- List of Animaniacs episodes
The following is an episode list for the Warner Bros. animated television series Animaniacs. The series premiered on Fox Kids on September 13, 1993, and then began airing on The WB as part of its "Kids' WB!" afternoon programming block from 1995 to 1998.
Currently, the first 75 episodes are available on DVD. A feature-length direct-to-video movie, Wakko's Wish, was released on December 21, 1999, but is not included on the list. The series also had a spin-off series Pinky and the Brain.
Season One: 1993-1994
# Title Original Airdate 1 "De-Zanitized / The Monkey Song / Nighty-Night Toon" September 13, 1993 (1.) Dr. Scratchansniff relates the story of how he once tried to make the Warners less zany with psychoanalysis. (2.) In the style of Calypso music, the Warners and Dr. Scratchansniff sing about their tumultuous relationship. (3.) In a slight parody of the children's book Goodnight Moon, each of the Animaniacs are wished a good night's sleep. Most of the major characters are present. 2 "Yakko's World / Cookies for Einstein / Win Big" September 14, 1993 (1.) Yakko sings a song to the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance listing the nations of the world. (2.) As scouts in Switzerland, the Warners attempt to sell cookies to Albert Einstein and accidentally help him discover the mass-energy conversion formula (mistakenly referred to as the formula for his theory of relativity). (3.) First Pinky and the Brain short. Brain competes on trivia game show "Gyp-Parody" to win money to buy a device in order to take over the world. 3 "H.M.S. Yakko / Slappy Goes Walnuts / Yakko's Universe" September 15, 1993 (1.) The Warners trespass on Captain Mel's beach. He tries to get them to leave. This cartoon contains parodies of songs from the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore. (2.) First Slappy Squirrel cartoon. Slappy tries to get some walnuts in a yard guarded by a dog. (3.) Yakko sings a song about the relative vastness of space from one person to the entire universe. 4 "Hooked on a Ceiling / Goodfeathers: The Beginning" September 16, 1993 (1.) Michelangelo paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, nearly ruined and fixed by the Warners who were offended by all the naked people on it. (2.) First Goodfeathers cartoon. In order to become a Goodfeather, Squit must find the Godpigeon some food. Inspired by two movies, Goodfellas and The Godfather. 5 "Taming Of The Screwy" September 17, 1993 Thaddeus Plotz has invited over some very important business people to a business dinner and it's Dr. Scratchansniff's job to train the Warners with manners so they can attend. This was the first episode to be all one big skit. 6 "Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What are We?" September 20, 1993 (1.) When Plotz's secretary gets sick, he accidentally hires Yakko, Wakko, and Dot as replacement. (2.) First Buttons and Mindy short. After Mindy receives a lollipop, she gets into trouble when the lollipop sticks to the side of a mail truck and she and Buttons (protecting Mindy) pursue it. (3.) The Warners are hypnotized by Dr. Scratchansniff in order to make them less zany. Dr. Scratchansniff fails and asks them what they are, leading the Warners to offer a number of suggestions. 7 "Piano Rag / When Rita Met Runt" September 21, 1993 (1.) Dr. Scratchansniff, Ralph the guard, and Hello Nurse all chase after the Warners, so they hide in a piano concert until the coast is clear. (2.) First Rita and Runt cartoon. An independent cat and a stupid dog meet in an animal shelter, where they decide to bust out and find a real home. 8 "The Big Candy Store / Bumbie's Mom" September 22, 1993 (1.) After a nun is kicked out of a candy store, the Warners give the owner of the candy store a hard time. (2.) After Skippy gets traumatized with a death in Bumbie, the Dearest Deer, Slappy tries to teach him that "no one dies in cartoons" by visiting the actress who played the part. 9 "Wally Llama / Where Rodents Dare" September 23, 1993 (1.) Wally Llama (based on the Dalai Lama), the wisest creature in the world, vows to stop answering questions after being asked too many stupid ones. However, the Warners have a very pressing question that Wally Llama doesn't know (why the fact is that hot dogs come in sets of 10, but hot-dog buns only come in sets of 8). (2.) With one of his new inventions, Brain plans to freeze all the leaders of the world when they are at an international peace conference in the Alps. 10 "King Yakko" September 24, 1993 Yakko inherits the throne of Anvilania, a small kingdom best known as the world's largest producer of anvils. This episode was based on the Marx Brothers movie, Duck Soup. 11 "No Pain, No Painting / Les Miseranimals" September 27, 1993 (1.) In 1905, the Warners arrive at the Paris home of the famous artist Pablo Picasso. They want to help him paint and annoy him so much that he will let them paint as he relaxes. Note: This is one of the few shorts where Wakko's hat is taken off. (2.) Runt, a rebellious dog in 1905 Paris, helps Rita and other captured cats get free from a future of being pies. Loosely based on the Broadway musical Les Misérables. 12 "Garage Sale of the Century / West Side Pigeons" September 28, 1993 (1.) Papa Bear is having a garage sale, but runs into problems when the Warners take the expression too literally. (2.) In an avian parody of West Side Story, the Goodfeathers are having a rivalry with a group of sparrows when Squit falls in love with Carloota, the sister of a rival sparrow. 