| || Star Truck: Animaniacs |
by Earl Kress (Audi Paden, director)
First publication: 4 Nov 1995
The Warner kids beam onto the Star Truck ship in the year 2995 where Captain Mr Spork, Squattie, and the rest of the gang don’t realize that they are a mid-twentieth century tv show.
If you don’t get knocked out by the giant Star Truck hammer, you’ll briefly spot Pinky and the Brain in this satire. That pair had their own chronoatypical adventures in separate episodes of Animaniacs and their own show.
N.B. the Warners often visited movie or tv sets in different times in which it wasn’t clear whether the other characters knew that they were actors in a dramatical production. In Star Truck the Warners could well be in the future, but in other episodes (e.g., Hercules Unwound, which costars Pinky and the Brain), the fourth wall is shattered.
Yakko: Come on, Cap, let’s go back to New York in the 1930s.
Dot: You can fall in love with Joan Collins—
Yakko: —and then she’ll die.