Animaniacs Episode 40
Air date: November 12, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Dana Delany...
Gag credit(s): Defensive Tackle-Kathryn Page's
Closing tag: Wakko: Lather...
Dot: Rinse...
Yakko: Repeat.
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Casablanca Opening


Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

In this parody of the final scene from Casablanca, Dot is the Ingrid Bergman role and she says, "Hellooooo, Nurse!" to eBogie.

Theme song


Last line

Yakko: Dana Delany...

Tower Escape

Wakko draws a door and an elevator button on the tower. Yakko presses the button, and Dot is inside as the elevator operator. The tower goes down and the Warners escape.

Fair Game


Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Bob Kline

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


The Warners compete on the game show Quiz Me Quick, where they torment the host, Ned Flatt.


  • This episode was adapted into a "Golden Sound Story" book with sound effects buttons.
  • Ned Flatt is voiced by Harry Shearer, best known for his voice work on The Simpsons.

Chase Transition

Ralph follows the Warners into a building. In the episode's second elevator gag, the Warners go up one elevator and go down another. Ralph, however, only goes up and down the same elevator.

The Slapper

Slappy And Walter Wolf

Slappy And Walter Wolf

Slappy And Walter Wolf fighting for the remote control

Slappy And Walter Wolf fighting for the remote control

Slappy using the slapper on walter wolf

Slappy using the slapper on walter wolf

Walter Wolf Hands the remote over to slappy

Walter Wolf Hands the remote over to slappy


Animation by Akom Film Production

Slappy and Walter Wolf star in an ad parody of the Clapper.

Puppet Rulers


Story by Peter Hastings
Written by Tom Minton
Directed by Barry Caldwell and Dave Marshall

Animation by Wang Film Production


In 1954, Pinky and the Brain's latest world domination scheme involves them appearing on a popular children's puppet show. Unfortunately, when the "frozen in time" part is also accomplished, things are less than expected.


  • The show that Pinky and the Brain appear on is a parody of Beany and Cecil, which was created by former Looney Tunes director Bob Clampett and starred voice actors Daws Butler and Stan Freberg. Fun fact: Beany and Cecil was in fact one of Albert Einstein's favorite television shows.
  • A young Bill Clinton is seen watching JFK on television.
  • Mindy and Buttons make a cameo.


Wheel of Morality


The moral of today's story is:
"Vote early and vote often."


  • Wakko says "Pat, I'd like to buy a vowel", which Yakko replies with "Wrong wheel", referencing Wheel of Fortune.

Chase Ending

In the show's THIRD elevator gag, the Warners return to the water tower via an elevator button from Wakko's gag bag. Wakko pushes the button, and the tower goes down to take them up. Ralph pushes the button and an anvil falls on his head. The Warners just shrug and go back into the tower.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Walter Wolf, Rick Blaine
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Harry Shearer Ned Flat
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, Bill Clinton
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Mike Villani Announcer
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Meany, Treacle, JFK
Paul Rugg Albert Einstein
Lisa Bradley Niece
Chasen Greig Nephew
Luke Ruegger Kid #1

Kathryn Page's Credit

Defensive Tackle


Wakko: Lather...

Dot: Rinse...

Yakko: Repeat.

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List of Animaniacs Episodes
Season 1
De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon; Yakko's World/Cookies for Einstein/Win Big; H.M.S. Yakko/Slappy Goes Walnuts/Yakko's Universe; Hooked on a Ceiling/Goodfeathers: The Beginning; Taming Of The Screwy; Temporary Insanity/Operation: Lollipop/What are We?; Piano Rag/When 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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