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  • Justin Jackrabbit
    For my two cents, I d say The Raccoons show delievered a brilliant sense of humour, among many light hearted moments. :-) I always go back to the characters.
    Message 1 of 8 , Apr 30, 2007
      For my two cents, I'd say The Raccoons show delievered a brilliant sense of humour, among many light hearted moments. :-)
       
      I always go back to the characters. All of them are entertainers in their own respect, but a few are just non-stop hilarious!
       
      Lady Baden Baden simply cracks me up. She's totally ridiculous! Not only is she classy, just on the other side of the hill "lady" who's big on flattery, but she's a cluck! A chicken in fact! And knowing she's voiced by a guy! XD- Bob Dermer (the otherwise distinctive voice of Ralph Raccoon)! 
       
      Brands in the show were never from real life, but sometimes a parody of real life. For instance, "McHuge" = McDonalds, "The Spoilers" = The (1990) Edmonton Oilers, and many coming from the pigs like "Pignum P.I." = Magnum P.I.. Other brands were puns...like the pigs own "Baky Bits Skin Toner"! LOL.
       
      ~Justin
      Marko Moorani <infanterikanonvagn_91@...> wrote:
      Hey gang!

      During reading group's archives I noticed we have never made a list of
      funny or serious "strange"stuff in the series.

      So here's my idea-if you discovered anything that suits subject's
      categories,please write it here.Will be great to take a look at second
      face of "The Raccoons",huh?

      Here's my little addition.Most of you probably know this,but these
      inscriptions in Russian on Cyril's rockets in "The Raccoons and the
      Lost Star" always remind me that this special was made in hottest time
      of Cold War.

      Btw,anybody knows what brand of tobaccos Lisa and Donna are smoking
      in "Join the club"?And if this brand is invented only for the series,or
      really exists?

      Marko


    • Michelle Goff
      well, i m not to sure myself. but one thing that i really have notaced and always pointed out to other people is that Bert and Bentley look exactly the same,
      Message 2 of 8 , Apr 30, 2007
        well, i'm not to sure myself.
        but one thing that i really have notaced and always pointed out
        to other people is that Bert and Bentley look exactly the same, and
        that Lisa is much taller than the other Raccoons.
        my mum always asks me why they have bent noses, EG, Bert, Bentley,
        George and Nicole, and why Cyril, Cedric and Sophia are pink.
        fiver316
      • brother_ralph2
        Well there are a few really interesting things that go on in animations that are funny but few people spot. They tend to be little jokes that either the
        Message 3 of 8 , May 1, 2007
          Well there are a few really interesting things that go on in
          animations that are funny but few people spot. They tend to be
          little jokes that either the writers or the animators put in there
          that are almost unnoticeable. Here are a few of the best ones that i
          have noticed, but there are some more in the trivia sections of my
          episode analysis in the files section, (only done two so far
          though). There's also a couple of things here that are from other
          episodes and will be included in the trivia sections of later
          analysis as I eventually get to them.

          In the very begginning of Christmas Raccoons special Tommy and Julie
          peer round the door listening to their father on the phone, but on
          the floor behind the door is a small figure of an Aardvark (one with
          humanoid appearance like Cyril and Cedric).

          In A Night To Remember there is a shot of the humans house from
          outside, where there is smoke rising from the chimney, but when we
          go for an inside shot there is no fire in the fireplace.

          When packing to leave in A Night To Remember Cedric packs lots of
          blue shirts. But we all know his character does not wear shirts.

          In Join the Club when Bert walks into the bedroom and finds Donna
          and Lisa smoking, both Donna and Lisa are missing their tails!

          In The Raccoons and The Lost Star when the Raccoons gang is escaping
          through the secret tunnel in an aeroplane Ralph and Scheaffer are on
          the wings of the plane. In one shot Ralph is on the right and
          Schaeffer is on the left. When we cut away and cut back the two have
          swapped positions in mid flight!

          The magician named 'The Great Tromboni' may be based on 'The Great
          Prestoni' who was a magician in the 1800's and specialised in
          escapology and psychology.

          I'm not sure which episode this is in but I think I can recall a
          comedian/musician that Bert admires being called Hill Haley? Is this
          right? If it is it is possible that he is based on Bill Bailey, also
          a comdeian/musician, though that would be a little weird as he is
          mainly famous here in the UK.

          Cyril's security alarm has ACME written on it. ACME has been used
          (not in the raccoons) as an acronym meaning `A Company Manufacturing
          Everything'. Warner Brothers used the name for the mail order
          company that Wile E Coyote uses when ordering tools to use against
          the roadrunner. Perhaps Wile E Coyote and Cyril Sneer ordered from
          the same company!

          Melissa's arm keeps flickering from white to grey as her and Ralph
          walk through the forest in Surprise attack

          When Cyril Sneer is in his vault totallig up his money in Surprise
          attack watch the background and you catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa
          half buried in treasure.

