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“Animaniacs” Made Entertaining With Addition Of Burlesque

Attractive scantily-clad women who like Animaniacs sounds like every ’90s TV animation fanboy’s wet dream, but New York City residents no longer have to fantasize about Wakko, Yakko and Dot as buxom babes. This month, the experimental burlesque troupe Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque, whose previous shows including the Disney-themed “Bibbity Bobbity Boobs” and the PBS-themed “Public Bracasting System,” will perform “Good Idea/Bad Idea: : A Fully-Scripted Burlesque Tribute to Animaniacs. Billed as “self-indulgent ’90s nostalgia”, here’s the program description:

Starring Jo Boobs Weldon, with Angelique A’LaMode (Yakko), Gemma Stone (Wakko/The Brain), Kinky Demure (Dot), Lucida Sans (Pinky/Runt), Avian Rush (Hello Nurse), Spartacus Rising (Chicken Boo), Debra Delorean (Randy Beaman Kid), Miss Cherry Delight (Mime Time), Charlotte Pines (Rita), Billie Shakes (Slappy the Squirrel), Joseph Raik (Deuce Velvet III), Fancy Feast (Monica Lewinsky), and Phil Wisocki (Live Foley). In this original burlesque musical, the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister, Dot, fell upon hard times as The Gay Nineties led way to the devastation of the Y2K. The target audience for the WB afternoon line-up put away their pogs and finished studying for their bar mitzvahs and turned their JNCO-clad backsides on their once-beloved Animaniacs. When Dr. Scratch’n’Sniff was finally arrested for sniffing too much scratch, Wakko, Yakko, and Dot lost their sole protectors on the Warner Studio Lot. After years being locked into their water tower, the Warners were finally locked out. After more than a decade in exile, the Warners’ fortunes sunk so low that they turned to hosting cheap burlesque at a seedy club on the Upper West Side, where they now share the stage with neo-burlesque luminaries like Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque and Jo Boobs Weldon, headmistress of the New York School of Burleque and head mistress of half the world’s leaders.

There will be three performances at the Triad Theatre (158 W. 72nd Street, NY, NY): Sat, August 11 @ 10pm; Sun, August 19 @ 9pm; and Sat, August 25 @ 10pm. Tickets are $15 in advance via Brown Paper Tickets, or $20 at the door.

Here’s a brief taste of what you can expect to see:

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