List of Animaniacs episodes

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The following is an episode list for the Warner Bros. animated television series Animaniacs. The series premiered on Fox Kids on September 13, 1993,[1] and then began airing on The WB as part of its "Kids' WB" afternoon programming block from 1995 to 1998. Episodes reran on The Hub as of 2013.

Currently, all 99 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.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 1993–1994[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "De-Zanitized / The Monkey Song / Nighty-Night Toon" Rich Arons, Gary Hartle, Dave Marshall, Rusty Mills Paul Rugg, Tom Ruegger, Nicholas Hollander September 13, 1993
(1.) Dr. Scratchansniff relates the story of how he once tried to make the Warners less zany with psychoanalysis. Note: Features a cameo by Porky Pig. (2.) In the style of Calypso music, the Warners and Dr. Scratchansniff sing about their tumultuous relationship. The song is a parody of the song "Monkey", a song by Harry Belafonte from his album Jump Up Calypso. (3.) In a slight parody of the children's book Goodnight Moon, each of the Animaniacs are wished a good night's sleep.
2 "Yakko's World / Cookies for Einstein / Win Big" Alfred Gimeno, Dave Marshall, Rusty Mills Peter Hastings, Tom Ruegger, Paul Rugg 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.

Note: South Africa and Wales are absent from the song. (Scotland is mentioned along with other autonomous regions such as Transylvania and Tibet.) Cambodia is referred to as Kampuchea in the song.
3 "H.M.S. Yakko / Slappy Goes Walnuts / Yakko's Universe" Chris Brandt, Michael Gerard, Alfred Gimeno, Jon McClenehan Paul Rugg and Sherri Stoner September 15, 1993
(1.) The Warners trespass on Captain Mel's beach. He tries to get them to leave. Notes: This cartoon contains parodies of songs from the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore. Portraits of Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Buster Bunny and Babs Bunny are shown in this cartoon. (2.) First Slappy Squirrel cartoon. Slappy tries to get some walnuts in a yard guarded by her nemesis, Doug the Dog. (3.) Yakko sings a song about the relative vastness of space from one person to the entire universe. This cartoon is a parody of the "Galaxy Song" sketch from the movie, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.
4 "Hooked on a Ceiling / Goodfeathers: The Beginning" Rusty Mills and Greg Reyna Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV, Deanna Oliver, Tom Ruegger 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" Alfred Gimeno Peter Hastings, Earl Kress, Tom Ruegger September 17, 1993
Thaddeus Plotz has invited over some very important foreign investors to a business dinner and it's Dr. Scratchansniff's job to train the Warners with manners so they can attend. Note: That was the first episode to be all one big skit.
6 "Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What Are We?" Michael Gerard Paul Rugg and Peter Hastings September 20, 1993
(1.) When Plotz's secretary gets sick, he accidentally hires Yakko, Wakko, and Dot as replacements. (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" Michael Gerard Nicholas Hollander and Sherri Stoner 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" Michael Gerard Nicholas Hollander and Sherri Stoner September 22, 1993
(1.) After Ferman Flaxseed kicks a nun out of his candy store, the Warners pay a visit to him and give him a hard time. (2.) After Skippy gets traumatized with the main character's mother's 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, Vina Walleen. Note: Features a cameo by Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner.
9 "Wally Llama / Where Rodents Dare" Kirk Tingblad, Greg Reyna, Dave Marshall Paul Rugg, Peter Hastings, Tom Ruegger 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" Alfred Gimeno and Dave Marshall Peter Hastings September 24, 1993
Yakko inherits the throne of Anvilania, a small kingdom best known as the world's largest producer of anvils, and eventually takes on the evil dictator Umlaut. This episode was based on the Marx Brothers movie, Duck Soup.
11 "No Pain, No Painting / Les Miseranimals" Alfred Gimeno, Dave Marshall, Rich Arons, Gary Hartle Peter Hastings and Deanna Oliver 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 Val Runt, a rebellious dog in The French Revolution in 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" Alfred Gimeno, Barry Caldwell, Greg Reyna, Dave Marshall Tom Ruegger, Paul Rugg, Earl Kress, Deanna Oliver September 28, 1993
(1.) Papa Bear is having a garage sale (refusing to give any refunds), but runs into problems when the Warners take the expression too literally. Notes: Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny, Dizzy Devil from Tiny Toon Adventures and Batman can be seen during the scene with the crowd running towards Papa Bear's house. (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" Alfred Gimeno, Gary Hartle, Dave Marshall, Michael Gerard Paul Rugg, Nicholas Hollander, Tom Minton September 29, 1993
(1.) While running away from Ralph, the Warners get hired by a Jerry Lewis-based control-obsessed comedy director for his movie, leading to a clash of comedic styles. Soon, the Warners end up directing, giving the director the worst day of his life. (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 speedily drives her brand new car all over town in order to deliver a letter. The second Slappy Squirrel cartoon to feature a Road-Runner and Wile. E. Coyote cameo.
