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Draculee, Draculaa/Phranken-Runt is the 29th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on October 29, 1993.

All of the segments in this episode are animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

Theme song

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Last line

Wakko: Where's Lon Chaney?

Draculee, Draculaa

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Plot

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.

Crew

Notes

  • The title is a parody of either the line 'valderi, valdera' from the song "The Happy Wanderer" or 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.
  • When Wakko hits Dracula with a baseball bat, the baseball bat has a face and bat wings. According to the writers, this was the only way this violent gag would get past standards and practices.

Phranken-Runt

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Plot

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 balcony and with no option, the two strays jump into the sea. Dr. Phrankenstein and Mr. Squeak are angry with Scout most of all and break Scout's toy 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."

Crew

  • Written by John P. McCann
  • Directed by Michael Gerard

Songs

Notes

  • 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". This rhyming epitaph was most likely a reference to similar ones seen at the Haunted Mansion at Disney Parks.
  • The Warners cameo as the floor waxers when Dr. Phrankenstein notices how slippery the floors are.

Notes/Trivia

  • In some episode guides, this episode's numbering is swapped with Episode 30.
  • The stinger in this episode is the third stinger to be a callback to a segment featured in this episode

Cast

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

Transcript

See here

References



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 ScrewyFlipper ParodyTemporary 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 CenturyWest Side PigeonsHello Nice WarnersLa BehemothLittle Old Slappy from PasadenaLa La LawCat on a Hot Steel BeamSpace-ProbedBattle for the PlanetChalkboard BungleHurray for SlappyThe Great Wakkorotti: The Master and His MusicRoll Over, BeethovenThe Cat and the FiddlePavlov's MiceChicken Boo-RyshnikovNothing But the ToothMeatballs or ConsequencesA Moving ExperienceHearts of TwilightThe BoidsThe FlameWakko's AmericaDavy OmeletteFour Score and Seven Migraines AgoGuardin' the GardenPlane PalsBe Careful What You EatUp the Crazy RiverTa Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Dump DumpOpportunity KnoxWings Take HeartHercule YakkoHome on De-NileA Midsummer Night's DreamTestimonials (Animaniacs)Babblin' BijouPotty EmergencySir YaksalotYou Risk Your LifeI Got Yer CanJockey for PositionMoby or Not MobyMesozoic MindyThe Good, the Boo, and the UglyDraculee, DraculaaPhranken-RuntHot, Bothered and BedeviledMoon Over MinervaSkullhead BoneyhandsO Silly MioPuttin' on the BlitzThe Great Wakkorotti: The Summer ConcertChairman of the BoredPlanets SongAstro-ButtonsCartoons in Wakko's Body 1Noah's LarkCartoons in Wakko's Body 2The Big KissHiccup Cartoons in Wakko's Body ConclusionClown and OutBubba Bo Bob BrainVery Special OpeningAnimaniacs StewIn the Garden of MindyPinky and the CatWe've Been Mixing Up the ScriptsNo Place Like HomelessKatie Ka-BooWe Found This Old ComputerDottie the SquirrelBaghdad CafeCritical ConditionThe Three Muska-WarnersDough Dough BoysBoot CampingGeneral Boo-RegardSpellboundSmitten with KittensAlas Poor SkullheadWhite GlovesFair GameThe SlapperPuppet RulersButtermilk, It Makes a Body BitterBroadcast NuisanceRaging BirdAnimator's AlleyCan't Buy a ThrillHollywoodchuckOf Nice and MenWhat a Dump!Survey LadiesUseless Fact 1The Senses SongUseless Fact 2Dot's Poetry CornerThe World Can WaitUseless Fact 3Kiki's KittenUseless Fact 4Mary Tyler Dot SongWindsor Hassle...And Justice for SlappyTurkey JerkyWild Blue YonderVideo RevueWhen Mice Ruled the EarthMobster MashLake TiticacaIcebreakersA Christmas PlotzLittle Drummer WarnersTwas the Day Before ChristmasJingle BooThe Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday ConcertToy Shop TerrorYakko's UniverseBranimaniacsThe Warners and the BeanstalkFrontier SlappyUps and DownsThe Brave Little TrailerYes, AlwaysDrive-InsaneGirlfeathersI'm CuteBrain Meets BrawnMeet MinervaGold RushA Gift of GoldDot's Quiet TimeSchnitzelbankThe Helpinki FormulaLe Bouton et le BallonKung BooOf Course You Know, This Means WarnersUp a TreeWakko's GizmoMeet John BrainSmell Ya LaterRagamuffinsWoodstock SlappyKaraoke DokieCranial CrusaderThe Chicken Who Loved MeBaloney and KidsSuper ButtonsKatie Ka-Boom: The Driving LessonScare Happy SlappyWitch OneMacBethWith Three, You Get EggrollMermaid MindyKatie Ka-Boom: Call WaitingLookit the Fuzzy HeadsNo Face Like HomeMy Father the TunaThe Warners' 65th Anniversary Special
Season 2
Take My Siblings PleaseThe Mindy 500Morning MalaiseWe're No PigeonsWhistle-Stop MindyKatie Ka-Boom: The Broken DateMiami Mama-MiaPigeon on the RoofI'm MadBad Mood BobbyKatie Ka-Boom: The BlemishFake
Season 3
Super Strong Warner SiblingsNutcracker SlappyWakko's New GookieA Quake, a Quake!Variety SpeakThree Tenors and You're OutBingoPreviously on AnimaniacsDeduces WildRest in PiecesU.N. MeA Hard Day's WarnersGimme a BreakPlease Please Please Get a Life FoundationThe Tiger PrinceAll The Words in the English Language: Part 1The Kid in the LidAll the Words in the English Language: Part 2Method to Her MadnessAll the Words in the English Language: Part 3The Presidents SongDon't Tread on UsThe Flame ReturnsGimme the WorksButtons in OwsHercules UnwoundThis Pun for HireStar TruckGo FishMultiplication (song)The Sound of WarnersYabba Dabba BooMy Mother the SquirrelThe PartyOh! Say Can You SeeThe Twelve Days of ChristmasDot's EntertainmentThe Girl with the Googily GoopGunga DotSoccer Coach SlappyBelly Button BluesOur Final Space Cartoon, We PromiseValuable LessonWakko's 2-Note SongPanama CanalHello NurseThe Ballad of MagellanThe Return of the Great WakkorottiThe Big Wrap Party Tonight
Season 4
One Flew Over the Cuckoo ClockCutie and the BeastBoo HappensNoelAnimani-ratsJokahontasBoids on the HoodMighty Wakko at the BatA Very Very Very Very Special ShowNight of the Living ButtonsSoda JerkFrom Burbank with LoveAnchors A-WarnersWhen You're TravelingPapers for PappaAmazing GladiatorsPinky and the RalphTen Short Films About Wakko WarnerNo Time for LoveThe Boo NetworkPitter Patter of Little FeetMindy in WonderlandRalph's Wedding
Season 5
Back in StyleBones in the BodyItDot- The Macadamia NutBully for SkippyCute First (Ask Questions Later)AcquaintancesHere Comes AtillaBoo WonderMagic TimeThe Brain's Apprentice
Hooray for North Hollywood: (Part IPart II)
The CarpoolThe Sunshine SquirrelsThe Christmas TreePunchline (Part I)Prom NightPunchline (Part II)
The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special:
(Birds on a WireThe Scoring SessionThe Animaniacs Suite)
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