Turkey Jerky/Wild Blue Yonder is the 46th episode of the original Animaniacs, and the Thanksgiving episode of the series. It originally aired on November 22, 1993. Every segment in this episode was animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.
Dot: Here's the show's namey...
Native American Warners protect their pet turkey, Mr. Gobbles, from Miles Standish, a hunter who wants him for dinner.
- This cartoon contains a cameo by Elmer Fudd.
- Skippy and Slappy make a cameo appearance watching Miles Standish leave the dinner table from a tree.
- Yakko telling Miles Standish that he could poke an eye out with his musket is a reference to A Christmas Story, where Ralphie Parker wanted a BB-Gun for Christmas, but everyone kept telling him that he would "shoot his eye out."
- Miles Standish: Oh I didst love that hamster so. I tooketh him with me to bed every night, you know.
- Yakko: Goodnight, everybody!
- Miles Standish: (referring to Mr. Gobbles) Begone, pests! And give me the bird!
- Yakko: We'd love to, really, but the Fox censors won't allow it.
Wild Blue Yonder
In this miscellaneous cartoon, a newly hatched bird tries to find its mother and ends up following a stealth fighter.
- The storyline is most likely a parody of P.D. Eastman's book Are You My Mother?
- This cartoon is related to My Mother the Squirrel.
- The plane the blue bird mistakes for his mom is a Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk.
- The Girlfeathers make a brief cameo before their introductory episode when the mother bird goes looking for food.
The moral of the story is:: "Don't eat with your mouth full."
- We Praise Thee O God
- Turkey in the Straw (used for the Turkey Jerky wild card)
- Michael Finnegan
- The Farmer in the Dell
- Tales from the Vienna Woods by Johann Strauss
- 3 Blind Mice
- Shortnin' Bread by JW Riley
- O Happy Day
- Rock a Bye Baby
- Ants Go Marching
- Under the Double Eagle
- Home Sweet Home
|Rob Paulsen||Yakko Warner|
|Jess Harnell||Wakko Warner|
|Tress MacNeille||Dot Warner|
|Maurice LaMarche||Miles Standish|
|Frank Welker||Narrator, Mr. Gobbles, Elmer Fudd|
|Cody Ruegger||Little Blue Bird|