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Hi, my name is Leslie McGroarty, and this is my cute spider friend, Itsy Bitsy!
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Leslie and Itsy. Cutest friends!

A 1992 animated fantasy-comedy short named for the nursery rhyme of the same name, originally shown in theaters preceding Bebe's Kids. In 1994, to become a franchise, it was picked up as a TV series, which aired on the USA Network. The franchise focused on an imaginative and tomboyish young city girl named Leslie McGroarty, who is befriended by a little country spider named Itsy.

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  • The Ahnold: The Exterminator after the Robotic Reveal.
  • Avoid the Dreaded G Rating: This short film was originally have a G rating. But, it has one use of jokes such as the Exterminator robot poops or vomits these bombs in order to give the film a PG rating.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Leslie is very sad that she believes Itsy dies in the explosion, but she hears Itsy on her leg. She was extremely happy that Leslie is finally reunited with Itsy. Happily, Leslie and Itsy are going back home to the big city.

 Leslie: I guess next week's lesson is off, huh? (Leslie and Itsy giggles as they go home to the city.)

 Music Teacher: What is that?
The Exterminator: It's a high-tech microchip thermonuclear light-sensitive radioactive blue-screen laptop computer-generator triple-decker arachnid detector and Etch-a-Sketch. Any more questions?

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