Good Idea Bad Idea
Posted by Schauspieler 11 years ago
A co-worker and I were talking about cartoons the other day and I brought up the old "Good Idea Bad Idea" segments from Animaniacs. For those of you unfamiliar with this:  
 
From Wiki:  
Each "Good Idea/Bad Idea" was generally a 30-second segment between cartoons. In the segment a narrator (Tom Bodett) describes a "good idea" which was usually some mundane but enjoyable activity which Mr. Skullhead would then perform. The narrator would describe a "bad idea" which was the same task except with one crucial detail changed. Mr. Skullhead would then perform the variation on the first activity which usually resulted in him now injuring himself.  
 
And now...  
 
The complete list of Good Idea / Bad Idea  
from Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs  
 
# 1 (Show 17)  
GI: Playing the piccolo in a marching band.  
BI: Playing the piano in a marching band.  
 
# 2 (Show 17)  
GI: Feeding stray kittens in the park.  
BI: Feeding stray kittens in the park to a bear.  
 
# 3 (Show 24)  
GI: Stopping to smell the roses.  
BI: Stopping to feel the roses.  
 
# 4 (Show 28)  
GI: Taking a deep breath before jumping into a swimming pool.  
BI: Taking a deep breath after jumping into a swimming pool.  
 
# 5 (Show 28)  
GI: Going alpine skiing in the winter.  
BI: Going alpine skiing in the summer.  
 
# 6 (Show 28)  
GI: Kissing a loved one.  
BI: Kissing a total stranger.  
 
# 7 (Show 28)  
GI: Doing your own yard work.  
BI: Doing your own dental work.  
 
# 8 (Show 30)  
GI: Dressing up for Halloween as a pirate.  
BI: Dressing up for Halloween as a pin~ata.  
 
# 9 (Show 39)  
GI: Cleaning up litter.  
BI: Cleaning up kitty litter.  
 
#10 (Show 39)  
GI: Playing the accordion at a polka festival.  
BI: Playing the accordion anywhere else.  
 
#11 (Show 41)  
GI: Having breakfast served to you in bed.  
BI: Having tennis balls served to you in bed.  
 
#12 (Show 41)  
GI: Whistling while you work.  
BI: Whistling while you eat.  
 
#13 (Show 48)  
GI: Drinking fresh milk from the carton.  
BI: Drinking fresh milk from the cow.  
 
#14 (Show 50)  
GI: Singing Christmas carols to your neighbors.  
BI: Singing Christmas carols to your neighbors on the Fourth of July.  
 
#15 (Show 50)  
GI: Finding Easter eggs on Easter morning.  
BI: Finding Easter eggs on Christmas morning.  
 
#16 (Show 57)  
GI: Visiting the circus.  
BI: Having the circus visit you.  
 
#17 (Show 62)  
GI: Going trick-or-treating on Halloween.  
BI: Going trick-or-treating on St Patrick's Day.  
 
#18 (Show 67)  
GI: Giving a small child a balloon.  
BI: Giving a small child a bunch of balloons.  
 
#19 (Show 67)  
GI: Taking up a new hobby like bird calling.  
BI: Taking up a new hobby like buffalo calling.  
 
#20 (Show 67)  
GI: Ordering a chili dog to go.  
BI: Ordering a chili dog that makes you go.  
 
#21 (Show 67)  
GI: Visiting picturesque McLean, Virginia.  
BI: Visiting picturesque McLean Stevenson.  
 
#22 (Show 69)  
GI: Tossing a penny into a fountain to make a wish.  
BI: Tossing your cousin Penny into a fountain to make a wish.  
 
#23 (Show 69)  
GI: Giving your dog a bath.  
BI: Having your dog dry-cleaned.  
 
#24 (Show 69)  
GI: Playing horsey with little sister.  
BI: Playing horsey with your aunt Bertha.  
 
#25 (Show 69)  
GI: Throwing a surprise party for your father.  
BI: Throwing a surprise party for your grandfather.  
 
#26 (Show 69)  
GI: Playing cops'n'robbers in the park.  
BI: Playing cops'n'robbers in the bank.  
 
#27 (Show 69)  
GI: Playing catch with your grandfather.  
BI: Playing catch WITH your grandfather.  
 
#28 (Show 69)  
GI: Playing the scales on a piano.  
BI: Playing the scales on a fish.  
 
#29 (Show 73)  
GI: Buying a pair of shoes on sale.  
BI: Buying a parachute on sale.  
 
#30 (Show 73)  
GI: Climbing a mountain.  
BI: Climbing a mountain lion.
I miss "Animaniacs"
SpearmintFur: It was such a great show.  
 
I owe so much of my sense of humor to that show.
shigpit: Heh. I've been singing the "No L" song all day in honor of the Christmas holiday.  
 
"No L, no L! Santa's name has no L! And he won't be too pleased If you don't learn to spell."
FoolProof: How terribly, terribly (and I mean TERRIBLY) fitting. :)