14 "La La Law / Cat on a Hot Steel Beam" Michael Gerard, Rich Arons, Barry Caldwell, Greg Reyna Paul Rugg and Barry Caldwell 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. Notes: Popeye, Swee'pea' and Tom and Jerry are caricatured in this cartoon. Marvin the Martian also makes a cameo.
15 "Space Probed / Battle for the Planet" Gary Hartle, Dave Marshall, Rich Arons, Alfred Gimeno John P. McCann and Peter Hastings 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" Rusty Mills and Jeffery DeGrandis Tom Ruegger, Paul Rugg, John P. McCann October 1, 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 (Walter Wolf, Sid the Squid, and Beanie the Brain-Dead Bison) plot revenge for years of torment. (3.) Wakko belches The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss.
17 "Roll Over, Beethoven / The Cat and the Fiddle" Michael Gerard and Alfred Gimeno Paul Rugg and Nicholas Hollander 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" Michael Gerard and Greg Reyna John P. McCann, Tom Ruegger, Sherri Stoner, Deanna Oliver, Paul Rugg 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 Ivan 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 Tsar Nicholas. Unfortunately, the Warners are his dentists.
19 "Meatballs or Consequences / A Moving Experience" Greg Reyna, Rusty Mills, Dave Marshall John P. McCann and Peter Hastings 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 Swedish 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 "Hearts of Twilight / The Boids" Alfred Gimeno and Michael Gerard Paul Rugg and Deanna Oliver October 11, 1993
(1.) A crazy film director (based on Jerry Lewis and made to look like Marlon Brando) 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 The Birds. They try to keep their jobs, but the move shoot turns out to be harder than they expected.
21 "Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago / Wakko's America / Davy Omelette / The Flame[2]" Barry Caldwell, Rusty Mills, Ron Fleischer, Alfred Gimeno Nicholas Hollander, Tom Ruegger, Randy Rogel, Deanna Oliver, Paul Rugg, Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV October 1, 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 Miss Flamiel's 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.[2]
22 "Guardin' the Garden / Plane Pals" Michael Gerard, Chris Brandt, Rusty Mills, Kirk Tingblad Earl Kress, Tom Ruegger, Nicholas Hollander, Sherri Stoner, John P. McCann October 8, 1993
(1.) Slappy protects Adam and Eve from eating an apple in the Garden of Eden, just as a snake tries to grab it and tempt them to do so. Note: Features a cameo by Baby Plucky from Tiny Toon Adventures. (2.) Onboard a plane, the Warners annoy a tightwad named Ivan Blosky 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" Alfred Gimeno and Greg Reyna Nicholas Hollander, Tom Ruegger, Charles M. Howell IV October 15, 1993
(1.) The Warners sing the ingredients in a carton of ice cream and a candy bar. (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" Micheal Gerard and Alfred Gimeno Tom Minton and Nicholas Hollander October 22, 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, leading to disaster.
25 "Hercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's Dream" Rusty Mills and Dave Marshall Peter Hastings, Stephen Hibbert, Deanna Oliver May 28, 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). 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. Note: Features a cameo by Furrball from Tiny Toon Adventures. (3.) The Warners' unique interpretation of Shakespeare, complete with Batman and Robin.
26 "Testimonials / Babblin' Bijou / Potty Emergency / Sir Yaksalot" Jeffery DeGrandis, Rusty Mills, Barry Caldwell Tom Minton and Paul Rugg June 4, 1993
(1.) Several old-time movie stars talk about their encounters with the Warners and how Milton Berle hated Yakko. (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 when he can't find privacy. Note: Dot has no spoken dialogue at all in this segment. (4.) The Warners are recruited by King Arthur to save Camelot from a dragon. Guest appearances by Pinky and the Brain.
27 "You Risk Your Life / I Got Yer Can / Jockey for Position" Alfred Gimeno, Lenord Robinson, Dave Marshall Paul Rugg, Sherri Stoner, Peter Hastings 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" Michael Gerard and Greg Reyna John P. McCann, Nicholas Hollander, Deanna Oliver, Peter Hastings, Paul Rugg 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" Michael Gerard and Bryon Vaughns John P. McCann 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. Note: Features a cameo by the Tasmanian Devil. (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" Rusty Mills, Alfred Gimeno, Michael Gerard Tom Ruegger, John P. McCann, Nicholas Hollander, Deanna Oliver 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.) First Minerva Mink short. A melancholic Minerva Mink avoids the come-ons of geeky Wilford Wolf, 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" Gary Hartle, Audu Paden, Dave Marshall, Greg Reyna, Jeffery DeGrandis Randy Rogel, Paul Rugg, Tom Ruegger, Nicholas Hollander November 1, 1993
(1.) After witnessing their stained-glass window get destroyed by primadonna opera singer Madame Bruntvin, 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 reunite 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" Rusty Mills, Chris Brandt, Gary Hartle, Rich Arons Tom Minton, Tom Ruegger, Paul Rugg, Sherri Stoner, Nicholas Hollander 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, Francis "Pip" Pumphandle (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" Greg Reyna, Alfred Gimeno, Dave Marshall Shecky Hollander, Dr. Plotz Ruegger, Boom-Boom Stoner, Deanna Oliver 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. Buster and Babs Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures have a cameo in this episode. (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 "sexiest". (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" Greg Reyna, Gary Hartle, Audu Paden, Dave Marshall Nicholas Hollander, Paul Rugg, Sherri Stoner 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. Scratchansniff that, like Mr. Plotz, Wakko has a fear of clowns, resulting in the clown being battered and bruised. The episode has become somewhat of an internet meme. (2.) The Brain becomes a country-western star in order to plant hypnotic suggrestions 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 favorite Pinky and the Brain shorts.
