Animaniacs Episode 6
Air date: 20 Sep. 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Cockamamie...
Gag credit(s): Squirrel Handler-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Dot: I can't think of the ending to this show.
Yakko: (as Groucho Marx) I can't think of anything else.
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Flipper Parody

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

The Warners do a parody of the opening to the television show Flipper as Ralph pursues them.

Theme Song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Cockamamie...

Temporary Insanity (406-624)


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Michael Gerard

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.


Yakko Warner, Wakko Warner, Dot Warner, Thaddeus Plotz, Mrs. Hoffelmeyer, Mel Gibson, Bugs Bunny (Warners' phone), Buster Bunny (picture in Plotz's office), Hamton J. Pig (picture in Plotz's office), Elmyra Duff (picture in Plotz's office), Batman (picture in Plotz's office)


  • Mr. Plotz appears to be drinking 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 "Talking Toons."


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 skelecretaries.
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!
Plotz: Stop!!
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 & Buttons Intro

Operation: Lollipop (406-602)


Written by Peter Hastings
Director uncredited

Animated by Akom


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 wont 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.


Buttons, Mindy, Mindy's Mom, Mailman, Yakko Warner (run-through), Wakko Warner (run-through), Dot Warner (speaking run-through), Ralph the Guard (run-through)


What Are We? (406-600GG)


Music and lyrics by Randy Rogel
Directed by Michael Gerard

Animated by StarToons


As Dr. Scratchansniff tries to De-Zanitize the Warners he asks them what they are (as in what kind of creature they are). They then proceed to tell their ideas of what they could possibly be while annoying him at the same time (in the form of a song no less), but in the end they draw the conclusion that they are not bees, not cats. Not even bugs and horses and the like. But what they are is..... cute! Dr. Sratchansniff then says he regrets his decision to ask as they iris out.


Yakko Warner, Wakko Warner, Dot Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff


  • Creator Tom Ruegger suggests that the Warners are merely toons and their species name is Cartoonus characterus.

Music By

Richard Stone, Carl Johnson


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mindy's Mother, Mrs. Hoffelmeyer
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz, Buttons, Mailman
Maurice LaMarche Mel Gibson

Kathryn Page's Credit

Squirrel Handler


Dot: I can't think of the ending to this show.

Yakko: (as Groucho Marx) I can't think of anything else.

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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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