13 "Hello Nice Warners / La Behemoth / Little Old Slappy from Pasadena" September 29, 1993 (1.) While running away from Ralph, the Warners get hired by a control-obsessed comedy director for his movie, leading to a clash of comedic styles. (2.) First Hip Hippos short. When Flavio and Marita's giraffe maid quits over a misunderstanding, the Hip Hippos are forced to do their own housework with disastrous results. This is an opera episode in which the title was based on La bohème. (3.) To the famous Jan and Dean song, Slappy drives her brand new car all over town in order to deliver a letter. 14 "La La Law / Cat on a Hot Steel Beam" September 30, 1993 (1.) When Dr. Scratchansniff gets a parking ticket, he goes to court to fight it. The Warners act as his lawyers and frustrate the judge with their hijinks. The title was based on the live-action L.A. Law. (2.) Mindy follows a kitten into a dangerous construction site. 15 "Space Probed / Battle for the Planet" October 1, 1993 (1.) The Warners are abducted by aliens and taken aboard their spaceship where their hijinks begin to annoy the passengers. (2.) Brain wants to take over the world by tricking people into thinking that aliens are invading. 16 "Chalkboard Bungle / Hurray for Slappy / The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and His Music" October 4, 1993 (1.) The studio hires a new teacher named Miss Flamiel to teach the Warners. Despite her best efforts, she meets only with frustration and is unable to teach them anything. (2.) Slappy goes to a banquet held in her honor in order to receive an award while three of her old nemesis plot revenge for years of torment. (3.) Wakko belches The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss. 17 "Roll Over, Beethoven / The Cat and the Fiddle" October 5, 1993 (1.) Yakko, Wakko, and Dot help Ludwig van Beethoven compose his fifth symphony. (2.) In 1690's Italy, Stradivarius takes a stray Rita in hope to make violin strings out of her "catgut". 18 "Pavlov's Mice / Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov / Nothing but the Tooth" October 6, 1993 (1.) In turn of the century Russia, Brain plans to take over the world by stealing the crown jewels of Russia, yet with one setback: he and Pinky have been conditioned by psychiatrist Pavlov. (2.) First Chicken Boo short. In New York, Chicken Boo is mistaken for a ballet dancer and dances in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. (3.) Rasputin has a toothache preventing him from hypnotizing the tsar. Unfortunately, the Warners are his dentists. 19 "Meatballs or Consequences / A Moving Experience" October 7, 1993 (1.) During a visit to Sweden, the Warners run afoul of Death, who tries to take Wakko away after he eats one too many meatballs during a contest. To save him, Yakko and Dot challenge Death to a game of checkers. (2.) Flavio and Marita head to New York in order to find a trendy new place to live. This episode was to be the first Flavio and Marita episode. 20 "Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago / Wakko's America / Davy Omelette / The Flame" October 11, 1993 (1.) On a train to Gettysburg, the Warners help Abraham Lincoln write the opening of the Gettysburg Address. (2.) In a Jeopardy!-style game in the classroom, Wakko has to name the 50 states and their capitols. (3.) Chicken Boo is mistaken for Davy Omelette the frontiersman. He helps a number of pioneers who are being attacked by a bear. (4.) The Flame lights the room as Thomas Jefferson writes the Declaration of Independence. 21 "Hearts of Twilight / The Boids" October 12, 1993 (1.) A crazy film director (based on Jerry Lewis) is millions of dollars over budget, so Plotz sends the Warners out to stop him. It was partially inspired by Apocalypse Now but more so by the documentary on the making of the film Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse. (2.) The Goodfeathers are hired as stunt birds for an Alfred Hitchcock horror movie. They try to keep their jobs, but the move shoot turns out to be harder than they expected. 22 "Guardin' the Garden / Plane Pals" October 13, 1993 (1.) Slappy protects Adam and Eve from eating an apple in the Garden of Eden, just as a snake tries to tempt them to do so. (2.) Onboard a plane, the Warners annoy a tightwad who is forced to sit by them because of a computer error. 23 "Be Careful What You Eat / Up the Crazy River / Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Dump Dump" October 15, 1993 (1.) The Warners sing about the ingredients of junk food. (2.) When Mindy chases a butterfly into a rain forest that is being cut down for wood, Buttons follows and protects her. (3.) The Goodfeathers must help Pesto when he gets his head caught in a plastic six-pack ring while rummaging through the garbage. 24 "Opportunity Knox / Wings Take Heart" October 18, 1993 (1.) Brain wants to steal all of the gold out of Fort Knox. (2.) When a male moth and a female butterfly fall in love they head to the city. 25 "Hercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's Dream" October 19, 1993 (1.) The detective Warners go in search of Marita's missing jewel on a cruise ship filled with "the unusual suspects". (Slappy, Minerva, Pinky and the Brain, Flavio and Marita). Based on the works of Agatha Christie's fictional detective Hercule Poirot. First appearance of Minerva Mink. (2.) Rita gets adopted by Cleopatra. Runt saves her after he finds out that Rita is about to be sacrificed. (3.) The Warners' unique interpretation of Shakespeare, complete with Batman and Robin. 