Animaniacs Episode 26
Air date: October 22, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Dot: Here's the show's namey...
Gag credit(s): Back Hoe Operator-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Goodbye, nurse!
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Theme song


Last line

Dot: Here's the show's name-y...

Testimonial #1


Animation by StarToons

Sykman tells of the Warners' beginnings in vaudeville,
and how Milton Berle really disliked them.

Babblin' Bijou


Written by Tom Minton
Directed by Jeffrey DeGrandis

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


We are shown the Warners' first all-musical sound cartoon from 1930 where they are in a movie theater annoying all the patrons and ushers.


  • Originally, the music was going to be a 1929 recording of "You Oughta See My Gal" by Wilton Crawley and His Orchestra featuring Jelly Roll Morton on the piano. However, the animators did not get the timing down right, so the orchestra had to make their own version of the recording. A version of how the cartoon would have looked with the recording can be found here. (Skip to 2:47)

Testimonial #2


Animation by StarToons

A Ziegfeld Follies chorus girl reminisces about the Warners'
time in the Ziegfeld Follies and reiterates about Berle's hatred of them.

Potty Emergency


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Rusty Mills

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


The Warners are watching a science-fiction movie at the movies, and Wakko,after drinking a soda called Abyss Boy, notifies Yakko and Dot quitely at first, then loudly that he has to "potty" and runs out of the theatre, declaring the scenario a "potty emergency". When Wakko arrives at the restrooms, he sees that the men's bathroom is out of order. So, he tries to sneak into the ladies' room, but is chased out. He sees a nearby store across the street, and runs towards it. He asks the shopkeeper if he can use the bathroom, but he's told that it is for paying customers only. Wakko states that he doesn't have any money, and the shopkeeper sternly tells him that he can't use the bathroom, but Wakko tries to explain that it's a "Potty Emergency", only to be kicked out of the store (literally). Angered, Wakko is about to run back into the store to hit the shopkeeper with a mallet, but with his situation getting worse, he says "Maybe later" and drops the mallet. He ducks into several shops, but the shopkeepers kick him out before they even know what he wants. In despair, Wakko dances around awkwardly, and says "Ooh, I have to potty". Wakko then tells himself to try not to think about it, and walks into a nearby park. Inside said park, there are sprinklers, a man watering plants, kids using the drnking fountain, and even a lemonade stand, making Wakko leave the park in desperation. He sees a gas station and tries to get in, only to find that it's locked. The gas station attendant gives him the keys, and Wakko unlocks the door, but the attendant warns him that he hasn't cleaned it in a year and laughs menacingly. When Wakko steps inside, he is horrified by what he sees, and runs out of the bathroom screaming, claiming that the bathroom is too disgusting to use. When Wakko starts squirming around in the middle of the street, he realizes there's a toilet in his Gag Bag. He looks in the bag and happily finds it. He then tries to find a private place to use it. He first tries to go in an alley, but Rita and Runt are there. He then runs into an auditorium, and is about to relieve himself, only for the curtains to expose him in front of a live audience, much to Wakko's humiliation. He then runs to the himalayan mountains, just when 2 mountain climbers meet him at the top of the mountain. Wakko then returns to outside the theatre, exclaiming "I'm gonna EXPLODE!", and runs back in. He then hops into the movie he was watching and uses the bathroom there, and finally relieves himself, ruining the movie in the process. After that, he then kisses the villain and thanks him. The episode then ends with the alien stating that Wakko didn't wash his hands.


  • Rita and Runt make a cameo appearance in this cartoon.
  • The letters "MST3K" are on the spaceship of the movie, a reference to the popular TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • Dot has no dialogue in this cartoon. However, a deleted scene where the Warners walk out of the theater features her complaining about something (trash in the street).
  • The shot of the dirty restroom is later used in Wakko's Wish.

Testimonial #3


Animation by StarToons

Another man talks about how the Warners' films were
locked away and he heard of how they escaped from the water tower.

He also mentions, again, how Berle disliked the Warners.

Sir Yaksalot


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Barry Caldwell

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


In Camelot, King Arthur unwittingly hires the Warners to slay the terrible dragon! The dragon! The dragon! The dragon! The dragon! The dragon! The dragon! Yakko: Will someone please stop having them say that!? (writer draws a giant anvil to crush everyone) Yakko: Thank you!


  • Merlin is a caricature of magician Doug Henning.
  • The "dragon" is actually a Pinky and The Brain scheme, and the villagers sing the mice out with their leitmotif.
  • "The dragon! The dragon!, etc." routine is an homage to the musical/variety show Hellzapoppin'.
  • Yakko does an imitation of one-liner king Henny Youngman as "Henny Dragon".  
  • Yakko is wearing the same clothes from the hamlet parody before he changes into a dragon costume. 



Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Dr. Yamamoto
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, General
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Elderly Showgirl
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Perry Mason, Merlin
Paul Rugg Sy Sykman
Dave Thomas King Arthur
John Mariano Gagnort, Gas Station Attendant
Frank Welker Narrator, Dragon
Jon Bauman Singer

Kathryn Page's Credit

Back Hoe Operator


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Goodbye, nurse!

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