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 title is a parody of the chorus of "Happy Wanderer", "Val-de-ree, val-de-rah".
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, 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.
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.
The voice of Count Dracula is Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer Simpson on The Simpsons and Grandpa Phil from Hey Arnold.
Written by John P. McCann
Directed by Michael Gerard
Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha
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. However, Scout is seemingly more playful and innocent than threatening, 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 an accident with Runt. They attempt to 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 it’s rat, Mr. Squeak. The chase leads to a baloney and with no option, the two strays jump into the sea. Dr. Phrankenstein is angry with Scout most of all and Mr. Squeak pops the creation’s favourite ball to prove a point, which leads to Scout attacking both of them.
Runt found the whole adventure fun, leading to Rita to remark that the human couldn’t have wanted him for his brain.
Let's Try For Two (Rita)
You Gotta Use Your Brain (Rita, Runt and Dr. Phrankenstein)