26 "Testimonials / Babblin' Bijou / Potty Emergency / Sir Yaksalot" October 21, 1993 (1.) Several old-time movie stars talk about their encounters with the Warners and how Milton Berle never really liked them. (2.) An old black-and-white Warner cartoon where Dot goes into the movies (literally) to find the sheik of her dreams. One of the first segments where Yakko and Wakko have no spoken dialogue. (3.) In the midst of watching a scary sci-fi movie, Wakko drinks too much soda and scrambles to find an available bathroom. Even after he finds a toilet in his "Gag Bag," his quest to relieve himself goes from bad to worse. Note: Dot has no spoken dialogue at all in this segment. (4.) The Warners are recruited by a medieval king to save his home from a dragon. Guest appearances by Pinky and the Brain. 27 "You Risk Your Life / I Got Yer Can / Jockey for Position" October 25, 1993 (1.) Yakko hosts a game show similar in style and feel to Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life. (2.) A discarded soda can sparks an escalating, one-sided battle of wits between Slappy and her neighbor, Candie Chipmunk. (3.) In order to win funds for his latest world-conquering scheme, Brain enters the Kentucky Derby as the worlds smallest, lightest jockey. But Pinky's meddling alters the outcome of the race in an unexpected manner. First appearance of Pharfignewton. Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme" plays in this skit. 28 "Moby or Not Moby / Mesozoic Mindy / The Good, the Boo and the Ugly" October 26, 1993 (1.) The Warners protect the legendary Moby-Dick from the wrath of Captain Ahab. (2.) In the Stone Age, cavegirl Mindy gets in trouble and Buttons rescues her. (3.) Chicken Boo finds himself in the midst of a spaghetti Western. 29 "Draculee, Draculaa / Phranken-Runt" October 29, 1993 (1.) In an attempt to head towards their ancestral home of Pennsylvania (since their parents are pencils), the Warners end up at the estate of Count Dracula in Transylvania. (2.) Rita and Runt end up being chased by a crazy female mad scientist who wants the idiot dog's brain for her own experiments. 30 "Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled / Moon Over Minerva / Skullhead Boneyhands" October 28, 1993 (1.) Lost once again, the Warners end up in the fiery realm of Hades, where they end up giving Satan his own eternal torment. (2.) A melancholic Minerva Mink avoids the come-ons of a geeky wolf male, until the full moon brings out the real wolf in both of them. (3.) In a parody of Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands, Mr. Skullhead (a character brought over from Tiny Toon Adventures) is adopted and finds acceptance in a suburban family. 31 "O Silly Mio / Puttin' on the Blitz / The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer Concert" November 1, 1993 (1.) After witnessing their stained-glass window get destroyed by a primadonna opera singer, the Warners torment her in their own variations on Carmen. (2.) In the midst of the Nazi invasion of Poland, Rita and Runt help a little girl reunited with her father while avoiding the enemy (and Newt). (3.) Wakko belches Dance of the Hours. 32 "Chairman of the Bored / Planets Song / Astro-Buttons" November 2, 1993 (1.) The Warners are tortured going through the longest, most boring one-sided conversation of their lives courtesy of a drone-voice man, Pip (Ben Stein), they meet at a party. (2.) Yakko sings of the planets in our solar system. (3.) Buttons and Mindy are part of a space colony. 33 "Cartoons in Wakko's Body / Noah's Lark / The Big Kiss / Hiccup" November 3, 1993 (1.) In a running gag throughout the episode, Wakko has various medical maladies caused by cartoons inside of him. (2.) Noah (who looks and speaks like comedian Richard Lewis) is instructed by God to build an ark for the flood and to gather animals two-by-two, including the Hip Hippos. (3.) Chicken Boo is a leading actor who delivers the money-shot kiss in a movie without anyone knowing he's a giant chicken. This episode managed to get away with saying the word "sexy". (4.) Squit gets a case of the hiccups, forcing the other Goodfeathers to come up with different ways to get rid of them. 34 "Clown and Out / Bubba Bo Bob Brain" November 4, 1993 (1.) A clown (who looks and speaks like the Jerry Lewis-esque Mr. Director) is hired by Mr. Plotz for Wakko's birthday party, but Plotz learns from Dr. Scratchensniff that, like Mr. Plotz, Wakko has a fear of clowns. The episode has become somewhat of an internet meme. (2.) The Brain becomes a country-western star in order to plant hypnotic suggestions for world domination. But his main problems in his rise to fame: Pinky keeps screwing up his name. During an interview at Comic Con, Maurice LaMarche stated that this was one of his favourite Pinky and the Brain shorts. 35 "Very Special Opening / In the Garden of Mindy / No Place Like Homeless / Katie Ka-Boo / Baghdad Cafe" November 5, 1993 (1.) The Warners announce that this will be a very special episode. (2.) Brain tries to prepare a plan for world domination, all the while watching over Mindy's mischief. This is followed by an untitled segment where Pinky is swallowed whole by his cage-mate, Rita. (3.) Runt and Pesto find a home with a kind old woman who doesn't like birds. (4.) In Katie Ka-Boom's first appearance, she discovers the hard way that her latest boyfriend is a giant chicken (Chicken Boo to be exact). (5.) The Warner Brothers (and their sister Slappy in place of Dot) pay a visit to a Saddam Hussein spoof, Sodarn Insane. 36 "Critical Condition / The Three Muska-Warners" November 8, 1993 (1.) After two movie critics (parodies of Siskel and Ebert) blast her cartoons on a review show, Slappy decides to get revenge: first by blowing their home up, then by sabotaging their latest film viewing. Includes clips from the Looney Tunes shorts What's Opera, Doc?, Duck Amuck, and Porky in Wackyland. (2.) The Warners, as The Three Musketeers, protect their king from the threat of "The Viper". 