"Gilmore Girls" had a scene in Season 4 Episode 18 entitled "Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom!" where Lorelai Gilmore has a nearly 3 minute discussion about "where did all the anvils go?", This included a description of what an anvil is and how common it must have once been because of its usage in Looney Tunes."
I was inspired by that very episode to do some anvil research. And you know what I discovered? Anvils are just as boring as you think they are.