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"No Pain, No Painting/Les Miseranimals" is the 11th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on September 27th, 1993.

Theme Song


Variable Line

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: (spoken) How urbane-y...

Tower Escape

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

Tower Escape ep11


The Warners escape the water tower with giant bubble.

No Pain, No Painting


Animation by Wang Film Production


The Warners audition as models for noted painter Pablo Picasso, who is attempting to find a new style of painting.




  • The shot of Wakko playing the rimshot after the Christie Brinkley joke is reused from "Taming of the Screwy".


  • Picasso speaks with a French accent in the cartoon, probably because the animators mistaken the fact he worked in France as his birthplace. In actuality, Picasso was a native of Spain.


Dot: I would be a great model. What does Christie Brinkley have that I don't have?
Yakko and Wakko: Billy Joel?
Yakko: Did you know there's "P.P" on your smock?"
Dot: Disgusting!
Pablo Picasso: No, no! P.P. stands for Pablo Picasso!
Pablo Picasso: I painted these in my Blue Period and these in my Rose Period.
Yakko: What is next, your Plaid Period?
Dot is dressed in a tartan
Dot: Plaid? Yah, I can do plaid!
Yakko: I’ve got the beans!
Wakko: I’ve got the ketchup!
Dot: (shakes her bottom) I’ve got the buns!
Yakko: Says you!

Les Miseranimals


Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


In France, Runt is captured by the Pound (he was set up and wrongly accused of stealing a bone from a guard dog, Camenbert) and Rita is captured along with many other cats by a restaurant that serves no meat. The chef of the restaurant, Tristesse quickly plans to repair his restaurant’s reputation by making all his cats part of a new recipe. The other stray cats (a slightly pudgy yellow cat, an orange cat with dark red stripes, a Tonkinese and a gray/beige kitten in particular) are soon praying for Rita to be put in the recipe.

As Rita waits for her end, it turns out that Runt has escaped the pound and is coming to the rescue with a pack of poodles. During and even after the rescue, Tristesse and Camenbert turn up and attempt to inference, but both meet their comeuppance when Tristesse accidentally causes the pen he kept the stray cats in to collapse next to Camenbert and with him inside. After that, Rita, Runt, the cats and the poodles freely move on to Paris.



  • "I, Camenbert" (Camenbert)
  • "At The End Of My Fork" (Tristesse and customers, to the tune of "At the End of the Day" from Les Misérables)
  • "Look At Rita!" (Kitty Dukockis, Cat Ballue, Kitty Litter and unidentified kitten, to the tune of "Lovely Ladies" from Les Misérables)
  • "Flat In Gay Paree" (Rita, to the tune of "Castle on a Cloud" from Les Misérables)
  • "I Am Definitely Runt" (Runt, to the tune of "Who Am I?" from Les Misérables)
  • "Rita and Runt" (Rita and Runt, to the tune of "Red and Black" (first) and "A Little Fall of Rain" (second) from Les Misérables)
  • "Do You Hear The Poodles Bark?" (Runt and Poodles, to the tune of "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from Les Misérables)
  • "Dig Down" (Rita, Runt, Poodles and Cats, to the tune of "Look Down" from Les Misérables)
  • "Bitten In The Butt" (Tristesse, to the tune of "Master of the House" from Les Misérables)
  • "Runt and Camenbert" (Runt and Camenbert, to the tune of "The Confrontation" from Les Misérables)
  • "At The End Of The Road" (Rita, Runt, Poodles and Cats, to the tune of "At the End of the Day" from Les Misérables)


  • Parody of the hit musical Les Misérables.
  • The cats sing "Oh save us, God, we're living with a Sweeney Todd". This is a reference to Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, of British folklore who would cut the throats of those he shaved and make them into pies. He would later be immortalized in the Stephen Sondheim musical of the same name.
  • This is the first episode of Rita and Runt where Runt sings.

Chase Ending

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

Chase Ending ep11


The Warners return to the water tower using a flip switch from Wakko's gag bag. When the switch is flipped down, an escalator comes out of the tower. When Ralph flips the switch back up, an anvil falls on his head. The Warners shrug and go back into the tower.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dog models
Jess Harnell

Wakko Warner, Dog models

Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Corpulent Yellow Cat
Jeff Bennett Tristesse, Pablo Picasso
Frank Welker Runt, Narrator
Jim Cummings Camenbert
Paul Eiding Miserable Diner
Karen Hartman Kitty Ducockis
Nancy Linari Cat Ballue
Lisa Raggio Kitty Litter
and Bernadette Peters as Rita


