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Very Special Opening/In the Garden of Mindy/No Place Like Homeless/Katie Ka-Boo/Baghdad Café is the 35th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on November 5, 1993. This episode is themed around experimental combinations between characters.

Very Special Opening

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

Plot

Today is a very special episode of Animaniacs. What makes it so special? Wakko's not wearing any pants!

Trivia

  • The opening logo, "An Animaniacs Special Presentation", is a parody of the logo used by CBS for their special presentations.

Gallery

Theme Song

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Last Line

Yakko: Miss Cellany...

Animaniacs Stew

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

In the Animaniacs Test Kitchen, Yakko is cooking up something. He sings that the ingredients are all the stars of the show. The Warners look in the cauldron to see what they have come up with.

Songs

In the Garden of Mindy

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

In a spin-off of Pinky and the Brain (Mindy and the Brain), Brain, replacing Buttons, tries to prepare a plan for world domination, all the while watching over Mindy's mischief. However, this does not go well as planned for Brain as he ends up bruised, dizzy (due to being played with by Mindy), and smelling rather horrible (due to falling in manure). Brain also is reprimanded by Mindy's mother (for "allowing Mindy to feed him old cheese") rather than Buttons. Brain remarks in a deadpan manner how he hates being chided and tomorrow he will make another world domination plan, ("but first, a bath"), as he puts on a shower cap and gets into a bowl of soapy water.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • This is one of the few times TMS got to animate a full cartoon starring Mindy (rather than just a cameo or intro sequence).
  • It's unknown what happened to Buttons during the mixing of the characters.

Gallery

Pinky and the Cat

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

In a short segment, Rita is in the Acme Labs cage with Pinky, but she eats him up. She declares that this is, so far, her favorite episode. Surprisingly, Pinky says that he likes it in Rita's stomach, saying there's "roomy accommodations".

Songs

Trivia

  • The shot of Pinky making faces in a dish bowl was later used in the theme song for the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series.
  • The theme's reason for Rita's eating Pinky was because he's a rat and she's a "cat, cat, cat, cat, cat".
  • This is one of the few times Rita does not sing, arguably because of the very short timeframe of the episode.

Gallery

We've Been Mixing Up the Scripts

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

The Warners are at a conveyer belt in their Test Kitchen singing, to the tune of "I've Been Working on the Railroad", about how they are mixing up all the scripts.

Songs

Trivia

  • This song contradicts the theme song, which proclaims that Animaniacs doesn't work on scripts.

No Place Like Homeless

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

Runt, who has been paired with Pesto, drift outside the inner city until they reach the suburbs. Runt finds a place to live with a kind old woman, however she hates pigeons. She also has a pet parrot named Crackers, who hates other pets and tries to instigate Runt. In the end Pesto saves Runt in his usual manner, by beating up the parrot. This causes Runt to be banished from the old lady's house, who believes both Pesto and Runt were involved in a conspiracy to harm "her precious Crackers". Back out on the street, Runt says that Rita always sang to him to cheer him up. Pesto agrees to do that, humming an Italian song.

Crew

  • Written by John P. McCann
  • Directed by Greg Reyna

Trivia

  • It's unknown what happened to Bobby and Squit during the mixing up of the scripts.
  • Pesto is far more blunt than Rita, telling Runt they will have to keep soldiering on, but agrees to act like Rita near the end.
  • When Runt asks Pesto when they'll find a home, Pesto irritably asks if Runt thinks he's Donald Trump or works for Century 22. These are references to Century 21, a real estate megacorporation, and that Donald Trump was well known for making his fortune in real estate.

Katie Ka-Boo

Ladies and gents, we have a major recurring character debut!

Animation by Akom Film Production

Plot

Katie Ka-Boom brings home her new boyfriend to her family, C.B., who happens to be none other than Chicken Boo. As expected, she explodes when her family tries to convince her that her boyfriend is actually a giant chicken.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • This is the first Katie Ka-Boom cartoon.
  • This episode starts out in the usual manner, where one person in a trio realizes Chicken Boo is a chicken and the other two are in denial; in this case the parents telling Tinker to stop making childish jokes about Katie's boyfriend being a chicken. However, this is one case where everyone (except for Katie) is astute enough to realize all facts; in that Mr. and Mrs. Ka-Boom realize he is a chicken while he still is wearing clothes.
  • At the beginning of the episode when the Warners were tossing the characters into the pot to mix up the scripts, neither Chicken Boo nor Katie Ka-Boom were seen being tossed in.
  • This is the only short in the episode not animated by TMS, which most likely explains why Katie and Chicken Boo weren't seen in the "Animaniacs Stew" prologue.
  • The frame of Boo panicking after his disguise comes off has been used on official Animaniacs shirts since 2020, such as the one pictured below.

We Found This Old Computer

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

The Warners bring a broken computer from a junkyard to the Test Kitchen, repair it and mix all the characters into it.

Songs

Dottie the Squirrel

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

A very short segment where Dot takes the place of Slappy. Yakko and Wakko are singing offscreen "This short cartoon features Dottie the Squirrel". Dot brusquely responds that her name is Dot; "Call me 'Dottie' and you die". The songs finishes with "That's Dottie!" Dot says "I warned you" and throws a bomb at the camera. The song is a remake of the original one of Slappy Squirrel.

Songs

Trivia

  • Skippy briefly appears near the beginning to introduce the short.
  • This is an instance where Dot actually punishes someone for calling her "Dottie".

Baghdad Cafe

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

Slappy finds herself involuntarily taking the place of Dot in a cartoon where the Warners mistake an Iraqi palace for the Baghdad Café. The dictator, named "So Darned Insane", a takeoff of Saddam Hussein, tries to convince them this is not a restaurant. The dictator also thinks they make an unlikely pair of siblings, as it was evident "Slappy is 10,000 years older than sand", to which Yakko ad libs a line saying "She is adopted". Slappy asks for Skippy Squirrel, but instead sees Flavio Hippo saying "Aunt Slappy!". She quickly realizes Flavio is not her nephew and sends him away. After several confused attempts at Dot's catchphrases, she just ends the cartoon by putting dynamite down the dictator's pants. Outside in her hotrod, she says to the viewers, "Next time, I'm gonna ask for script approvals."

Crew

Songs

Trivia

Goofs

  • When Flavio appears in place of Skippy, some channels' closed-captions misspell "Aunt Slappy" as "I'm sloppy".

Wheel of Morality

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Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

The moral of the story is: "You can teach an old dog new tricks, but you can't teach Madonna to act." (Ouch.)

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Mr. Ka-Boom
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mindy's Mother
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Chick Vennera Pesto
Frank Welker Runt, Chicken Boo, Flavio Hippo, Crackers, Sodarn Hinsane
Paul Rugg Mrs. Mumphead
Laura Mooney Katie Ka-Boom
Mary Gross Mrs. Ka-Boom
Justin Garms Tinker Ka-Boom
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
and Bernadette Peters as Rita

Soundtrack

  1. Home Sweet Home
  2. Sonata No. 16 in C Major
  3. Chicken Reel
  4. Shortnin' Bread

Transcript

See here

References


List of Animaniacs 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 / Le Bouton 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 3The 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 DotSoccer Coach Slappy / 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
Message 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 IPart II)
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 / The Animaniacs Suite)
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