A main point of Animaniacs' appeal is its nature as a variety show. Most people like the Warner Siblings or Pinky and the Brain, but the other segments have their own flairs that appeal more strongly to specific people. Some people would love Slappy, while others love the Goodfeathers, and those fans can get together to compare and contrast. It's also worth noting that the existence of those segments, purely driven by the will of the animators rather than trends and focus groups, gave the cartoon a level of integrity and authenticity that it doesn't have now.>>119311793
I get what you mean. It's all great stuff up to the endings where Buttons gets shat on or degraded by happenstance, since he's such a likable character it can leave the cartoon feeling unbalanced. If he was rewarded for his diligence the cartoons wouldn't have any major flaws.