Histeria! is an animated series created by Animaniacs creator Tom Ruegger and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Like many of its predecessors, Histeria! derived most of humor from its slapstick comedy and satire, with the distinction of combining historical figures and events (as the show was made in part due to the FCC's demands for more educational programs on television). Episodes commonly featured a large cast of children and typecast adults in comedic skits and song parodies. 65 episodes were planned, but due to budget concerns, production was cancelled at 52 episodes.
The World's Oldest Woman and Lucky Bob, two characters prominently featured on Histeria!, notably debuted in Animaniacs segments that aired years before Histeria! premiered. A few (but not all) of the historical caricatures from Animaniacs were notably also reused for Histeria!
References to Histeria! on Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain
References to Animaniacs on Histeria!
|"The Wild West"||During the song about the Gold Rush, Yakko can be seen on the TV that Father Time is watching.|
|"Really Oldies But Goodies"||Loud, Charity, Aka, and Pule sing about Alexander the Great to the tune of the Animaniacs theme song.|
|"More Explorers"||Montezuma plans to give most of his gold to Hernán Cortez, but will not give up a gold statue of Dot since she's his favorite character.|
- Nora Dunn voiced Lydia Karaoke.
- Tress MacNeille voiced the World's Oldest Woman, Pepper Mills, Toast, Cho-Cho, and Susanna Susquahanna.
- Rob Paulsen voiced Mr. Smartypants and Sammy Melman.
- Cody Ruegger voiced Loud Kiddington.
- Nathan Ruegger voiced Froggo.
- Cree Summer voiced Aka Pella.
- Frank Welker voiced Father Time, Pule Houser, and Fetch.
- Laraine Newman voiced Miss information and Charity Bazaar
- Jim Cummings voiced Taz