Animaniacs Episode 4
Air date: September 16, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Here's the show's namey
Gag credit(s): Kathryn Page's -Hamster Trainer
Closing tag: Set three extra places - we're coming over for dinner!
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Theme song


Variable Line

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

Tower Escape

The Warners escape from the water tower via a hot air balloon.

Hooked on a Ceiling (406-809)


Story by Tom Ruegger
Written by Gordon Bressack and Charles M. Howell IV
Directed by Rusty Mills

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


Michelangelo fires all of his workers while painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but realizes he has no workers, and the pope is coming by to see the finished ceiling soon. So he hires the Warners, who paint over the various pictures due to their disgust over naked people. However, when Michelangelo claims that they're supposed to paint naked people, the Warners agree (because they like painting naked people). However, the end results displease Michelangelo, but the Pope, who is revealed to be Steven Spielberg, is impressed by the paintings that resemble his movies.


Narrator, Ninja Turtles, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Bobby (picture), Squit (picture), Pesto (picture), Praying Peasant, Hunchback, Yakko Warner, Wakko Warner, Dot Warner, Gus, His Eminence Steven Spielberg


  • The title is a parody of the song "Hooked on a Feeling."
  • In the beginning of the cartoon, parodies of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appear, since Michelangelo is also one of the names of the turtles. Michelangelo the Turtle has an orange headband.
  • The narrator is a caricature of actor John Houseman.
  • The Goodfeathers are seen sitting on the statue of David in one of the slides.
  • Michelangelo is a caricature of actor Kirk Douglas.
  • The bellringer is a parody of Quasimodo from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • At the end of the Warners' song, Dot sings a parody of "Feelings" by Morris Albert.
  • When Michelangelo asks to be let in, Yakko does an imitation of the guard from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
  • An animated version of Steven Spielberg makes a cameo, as the Pope.
  • In The Creation of Adam, Elliot and E.T. (from Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) take the place of Adam and God.
  • At the end, the Warners give Michelangelo a bowl of cereal and say, "Hey, Mikey, he likes it!" This is a parody of the Life cereal ads from the 1970s.
  • After Dot tells Michelangelo to paint the Mona Lisa, he says, "That's Da Vinci!" then Dot says, "That's delightful!" then Yakko says, "That's de-lovely!" This is a reference to a song by Cole Porter called "It's De-Lovely".
  • After whiting out the ceiling, the Warners paint a C.M. Coolidge painting of dogs playing poker, a group of girls done in the style of Margaret Keane and a portrait of Elvis Presley.
  • The praying peasant sounds exactly like Dr. Scratchansniff.
  • popular youtube critic The Nostalgia Critic has named this short as the greatest Animaniacs short.


Yakko: Wait a minute, you expect us poor innocent children to climb up that dangerous scaffolding and paint naked people all over a church?
The Warners: We'll do it!
Yakko: But we're not doing it for the sake of art, and we're not doing it for the sake of money. No, we're doing it because...we like painting naked people.

Film Projector Transition

Animated by StarToons

The Warners are about to watch the next cartoon in a movie theater.

Goodfeathers: The Beginning (406-702)


Written by Deanna Oliver
Directed by Greg Reyna

Animated by Akom Productions Co.


Squit dreams of being a Goodfeather, like Pesto and Bobby, but the two don't think he has what it takes. However, the Godpigeon agrees to let him be a Goodfeather if he gets him some food, so the trio of pigeons try to get a bagel that landed in the middle of the street. However, all of their attempts usually end with them getting injured in some way. In the end, the Godpigeon ends up getting the bagel himself with ease, and Squit becomes a Goodfeather.


Bobby, Squit, Pesto, the Godpigeon, Yakko Warner (run-through), Wakko Warner (run-through), Dot Warner (run-through), Ralph the Guard (run-through)


  • The was the first Goodfeathers cartoon produced and aired.
  • This is the only episode to reference the Godpigeon's real name, Solly.
  • Goodfeathers is a parody of the films Goodfellas and The Godfather.
  • The Warners cameo twice in this cartoon. They first appear being chased by Ralph on the sidewalk, and they reappear being chased by him on the subway.
  • "Are you walking with me? I don't see anybody else here" parodies the line, "Are you talking to me?" spoken by a different Robert DeNiro character in a different Martin Scorsese film, Taxi Driver.

Wheel of Morality

Wakko is confused and wants to learn the moral of the story.

The moral of today's show is:
"Never ask what hot dogs are made of."

Chase Ending

The Warners go back to the tower with a ladder from Wakko's gag bag. Ralph attempts to climb the ladder but the ladder falls back into the bag. The Warners just shrug and go back into the tower.

Music By

Richard Stone


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Churchgoer
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Woman
Maurice LaMarche Michelangelo, Squit
Chick Vennera Pesto, The Godpigeon
John Mariano Bobby
Frank Welker Narrator, Taxi Caller, Steven Spielberg

Kathryn Page's Credit

Hamster Trainer


Dot: Set three extra places!
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: We're coming home for dinner!

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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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