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Yakko's Big Idea/Mouse Congeniality/Rejected Animaniacs Characters[1] is the 19th episode in the Animaniacs reboot and the 6th episode in its 2nd season.

Synopsis

Yakko has a new idea for an invention. Pinky participates in a "Miss Universe" pageant. The Warners revisit some rejected Animaniacs characters.[2]

Theme Song

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Variable Verse

Wakko: Making gain-eys!

Yakko's Big Idea

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.[3]

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Plot

Yakko has a great, musical new idea for an invention to present to Wakko and Dot.

Crew

  • Written by Lucas Crandles and Timothy Nash
  • Directed by Erik Knutson

Songs

Notes

  • The ABC reality business series Shark Tank is spoofed in this cartoon as "Pitch Me, I'm Dreaming".
  • Some of the alien designs resemble the Wisps from the video game Sonic Colors.
  • When Yakko is gaming, sounds from Super Mario Bros. can briefly be heard.
  • Yakko flies around in his ship from "Yakko's Universe" at several points in the song.
  • Exoplanets are a real thing and much of the songs lyrics are based off real life Exoplanets.
  • Notably Pegasi 51-B and Kepler-186f are all actual Exoplanets.
    • Yakko even sees these planets through the Kepler Space Telescope, a way Exoplanets can be found.

Mouse Congeniality

Animation by Digital eMation

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Plot

Brain helps Pinky enter a "Miss Everything" beauty pageant at "Chump Tower", in order to infiltrate a world leader summit upstairs.

Crew

  • Written by Lucas Crandles and Timothy Nash
  • Directed by Erik Knutson

Notes

  • The title of this cartoon is a spoof of the movie Miss Congeniality.
  • When Pinky wears his blonde wig, he slightly resembles his mother albeit with a slightly different hairstyle.
  • Television personality and Project Runaway mentor Tim Gunn guest-stars in this cartoon as the host of the pageant.
  • Second appearance of caricatures of Maduro, Kim and Putin; after their appearance in "The Pinktator".

Rejected Animaniacs Characters

Animation by Titmouse

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Plot

The Warners revisit rejected characters from the cutting room floor including Aqua-Claus, Mime and Meme, The Office Supplies and Social Butterfly.

Crew

  • Written by Wellesley Wild, Ted Mulkerin, and Jordan VanDina
  • Directed by Erik Knutson

Songs

Notes

  • The living room and kitchen in "Mime and Meme" look very similar to the same rooms in the Griffin household from Family Guy; right down to the purple couch in the living room.
    • Episode writer and Animaniacs showrunner Wellesley Wild worked on Family Guy; so this may be intentional.
  • Aqua-Claus makes fun of "Syncro-Vox" animation used in works such as Clutch Cargo.
  • The mime seen in the "Mime and Meme" skit is not the one usually seen in the show.
  • The other rejected characters that the Warners discuss at the very end are Gerry Mander the Salamander, Juan Percent the Salsa Tycoon, and Pinocchio the Press Secretary.

Notes/Trivia

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Scrooge
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Judge #1, Old Woman, Witch
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Aqua-Claus, Judge #2, Pageant Judge
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard
Anthony Carrigan Vladimir Putin
Chris Cox Binder, Truck Driver
Stephanie Escajeda Woman
Chris Geere Disgruntled Employee
Jake Green Correction Fluid, Pageant Registrar
Tim Gunn Pageant Host
Zeno Robinson Gordon
Kari Wahlgren Stapler, Social Butterfly

References


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
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