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Smitten with Kittens/Alas, Poor Skullhead/White Gloves is the 39th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on November 11, 1993.

Dot's Poetry Corner

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Animation by Freelance

Plot

Dot recites her interpretation of
"Jack Be Nimble" called "Ode to Jack:" "Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jumped over the candlestick and burnt his butt."

Theme Song

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Last line

Dot: The rain in Spain-y...

Good Idea, Bad Idea

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Animation by Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Good Idea: Cleaning up litter.

Bad Idea: Cleaning up kitty litter.

Notes

The Fountain in the Park and Shoo Fly are the BGM.

Smitten with Kittens

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Animation by Wang

Plot

At a French Restaurant, a kind lady is giving treats to Rita and Runt, who are hiding under a table. Rita and Runt’s cover gets blown when Runt steals a sheet. In the alley, Rita and Runt hide in a garbage pail.

Runt sees three pairs of eyes stare at them from the darkness, which turns out to be some stray kittens. Runt, thinking they’re puppies, is quick to father them, while Rita is extremely hesitant about being their “mother” and tries pushing them away. Eventually, she decides to get them food while Runt watches the kittens. She goes to the restaurant she and Runt hid in earlier and is abducted by the Head Chef. Fortunately, the lady rescues her.

The lady returns Rita to Runt. While she meets the kittens, Rita and Runt hide. Surprised that they disappeared, the lady correctly assumes Rita and Runt always planned to part ways with the kittens once they found them a home. She adopts the kittens and leaves. Rita and Runt are left in tears at first, and go to take shelter from the incoming rain.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • Queenie is a parody of Ruth Gordon's character from the film Harold and Maude.
  • Runt says Rita is "a mama with a family" like Vicki Lawrence (who played the title character in the sitcom Mama's Family), Meredith Baxter (who was going by Meredith Baxter-Birney at the time) and Roseanne.

Dot's Poetry Corner

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Animation by Freelance

Plot

Dot recites her interpretation of This Little Piggy.

Alas, Poor Skullhead

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

Plot

Yakko, with Mr. Skullhead playing the skull of Yorick, does the "Alas, poor Yorick" soliloquy from Shakespeare's Hamlet, while Dot "translates" for the viewers at home. In the background, Wakko keeps digging a big hole and finds interesting things, including Cher, and the next cartoon.

Trivia

White Gloves

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Animation by Akom Film Production

Plot

While playing piano, Wakko's gloves take on a life of their own and attempt to run-away and explore.

Crew

Trivia

Goofs

  • Wakko's lips don't move when he says, "I lose more gloves that way," a possible indication that the line was dubbed in after the animation was finished.

Quotes

Wakko: Tomorrow I'll play the xylophone! With my butt!

Good Idea, Bad Idea

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Animation by Wang Good Idea: Playing the accordion at a polka festival.

Bad Idea: Playing the accordion anywhere else.

Wheel of Morality

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Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

The moral of the story is: "Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, but socially dead."

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Frank Welker Runt
Valri Bromfield Queenie
Tom Bodett Announcer
and Bernadette Peters as Rita

Transcript

See here

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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