a tooth fairy so he can sink his own teeth into Maurice.
A No Etiquette Barbarian In King Arthur's Court: After Genghis conquers Camelot and Khannie draws Excalibur from the stone, they face each other in a joust for the sword.
Look Who's Ughing: Einstone tries to teach a Neanderthal who has been left babysitting his son about proper childcare.
25"Tex Avery: Pony Distress/Freddy the Fly: My Fair Freddy/Pompeii Pete: Re Pete Customer"October 23, 1997 (1997-10-23)
Pony Distress: Tex works as a Pony Express rider, but Sagebrush Sid is determined to get at his mail.
My Fair Freddy: While preparing for a charity ball, Amanda Banshee has Freddy sent off to a finishing school, but when he comes back cultured, he turns out to be worse than before.
Re Pete Customer: Reggae star Dan, or rather "The Artist Formerly Known As Dan", is in for more than a short back and sides when he mistakes Pompeii Pete (who was remodelling the salon) for a top hairstylist.
26"Einstone: A Hunting We Won't Go/Pompeii Pete: Top Gun Shy/Power Pooch: Sidekicked"October 24, 1997 (1997-10-24)
A Hunting We Won't Go: After seeing the Neanderthals eat a giant rock, Einstone decides to educate them in proper dinner manners.
Top Gun Shy: Lieutenant Dan's patience is tested when he mistakes swab Pompeii Pete for his new pilot.
Sidekicked: Dr. Hydrant uses a robotic version of Power Pooch's sidekick Little Buddy to try and steal the Power Shoe.
27"Freddy the Fly: The President's Fly/Power Pooch: The Long-Awaited Evil Twin Episode/Genghis & Khannie: Donkey Conqueror"October 25, 1997 (1997-10-25)
The President's Fly: Amanda Banshee attends a peace treaty signing with Garbawjia at the White House, but also finds that Freddy is the President's First Fly.
The Long-Awaited Evil Twin Episode: Through a freak accident whilst Power Pooch powers himself up, an evil duplicate of himself is born which he must do battle with.
Donkey Conqueror: While trying to conquer Thailand, Genghis meets his match in the form of Khannie's giant gorilla bodyguard Donkey Conquerer.
28"Power Pooch: Wrapped Up In His Work/Einstone: Cyrano De Burg-A-Rock Head/Pompeii Pete: Terminal Veloci-Pete"October 26, 1997 (1997-10-26)
Wrapped Up In His Work: Power Pooch mistakes an Egyptian mummy for a bandaged person in need of medical assistance.
Cryano De Burg-A-Rock Head: When a Neanderthal falls in love, Einstone tries to help him turn on the charm to win the apple of his eye over.
Terminal Veloci-Pete: Skydiving teacher Jumpin' Dan Flash may lose his mind when deliveryman Pompeii Pete repeatedly asks him for payment on a delivery.
29"Tex Avery: Up a Tree Without a Paddle/Pompeii Pete: Mechanically Declined/Power Pooch: Power Pooch No More"October 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
Up A Tree Without A Paddle: Tex must protect his mountain forest from being cut down by Sid Bunyan (Sagebrush Sid).
Mechanically Declined: When Dan's freshly cleaned car breaks down, he's in for more than a tune up from Pompeii Pete's lack of mechanical know-how.
Power Pooch No More: After believing he has killed Little Buddy, Power Pooch goes to a monastery to become a monk but ends up turning them into mad monks.
30"Tex Avery: Water You Gonna Do?/Maurice & Mooch: Run For Your Lifeguard!/Power Pooch: A Shoe Thing!"October 28, 1997 (1997-10-28)
Water You Gonna Do: In search of water after losing his way, Tex finds himself a target for a hungry vulture.
Run For Your Lifeguard!: Mooch passes himself off as a beach lifeguard in another attempt to eat Maurice.
