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Fantasy/Über Nachtmare/Mad Mouse: Furry Road is the 30th episode of the Animaniacs reboot and the fourth episode of its third season.


Pinky, Brain and The Warners experience a fantastical version of the lot. Dr. Scratchansniff accidentally orders a "pool" version on a rideshare app, forcing him to ride with the Warners. Pinky and Brain head to a desert music festival to test Brain’s latest plan for world domination.[1]


Animation by Warner Bros. Animation

Fantasy Title


In the fantastical land of Burbankshire, the ruthless wizard Brain creates the Warner siblings (three abominations) to aid him in his conquest. The siblings, however, are not obedient to him, and the three proceed to mess around with his potions. The wizard tries, in vain, to calm them.

After Wakko eats his wand, Brain is forced to flee with his assistant Pinky. The two are then stepped-on by a giant Ralph. With the mice out of the way, the Warners lament their only remaining worry - the All-Seeing Eye (the viewers). After Wakko expresses fears of the eye watching them in the bathroom, the trio then kicks the camera as the theme song begins...



  • This cartoon was animated in-house by the WBA retake team from scratch.[2]
  • Mr. Skullhead's face appears on one of the potions.
  • This episode is a parody to The Lord of the Rings franchise.


  • Brain: Come, Pinky. We must return to our sorcerer's sanctum and prepare for...
  • (Before he can finish, they got squished by a creature that looks like Ralph.)
  • Yakko: Phew. That was easy. Now, all we have to worry about is that all seeing eye.
  • Dot: Where?
  • Yakko: There!
  • Wakko: Did they watch us when we go to the bathroom?
  • Yakko: Weirdos!
  • (The Warners kick the screen, and the flips over to the theme song.)

Theme Song


Variable Verse

Yakko: HOV Lane-y!


  • There is a unique transition from Fantasy to the theme song. The Warners, offended by the viewers looking at them through "everything", kicks the camera, which flips directly to the Water Tower shot in the opening.

Über Nachtmare

Animation by Saerom Animation

Uber Nachtmare Title


Dr. Scratchansniff is forced to ride with the Warners in a carpool on his way to an award ceremony.


  • Written by Brad DePrima
  • Directed by Brett Varon



Mad Mouse: Furry Road

Animation by Digital eMation

Mad Mouse Furry Road Title


Pinky and the Brain head to the "Hot Sand Festival," for their latest plan that utilizes the limited availability of water. Along the way, Pinky encounters Dexter Trux, an eccentric billionaire visiting the festival who catches-on to Brain's plan, and seeks to take the water for himself.


  • Written by Kathleen Chen & Brian Polk
  • Directed by Brett Varon


  • Brain's Hunter S. Thompson outfit and the red convertible he drives parody the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
  • Pinky mentions the beginning of La La Land and its star Ryan Gosling when he and Brain are stuck in traffic, and a sound-alike of "Another Day of Sun" plays in the background.
    • Gosling is a noted Animaniacs fan, even arranging a photo-shoot at the Water Tower in 2024 to fulfill a childhood dream of his to hang-out there as the Warners would. He credits the series with "planting some seed" in his head in regards to filmmaking.[3]
  • The Hot Sand Festival is a parody of Burning Man, complete with an effigy that's dabbing.
  • Brain's Yoga Class is called "Sweatin' to the Yogis" a parody of the Sweatin' to the Oldies line of aerobic videos hosted by Richard Simmons.
  • Dexter Trux and his girlfriend are parodies of Elon Musk and his ex-partner Grimes. His company Da Vinci Motors is a parody of Tesla Inc.
  • One of the stalls at the Hot Sand Festival is called "2 Wheels 2 Thirsty", which is a parody of 2 Fast 2 Furious.

Allusions to Mad Max: Fury Road

  • The title of this cartoon and elements of its plot parody the 2015 post-apocalyptic film Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • Brain's plan to take over the world by hoarding water by the time Earth becomes a desert wasteland is somewhat similar to the actions of the character Immortan Joe, the villainous cult leader who hoards a large amount of water for himself and only hands out a small supply from his possession to his followers.
  • Brain's eye shadows near the end of the cartoon make him resemble the character Imperator Furiosa.
  • The design of Brain's truck is similar to The War Rig, the vehicle that Furiosa hijacks in the movie.
  • Dexter Trux's girlfriend takes on the role of The Doof Warrior (Coma), the character who is strapped to a vehicle and plays a flamethrowing guitar on Immortan Joe's war convoy. Dexter's Hot Wing crashes into her stage and she ends up playing his battle music as he chases the mice.
  • The music that plays during the chase scene is similar to "Brothers in Arms", the song that plays during one of the chase sequences in Fury Road.
  • The mice previously starred in a Mad Max parody in the story "Mad Mouse Lab Warrior" from issue 10 of DC's Pinky and the Brain.

