Animaniacs Episode 21
Air date: 12 Oct. 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Yakko:Eisenhower, Mamie...
Gag credit(s): Tractor Puller-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Ciao, America!
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Each cartoon has to do with U.S. history.

Theme song


Last line

Yakko: Eisenhower, Mamie...

The Flame


Story by Tom Ruegger
Written by Nicholas Hollander & Tom Ruegger
Directed by Barry Caldwell

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


The Flame watches Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence.


  • First The Flame cartoon.
  • This cartoon originally was the last one in this episode and "Four Score..." was the first. They were swapped in subsequent airings for unknown reasons.
  • Although the point of this cartoon was mainly about American history, a small part about fire prevention was used when the Flame falls into a wastebasket and multiplies, only for the wild flames to be extinguished by Thomas Jefferson pouring water in the wastebasket and returning the Flame to its candle. The Flame remarks to be careful as "my wild cousins cannot be trusted!"

Wakko's America


Music: Traditional
Lyrics by Randy Rogel
Written by Randy Rogel & Tom Ruegger
Directed by Rusty Mills & Ron Fleischer

Animation by StarToons


Miss Flamiel plays Jeopardy! in her class, and, to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw," Wakko sings the names of all 50 states and their capitals.


  • Wakko is only supposed to name the state capitals, but he mentions Washington, D.C. In Jeopardy!, this would have also counted as giving an incorrect response in addition to Wakko's failure to put his response in the form of a question.
  • He also mispronounces the capital of South Dakota, which is actually pronounced "Peer" and not "Pee-air".
  • The Jeopardy! displays the last A in CAPITALS as an O, as in CAPITOLS.


  • Although Wakko is told he failed to put the response in the form of a question, his song took far longer than the usual time limit on Jeopardy and he would have been more likely deducted for that.

Davy Omelette


Written by Deanna Oliver
Directed by Rusty Mills

Animation by Akom Film Production


Chicken Boo poses as the great frontiersman Davy Omelette, a parody of Davy Crocket.


  • This segment marks the first appearance of the World's Oldest Woman, who would later be more prominently featured as one of the hosts of Histeria!

Chase Transition

The Warners, followed by Ralph, fly on an airplane out of Lincoln's nose on Mount Rushmore.

Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago

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Story by Tom Ruegger & Paul Rugg
Written by Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV & Paul Rugg
Directed by Alfred Gimeno

Animation by Akom


The Warners help President Abraham Lincoln write the Gettysburg Address.


  • Some of the lines Lincoln comes up with are from speeches by Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.
  • The Warners suggest to Lincoln parodies of Julius Caesar's speech, the opening of The Twilight Zone and the theme song of Tiny Toon Adventures.
  • This was originally aired as the first cartoon of this episode, but was swapped with "The Flame" in subsequent airings and on the DVD for unknown reasons.
  • The song that the Warners sing to Lincoln, "Lincoln, Lincoln, we've been thinkin'" is set to the tune of "Reuben, Reuben".
  • Yakko's speech is an impression of Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Thomas Jefferson, Pioneer
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Pioneer
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Miss Flamiel, World's Oldest Woman, Pioneer
Frank Welker Chicken Boo, Chicken Boo's Companion, Bear, Narrator
Peter Renaday Abe Lincoln
Luke Ruegger The Flame

Kathryn Page's Credit

Tractor Puller


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Ciao, America!


  • This is a redubbed version of the "Cowabunga!" stinger.
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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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