A Shoe Thing!: After Little Buddy accidentally powers himself up with Power Pooch's Power Shoe, he must help his hero to stop a meteor heading for Earth (which P.P. had set on a collision course).
31"Freddy the Fly: Tallywho?/Maurice & Mooch: The Eggstra Terrestrial/Pompeii Pete: Double O Scussi"October 29, 1997 (1997-10-29)
Tallywho?: On a recreational fox-hunt involving her servants, Amanda Banshee finds another target in Freddy when he disrupts the hunt.
The Eggstra Terrestrial: Mooch disguises himself as an alien to try and eat Maurice again.
Double O Scussi: Janitor Pompeii Pete is mistaken for a spy by Dr. Danfeld, whose cat ends up bearing the brunt of his owner's attempts on Pete's life.
32"Tex Avery: Stagecoach Tex/Freddy the Fly: Bored Of The Flies/Maurice & Mooch: Slaphappy Birthday"October 30, 1997 (1997-10-30)
Stagecoach Tex: Stagecoach drivers Tex and Sagebrush Sid fight over which of them has Miss Chastity ride in their stagecoaches.
Bored Of The Flies: Freddy and Amanda Banshee end up cast away on an island where Freddy is viewed by the natives as their king.
Slaphappy Birthday: Mooch poses as a birthday clown so he can eat Maurice and his friends at the latter's birthday party.
33"Tex Avery: To Ape Or Not To Ape/Einstone: Tarred and Married/Genghis & Khannie: Peek-A-Boom"October 31, 1997 (1997-10-31)
To Ape Or Not To Ape: Lost in a jungle, Tex finds himself the unwilling apple of a female gorilla's eye and also the target of a jealous male gorilla.
Tarred And Married: An attempt to get rid of a T.rex by disguising himself as a female T.rex results in Einstone becoming his antagonist's unwilling mate.
Peek-A-Boom: Genghis' attempts to attain a cannon to conquer a fort force him to agree to play with Khannie.
34"Tex Avery: What Big Feet You Have/Einstone: Peer Pressure/Power Pooch: Doggie Pounded"November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)
What Big Feet You Have: When Miss Chastity offers a reward for evidence of Bigfoot's existence, Tex and Sagebrush Sid race to see who can get there first (though Tex mistakes Sid for Bigfoot after the latter disguises himself to create false evidence).
Peer Pressure: Having failed one time too many with his smarts, Einstone tries to earn the Neanderthals' respect by sinking himself to their level
Doggie Pounded: Needing some rest from crime fighting, Power Pooch takes a vacation, but is oblivious to the fact he is in a dog pound, and is insistent that he doesn't need the Power Shoe.
35"Pompeii Pete: Just Plane Trouble/Freddy the Fly: Can't Fly Me Love/Power Pooch: PP Loves Fifi"November 2, 1997 (1997-11-02)
Just Plane Trouble: Dan finds his flight on a plane disrupted by fellow passenger Pompeii Pete.
Can't Fly Me Love: Amanda Banshee receives a mail-order date who is much less interested in her than he is in getting at her money, while Freddy decides to play cupid his way.
PP Loves Fifi: Against the oath of not using his powers for personal gain, Power Pooch tries to win a foxy flame-trailing female dog's heart with his might.
36"Maurice & Mooch: My Dinner With Mooch/Freddy the Fly: Diamonds Are for Heifer/Power Pooch: Squirrel Trouble"November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
My Dinner With Mooch: Mooch is invited to Maurice's house for dinner, but he would much rather have chicken then pork.
Diamonds Are For Heifer: After Amanda Banshee buys the Hopeless Diamond despite suspicions of a curse relating to it, Freddy ensures that said curse comes true with his mischief.
Squirrel Trouble: Power Pooch tries to get rid of a particularly troublesome squirrel that was tearing up his owner's yard.