37 "Dough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-Regard" November 9, 1993 (1.) The carrier pigeon Goodfeathers are forced to deliver an important message through a World War I battlefield. (2.) The Warners head for summer camp but wind up in basic training instead, leading to chaos, confusion and an angry drill sergeant. (3.) The Southern Rebels of the Civil War are led by Chicken Boo. 38 "Spellbound" November 10, 1993 Pinky and the Brain go on a quest to get the last ingredient for a spell needed to help them conquer the world. This was the only skit that lasted one whole episode, long before Pinky and the Brain got their own spinoff series. 39 "Smitten With Kittens / Alas Poor Skullhead / White Gloves" November 11, 1993 (1.) Rita and Runt find a litter of "puppies" that cling to the stray cat as their mother. (2.) Yakko recites the famed Hamlet soliloquy while Wakko digs and Dot translates. (3.) As Wakko plays piano in the water tower, his gloves run away and have an adventure on their own. 40 "Fair Game / The Slapper / Puppet Rulers" November 12, 1993 (1.) The Warners compete on the game show "Quiz Me Quick" where they drive the host bonkers. (2.) An advertisement about a device that slaps people. (3.) In the 1950s, Pinky and the Brain join the cast of a kids puppet show to influence the baby-boom generation to follow them in the future. 41 "Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter / Broadcast Nuisance / Raging Bird" November 15, 1993 (1.) A short milk ad parody about why Slappy drinks buttermilk. (2.) A TV news anchor refuses to tip the Warners for his lunch, leading to one on-air humiliation after another. This episode got reaired and had a few changes since the producers felt that the Warners were being a little too harsh to the reporter. (3.) Bobby trains to fight a tough bird in order to impress a female in his fighting ability. This movie was inspired by the movies Raging Bull and Rocky. 42 "Animator's Alley / Can't Buy a Thrill / Hollywoodchuck" November 16, 1993 (1.) The Warners are stuck on a forum show with an old animator, who keeps falling asleep as he reminisces about his time at the studio. (2.) The Hip Hippos try to improve their bored lives by going on a dangerous vacation. (3.) An arrogant forest creature gets a job in Hollywood on a TV show while getting angry at everyone in the process. 43 "Of Nice and Men / What a Dump / Survey Ladies" November 17, 1993 (1.) Runt gets adopted and finds himself taking care of a rabbit farm, while Rita is relegated to rat hunting. (2.) Buttons chases Mindy through a landfill and recycling center when she tries to retrieve her favorite old doll, which has been thrown out with the trash. (3.) While trying to find a birthday present at the mall, the Warners keep running into two relentless survey ladies asking about beans and George Wendt. Guest appearance by Fifi LeFume. 44 "Useless Facts / The Senses / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten" November 18, 1993 (1.) Bridging segments: Yakko reveals pieces of completely useless information. (2.) The Warners sing about the senses - the usual five, plus several others. Note: This is one of the few shorts where Wakko's hat is taken off. (3.) Brain gives up his world domination plans for the night so he can woo a new female lab mouse who is more attracted to Pinky. (4.) Rita finds herself unexpectedly adopted by a research gorilla, while Runt sleeps through the whole thing. 45 "Windsor Hassle / ...And Justice for Slappy" November 19, 1993 (1.) The Warners work with the queen of England to restore Windsor Castle after the 1992 fire. (2.) Slappy is put on trial for assaulting Walter Wolf. 46 "Turkey Jerky / Wild Blue Yonder" November 22, 1993 (1.) Native American Warners protect their pet turkey from a Pilgrim who wants him for dinner. Note: cameo appearance by Elmer Fudd (2.) A newly hatched bird tries to find its mother and ends up following a stealth fighter. 47 "Video Review / When Mice Ruled the Earth" November 23, 1993 (1.) The Warners have fun at a video store where the movie covers come to life, sort of an update on the classic cartoon Book Revue. (2.) Pinky and the Brain go back to the dawn of man to influence mice and give them evolutionary advantages to rule the world. 48 "Mobster Mash / Lake Titicaca / Icebreakers" November 24, 1993 (1.) The Warners get into a battle of wits with a Mafia boss (based on Vito Corleone) at his favorite Italian restaurant. (2.) The Warners sing about a South American lake. (3.) Rita and Runt stow away to Florida, but they end up in the Arctic, where they encounter Ross Perot. 49 "A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer Warners" December 6, 1993 (1.) A Warner version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. (2.) A retelling of the birth of Jesus, set to several familiar carols. The Warners (as shepherds) deliver their own spin on "We Three Kings" and jazz up "The Little Drummer Boy." 50 "Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's Universe" November 29, 1993 (1.) Slappy tells Skippy a story about the studio's plans to deliver Christmas presents to the Warners, with Ralph standing in for Santa Claus. (2.) Chicken Boo diguises himself as a department store Santa Claus. (3.) Wakko belches "Jingle Bells." (4.) The Warners run amok at a toy store. Only use of Raymond Scott's song (and classic WB cartoon soundtrack cue) Powerhouse in Animaniacs. (5.) (reairing) Yakko sings a song about the relative vastness of space from one person to the entire universe. 