Episode 6: Flipper Parody/Temporary Insanity/Operation: Lollipop/What are We?
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: "Cockamamie..."
Squirrel Handler-Kathryn Page
Dot: I can't think of the ending of this show.
Yakko: I can't think of anything else.
September 20, 1993
"Flipper Parody/Temporary Insanity/Operation: Lollipop/What are We?" is the 6th episode of the original . It originally aired on September 20th, 1993.
Tokyo Movie Shinsha
The Warners do a parody of the opening to the television show
as Ralph pursues them. Flipper
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Cockamamie...
Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.
Mr. Plotz's secretary gets sick and leaves him with a phone number to dial a temp-secretary, but because of his lack of knowledge on how telephones work he accidentally dials the Warners, having them come over and "help" Mr. Plotz out. In the end they destroy the building over a dispute on who answers the phone, the call itself being the secretary letting Mr. Plotz know that she'll be sick for another day.
Hanging on the wall, in the reception room, are pictures of the Tiny Toon Adventures characters: Hamton J. Pig, Buster Bunny and
Elmyra Duff. There is also a portrait of Batman as he appears in Batman: The Animated Series, which had a lot of the same crew as Tiny Toons and Animaniacs. Mr. Plotz is a technophobe, who doesn't know how to use a phone.
Yakko, Wakko and Dot have a Bugs Bunny phone.
Mr. Plotz drinks out of a Batman coffee mug.
The typing tune is "The Typewriter" by Leroy Anderson.
Yakko does an imitation of Jerry Lewis' typewriter miming routine from the film
Who's Minding the Store? The clips of Yakko saying "Time out!" and "Time in!" are used in the opening of
Rob Paulsen's podcast Talkin' Toons. The sick secretary in Ellen Stamper's book adaptation of this episode is "Miss Fyngolden.
Plotz: (after hanging up on the Warners) Oh my. What have I done? Where's my aspirin? (opens his cabinet drawer) (Yakko, Wakko and Dot appear out of the drawer)
Yakko: Reporting for work, sir! (Yakko, Wakko and Dot kiss Mr. Plotz, and start cleaning and organizing his office)
Plotz: Get back in your tower!
Wakko: I thought you needed us to be your secretaries.
Plotz: Never! (Wakko swallows Plotz's WB shield-shaped paperweight)
Plotz: And give me back my paperweight!
Wakko: Okay, but you'll have to wait a while.
Yakko: Mwah! Goodnight everybody! Plotz: Ewwww!
Mr. Plotz: I want you to take a letter.
Wakko: Where do you want me to take it?
Mr. Plotz: No, no. I mean I want you to write a letter.
Wakko: Okay. (takes out a notepad and a pencil as Oh Christmas Tree plays in the background) Dear Santa, I have been ever so good this year. I would like a new mallet and a shiny brass anvil.
Mr. Plotz: No, no, no, no! Write a letter for me! For me!
Wakko: Well, I don't know what you want for Christmas.
(The phone rings.)
THE WB KIDS: I'll get it! WAKKO: Look, it's a big fat fanny!
Yakko: Time out!
Plotz: When will this insanity end?
Dot: When one of us answers the phone, silly.
Plotz: I did not know that. Yakko: Time in!
Mindy's mom (whom she refers to as "Lady" which irritates the mom) straps Mindy to her safety harness and gives her a lollipop and tells Buttons that he won't get a treat unless he's good, and specifically not to terrorize the mailman. Mindy then proceeds to accidentally get the now sticky lollipop onto the mailman's van, causing her to escape her safety harness to get it. Buttons then proceeds to chase Mindy to get her back home. They end up on a falling out of an airplane gliding back home with a mail back, Mindy somehow getting back into her safety harness with the lollipop just in time for the mother to check up on them. Mindy's mom assumes that Buttons attacked the mail man because of all the mail scattered around, scolding him and not giving him his treat.
This is the first
Mindy and Buttons segment to air.
The Warners cameo being chased by Ralph at the airport on luggage carts. Dot says, "Hiya folks!" to the viewing audience.
As Dr. Scratchansniff tries to de-zanitize the WB Kids, he asks them what kind of creature they are. They then proceed to sing their ideas to him, but in the end they draw the conclusion that they are cute! Dr. Scratchansniff then says he regrets his decision to ask as they iris out.
Creator Tom Ruegger suggests that the Warners are merely toons and their species name is Cartoonus characterus.
Richard Stone, Carl Johnson
List of Animaniacs Episodes
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 / Film Projector Transition / Goodfeathers: The Beginning • Taming of the Screwy • Flipper Parody / Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What are We? • Piano Rag / When Rita Met Runt • The Warners' Lot Song / 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 / Fortunes / 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 & 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 / Session 1 / Up the Crazy River / Session 2 / Ta Da Dump • Yakko's World of Baldness / Opportunity Knox / Wings Take Heart • Hercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's Dream • Testimonials / 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 / Cartoons in Wakko's Body 3 / Hiccup / Cartoons in Wakko's Body Conclusion • Clown and Out / Bubba Bo Bob Brain • Very 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 Café • Critical Condition / The Three Muska-Warners • Dough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-Regard • Spellbound • Smitten with Kittens / Alas Poor Skullhead / White Gloves • Casablanca Opening / Fair Game / The Slapper / Puppet Rulers • Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter / Broadcast Nuisance / Raging Bird • Animator's Alley / Hollywoodchuck • Of Nice and Men / What a Dump! / Survey Ladies • Useless Facts / The Senses Song / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten / • Mary Tyler Dot Song / Windsor Hassle / ...And Justice for Slappy • Turkey Jerky / Wild Blue Yonder • Video Review / When Mice Ruled the Earth • Mobster Mash / Lake Titicaca / Icebreakers • Very Special Opening / A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer Warners • Slippin' on the Ice / 'Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's Universe • Branimaniacs / 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 • Oh, Oh, Ethel / Inkblot Test / Meet John Brain / Smell Ya Later • Ragamuffins / Woodstock Slappy • Karaoke Dokie / Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved Me • Baloney & 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 • My Father the Tuna / The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special
Take My Siblings, Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning Malaise • We're No Pigeons / Whistle-Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date • Miami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof / Coo • I'm Mad / Bad Mood Bobby / Katie Ka-Boom: The Blemish / Fake
Super Strong Warner Siblings / Nutcracker Slappy / Wakko's New Gookie / A Quake, a Quake! • Variety Speak / Three Tenors and You're Out / Bingo • Previously on / Animaniacs Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. Me • A Hard Day's Warners / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation • The 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 3 • The Presidents Song / Don't Tread on Us / The Flame Returns • Gimme the Works / 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
One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock • Cutie and the Beast / Boo Happens / Noel / Cold Ending • Animani-rats /• 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 • Parody Commercials / 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
Message in a Bottle / 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 • Part II) • The Carpool / The Sunshine Squirrels • The 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)