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Guardin' the Garden/Plane Pals is the 22nd episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on October 13th, 1993.

Newsreel of the Stars


See also: Episode 1: De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon#Newsreel of the Stars

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

Theme Song


Last line

Dot: Here's the show's name-y...


  • Just like in Episode 14, at the end, instead of fading out, it goes straight into the theme song.

Guardin' the Garden


Animation by StarToons


God hires Slappy as guardian of the Garden of Eden to keep the serpent from tempting Adam and Eve with apples from the Tree of Knowledge.



  • This episode had the working title of "Slappy in the Garden of Eden."
  • Baby Plucky Duck from Tiny Toon Adventures makes a cameo doing a play on his dialogue from the episode segment "Minister Golf".
  • This episode contains many Biblical references, specifically the Book of Genesis.
  • Ernie Anderson, the voice of ABC, returns as the narrator and does a play on his announcements for America's Funniest Home Videos.
  • Skippy doesn't appear in this episode, but Nathan Ruegger voices Baby Plucky.
  • After getting hit by a cannon, the serpent woozily says, "Colonel Mustard did it in the kitchen..." When he sees another cannon, he frighteningly says, "Or was it Miss Scarlett?" These are references to the board game "Clue" (known as "Cluedo" outside of North America).
  • The serpent's voice is a parody of British actor Terry-Thomas. Terry-Thomas also voiced the character of Sir Hiss in Disney's 1973 film version of Robin Hood.


Slappy: (to the serpent) "You remind me of a very young Scrappy-Doo."
Slappy: "Oh, the back door."
Serpent: "Colonel Mustard did it in the kitchen." (Slappy opens the door and behind it was a cannon which explodes in the Serpent's face) "...Or was it Miss Scarlett?"

Plane Pals


Animation by StarToons


Onboard a plane, the Warners annoy a certain tightwad who is forced to sit by them because of a computer error.



  • Wakko says "How about a kiss?" to Bloski when he sits down. This action and Wakko's Scouse accent may reference a scene in the Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night, in which John Lennon says "Give us a kiss!" to a grouchy man on a crowded train.
  • As the plane is waiting to take off, a large sign says, "Runway Condition CROWED! (Isn't It?)"
  • A quote was used in the Animaniacs Talking Cube: "We like you. We have no taste, but we like you."
  • The airline's name, Air Pacific, is the name for a real-life airline based in Fiji. However, the airline renamed itself Fiji Airways in 2014.
  • Dot's pet appears.
  • Pinky and the Brain made a cameo appearance.
  • The air stewardess saying "such as a cargo door blowing open" is a reference to American Airlines Flight 96.


  1. Dance of the Reed-Flutes by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  2. Spring Song by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  3. William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini
  4. Home Sweet Home by H.R. Bishop
  5. Shave and a Haircut
  6. Symphony No. 6 - Pastorale by Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. She'll Be Comin' Around the Mountain
  8. The Bear Went Over the Mountain
  9. Reverie by Robert Schumann
  10. Minuet by Luigi Boccherini
  11. Oh, Susanna by Stephen Foster
  12. Sobre las Olas/Over the Waves by Juventino Rosas
  13. Funeral March by Frédéric Chopin
  14. Aloha Oe by Queen Liliuokalani


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Eve
George Dzundza Ivan Bloski
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Baby Plucky
Jeff Bennett The Snake
Ernie Anderson Announcer
Malachi Throne God
Frank Welker Narrator

Stinger by TMS

Yakko: "Look who's staying with us!"
Wakko: [pulls up Ivan Bloski] "Our special friend!"
Ivan Bloski: [screams]


  • This is the second stinger to be a continuation of the last cartoon after Episode 3.


