The humor in Animaniacs was top notch. In fact, many of the jokes and allusions littered throughout the show have gotten better with time. Or maybe it's just that those who grew up with the show only understand the intelligent, high brow humor nestled within the outlandish zaniness of the show now that they're adults. Besides sex jokes that went right over young heads, Animaniacs riffed on philosophy, literature, politics, celebrities, history, and more.
To forewarn you - you might not laugh out loud at every single reference on the list. Some of them are pretty dated, stretching back in time from peak '90s Bill Clinton to old Hollywood of the '30s and '40s. But even if these classic Animaniacs allusions don't have you slapping your knee and howling with laughter, it's impossible not to appreciate how clever they are.Which of these references have best stood the test of time? Which were the most daring? And, most importantly, how many did you catch when the show was still on TV?