After the success of "Tiny Toons", Warner Brothers finally gave the Taz-Manian devil a shot at his own show, naturally, in the form of a teenager. The teen Taz would raise hell all over the outback in his endless pursuit for food and the elusive kiwi. His parents were the laid back Hugh and loving Jean, his little sister was the obnoxious Molly and his little brother was the fun loving Jake. Taz had a pet turtle that apparently thought itself a dog. In order to make money on the side, Taz worked in a hotel for an obnoxious guy with a red beard and glasses and his sweet natured old mom. His friends included the cell phone wielding Buddy Boar (who later became a director), Didgeri Dingo, an ultra-cool and eternally scheming jerk who exploited everyone, particularly Taz, for all they were worth to suit his own ends, an idiot kangaroo, two brilliant and socially thick headed platypus brothers, and a giant kawala bear co-worker. His enemy, as it were, was Francis Bushlad, a coming of age tribal boy trying to earn his manhood and secure his succession as the next tribal leader by capturing Taz and usually failing miserably. And there were some tribal rats in there somewhere, a wolf with a Woody Allen complex, and two crocodile hunters (the leader sounding suspiciously like Gomez from "The Addmas Family") who wanted to capture Taz "for the children" and like Francis, they often failed miserably.
Taz's hobbies, aside from eating, include collecting comic books, bottle caps, and skate boarding.
While probably not as edgey as "Tiny Toons" this was still a fun romp and took a memorable pot shot at the New Kids on the Block once. And of there was also a memorable Hitchcock parody. Keep an eye out for it.
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