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Good Warner Hunting/No Brainer/Ralph Cam is the fifth episode of the Animaniacs reboot.

Synopsis

The Warners are stalked by a hunter. Pinky & the Brain break into the NSA. Ralph falls asleep. [1]

Theme Song

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Variable Verse

Dot (off-screen): "Forbidden Domain-ey!"

Notes

  • The question Dot is searching for is: "Is there a God pigeon?" The answer is unable to be reached due to a 404 error.

Good Warner Hunting

Animation by Snipple Animation Studios

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Plot

The Warners are trying to think of new ideas for the show, but they're stuck with nothing. They wonder what happened to most of the characters, like Minerva Mink, Slappy Squirrel, Goodfeathers, etc. The fate is soon discovered that a hunter named Dr. Walter Grubb took them and mounted them on his wall. Grubb is vowing to search and capture the Warners to finish his collection. Grubb sneaks into the studio, but instead, the Warners seem excited to be captured. The Warners run into the park and get comfy in a haystack. The Warners ask Grubb to read him a bedtime story, which is really just the Warners' plan to get him to fall asleep. The Warners go back home, and the next morning Grubb wakes up outraged. Grubb catches the Warners, and brings them to his mansion. Once there, the Warners notice he has every cartoon character in the show except Pinky, the Brain, and Chicken Boo. The Warners aren't surprised, however, since Boo was the least popular character (at least according to Yakko), and he wasn't allowed in the reboot. After this point is brought up, Grubb is revealed to be Chicken Boo in disguise. Yakko Warner lets Chicken Boo run away, anticipating for the other cartoon characters coming out from the wall and chasing Chicken Boo.

Crew

  • Written by Lucas Crandles and Timothy Nash
  • Directed by Katie Rice

Notes

  • Many characters from the original show return and make their first appearances in the reboot, most prominently Chicken Boo.
  • A Hunting We Will Go plays during the title card.
  • The title is a pun on the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting.
  • The cast confronting and chasing after Chicken Boo includes Slappy, Skippy, Mindy, Buttons, Rita, Runt, Minerva Mink, Newt, Katie Ka-Boom, Phar Fignewton, the Hip Hippos, Charlton Woodchucks, the Mime, Squit, Pesto, Bobby, Miles Standish, and Mr. Skullhead.
  • Yakko and Dr. Walter Grubb mention Steven Seagull, Walter John Wolf, the Godpigeon, Stinkbomb D. Basset, and Beanie the Brain-Dead Bison. Walter Wolf and Godpigeon are seen mounted on Dr. Walter Grubb's wall but weren’t seen at the end. The Flame also appears as one of Dr. Walter Grubb's trophies, but doesn’t appear at the end as well.
    • The characters that were shown stuffed and mounted as trophies once the Warners are at Dr. Walter Grubb's mansion include Slappy, Skippy, Mindy, Buttons, Rita, Runt, Pesto, Bobby, Squit, Godpigeon, Miles Standish, Phar Fignewton, Minerva Mink, Newt, the Hip Hippos, the Mime, Mr. Skullhead, Walter Wolf, and the Flame. Charlton Woodchuck's fur coat was also seen.
  • When the entire cast confront Chicken Boo, most of them appear to be traced into the shot from their original promo/model sheet art, particularly noticeable on Rita, Runt, Skippy, Bobby and Pesto. Hints include their similar poses, Bobby and Pesto’s faces, and Runt's hair.
  • Pinky and The Brain are the only characters not to appear on this segment due to the fact that they were one of the few segments to return on the reboot.
    • However, similar looking mice characters can be seen in the background, including one that vaguely resembles Pinky's Mother from the spin-off.
  • Hello Nurse hasn't appeared due to concerns about being outdated; but she was mentioned in two episodes.
  • Some generic animals on Grubb’s wall resemble the animal characters from Jamalot in Hooray for North Hollywood (Part 2).
  • Batman Vs. Superman and Friends were referenced.
  • This segment makes fun of the fact that the series doesn’t have as many characters as the original Animaniacs.
  • In the Español subtitles on Hulu and dub on HBO Max, Chicken Boo is referred to by his name from the original series’ Español dub, Kikiri Boo (albeit mis-spelled in some parts of Hulu's subtitles). At the end, his theme song’s subtitles even have the original Español dub’s lyrics.
  • Some of the heads on Grubb's wall resemble Furrball and Byron Bassett from Tiny Toon Adventures and Bugs Bunny, Willoughby the Dog and Beaky Buzzard from Looney Tunes.
  • In several Twitter posts, Tom Ruegger has publicly denounced this episode.[2]

Goofs

  • Wakko mentions that Baynarts/Charlton stars in "My Father the Tuna" in episode 74 of the original series. In actuality, Charlton’s "My Father the Tuna" was a brief gag in episode 65's "The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special", while his later starring role for episode 74 was in "The Kid in the Lid."
  • When the old Animaniacs cast is chasing Chicken Boo, Buttons, Mindy, Bobby, Newt, Phar Fignewton, Miles Standish or Mr. Skullhead are not seen chasing him.
  • Despite chasing after Chicken Boo at the end, Katie Ka-Boom, Phar Fignewton, and Miles Standish weren’t anywhere to be seen in Dr. Walter Grubb's mansion, though it was possible that they were somewhere else. Trophies of Steven Seagull, Stinkbomb D. Bassett, and Beanie the Brain-Dead Bison weren’t seen as well.
  • The episode never bothers to explain why Chicken Boo didn't hunt down Pinky and The Brain, or at least make reference to their absence in Grubb's collection despite them being amongst of the most popular and well known characters in the show.
    • However it should be noted that majority of Boo's victims were obsolete and hadn't appeared in the reboot in the first four episodes. Also The Warner siblings briefly did ponder where majority of their cast masts were as they were doing most of the heavy lifting since they always have 2/3 of segments compared to Pinky and The Brain who always get 1/3 of the segment compared to them.

