Animaniacs Episode 43
Air date: December 3, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Yakko: Miss Cellany...
Gag credit(s): Ferret Tamer-
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: Wanna take a survey?
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Every single cartoon in this episode, with the exception of the chase transition, is animated by Freelance Animators, Ltd.

Theme song


Last line

Yakko: Miss Cellany...

Of Nice and Men


Written by Randy Rogel and Sherri Stoner
Directed by Michael Gerard


Runt gets adopted and finds himself taking care of a rabbit farm, while Rita is relegated to rat hunting.


Monterey (Rita)

Happy Bob's Theme (Happy Bob)

It's Always The Same Thing With Cats (Rita)

Bunny Lullaby (Runt)


  • 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?"


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!


Written by Randy Rogel
Directed by Barry Caldwell


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.

Chase Transition

Ralph chases the Warners at the studio gate.

Survey Ladies


Written by Deanna Oliver and Sherri Stoner
Directed by Rusty Mills


Wouldja like ta take a survey?

The Warners go to the mall to find the perfect birthday gift for Dr. Scratchansniff. They get constantly interrupted by two pesky survey ladies who want to ask them such benign 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 by two survey ladies.
  • This cartoon features cameos from THREE Tiny Toons characters: Mr. Skullhead, Fifi La Fume and Baby Plucky.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mindy's Mother
Deanna Oliver Irma (Survey Lady #2)
Kath Soucie Fifi La Fume (misspelled as Fifi LaFlume), Survey Lady #1
Nathan Ruegger Baby Plucky
Frank Welker Runt, Buttons, Lennie
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, George
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Jim Cummings Happy Bob
and Bernadette Peters as Rita

Kathryn Page's Credit

Ferret Tamer


Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: Wanna take a survey?

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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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