International Releases

Production Notes


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Dr. Scratchansniff, Drive-Thru Employee
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Businessman, Parmedic
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Member #1, Pilot, Presenter
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Festival Goer #2
Frank Welker Horse
Chris Diamantopoulos Dexter Trux, Festival Goer #1
Natalie Palamides D.J., Stilt Walker
Kari Wahlgren Announcer, Audience Member #2, Driver, Narrator


  1. Animaniacs -- "Episode 4" - E304. Alamy. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  2. Instagram post by Brock Gallagher (@brockorama). Published February 28, 2023. Retrieved March 30, 2023.
  3. Ramin Setoodeh - Ryan Gosling on Nearly Turning Down Ken, Singing Live at the Oscars and Wanting a ‘Beach-Off’ Over Those ‘Barbie’ Snubs. Variety. Published and Retrieved February 7, 2024.

List of Animaniacs (Reboot) episodes
Season 1
Jurassic Lark / Suspended Animation (Part 1) / Of Mice and Memes / Suspended Animation (Part 2)Warners Unbound / How to Brain Your Dragon / Suffragette CityGold Meddlers / Pinko and the Brain / Math-Terpiece Theater: ApplesBun Control / Ex-Mousina / BloopfGood Warner Hunting / No Brainer / Ralph CamThe Cutening / Close Encounters of the Worst Kind / Equal TimeWarner She Wrote / France France Revolution / Gift RapperWhoDonut / Mousechurian Candidate / Starbox and CindyHere Comes Treble / That's Not the Issue / Future Brain / The Incredible Gnome in People's MouthsAnima-Nyet / Babysitter's Flub / The Warners' Press ConferencePhantomaniacs / Fear and Laughter in Burbank / Bride of Pinky / Things That Go Bump in the NightA Zit! / 1001 Narfs / Manny ManspreaderHindenburg Cola / FLOTUS, FLOTUS, What Do You Know About Us?
Season 2
Rome Sweet Rome / Backwards Pinky / Wakko's Short Shorts: Now LoadingPlease Submit / The Flawed Couple / Everyday SafetyRug of War / Run Pinky Run / The Hamburg TicklerRalph World / My Super Sour Sixteen / How To: Brain Takes Over The WorldThe Warners Are Present / The Pinktator / Know Your ScrollYakko's Big Idea / Mouse Congeniality / Rejected Animaniacs CharactersYakko Amakko / The Longest Word / Happy Narfday / Magna CartoonWakkiver Twist (Part 1) / Plight of Hand / Wakkiver Twist (Part 2)What Is That? / Mouse Madness / Christopher Columbusted / Fake MedicinesExercise Minute / Reichenbrain Falls / Targeted Ads / BathtimeA Brief History of History / Gerard / The Prisoner's Dilemma / Math-Terpiece Theater: Beach BallsWarner's Ark / The Apology / Narf Over Troubled Water / The Warner's Vault80's Cats / All About the Benjamin / 23 and WB
Season 3
Previously On / Season 3 and WB (Part 1) / How To: Friendship / Season 3 and WB (Part 2)Soda-pressed / A Starbox is Born / Royal FlushPlanet Warner / Talladega Mice: The Ballad of Pinky Brainy / D.I.WHY?Fantasy / Über Nachtmare / Mad Mouse: Furry RoadTeeniacs / Dog Days / Groundmouse DayAnimaliens / Murder Pals (Part 1) / Groundmouse Day Again / Murder Pals (Part 2) / The Island of Dr. Warneau / Murder Pals (Part 3)Global Warnering / Lawn in Sixty Seconds / All's Fair in Love and Door / Cute Things That Can Kill YouWARnerGAMESBedtime / WARnerGAMES 2 / Crumbly's MomentHow the Brain Thieved Christmas (Part 1) / Santamaniacs / How the Brain Thieved Christmas (Part 2)International Mouse of Mystery / Aliens Resurrected / Joe / The Stickening / Slappy's Return / Everyday Safety: Giant Adirondack Chair