Animaniacs Episode 3
Air date: September 15, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Come back, Shane-y
Gag credit(s): Shark Handler-Kathryn Page's
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: We are the very models of cartoon individuals!
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Theme song


Last line

Dot: "Come back, Shane-y"!

Tower Escape

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


The Warners escape the water tower using a long wooden plank and a go-cart

H.M.S. Yakko (406-607)


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Michael Gerard

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


Yakko, Wakko, and Dot trespass on Captain Mel's beach, and he tries to use everything within his power to make them leave.


Yakko Warner, Wakko Warner, Dot Warner, Cap'n Mel, Daffy Duck (nonspeaking), Tweety Bird (picture), Buster Bunny (picture), Babs Bunny (picture), Hugo the Abominable Snowman (from the 1961 Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny cartoon The Abominable Snow Rabbit), Bert the Cannibal


  • This cartoon features parodies of various songs from the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas H.M.S. Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance. "We Surf the Sea" is sung to "With Cat-Like Tread" and "I Am the Very Model of a Cartoon Individual" is sung to "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General," both from Pirates of Penzance. " "I Am the Evil Pirate Captain Mel" is sung to "I Am the Captain of the Pinafore" and "We Should Run and We Should Flee" is sung to "Never Mind the Why and Wherefore," both from H.M.S. Pinafore.
  • Captain Mel is named after legendary voice actor Mel Blanc.
  • Yes, Brothers Warner We is a parody of Hail Hail The Gang's All Here.


Slappy Squirrel Intro

Slappy Goes Walnuts (406-603)


Written by Sherri Stoner
Directed by Jon McClenahan and Chris Brandt

Animated by StarToons


After tasting disgusting cereal that Skippy likes, Slappy goes head to head with a dog guarding a walnut tree to get some walnuts.


Slappy Squirrel, Walter Wolf (young; nonspeaking), Skippy Squirrel, Doug the Dog, Yakko Warner (run-through), Wakko Warner (run-through), Dot Warner (run-through), Ralph the Guard (run-through), Sid the Squid (mentioned), Beanie the Brain-Dead Bison (mentioned)


  • Slappy Squirrel is the first elderly animated character to be a regular in a animated series.
  • This was the first Slappy Squirrel cartoon produced and aired.
  • Slappy takes a dig at the Disney Afternoon show Bonkers, which she would take another jab at in the cartoon "Rest in Pieces." Bonkers debuted a week before Animaniacs. The Animaniacs crew presumably heard stories in the industry about the troubled production of that series: the entire staff of the show (including Andrea Romano) was fired after twenty episodes had been finished, and a new crew was brought in to redesign the main character and create an entirely new supporting cast.
  • The xylophone gag is a take on a gag used by Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck on Bugs Bunny in the cartoons Ballot Box Bunny and Show Biz Bugs respectively.
  • Slappy tells Doug the Dog that he reminds her of a very young Scooby-Doo. Scooby-Doo is a Warner Bros. cartoon character who solves mysteries with his friends, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and, of course, his best friend, Shaggy Rogers.
  • The Wonderful World of Walnuts video is a parody of the television program Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.
  • In the second take on the xylophone gag, Slappy calls Doug the Dog "Lionel Hampton", who was a jazz vibraphone player most famous for his time in the Benny Goodman Quartet.
  • Strangely, the joke "This frisky little feller likes to hide his nuts in the most unusual places...where the sun don't shine on them..." was not originally in the Fox Kids airing of this cartoon, but was put back into the Kids' WB! and all other syndicated airings.
  • First cartoon animated by the U.S. studio StarToons.


Slappy: [watching one of her cartoons] Wild take #32. Regular as clockwork! [belches] Wish everything was regular as clockwork.
Slappy: Look, you've seen all my old cartoons, right?
Skippy: About a trillion times!
Slappy: I've wrestled with Walter Wolf, Sid the Squid, and Beanie the Brain-Dead Bison. This Doug guy here is nothin'.
Skippy: Yeah, but those were cartoons and this is real life.
Slappy: [to the audience] Don't tell him. He might crack.
Slappy[to Doug the Dog] You remind me of a very young Scooby-Doo.
Slappy: Now that's comedy!

Yakko's Universe (406-600EE)


Music and Lyrics by Randy Rogel
Directed by Alfred Gimeno

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


Yakko sings a song about the vastness of space and the smallness of us compared to it.


Yakko Warner, Dot Warner, Wakko Warner


  • The song parodies Eric Idle's "Galaxy Song" from Monty Python and the Meaning of Life, albeit with a slightly more upbeat ending message.
  • The song's second verse was originally about all the planets, but when Rogel was informed that Paul Rugg was already writing another song about the planets, he changed it.
  • The song's lyrics underwent many rewrites, as detailed by writer Randy Rogel on "Keeper"'s web page. The chorus originally ended on the line, "It's a small world after all!" but Rogel was forced to change this due to fears of a lawsuit from Disney.
  • This is the first segment to not feature any spoken dialogue. This would be the case again with U.N. Me.
  • Pre-filmed footage from "The Planets" is used during the third verse.

Music By

Richard Stone


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Young Slappy
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Jeff Bennett Captain Mel


Kathryn Page's Credit

Shark Handler


Yakko, Wakko and Dot: We are the very models of cartoon individuals!


  • This is the first stinger to call back on one of the cartoons in the episode.
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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 Runt • The Big Candy Store]] • Bumbie's Mom; Wally Llama/Where Rodents Dare; King Yakko; No Pain, No Painting/Les Miseranimals; Garage 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
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