Tyrants and despots and kids' TV shows- one of these things is not like the others, can you guess which thing just doesn't belong?
Well, someone should have told the creators of Hey Arnold!, Animaniacs, and Histeria!, because they had no problem including Hitler, Hussein and Stalin in their kiddie cartoon shows.
Animaniacs was known for taking risks and trying to appeal to both parents and kids with adult humor, but what did parents think when they saw Saddam Hussein making not one but (at least) two appearances on the show?
And then the crew followed up Hussein's appearance with a particularly grim Joseph Stalin themed sketch on their next show Histeria!, here it is complete with subtitles to illustrate the starkness.
Well, you can't accuse Histeria!'s creators of pulling punches when it comes to teaching history, and it's definitely entertaining to watch as an adult, but what did the kiddies think of slapstick Stalin?
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