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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.

Synopsis

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

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Plot

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.

Crew

Songs

Theme Song

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Variable Verse

Yakko: Baby Brain-ey!

All About the Benjamin

Animation by Digital eMation

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Plot

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.

Crew

  • Written by Matt Pabian
  • Directed by Katie Rice

Songs

Notes

  • The title of this cartoon is a parody of the 2002 buddy-comedy film All About the Benjamins.
  • 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

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Plot

The Warners take a test and find out they are related to the CEO.

Crew

  • Written by Kathleen Chen and Brian Polk
  • Directed by Katie Rice and Adriel Garcia

Songs

Notes

  • 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.
    • It is unknown if she'll appear in Season 3.
  • Wakko's line at the end of the episode is a reference to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • 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.

Quotes

[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.

Notes/Trivia

  • This is the first episode in the revival where Pinky and the Brain do not appear (when not counting the theme song; where Brain's baby design appears).
  • This is the first episode in the Animaniacs reboot to end on a cliffhanger (not counting the more stand-alone "To Be Continued" endings in the Gnome cartoons).
  • This is the second episode in the Animaniacs reboot where Titmouse, Inc. wasn’t involved for the animation or completely absent in this episode.

Cast

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

References


List of Animaniacs Reboot episodes
Season 1
Jurassic LarkSuspended Animation (Part I)Of Mice and MemesSuspended Animation (Part II)Warners UnboundHow to Brain Your DragonSuffragette CityGold MeddlersPinko and the BrainMath-Terpiece Theater: ApplesBun ControlEx-MousinaBloopfGood Warner HuntingNo BrainerRalph CamThe CuteningClose Encounters of the Worst KindEqual TimeWarner She WroteFrance France RevolutionGift RapperWhoDonutMousechurian CandidateStarbox and CindyHere Comes TrebleThat’s Not the IssueFuture BrainThe Incredible Gnome in People’s MouthsAnima-NyetBabysitte's FlubThe Warners' Press ConferencePhantomaniacsFear and Laughter in BurbankBride of PinkyThings That Go Bump in the NightA Zit!1001 NarfsManny ManspreaderHindenburg ColaRoadent TripFLOTUS, FLOTUS, What Do You Know About Us?
Season 2
Rome Sweet RomeBackwards Pinky Wakko's Short Shorts: Now LoadingPlease SubmitThe Flawed CoupleEveryday SafetyRug of WarRun Pinky Run The Hamburg TicklerRalph WorldMy Super Sour SixteenHow To: Brain Takes Over The WorldThe Warners Are Present The PinktatorKnow Your ScrollYakko's Big IdeaMouse CongenialityRejected Animaniacs CharactersYakko Amakko The Longest WordHappy NarfdayMagna CartoonWakkiver Twist Part OnePlight of HandWakkiver Twist Part TwoWhat Is That?Mouse MadnessChristopher ColumbustedFake MedicinesExercise MinuteReichenbrain Falls Targeted AdsBathtimeA Brief History of HistoryGerardThe Prisoners' DilemmaMath-terpiece Theatre: Beach BallsWarner's ArkThe ApologyNarf Over Troubled WaterThe Warner's Vault80's CatsAll About the Benjamin 23 and WB
Season 3
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