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Chairman of the Bored/Planets Song/Astro-Buttons is the 32nd episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on November 2, 1993.

Theme Song


Last line

Yakko: Dana Delany...


  • In most prints of this episode, the variable verse mistakenly uses the visuals of Dot singing "Here's the show's namey" with Yakko's audio.

Tower Escape

Animation by TMS


The Warners escape through a garden hose that Ralph uses.

Chairman of the Bored


Animation by StarToons


At a big dinner, the Warners meet a fellow named Francis "Pip" Pumphandle, who keeps on droning on and on about random stories involving Bob Barker and bologna and cheese balls and they try in haste to avoid him.



  • Click here for a transcription of Pip's full story.
  • Dot says, "Please, sir, I want more" in a British accent, and Yakko, as a Beadle (parish constable) says, "More?!" This is a reference to the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist.
  • Among the patrons of the restaurant are:
    • Cher sitting with Jack Nicholson. Cher is seen pouring sugar into her coffee in reference to her time as spokesperson for Equal sugar substitute. Both Cher and Nicholson were in the film The Witches of Eastwick.
    • Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep from Kramer vs. Kramer are seated in between Michael Richards, who played Kramer on Seinfeld. This is mentioned in the Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation cartoon.
    • David Letterman is seen seated with Arsenio Hall.
    • Morgan Freeman watches Clint Eastwood char a steak, both of them were in the film Unforgiven.
    • Tom Selleck watches Marlon Brando (as Don Vito Corleone from The Godfather) make a glutton out of himself. His speech about Christopher Columbus is a reference to his appearance in the panned 1992 WB film Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, which Selleck won a Razzie for and Brando was nominated for a Razzie.
    • Wakko vacuums Sigourney Weaver's hair, a reference to Weaver's performance as Ripley in ALIEN³.
  • The name of the restaurant is "Impetago", a play on impetigo, a bacterial skin infection found in younger children. It is also a play on Spago, a restaurant in Los Angeles owned by Wolfgang Puck.
  • Pip mentions "a chimpanzee whose name was Fred" and his girlfriend whose name he forgot. This is a reference to real life chimps named (and I am not making this up!) J. Fred Muggs, and his companion, Phoebe B. Beebe.
  • Yakko has a poster of Hello Nurse above his bed.

Planets Song

32-2-Planets Song

Animation by Akom Film Production


Yakko sings most of the planets (including Pluto, which was considered a planet at the time) in the solar system, but at the end, Wakko tells him that he forgot Uranus, to which Yakko replies, "Goodnight, everybody!"






Animation by Akom


Buttons, Mindy and her family are space-people in an intergalactic setting. Mindy chases her space-orb while Buttons chases her.



  • At one point, there is a parody of Star Trek, with caricatures of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock appearing.
  • Mindy and Buttons pass by a television playing a space version of Gilligan's Island.
  • This is the first time Buttons squawks like a chicken in fear.

Chase Ending

Animation by TMS

Chase Ending ep32


The Warners return to the water tower via a trampoline from Wakko's gag bag. When Ralph attempts to use the trampoline, the trampoline closes on him. The Warners just shrug and go back into the water tower.


  • This is the only chase ending with dialogue. The Warners say, "Boingy boingy boingy!" when jumping on the trampoline. Ralph says the same.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Clint Eastwood, Space Gilligan
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Morgan Freeman
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mindy's mother, Mary Hartless, Mission Control
Ben Stein Pip Pumphandle
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Frank Welker Buttons, Mindy's Father, Marlon Brando, Ralph
Jim Cummings Fat Space Bug, Mr. Spock
Maurice LaMarche Captain Kirk, Mr. Space Bug Man


  1. Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore
  2. I've Been Working on the Railroad
  3. While Strolling Through the Park One Day by Ed Haley
  4. Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?
  5. William Tell Overture - Ranz des Vaches by Gioachino Rossini
  6. Spring Song by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  7. Home Sweet Home by H.R. Bishop
  8. The Mulberry Bush
  9. Shoo Fly
  10. Dreaming (from Scenes From Childhood, Op. 15) by Robert Schumann
  11. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by Wallis Willis
  12. Scenes from Childhood - Dreaming by Robert Schumann
  13. The Bear Went Over the Mountain


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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)