51 "The Warners & the Beanstalk / Frontier Slappy" February 10, 1994 (1.) The Warners climb up the beanstalk where they face a hungry giant. To get him to eat something other than them, the Warners pester him to eat gold eggs and meat in a style similar to Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. Note: This is one of the few shorts where Wakko's hat is taken off. (2.) Slappy finds herself facing pioneer Daniel Boone, who wants to cut down her tree to build his house. 52 "Ups and Downs / The Brave Little Trailer / Yes, Always" February 11, 1994 (1.) Wakko and Dr. Scratchansniff are stuck in an elevator for several hours. Wakko does a Randy Beaman story. (2.) A small trailer has to defend his home against tornadoes while avoiding the grasp of a hungry steam shovel. Note: This episode is a spoof of The Brave Little Toaster, which had writer Deanna Oliver as the voice of the title character in the movie. (3.) A study on voice-acting shows Brain re-enacting an infamous Orson Welles commercial meltdown. 53 "Drive-Insane / Girlfeathers / I'm Cute" February 14, 1994 (1.) Dr. Scratchansniff's date at a drive-in gets out of hand when the Warners join him. (2.) The "girlfriends" of the Goodfeathers take in some alone time by flying to the Grand Canyon, but the boys keep chasing them the whole way. (3.) Dot sings a song about how cute she is while her brothers slowly get sick of the whole spectacle. 54 "Brain Meets Brawn / Meet Minerva" February 15, 1994 (1.) In the late 1800s, Brain steals Dr. Jekyll's formula as part of a scheme to take over the British Empire. (2.) A frustrated and lovelorn Minerva avoids a hunting dog named Newt, who either wants to capture her or have her! This was to be the first Minerva short. 55 "Gold Rush / A Gift of Gold / Dot's Quiet Time" February 16, 1994 (1.) The Warners take revenge on a prospector who steals their entire wealth during the 1840s gold rush in California. (2.) The trials and tribulations of a piece of gold wrapping paper. (3.) Dot sings while trying to find a peaceful place to read. Marks a cameo of the Scotsman from My Bunny Lies Over the Sea. 56 "Schnitzelbank / The Helpinki Formula / Les Boutons et le Ballon (Buttons and the Balloon) / Kung Boo" February 17, 1994 (1.) The Warners sing the "International Friendship Song." (2.) Brain concocts a mystery formula and sells it through infomercials as part of a world-conquering scheme. (3.) Buttons chases Mindy across Paris as she tries to catch a balloon. All spoken lines are in French. (4.) A parody of The Karate Kid where Chicken Boo goes for a martial-arts championship. Note: The theme sung is sung in French. 57 "Of Course, You Know This Means Warners / Up a Tree / Wakko's Gizmo" February 18, 1994 (1.) The Warners show off their assistance on the homefront during World War II. (2.) Rita finds herself stuck up a giant tree in the middle of Nebraska with a case of acrophobia and Runt barking below her. (3.) Wakko shows off a bizarre Rube Goldberg device. 58 "Meet John Brain / Smell Ya Later" February 28, 1994 (1.) Brain throws his hat into the ring to run for President of the United States. (2.) Slappy faces off against a smelly old rival to get her nuts. 59 "Ragamuffins / Woodstock Slappy" March 1, 1994 (1.) An old Warner cartoon where the trio get jobs in a bakery and try to eat everything in sight. One of the few segments with absolutely no spoken dialogue. (2.) In 1969, Slappy and Skippy head for their summer cottage on Woodstock, New York, but find themselves in the middle of a famous music festival. 60 "Karaoke-Dokie / The Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved Me" March 2, 1994 (1.) The Warners want a turn singing at a children's karaoke but are held up by the dull singing Willie Slakmer. (2.) The Brain and Pinky become Batman-styled superheroes in an attempt to gain recognition. (3.) Chicken Boo stars in a James Bond parody. 61 "Baloney & Kids / Super Buttons / Katie Ka-Boom: The Driving Lesson" May 2, 1994 (1.) The Warners are stuck on a kids show with a big, dumb orange dinosaur (parody of Barney & Friends) that gleefully takes all their abuse. (2.) Mindy and Buttons are seen as superheroes. (3.) Katie's dad makes a big mistake when he allows Katie to drive the family car home. 62 "Scare Happy Slappy / Witch One / MacBeth" May 3, 1994 (1.) Slappy takes Skippy out trick-or-treating along a block that includes all her old enemies. (2.) In colonial Salem, Rita and Runt are chased by an over-zealous judge who thinks Rita is a witch. (3.) Dot, Hello Nurse, and Slappy act out the Three Witches' scene from Act IV of the Scottish play, with Yakko translating, and cook up a sinister brew with unexpected results. 63 "With Three You Get Eggroll / Mermaid Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: Call Waiting" May 9, 1994 (1.) Pesto has to watch his sister's egg, but it starts rolling all over town. (2.) Mindy and Buttons are mer-people. (3.) Katie's dad forgets to take a message from one of her friends. 64 "Lookit the Fuzzy Heads / No Face Like Home" May 16, 1994 (1.) Dr. Scratchansniff holds a group therapy session with the Warners and Elmyra Duff, but Elmyra's behavior drives the trio crazy. To escape, the Warners find Buttons and Mindy, and have Elmyra take all the pain Buttons usually gets. (2.) Slappy goes to get plastic surgery, but Walter tries to fiddle with her face. 65 "The Warners 65th Anniversary Special" May 23, 1994 A "live" special that highlights the anniversary of the Warners' creation, from their original roles as sidekicks to the early Looney Tunes character Buddy through their golden age and their occasional breakouts prior to recent times. Behind the scenes, though, a mysterious adversary is plotting their demise. Guest appearances by Slappy and Skippy Squirrel, Elmyra Duff, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, and Tweety. Note: no opening theme.
