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Testimonials/Babblin' Bijou/Potty Emergency/Sir Yaksalot is the 26th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on October 22nd, 1993.

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


Animation by TMS


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.


  • There are caricatures of Fanny Brice, Robert Benchley, and the members of the Algonquin Roundtable in the still "photographs."

Potty Emergency


Animation by TMS


The Warners are watching "Brain Eaters" and Wakko, after drinking a soda called Abyss Boy, notifies Yakko and Dot quietly 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 drinking 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 magical 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.
  • The shot of the dirty restroom is later used in Wakko's Wish.
  • This cartoon was later remade into a colouring book.
  • The "Fountain in the Park" plays as Wakko goes to the park.

Deleted Scenes

This episode notably featured deleted scenes. The first of which features the man at the park with the hose turning it away from the camera, with the nozzle not visible. It was first mentioned in a fan community for the show in 1993. [1]

The second scene appears to be an extended ending. Cels and outlines of this deleted scene have surfaced. One shows the Warners walking out of the theater with Dot complaining about something. Another cel shows Wakko looking down at the mallet he discarded and another outlined drawing implies that he attacks the store owners who were rude to him earlier. An "uncut" version of the episode was screened at the 1993 Comic-Con.[2]

Deleted Production Art

Testimonial #3


Animation by StarToons


Another man (possibly a mafioso, but speaking with a Yiddish accent like Sykman) 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.


  • The Warners' discovery at Schwab's Pharmacy is a reference on the urban legend about Lana Turner being discovered at the same drugstore by Mervin LeRoy, a myth that was debunked.

Sir Yaksalot


Animation by TMS


In Camelot, King Arthur's kingdom is under a attack by the terrible dragon! The dragon! The dragon! The dragon! The dragon!

Yakko: "Will someone stop this editor from saying 'dragon!'?"
(artist draws a giant anvil that falls on the edit—-ouch...)
Yakko: "Thank you."

He tries to summon the bravest, most daring knight in all the land to slay the beast but ends up with the Warners instead (what a silly mix-up!). As a result, the King unwittingly hires the siblings to save the kingdom instead.




  • Merlin is a caricature of magician Doug Henning.
  • The "dragon" is actually a Pinky and The Brain scheme, and the villagers and a bison sing the mice out with their leitmotif.
    • Shortly after this episode, this particular cover of the Pinky and the Brain theme song began to show-up at the end of many cartoons starring the mice in Animaniacs and would later make the jump to the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series. It was last used in Wakko's Wish.
  • "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. 
  • In 1996, the episode was adapted into a graphic novel titled “Sir Yaksalot and the Dragon.” The graphic novel was published by Scholastic.
  • This is one of few episodes where the Yakko Wakko and Dot segment crossed-over with the Pinky and the Brain segment beyond just a silent cameo from either segments' characters.
  • The Lupin the Third character Daisuke Jigen makes a background cameo as a farmer, driving an ox cart and smoking a pipe. This was because Tokyo Movie Shinsha, the studio which produced Lupin, was involved with the production of this episode.
  • King Arthur is a caricature of Richard Harris who portrayed him in the film adaptation of the musical Camelot.
    • Earlier in the short, a joke is made about how they cannot sing any of the songs from the film without paying a hefty fee. A similar joke was used in the Pearl Bailey episode of The Muppet Show.
  • "Perry Mason"'s random cameo in the badly dubbed Japanese war room sequence is a reference to Raymond Burr's oddly placed appearance in the American release of the original Godzilla film.



  1. While Strolling Through the Park One Day by Ed Haley
  2. The Poet and the Peasant Overture by Franz von Suppé
  3. A Life on the Ocean Wave by Henry Russell
  4. Yankee Doodle
  5. Shave and a Haircut
  6. Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes by R. Melish
  7. Lohengrin - Overture to the Third Act by Richard Wagner
  8. Ring Around the Rosy


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


See here


External Links

Lost Media Wiki article on deleted scenes from "Potty Emergency"

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)