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Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled/Moon Over Minerva/Skullhead Boneyhands is the 30th episode of the original Animaniacs. It is the show's second Halloween episode, and it originally aired on October 28, 1993.

Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea: Dressing up for Halloween as a pirate.

Bad Idea: Dressing up for Halloween as a piñata.

Theme Song


Last line

Dot: Shirley MacLainey...

Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled


Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


The Warners end up in the fiery realm of Hades, where they torment Satan.




  • The opening song is a parody of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by the Andrews Sisters.
  • The Warners' song is a parody of "California, Here I Come," which is unusual since the song is published by the Warner Music Library.
  • Ron Perlman reprises his role as Satan (or Mr. Scratch) from the Tiny Toon Adventures special "Night Ghoulery" segment "Daniel Webfoot."
  • Wakko gets a snowball and sees it melt. Afterward he says, "They were right, it didn't have a chance!" This is a play on the old phrase "a snowball's chance in Hell."
  • The clip of Yakko saying, "Come on! Do one! Do an impression!" is used in the opening of Rob Paulsen's podcast Talking Toons.
  • This short was close to being banned because of its depiction of hell and the devil.
  • Clips from this segment would later be used in a promo for the Nickelodeon Dutch dub.
  • The hippie singing the "whiney protest song" is a caricature of legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan.
  • While the Warner siblings go boating, "Row Row Row Your Boat" can be heard.
  • The Warners take a wrong turn looking for Six Flags Over Flushing. Of course, this is a joke, as Six Flags does not have a location in Flushing, Queens. Although, famously, Flushing was the location of the 1964/65 New York World's Fair.
  • When Yakko asks someone for help while he, Wakko, and Dot are cornered by Satan's minions, the camera pans to Bones who is a caricature of the real Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy based on the late actor DeForest Kelley from the original Star Trek series.


Production Art


Satan: Ooh! Beyond these doors is an agony worse than all others. You will remain in here for eternity, listening to... whiny protest songs from the 60s.
Bob Dylan: Oh, I hate the government, more than you and me, The government stole my goldfish, and unplugged my TV.
Warner siblings: [scream]
Satan: Enjoy. [Satan prepares to kick them in, but it cuts to him being kicked in instead for no reason whatsoever]
Satan: Little fools! I am Beelzebub! Lucifer! The Reaper of Souls! The Really Angry One! I AM SATAN! [cackles evilly]
Dot: So that's nothing. I'm... [gravelly, evil voice with lightning sparking] Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca [grows to giant size] THE THIRD!!! [cackles wickedly and then shrinks to her normal size and says in her normal voice] Just a little thing I do.
Satan: You blundering dolts! Don't you realize you've entered the fiery realm of Hades?!
Wakko: Hades? [Dashes back up to the surface, brings back a snowball, sets it down, and watches as it quickly melts] Boy, they were right! It didn't have a chance!
Satan: SILENCE! And now, prepare to suffer indescribable torment!
Yakko: Another Bob Hope special?
Satan: Worse!

Moon Over Minerva


Animation by Akom Film Production


Minerva Mink walks into the woods, attracting many male animals along the way, and finds a spot to write in her diary on her progress on finding her special someone. She writes that she finds it very unfair to not find someone to shrare life's tender moments with. Then, a nerdy wolf named Wilford B. Wolf approches and tries to win the heart of Minerva Mink, but fails with every attempt he makes. Later that night, Wilford howls in sarrow over his failure to attract Minerva, until the full moon comes out and transforms him into a hunky werewolf, attracting many female animals. Annoyed by Wilford's howling, Minerva decides to put a stop to it, only to witness Wilford's manly form, and falls head over heels in love with him. Minerva heads back to change into a red dress, and the clouds cover up the moon, reducing Wilford back to his nerdy form behind Minerva's back.

When she returns, she shows off her red dress, and notices that Wilford's changed back to his nerdy form. Minerva tries to find out what happened to Wilford's manly form by searching for him, only to realize he's nowhere in sight, making her feel lonely. When the clouds move away to reveal the moon again, Minerva sighs "What a life" to herself, when she sees Wilford's turned back into a hunk, satisfying her. Wilford, using the same attractive pick up lines Minerva used on him earlier, makes Minerva excited. All the while, clouds move throughout the night, with Wilford slipping back and forth between both nerdy and manly forms.

