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H.M.S. Yakko/Slappy Goes Walnuts/Yakko's Universe is the third episode of the original Animaniacs.

It originally aired on September 15, 1993.

Theme Song

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Dot: "Come back, Shane-y"!

Tower Escape

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

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Plot

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

Trivia

  • Clips from this sequence would later be used in the Arabic dub of the theme song opening.

H.M.S. Yakko

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Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

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

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • 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 "With Cat-Like Tread" from Pirates of Penzance, which served as the inspiration for "Hail Hail, the Gang's All Here".

Slappy Goes Walnuts

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Animated by StarToons

Plot

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

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • 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.
  • The Wonderful World of Walnuts video is a parody of the kids' 60's cartoon anthology 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.

Quotes

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

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Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

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

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • 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.
    • Footage from "The Planets" is also used during the third verse of this song.
  • 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.
  • Footage of the sun with the planets would later be used in the intro of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Jeff Bennett Captain Mel
Frank Welker Doug the Dog (uncredited)

Stinger

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

Trivia

  • This is the first stinger to call back on one of the cartoons in the episode.

Transcript

See here

Sources


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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