35 "Very Special Opening / In the Garden of Mindy / No Place Like Homeless / Katie Ka-Boo / Baghdad Cafe" Greg Reyna and Lenord Robinson John P. McCann, Nicholas Hollander, Deanna Oliver November 5, 1993
(1.) The Warners announce that this will be a very special episode due to characters being mixed up. (2.) Brain tries to prepare a plan for world domination, all the while watching over Mindy's mischief. This is followed by a segment known as Pinky and the Cat 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 pigeons. (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" Audu Paden and Jon McClenahan Tom Ruegger and Sherri Stoner November 8, 1993
(1.) After movie critics Hiskel and Egbert (parodies of Siskel & 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. Notes: Includes clips from the Looney Tunes shorts What's Opera, Doc?, Duck Amuck, and Porky in Wackyland. Shirley the Loon from Tiny Toon Adventures makes a non-speaking cameo. (2.) The Warners, as The Three Musketeers, protect Louis VIII from the threat of "The Viper".
37 "Dough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-Regard" Greg Reyna, Rusty Mills, Alfred Gimeno John P. McCann, Tom Ruegger, Nicholas Hollander, Deanna Oliver 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 "Spell-Bound" Rusty Mills and Dave Marshall John P. McCann 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" Alfred Gimeno, Dave Marshall, Rusty Mills Deanna Oliver and Nicholas Hollander 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 plays Horatio and 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" Bob Kline, Barry Caldwell, Dave Marshall Peter Hastings and Tom Minton November 12, 1993
(1.) Ned Flat has the Warners compete on his game show "Quiz Me Quick" where they drive him bonkers. (2.) An advertisement about a device that slaps people, commonly used by Slappy. (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" Greg Reyna, Kirk Tingblad, Lenord Robinson Gordon Bressack, Charlie Howell, Deanna Oliver November 15, 1993
(1.) A short milk ad parody about why Slappy drinks buttermilk. (2.) TV news anchor Dan Anchorman 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 Dan. (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" Michael Gerard, Dave Marshall, Greg Reyna Peter Hastings and Paul Rugg November 16, 1993
(1.) The Warners are stuck on a forum show with an old animator named Cappy Cap Barnhouse, 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.) Charlton "Baynarts" Woodchuck gets a job in Hollywood in a film while getting severely injured in the process.
43 "Of Nice and Men / What a Dump / Survey Ladies" Michael Gerard, Barry Caldwell, Rusty Mills Randy Rogel, Sherri Stoner, Deanna Oliver 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 for Dr. Scratchansniff at the mall, the Warners keep running into two relentless and persistent survey ladies asking them questions about beans and George Wendt. Guest appearance by Fifi LeFume and Baby Plucky from Tiny Toon Adventures.
44 "Useless Facts / The Senses / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten" Greg Reyna, Alfred Gimeno, Gary Hartle, Audu Paden Tom Ruegger, Randy Rogel, Peter Hastings, Deanna Oliver 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 Billie, 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" Alfred Gimeno, Jon McClenahan, Jeff Sirgey, Rusty Mills Lisa Malone, Kate Donohue, Paul Rugg, John P. McCann November 19, 1993
(1.) The Warners work with Queen Elizabeth II to restore Windsor Castle after the 1992 fire. (2.) Slappy is put on trial for assaulting Walter Wolf.
46 "Turkey Jerky / Wild Blue Yonder" Gary Hartle and Alfred Gimeno Peter Hastings, Tom Ruegger, Nicholas Hollander November 22, 1993
(1.) Native American Warners protect their pet turkey Mr. Gobble from Myles Standish who wants him for a Thanksgiving feast. Note: Cameo appearance by Elmer Fudd. (2.) A newly hatched bird tries to find its mother and ends up following a F-117A Nighthawk plane.
47 "Video Review / When Mice Ruled the Earth" Michael Gerard and Greg Reyna Randy Rogel, Sherri Stoner, Tom Minton, Gordon Bressack 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. Notes: Cameo appearances by Baby Plucky from Tiny Toon Adventures and Daffy Duck. (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" Greg Reyna, Dave Marshall, Lenord Robinson Nicholas Hollander November 24, 1993
(1.) The Warners get into a battle of wits with Mafia boss Don Pepperoni (based on Vito Corleone) at his favorite Italian restaurant. (2.) The Warners sing about Lake Titicaca. (3.) Rita and Runt stow away to Florida, but they end up in the Arctic, where they encounter Ross Perot.
49 "Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's Universe" Rusty Mills, Greg Reyna, Jeffery DeGrandis, Jenny Lerew, Dave Marshall Randy Rogel, Tom Ruegger, Deanna Oliver, Tom Minton 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 disguises himself as a department store Santa Claus. (3.) Wakko belches "Jingle Bells." (4.) In a parody of Tom and Jerry, 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.
