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Exercise Minute/Reichenbrain Falls/Targeted Ads/Bathtime is the 23rd episode in the Animaniacs reboot and the 10th episode in its 2nd Season.


The Warners lead a mandatory exercise break. Brain’s plan to take over the ISS is foiled by an old adversary. The Warners cue up some targeted ads. Starbox fails to escape Cindy during bath time.[1]

Theme Song[]


The theme song is interrupted after a few seconds, with the start of Exercise Minute. The theme song resumes after the end of the segment.

Variable Verse[]

Yakko: "Cell membrane-y!"

Exercise Minute[]

Animation by Yowza! Animation

Exercise Minute Title


While the theme song is playing, a streaming pop-up pauses the theme song. The viewer selects "Continue Watching" multiple times, until an announcer tells the viewer that they must commit to physical exercise before continuing to the next episode as part of the Warner Bros. Renew Commitment. The Warners bust through the screen and help the viewer to exercise, alongside a mayfly named May. Dot assures a fine fifteen minutes of exercise, which makes May feel unsure, as she is reminded that mayflies only live a few hours. The Warners proceed with their exercise routine, with May following along and rapidly aging in seconds, losing energy along the process. Before the Warners begin with the final part of the exercise, May passes away, with the Warners attending her funeral. The viewer then announces that they have completed their exercise routine and can now continue watching Animaniacs. The theme song then resumes as the viewer selects "Continue Watching".



  • This cartoon interrupts the theme song. When it ends, the theme song resumes.
  • Mayflies, not unlike May, actually have a lifespan of 5 minutes-2 days.


  • (The Warners break through the screen to introduce themselves.)
  • Yakko: Hi! We're the Warner brothers.
  • Dot: And the Warner sister.
  • May: And I'm a mayfly.
  • Dot: Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Everyone can make time for just 15 minutes of exercise.
  • May: Actually, I don't think I have that kind of time.
  • Yakko: Nonsense. Let's kick things off with some simple jumping jacks.
  • Dot: These really target the parts of your body, that you use to do jumping jacks!
  • May: No, I'm serious. Mayflies only live a few hours[sic] and I'm already over the hill. (panting)
  • Yakko: No, not over the hill yet. We still got a few seconds of mountain climbers left.
  • May: I don't know what a mountain climber is. I don't even know what a mountain is!
  • Wakko: What? Were you born yesterday?
  • May: No, that's what I'm trying to tell you, I wasn't born yesterday, I was born today! My time is very limited and I have so much more I wanna do.
  • Dot: I hear you. Let's work on your quads.
  • May: I wanted to have kids, maybe two, even 3000!
  • Yakko: Nah, you're not missing much. Let's do some pec flies!
  • May: Flies! That is something I can do.
  • Wakko: Look at that, you're losing weight already!
  • May: I've spent my whole life with these strangers, here at the gym, away from my family!
  • Dot: (laughing) That's right; the gym really can be a home away from home.
  • Yakko: Now this final exercise is a real killer! Are you ready?
  • Warners: May?
  • (Cut to a funeral, with a tombstone saying "May the Mayfly Thursday 9:15 - 9:18.)
  • Wakko: I didn't realize she had so many friends.
  • Dot: She touched a lot of lives.

Reichenbrain Falls[]

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

ReichenBrain Falls Title


Brain wakes up; seemingly floating around in a space-ship and struggling to remember the day. "Pinky" helps refresh his memory somewhat and Brain remembers that he and Pinky were posing as teachers at the "Malcolm in the Middle School" as part of their latest scheme. Trouble arises when Brain can't remember a specific code to advance the plan. He eventually finds out that Julia is back and out for revenge.


  • Written by Kathleen Chen and Brian Polk
  • Directed by Katie Rice


  • "Malcolm in the Middle School" is named after the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle; a show where Wakko Warner once appeared as a toy in the episode "Long Drive".
  • Brain's quote "You'll have to pry it from my cold dead paws" is based off the NRA's "cold dead hands" slogan, particularly actor and former NRA president Charlton Heston's quoting of it.
  • This episode marks the second appearance of Brain's ex-wife, Julia Brain.
  • The name is a pun on Reichenbach Falls, Switzerland. Famously, Sherlock Holmes and his archnemesis Professor Moriarty had their climactic confrontation at the top of the Falls in the story "The Final Problem," and the title therefore evokes the idea of two super geniuses battling.

Character Animation By Erika Carvalho[]

Targeted Ads[]

Animation by Yowza!

Targeted Ads Title


Yakko retrieves the search data of the viewers and shows them nonsensical ads targeted specifically to them: DMV Fantasy Camp, Tuna Fresh Gum and Tarantula Whistle.


  • Written by Wellesley Wild and Ted Mulkerin
  • Directed by Brett Varon



  • A picture of Mr. Director appears on a driver's license in the DMV Fantasy Camp ad.


Animation by Titmouse



Starbox tries to escape Cindy during bathtime.


  • Written and Directed by Katie Rice[2]



  • There are no proper "Written By" or "Directed By" credits to be found for this cartoon in both the title and ending credits.

International Releases[]

  • Australia: November 6, 2021 (Stan)
  • Canada: December 11, 2021 (Teletoon)
  • Latin America: March 31, 2022 (HBO Max)

Production Notes[]

  • This is the first episode of the Animaniacs reboot in which after the theme song finishes, a Pinky and the Brain cartoon starts, due to the cold open featuring the Warner siblings.
  • This episode holds the special honor of being the 200th overall half-hour episode to be released in the entire Animaniacs franchise.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard
Danny Jacobs Starbox
Eleanor Johnson Cindy
Carlos Alazraqui Announcer, Leader Alien
Maria Bamford Julia
Karan Brar Male Student
Kimberly Brooks Kid #2
Corey Burton Exercise Announcer
Chrissie Fit Female Student
Salli Saffioti Kid #3, Kindergartner
Kari Wahlgren Kid #1, May the Mayfly, Woman


See here


  1. Hulu Press- Animaniacs (2020)
  2. Tweet published by Gabe Swarr on March 1, 2022.

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