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Animaniacs Episode 29
Air date: October 29, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Wakko: Where's Lon Chaney?
Gag credit(s): Barbarian - Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Dot: (wearing Dracula's teeth) I still think they make me look like Sheena Easton.
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Animaniacs celebrates Halloween with two spoofs of classic horror movies.

All of the cartoons are animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

Theme song


Last line

Wakko: Where's Lon Chaney?

Draculee, Draculaa


Written by John P. McCann
Directed by Michael Gerard and Byron Vaughns


In an attempt to head towards their ancestral home of Pennsylvania (since their parents are pencils), the Warners end up at the estate of Count Dracula in Transylvania.


The Warners head towards their ancestral home of Pennsylvania (since their parents are pencils). Unbeknownst to the three of them, they've actually arrived in Transylvania. They decide to take shelter in a dark and foreboding castle instead of more sensible options. During the night, when Wakko hits the bell with his head, the front door opens and the vampire man exits a car driven by a skeleton. He asks who they were, while the most mischievous steals his pocket watch. Then the count lets them pass but they close the door in his face. When they enter the place, the count becomes angry at them because the Warners mistake Dracula for an Amish farmer. Luckily, Yakko has seen Witness twice. The count transforms into a vampire but also Wakko, using his hands, flies in the air and, with a baseball bat, he hits him, making him fall to the ground. When he gets up very dizzy, he takes them to their rooms.  

Count Dracula shows them the place where Dot was going to rest, but it is completely full of horrible things like:

  • Snakes
  • Creatures under the bed
  • Skull
  • Spider webs
  • Monster statues
  • Campfire with the face of a creature

Soon Dot goes to bed already sleeping, suddenly Dracula is about to stick his fangs to remove blood but Yakko appears and asks him if he is going to bite her. The count is thinking, for when he is about to do it, she hists with his hands and later using a brush and toothpaste she brushes his teeth. He tries again when Dot goes back to sleep, but Wakko arrives as a dentist and removes all his teeth. Then Dot wakes up, puts them in her hair, and asks if she looks like Sheena Easton. A slumber party breaks out, and the humiliated vampire finds himself in a nightgown and covered in make-up. He flees to the safety of his coffin but, fearing he'll suffocate, the Warners cut it open with a chainsaw. He tells them that their lives have ended. Yakko agrees, since by now the sun has come up, which he reveals by opening a boarded-up window. Even as the count grows weaker, the Warners refuse to leave him alone, blowing a bugle in his ear and shoving an alarm clock into his head. Dracula explodes in anger, which succeeds in destroying his entire castle. The Warners escape with their lives, and finally figure out that they never made it to Pennsylvania to begin with. They try again, but this time end up in Tasmania, where a hungry Wakko scares away the Tasmanian Devil. They now have to find a new map.


  • The title is a parody of the Italian song "Funiculi, Funicula".
  • In the end, the Warners end up in Tasmania and meet the Tasmanian Devil. The Taz-Mania theme music is heard in the background during his appearance.
  • In the beginning, the Warners burrow to Transylvania while Yakko looks at a map and says, "I know we're not rabbits, but it's a Warner Bros. tradition." This is a reference to the way Bugs Bunny traveled, who would always end up in somewhere other than his destination just because he took a wrong "toin at Albukoikee."
  • Dot's full name, Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fana Bo Besca III, is revealed in this episode.
  • This was John P. McCann's first script for Animaniacs. It led to his being hired to the show as a series writer.[1]
  • The fourth wall is broken in this episode, when Yakko says to the viewer "We're not that stupid, we just know the plot."
  • When Dot introduces herself, you can hear Mindy's theme in the background.
  • When Dracula introduces himself, Yakko asks "Didn't you used to teach math on Sesame Street?", mistaking him for Count von Count from the hit PBS Kids/HBO series, Sesame Street.
  • The voice of Count Dracula is Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer Simpson on The Simpsons and Grandpa Phil from Hey Arnold.
  • Yakko mentions Batman.


Phranken-Runt is the fifth episode of Rita and Runt.


Written by John P. McCann
Directed by Michael Gerard


Dr. Phrankenstein, an evil mad scientist, has intentions to destroy the village off the coast from her castle with her creation, a monstrous dog named Scout. When Phrankenstein finally gets Scout on his way to the village, his circuits get damaged by lightening before he has left the castle, which leads to Phrankenstein in search of a dog brain. The solution comes shortly after.

Rita and Runt are wandering in a night storm. They had been thrown out of another home due to Runt causing an accident. They wait at the doorstep of Phrankenstein’s castle. Runt is sucked up into the castle, while Rita is locked out. She finds a way in and gets the idea that Runt is in trouble.

She makes it up into the laboratory to see Runt strapped to a table and about to have his head sawed open. Phrankenstein notices the cat. Using the table, Rita just manages to slam the scientist into an instrument panel, which electrocutes her.

Rita and Runt are chased through the castle by Phrankenstein’s pet rat, Mr. Squeak. The chase leads to a baloney and with no option, the two strays jump into the sea. Dr. Phrankenstein and Mr. Squeak are angry with Scout most of all and Wakko sitpops their favorite ball to prove a point, which leads to Scout attacking them.

On shore, Runt wants to jump off the castle again, leading to Rita to remark that Phrankenstein "couldn’t have wanted him for his brain."


  • Let's Try For Two (Rita)
  • You Gotta Use Your Brain (Rita, Runt and Dr. Phrankenstein)
  • A Hands-On Kinda Girl (Dr. Phrankenstein)
  • Let's Try For Three (Rita)


  • Rita
  • Runt
  • Dr. Phrankenstein
  • Scout
  • Mr. Squeaker


  • This, along with Les Miseranimals and Home on De-Nile, were the only episodes of Rita and Runt animated at Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd..
  • The voice of Dr. Phrankenstein is modeled after Madeline Kahn's impression of Marlene Dietritch. She is voiced by series creator Tom Ruegger's ex-wife Adrienne Alexander.
  • One of the tombs says, "Here Lies a Pooch With a Brain So Small, It Wasn't Any Use At All".
  • Wakko makes a cameo where he sitpops an inflatable ball for the fifth time. Starting with this episode, Wakko is seen sitpopping beach balls daily, like Mr. Whiskers, Robin and Max.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Dan Castellaneta Count Dracula
Frank Welker Runt, Scout, Mr. Squeak
Jim Cummings Tasmanian Devil
Adrienne Alexander Dr. Phrankenstein
Bernadette Peters Rita

Kathryn Page's Credit



Dot: [wearing Dracula's teeth] I still think they make me look like Sheena Easton.


  • This is the third stinger to be a callback to a cartoon in the episode.


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List of Animaniacs Episodes
Season 1
De-ZanitizedThe Monkey SongNighty-Night ToonYakko's WorldCookies for EinsteinWin BigH.M.S. YakkoSlappy Goes WalnutsYakko's UniverseHooked on a CeilingGoodfeathers: The BeginningTaming of the ScrewyTemporary InsanityOperation: LollipopWhat are We?Piano RagWhen Rita Met RuntThe Warners' Lot SongThe Big Candy StoreBumbie's MomWally LlamaWhere Rodents DareKing YakkoNo Pain, No PaintingLes MiseranimalsGarage 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