50 "A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer Warners" Rusty Mills and Lenord Robinson Randy Rogel, Paul Rugg, Earl Kress, Tom Ruegger December 6, 1993
(1.) A Warner version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with the Warners as ghosts and Thaddeus Plotz as Ebenezer Scrooge. (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."
51 "The Warners and the Beanstalk / Frontier Slappy" Barry Caldwell, Alfred Gimeno, Jeff Sirgey Deanna Oliver and John P. McCann February 10, 1994
(1.) The Warners get carried up a beanstalk where they face a hungry giant (based on Ralph the Guard). 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. Note: Features a cameo by the Dover Boys.
52 "Ups and Downs / The Brave Little Trailer / Yes, Always" Bob Kline, Lenord Robinson, Michael Gerard, Dave Marshall Paul Rugg, Tom Minton, Peter Hastings February 11, 1994
(1.) Wakko and Dr. Scratchansniff are stuck in an elevator for several hours. (Note: Wakko tells a Randy Beaman story in this episode.) (2.) A small trailer has to defend his home against tornadoes while avoiding the grasp of a hungry steam shovel. Note: This title is a pun on 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 Frozen Peas commercial meltdown.
53 "Drive-Insane / Girlfeathers / I'm Cute" Rusty Mills and Greg Reyna Earl Kress, Paul Rugg, Deanna Oliver, Randy Rogel 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" Michael Gerard, Barry Caldwell, Kirk Tingblad Peter Hastings, Tom Minton, Sherri Stoner 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!
55 "Gold Rush / A Gift of Gold / Dot's Quiet Time" Michael Gerard and Dave Marshall Randy Rogel and Nicholas Hollander February 16, 1994
(1.) The Warners take revenge on a prospector named Jake, who steals their entire wealth during the 1840s gold rush in California. (2.) The trials and tribulations of a piece of gold wrapping paper are shown. (3.) Dot sings while trying to find a peaceful place to read. Features 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" Greg Reyna, Audu Paden, Dave Marshall, Barry Caldwell Randy Rogel, Paul Rugg, Gordon Bressack, Sherri Stoner, Nicholas Hollander, Deanna Oliver February 17, 1994
(1.) The Warners sing the "International Friendship Song" in Germany with their friend, Professor Otto Von Schnitzelpusskrankengescheitmeir. (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. Notes: All spoken lines are in French. Baby Plucky from Tiny Toon Adventures makes a cameo. (4.) A parody of The Karate Kid where Chicken Boo goes for a martial-arts championship. Note: The theme song is sung in French, probably because of "Les Boutons et le Ballon".
57 "Of Course, You Know This Means Warners / Up a Tree / Wakko's Gizmo" Lenord Robinson, Dave Marshall, Greg Reyna, Rusty Mills Tom Minton, Deanna Oliver, Peter Hasrings February 18, 1994
(1.) A 1942 film of the Warners shows 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 large and bizarre Rube Goldberg device that sets off a Whoopee Cushion.
58 "Meet John Brain / Smell Ya Later" Greg Reyna, Kirk Tingblad, Rich Arons, Lenord Robinson Peter Hasings, Earl Kress, Tom Ruegger, Paul Dini February 28, 1994
(1.) Brain throws his hat into the ring to run for President of the United States. (2.) Slappy faces off against her smelly old rival Stinkbomb to get her nuts.
59 "Ragamuffins / Woodstock Slappy" Barry Caldwell, Jon McClenahan, Audu Paden Tom Minton, Joh P. McCann, Tom Ruegger March 1, 1994
(1.) An old Warner cartoon where the trio get jobs in a bakery and try to eat everything in sight, but have to avoid their strict boss who kicks them out when they first enter. One of the few segments with absolutely no spoken dialogue. (2.) In 1969, Slappy and Skippy head for their summer cottage in Woodstock, New York, but find themselves in the middle of a famous music festival. Songs What'm I Singin' For, Crackers, Tomato, Slappy's Polka [3]
60 "Karaoke-Dokie / The Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved Me" Rusty Mills, Jon McClenahan, Dave Marshall, Audu Paden Peter Hastings, Tom Minton, Deanna Oliver 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" Michael Gerard, Dave Marshall, Lenord Robinson, Audu Paden Peter Hastings and Nicholas Hollander May 2, 1994
(1.) The Warners are stuck on a kids show with the big, dumb orange dinosaur Baloney (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. Songs Imagine Song; The Anvil Song; We Love You
62 "Scare Happy Slappy / Witch One / MacBeth" Michael Gerard, Jeff Siergy, Rusty Mills, Jon McClenahan John P. McCann and Deanna Oliver 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 of cooking up Mr. Director. This episode got away with saying the word "hell". Note: This episode was the last to feature Rita and Runt as major characters, though they would make cameos throughout the rest of the series.
63 "With Three You Get Eggroll / Mermaid Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: Call Waiting" Greg Reyna, Dave Marshall, Alfred Gimeno Deanna Oliver and Nicholas Hollander May 9, 1994
(1.) Pesto has to watch his sister Sasha's egg, but it starts rolling all over town. (2.) Mindy and Buttons are mer-people under the sea, and Mindy wanders off as usual. (3.) Katie's dad forgets to take a message from one of her friends.
64 "Lookit the Fuzzy Heads / No Face Like Home" Barry Caldwell, Dave Marshall, Rusty Mills Peter Hastings and John P. McCann 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" Alfred Gimeno Tom Ruegger, Paul Rugg, and Sherri Stoner 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 (Buddy himself) is plotting their demise. Guest appearances by Charlton Woodchuck, Slappy and Skippy Squirrel, Elmyra Duff, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, and Tweety. Note: No opening theme.