37"Tex Avery: Sagebrush Sindy/Genghis & Khannie: Courting Disaster/Power Pooch: The Postman Always Barks Twice"November 4, 1997 (1997-11-04)
Sagebrush Sindy: In Canada, Sagebrush Sid tries to get one over on Tex by disguising himself as a woman.
Courting Disaster: After Genghis finally catches Khannie, to his dismay he ends up having to bend to her whims when she wins his Emperor's favor.
The Postman Always Barks Twice: When the city's mailmen suddenly disappear as a part of Dr. Hydrant's latest scheme, Power Pooch decides to deliver the mail in their stead.
38"Tex Avery: Chastity Peak/Maurice & Mooch: Ready Willing and Cable/Pompeii Pete: Crass Action Hero"November 5, 1997 (1997-11-05)
Chastity Peak: Tex and Sagebrush Sid race to reach the top of a mountain that they each intend to name after Miss Chastity.
Ready Willing and Cable: When Maurice and his family get a new TV, Mooch disguises himself as a cable guy so he can get a TV dinner (Maurice).
Crass Action Hero: On a studio tour, Pompeii Pete is roped in by actor Danger Dan as a sidekick for his new movie.
39"Tex Avery: Aw, Mush!/Genghis & Khannie: The Wrath Of Khannie/Freddy the Fly: The Midas Touche"November 6, 1997 (1997-11-06)
Aw, Mush!: Tex and Sagebrush Sid race against each other in a sled race across the Yukon.
The Wrath Of Khannie: Darth Genghis' conquest of Mars is complicated by Khannie's overinterpretation of planting flags.
The Midas Touche: Freddy becomes subjected to a curse meant for Amanda Banshee where everything he touches becomes worthless, which he takes advantage of when Amanda competes with a rival.
40"Power Pooch: That's Shoe Biz/Pompeii Pete: Dial M For Moron/Freddy the Fly: I'll Take Manure"November 7, 1997 (1997-11-07)
That's Shoe Biz: Power Pooch's Power Shoe accidentally ends up in the hands of a baby who ends up getting powered up by it.
Dial M For Moron: At a writer's block regarding a murder weapon for his next novel, Daniel Mann tries to come up with one to get rid of an annoying gardener, who happens to be Pompeii Pete.
I'll Take Manure: Amanda Banshee competes on her favorite gameshow, but Freddy enters himself to try and win the top prize.
41"Tex Avery: Showdown at the OK Corral/Maurice & Mooch: Carnivores Anonymous/Power Pooch: Presidential Pooch"November 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)
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42"Einstone: Running of the Bullys/Pompeii Pete: What, Me Hostage?/Maurice & Mooch: Coach Mooch"November 9, 1997 (1997-11-09)
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43"Maurice & Mooch: Mutiny on the Poultry/Pompeii Pete: The Running Dan/Einstone: Ugh-ementary, My Dear Watson"November 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
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44"Power Pooch: Don't Shoot, It's a Shoot/Pompeii Pete: Dawn of the Dan/'Einstone: Ever Herd of Cows?"November 11, 1997 (1997-11-11)
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45"Tex Avery: Tex-Files/Freddy the Fly: Income Outcome/Genghis & Khannie: Asgard Me Not"November 12, 1997 (1997-11-12)
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46"Maurice & Mooch: Moochini the Magnificent/Power Pooch: Pumped Up!/Genghis & Khannie: Map-solutely Not"November 13, 1997 (1997-11-13)
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47"Tex Avery: Tex Meets Execs/Genghis & Khannie: Agent From H.O.R.D.E./Einstone: SSSPEED"November 14, 1997 (1997-11-14)
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48"Einstone: Gunga Dan/Genghis & Khannie: Atlantis Shrugged/Maurice & Mooch: Mini the Mooch"November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)
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49"Einstone: Duhmesticated/Freddy the Fly: Buzzin' Couzin'/Power Pooch: 20/20 Houndsight"November 16, 1997 (1997-11-16)
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50"Tex Avery: The Texorcist/Einstone: Family Food /Genghis & Khannie: May the Stressed Man Win"November 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)
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51"Pompeii Pete: Dan the Man Child/Genghis & Khannie: Queen Khannie/Maurice & Mooch: Backseat Bedlam"November 18, 1997 (1997-11-18)
