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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.jpg


In this totally insane-y take on Oliver Twist, the Warners find themselves struggling in poverty as orphans. They then get mixed up with the scheming Dr. Faginsniff.


  • 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 Wakko's Wish.
  • Wakko splashing the gruel onto him parodies a scene from the 1983 romance drama Flashdance.

Character Animation By Erika Carvalho

Plight of Hand

Animation by Tiger Animation

Plight Of Hand Title.jpg


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.


  • Written by Kathleen Chen, Brian Polk, and Wellesley Wild
  • Directed by Brett Varon


  • 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.

Storyboards By Lisa Vandenberg

Wakkiver Twist Part Two

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

Wakkiver Twist Part Two Title.jpg


The Warners find themselves in trouble after advancing Dr. Faginsniff's money-making scheme, and are put on trial.


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



  • This is the first 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.


Script cover with illustrations by Brett Varon

  • 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]


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


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