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"La La Law/Cat on a Hot Steel Beam" is the 14th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on September 30th, 1993.

Newsreel of the Stars

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See also: Episode 1: De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon#Newsreel of the Stars

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

Trivia

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

Theme Song

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Variable Line

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

Mime Time

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

Today on Mime Time

The Mime is trapped in an imaginary box.

A safe then drops on him.

Trivia

  • This is the first Mime Time short.

La La Law

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

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!

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • This episode had the working title of "Warners at Traffic Court".
  • 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.
  • 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.

Gallery

Production Art

Visual Gags

Cameos

Mime Time

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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

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Animation by Akom Film Production

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

Crew

Trivia

  • 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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  • Mary Melody from Tiny Toon Adventures makes a cameo jumping rope when Buttons runs after Mindy.
  • 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?".

Gallery

Cameos

Mime Time

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Today on Mime Time

Pulling an imaginary rope.

The mime gets squashed by a sandbag.

Cast

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

Transcript

See here

Sources

List of Animaniacs 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 / Le Bouton 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 3The 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 DotSoccer Coach Slappy / 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
Message 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 IPart II)
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 / The Animaniacs Suite)
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