Animaniacs Episode 23
Air date: 15 Oct. 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Dot: The rain in Spainy...
Gag credit(s): Taxidermist-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Announcer: Hey, Warner Brothers...and the Warner Sister..., you've just completed another great show! What're you gonna do now?
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Theme song


Last line

Dot: The rain in Spainy...

Be Careful What You Eat


Music: Jacques Offenbach
Lyrics: Randy Rogel

Animation by StarToons


The Warners sing to the tune of the Can Can the many ingredients found in junk food.


  • On the album version, the last four lines are:
We like sweets a lot
But they make your insides rot,
So remember it's your body
And the only one you've got.


Yakko is in a session with Dr. Scratchansniff. Yakko claims he can see into the future. For instance, he can see the next cartoon coming up.

Up the Crazy River


Written by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Alfred Gimeno

Animation by Wang Film Production


Mindy, Buttons and her family are on a boat tour of the Amazon River in South America. Mindy gets off the boat to chase a butterfly, and once again, it is up to Buttons to protect her from all harm without getting harmed himself.


  • The title is a reference to the line "Up a lazy river" from the Hoagy Carmichael song "Lazy River".
  • The Warners cameo in this cartoon, with fishing rods, when Buttons is watching Mindy float down the river.


  • Buttons wears a collar in this cartoon, which appears and disappears on occasion.


Animation by StarToons

All the Warners are drawing pictures in Dr. Scratchasniff's office, however they are all blank. Dot's blank picture is of "The Eiffel Tower in Italy", Wakko's is of "a cow eating grass", Yakko's is the next cartoon.

Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Dump Dump


Story by Tom Ruegger
Written by Charles M. Howell IV
Directed by Greg Reyna

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


The Goodfeathers go to an ocean barge for some food, but Pesto gets caught in a plastic bottle holder.


  • The title is a vocalization of the finale from the "William Tell Overture" by Rossini, as well as the punchline to the classic joke, "Where does the Lone Ranger go to throw away his garbage?".
  • The Warners cameo in a continuation of their literal running gag of being chased by Ralph.

Wheel of Morality


The moral of today's story is: "The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind...
except in New Jersey where what's blowing in the wind smells funny."


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mindy's Mom, Tour Guide, Customer
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Frank Welker Buttons, Mindy's Dad, Hot Dog Vendor
John Mariano Bobby
Chick Vennera Pesto
Maurice LaMarche Squit

Kathryn Page's Credit



Announcer: Hey, Warner Brothers...and the Warner Sister..., you've just completed another great show! What're you gonna do now?

Yakko: We're going to......sleep.

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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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