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Wakkiver Twist Part One/Plight of Hand/Wakkiver Twist Part Two[1] is the 21st episode in the Animaniacs reboot and the 8th episode in its 2nd season.


The Warners parody Oliver Twist. Pinky’s hands have a mind of their own.[2]

Theme Song[]


Variable Verse[]

Dot: This horse's mane-y.

Wakkiver Twist Part One[]

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

Wakkiver Twist Part One Title


In this totally insane-y take on Oliver Twist, the Warners find themselves struggling in poverty as orphans in an orphanage owned by Mr and Mrs Brainable (a parody of Mr Bumble and Corney Darkness, respectively) played by the Brain and Pinky. The sketch starred Wakko as Oliver Twist (named Wakkiver Twist), Yakko as Jack Dawkins a.k.a the Artful Dodger (named Yakk Dawkins/the Artful Yakker), and Dot as Charlie Bates (named Dottie Bates). They then get mixed up with the scheming Faginsniff (a parody of Fagin) played by Dr Scratchansniff.


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



  • This cartoon has one of the more prominent crossovers between the Pinky and the Brain and Yakko, Wakko, and Dot segments.
  • Certain elements of the Warners' wardrobes in this cartoon have similarities to their outfits from "Ragamuffins" or Wakko's Wish.
  • Wakko splashing the gruel onto him parodies a scene from the 1983 romance drama Flashdance.
  • The title font on the opening cards of both parts seems to be similar to the lettering on the opening title of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
  • This is one of the few times where Dr. Scratchansniff is portrayed as a true villain instead of a victim of the Warners' antics.


Character Animation By Erika Carvalho[]

Plight of Hand[]

Animation by Tiger Animation

Plight Of Hand Title


After one of Brain's experiments goes wrong; Pinky's hands gain sentience and an inordinate amount of strength. Brain tries to use this newly-born brawn to his advantage.



  • The name is a pun on the phrase, "sleight of hand."
  • The Pinky and the Brain ending chorus returns at the end of this cartoon; performed by the Warners.
  • The premise of homicidal hands with a will of their own might be derived from The Hands of Orlac.

Storyboards By Lisa Vandenberg[]

Wakkiver Twist Part Two[]

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

Wakkiver Twist Part Two Title


The Warners find themselves in trouble after advancing one of Faginsniff's heists, and are put on trial. However, they reveal that they were working for Faginsniff, who gets arrested for his crimes.


  • Written by Lucas Crandles Timothy Nash, and Randy Rogel
  • Directed by Brett Varon



  • This is the first and only physical and speaking appearance of Thaddeus Plotz in the Animaniacs reboot; he is a judge in this segment and goes under the name "Judge Plotz."
  • "Yakko's World" is referenced. Again.
  • The mechanical elephant built by Pinky and the Brain towards the end of the segment is a reference to Jules Verne’s 1880 novel The Steam House.

International Releases[]

  • Australia: November 6, 2021 (Stan)
  • Canada: November 20, 2021 (Teletoon)
  • Latin America: March 31, 2022 (HBO Max)

Production Notes[]

  • The Oliver Twist parody was previously mentioned by Dot in "The Warners' Press Conference" and confirmed earlier in an Instagram post from series animation director Brett Varon.[3]
  • One of the scrapped Animaniacs movie concepts in the 1990's was Little Orphan Warners, which was, coincidentally, a parody of Oliver Twist.[4]


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen The Artful Yakker (Yakko), Pinky/Mrs. Brainable, Faginsniff (Dr. Scratchansniff), Shopkeeper
Jess Harnell Wakkiver Twist (Wakko)
Tress MacNeille Dottie Bates (Dot)
Maurice LaMarche The Brain/Mr. Brainable
Frank Welker Constable Ralphers (Ralph), Judge Plotz (Thaddeus Plotz)
Chris Cox Egwind
Stephanie Escajeda Nora Brownlow (Nora Rita Norita)


List of Animaniacs (Reboot) episodes
Season 1
Jurassic Lark / Suspended Animation (Part 1) / Of Mice and Memes / Suspended Animation (Part 2)Warners Unbound / How to Brain Your Dragon / Suffragette CityGold Meddlers / Pinko and the Brain / Math-Terpiece Theater: ApplesBun Control / Ex-Mousina / BloopfGood Warner Hunting / No Brainer / Ralph CamThe Cutening / Close Encounters of the Worst Kind / Equal TimeWarner She Wrote / France France Revolution / Gift RapperWhoDonut / Mousechurian Candidate / Starbox and CindyHere Comes Treble / That's Not the Issue / Future Brain / The Incredible Gnome in People's MouthsAnima-Nyet / Babysitter's Flub / The Warners' Press ConferencePhantomaniacs / Fear and Laughter in Burbank / Bride of Pinky / Things That Go Bump in the NightA Zit! / 1001 Narfs / Manny ManspreaderHindenburg Cola / FLOTUS, FLOTUS, What Do You Know About Us?
Season 2
Rome Sweet Rome / Backwards Pinky / Wakko's Short Shorts: Now LoadingPlease Submit / The Flawed Couple / Everyday SafetyRug of War / Run Pinky Run / The Hamburg TicklerRalph World / My Super Sour Sixteen / How To: Brain Takes Over The WorldThe Warners Are Present / The Pinktator / Know Your ScrollYakko's Big Idea / Mouse Congeniality / Rejected Animaniacs CharactersYakko Amakko / The Longest Word / Happy Narfday / Magna CartoonWakkiver Twist (Part 1) / Plight of Hand / Wakkiver Twist (Part 2)What Is That? / Mouse Madness / Christopher Columbusted / Fake MedicinesExercise Minute / Reichenbrain Falls / Targeted Ads / BathtimeA Brief History of History / Gerard / The Prisoner's Dilemma / Math-Terpiece Theater: Beach BallsWarner's Ark / The Apology / Narf Over Troubled Water / The Warner's Vault80's Cats / All About the Benjamin / 23 and WB
Season 3
Previously On / Season 3 and WB (Part 1) / How To: Friendship / Season 3 and WB (Part 2)Soda-pressed / A Starbox is Born / Royal FlushPlanet Warner / Talladega Mice: The Ballad of Pinky Brainy / D.I.WHY?Fantasy / Über Nachtmare / Mad Mouse: Furry RoadTeeniacs / Dog Days / Groundmouse DayAnimaliens / Murder Pals (Part 1) / Groundmouse Day Again / Murder Pals (Part 2) / The Island of Dr. Warneau / Murder Pals (Part 3)Global Warnering / Lawn in Sixty Seconds / All's Fair in Love and Door / Cute Things That Can Kill YouWARnerGAMESBedtime / WARnerGAMES 2 / Crumbly's MomentHow the Brain Thieved Christmas (Part 1) / Santamaniacs / How the Brain Thieved Christmas (Part 2)International Mouse of Mystery / Aliens Resurrected / Joe / The Stickening / Slappy's Return / Everyday Safety: Giant Adirondack Chair