Animaniacs Episode 18
Air date: 6 Oct. 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Pinky and the Brainy...
Gag credit(s): Zoo Keeper-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Wakko: Lather..­.
Dot: Rinse...
Yakko: Repeat.
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Every single cartoon in this episode has to do with Russian culture.

Theme song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Pinky and the Brain-y...

Pavlov's Mice


Story by John P. McCann, Tom Ruegger and Sherri Stoner
Written by John P. McCann
Directed by Michael Gerard

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


In Russia of 1904, Pinky and the Brain attempt to steal the Czar's crown jewels so they can take over Russia. When Pinky points out that the jewels are guarded by fierce soldiers known as Cossacks, Brain says that is no problem as a lunar eclipse will occur that night, making everywhere so dark no one can see anything, as such they can sneak into the treasury without the Cossacks' knowledge. Only one other problem stands in their way, Brian always reacts to a gong and Pinky dances whenever a bell rings.


  • The shot of Brain's temper growing is used in the Pinky and the Brain spin-off theme.
  • This is a parody of Pavlov's Dog


  • Ivan Pavlov did not study conditioned responses, he really just wanted some saliva to study. This goof was mentioned in the "Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation" cartoon. However, due to the constant conditioned responses he was getting, he is credited for "Pavlovian responses" in psychology and the study of behaviors.


Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov


Written by Deanna Oliver
Directed by Michael Gerard

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


Chicken Boo appears as a famous ballet dancer.


  • First Chicken Boo cartoon.
  • Chicken Boo's alias in a pun on Mikhail Baryshnikov.


Tower Escape

The Warners escape from the water tower via a sky gondola.

Nothing But the Tooth


Written by Deanna Oliver & Paul Rugg
Directed by Greg Reyna

Animation by Akom Film Production


The Warners are Rasputin's dentists when he comes down with a toothache, causing him no end of misery. When Rasputin attempts to rid the Warners by having the Tsar arrest them, his teeth fall out, rendering his hypnosis ineffective. The Tsar kicks Rasputin out and thanks the Warners for saving Russia.


  • The Warners claim to be professional Shriners. In actuality, the Shriners are not a career, but a men's nonprofit organization that has built several hospitals for children who are burns victims and/or in need of artificial limbs. They are more famous for the red fezes and tiny cars driven in parades to raise awareness for the hospitals.
  • The belief that Rasputin hypnotized the Tsar into doing his bidding was the widespread rumors that he used hypnosis to cure the Tsar's son whenever he had medical problems to cure him, which is now largely discredited.
  • A little girl knocking out Rasputin was a play on the term anesthesia. Dot remarks that most kids probably would not get it and tells them to ask their parents. The little girl was meant to be Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II.
  • One accurate scene shown was where Rasputin was appointing ministers as he saw fit. In 1916 (when the episode took place) the First World War was on, and Tsar Nicholas II was not in his palace, but on the front lines acting as supreme commander of the army. In the Tsar's absence, he entrusted most of the decisions of day-to-day government operations to his wife, who in turn deferred much to Rasputin. As a result, Rasputin wielded enormous political clout, hiring and firing ministers willy-nilly.

Wheel of Morality


The moral of today's show is: "Brush your teeth after every meal. This moral brought to you by the American Dental Association."

Chase Ending

The Warners return to the water tower via a magic carpet from Wakko's gag bag. When Ralph attempts to fly on the carpet, an anvil falls on him. The Warners just shrug and go back into the tower.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Ivan Pavlov
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Puppy
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Frank Welker Chicken Boo
Barry Dennen Czar Nicholas II
John Glover Rasputin

Kathryn Page's Credit

Zoo Keeper


Wakko: Lather..­.

Dot: Rinse...

Yakko: Repeat.

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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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