Animaniacs Episode 52
Air date: February 11, 1994
Season: 1
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: Pinky and the Brainy
Gag credit(s): Karaoke Singer-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Cowabunga!
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Theme song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: Pinky and the Brainy

Ups and Downs (406-660)


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Bob Kline

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.


Wakko and Dr. Scratchansniff get stuck in an elevator and try to keep calm and entertain themselves while waiting for the elevator to get fixed. At one point, Wakko talks about Randy Beaman's grandparents getting stuck in an elevator.


  • This is the first Warners segment in the series to not feature Yakko and Dot.

The Brave Little Trailer


Written by Tom Minton
Directed by Lenord Robinson

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


In this miscellaneous short told entirely in rhyme, a small trailer has to defend his home against tornadoes while avoiding the grasp of a hungry steam shovel.


  • The title is a pun on Brave Little Toaster, which writer Deanna Oliver provided her voice of the title chracter for.

Yes, Always


Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Michael Gerard and Dave Marshall

Animation by Wang Film Production


The Brain re-enacts an infamous outtake of Orson Welles' voice recording session for a commercial.



  • In the beginning, the people that Brain fires are producer and creator Tom Ruegger, writer Peter Hastings and voice director Andrea Romano, all of whom voice themselves. The engineer is a caricature of real life engineer Harry Andronis, who also voices himself.
  • Some of Welles' dialogue was cleaned up for this version. He originally says, "Get me a jury that can 'In July' and I'll...go down on you." which was changed to "...I'll...make cheese with you." Additionally, he drops two S-bombs in the recording. The first time, it is replaced with "Shoot!" and the second time he says, "This is a lot of tripe, you know that?" Welles saying "Jesus!" is censored to "Jiminy!"
  • The British director in the original outtake's dialogue was replaced by Pinky and the second director was replaced by the Engineer.
  • This short came about from Maurice LaMarche's inspiration for the Brain's voice. When he came into the studio to audition, he unexpectedly did an impression of Orson Welles. LaMarche had perfected this impression by memorizing the original Welles outtakes and performing them by himself. After securing the role of the Brain, LaMarche would warm up his voice by reciting parts of Welles' outtakes whenever he came to the studio to record.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Rob Paulsen Dr. Scratchansniff, Pinky, Yakko Warner, Big Ed
Paul Rugg Goyt Furman
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Tom Ruegger Himself
Peter Hastings Himself
Andrea Romano Herself
Harry Andronis Himself
Luke Ruegger The Little Trailer
Jim Cummings Sterling Holloway
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner

Kathryn Page's Credit

Karaoke Singer


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Cowabunga!

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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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