Bushlad's Lament
Series: Taz-Mania
Season: 1
Episode No. 53a
Directed By: Keith Baxter
Written By: Keith Baxter
Released: February 13, 1995
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Bushlad's Lament is an episode of Taz-Mania directed by Keith Baxter.  It first aired 13 Feb 1995.


An elderly Francis X. Bushlad is finally about to become chief of his people. However, he still has not attained manhood by catching the Tasmanian Devil. George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton won't crown him until he does. Taz and all the other forest animals are now old and wrinkled too. Francis suspends a 16 ton weight over a television set as bait. When The Lawrence Elk Show comes on, he gets distracted and watches it with Taz. But when a Tasmanian Devil cartoon comes on, they remember and fight, and Taz gets away. Taz sits down to read a comic book, and Francis invites him back to watch television. Francis goes to cut the rope that holds the weight, but forgets what he's doing. When he returns he asks why Taz is watching his tv and chases him away. They soon begin to fight again, and Taz chases Francis at low speed all the way back to his village. Lyndon B. Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, and Richard Nixon are all present to crown him the new exec, but Francis wakes up and realizes it was all a dream. Francis is disappointed and complains to the writers for putting in the old dream ending and enquires about what happened to the weight which suddenly falls on him. He wakes up and gets hit with it again. This keeps happening untill Francis is black and blue all over.


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