Animaniacs Episode 25
Air date: October 21, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: (spoken) How urbane-y...
Gag credit(s): Rug Merchant-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Dot: Set three extra places!
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: We're coming over for dinner!
Yakko: Except I'm allergic to anything with lactose in it.
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Disasterpiece Theatre

Disasterpiece Theatre

Animation by StarToons

Yakko does a parody of the program, Masterpiece Theatre.

Theme song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot:
(spoken) How urban-y...

Hercule Yakko


Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Rusty Mills and Dave Marshall

Animation by Wang Film Production


In this parody of Agatha Christie stories, the Warners help find a diamond necklace that was presumably stolen from the Hip Hippos' ship stateroom. Contains the infamous "Finger Prince" joke.


  • Hercule Yakko is a clear parody of Hercule Poirot, while his attire is taken from Sherlock Holmes.
  • Contains a cameo appearance by Chicken Boo and almost every main character in the series.
  • Minerva Mink makes her debut appearance in this cartoon.
  • Slappy Squirrel mentions that she once saw Wally Gator dance with a Smurf.
  • Pinky and the Brain appear in this cartoon.
  • At one point, the infamous crowded stateroom scene from the Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera is parodied, to which Dot acknowledges chuckling.
  • A caricature of Colombo appears.
  • Contains what many consider to be one of the most inappropriate jokes that managed to work its way into an Animaniacs episode (see quote below).


Yakko: Number one sister, dust for prints.
(sometime later)
Dot: I found Prince! (She is seen carrying the eponymous pop star in her arms)
Yakko: No no no, finger prints.
(She looks at the pop star, who smiles.)
Dot: I don't think so.
(She then tosses him out through the porthole.)

Home on De-Nile

Home on De-Nile is the fourth episode of Rita and Runt.


Written by Stephen Hibbert
Directed by Rusty Mills

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


Rita and Runt are travelling to Palm Springs in search of a wealthy man called Sonny Bono since he likes strays. They mistake the place they wind up in for Palm Springs; The place is Ancient Egypt.

They come across the entrance of the palace of the Cleopatra family. Runt seemingly has to defend himself at first, until the guards notice Rita and start worshipping her. They bring Rita before Cleopatra (who’s having trouble finding a worthy cat for an upcoming festival) and when she sees Rita, she literally calls her a “give from the Gods.” Rita is adopted by the palace while Runt is taken away to help build a temple in Cleopatra and Rita’s honor since he severely bothers both of them.

Rita heavily enjoys the treatment of the palace and forgets about Runt until they're in the same bed, to Runt’s comfort and Rita’s annoyance.

The festival comes and during a speech, Rita is held by Cleopatra above the pit of fire. Runt is happy for Rita until through listening to Cleopatha’s speech and looking through hieroglyphics, does he learn that something awful is happening to his friend; Rita is to be sacrificed to the “Gods of Harvest.” Runt jumps in and scratches Rita just as she’s thrown. He then escapes from the raged Palace.

Rita and Runt flee "Palm Springs" and begin heading to Vegas. With Runt explaining about the rescue, Rita boasts that she feels “mighty lucky” for the casinos there.



  • This is the first episode to have Rita and Runt's theme song play before the episode.
  • Furrball (a character from Tiny Toon Adventures) makes a cameo appearance as a possible candidate for a sacrificial cat. When he is shown before Cleopatra, he is heavily despised by the ruler and she throws him away.
  • The song that Marc Antony, a general sings is a parody of "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" from the 1933 Walt Disney Silly Symphony Three Little Pigs.
  • This is the first episode of the segment where Rita and Runt get lost while heading somewhere. This gag would be recurring for the remainder of the segment.

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Written by William Shakespeare and Deanna Oliver
Directed by Rusty Mills

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


Yakko acts out Puck's final monologue from A Midsummer Night's Dream, with "translation" by Dot. Meanwhile, Wakko gets a little too comfortable with a pixie in the background.


  • Batman and Robin in the Batmobile make a cameo appearance.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Marita Hippo, Cleopatra, Pixie
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Frank Welker Flavio Hippo, Runt, Chicken Boo, Porter, Furrball
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Marc Antony
Julie Brown Minerva Mink
Bernadette Peters Rita

Kathryn Page's Credit

Rug Merchant


Dot: Set three extra places!

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: We're coming over for dinner!

Yakko: Except I'm allergic to anything with lactose in it.

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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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