Animaniacs Episode 14
Air date: September 30, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Dot: Here's the show's namey...
Gag credit(s): Babysitter-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Cowabunga!
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List of Animaniacs Episodes

Newsreel of the Stars

See also: Episode 1: De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon


  • At the end, instead of fading out, it goes straight into the theme song.

Theme song


Last line

Dot: Here's the show's namey...

Mime Time


Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

Today on "Mime Time":
Trapped in an imaginary box.

A safe drops on the mime.


  • The first Mime Time short.

La La Law (406-718)


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Michael Gerard & Rich Arons

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


In a parody of L.A. Law‚ the Warners represent Dr. Scratchansniff for a parking ticket violation.


  • The judge (from Tiny Toon Adventures episode Gang Busters) is briefly drawn with five fingers on his right hand as opposed to the usual four. After Yakko puts his hand down, he has four again.
  • Mac, Emily and Amanda Duff from the "Elmyra's Family" episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures are seen in the jury stand.

  • The Mime makes a cameo.
  • Yakko is accused of "badgering the witness", a courtroom violation in which the interregator acts rudely toward a witness, when he is actually badgering the defendant. He then puts away the badger (as a pun), and brings out a goat as an act of "goating the witness". This is a pun on "goding the witness", a courtroom violation in which the interregator attempts to encourage the witness to continue his or her story to give the interregator an advantage. The judge responds to all this by warning them if they continue he will hold them in contempt, a term which means that the person has a bad relationship with the courtroom officials. This status often leads to a guilty verdict.


Mime Time


Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Today on "Mime Time":
Throwing an imaginary football.

The mime gets tackled by a football team.

Cat on a Hot Steel Beam (406-802)


Written by Barry Caldwell
Directed by Barry Caldwell & Greg Reyna

Animation by Akom Film Production

Mindy follows Pussyfoot onto a construction site, while Buttons attempts to keep her out of danger.


  • The title is a parody of the Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  • The cat that Mindy chases is Pussyfoot, best known for appearing in cartoons with Marc Anthony the bulldog.
  • At one point‚ parodies of the characters of Popeye and Swee' Pea (here named "Green Bean") and Tom & Jerry appear at the construction site, most likely to emphasize the point that the whole "baby being chased on a construction site" plotline has been done to death in other cartoons.
  • The Warners also appear at the same point. Wakko runs back to kiss Buttons inexplicably.

  • When Buttons protects Mindy by extending a plank‚ he ends up on the moon and sees Marvin the Martian.
  • Part of Mindy's Mom's head, specifically, her chin, is seen when she is trying to work the toaster.

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  • Amanda Duff from the Elmyra's Family episodes of Tiny Toons can be seen in the crowd at the end.
  • This is the first time that Mindy has a conversation with an adult and repeatedly asks, "Why?".


  • Buttons follow Mindy and Pussyfoot as they are walking to the end of a I beam. Buttons nails a board to the bottom of the I beam with a nail gun. The next scene the board is on top of the beam. When Button comes back with more wood the board is on the bottom again.

Mime Time


Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Today on "Mime Time":
Pulling an imaginary rope.

The mime gets squashed by a sandbag.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Construction Worker #2
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Gery Bilchmoytner, Mindy's Mother
John Ingle Judge
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Maurice LaMarche Reporter, Marvin the Martian, Sailor, Construction Worker #1
Frank Welker Buttons, Mindy's Father
Tom Bodett Announcer

Kathryn Page's Credit



Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Cowabunga!

