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80's Cats/All About the Benjamin/23 and WB is the 26th episode of the Animaniacs reboot and the Season 2 finale.

Yowza! Animation provided animation for this episode [1]; along with Digital eMation and Tiger Animation.


The Warners take on a retro look. The Warners work as Benjamin Franklin’s apprentices. The Warners take a DNA test, only to find out they’re related to the CEO.[2]

80's Cats[]

Animation by Tiger Animation



In this cold open; Yakko, Wakko and Dot take on Thundercats-inspired designs and battle a robotic version of Ralph in an 80s-type landscape.




Theme Song[]


Variable Verse[]

Yakko: Baby Brain-ey!

All About the Benjamin[]

Animation by Digital eMation

All About The Benjamin Title


The Warners work as Benjamin Franklin’s apprentices. When Benjamin steals one too many of the Warners' ideas for himself; the siblings decide to torment him.


  • Written by Matt Pabian
  • Directed by Katie Rice



  • The title of this cartoon is a parody of the 2002 buddy-comedy film All About the Benjamins.
  • The premise of the episode is a recycled version from the Histeria! episode "Inventors Hall of Fame, Part 2" also created by Tom Ruegger. In that episode, Franklin took the ideas and inventions from the kids as his ideas but unlike the Warner siblings, the kids didn’t bother, so they said "its yours".
  • English singer and songwriter Sam Smith is parodied in one portion of the cartoon, and is erroneously identified as "he". In 2019, Sam came out as non-binary and has since been identified with "they/them" pronouns. Whether or not this cartoon was written before they came out or if the crew was unaware of this revelation is unknown.

23 and WB[]

Animation by Yowza! Animation

23 and WB Title


The Warners take a test and find out they are related to Nora Nora Norita. The siblings then crash the Norita family reunion and battle the rest of the family in a competition to become the heir apparent to family matriarch Flora Dora's empire. Unfortunately, their efforts prove to be in vein as it turns out Ralph is related to a long-lost relative who wins over Flora. As a result, the episode ends in a cliffhanger as the Warners ponder the fate of the company as well as the fate of their own lives.




  • This is the final segment to be animated by Yowza! Animation.
  • The song "Flora Dora" parodies the Oompa Loompa songs from the 1971 musical film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
  • The name "23 and WB" is a parody of the "23 and me" DNA-testing service.
  • Wakko reveals that he has a girlfriend named Tina.
  • Wakko's line at the end of the episode is a reference to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
    • The very last shot of the episode before the credits roll is when Wakko says "This time, I wonder if we'll dream.", the camera zooms into Wakko's eye until the screen goes black. This is a reference to the film The Elephant Man.
  • When Flora mentions she is easily gullible, she watches Tucker Carlson instead of Tuck Buckerson; the in-universe parody of him.
  • Yakko reveals in the ending that the Warners are 100% Termite Terrace, a callback to their origins in "Newsreel of the Stars" where they were drawn to life by an animator.
  • When the Warners arrive at Flora's mansion, Yakko makes a reference to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when he hopes that they are ready for a "chocolate factory tour" and Dot references the film The Hunger Games when she thinks that the competition will be one and arches a bow and arrow while a Phoenix flies. It does turn out to be the chocolate factory one after all and Flora’s maids and butlers sing like the Oompa Loompas.


[last lines of the episode]

  • Dot: Sounds like a problem for next season, if there is one.
  • Yakko: Guess we wait here until they make more new episodes, just like we did in the 90's.
  • Wakko: This time, I wonder if we'll dream.

International Releases[]

  • Australia: November 6, 2021 (Stan)
  • Canada: January 1, 2022 (Teletoon)
  • Latin America: March 31, 2022 (HBO Max)

Production Notes[]


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, 23 and WB Employee
Stephanie Escajeda Nora Rita Norita
Chrissie Fit Cora
Candi Milo Flora Dora Norita, Theodora
Fred Tatasciore Founding Father
John DiMaggio Benjamin Franklin
Alanna Ubach Maura


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