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Animaniacs Episode 34
Air date: November 4th, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Dot: Come back, Shaney!
Gag credit(s): Fire Eater-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Flamiel!
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Theme song


Last line

Dot: Come back, Shaney!

Clown and Out


Written by Nicholas Hollander and Paul Rugg
Directed by Greg Reyna

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


Thaddeus Plotz hires a clown for Wakko's birthday party, unaware that Wakko has an irrational fear of clowns, referred to by Dr. Scratchansniff as Clownophobia. It's even worse than his own. Wakko does everything in his power to get rid of the clown, resulting in the clown being sent to the planet Mars. Once on Mars, the clown gets an audience of Martians who like his act.


  • The song that Mr. Clown sings in Plotz's office, "Never Laugh Alone," is a parody of "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel, which Jerry Lewis, whom the clown is modeled after, often concluded his Labor Day Telethons with.
  • The clown is almost entirely similar to Mr. Director, a more direct caricature if Jerry Lewis, but is not stated to be the same character.
  • The clown is one of the rare characters who runs afoul of the Warners yet gets a happy ending in the form of Martians who like his songs. This is probably due to the fact the clown was not acting out of malice towards Wakko, but simply trying to do a job he was hired for. It is one of the seldom examples where an antagonistic character in a WB cartoon "wins" in the end.
  • Dr. Scratchansniff incorrectly calls a fear of clowns Clownophobia, when the correct term is Coulrophobia.
    • Dr. Scratchansniff's line "A clown is not a giant spider" is a reference to Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King's IT, whose true form was a giant spider. The line "A clown will not bite me and throw me in the basement" is a reference to John Wayne Gacy, a man who murdered several people and kept their bodies inside the crawl space of his own home. Gacy had become known as the "clown killer" due to a side job he had entertaining parties under the guise of "Pogo the Clown".
    • It's possible that Wakko mentioned about Buster Bunny being changed Bugs Bunny in 1997.


ACME Labs Pinky and Brain Intro


On the chalk board Brain writing a formula starting E=mc² and ending THX 1138 which is a movie that started George Lucas career. Also Sq root of BH 91210 Beverly Hills, 90210

Bubba Bo Bob Brain


Written by Sherri Stoner
Directed by Gary Hartle, Audu Paden and Dave Marshall

Animation by Wang Film Production


The Brain poses as country singer Bubba Bo Bob Brain with Pinky as his manager. He plans to put subliminal messages in his songs to get whoever is listening to the songs to make him their world leader.



  • This cartoon contains parodies of Billy Ray Cyrus and his infamous song "Achy Breaky Heart", Dolly Parton, the TV show Hee Haw and the Grand Ole Opry.
  • The ending is used in the second finale of the Animaniacs game on the Super Nintendo Entertainment system.
  • An audio retelling of the story was released on CD in 1997.
  • The clip of Brain showing Pinky what subliminal message is, is later used in the theme song for the Pinky and the Brain (spin-off).
  • TMN (possibly the Tennessee Music Network) is a parody of TNN (The Nashville (later National) Network), which is a former name for Viacom-owned network Spike, which was rebranded as the Paramount Network in 2018.
  • Pinky references the "angel gets its wings" quote from It's A Wonderful Life.


Dolly: I want you to know that I'm your biggest fan.
Brain: I'd say puberty was inordinately kind to you.

Brain: It must be inordinately taxing to be such a boob.

Pinky: You have no idea.


Wheel of Morality


The moral of today's story is:
"Elvis lives on in our hearts, in his music, a trailer park outside Milwaukee."


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Pinky, Garth Brooks
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Willie Rae Cyprus
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mary Hartless, Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz, Baby Martians
Paul Rugg Mr. Clown
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Kenny Rogers
Gail Matthius Yee Haw Gal

Kathryn Page's Credit

Fire Eater


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Flamiel!

