Episode 43: Of Nice and Men/What a Dump!/Survey Ladies
Yakko: "Miss Cellany..."
Ferret Tamer- Kathryn Page
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: "Wanna take a survey?"
November 17, 1993
Of Nice and Men/What a Dump!/Survey Ladies is the 43rd episode of the original . It originally aired on November 17, 1993.
Yakko: Miss Cellany...
Of Nice and Men
Freelance Animators, Ltd.
Runt gets adopted and finds himself taking care of a rabbit farm, while Rita is relegated to rat hunting.
The title is a parody of the John Steinbeck novel
Of Mice and Men. The main characters of the novel, George and Lennie, make a cameo, where Lennie is holding the Brain, who states to the camera, "I hate cameos. Are you pondering what ?" I'm pondering Rita criticizes Runt's song by asking the audience, "What'd you expect? Sondheim?" Bernadette Peters, the voice of Rita, originated the roles of Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George and the Witch in Into the Woods, which were composed by Stephen Sondheim. She has also subsequently starred in other Sondheim works such as Gypsy, Follies, and A Little Night Music.
Cow: Moo. Rita: Moo yourself, ya lower lifeform! [she gets flicked off the cow by the cow's tail and bumps into a wall] That's two minutes in the penalty box...for clipping. Rita: (after hearing Runt sing) Hey, it's a cartoon. What did you expect? Sondheim?
What a Dump!
Animation by Freelance Animators, Ltd.
Mindy's Mother gets her daughter a brand new doll to play with and throws her old doll out. When Mindy sees her doll in the trash, she chases the garbage truck to a landfill and recycling center leaving Buttons, once again, to chase and protect her.
The title is a reference to a line that Bette Davis said in the film
Beyond the Forest, which achieved more recognition as a line in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? when Martha is trying to figure out what movie Bette Davis says the line. While chasing Mindy through the recycling center, Buttons comes across a vast sea of identical crates, a reference to the final shot of
Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by series producer Steven Spielberg. " Hungarian Rhapsody" plays in various scenes throughout this cartoon. It would later be notably used in , as well as " Wakko's Wish Ice Cream" in " Jokahontas."
Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.
Ralph chases the Warners at the studio gate.
Animation by Freelance Animators, Ltd.
The Warners go to the mall to find the perfect birthday gift for
Dr. Scratchansniff. They get constantly interrupted and pestered by two pesky survey ladies, one blonde and the other a redhead, who ask them such dumb questions as "Do you eat beans?", "Do you want to see a new movie starring George Wendt?" and "Do you eat beans with George Wendt?".
This cartoon is based on a true story. Sherri Stoner went to the mall once and was constantly pestered and interrupted by two pesky survey ladies.
This cartoon features cameos from several characters from
; being Tiny Toon Adventures Fifi La Fume and Baby Plucky. Mr. Skullhead, who originated from that series, also made a cameo. Keep your ears open for jokes about Oedipus Rex and "Freudian slips".
The Animal Fair
William Tell Overture
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
Happy Birthday To You
Oh, Du Lieber Augustin
Transcript See here.
List of Animaniacs Episodes
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 / Film Projector Transition / Goodfeathers: The Beginning • Taming of the Screwy • Flipper Parody / Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What are We? • Piano Rag / When Rita Met Runt • The Warners' Lot Song / 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 / Fortunes / 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 & 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 / Session 1 / Up the Crazy River / Session 2 / Ta Da Dump • Yakko's World of Baldness / Opportunity Knox / Wings Take Heart • Hercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's Dream • Testimonials / 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 / Cartoons in Wakko's Body 3 / Hiccup / Cartoons in Wakko's Body Conclusion • Clown and Out / Bubba Bo Bob Brain • Very 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 Café • Critical Condition / The Three Muska-Warners • Dough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-Regard • Spellbound • Smitten with Kittens / Alas Poor Skullhead / White Gloves • Casablanca Opening / Fair Game / The Slapper / Puppet Rulers • Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter / Broadcast Nuisance / Raging Bird • Animator's Alley / Hollywoodchuck • Of Nice and Men / What a Dump! / Survey Ladies • Useless Facts / The Senses Song / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten / • Mary Tyler Dot Song / Windsor Hassle / ...And Justice for Slappy • Turkey Jerky / Wild Blue Yonder • Video Review / When Mice Ruled the Earth • Mobster Mash / Lake Titicaca / Icebreakers • Very Special Opening / A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer Warners • Slippin' on the Ice / 'Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's Universe • Branimaniacs / 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 • Oh, Oh, Ethel / Inkblot Test / Meet John Brain / Smell Ya Later • Ragamuffins / Woodstock Slappy • Karaoke Dokie / Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved Me • Baloney & 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 • My Father the Tuna / The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special
Take My Siblings, Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning Malaise • We're No Pigeons / Whistle-Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date • Miami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof / Coo • I'm Mad / Bad Mood Bobby / Katie Ka-Boom: The Blemish / Fake
Super Strong Warner Siblings / Nutcracker Slappy / Wakko's New Gookie / A Quake, a Quake! • Variety Speak / Three Tenors and You're Out / Bingo • Previously on / Animaniacs Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. Me • A Hard Day's Warners / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation • The 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 Returns • Gimme the Works / 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
One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock • Cutie and the Beast / Boo Happens / Noel / Cold Ending • Animani-rats /• 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 • Parody Commercials / 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
Message in a Bottle / 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 • Part II) • The Carpool / The Sunshine Squirrels • The 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)