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List of Animaniacs Episodes
Season 1
De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon; Yakko's World/Cookies for Einstein/Win Big; H.M.S. Yakko/Slappy Goes Walnuts/Yakko's Universe; Hooked on a Ceiling/Goodfeathers: The Beginning; Taming Of The Screwy; Temporary Insanity/Operation: Lollipop/What are We?; Piano Rag/When Rita Met Runt; The Big Candy Store/Bumbie's Mom; Wally Llama/Where Rodents Dare; King Yakko; No Pain, No Painting/Les Miseranimals; Garage Sale of the Century/West Side Pigeons; Hello Nice Warners/La Behemoth/Little Old Slappy from Pasadena; La La Law/Cat on a Hot Steel Beam; Space-Probed/Battle for the Planet; Chalkboard Bungle/Hurray for Slappy/The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and His Music; Roll Over, Beethoven/The Cat and the Fiddle; Pavlov's Mice/Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov/Nothing But the Tooth; Meatballs or Consequences/A Moving Experience; Hearts of Twilight/The Boids; The Flame/Wakko's America/Davy Omelette/Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago; Guardin' the Garden/Plane Pals; Be Careful What You Eat/Up the Crazy River/Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Dump Dump; Opportunity Knox/Wings Take Heart; Hercule Yakko/Home on De-Nile/A Midsummer Night's Dream; Testimonials (Animaniacs)/Babblin' Bijou Potty Emergency/Sir Yaksalot; You Risk Your Life/I Got Yer Can/Jockey for Position; Moby or Not Moby Mesozoic Mindy The Good, the Boo, and the Ugly Draculee, Draculaa Phranken-Runt Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled Moon Over Minerva Skullhead Boneyhands O Silly Mio Puttin' on the Blitz The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer Concert Chairman of the Bored Planets Song Astro-Buttons Cartoons in Wakko's Body 1 Noah's Lark Cartoons in Wakko's Body 2 The Big Kiss Hiccup Cartoons in Wakko's Body Conclusion Clown and Out Bubba Bo Bob Brain In the Garden of Mindy No Place Like Homeless Katie Ka-Boo Baghdad Cafe Critical Condition The Three Muska-Warners Dough Dough Boys Boot Camping General Boo-Regard Spellbound Smitten with Kittens Alas Poor Skullhead White Gloves Fair Game The Slapper Puppet Rulers Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter Broadcast Nuisance Raging Bird Animator's Alley Can't Buy a Thrill Hollywoodchuck Of Nice and Men What a Dump! Survey Ladies Useless Fact 1 The Senses Song Useless Fact 2 Dot's Poetry Corner The World Can Wait Useless Fact 3 Kiki's Kitten Useless Fact 4 Windsor Hassle ...And Justice for Slappy Turkey Jerky Wild Blue Yonder Video Revue When Mice Ruled the Earth Mobster Mash Lake Titicaca Icebreakers A Christmas Plotz Little Drummer Warners Twas the Day Before Christmas Jingle Boo The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert Toy Shop Terror Yakko's Universe The Warners and the Beanstalk Frontier Slappy Ups and Downs The Brave Little Trailer Yes, Always Drive-Insane Girlfeathers I'm Cute Brain Meets Brawn Meet Minerva Gold Rush A Gift of Gold Dot's Quiet Time Schnitzelbank The Helpinki Formula Le Bouton et le Ballon Kung Boo Of Course You Know, This Means Warners Up a Tree Wakko's Gizmo Meet John Brain Smell Ya Later Ragamuffins Woodstock Slappy Karaoke-Dokie Cranial Crusader The Chicken Who Loved Me Baloney and Kids Super Buttons Katie Ka-Boom: The Driving Lesson Scare Happy Slappy Witch One MacBeth With Three, You Get Eggroll Mermaid Mindy Katie Ka-Boom: Call Waiting Lookit the Fuzzy Heads No Face Like Home The Warners 65th Anniversary Special
Season 2
Take My Siblings, Please The Mindy 500 Morning Malaise Miami Mama-Mia Pigeon on the Roof We're No Pigeons Whistle-Stop Mindy Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date I'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 Bingo Deduces Wild Rest in Pieces U.N. Me A Hard Day's Warners Gimme a Break Buttons in Ows Hercules Unwound This Pun for Hire Star Truck Go Fish Multiplication (song) The Sound of Warners Yabba Dabba Boo My Mother the Squirrel The Party Oh Say Can You See The Twelve Days of Christmas Dot's Entertainment The Girl with the Googily Goop Gunga Dot Soccer Coach Slappy Belly Button Blues Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise Valuable Lesson Wakko'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 Clock Cutie and the Beast Boo Happens Noel Jokahontas Boids on the Hood Mighty Wakko at the Bat A Very Very Very Very Special Show Night of the Living Buttons Soda Jerk From Burbank with Love Anchors A-Warners When You're Traveling Papers for Pappa Amazing Gladiators Pinky and the Ralph Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner No Time for Love The Boo Network Pitter Patter of Little Feet Mindy in Wonderland Ralph's Wedding
Season 5
Back in Style Bones in the Body It Dot- The Macadamia Nut Bully for Skippy Cute First (Ask Questions Later) Acquaintances Here Comes Atilla Boo Wonder Magic Time The Brain's Apprentice Hooray for North Hollywood (Part I) Hooray for North Hollywood (Part II) The Carpool The Sunshine Squirrels The Christmas Tree Punchline (Part I) Prom Night Punchline (Part II) Birds on a Wire The Scoring Session The Animaniacs Suite
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