Season 2: 1994[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
66 "Take My Siblings Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning Malaise" Michael Gerard, Alfred Gimeno, Dave Marshall Paul Rugg, John P. McCann, Nicholas Hollander 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 "We're No Pigeons / Whistle Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date" Alfred Gimeno and Jenny Lerew Deanna Oliver 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 gets angry when her date doesn't arrive on time.
68 "Miami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof" Alfred Gimeno, Greg Reyna, Gary Hartle Deanna Oliver, Tom Minton, Nicholas Hollander November 5, 1994
(1.) The Goodfeathers fly to Miami to visit Pesto's mother and her fiancé Sam Seagull, 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.
69 "I'm Mad / Bad Mood Bobby / Katie Ka-Boom: The Blemish / Fake" Rich Arons, Audu Paden, Dave Marshall, Gary Hartle, Alfred Gimeno Tom Ruegger, Randy Rogel, Deanna Oliver, Nicholas Hollander, Paul Rugg November 12, 1994
(1.) Yakko and Dot 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 zit before her study group. (4.) The Warners try to prove to Dr. Scratchansniff that wrestling is fake. Last episode to air on Fox Kids.

Season 3: 1995–1996[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
70 "Super Strong Warner Siblings / Nutcracker Slappy / Wakko's New Gookie / A Quake, a Quake!" Audu Paden and Al Zegler Paul Rugg, Earl Kress, Randy Rogel September 9, 1995
(1.) In a parody of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the Warners fight against a giant bug destroying the Warner Studio. (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.) The Warners sing a song about the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Note: The first episode to be aired on The WB Network as part of Kids' WB Saturday morning block from Fox Kids.
71 "Variety Speak / Three Tenors and You're Out / Bingo" Al Zegler, Audu Paden, Liz Holzman Randy Rogel, Jeff Kwinty, Nicholas Hollander, Peter Hastings, Tom Ruegger September 16, 1995
(1.) Yakko and Dot explain to Wakko through 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 by the famed Domino, Pepperoni, and Carumba 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. This episode also features parodies of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Simon.(3.) Dr. Scratchansniff has only one player for his weekly bingo game – Wakko.
72 "Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. Me" Liz Holzman and Audu Paden Peter Hastings, Sib Ventress, Charles M. Howell IV, John McCann 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" Audu Paden and Liz Holzman Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV, Sherri Stoner, Peter Hastings 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 in a commercial 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" Liz Holzman and Al Zegler Peter Hastings, Randy Rogel, Paul Rugg, Tom Ruegger, Jeff Kwinty 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 brother and sister Mary and Scooter 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 Song / Don't Tread on Us / The Flame Returns, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" Al Zegler, Barry Caldwell, Audu Paden Randy Rogel, Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV, Nicholas Hollander 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 can 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" Audu Paden and Barry Caldwell Peter Hastings, John Luden, Nick DuBois October 21, 1995
(1.) Tired of their episode's latest plot (meeting a hot-dog salesman), the Warners walk out of their cartoon. (2.) Mindy and Buttons parody The Wizard of Oz. (3.) After the Warners walk out of this cartoon too, Pinky and the Brain plan to steal Zeus' lightning bolt.
77 "This Pun for Hire / Star Truck / Go Fish / Multiplication Song" Audu Paden, Liz Holzman, Al Zegler Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV, Peter Hastings, Tom Ruegger, Earl Kress, Paul Rugg, Randy Rogel 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 (Minerva, Hello Nurse, Dr. Scratchansniff, and Ralph). (2.) The Warners are beamed onto their favorite old sci-fi show, Star Truck, where they cause chaos to the crew and introduce engineer Squatty to donuts. (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" Alfred Gimeno, Charles Visser, Jon McClenahan, Rusty Mills Paul Rugg and Peter Hastings November 18, 1995
(1.) In a musical parody of The Sound of Music, Mr. Plotz hires Prunella Flundergust (a parody of Maria von Trappe), 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 get Slappy Squirrel 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 12 Days of Christmas Song" Charles Visser Tom Ruegger, Paul Rugg, Nicholas Hollander December 21, 1995[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 little bluebird from Wild Blue Yonder (accompanied by the Animaniacs orchestra) sings The Twelve Days of Christmas, with all the gifts being turtledoves.
80 "Dot's Entertainment / The Girl with the Googily Goop / Gunga Dot" Charles Visser, Jon McClenahan, Rusty Mills Nicholas Hollander, Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV, Randy Rogel January 4, 1996[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.) A showing of the Warners' appearance in a Googi Goop cartoon. (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" Jon McClenahan, Rusty Mills, Liz Holzman, Charles Visser Nick DuBois, Nicholas Hollander, Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV, Paul Rugg January 18, 1996[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 AL5000, 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, their cartoons being too violent.
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" Rusty Mills, Audu Paden, Barry Caldwell, Jon McClenahan Peter Hastings, John McCann, Randy Rogel, Paul Rugg, Tom Ruegger May 3, 1996[a]
(1.) Wakko proves to Schratchnsniff that his song made of two notes is actual music. (2.) Yakko sings a song on the Latin American waterway to the tune of Low Bridge. (3.) Wakko sings a song about his favorite girl, Hello Nurse, of course. (4.) The Warners sing a song about Ferdinand Magellan to the tune of "Git Along, Little Dogies". (5.) Wakko, suffering from laryngitis, uses fart sounds from his hands to perform the Chinese Dance from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. (6.) The Warners sing about their big third-season wrap party at the water tower.

