"La La Law/Cat on a Hot Steel Beam" is the 14th episode of the original . It originally aired on September 30th, 1993.
Animaniacs See also:
Episode 1: De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon#Newsreel of the Stars
Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.
At the end, instead of fading out, it goes straight into the theme song.
Dot: Here's the show's namey...
Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.
Today on Mime Time The Mime is trapped in an imaginary box.
A safe then drops on him.
This is the first Mime Time short.
La La Law
Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha
In a parody of
L.A. Law‚ the Warners represent Dr. Scratchansniff for a parking ticket violation. In typical Warner fashion, the trial goes totally insane-y!
This episode had the working title of "Warners at Traffic Court".
The judge (from
episode Tiny Toon Adventures 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 are seen in the jury stand. Tiny Toon Adventures 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.
After the Warners spin into jury outfits near the beginning, they wear them for the rest of the episode.
Benny Stulwitz-Larry Drake Victor Sifuentes-Jimmy Smits
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
Akom Film Production
Mindy follows Pussyfoot the kitten 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.
Mary Melody from
makes a cameo jumping rope when Buttons runs after Mindy. Tiny Toon Adventures 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?".
Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Today on Mime Time
Pulling an imaginary rope.
The mime gets squashed by a sandbag.
List of Animaniacs Episodes
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 / Film Projector Transition / Goodfeathers: The Beginning • Taming of the Screwy • Flipper Parody / Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What are We? • Piano Rag / When Rita Met Runt • The Warners' Lot Song / 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 / Fortunes / 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 & 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 / Session 1 / Up the Crazy River / Session 2 / Ta Da Dump • Yakko's World of Baldness / Opportunity Knox / Wings Take Heart • Hercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's Dream • Testimonials / 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 / Cartoons in Wakko's Body 3 / Hiccup / Cartoons in Wakko's Body Conclusion • Clown and Out / Bubba Bo Bob Brain • Very 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 Café • Critical Condition / The Three Muska-Warners • Dough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-Regard • Spellbound • Smitten with Kittens / Alas Poor Skullhead / White Gloves • Casablanca Opening / Fair Game / The Slapper / Puppet Rulers • Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter / Broadcast Nuisance / Raging Bird • Animator's Alley / Hollywoodchuck • Of Nice and Men / What a Dump! / Survey Ladies • Useless Facts / The Senses Song / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten / • Mary Tyler Dot Song / Windsor Hassle / ...And Justice for Slappy • Turkey Jerky / Wild Blue Yonder • Video Review / When Mice Ruled the Earth • Mobster Mash / Lake Titicaca / Icebreakers • Very Special Opening / A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer Warners • Slippin' on the Ice / 'Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's Universe • Branimaniacs / 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 • Oh, Oh, Ethel / Inkblot Test / Meet John Brain / Smell Ya Later • Ragamuffins / Woodstock Slappy • Karaoke Dokie / Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved Me • Baloney & 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 • My Father the Tuna / The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special
Take My Siblings, Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning Malaise • We're No Pigeons / Whistle-Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date • Miami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof / Coo • I'm Mad / Bad Mood Bobby / Katie Ka-Boom: The Blemish / Fake
Super Strong Warner Siblings / Nutcracker Slappy / Wakko's New Gookie / A Quake, a Quake! • Variety Speak / Three Tenors and You're Out / Bingo • Previously on / Animaniacs Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. Me • A Hard Day's Warners / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation • The 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 Returns • Gimme the Works / 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
One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock • Cutie and the Beast / Boo Happens / Noel / Cold Ending • Animani-rats /• 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 • Parody Commercials / 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
Message in a Bottle / 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 • Part II) • The Carpool / The Sunshine Squirrels • The Christmas Tree / Punchline (Part 1) / Prom Night / Punchline (Part 2) : The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special ( Birds on a Wire / The Scoring Session / The Animaniacs Suite)