No Brainer

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

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Plot

Apparently Brain has come up with a perfect world domination plan and is being perused by every Yakuza and their mother for it. Brain is seriously injured and amnesic after one such pursuit, and Pinky, since he was distracted by an "Italian Brothers Mustache game" during Brain's announcing of the plan via telephone, has no memory of it. Therefore, Brain decides to break into the NSA headquarters to retrieve their phone call.

The two mice find former NSA personnel/whistleblower Edward Snowden in Russia, and to ensure his help, they are asked to bring back Jenny, Edward's beloved houseplant left in the old NSA office. They manage to sneak into the NSA building, but after acquiring both the phone call data and Jenny the houseplant, they are spotted by a guard. Soon, they outwit the guard and successfully give Jenny back to Edward. While returning home, Brain learns from the phone call that Jenny is the actual tool for world domination, and since Edward has already taken Jenny away, their entire rescue is for nothing.

Crew

  • Written by Kathleen Chen and Brian Polk
  • Directed by Katie Rice

Notes

  • The game Pinky is playing is a parody of the Mario Kart franchise.
    • Pinky’s game console resembles a Super Nintendo Entertainment System, right down to the controller.
  • Edward Snowden is an actual NSA whistleblower in real life who fled to Russia.

Ralph Cam

Animation by Snipple[3]

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Plot

In the security camera footage, Ralph T. Guard is sleeping at the gateway. The Warners dressed in halloween costumes come in a truck and leave a vampire and his coffin by the gate. The vampire hides and leaves in his coffin because of the sun, while Ralph still sleeps. The warners break part of the gate and make little shards of wood. A blood donor truck comes and the Warners take some blood and then lets the truck pass. The Warners then put the blood on Ralph, still asleep. Later that night, the vampire smells the blood, and the Warners attack, only for the vampire to try and suck Yakko's blood. Dot stops the vampire, while Wakko gets out a refrigerator and eats a snack. The vampire comes to attack Wakko, but Wakko shows the vampire kimchi, and he runs away in fear. Ralph suddenly wakes up smelling the kimchi, and chases after the Warners. Ralph slips on a blood bag, and screams with blood all over him.

Crew

  • Written by Jordan Vandina
  • Directed by Katie Rice

Notes

  • Except for the use of the camera, this entire segment has no sound.
  • The vampire vaguely resembles Dracula’s design in Draculee, Draculaa.

Goofs

  • When Dot first mounts the window of the horror movie prop truck, her bloomers suddenly have a flower pattern. Also, when she is invading the back of the trunk a bit later, she has no bloomers on.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Frank Welker Chicken Boo
Danny Jacobs Dr. Walter Grubb
Jake Green Edward Snowden, Guard
Andrew Kishino Yakuza
Romi Dames Yakuza's Mother, Tour Guide
Nancy McKeon Additional Vocals

References

List of Animaniacs Reboot episodes
Season 1
Jurassic LarkSuspended Animation (Part I)Of Mice and MemesSuspended Animation (Part II)Warners UnboundHow to Brain Your DragonSuffragette CityGold MeddlersPinko and the BrainMath-Terpiece Theater: ApplesBun ControlEx-MousinaBloopfGood Warner HuntingNo BrainerRalph CamThe CuteningClose Encounters of the Worst KindEqual TimeWarner She WroteFrance France RevolutionGift RapperWhoDonutMousechurian CandidateStarbox and CindyHere Comes TrebleThat’s Not the IssueFuture BrainThe Incredible Gnome in People’s MouthsAnima-NyetBabysitte's FlubThe Warners' Press ConferencePhantomaniacsFear and Laughter in BurbankBride of PinkyThings That Go Bump in the NightA Zit!1001 NarfsManny ManspreaderHindenburg ColaRoadent TripFLOTUS, FLOTUS, What Do You Know About Us?
Season 2
Rome Sweet RomeBackwards Pinky Wakko's Short Shorts: Now LoadingPlease SubmitThe Flawed CoupleEveryday SafetyRug of WarRun Pinky Run The Hamburg TicklerRalph WorldMy Super Sour SixteenHow To: Brain Takes Over The WorldThe Warners Are Present The PinktatorKnow Your ScrollYakko's Big IdeaMouse CongenialityRejected Animaniacs CharactersYakko Amakko The Longest WordHappy NarfdayMagna CartoonWakkiver Twist Part OnePlight of HandWakkiver Twist Part TwoWhat Is That?Mouse MadnessChristopher ColumbustedFake MedicinesExercise MinuteReichenbrain Falls Targeted AdsBathtimeA Brief History of HistoryGerardThe Prisoners' DilemmaMath-terpiece Theatre: Beach BallsWarner's ArkThe ApologyNarf Over Troubled WaterThe Warner's Vault80's CatsAll About the Benjamin 23 and WB
Season 3
TBA
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