Season 4: 1996[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
83 "One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock" Jon McClenahan and Rusty Mills Nicholas Hollander, Jeff Kwinty, and Tom Ruegger September 7, 1996
After being made to believe that his aunt Slappy is going insane after watching too many tabloid talk shows, Skippy places her in a retirement home for cartoon characters. A parody of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Note: 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" Audu Paden and Charles Visser Kevin Hopps, Rafael Rosado, Audu Paden, Randy Rogel 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 and also got away with using censor bleeps. (2.) Chicken Boo re-enacts Forrest Gump. (3.) The Warners sing Noel in some very strange ways.

Note: This episode has a cold ending where the Warners complain about the makers of the show.
85 "Jokahontas / Boids on the Hood / Mighty Wakko at the Bat" Liz Holzman and Audu Paden Earl Kress, Lance Falk, Randy Rogel 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.) Yakko narrates 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" Liz Holzman, Al Zegler, Audu Paden Randy Rogel, Nick DuBois, Rafael Rosada, Enrique May, Audu Paden 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 drinking a milkshake in a single gulp, Yakko and Dot attempt to cure him.
87 "From Burbank with Love / Anchors A-Warners / When You're Traveling from Nantucket" Charles Visser John P. McCann, Nick DuBois, Randy Rogel September 28, 1996
(1.) The Warners are partnered with Municipal Bond, Agent 0007 on a mission to stop the evil Blowfinger. (2.) Dr. Scratchansniff goes on a vacation. Unfortunately for him, the Warners tag along with him. (3.) Yakko explains in song about the different time zones.
88 "Papers for Pappa / Amazing Gladiators / Pinky and the Ralph" Audu Paden and Al Zegler Brett Baer, David Finkel, Richard Dasakas, Andrew Austin, John Over, Kevin Franks 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 "10 Short Films About Wakko Warner / No Time for Love / The Boo Network" Audu Paden and Charles Visser Tom Minton, Paul Rugg, Marlowe Weisman, Laraine Arkow, John Dubiel November 2, 1996
(1.) 10 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, though he keeps retracting into his clock. (3.) Chicken Boo disguises himself and creates a TV schedule that everybody likes, yet all have chicken-themed programs.
90 "Pitter Patter of Little Feet / Mindy in Wonderland / Ralph's Wedding" Audu Paden and Charles Visser Llyn Hunter, Enrique May, Audu Paden, Nick DuBois November 16, 1996
(1.) The Hip-Hippos are delivered in a new baby in the form of The Brain. (2.) The parody of Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Buttons tries to protect Mindy in an "Alice in Wonderland" world. (3.) Ralph unexpectedly gets married to Chicken Boo.