By sunrise, Wilford's back to being his nerdy form. Wanting an explanation for what's going on, Minerva asks what kind of wolf Wilford is. Wilford says he's a werewolf, which makes Minerva curious as to when the next full moon is so they can schedule a date for when Wilford is in his hunky form. To Wilford's calculations, a full moon comes around every 28 days. The episode then ends with Minerva saying "Some things are worth waiting for".




  • This was actually the second Minerva cartoon, Thus making it the last Minerva Mink cartoon.
  • In the original version of this cartoon, Minerva's cleavage was a little too revealing in her close-up shots, so the animators painted out the cleavage line in the close-ups. However, if you look really close on the DVD, you can see where her cleavage was painted out.
  • Like Minerva, Wilford's manly werewolf form seems to attract all the female animals.
  • The frog's dancing is a parody of Michigan J. Frog's "Hello my baby" dance from the Chuck Jones cartoon One Froggy Evening.
  • After Wilford attempts to serenade Minerva, Minerva yells, "Hit the road, Jack!", possibly being a reference to the Ray Charles song of the same name.
  • The musical piece featured at the beginning is a remix of Claude Debussy's Arabesque No. 1.

Skullhead Boneyhands


Animation by Akom


In a parody of the movie Edward Scissorhands, a woman named Peg Boogs arrived and encountered Mr. Skullhead, who is then taken in by her average looking family to stay with them. However, his stay is short-lived when the Family's Dog grabbed him and buried him in the backyard.




  • The first and only standalone Mr. Skullhead segment. It opens and closes with the Warners singing the Mr. Skullhead theme song originally sung by Elmyra Duff in the "Take Elmyra, Please" episode of Tiny Toon Adventures.

Production Notes

  • In some episode guides, this episode's numbering is swapped with Episode 29.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Bill Boggs, Hippie
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Peg Boggs, Kim Boggs, Chorus Girl
Ron Perlman Satan
Julie Brown Minerva Mink
Peter Scolari Wilford B. Wolf
Frank Welker Frog, Dog, Additional Voices
Tom Bodett Announcer
Elizabeth Lamers Chorus Girl
Lisa Raggio Chorus Girl


