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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

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

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...

Notes

  • Snow and sleigh bells are added to every frame of the theme song.

'Twas the Day Before Christmas

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

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

Notes

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

Good Idea, Bad Idea

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Animation by Wang Film Production Good Idea: Singing Christmas carols to your neighbors.

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

Jingle Boo

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Animation by Akom Film Production

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

Notes

  • 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

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Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

The Great Wakkorotti returns to belch "Jingle Bells".

Crew

Notes

  • 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

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Animation by Wang Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter morning.

Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Christmas morning.

Toy Shop Terror

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Animation by Wang

Plot

To the music of Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse", the Warners run amok in a toy shop after hours.

Crew

Notes

  • 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.
  • This was originally going to be in black and white with the exception of the Warners' red noses, and presented as a Warners short from the 1930s.

Yakko's Universe

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Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Plot

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

Crew

Songs

Notes

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

Notes/Trivia

  • 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-ZanitizedThe Monkey SongNighty-Night ToonYakko's WorldCookies for EinsteinWin BigH.M.S. YakkoSlappy Goes WalnutsYakko's UniverseHooked on a CeilingGoodfeathers: The BeginningTaming of the ScrewyFlipper ParodyTemporary InsanityOperation: LollipopWhat are We?Piano RagWhen Rita Met RuntThe Warners' Lot SongThe Big Candy StoreBumbie's MomWally LlamaWhere Rodents DareKing YakkoNo Pain, No PaintingLes MiseranimalsGarage Sale of the CenturyWest Side PigeonsHello Nice WarnersLa BehemothLittle Old Slappy from PasadenaLa La LawCat on a Hot Steel BeamSpace-ProbedBattle for the PlanetChalkboard BungleHurray for SlappyThe Great Wakkorotti: The Master and His MusicRoll Over, BeethovenThe Cat and the FiddlePavlov's MiceChicken Boo-RyshnikovNothing But the ToothMeatballs or ConsequencesA Moving ExperienceHearts of TwilightThe BoidsThe FlameWakko's AmericaDavy OmeletteFour Score and Seven Migraines AgoGuardin' the GardenPlane PalsBe Careful What You EatUp the Crazy RiverTa Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Dump DumpOpportunity KnoxWings Take HeartHercule YakkoHome on De-NileA Midsummer Night's DreamTestimonials (Animaniacs)Babblin' BijouPotty EmergencySir YaksalotYou Risk Your LifeI Got Yer CanJockey for PositionMoby or Not MobyMesozoic MindyThe Good, the Boo, and the UglyDraculee, DraculaaPhranken-RuntHot, Bothered and BedeviledMoon Over MinervaSkullhead BoneyhandsO Silly MioPuttin' on the BlitzThe Great Wakkorotti: The Summer ConcertChairman of the BoredPlanets SongAstro-ButtonsCartoons in Wakko's Body 1Noah's LarkCartoons in Wakko's Body 2The Big KissHiccup Cartoons in Wakko's Body ConclusionClown and OutBubba Bo Bob BrainVery Special OpeningAnimaniacs StewIn the Garden of MindyPinky and the CatWe've Been Mixing Up the ScriptsNo Place Like HomelessKatie Ka-BooWe Found This Old ComputerDottie the SquirrelBaghdad CafeCritical ConditionThe Three Muska-WarnersDough Dough BoysBoot CampingGeneral Boo-RegardSpellboundSmitten with KittensAlas Poor SkullheadWhite GlovesFair GameThe SlapperPuppet RulersButtermilk, It Makes a Body BitterBroadcast NuisanceRaging BirdAnimator's AlleyCan't Buy a ThrillHollywoodchuckOf Nice and MenWhat a Dump!Survey LadiesUseless Fact 1The Senses SongUseless Fact 2Dot's Poetry CornerThe World Can WaitUseless Fact 3Kiki's KittenUseless Fact 4Mary Tyler Dot SongWindsor Hassle...And Justice for SlappyTurkey JerkyWild Blue YonderVideo RevueWhen Mice Ruled the EarthMobster MashLake TiticacaIcebreakersA Christmas PlotzLittle Drummer WarnersTwas the Day Before ChristmasJingle BooThe Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday ConcertToy Shop TerrorYakko's UniverseBranimaniacsThe Warners and the BeanstalkFrontier SlappyUps and DownsThe Brave Little TrailerYes, AlwaysDrive-InsaneGirlfeathersI'm CuteBrain Meets BrawnMeet MinervaGold RushA Gift of GoldDot's Quiet TimeSchnitzelbankThe Helpinki FormulaLe Bouton et le BallonKung BooOf Course You Know, This Means WarnersUp a TreeWakko's GizmoMeet John BrainSmell Ya LaterRagamuffinsWoodstock SlappyKaraoke DokieCranial CrusaderThe Chicken Who Loved MeBaloney and KidsSuper ButtonsKatie Ka-Boom: The Driving LessonScare Happy SlappyWitch OneMacBethWith Three, You Get EggrollMermaid MindyKatie Ka-Boom: Call WaitingLookit the Fuzzy HeadsNo Face Like HomeMy Father the TunaThe Warners' 65th Anniversary Special
Season 2
Take My Siblings PleaseThe Mindy 500Morning MalaiseWe're No PigeonsWhistle-Stop MindyKatie Ka-Boom: The Broken DateMiami Mama-MiaPigeon on the RoofI'm MadBad Mood BobbyKatie Ka-Boom: The BlemishFake
Season 3
Super Strong Warner SiblingsNutcracker SlappyWakko's New GookieA Quake, a Quake!Variety SpeakThree Tenors and You're OutBingoPreviously on AnimaniacsDeduces WildRest in PiecesU.N. MeA Hard Day's WarnersGimme a BreakPlease Please Please Get a Life FoundationThe Tiger PrinceAll The Words in the English Language: Part 1The Kid in the LidAll the Words in the English Language: Part 2Method to Her MadnessAll the Words in the English Language: Part 3The Presidents SongDon't Tread on UsThe Flame ReturnsGimme the WorksButtons in OwsHercules UnwoundThis Pun for HireStar TruckGo FishMultiplication (song)The Sound of WarnersYabba Dabba BooMy Mother the SquirrelThe PartyOh! Say Can You SeeThe Twelve Days of ChristmasDot's EntertainmentThe Girl with the Googily GoopGunga DotSoccer Coach SlappyBelly Button BluesOur Final Space Cartoon, We PromiseValuable LessonWakko's 2-Note SongPanama CanalHello NurseThe Ballad of MagellanThe Return of the Great WakkorottiThe Big Wrap Party Tonight
Season 4
One Flew Over the Cuckoo ClockCutie and the BeastBoo HappensNoelAnimani-ratsJokahontasBoids on the HoodMighty Wakko at the BatA Very Very Very Very Special ShowNight of the Living ButtonsSoda JerkFrom Burbank with LoveAnchors A-WarnersWhen You're TravelingPapers for PappaAmazing GladiatorsPinky and the RalphTen Short Films About Wakko WarnerNo Time for LoveThe Boo NetworkPitter Patter of Little FeetMindy in WonderlandRalph's Wedding
Season 5
Back in StyleBones in the BodyItDot- The Macadamia NutBully for SkippyCute First (Ask Questions Later)AcquaintancesHere Comes AtillaBoo WonderMagic TimeThe Brain's Apprentice
Hooray for North Hollywood: (Part IPart II)
The CarpoolThe Sunshine SquirrelsThe Christmas TreePunchline (Part I)Prom NightPunchline (Part II)
The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special:
(Birds on a WireThe Scoring SessionThe Animaniacs Suite)
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