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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.



  • 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

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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


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 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)