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List of Animaniacs (Original Series) episodes
Season 1
De-Zanitized / The Monkey Song / Nighty-Night ToonYakko's World / Cookies for Einstein / Win BigH.M.S. Yakko / Slappy Goes Walnuts / Yakko's UniverseHooked on a Ceiling / Film Projector Transition / Goodfeathers: The BeginningTaming of the ScrewyFlipper Parody / Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What are We?Piano Rag / When Rita Met RuntThe Warners' Lot Song / The Big Candy Store / Bumbie's MomWally Llama / Where Rodents DareKing YakkoNo Pain, No Painting / Les MiseranimalsGarage Sale of the Century / Fortunes / West Side PigeonsHello Nice Warners / La Behemoth / Little Old Slappy From PasadenaLa La Law / Cat on a Hot Steel BeamSpace-Probed / Battle for the PlanetChalkboard Bungle / Hurray for Slappy / The Great Wakkorotti: The Master & His MusicRoll Over, Beethoven / The Cat and the FiddlePavlov's Mice / Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov / Nothing But the ToothMeatballs or Consequences / A Moving ExperienceHearts of Twilight / The BoidsThe Flame / Wakko's America / Davy Omelette / Four Score and Seven Migraines AgoGuardin' the Garden / Plane PalsBe Careful What You Eat / Session 1 / Up the Crazy River / Session 2 / Ta Da DumpYakko's World of Baldness / Opportunity Knox / Wings Take HeartHercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's DreamTestimonials / Babblin' Bijou / Potty Emergency / Sir YaksalotYou Risk Your Life / I Got Yer Can / Jockey for PositionMoby or Not Moby / Mesozoic Mindy / The Good, the Boo, and the UglyDraculee, Draculaa / Phranken-RuntHot, Bothered and Bedeviled / Moon Over Minerva / Skullhead BoneyhandsO Silly Mio / Puttin' on the Blitz / The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer ConcertChairman of the Bored / Planets Song / Astro-ButtonsCartoons in Wakko's Body 1 / Noah's Lark / Cartoons in Wakko's Body 2 / The Big Kiss / Cartoons in Wakko's Body 3 / Hiccup / Cartoons in Wakko's Body ConclusionClown and Out / Bubba Bo Bob BrainVery Special Opening / Animaniacs Stew / In the Garden of Mindy / Pinky and the Cat / We've Been Mixing Up the Scripts / No Place Like Homeless / Katie Ka-Boo / We Found This Old Computer / Dottie the Squirrel / Baghdad CaféCritical Condition / The Three Muska-WarnersDough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-RegardSpellboundSmitten with Kittens / Alas Poor Skullhead / White GlovesCasablanca Opening / Fair Game / The Slapper / Puppet RulersButtermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter / Broadcast Nuisance / Raging BirdAnimator's Alley / HollywoodchuckOf Nice and Men / What a Dump! / Survey LadiesUseless Facts / The Senses Song / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten / • Mary Tyler Dot Song / Windsor Hassle / ...And Justice for SlappyTurkey Jerky / Wild Blue YonderVideo Review / When Mice Ruled the EarthMobster Mash / Lake Titicaca / IcebreakersVery Special Opening / A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer WarnersSlippin' on the Ice / 'Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's UniverseBranimaniacs / The Warners and the Beanstalk / Frontier SlappyUps and Downs / The Brave Little Trailer / Yes, AlwaysDrive-Insane / Girlfeathers / I'm CuteBrain Meets Brawn / Meet MinervaGold Rush / A Gift of Gold / Dot's Quiet TimeSchnitzelbank / The Helpinki Formula / Les Boutons et le Ballon / Kung BooOf Course You Know, This Means Warners / Up a Tree / Wakko's GizmoOh, Oh, Ethel / Inkblot Test / Meet John Brain / Smell Ya LaterRagamuffins / Woodstock SlappyKaraoke Dokie / Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved MeBaloney & Kids / Super Buttons / Katie Ka-Boom: The Driving LessonScare Happy Slappy / Witch One / MacBethWith Three, You Get Eggroll / Mermaid Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: Call WaitingLookit the Fuzzy Heads / No Face Like HomeMy Father the Tuna / The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special
Season 2
Take My Siblings, Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning MalaiseWe're No Pigeons / Whistle-Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken DateMiami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof / CooI'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 / BingoPreviously on Animaniacs / Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. MeA Hard Day's Warners / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life FoundationThe Tiger Prince / All The Words in the English Language (Part 1) / The Kid in the Lid / All The Words in the English Language (Part 2) / Method to Her Madness / All The Words in the English Language (Part 3)The Presidents Song / Don't Tread on Us / The Flame ReturnsGimme the Works / Buttons in Ows / Hercules UnwoundThis Pun for Hire / Star Truck / Go Fish / Multiplication (song)The Sound of Warners / Yabba Dabba BooMy Mother the Squirrel / The Party / Oh! Say Can You See / The Twelve Days of ChristmasDot's Entertainment / The Girl with the Googily Goop / Gunga Dot2001 Parody 1 / Soccer Coach Slappy 2001 Parody 2 / Belly Button Blues / Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise / Valuable LessonWakko'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 ClockCutie and the Beast / Boo Happens / Noel / Cold EndingAnimani-rats /• Jokahontas / Boids on the Hood / Mighty Wakko at the BatA Very Very Very Very Special Show / Night of the Living Buttons / Soda JerkFrom Burbank with Love / Anchors A-Warners / When You're TravelingParody Commercials / Papers for Pappa / Amazing Gladiators / Pinky and the RalphTen Short Films About Wakko Warner / No Time for Love / The Boo NetworkPitter Patter of Little Feet / Mindy in Wonderland / Ralph's Wedding
Season 5
Moosage in a Bottle / Back in Style / Bones in the BodyIt / Dot - The Macadamia Nut / Bully for SkippyCute First (Ask Questions Later) / Acquaintances / Here Comes Atilla / Boo WonderMagic Time / The Brain's Apprentice
Hooray for North Hollywood: (Part 1Part 2)
The Carpool / The Sunshine SquirrelsThe Christmas Tree / Punchline (Part 1) / Prom Night / Punchline (Part 2)
The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special:
(Birds on a Wire / The Scoring Session / Transition: Very Special Opening / The Animaniacs Suite)