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52"Power Pooch: Flea! Run Away!/Maurice & Mooch: Family Duel/Genghis & Khannie: Remember the Rigmarole*"November 19, 1997 (1997-11-19)
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53"Tex Avery: Armed Adillo/Einstone: Ugh to the Future /Pompeii Pete: Queasy Cuisine"November 20, 1997 (1997-11-20)
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54"Tex Avery: Tex-tra Credit/Power Pooch: Power Puppy/Genghis & Khannie: Eski-No-Mo"November 21, 1997 (1997-11-21)
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55"Einstone: Mister Smart Guy/Maurice & Mooch: Chicken Fried Cousins/Freddy the Fly: Rich Meets Poe"November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
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56"Power Pooch: The Dog Who Would Be King/Freddy the Fly: Butlervania/Pompeii Pete: Gym Dandy"November 23, 1997 (1997-11-23)
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57"Tex Avery: Moby Cow/Pompeii Pete: Dan's Best Friend/Genghis & Khannie: Unsurely You Jest"November 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
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58"Tex Avery: Narrated Tex/Genghis & Khannie: Emperor on Holiday/Maurice & Mooch: Superchump"November 25, 1997 (1997-11-25)
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59"Power Pooch: Night of the Living Dumb/Einstone: A Pearl of Wisdom/Freddy the Fly: The Butlers Did It"November 26, 1997 (1997-11-26)
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60"Genghis & Khannie: Corporate Takeover/Einstone: Toy Prehistory/Maurice & Mooch: Stressed Guest"November 27, 1997 (1997-11-27)
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61"Freddy the Fly: Sold Out/Pompeii Pete: Dan or Dana/Power Pooch: Shoeless"November 28, 1997 (1997-11-28)
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62"Tex Avery: Justice of the Pieces/Pompeii Pete: The Buddy Guard/Einstone: The Meat Tree"November 29, 1997 (1997-11-29)
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63"Tex Avery: Tex and Sid's Blooper Spectacular/Maurice & Mooch: Time Flies, Chickens Don't/Pompeii Pete: Men in Lavender"November 30, 1997 (1997-11-30)
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64"Power Pooch: The Original Origin Story/Genghis & Khannie: Harrier Pigeon/Pompeii Pete: Bat-Dan"December 1, 1997 (1997-12-01)
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65"Tex Avery: Yearnin for a Learnin/Maurice & Mooch: The Stepford Chickens/Genghis & Khannie: French Twist"December 2, 1997 (1997-12-02)
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Reception[edit]

The Wacky World of Tex Avery has been criticized for its animation and humor. David Perlmutter in his book Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows described the show as an "insult" to the titular cartoonist, writing that "[it] lacked the masterful way Avery himself employed and often transcended the limits of his material."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fritz, Steve (October 10, 1997). "Mania: Animated Shorts, Oct. 10, 1997". USA: Mania. Archived from the original on January 10, 1998. Retrieved 22 May 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ a b c Perlmutter, David (2018-05-04). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 349, 680-681. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ a b "The Wacky World of Tex Avery", Spumco and DIC Entertainment
  4. ^ https://variety.com/1995/scene/markets-festivals/dic-hamster-to-share-paris-animation-firm-99128652/
  5. ^ https://variety.com/1997/scene/vpage/dic-eyes-euro-market-1117342351/
  6. ^ https://variety.com/1997/tv/news/tex-avery-rides-again-1116677622/
  7. ^ https://www.awn.com/mag/issue2.3/issue2.3pages/news2.3.html
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2012-12-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "The Wacky World Of Tex Avery - TV Episode Calendar". episodecalendar.com. Retrieved 27 July 2019.

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