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Dot's Poetry Corner is a recurring segment of the first two seasons of Animaniacs.

Description

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

The Poems

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

The Shoe

There was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe
And boy! Did it stink in there!

Fuzzy Wuzzy

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

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

Jack Sprat could eat no fat
So he became macrobiotic and a giant pain in the neck!

30 Days

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!

The Teapot

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!!!
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

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...

Trivia

  • 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.

See Also

The main Yakko, Wakko, and Dot segments

List of Segments
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot:
(Wheel of MoralityThe Great WakkorottiDot's Poetry CornerTower Escapes, Chases, and ReturnsAnimator's AlleyUseless Facts)
Pinky and the BrainGoodfeathersSlappy SquirrelButtons and MindyRita and RuntChicken BooGood Idea, Bad Idea ("Skullhead Boneyhands") • Mime TimeMinerva MinkRandy BeamanThe Hip HipposThe FlameMiscellaneousEnsemble shorts
Animaniacs (2020-)
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot (Math-Terpiece Theater) • Pinky and the BrainStarbox and CindyThe Incredible Gnome in People's MouthsMiscellaneous
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