          Ranger Dan knows the story of the Grim. Later in the episode we
          discover that the story of the Grim was Cyril Sneer's invention. At
          some unknown point there has been a transfer of the story between
          animal and human. Perhaps this is because Ranger Dan is so close to
          nature.

          In Going It Alone Cyril moves the statue 'somewhere no-one will ever
          find it'. It is not mentioned where this is. Why didn't Cyril put it
          there to begin with?

          In the last scene of Going It Alone Schaeffer returns to the tent,
          Tommy speaks a line without moving his mouth!

          Hope they were interesting, and keep your eyes open for these little
          things. If you spot any you could always post to the trivia section
          of The Raccoons at TV.com as well as here. I'm trying to build a
          really coherent database of every little thing that happens in each
          episode. If you've read through those analysis in the files section,
          then that is basically what I want to achieve for every episode
          eventually!

          Best Wishes
          Brother Ralph






          --- In thenewraccoons@yahoogroups.com, "Marko Moorani"
          <infanterikanonvagn_91@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hey gang!
          >
          > During reading group's archives I noticed we have never made a
          list of
          > funny or serious "strange"stuff in the series.
          >
          > So here's my idea-if you discovered anything that suits subject's
          > categories,please write it here.Will be great to take a look at
          second
          > face of "The Raccoons",huh?
          >
          > Here's my little addition.Most of you probably know this,but these
          > inscriptions in Russian on Cyril's rockets in "The Raccoons and
          the
          > Lost Star" always remind me that this special was made in hottest
          time
          > of Cold War.
          >
          > Btw,anybody knows what brand of tobaccos Lisa and Donna are
          smoking
          > in "Join the club"?And if this brand is invented only for the
          series,or
          > really exists?
          >
          > Marko
          >
        • Justin Jackrabbit
          Hill Bailey was the incognito name Woodchuck Berry used in Second Chance . I think this was actually some sort of reference to Bill Haley, the legendary Rock
          Message 4 of 8 , May 1, 2007
            Hill Bailey was the incognito name Woodchuck Berry used in "Second Chance". I think this was actually some sort of reference to Bill Haley, the legendary Rock guitarist from the 50's.
             
            Later in the ep, Woodchuck Berry talks about some of the musicians that he toured with. Among them were "Canned Meat" = Canned Heat, and Arlo "Guppie" = Arlo Guthrie, as well as a few others I can't remember off the top of my head. Interestingly, the voice of Woodchuck Berry was credited to one Bob Segerini. Woodchuck certainly did sound alot like Seger... but it's just a hunch.
             
            Another musician reference that comes to mind is from "The One That Got Away" when the pigs were talking about what albums they wanted to buy for their new stereo. One mentioned Woodchuck Berry, and another mentioned The Jeff "Squealy" Band, which I'm pretty sure is a reference to the blind Canadian Blues guitarist Jeff Healey.
             
            ~Justin

            brother_ralph2 <brother_ralph2@...> wrote:
            Well there are a few really interesting things that go on in
            animations that are funny but few people spot. They tend to be
            little jokes that either the writers or the animators put in there
            that are almost unnoticeable. Here are a few of the best ones that i
            have noticed, but there are some more in the trivia sections of my
            episode analysis in the files section, (only done two so far
            though). There's also a couple of things here that are from other
            episodes and will be included in the trivia sections of later
            analysis as I eventually get to them.

            In the very begginning of Christmas Raccoons special Tommy and Julie
            peer round the door listening to their father on the phone, but on
            the floor behind the door is a small figure of an Aardvark (one with
            humanoid appearance like Cyril and Cedric).

            In A Night To Remember there is a shot of the humans house from
            outside, where there is smoke rising from the chimney, but when we
            go for an inside shot there is no fire in the fireplace.

            When packing to leave in A Night To Remember Cedric packs lots of
            blue shirts. But we all know his character does not wear shirts.

            In Join the Club when Bert walks into the bedroom and finds Donna
            and Lisa smoking, both Donna and Lisa are missing their tails!

            In The Raccoons and The Lost Star when the Raccoons gang is escaping
            through the secret tunnel in an aeroplane Ralph and Scheaffer are on
            the wings of the plane. In one shot Ralph is on the right and
            Schaeffer is on the left. When we cut away and cut back the two have
            swapped positions in mid flight!

            The magician named 'The Great Tromboni' may be based on 'The Great
            Prestoni' who was a magician in the 1800's and specialised in
            escapology and psychology.

            I'm not sure which episode this is in but I think I can recall a
            comedian/musician that Bert admires being called Hill Haley? Is this
            right? If it is it is possible that he is based on Bill Bailey, also
            a comdeian/musician, though that would be a little weird as he is
            mainly famous here in the UK.

            Cyril's security alarm has ACME written on it. ACME has been used
            (not in the raccoons) as an acronym meaning `A Company Manufacturing
            Everything'. Warner Brothers used the name for the mail order
            company that Wile E Coyote uses when ordering tools to use against
            the roadrunner. Perhaps Wile E Coyote and Cyril Sneer ordered from
            the same company!

