Taz In Toyland
Posted: January 08, 2003
What The Heck?
Honestly, this will be a review of the series as a whole, not just the "Taz In Toyland" episode.
Now what exactly is going on here? I understand the premise of the show, and alot of the characters are represented as themselves (only younger), but there are alot of things I don't understand.
First thing's first: The presence of Lola Bunny. Lola wasn't introduced until the Space Jam feature film, and it's clear in that film that Bugs had never met her before. So, how can Bugs have possibly known Lola when they were babies? Unless they both suffered amnesia at some point, it's just not possible.
What's with Petunia Pig? In the original Warner Bros. films, she never really played a major role unless it was opposite Porky. I understand the addition of Petunia to give more female roles to the babies, but in this capacity? Does not compute.
Melissa Duck. Who the heck is Melissa Duck? And what's with that hair? It's possible that there was, in fact, a Melissa Duck in a Daffy short here and there, but not enough to warrant her being a major character.
Bugs remains true to himself, as does Daffy. But Tweety is another matter. Out of all the Looney Tunes, Tweety was probably the most vicious out of them all. His dealings with Sylvester are more than enough to attest to that fact. So, how does he go from being such a sweetheart to being the bane in Sylvester's side?
And Granny. How old IS this woman? If she remained the same from the time the Looney Tunes were babies to the days of carting Tweety and Sylvester around (IE, The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries), then this has to be one OLD woman.
As a whole, there are a few nitpicks I have with the show. Whenever a character spins (except for Taz, who spins anyway), they always do so on one leg. Why? Are they all figure skaters at heart? What's up with that?
Any kid worth his salt is going to notice these discrepencies, since BLT is usually aired nearly side by side with the Classic LT shorts. If a kid watches Space Jam, they're going to wonder why Bugs doesn't know Lola, yet they see them playing together as babies.
On the whole, I really can't take away from the show, seeing as how it's for very little kids. The original LT shorts are most certainly not (they were made for adults way back then). In that respect, it's a good way to get the kids introduced to the LT empire. But to distort already established relationships like that, well, that's another story.
This show gets a 3 in my book. I'd probably let my kids (when and if I have any) watch it.
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