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List of Animaniacs (Original Series) episodes
Season 1
De-Zanitized / The Monkey Song / Nighty-Night ToonYakko's World / Cookies for Einstein / Win BigH.M.S. Yakko / Slappy Goes Walnuts / Yakko's UniverseHooked on a Ceiling / Film Projector Transition / Goodfeathers: The BeginningTaming of the ScrewyFlipper Parody / Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What are We?Piano Rag / When Rita Met RuntThe Warners' Lot Song / The Big Candy Store / Bumbie's MomWally Llama / Where Rodents DareKing YakkoNo Pain, No Painting / Les MiseranimalsGarage Sale of the Century / Fortunes / West Side PigeonsHello Nice Warners / La Behemoth / Little Old Slappy From PasadenaLa La Law / Cat on a Hot Steel BeamSpace-Probed / Battle for the PlanetChalkboard Bungle / Hurray for Slappy / The Great Wakkorotti: The Master & His MusicRoll Over, Beethoven / The Cat and the FiddlePavlov's Mice / Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov / Nothing But the ToothMeatballs or Consequences / A Moving ExperienceHearts of Twilight / The BoidsThe Flame / Wakko's America / Davy Omelette / Four Score and Seven Migraines AgoGuardin' the Garden / Plane PalsBe Careful What You Eat / Session 1 / Up the Crazy River / Session 2 / Ta Da DumpYakko's World of Baldness / Opportunity Knox / Wings Take HeartHercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's DreamTestimonials / Babblin' Bijou / Potty Emergency / Sir YaksalotYou Risk Your Life / I Got Yer Can / Jockey for PositionMoby or Not Moby / Mesozoic Mindy / The Good, the Boo, and the UglyDraculee, Draculaa / Phranken-RuntHot, Bothered and Bedeviled / Moon Over Minerva / Skullhead BoneyhandsO Silly Mio / Puttin' on the Blitz / The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer ConcertChairman of the Bored / Planets Song / Astro-ButtonsCartoons in Wakko's Body 1 / Noah's Lark / Cartoons in Wakko's Body 2 / The Big Kiss / Cartoons in Wakko's Body 3 / Hiccup / Cartoons in Wakko's Body ConclusionClown and Out / Bubba Bo Bob BrainVery Special Opening / Animaniacs Stew / In the Garden of Mindy / Pinky and the Cat / We've Been Mixing Up the Scripts / No Place Like Homeless / Katie Ka-Boo / We Found This Old Computer / Dottie the Squirrel / Baghdad CaféCritical Condition / The Three Muska-WarnersDough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-RegardSpellboundSmitten with Kittens / Alas Poor Skullhead / White GlovesCasablanca Opening / Fair Game / The Slapper / Puppet RulersButtermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter / Broadcast Nuisance / Raging BirdAnimator's Alley / HollywoodchuckOf Nice and Men / What a Dump! / Survey LadiesUseless Facts / The Senses Song / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten / • Mary Tyler Dot Song / Windsor Hassle / ...And Justice for SlappyTurkey Jerky / Wild Blue YonderVideo Review / When Mice Ruled the EarthMobster Mash / Lake Titicaca / IcebreakersVery Special Opening / A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer WarnersSlippin' on the Ice / 'Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's UniverseBranimaniacs / The Warners and the Beanstalk / Frontier SlappyUps and Downs / The Brave Little Trailer / Yes, AlwaysDrive-Insane / Girlfeathers / I'm CuteBrain Meets Brawn / Meet MinervaGold Rush / A Gift of Gold / Dot's Quiet TimeSchnitzelbank / The Helpinki Formula / Les Boutons et le Ballon / Kung BooOf Course You Know, This Means Warners / Up a Tree / Wakko's GizmoOh, Oh, Ethel / Inkblot Test / Meet John Brain / Smell Ya LaterRagamuffins / Woodstock SlappyKaraoke Dokie / Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved MeBaloney & Kids / Super Buttons / Katie Ka-Boom: The Driving LessonScare Happy Slappy / Witch One / MacBethWith Three, You Get Eggroll / Mermaid Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: Call WaitingLookit the Fuzzy Heads / No Face Like HomeMy Father the Tuna / The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special
Season 2
Take My Siblings, Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning MalaiseWe're No Pigeons / Whistle-Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken DateMiami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof / CooI'm Mad / Bad Mood Bobby / Katie Ka-Boom: The Blemish / Fake
Season 3
Super Strong Warner Siblings / Nutcracker Slappy / Wakko's New Gookie / A Quake, a Quake!Variety Speak / Three Tenors and You're Out / BingoPreviously on Animaniacs / Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. MeA Hard Day's Warners / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life FoundationThe Tiger Prince / All The Words in the English Language (Part 1) / The Kid in the Lid / All The Words in the English Language (Part 2) / Method to Her Madness / All The Words in the English Language (Part 3)The Presidents Song / Don't Tread on Us / The Flame ReturnsGimme the Works / Buttons in Ows / Hercules UnwoundThis Pun for Hire / Star Truck / Go Fish / Multiplication (song)The Sound of Warners / Yabba Dabba BooMy Mother the Squirrel / The Party / Oh! Say Can You See / The Twelve Days of ChristmasDot's Entertainment / The Girl with the Googily Goop / Gunga Dot2001 Parody 1 / Soccer Coach Slappy 2001 Parody 2 / Belly Button Blues / Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise / Valuable LessonWakko's 2-Note Song / Panama Canal / Hello Nurse / The Ballad of Magellan / The Return of the Great Wakkorotti / The Big Wrap Party Tonight
Season 4
One Flew Over the Cuckoo ClockCutie and the Beast / Boo Happens / Noel / Cold EndingAnimani-rats /• Jokahontas / Boids on the Hood / Mighty Wakko at the BatA Very Very Very Very Special Show / Night of the Living Buttons / Soda JerkFrom Burbank with Love / Anchors A-Warners / When You're TravelingParody Commercials / Papers for Pappa / Amazing Gladiators / Pinky and the RalphTen Short Films About Wakko Warner / No Time for Love / The Boo NetworkPitter Patter of Little Feet / Mindy in Wonderland / Ralph's Wedding
Season 5
Moosage in a Bottle / Back in Style / Bones in the BodyIt / Dot - The Macadamia Nut / Bully for SkippyCute First (Ask Questions Later) / Acquaintances / Here Comes Atilla / Boo WonderMagic Time / The Brain's Apprentice
Hooray for North Hollywood: (Part 1Part 2)
The Carpool / The Sunshine SquirrelsThe Christmas Tree / Punchline (Part 1) / Prom Night / Punchline (Part 2)
The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special:
(Birds on a Wire / The Scoring Session / Transition: Very Special Opening / The Animaniacs Suite)