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Teeniacs/Dog Days/Groundmouse Day is the 31st episode of the Animaniacs reboot and the fifth episode of its third season.

Synopsis

The Warners are part of an overdramatic YA show. Starbox not only has to deal with Cindy, but also a dog. Brain has finally taken over the world, but unfortunately the same day keeps repeating.[1]

Teeniacs

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

Teeniacs Title

Plot

The Warners star in a parody of modern teen and young-adult dramas with increasingly sillier plots along the way.

Crew

Trivia

  • This cartoon parodies teen and young-adult dramas, particularly those that air on The CW (including Riverdale, which is known for its infamous outlandish storylines).
  • As a vampire, Wakko counts in the same way as Count von Count from Sesame Street.

Theme Song

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Variable Verse

Wakko: Mickey Spillane-y!

Trivia

  • This ending line references Mickey Spillane, an American crime novelist.
  • In the end, the show's title does not fade to black, rather than fading straight to the theme song of "Starbox and Cindy".

Dog Days

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

Dog Days Title

Plot

Cindy takes Starbox and the Scout for a grand day out in the park, where they encounter a few dogs.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

Groundmouse Day

Animation by Digital eMation

Groundmouse Day Title

Plot

The Brain attempts to take advantage of a Woodchuck-themed holiday for his latest plan, but keeps enduring different variations of failures accidentally caused by Pinky. Additionally, he also discovers that the same day keeps resetting.

Crew

  • Written by Timothy Nash & Lucas Crandles
  • Directed by Katie Rice

Songs

Trivia

  • The radio station's name is WB-B-CHEEP, a jab at Warner Bros.
  • This episode mocks the infamous "Pinky is the genius" theory.
  • Woodchuck Day is a parody of the actual Groundhog Day holiday, and the woodchuck Pennsylvania Bill is a parody of Punxsutawney Phil.
  • When talking with Pinky and Brain about their past experiences, Egwind recalls the middle school dissection from "Babysitter's Flub" and Brain experimenting on him in "Plight of Hand."
  • When Pinky questions his costume being "furry" enough, Brain makes a meta remark regarding the furry community, saying that the series is already "treading a fine line with that side of the fanbase."
  • After seeing Brain's 'snow-bro' outfit, Pinky mentions cosplaying and alludes to Iron Man, Harley Quinn, and Wonder Woman.
  • President Walsh from "Mousechurian Candidate" makes a return in this two-part cartoon.
  • Pinky misinterprets Brain's "Do you get it?" comment as a question inquiring if he understands Stephen King’s novel It.

Allusions to Groundhog Day

  • This cartoon is a parody of the 1993 fantasy comedy film Groundhog Day, in which TV weatherman Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) becomes trapped in a time loop of the same day. Brain also briefly alludes to this film and insults it as "awful" and "repetitive."
    • The Very Twee Inn is a parody of The Cherry Tree Inn.
    • The DJ on the radio is voiced by Stephen Tobolowsky, who played Ned Ryerson in the original Groundhog Day movie.
    • Egwind is in the role of Ned Ryerson.
    • The repetition of the "Groundmouse Day Jingle" when the day resets is a nod to how Sonny & Cher's song "I Got You Babe" plays whenever the day resets in the Groundhog Day.
    • Another one of Bill Murray's works that is briefly referenced is the infamous 2004 live-action adaptation of Garfield: Garfield: The Movie. Brain scoffs that people actually enjoyed it while dwelling on the Groundhog Day film.

International Releases

Production Notes

  • This is the first (and only) episode of the Animaniacs reboot in which after the theme song finishes, a Starbox and Cindy cartoon starts, due to the cold open only featuring the Warner siblings.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, President Walsh
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Secret Service Agent, Town Crier
Frank Welker Coach Ralph
Maria Bamford Scout
Chris Cox Egwind, Surf Bro
Stephanie Escajeda Principal Nora
Danny Jacobs Starbox
Eleanor Johnson Cindy
Stephen Tobolowsky Local DJ
Kari Wahlgren Cute Girl, Narrator
Tim Cloherty "Groundmouse Day Jingle" Singer 1
Julia Haltigan "Groundmouse Day Jingle" Singer 2


References

  1. Animaniacs -- "Episode 5" - E305. Alamy. Retrieved January 29, 2023.


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
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