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  • TV-Y
  • 1998
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.9  (553)

Histeria! was a animated comedy series that aired on The WB from 1998 to 2000. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and created by Tom Ruegger. The series followed a group of zany characters on a journey through history, as they explored different events and figures from the past.

The show was hosted by Loud Kiddington (voiced by Paul Rugg), a hyperactive boy with an encyclopedic knowledge of history. Alongside him were a group of other characters, including Father Time (voiced by Frank Welker), Big Fat Baby (also voiced by Rugg), and Charity Bazaar (voiced by Tress MacNeille). Together, they traveled through time to explore different eras and events, from the Westward Expansion to the American Revolution to the Renaissance.

One of the hallmarks of the show was its irreverent humor. Histeria! frequently poked fun at historical figures and events, often in ways that were anachronistic or pointedly modern. For example, one episode features a retelling of the Battle of Bunker Hill, with the American revolutionaries riding motorcycles and wielding laser guns.

The show's humor was often broad and slapstick-y, with plenty of gags and visual jokes. But it also included a fair amount of wordplay and puns, as well as references to pop culture and current events. The series even included a segment called "Ask Me If I Care," in which the characters would sarcastically dismiss topics that were often seen as important or newsworthy.

Despite its comedic tone, Histeria! was also educational. The show aimed to teach viewers about history and often included factual information about the events or figures it was parodying. Each episode featured a segment called "Whatever Happened To...?" which gave viewers a rundown of what happened to various historical figures after the events covered in the episode.

The show also included recurring segments like "Dear Histeria!" in which the characters would answer questions from viewers about history. These segments were a mix of fact and humor, with the characters often giving absurd or exaggerated answers to serious questions.

While the show explored a wide range of historical periods and events, it was often focused on American history. Many episodes revolved around figures like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as more specific events like the first Thanksgiving or the Boston Tea Party.

Histeria! was notable for its large cast of characters, which included numerous historical figures alongside the show's regulars. These included characters like Cleopatra, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Leonardo da Vinci. The show also frequently featured musical numbers, featuring original songs that often parodied popular music of the day.

Perhaps the most memorable aspect of the show was its distinctive animation style. Histeria! used a variety of animation techniques, from traditional hand-drawn animation to computer-generated imagery. The show's visuals were often bright and colorful, with a cartoonish look that was reminiscent of classic Looney Tunes cartoons.

Overall, Histeria! was a comedic and educational series that offered a unique take on history. While it was often silly and irreverent, the show also provided viewers with a wealth of historical information and facts. Its combination of humor and education made it a popular choice for children and adults alike, and it remains a beloved cult classic to this day.

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North America
6. North America
October 1, 2000
Its a wild look at North America! Stops include Canada, Klondike Acres and Mayberry. That is to say the Histeria! Mayberry.
5. France
September 24, 2000
The gang meets Nostradamus and a guy named Louie. Napoleon also appears (many size jokes ensue). And don't forget to take the Tennis Court Oath.
Big Fat Baby Theatre
4. Big Fat Baby Theatre
March 31, 2000
Take a look at random moments in history through the eyes of Big Fat Baby.
3. Euro-Mania
March 24, 2000
Its off to Europe to witness the Renaissance and a scrapple at the chaple with another round of Ask Me If I Care with Charlemagne.
Heroes of Truth and Justice
2. Heroes of Truth and Justice
January 17, 2000
Histeria! takes a march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and boycotts Busses and attend the trial of the century witch Socrates.
Histeria! Goes to the Moon
1. Histeria! Goes to the Moon
July 17, 2000
Its one small step for man and one giant laugh for Histeria! as they set foot on the moon with Niel Armstrong and Apollo 13.
  • Premiere Date
    September 14, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (553)