Am I the only one that liked Animaniacs? I could truly relate to Slappy the Squirrel.
Love Animaniacs...a great homage to the glory days of WB animation. Great stuff.
An old friend of mine directed quite a few of those episodes, as well as "Pinky And The Brain".
The influence of things like the classic cartoons (especially the Warner cartoons), Laurel & Hardy, The Three Stooges, and other mainstays of 1950's/60's television have left quite an influence on a generation of kids who came of age and became the movers and shakers of the entertainment industry. And the influence shows.
(Animaniacs is a great example...the producer was Steven Spielberg)