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What Is That?/Mouse Madness/Christopher Columbusted/Fake Medicines is the 22nd episode in the Animaniacs reboot and the 9th episode in its 2nd Season.

Synopsis

The Warners don’t know what something is. Brain rigs a college basketball tournament. The Warners question Christopher Columbus’ discoveries. The Warners review a prescription medication.[1]

Theme Song

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Variable Verse

Yakko: Definitely not Bruce Wayne-y!

Notes

  • Bat-Yakko running with a bomb is a reference to Batman doing the same thing in the 1966 Batman movie.

What Is That?

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

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Plot

The Warners host the titular segment in order to investigate the titular object, an instrument called a "hang." However, they are not fully knowledgeable on what exactly it is. A short-tempered narrator bickers with them while trying to explain what the object does. Things take a bizarre turn when an alien seemingly shows up.

Crew

Songs

  • "Hang" (instrumental-only song)

Notes

  • The item in question is a musical instrument called a "hang".

Title Card Stills

Mouse Madness

Animation by Digital eMation
Additional Animation in Stop-Motion Segment by Screen Novelties

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Plot

Brain's plan to make money off of the "May Mania" basketball event goes horribly awry when it begins disrupting the fabric of reality.

Crew

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

Notes

  • This cartoon's title is a spoof of the basketball event "March Madness".
    • The "May Mania" event that Brain watches is another spoof of it.
  • Pinky mentions Doctor Who.
  • Brain's island lair resembles such "villainous" island lairs like "Bunny Island" from Evil Con Carne.
  • Smart Pinky's glasses make him resemble cartoon star Mr. Peabody of Rocky and Bullwinkle/Mr. Peabody and Sherman-fame.
  • Smart Pinky wearing glasses may also very well be a hidden reference to the original concept for Pinky. In early development of Animaniacs, Pinky was going to have glasses and both him and Brain would wear lab coats. These prototype designs were eventually scrapped and refined after a short period of time.
  • One of the basketball players shares a last name with The Brain's voice actor, Maurice LaMarche.
  • According to Pinky at the end of this cartoon, both he and Brain are attending therapy together. The therapist recommends that the two engage in healthier activities such as attending a "paint-your-own-pottery" class.

Quotes

The Brain:
"We're going to use the money to buy a pacific island, on which we will build a lair inside a live volcano!
Every super-villain needs one! Just like Dr. No!"
Pinky:
"Doctor, who?"
The Brain:
"No, Dr. No.
Pinky:
"Who's a doctor?
The Brain:
"Yes."
Pinky:
"Dr. Yes?"
The Brain:
"No! Dr. No!"
Pinky:
"Ohhh, Dr. No!"
The Brain:
"Yes!"
Pinky:
"I don't get it?"

Christopher Columbusted

Animation by Saerom Animation

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Plot

The Warner siblings take a voyage with the infamous explorer Christopher Columbus.

Crew

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

Songs

Notes

  • This cartoon was specifically hyped-up by Wellesley Wild and the crew as far back as 2020.
  • The Columbus nursery rhyme is parodied and rewritten to be a scathing critique of Columbus and his holiday.
  • The Warner Bros. (and Sister) also "assisted" Columbus in a story in the Animaniacs comic book ("1492: The True Story") published way back in 1995.
  • This is the second time in the reboot that Yakko's habit of making puns is made fun of, the first being in "WhoDonut."
  • "Yakko's World" is referenced. Yet again.

Fake Medicines

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

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Plot

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot prepare to showcase new medicines. Today's medicine is "Zobroflex", which has rather bizarre side-effects.

Crew

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

Notes

  • The Warners are working in Acme Labs during this cartoon for Acme Pharmaceuticals.

Gallery

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Droid Minion
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Corey Burton TV Announcer
Ralph Garman Shipmate, Uptight Announcer
Rachael MacFarlane Alien
Ken Marino Christopher Columbus

References


List of Animaniacs Reboot episodes
Season 1
Jurassic Lark / Suspended Animation (Part I) / Of Mice and Memes / Suspended Animation (Part II)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 / Babysitte'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 / Roadent Trip / 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 One / Plight of Hand / Wakkiver Twist Part TwoWhat Is That? / Mouse Madness / Christopher Columbusted / Fake MedicinesExercise Minute / Reichenbrain Falls / Targeted Ads / BathtimeA Brief History of History / Gerard / The Prisoners' 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
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