A virus who began in the late 1950s in the animation industry. Their light side was they created top-notch shows such as The Flintstones, Wacky Races, and Scooby-Doo. But there's one downfall: these nerds possess a huge library of sound effects with the sole purpose of tissing off gamers. The virus began spreading in the 1960s when Warner Brothers Animation, Nickelodeon, and DiC Entertainment exploited these to their full extent. They infected the anime industry when Wacky Races was a smash hit in Japan. They also infected the gaming industry in the 1980s when almost every show in the 80s and 90s made minor use of these. It started with Dragon's Lair and Time Gal, but it really didn't take off until the 1990s, when Crash Bandicoot was the first to be hit. Rareware got infected with games such as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64 exploiting these. Nintendo also got infected too, Paper Mario was the first, but it wasn't until Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga where the usage of HB sounds started getting worse. Almost every Mario game nowadays uses these.
Scenario 1:
Gamer: I wanted to play Super Mario Galaxy, but I can't because Nintendo put in those stupid HB sounds in! Screw you Hanna-Barbera!

Scenario 2:
Teacher: Okay students, we are going to watch Magic School Bus!
Student: OH GOD! The sound effects there are awful, and a large majority of sound effects used are from Hanna-Barbera! Ren and Stimpy also exploit these too! I'm outta here! (leaves classroom)
by The Real Driller June 14, 2017
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