Season 5: 1997–1998[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
91 "Message in a Bottle / Back in Style / Bones in the Body" Liz Holzman Tom Minton and Randy Rogel September 8, 1997
(1.) The Warners are lost in sea and found a message in a bottle floating. (2.) After the closing of Termite Terrace in 1962, Plotz loans the Warners out to other cartoon studios in order to help Warner Bros. stay profitable. Notes: This cartoon features parodies of Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, The Pink Panther, Underdog, and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones are caricatured. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Yosemite Sam make cameos. Termite Terrace actually closed in 1964, not 1962. (3.) The Warners sing about all the bones in the body, using Mr. Skullhead to demonstrate.
92 "It / Dot - The Macadamia Nut / Bully for Skippy" Jon McClenahan Lenord Robinson, Lennie K. Graves, Tom Ruegger, Nick DuBois September 13, 1997
(1.) Wakko is being chased by something terrifying behind the camera (Dot, who is playing tag with him). (2.) A parody of the "Macarena" music video with a song sung by and about Dot, aka "Macadamia". Every major Animaniacs character except Katie KaBoom and Mr. Skullhead appears in this segment. (3.) Skippy is forced to deal with the school bully, Duke, while Slappy faces an advocate against cartoon violence.
93 "Cute First (Ask Questions Later) / Acquaintances / Here Comes Attila / Boo Wonder" Liz Holzman and Audu Paden, Charles Visser Ralph Soll, Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV, John P. McCann, Marcus Williams October 11, 1997
(1.) Snow White's magic mirror tells her that she is no longer the cutest one of all, so she decides to settle the score with Dot, who has taken her place as the cutest. (2.) The Warners come to the United States as immigrants, and invade the home of the Friends cast. (3.) The Warners sing a song about Attila the Hun. (4.) Chicken Boo assumes the role of Batman's sidekick Robin in order to stop the evil Punchline.
94 "Hooray for North Hollywood (Part 1)" Stephen Lewis, Herb Moore, David Pryor, Kirk Tingblad Randy Rogel and Tom Ruegger January 3, 1998
The Warners write a movie script only to have Mr. Plotz reject it, so they decide to crash a star-studded gala in hopes of making a deal with another studio.
95 "Hooray for North Hollywood (Part 2)" Kirk Tingblad Randy Rogel and Tom Ruegger January 3, 1998
Plotz loses his job after the Warners' movie becomes a box office smash, but they realize that they miss having him yell at them and conspire to bring him back.
96 "The Carpool / The Sunshine Squirrels" Russell Calabrese and Stephen Lewis Nick DuBois, Randy Rogel, Kevin Hopps February 21, 1998
(1.) The Warners join in a carpool where they drive the rest of the passengers crazy. (2.) Slappy and her old partner Suzi Squirrel (voiced by Phyllis Diller) reunite to perform a sketch on a TV show.
97 "The Christmas Tree / Punchline (Part 1) / Prom Night / Punchline (Part 2)" Mike Milo and Charles Visser Nick DuBois, Kevin Hopps, Randy Rogel, Tom Ruegger, Nicholas Hollander April 25, 1998
(1.) After Slappy's tree is cut down and taken to New York City for use as the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, she drives everyone crazy trying to get back to sleep, and the cameo is Yakko, Wakko & Dot. (2.) Chicken Boo and several other characters address the eternal question: "Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?" (3.) Katie KaBoom has been invited to the prom, but gets angry while arguing with her parents over her curfew and what to buy. (4.) Another question is posed: "Which Came First: The Chicken or the Egg?"
98 "Magic Time / The Brain's Apprentice" Audu Paden, Jon McClenahan, Barry Caldwell, Greg Reyna, Ron Fleischer John P. McCann and Randy Rogel May 9, 1998
(1.) The Warners cause chaos when the famous magicians Schnitzel and Floyd invite them onstage as volunteers in their act. (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. The Brain builds robots, and almost succeeds in dominating the world, but Pinky gets in the way.
99 "Birds on a Wire / The Scoring Session / The Animaniacs Suite" Mike Milo Nick DuBois, Kevin Hopps, Randy Rogel, Tom Ruegger November 14, 1998

(1.) The Goodfeathers look out and comment on a sunrise. (2.) Standing in for Richard Stone who is out for the day, Neivel Nosenest is driven completely crazy by the Warners for the scoring of a cartoon. (featuring nearly the entire cast as the studio orchestra) (3.) A clip show segment of "the first 99 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.

Note: This episode aired along with Pinky and the Brain's final episode as part of the Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special. Series Finale.

Direct-To-Video Movie[edit]

Title Original air date
"Wakko's Wish" December 21, 1999
DVD on October 7, 2014
Taking place in winter, the Warner siblings are portrayed as orphans and live in a poor town run by a tax ruling king. Wakko makes a wish to heal a sick Dot upon a star which crash lands over the mountains, and so the Warner siblings try to reach the star before everyone else in town. Includes all the characters from the show and many memorable gags.

VHS[edit]

Several VHS videos were released in the United States in the United Kingdom and Australia. All of these videos are out of print, but are still available at some online sellers. The episodes in the VHS "volumes" were generally jumbled at random and are in no particular order with the series. The other videotapes (with the exception of Animaniacs Stew) feature episodes that had focused on one general subject. Each video featured four to five skits each and was accompanied by a handful of skit intros, with a running time of about 45 minutes.

