"King Yakko" is the 10th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on September 24, 1993.
Dot: Here's the show's namey...
Animation by Wang Film Production
Yakko becomes the heir apparent to the small kingdom of Anvilania. However, a dictator declares war on the kingdom.
- "Let the Anvils Ring (Prologue)"
- "Anvilania's National Anthem"
- "Let the Anvils Ring"
- "In Dear Old Anvilania"
- "Musical Chairs"
- "This Means War(ners)"
- "My Old Anvilanian Home"
- "War Report Finale"
- After "Taming of the Screwy", this is the second episode with one single segment cartoon.
- The entire episode is an homage to the Marx Brothers' film Duck Soup, often considered the best movie starring the Marxes.
- Producer and creator Tom Ruegger has a cel that did not make it to the air in this episode. The cel is from the scene where Yakko tells Prime Minister Hello Nurse that dresses are Dot's department. In the cel, Yakko has his face resting comfortably in Prime Minister Hello Nurse's bosom.
- Beauty and the Beast make a cameo during the 'Polka-Dot' gag.
- Michael McKean and Christopher Guest who voiced Spink and Umlatt respectively were both members of the band Spinal Tap. McKean would go on to be a frequent guest-star in this series and Pinky and the Brain.
- This marks the series' first of many jabs at comedian Bob Hope, who is cast as the court jester, and cannot even tell a punchline without reading the next cue card (a poke at Hope's over-reliance on cue cards).
- When they believe they have won, Dot asks Yakko, what he's going to do next, to which Yakko replies, "I'm going to Dis—", but is interrupted by Umlautt. To add to the joke, the swelling music in the background sounds reminiscent of "When You Wish Upon a Star".
|Rob Paulsen||Yakko Warner|
|Jess Harnell||Wakko Warner, Cabinet Member #2|
|Tress MacNeille||Dot Warner, Prime Minister Hello Nurse|
|Frank Welker||Narrator, Court Jester, Cabinet Member #1|
|Jeff Bennett||Very Arch Bishop, Perry Coma, Cabinet Member #3|