Season Two: 1994
# Title Original Airdate 66 "Take My Siblings Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning Malaise" September 10, 1994 (1.) In a take on Three Billy Goats Gruff, the Warners attempt to cross over a "troll bridge" between them and a nearby meadow. Note: Wakko sings the first few lyrics of "Tiny Toon Adventures" before saying "Aw, I'm sick of that song," then singing the first verse of Animaniacs. (2.) Mindy follows a clown-painted race car onto the track at the Indianapolis 500. (3.) The Warners annoy rude radio show host "Howie Tern" (a parody of Howard Stern) and challenge him to out-joke them. 67 "Miami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof" November 5, 1994 (1.) The Goodfeathers fly to Miami to visit Pesto's mother and her fiancé, but Pesto tries to put him out of commission in order to stop the wedding. (2.) In a musical parody of Fiddler on the Roof, the Goodfeathers try to determine their relationship with the Girlfeathers, who want to settle down, while the male pigeons just want to hang around their Martin Scorsese statue and Pesto dreams of becoming Godpigeon. 68 "We're No Pigeons / Whistle Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date" September 17, 1994 (1.) The Goodfeathers trick a hungry young owl into believing that they are not pigeons. (2.) Mindy follows a train to blow its whistle. (3.) Katie's date doesn't arrive on time. 69 "I'm Mad / Bad Mood Bobby / Katie Ka-Boom: The Blemish / Fake" November 12, 1994 (1.) The Warners bicker constantly as Dr. Scratchansniff gets them ready for a car trip. First used as a theatrical short. (2.) Pesto and Squit try to get Bobby out of his bad mood. (3.)Katie freaks out when she gets a pimple before her study group. (4.) The Warners try to prove Dr. Scratchansniff that wrestling is fake.
Season Three: 1995-1997
# Title Original Airdate 70 "Super Strong Warner Siblings / Nutcracker Slappy / Wakko's New Gookie / A Quake, a Quake!" September 9, 1995 (1.) In a parody of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the Warners fight against evil monsters and the threat of a giant bug. (2.) Slappy and Skippy resort to extreme measures in order to crack the last nut in the kitchen, accompanied by music from The Nutcracker. Guest appearance by Charlton Woodchuck (from Hollywoodchuck). (3.) Wakko tries to come up with a new "gookie," or bizarre facial expression. (4.) A song about the 1994 Northridge earthquake. 71 "Variety Speak / Three Tenors and You're Out / Bingo" September 16, 1995 (1.) A song about how to read the headlines in Variety Magazine. (2.) Slappy's plans to take Skippy to a baseball game at Dodger Stadium go wrong when an opera performance is scheduled for that night instead. The singers (a parody of the Three Tenors) return at the end of the show to perform a shortened version of the Animaniacs theme. (3.) Dr. Scratchansniff has only one player for his weekly bingo game - Wakko. 72 "Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. Me" September 9, 1995 (1.) The Warners bother Sherlock Holmes for help with their scavenger hunt. (2.) Slappy is asked to attend Walter's funeral, which is really a ruse planned by Walter to blow Slappy sky-high. (3.) The Warners sing about the United Nations to the tune of "Down by the Riverside". 73 "A Hard Day's Warner / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation" September 23, 1995 (1.) In a parody of The Beatles in A Hard Day's Night, the Warners run from their fans as they try to reach a cartoon convention. Guest appearances by Pinky and the Brain; Elmyra Duff is among the crowd of fans. (2.) Slappy tries to get away from the filming of a blockbuster action movie on her vacation day. (3.) The Warners try to tell people to "get a life" instead of going over every little reference in their show. 74 "The Tiger Prince / All The Words in the English Language / The Kid in the Lid / Method to Her Madness" September 30, 1995 (1.) A parody of the opening of The Lion King. (2.) Throughout the episode, Yakko tries to sing the entire dictionary to the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance, similar to the previous classic, Yakko's World. (3.) The Warners visit two children and raise a ruckus in the style of The Cat in the Hat. Guest appearance by Charlton Woodchuck. (4.) In the 1950s, Slappy and Skippy attend a method acting class, which Slappy turns into a comical class. 75 "The Presidents / Don't Tread on Us / The Flame Returns, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" November 11, 1995 (1.) To the William Tell Overture, the Warners sing about all presidents from George Washington to Bill Clinton. (2.) Pinky and the Brain plot to replace the Declaration Of Independence with Brain's Declaration of Obedience, which will make him emperor. (3.) The Flame is present as Longfellow writes his famous poem, "Paul Revere's Ride." 76 "Gimme the Works / Buttons in Ows / Hercules Unwound" October 21, 1995 (1.) Tired of their episode's latest plot, The Warners walk out of the cartoon. (2.) Mindy and Buttons parody The Wizard of Oz. (3.) Pinky and the Brain plan to steal Zeus's lightning bolt. 77 "This Pun for Hire / Star Truck / Go Fish / Multiplication Song" November 4, 1995 (1.) In a parody of The Maltese Falcon and film-noir, the Warners (as detectives) search and protect a mysterious statue from several suspicious characters. (2.) The Warners are beamed onto their favorite old sci-fi show, where they cause chaos to the crew and introduce the engineer to doughnuts. (3.) Wakko gets in a fight with himself over a game of go fish. (4.) Yakko sings a song about multiplying 47 by 83 78 "The Sound of Warners / Yabba Dabba Boo" November 18, 1995 (1.) In a musical parody of The Sound of Music, Mr. Plotz hires Prunella Flundergust, a nanny who unknowingly gives the Warners a hard time with her singing and motherly personality. Since they can't do anything to her (they don't attack people who're nice to them), they get Slappy to take care of her. (2.) Chicken Boo attends a table read for The Flintstones movie. 