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Mobster Mash/Lake Titicaca/Icebreakers is the 48th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on November 24, 1993.

Newsreel of the Stars


See also: Episode 1: De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon#Newsreel of the Stars

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.


  • An extended version of the Newsreel seen in the first episode with extra scenes and dialogue.

Theme Song


Last line

Dot: Here's the show's name-y...


  • In the original airing of this episode, the last line was Wakko singing "Chicken Chow Meiny!"
    • The "Chicken Chow Meiny" version is seen in original airing, iTunes, DVD, and HBO Max Latin America.
    • The "Here's the show's name-y" version is seen in reruns, Netflix and Hulu.

Dot's Poetry Corner


Animation by Freelance Animators, Ltd.


Dot recites her rather morbid interpretation of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," called "Requiem for a Lamb." It is only 1 sentence long: "Mary had a little lamb with mint jelly."

Mobster Mash


Animation by Wang Film Production


The Warners pester a mafia don (a parody of The Godfather) in an Italian restaurant because mafia tried to take the booth the Warners had been sitting in just because it was his booth.




  • The episode's title is a pun on that of the 1962 novelty song "Monster Mash".
  • The Godfather is satirized throughout the whole segment.
  • The Goodfeathers appears in a cameo.
  • The song about Italian food The WB Kids sing parodies Rossini's famous Tarantella.
  • Dot's pet appears.
  • When the Godfather threatens the Warners with "sleeping with the fishes", Wakko asks if Jimmy Hoffa is there, a reference to Hoffa's disappearance.

Goofs and Inconsistencies

  • Throughout most of the cartoon, the Warners refer to spaghetti as "psketti" (as mentioned in the series bible) even though they actually used the correct word during their song at the beginning. (They're probably doing it for the "funsies" as Dr. Scratchansniff would say)
  • The restaurant is called Mario Puzzo's, although it is actually spelled "Puzo", with one Z.

Mime Time


Animation by TMS

Today on Mime Time

Lifting an imaginary barbell.

An anvil falls on The Mime.

Lake Titicaca


Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


The Warners sing a song about Lake Titicaca...probably the naughtiest song ever sung on Animaniacs. The Warners show that they really like saying its name.




  • This song was later re-recorded and re-arranged for the Yakko's World album.

Randy Beaman


Animation by StarToons


Colin walks out of the house all wet wearing nothing but a towel and talks about how Randy Beaman's cat eating a piranha and becoming a "piranha cat" as a result. Before he walks into the house, his towel falls down exposing his rear end.



Animation by Akom Film Production


In Alaska, Runt, against Rita's objections, finds himself as Ross Perot's new sled dog.




Good Idea, Bad Idea


Animation by Wang

Good Idea: Drinking fresh milk from the carton.

Bad Idea: Drinking fresh milk from the cow.

Production Notes

  • Just about every animation studio working on Animaniacs during the first season contributed at least one cartoon to this episode.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Mobster 1
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Elvis Presley, Mobster 2
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Frank Welker Runt, Don Pepperoni, Ross Perot
Tom Bodett Announcer
Colin Wells Colin
and Bernadette Peters as Rita


(o.s.) Goodnight, Dot. Night, Wakko.
(o.s.) Goodnight, Yakko. Goodnight, Wakko.
(o.s.) Nighty-night, Dot. Night, Yakko.
(o.s.) Goodnight, Elvis.
(o.s.) Thank you very much, but I don't want anyone to know I'm here.


  • This stinger as well as the John Boy stinger is a parody of the end of every episode of The Waltons.


See here

List of Animaniacs (Original Series) 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 / Les Boutons 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 3)The 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 Dot2001 Parody 1 / Soccer Coach Slappy 2001 Parody 2 / 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
Moosage 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 1Part 2)
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 / Transition: Very Special Opening / The Animaniacs Suite)