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35 Newsgroup terminology (Animaniacs)




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This article is from the NARF--The Nifty Animaniacs Reference File FAQ, by Lee Cremeans wakky@yakko.wtower.com with numerous contributions by others.

35 Newsgroup terminology (Animaniacs)

Official terms:

1. Cold Opener: A short animated sequence _before_ the opening song.
For example, the `Flipper' parody.

2. End Tag: The closing or parting shot of the water tower and lines.
This is the same as the "That's all folks!" from the Looney Tunes
shows.

3. Into Tower Closing: The parting segment featuring the water tower
door.

4. Wacky Sack: Wakko's incredible omnipresent all inclusive prop bag.
Also called a "Gag Bag" by Yakko.

5. Wraparounds: Short segments placed between shorts and advertising.

Local Terminology:

1. The Variable Verse (TVV): The line in the theme song which changes.
(e.g. "How Urbaney", "Here's the show's namey")

2. Filler: Used to describe The Newsreel of the Stars and any other
piece of animation not listed in the sacred FEL and assumed to be
put in the show to kill time.

3. Proof: Something which is never presented, yet is supposed to prove
the unbelievable. Frequently not capitalized, as in "i have proof."

Some frequently used acronyms/abbreviations:
A! - Animaniacs
AHEM - Animaniacs Handy Episode Manual
AMLF - Animaniacs Mega Lyrics File
AYPWIP - Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
CB - Chicken Boo
CRGA - Cultural References Guide for Animaniacs
Dr. SNS - Dr. Scratchansniff
DYN - Did You Notice
F! - Freakazoid!
FEL - Future Episodes List
HN - Hello Nurse
KP - Kathryn Page
KWB - Kids' WB!
LD - Laserdisc
LT - Looney Tunes
MM - Merrie Melodies
NARF - The FAQ for this newsgroup (i.e., this file)
NRotS - The Newsreel of the Stars
P&TB, PatB - Pinky and The Brain
PPPGALF - Please, Please, Pleese Get A Life Foundation
(i.e., this group)
ROFLMAO - Rolling On the Floor Laughing My [Rear] Off
ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing (very appropriate)
ROTLF - Rolling On The Laughing Floor (there's a specific floor,
too.)
RR - Road Rovers
SETSU - Spielberg Eats This Stuff Up (Meatballs or Consquences)
SS - Steven Spielberg or Sherri Stoner, maybe Slappy or Skippy
Squirrel
ST - Startoons
TMS - Tokyo Movie Shinsha (animation studio) or The Monkey Song
TTA - Tiny Toon Adventures
TVV - The Variable Verse (see Local Terminology above)
#wc - #warnercafe (IRC channel on CyNet/DALnet)
#wt - #watertower (IRC channel on WTnet)
WB - Warner Bros. (i.e. Time/Warner)
WBA - Warner Bros. Animation
WBSS - Warner Bros. Studio Store
YW&D - Yakko, Wakko and Dot

 

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