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‘Twas the Day Before Christmas/Jingle Boo/The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert/Toy Shop Terror/Yakko's Universe is the 50th episode of the original Animaniacs and the show's second Christmas special. Despite being the 50th episode, it actually aired before Episode 49.

Slippin' on the Ice

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

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Plot

The Warners sing a parody of Singin' in the Rain.

Crew

Notes

  • Dot makes a Lifecall reference at the end of the song, stating "I've fallen and I can't get up!".

Theme Song

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Last line

Yakko: Citizen Kaney...

Trivia

  • As with the prior episode, snow is added to each frame of the intro and sleigh bells can be heard in the background for most of the song.

'Twas the Day Before Christmas

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

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Plot

Told to Skippy by Slappy, the cast of Animaniacs star in their interpretation of the Clement Moore poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas".

Crew

Trivia

  • Before this episode aired, a comic book adaptation of this episode was released, the entirety of which was later published on Tom Ruegger's blog, Cartoonatics.

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Animation by Wang Film Production

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Good Idea: Singing Christmas carols to your neighbors.

Bad Idea: Singing Christmas carols to your neighbors...on the Fourth of July.

Jingle Boo

Animation by Akom Film Production

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Plot

Chicken Boo works as Santa Claus for a department store that gives out a requested toy by a conveyer belt. However, Colin (aka the Randy Beaman kid) knows that Santa is really a giant chicken, to which the manager chalks up as a kid's odd fear and points out that Chicken Boo is the best Santa they have ever had. In true fashion, an accident with the conveyer belt rips off Chicken Boo's costume. An enraged manager remarks that "maybe they let chickens work as Santa in Arkansas, but not in the big city", and promptly kicks Chicken Boo into the sky. The real Santa saves the day by swooping down to rescue him and gives Chicken Boo a happy ending by giving him a ride in his sleigh.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • The department story is named "Marcy's", a parody of Macy's.
  • The elves are played by Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, and Tress MacNeille doing their Yakko, Wakko, and Dot voices sped up.

The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

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Plot

The Great Wakkorotti returns to belch "Jingle Bells".

Crew

Trivia

  • While a majority of the animation is reused from the original Great Wakkorotti short, Wakko's belching animation is actually new.

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Animation by Wang Film Production

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Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter morning.

Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Christmas morning.

Toy Shop Terror

Animation by Wang Film Production

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Plot

To the music of Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse," the Warners run amok in a toy shop after hours and attempt to avoid a security robot summoned by the shop's owner.

Crew

Trivia

  • This marks the only use of "Powerhouse" in Animaniacs and all other Ruegger/Spielberg shows. At other times, a parody soundalike is used.
  • This is the only cartoon from either season 1 Christmas episode of Animaniacs to not be included in the 1994 home video release Animaniacs: Helloooo, Holidays!, instead featuring a partially re-dubbed A Gift of Gold and Nighty Night Toon.
  • Clips from this segment would later be used in the show's extended theme song opening.
  • This cartoon was originally going to be in black and white with the exception of the Warners' red noses similar to Babblin' Bijou, Ragamuffins, and The Girl with the Googily Goop, and presented as a Warners short from the 1930s.

Yakko's Universe

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

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Plot

Yakko sings a song about the vastness of space and the smallness of us compared to it.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • This is a repeat of the classic song from episode 3 because of its wintery setting.

Production Notes

  • Maurice LaMarche and Jess Harnell perform Santa Claus in separate cartoons during this episode. Maurice voices Santa in "'Twas the Day Before Christmas", while Jess voices Santa in "Jingle Boo."

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Pinky, Colin's Dad, Elf
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner (does not speak in Toy Shop Terror), Elf, Santa Claus (Jingle Boo)
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Marita Hippo, Sabina, Elf
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel, Kid #2
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, Thaddeus Plotz, Flavio Hippo, Runt, Buttons, Chicken Boo, Store Manager
Tom Bodett Announcer
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Squit, Santa Claus (The Day Before Xmas), The Burper
Chick Vennera Pesto
John Mariano Bobby
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Colin Wells Colin
Gail Matthius Sabina's Mom
Bernadette Peters Rita

Soundtrack

  1. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  2. Humoresque
  3. The Twelve Days of Christmas
  4. Joy to the World
  5. O Tannenbaum
  6. The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  7. The Nutcracker March
  8. Good King Wenceslas
  9. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  10. Deck the Halls
  11. Chicken Reel
  12. Powerhouse by Raymond Scott
  13. Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster
  14. Silent Night by Franz Gruber
  15. A-Hunting We Will Go

Transcript

See here



List of Animaniacs 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 / Le Bouton 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 3The 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 DotSoccer Coach Slappy / 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
Message 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 IPart II)
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 / The Animaniacs Suite)
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