See here


List of Animaniacs (Original Series) episodes
Season 1
De-Zanitized / The Monkey Song / Nighty-Night ToonYakko's World / Cookies for Einstein / Win BigH.M.S. Yakko / Slappy Goes Walnuts / Yakko's UniverseHooked on a Ceiling / Film Projector Transition / Goodfeathers: The BeginningTaming of the ScrewyFlipper Parody / Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What are We?Piano Rag / When Rita Met RuntThe Warners' Lot Song / The Big Candy Store / Bumbie's MomWally Llama / Where Rodents DareKing YakkoNo Pain, No Painting / Les MiseranimalsGarage Sale of the Century / Fortunes / West Side PigeonsHello Nice Warners / La Behemoth / Little Old Slappy From PasadenaLa La Law / Cat on a Hot Steel BeamSpace-Probed / Battle for the PlanetChalkboard Bungle / Hurray for Slappy / The Great Wakkorotti: The Master & His MusicRoll Over, Beethoven / The Cat and the FiddlePavlov's Mice / Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov / Nothing But the ToothMeatballs or Consequences / A Moving ExperienceHearts of Twilight / The BoidsThe Flame / Wakko's America / Davy Omelette / Four Score and Seven Migraines AgoGuardin' the Garden / Plane PalsBe Careful What You Eat / Session 1 / Up the Crazy River / Session 2 / Ta Da DumpYakko's World of Baldness / Opportunity Knox / Wings Take HeartHercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's DreamTestimonials / Babblin' Bijou / Potty Emergency / Sir YaksalotYou Risk Your Life / I Got Yer Can / Jockey for PositionMoby or Not Moby / Mesozoic Mindy / The Good, the Boo, and the UglyDraculee, Draculaa / Phranken-RuntHot, Bothered and Bedeviled / Moon Over Minerva / Skullhead BoneyhandsO Silly Mio / Puttin' on the Blitz / The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer ConcertChairman of the Bored / Planets Song / Astro-ButtonsCartoons in Wakko's Body 1 / Noah's Lark / Cartoons in Wakko's Body 2 / The Big Kiss / Cartoons in Wakko's Body 3 / Hiccup / Cartoons in Wakko's Body ConclusionClown and Out / Bubba Bo Bob BrainVery Special Opening / Animaniacs Stew / In the Garden of Mindy / Pinky and the Cat / We've Been Mixing Up the Scripts / No Place Like Homeless / Katie Ka-Boo / We Found This Old Computer / Dottie the Squirrel / Baghdad CaféCritical Condition / The Three Muska-WarnersDough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-RegardSpellboundSmitten with Kittens / Alas Poor Skullhead / White GlovesCasablanca Opening / Fair Game / The Slapper / Puppet RulersButtermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter / Broadcast Nuisance / Raging BirdAnimator's Alley / HollywoodchuckOf Nice and Men / What a Dump! / Survey LadiesUseless Facts / The Senses Song / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten / • Mary Tyler Dot Song / Windsor Hassle / ...And Justice for SlappyTurkey Jerky / Wild Blue YonderVideo Review / When Mice Ruled the EarthMobster Mash / Lake Titicaca / IcebreakersVery Special Opening / A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer WarnersSlippin' on the Ice / 'Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's UniverseBranimaniacs / The Warners and the Beanstalk / Frontier SlappyUps and Downs / The Brave Little Trailer / Yes, AlwaysDrive-Insane / Girlfeathers / I'm CuteBrain Meets Brawn / Meet MinervaGold Rush / A Gift of Gold / Dot's Quiet TimeSchnitzelbank / The Helpinki Formula / Les Boutons et le Ballon / Kung BooOf Course You Know, This Means Warners / Up a Tree / Wakko's GizmoOh, Oh, Ethel / Inkblot Test / Meet John Brain / Smell Ya LaterRagamuffins / Woodstock SlappyKaraoke Dokie / Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved MeBaloney & Kids / Super Buttons / Katie Ka-Boom: The Driving LessonScare Happy Slappy / Witch One / MacBethWith Three, You Get Eggroll / Mermaid Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: Call WaitingLookit the Fuzzy Heads / No Face Like HomeMy Father the Tuna / The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special
Season 2
Take My Siblings, Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning MalaiseWe're No Pigeons / Whistle-Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken DateMiami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof / CooI'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 / BingoPreviously on Animaniacs / Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. MeA Hard Day's Warners / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life FoundationThe Tiger Prince / All The Words in the English Language (Part 1) / The Kid in the Lid / All The Words in the English Language (Part 2) / Method to Her Madness / All The Words in the English Language (Part 3)The Presidents Song / Don't Tread on Us / The Flame ReturnsGimme the Works / Buttons in Ows / Hercules UnwoundThis Pun for Hire / Star Truck / Go Fish / Multiplication (song)The Sound of Warners / Yabba Dabba BooMy Mother the Squirrel / The Party / Oh! Say Can You See / The Twelve Days of ChristmasDot's Entertainment / The Girl with the Googily Goop / Gunga Dot2001 Parody 1 / Soccer Coach Slappy 2001 Parody 2 / Belly Button Blues / Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise / Valuable LessonWakko'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 ClockCutie and the Beast / Boo Happens / Noel / Cold EndingAnimani-rats /• Jokahontas / Boids on the Hood / Mighty Wakko at the BatA Very Very Very Very Special Show / Night of the Living Buttons / Soda JerkFrom Burbank with Love / Anchors A-Warners / When You're TravelingParody Commercials / Papers for Pappa / Amazing Gladiators / Pinky and the RalphTen Short Films About Wakko Warner / No Time for Love / The Boo NetworkPitter Patter of Little Feet / Mindy in Wonderland / Ralph's Wedding
Season 5
Moosage in a Bottle / Back in Style / Bones in the BodyIt / Dot - The Macadamia Nut / Bully for SkippyCute First (Ask Questions Later) / Acquaintances / Here Comes Atilla / Boo WonderMagic Time / The Brain's Apprentice
Hooray for North Hollywood: (Part 1Part 2)
The Carpool / The Sunshine SquirrelsThe Christmas Tree / Punchline (Part 1) / Prom Night / Punchline (Part 2)
The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special:
(Birds on a Wire / The Scoring Session / Transition: Very Special Opening / The Animaniacs Suite)