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Rome Sweet Rome/Backwards Pinky/Wakko's Short Shorts: Now Loading[1] [2] is the first episode of Season 2 of the Animaniacs reboot, as well as being the 14th episode overall in the reboot.


The Warners deal with Nero. Brain and Pinky accidentally become conjoined. Wakko waits for his new game to load. [3]

Theme Song


Variable Verse

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Back again-ey!

Rome Sweet Rome

Animation by Titmouse

Rome Sweet Rome Title.jpg


The Warners deal with Nero in Ancient Rome in a Gladiator match and later upstage him in his own musical number.


  • Written by Lucas Crandles and Timothy Nash
  • Directed by Katie Rice



  • The name of the segment is a pun on the phrase "Home Sweet Home".
  • This is the first of Nils Niedhart's appearances where he is not sent to Hell in the end.
  • Nero of course; is mostly a parody of former US president Donald Trump. His voice however, is different.
    • "Hail to the Chief" plays in the background when Nero makes his speech.
  • This marks the first innuendo of the new Animaniacs reboot's second season.

Backwards Pinky

Animation by Yowza

Backwards Pinky Title.jpg


After a teleportation accident, Pinky and The Brain become conjoined together.


  • Written by Kathleen Chen and Brian Polk
  • Directed by Katie Rice


"Backwards Gary Theme"


  • Warren Harding is on the 40 dollar bill.
  • The "Backwards Gary" scenes were animated using Flash. [4]


Production Art

Sourced from Kasey Williams' website

Wakko's Short Shorts: Now Loading

Animation by Saerom

Wakko's Short Shorts Now Loading Title.jpg


Wakko waits for his new gaming app, Two Weeks 2: Twotal Twomoil, to download.


  • Written by Timothy Nash and Lucas Crandles
  • Directed by Brett Varon


  • The game "Two Weeks" is a parody of Fortnite. A "fortnight" is a term for a period of two weeks.


  • This is the first episode to use the 2021 Hulu Originals logo in the ending credits.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner/Yakkus, Pinky, Nervous Senator
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner/Wakkus, John Cena, Pawnshop Guard
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner/Dottina, Female Gallery Member, Security Guard, Technician
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Dr. Bonezo, Man
Frank Welker Ralphus, Male Gallery Member
Fred Tatasciore Nils Niedhart, Nero
Rachael MacFarlane Lady In Bank
Carl Faruolo Backwards Gary
Ely Henry Nerdy Troll
Danny Jacobs Crier


List of Animaniacs Reboot episodes
Season 1
Jurassic LarkSuspended Animation (Part I)Of Mice and MemesSuspended Animation (Part II)Warners UnboundHow to Brain Your DragonSuffragette CityGold MeddlersPinko and the BrainMath-Terpiece Theater: ApplesBun ControlEx-MousinaBloopfGood Warner HuntingNo BrainerRalph CamThe CuteningClose Encounters of the Worst KindEqual TimeWarner She WroteFrance France RevolutionGift RapperWhoDonutMousechurian CandidateStarbox and CindyHere Comes TrebleThat’s Not the IssueFuture BrainThe Incredible Gnome in People’s MouthsAnima-NyetBabysitte's FlubThe Warners' Press ConferencePhantomaniacsFear and Laughter in BurbankBride of PinkyThings That Go Bump in the NightA Zit!1001 NarfsManny ManspreaderHindenburg ColaRoadent TripFLOTUS, FLOTUS, What Do You Know About Us?
Season 2
Rome Sweet RomeBackwards Pinky Wakko's Short Shorts: Now LoadingPlease SubmitThe Flawed CoupleEveryday SafetyRug of WarRun Pinky Run The Hamburg TicklerRalph WorldMy Super Sour SixteenHow To: Brain Takes Over The WorldThe Warners Are Present The PinktatorKnow Your ScrollYakko's Big IdeaMouse CongenialityRejected Animaniacs CharactersYakko Amakko The Longest WordHappy NarfdayMagna CartoonWakkiver Twist Part OnePlight of HandWakkiver Twist Part TwoWhat Is That?Mouse MadnessChristopher ColumbustedFake MedicinesExercise MinuteReichenbrain Falls Targeted AdsBathtimeA Brief History of HistoryGerardThe Prisoners' DilemmaMath-terpiece Theatre: Beach BallsWarner's ArkThe ApologyNarf Over Troubled WaterThe Warner's Vault80's CatsAll About the Benjamin 23 and WB
Season 3