Dot's Poetry Corner is a recurring segment of the first two seasons of Animaniacs.
In the short segment, Dot recites her own interpretations of well-known poems at a coffee shop. In the final segment, she recited an original poem that she wrote herself in the style of "This Is the House That Jack Built", but gets booed by the audience and loses the TV viewers' interest. Every single sketch from this sub-series was animated by Freelance Animators Co., Ltd..
Episodes Featuring Dot's Poetry Corner
- Ep19: Little Miss Muffet
- Ep27: The Shoe (There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe); Fuzzy Wuzzy
- Ep39: Ode to Jack (Jack Be Nimble); This Little Piggy
- Ep44: Humpty Dumpty
- Ep48: Requiem for a Lamb (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
- Eq61: Jack Sprat; 30 Days (30 Days Hath December)
- Eq64: Old King Cole; Ode to a Veggie (Beans Beans, the Musical Fruit)
- Ep66: The Teapot (I'm a Little Teapot); Roses are Red; The Poem That I Wrote
Little Miss Muffet
- Little Miss Muffet
- Sat on her tuffet,
- And what a big tuffet she had.
- If you're feeling insecure,
- Just stand next to her
- And then you won't feel quite so bad
- There was an old woman
- Who lived in a shoe
- And boy! Did it stink in there!
- Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
- Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
- Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy
- So he changed his name to "Ed Asner."
Ode to Jack
- Jack be nimble,
- Jack be quick,
- Jack jumped over the candlestick
- And burned his butt
This Little Piggy
- This little piggy went to market
- This little piggy stayed home
- And this little piggy got her own primetime sitcom
- Which really kills me, 'cause I'm so much more talented than she is!
- Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
- Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
- Humpty Dumpty retained a lawyer
- And settled out of court for a lot of money and ownership of the wall.
Requiem for a Lamb
- Mary had a little lamb
- With mint jelly.
- Jack Sprat could eat no fat
- So he became macrobiotic and a giant pain in the neck!
- Thirty days hath September,
- April, June, and November.
- All the rest have thirty-one,
- Except for my uncle Spit, who was given thirty to life!
Old King Cole
- Old King Cole was a merry old soul
- And a merry old soul was he
- He called for his pipe
- And he called for his bowl
- And he called information for numbers he could have easily looked up in the phone book.
Ode to a Veggie
- Beans, beans, the musical fruit
- The more you eat, the more they kick you off the air if you finish this poem!
- I'm a little teapot
- Short and stout
- Here is my handle
- And here is a note from my shrink!!
- HE SAYS I'M GETTING BETTER!!!
- LAST WEEK, I THOUGHT I WAS A TOASTER OVEN!!!
Roses are Red
- Roses are red,
- Violets are blue,
- That's what they say,
- But it just isn't true.
- Roses are red,
- And apples are, too.
- But violets are violet.
- Violets aren't blue.
- An orange is orange,
- But Greenland's not green.
- A pinky's not pink,
- So what does it mean?
- To call something blue
- When it's not, we defile it.
- But, aw, what the heck?
- It's hard to rhyme "violet."
The Poem That I Wrote
- This is the poem that I wrote.
- These are the words that are in the poem that I wrote.
- This is the mouth that's saying the words that are in the poem that I wrote.
- This is the person who has the mouth that's saying the words that are in the poem that I wrote.
- This is the audience who would do anything to shut up the person who has the mouth that's saying the words that are in the poem that I wrote.
- This is the TV show that tortures the audience until they would do anything to shut up the person who has the mouth...
- The street signs at the beginning have the names Ising and Noble on them. Ising is a reference to Rudolf Ising, one of the earliest animators at Warner Bros. who co-created the character of Bosko, and Noble is Maurice Noble, a layout artist and background artist at Warner Bros. Animation who worked for Chuck Jones' unit.
- The segment is briefly referenced in the Slappy Squirrel cartoon "Method to Her Madness."
- Dot recites her "Roses are Red" poem again in a cutscene of Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt.
The main Yakko, Wakko, and Dot segments