United Kingdom/Australian[edit]

Video Name (Volumes) Ep # Release Date Episodes Featured
Volume 1 4 September 21, 1993 Ups and Downs; Critical Condition; Wally Llama; Spell-Bound
Volume 2 5 November 2, 1993 Drive Insane; Cat on a Hot Steel Beam; With Three You Get Egg-Roll; Jockey for Position; Woodstock Slappy
Volume 3 7 December 20, 1993 Hooked on a Ceiling; The Big Kiss; Mesozoic Mindy; The Flame; Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov; Nothing But the Tooth; Pavlov's Mice
Volume 4 6 January 23, 1994 Cookies for Einstein; Hiccup; The World Can Wait; The Wild Blue Yonder; Hurray for Slappy; The Three Muska-Warners
Volume 5 5 June 18, 1994 Draculee, Draculaa; Phranken-Runt; Scare Happy Slappy; Brain Meets Brawn; Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled
Volume 6 3 February 23, 1994 Chairman of the Bored; Ta da Dump, Ta da Dump, Ta da Dump Dump Dump; Smell Ya Later; Lookit the Fuzzy Heads; Where Rodents Dare

United States[edit]

Video Name (Collections) Ep # Release Date Episodes Featured
An Animaniacs Sing-Along: Yakko's World 10 August 24, 1994[4] Yakko's World; Wakko's America; I'm Cute; HMS Yakko; I'm Mad; Schnitzelbank; Our First Day of School
Animaniacs: The Warners Escape 4 August 24, 1994[5] Newsreel of the Stars; De-zanitzed; Temporary Insanity; Hello Nice Warners; Video Review
Animaniacs Stew 7 August 24, 1994[6] Slappy Goes Walnuts; Operation Lollipop; Sir Yaksalot; In the Garden of Mindy; Baghdad Café; Yes, Always; Bumbie’s Mom
Animaniacs: Helloooo, Holidays! 8 August 24, 1994[7] Twas the Day Before Christmas; Little Drummer Warners; The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert; A Christmas Plotz; Jingle Boo; Yakko's Universe; A Gift of Gold; Nighty-Night Toons
Animaniacs: Spooky Stuff 6 August 13, 1996[8] Draculee Draculaa; Phranken Runt; Meatballs or Consequences; Hot, Bothered, and Bedeviled; Scare Happy Slappy; Witch One
An Animaniacs Sing-Along: Mostly in Toon 12 August 13, 1996[9] The Ballad of Magellan; The Presidents Song; The Planets; The Panama Canal; Be Careful What You Eat; A Quake, a Quake!; Big Wrap Party Tonight; The Senses; What Are We?; All the Words in the English Language; The Tiger Prince; Hello Nurse

DVD[edit]

Volume one of Animaniacs had sold very well; over half of the product being sold in the first week made it one of the fastest selling animation DVD sets that Warner Home Video ever put out.[10] All 99 episodes are available in 4 DVD box sets, although only Region 1 DVDs have been released so far, but many have said that they work on any DVD player, so they are possibly region free.

DVD Name Ep # Release Date Additional Information
Volume 1 25 July 25, 2006[11] This five disc box set contains the first 25 episodes from season 1. Includes the featurette "Animaniacs Live!", where Maurice LaMarche hosts an in studio via satellite big screen TV with Animaniacs friends (voice actors, composers, etc.) as they comment on the show. The video is presented in its original television aspect ratio, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio in English, with French, Portuguese, and Spanish subtitles.
Volume 2 25 December 5, 2006[12] This five disc box set contains the second 25 episodes (26–50) from season 1. Includes the featurette "The Writer's Flipped, They Have No Script", where Maurice LaMarche leads a gathering of writers on what their favorite Animaniacs episodes are that they wrote.
Volume 3 25 June 19, 2007[13] This five disc box set includes the last 15 episodes (51–65) of season 1, all 4 episodes (66–69) of season 2, and the first 6 episodes (70–75) of season 3. Includes two featurettes: "They Can't Help It if They're Cute, They're Just Drawn That Way": Meet the Character Designers, Storyboard Artists and Art Directors who give life and lunacy to Wakko, Yakko, and Dot; and "They're Totally Insane-y: In Cadence with Richard Stone": The music of Animaniacs, highlighted by a tribute to the late Composer.
Volume 4 24 February 5, 2013[14] This final three disc set contains the remaining episodes of season 3 (76–82) and all of season 4 (83–90) and 5 (91–99).

Notes[edit]

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.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solomon, Charles (September 13, 1993). "TV REVIEWS : 'Pink Panther,' 'Animaniacs' Debut". The Los Angeles Times (USA). Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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). Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Amazon.com Yakko's World product information". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  5. ^ "Amazon.com The Warners Escape product information". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Amazon.com Animaniacs Stew product information". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Amazon.com Animaniacs: Helloooo Holidays product information". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  8. ^ "Amazon.com Animaniacs: Spooky Stuff product information". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  9. ^ "Amazon.com Animaniacs Sing-Along: Mostly in Toon product information". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  10. ^ ""Animaniacs" Vol. 2 on DVD: Wakkorotti and WHV Belch Out Another Great Set". Toon Zone. 2006-12-03. Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  11. ^ Lambert, David (2005-11-10). "How Long Before Animaniacs Escape the Water Tower?". TVShowsonDVD.com. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  12. ^ Lacey, Gord (2006-08-16). "Time to go Wakko (again)-Volume 2 News!". TVShowsonDVD.com. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  13. ^ Lacey, Gord (2007-02-28). "Slappy the Squirrel joins the Warners on Volume 3". TVShowsonDVD.com. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  14. ^ http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Animaniacs-Volume-4/17619
  15. ^ "Animaniacs episodes". Toon Zone. Retrieved 2007-06-16.