Yeah, in later seasons they really quit caring about the old fourth wall.
I always found this one amusing. There's not too many shows that can make fun of their own fans, Family Guy being one of the other ones. It was interesting some of the stuff they pointed out, because some I noticed on my own and some I didn't. One that didn't get by me was when he recounts the facts in "Little Old Slappy From Pasadena". Being a car nut myself, and this one falling directly into my line of interest, I immediately caught on to the fact that she was driving a Dodge Viper, which relates somewhat to the song lyric "brand new shiny red Super Stock Dodge". Then he says that she races the Road Runner (which again wasn't lost on me), "which was the name of a Dodge Charger R/T variant in the '60s" but that in itself creates another nitpick for those guys. While the Road Runner and Charger were both on Chrysler's B-body platform the Road Runner was actually more directly a variant of the Dodge Super Bee, part of the Dodge Coronet line. That's just talking Dodge Division's counterparts, the Road Runner itself was really part of the Plymouth Belvedere line.
But of those, the Charger R/T is the most recognizable to the general public so that's probably why they went with that. Another great part was when Yakko says to call before you rewind to see what was in the room in the opening shot. Which of course I did, the first time I saw it.
I feel as though this short is even more relevant today, what with the Internet being much more prevalent today than it was in the mid-nineties.
I read somewhere that Animaniacs was one of the first shows to really have an Internet fanbase. I believe that's what ultimately led to this short.
On a completely unrelated note, I wonder if they accept Bronies?
Also on a sort of unrelated note, it's interesting how one of the main reasons Animaniacs was cancelled was that the executives were unhappy about it having such a large adult fanbase, and now the same thing seems to be helping MLP thrive.
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite." --William Blake