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Yakko's World of Baldness/Opportunity Knox/Wings Take Heart is the 24th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on October 18th, 1993.

Yakko's World of Baldness


Animation by StarToons


In this infomercial parody, Yakko is the spokesman for a new and affordable product of hair removal.


  • This is a parody of the Hair Club for Men infomercials, which often ended with the president saying, "I'm not just the President, I'm also a member", which is parodied as "I'm not just the president, I'm also annoying!"


Theme Song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Pinky and the Brain-y...

Opportunity Knox


Animation by Akom Film Production


Pinky and the Brain travel by minivan to Fort Knox to take control of all the gold.



  • The shots of Pinky and the Brain examining a gold bar, the Brain awing at the gold supply, and Pinky and the Brain lifting up the gold bar are later used in the theme song of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series.
    • The shot is also a reference to the 1957 Merrie Melodies short Ali Baba Bunny when Daffy Duck stares in awe at the gold treasure in the cave.
  • While most regions use the Wang version of the intro in this episode, the 2003 Russian dub has the TMS version vocals over the Wang visuals.
  • This is the first time Pinky and the Brain has been animated by Akom Film Production
  • In yet another continuation of their literal running gag, the Warners and Ralph briefly appear outside of Acme Labs and again outside of Fort Knox.
  • Brain's name is "Mr. Perkins". This is the most common name used in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, which is only a ten-minute drive from Fort Knox. This is noticed in the "Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation" cartoon.
  • When Pinky and the Brain are in Fort Knox, Pinky says, 'Egad, this is better than a DuckTales episode'.
  • This is the first time the mice drive a car, which is often seen in the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series. Brain's winch and pully via soap box and skateboard method of driving could also be seen in the episodes "Hoop Schemes, "This Old Mouse,' and "Brain Storm."
  • The plot is similar to the Ian Fleming novel Goldfinger, which starred James Bond, in which the titular villain seeks economic supremacy by hiring American gangsters to aid him in his efforts to rob Fort Knox.


Good Idea, Bad Idea


Animation by Wang Film Production

Good Idea: Stopping to smell the roses.

Bad Idea: Stopping to feel the roses.


  • The BGM to this cartoon is "To a Wild Rose" by Edward MacDowell.

Wings Take Heart


Animation by Akom


In this miscellaneous silent short, when a male moth and female butterfly fall in love, they head to the city and battle through various endangering situations to be with each other.



  • This is the first cartoon to not focus on any of the main cast of Animaniacs, although the Warners make a brief cameo.


Wheel of Morality


Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

The moral of the story is: "If you can't say something nice, you're probably at the Ice Capades."


  • Dot disses Disney Channel, when she asks, "To make fun of The Disney Channel?!".
    • Ironically, her voice actress, Tress MacNeille has worked on several Disney projects that have aired on the channel.


  1. Can-Can by Jacques Offenbach
  2. My Old Kentucky Home by Stephen Foster
  3. The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money) by Harry Warren
  4. Arkansas Traveler by Sanford Faulkner
  5. Shortnin' Bread by JW Riley
  6. The Farmer in the Dell


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Yakko Warner, Guard 1
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Truck Driver, Guard 2
Frank Welker The Moth
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Scientist
Tom Bodett Announcer, Traffic Cop


Pinky: Zort!


  • This is the first stinger not to feature the Warners.


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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)