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Critical Condition/The Three Muska-Warners is the 36th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on November 8, 1993.

Theme Song


Last line

Yakko: Citizen Kaney...

Critical Condition


Animation by StarToons


After famed film critics Lean Hisskil and Codger Eggbert pan Slappy Squirrel's cartoons while reviewing a new Looney Tunes laserdisc collection on live television, Slappy, along with Skippy, travel to a Hollywood film premiere that the two critics are attending, and torment them relentlessly.



  • The two film critics are parodies of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.
  • This cartoon contains clips from such classic Looney Tunes cartoons as What's Opera, Doc?, Duck Amuck and Porky in Wackyland.
  • Shirley the Loon from Tiny Toon Adventures makes a cameo appearance going into the theater with her namesake, Shirley MacLaine.
  • The "big toes up" is a parody of "two thumbs up".
  • The Steven Spielberg movie the two go to most resembles one of his (at the time) most recent films, Jurassic Park.
  • An initial draft of this concept would've featured the Warners going after the critics (See here for more information).


(after Skippy gets successfully bribed)
Slappy: Nice work, Skippy, ya just paid for your college education.
Skippy: "College" nothin'. I'm goin' to Vegas!
Slappy: Get me Siegfried and Roy's autograph, would ya?

Chase Transition

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


The plane chase from Episode 21 is reused, except this time, the Warners fly from the studio instead of Mount Rushmore.

The Three Muska-Warners

36-2-The Three Muska-Warners

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


The cowardly King Henry III is despised by many. His Soothsayer warns that about to be visited by a supposed "Viper" this evening! To protect the King, the kingdom enlists his protectors: the Three Musketeers, who happen to be Yakko, Wakko and Dot.




  • Slappy makes a cameo appearance telling the Muska-Warners that she reminds her of "a very young Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey", three Hanna-Barbera characters who had their own segment of the show The Peter Potamus Show.
  • The beginning of the cartoon where the citizens musically announce the arrival of the Musketeers but they don't show up is a parody of the beginning of Duck Soup.
  • The Warners' song, "We're the Musketeers," is a parody of "We're the Mouseketeers" from Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. In addition, Yakko believes the Mouseketeers are coming and Dot asks where Cubby O'Brien is.
  • When the Warners briefly take-over the kingdom, Yakko proudly boasts "I am the king!", once more spoofing the slogan spoken in the LA-centric Paul "the King of Big-Screen" TV commercials.
  • The King's Lullaby is a parody of Hush Little Baby.
  • While the Warners are marching outside the king's door, they briefly dress in their Chinese opera costumes from Hello Nice Warners. They also dress in their ballet costumes briefly seen in Hearts of Twilight and their Egyptian costumes from De-Zanitized (with slight differences in each)
  • The ending, which was a parody of The Jackie Gleason Show, was thought up by Sherri Stoner at practically the last minute.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, The Soothsayer
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mary Hartless
Frank Welker Narrator, The Viper
Jeff Bennett King Henry III
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Maurice LaMarche Lene Hisskill
Chuck McCann Codger Eggbert
Mel Blanc Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Dodo (archival footage, uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan Elmer Fudd (archival footage, uncredited)


  1. Humoresque
  2. The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
  3. Shortnin' Bread
  4. Merrily We Roll Along
  5. Aloha Oe
  6. Old Joe, or Somebody in the House with Dinah
  7. For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
  8. Tannhauser Overture


See here


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)