            Melissa's arm keeps flickering from white to grey as her and Ralph
            walk through the forest in Surprise attack

            When Cyril Sneer is in his vault totallig up his money in Surprise
            attack watch the background and you catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa
            half buried in treasure.

            Ranger Dan knows the story of the Grim. Later in the episode we
            discover that the story of the Grim was Cyril Sneer's invention. At
            some unknown point there has been a transfer of the story between
            animal and human. Perhaps this is because Ranger Dan is so close to
            nature.

            In Going It Alone Cyril moves the statue 'somewhere no-one will ever
            find it'. It is not mentioned where this is. Why didn't Cyril put it
            there to begin with?

            In the last scene of Going It Alone Schaeffer returns to the tent,
            Tommy speaks a line without moving his mouth!

            Hope they were interesting, and keep your eyes open for these little
            things. If you spot any you could always post to the trivia section
            of The Raccoons at TV.com as well as here. I'm trying to build a
            really coherent database of every little thing that happens in each
            episode. If you've read through those analysis in the files section,
            then that is basically what I want to achieve for every episode
            eventually!

            Best Wishes
            Brother Ralph

            --- In thenewraccoons@ yahoogroups. com, "Marko Moorani"
            <infanterikanonvagn _91@...> wrote:
            >
            > Hey gang!
            >
            > During reading group's archives I noticed we have never made a
            list of
            > funny or serious "strange"stuff in the series.
            >
            > So here's my idea-if you discovered anything that suits subject's
            > categories,please write it here.Will be great to take a look at
            second
            > face of "The Raccoons",huh?
            >
            > Here's my little addition.Most of you probably know this,but these
            > inscriptions in Russian on Cyril's rockets in "The Raccoons and
            the
            > Lost Star" always remind me that this special was made in hottest
            time
            > of Cold War.
            >
            > Btw,anybody knows what brand of tobaccos Lisa and Donna are
            smoking
            > in "Join the club"?And if this brand is invented only for the
            series,or
            > really exists?
            >
            > Marko
            >


          • brother_ralph2
            Well, that certainly makes much more sense. I knew I remembered the names Hill, Bill, Haley and Bailey, but I guess I got them all jumbled around :) ...
            Message 5 of 8 , May 2, 2007
              Well, that certainly makes much more sense. I knew I remembered the
              names Hill, Bill, Haley and Bailey, but I guess I got them all
              jumbled around :)

              --- In thenewraccoons@yahoogroups.com, Justin Jackrabbit
              <ethenandaris@...> wrote:
              >
              > Hill Bailey was the incognito name Woodchuck Berry used in "Second
              Chance". I think this was actually some sort of reference to Bill
              Haley, the legendary Rock guitarist from the 50's.
              >
              > Later in the ep, Woodchuck Berry talks about some of the
              musicians that he toured with. Among them were "Canned Meat" =
              Canned Heat, and Arlo "Guppie" = Arlo Guthrie, as well as a few
              others I can't remember off the top of my head. Interestingly, the
              voice of Woodchuck Berry was credited to one Bob Segerini. Woodchuck
              certainly did sound alot like Seger... but it's just a hunch.
              >
              > Another musician reference that comes to mind is from "The One
              That Got Away" when the pigs were talking about what albums they
              wanted to buy for their new stereo. One mentioned Woodchuck Berry,
              and another mentioned The Jeff "Squealy" Band, which I'm pretty sure
              is a reference to the blind Canadian Blues guitarist Jeff Healey.
              >
              > ~Justin
            • Michelle Goff
              oh yeah, i notaced in the episode moving in , where ralph says to george, come on big brother, times a wastin! this is a refference to the philler brothers
              Message 6 of 8 , May 5, 2007
                oh yeah, i notaced in the episode "moving in", where ralph says to
                george, "come on big brother, times a wastin!" this is a refference to
                the philler brothers song "times a wastin" where the first line
                says, "hey big brother, times a wastin!"
                fiver316
              • rutgersgym
                ... to ... On the episode where Bentley is introduced, when Cyril thinks he is under the influence of the fountain of youth, he says he feels like a boy
                Message 7 of 8 , Jun 8, 2007
                  --- In thenewraccoons@yahoogroups.com, "Michelle Goff" <fiver316@...>
                  wrote:
                  >
                  > oh yeah, i notaced in the episode "moving in", where ralph says to
                  > george, "come on big brother, times a wastin!" this is a refference
                  to
                  > the philler brothers song "times a wastin" where the first line
                  > says, "hey big brother, times a wastin!"
                  > fiver316
                  >
                  On the episode where Bentley is introduced, when Cyril thinks he is
                  under the influence of the fountain of youth, he says he feels like
                  a "boy wonder, a teen titan!"

                  J.
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