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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 ScrewyTemporary 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 Century/West Side Pigeons; Hello Nice Warners/La Behemoth/Little Old Slappy from Pasadena; La La Law/Cat on a Hot Steel Beam; Space-Probed/Battle for the Planet; Chalkboard Bungle/Hurray for Slappy/The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and His Music; Roll Over, Beethoven/The Cat and the Fiddle; Pavlov's Mice/Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov/Nothing But the Tooth; Meatballs or Consequences/A Moving Experience; Hearts of Twilight/The Boids; The Flame/Wakko's America/Davy Omelette/Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago; Guardin' the Garden/Plane Pals; Be Careful What You Eat/Up the Crazy River/Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Dump Dump; Opportunity Knox/Wings Take Heart; Hercule Yakko/Home on De-Nile/A Midsummer Night's Dream; Testimonials (Animaniacs)/Babblin' Bijou Potty Emergency/Sir Yaksalot; You Risk Your Life/I Got Yer Can/Jockey for Position; Moby or Not Moby Mesozoic Mindy The Good, the Boo, and the Ugly Draculee, Draculaa Phranken-Runt Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled Moon Over Minerva Skullhead Boneyhands O Silly Mio Puttin' on the Blitz The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer Concert Chairman of the Bored Planets Song Astro-Buttons Cartoons in Wakko's Body 1 Noah's Lark Cartoons in Wakko's Body 2 The Big Kiss Hiccup Cartoons in Wakko's Body Conclusion Clown and Out Bubba Bo Bob Brain In the Garden of Mindy No Place Like Homeless Katie Ka-Boo Baghdad Cafe Critical Condition The Three Muska-Warners Dough Dough Boys Boot Camping General Boo-Regard Spellbound Smitten with Kittens Alas Poor Skullhead White Gloves Fair Game The Slapper Puppet Rulers Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter Broadcast Nuisance Raging Bird Animator's Alley Can't Buy a Thrill Hollywoodchuck Of Nice and Men What a Dump! Survey Ladies Useless Fact 1 The Senses Song Useless Fact 2 Dot's Poetry Corner The World Can Wait Useless Fact 3 Kiki's Kitten Useless Fact 4 Windsor Hassle ...And Justice for Slappy Turkey Jerky Wild Blue Yonder Video Revue When Mice Ruled the Earth Mobster Mash Lake Titicaca Icebreakers A Christmas Plotz Little Drummer Warners Twas the Day Before Christmas Jingle Boo The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert Toy Shop Terror Yakko's Universe The Warners and the Beanstalk Frontier Slappy Ups and Downs The Brave Little Trailer Yes, Always Drive-Insane Girlfeathers I'm Cute Brain Meets Brawn Meet Minerva Gold Rush A Gift of Gold Dot's Quiet Time Schnitzelbank The Helpinki Formula Le Bouton et le Ballon Kung Boo Of Course You Know, This Means Warners Up a Tree Wakko's Gizmo Meet John Brain Smell Ya Later Ragamuffins Woodstock Slappy Karaoke-Dokie Cranial Crusader The Chicken Who Loved Me Baloney and Kids Super Buttons Katie Ka-Boom: The Driving Lesson Scare Happy Slappy Witch One MacBeth With Three, You Get Eggroll Mermaid Mindy Katie Ka-Boom: Call Waiting Lookit the Fuzzy Heads No Face Like Home The Warners 65th Anniversary Special
Season 2
Take My Siblings, Please The Mindy 500 Morning Malaise Miami Mama-Mia Pigeon on the Roof We're No Pigeons Whistle-Stop Mindy Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date I'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 Bingo Deduces Wild Rest in Pieces U.N. Me A Hard Day's Warners Gimme a Break Buttons in Ows Hercules Unwound This Pun for Hire Star Truck Go Fish Multiplication (song) The Sound of Warners Yabba Dabba Boo My Mother the Squirrel The Party Oh Say Can You See The Twelve Days of Christmas Dot's Entertainment The Girl with the Googily Goop Gunga Dot Soccer Coach Slappy Belly Button Blues Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise Valuable Lesson Wakko'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 Clock Cutie and the Beast Boo Happens Noel Jokahontas Boids on the Hood Mighty Wakko at the Bat A Very Very Very Very Special Show Night of the Living Buttons Soda Jerk From Burbank with Love Anchors A-Warners When You're Traveling Papers for Pappa Amazing Gladiators Pinky and the Ralph Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner No Time for Love The Boo Network Pitter Patter of Little Feet Mindy in Wonderland Ralph's Wedding
Season 5
Back in Style Bones in the Body It Dot- The Macadamia Nut Bully for Skippy Cute First (Ask Questions Later) Acquaintances Here Comes Atilla Boo Wonder Magic Time The Brain's Apprentice Hooray for North Hollywood (Part I) Hooray for North Hollywood (Part II) The Carpool The Sunshine Squirrels The Christmas Tree Punchline (Part I) Prom Night Punchline (Part II) Birds on a Wire The Scoring Session The Animaniacs Suite