79 "My Mother the Squirrel / The Party / Oh! Say Can You See / The Twelve Days of Christmas Song" December 21, 1996[a] (1.) The little bird from Wild Blue Yonder returns and is adopted by Slappy. (2.) The Warners invite several people to their water tower in expectation of a surprise guest. (3.) The Flame watches Francis Scott Key write The Star Spangled Banner during the War of 1812. (4.) The bird (accompanied by the Animaniacs orchestra) sings The Twelve Days of Christmas. 80 "Dot's Entertainment / The Girl with the Googily Goop / Gunga Dot" January 4, 1997[a] (1.) Dot is hired to take up an act in a famous musical. When the director, Andy Lloud Webby, becomes annoying, she and her brothers decide to ruin it. (2.) The Warners appear in a parody of old Betty Boop cartoons. (3.) In a parody of Rudyard Kipling's Gunga Din, Dot is the only one with water in a village and every one wants it, because it's hot out. 81 "Soccer Coach Slappy / Belly Button Blues / Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise / Valuable Lesson" January 18, 1997[a] (1.) Slappy is the coach of a Soccer team. Skippy keeps getting hit in the face by the ball, causing him to cry and Slappy deciding to put him out of the game. But at the final game, the last hit by the ball in Skippy's face gives the team the win. (2.) Katie Kaboom gets furious when her parents won't let her wear clothes that are "in-style" at her school, since they make her belly button visible. (3.) The Warners wake up from suspended animation in a spaceship in a parody of 2001: A Space Odyssey. When the computer of the ship orders them to return to their sleeping pods, the Warners refuse to and things get out of hand. (4.) The Warners are visited by the network censors after harassing Attila the Hun. 82 "Wakko's 2-Note Song / Panama Canal / Hello Nurse / The Ballad of Magellan / The Return of the Great Wakkorotti / The Big Wrap Party Tonight" May 3, 1997[a] (1.) Wakko proves to Schratchnsniff that his song made of two-notes is actual music. (2.) A song on the Latin American waterway to the tune of Low Bridge. (3.) Wakko sings an ode to his favorite femme. (4.) The Warners sing a song about Magellan to the tune of Git Along, Little Dogies. (5.) Wakko, using fart sounds from his hands, performs the Chinese Dance from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. (6.) The Warners sing about who's at their wrap party.
Season Four: 1996
# Title Original Airdate 83 "One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock" September 7, 1996 After being made to believe that his aunt Slappy is going insane, Skippy places her in a retirement home for cartoon characters. A parody of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. This is the only Slappy skit that lasted one whole episode, complete with its own opening and end credit sequences. 84 "Cutie and the Beast / Boo Happens / Noel" September 7, 1996
(1.) Parody of Disney's Beauty and the Beast with Dot as the heroine taken in by a beast played by the Tasmanian Devil. The fourth wall was broken almost constantly in this episode. (2.) Chicken Boo re-enacts Forrest Gump. (3.) The Warners sing Noel in some very strange ways.Note: This episode has a cold ending.
85 "Jokahontas / Boids on the Hood / Mighty Wakko at the Bat" September 14, 1996 (1.) Parody of Disney animated films concentrating on Pocahontas, with Dot as the eponymous Native princess. (2.) The Goodfeathers take revenge on Mr. Plotz to the music of Ride of the Valkyries. (3.) A parody of the poem Casey at the Bat, with the Animaniacs crew as the Mudville Nine and Wakko as Casey. 86 "A Very Very Very Very Special Show / Night of the Living Buttons / Soda Jerk" September 21, 1996 (1.) In a blatant attempt to win a humanitarian animation award, the Warners make an extremely politically correct cartoon. (2.) Mindy chases a frog through a graveyard, while Buttons tries to keep waking zombies at bay.(NOTE: This was the only Buttons and Mindy short where Buttons does not get scolded at the end) (3.) After Wakko gets the hiccups from having too much ice cream soda, Yakko and Dot attempt to cure him. 87 "From Burbank with Love / Anchors A-Warners / When You're Traveling from Nantucket" September 28, 1996 (1.) The Warners are partnered with a James Bond caricature on a mission. (2.) Dr. Scratchansniff goes on a vacation. Unfortunately for him, the Warners tag along with him. (3.) Yakko explains in song the different time zones. 88 "Papers for Pappa / Amazing Gladiators / Pinky and the Ralph" October 19, 1996
(1.) The Warners chase Ernest Hemingway around the world when he refuses to sign for his office supply delivery. (2.) The Hippos compete on a parody of American Gladiators. (3.) A sneak peek of a fictional spin-off starring Pinky and Ralph the Guard.Note: The line, "Coming soon to Kids WB", is removed when on other networks.
