Animaniacs Episode 55
Air date: January 7, 1994
Season: 1
Variable verse: YW&D How urbane-y
Gag credit(s): Pile Driver- Kathryn Page's
Closing tag: Yakko: (o.s.) Goodnight, Wakko. Wakko: (o.s.) Goodnight, Yakko. Goodnight, Dot. Dot: (o.s.) Goodnight, Wakko. Goodnight, Yakko. Yakko: (o.s.) Goodnight, Dot. Goodnight, John Boy. John Boy: (o.s.) LET ME OUTTA THIS TOWER!!!!
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Theme song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: (spoken) How urbane-y.

Gold Rush


Written by Randy Rogel
Directed by Michael Gerard and Dave Marshall

Animation by Wang Film Production


The Warners take revenge on a prospector who steals their entire wealth during the 1840s gold rush in California.

Chase Transition

The Warners, followed by Ralph, run past the psychiatry and approach a mailbox. The Warners get inside it, and when Ralph opens it, an elephant comes out of it.


For unknown reasons, this segment is cut on the DVD.

A Gift of Gold


Story by Steven Spielberg (uncredited on DVD title card) Written by Nicholas Hollander Directed by Michael Gerard

Animation by Akom Film Production


A heartwarming tale about a gold wrapping paper. Contains cameos by Mindy, Buttons, and Mindy's Father.


  • The man who spits gum into the gold wrapping paper is wearing a shirt with the words "Local 839" on it. This is the animators union. Also amazingly, the episode number is 406-839. This is referenced in the "Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation" cartoon.
  • The homeless man at the end of the cartoon is the same man from the Chuck Jones cartoon One Froggy Evening.

Dot's Quiet Time


Written by Nicholas Hollander Directed by Michael Gerard

Animation by Wang


Dot attempts to find someplace quiet where she can read her book.


  • The Scotsman playing the bagpipes is MacRory from the Bugs Bunny cartoon My Bunny Lies Over the Sea.
  • Even though this is the only cartoon in the episode without any references to the color gold, the theme of the cartoon, as well as the song accompanying it, is "golden silence".


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Cowboy #3, John Boy
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Cowboy #2
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Michael McKean Jake, Cowboy #1
Jim Cummings Sterling Holloway, Homeless Father
Nancy Cartwright Mindy, Gift wrapper, Homeless son
Frank Welker Mindy's Father, Buttons

Kathryn Page's Credit

Pile Driver


Yakko: (o.s.) Goodnight, Wakko.

Wakko: (o.s.) Goodnight, Yakko. Goodnight, Dot.

Dot: (o.s.) Goodnight, Wakko. Goodnight, Yakko.

Yakko: (o.s.) Goodnight, Dot. Goodnight, John Boy.

John Boy: (o.s.) LET ME OUTTA THIS TOWER!!!!

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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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