Animaniacs Episode 28
Air date: October 26, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Wakko: Chicken chow meiny...
Gag credit(s): Ride Operator-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Mindy: Okay, I love you, buh-bye!
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List of Animaniacs Episodes

Theme song


Last line

Wakko: Chicken chow meiny...

Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea:
Taking a deep breath before
jumping into a swimming pool.

Bad Idea:
Taking a deep breath after jumping into a swimming pool.

Moby or Not Moby


Written by John P. McCann
Directed by Michael Gerard

Animation by Freelance Animators, Ltd.


The Warners stow away onto Captain Ahab's ship.


  • After Yakko says, "Thar she blows!", Dot blows a trumpet and says, "That's high C on the high seas!" a la Louis Armstrong.
  • When Captain Ahab ends up inside Moby Dick, he sees Pinocchio is also inside the whale.
  • At the end of the cartoon, the Warners are lost at sea and they ask for a ship to pick them up, so the Titanic, the Edmund Fitzgerald and the Minnow from Gilligan's Island arrive. Yakko comments he should have been more specific. This is because all three of those ships were destroyed in the end.

Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea:
Going alpine skiing in winter.

Bad Idea:
Going alpine skiing in the summer.

Mesozoic Mindy


Written by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Greg Reyna

Animation by Akom Film Production


In the Stone Age, Mindy and her family are cavepeople and Mindy chases a walking dinosaur egg while her sabre-toothed dog Buttons once again protects her.


  • The opening music is a parody of Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring", which was used in the 1940 film Fantasia against a prehistoric setting.
  • This is the first Buttons and Mindy cartoon to portray the main cast in another setting and time.

Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea:
Kissing a loved one.

Bad Idea:
Kissing a complete stranger.

The Good, the Boo, and the Ugly


Written by Deanna Oliver, Peter Hastings, Nicholas Hollander, and Paul Rugg
Directed by Greg Reyna

Animation by Akom


In a parody of spaghetti westerns, Chicken Boo takes on the role of "the man with no personality".


  • The two men in the saloon are modelled and named after actors Lee van Cleef and Eli Wallach, stars of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Additionally, this is one of the few animated Spaghetti Western parodies to feature a caricature of Wallach.

Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea:
Doing your own yardwork.

Bad Idea:
Doing your own dental work.


During the credits, in place of the water tower, the credits take place over a badly damaged Buttons whimpering in pain and waving at the audience until Mindy shows up and hugs him and he runs away. This pretty much parodies the Lassie closing credits.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Additional Voices
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Ishmael, Skipper, Additional Voices
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mindy's Mother, Pinocchio, Female Bartender, Old Lady
Frank Welker Captain Ahab, Buttons, Chicken Boo, Mindy's Father, Queequeg, Additional Voices
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Maurice LaMarche Eli, Additional Voices
Jeff Bennett Lee, Additional Voices
Tom Bodett Announcer

Kathryn Page's Credit

Ride Operator


Mindy: Okay, I love you, buh-bye!

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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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