89 "Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner / No Time for Love / The Boo Network" November 2, 1996 (1.) Ten short films with Wakko being his zany self. (2.) A cuckoo clock bird falls for a real female bird and tries to win her love on the hour. (3.) Chicken Boo diguises himself and create a TV schedule that everybody likes, yet all have chicken-themed programs. 90 "Pitter Patter of Little Feet / Mindy in Wonderland / Ralph's Wedding" November 16, 1996 (1.) The Hip-Hippos are delivered a new baby in the form of The Brain. (2.) Buttons tries to protect Mindy in a "Alice In Wonderland" world. (3.) Ralph unexpectedly gets married to Chicken Boo.
Season Five: 1997–1998
# Title Original Airdate 91 "Back in Style / Bones in the Body" September 8, 1997 (1.) After the closing of the animation department in the early 1960s, the Warners are loaned out to other cartoon studios to help their own studio keep making profit. (2.) The Warners sing about all the bones in the body while referring to Dem Bones. 92 "It / Dot- The Macadamia Nut / Bully for Skippy" September 13, 1997 (1.) Wakko is being chased by something terrifying behind the camera. (2.) A parody of the "Macarena" music video with a song sung by and about Dot, a.k.a. "Macadamia". Nearly the whole cast of Animaniacs star in this. (3.) Skippy is forced to deal with a bully at school at the same time as Slappy faces an advocate against cartoon violence. 93 "Cute First (Ask Questions Later) / Acquaintances / Here Comes Attila / Boo Wonder" October 11, 1997 (1.) Snow White ask the mirror on the wall, who's the cutest of them all and its answer is Dot. Now she's trying to make Dot uncute so she will be the cutest. (2.) The Warners come to America as immigrants, and invade a parody of the TV series Friends. (3.) The Warners sing a song about Attila the Hun. (4.) Chicken Boo assumes the role of Batman's sidekick Robin. 94 "Magic Time / The Brain's Apprentice" May 9, 1998 (1.) Two magicians are hosting a magic show where the Warners are volunteers. (2.) The last ever "Pinky and the Brain" segment in the cartoon, also the only silent one, a parody on The Sorcerer's Apprentice from Fantasia. Ironically, one of the darkest of the Pinky and the Brain shorts as well. 95 "Hooray for North Hollywood (Part I)" January 3, 1998 The Warners write a script for a movie, which is turned down by Mr. Plotz. 96 "Hooray for North Hollywood (Part II)" January 3, 1998 After the Warners' movie becomes a huge hit, Mr. Plotz finds himself sinking deeper and deeper after being let go by his studio. 97 "The Carpool / The Sunshine Squirrels" February 21, 1998 (1.) The Warners join in a carpool where they drive the rest of the passengers crazy. (2.) Slappy and an old partner (voiced by Phyllis Diller) reunite to perform a sketch on a TV show 98 "The Christmas Tree / Punchline (Part I) / Prom Night / Punchline (Part II)" April 25, 1998 (1.) Slappy ends up pestering everyone when her tree becomes the Christmas tree for New York City's Rockefeller Center. (2.) Chicken Boo is asked about the eternal question: "Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?" (3.) Katie KaBoom has been asked to go to the prom. But when her parents refuse to buy her the clothes she needs, she gets angry. (4.) Another question asked to Chicken Boo: "Which Came First: The Chicken or the Egg?" 99 "Birds on a Wire / The Scoring Session / The Animaniacs Suite" November 14, 1998 (1.) The Goodfeathers look out and comment on a sunset. (2.) The Warners drive a conductor crazy for the scoring of their shows. (featuring nearly the entire cast as the studio orchestra) (3.) A clip show segment of "the first ninety-eight episodes" of Animaniacs intended to fill out remaining time in the show's final episode, set to an orchestral arrangement of the show theme and various character themes.
a. ^ Although these cartoons are considered part of season 3, they were all originally aired as full hour episodes (made by combining new shorts with old), with their original half-hour format not airing until season 4.
- ^ Solomon, Charles (September 13, 1993). "TV REVIEWS : 'Pink Panther,' 'Animaniacs' Debut". The Los Angeles Times (USA). http://articles.latimes.com/1993-09-13/entertainment/ca-34699_1_pink-panther. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
- ^ a b This is the order in which the shorts were arranged when the episode originally aired; all subsequent airings were reordered to swap the first and last shorts for unknown reasons.
- ^ Mendoza, N.F. (August 14, 1994). "SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : 'Animaniacs' get on the peace train; Disney's 'Red' gets a court trial". The Los Angeles Times (USA). http://articles.latimes.com/1994-08-14/news/tv-26862_1_disney-channel. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
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