Animaniacs Episode 71
Air date: 16 Sep. 1995
Season: 3
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Money down the drainy...
Gag credit(s): Why "Waterworld" Bombed
No Peppy Songs With Lots Of Lyrics
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Gesundheit!
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Theme song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Money down the drainy...

Variety Speak


Music and Lyrics by Randy Rogel
Directed by Al Zegler

Animation by Wang Film Production


While waiting for Dr. Scratchansniff, Hello Nurse gives the Warners her copy of Variety Magazine, and Yakko and Dot teach Wakko all about the lingo used in the magazine.


  • This is the second Animaniacs cartoon made in letterbox format.

Three Tenors and You're Out


Written by Jeff Kwitny and Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Audu Paden

Animation by Wang


Slappy and Skippy are excited about seeing a baseball game at Dodgers Stadium, but what they get is a concert featuring a parody of the Three Tenors.


  • At one point, the cartoon parodies Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Animaniacs executive producer Steven Spielberg can be seen on the ship next to Slappy.
  • Caricatures of Arnold Schwartzenegger from Junior and Clint Eastwood from In the Line of Fire can be seen in the audience.
  • The Warners are seen shaking hands with the maestro in silhouette, a parody of the scene where Mickey Mouse shakes hands with Leopold Stokowski in Fantastia.
  • One of the channels that Slappy changes on the jumbotron is a parody of the theme to The Andy Griffith Show.
  • Before the spaceship arrives, Skippy says, "They're here", a line from the film Poltergeist.



Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Liz Holzman and Al Zegler

Animation by Akom Film Production


Dr. Scratchansniff holds a Bingo game, unfortunately, the only one in attendance is Wakko, who cannot seem to get around how to play.


  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Oh nein! Oh nein!
  • Wakko: O-9? Bingo!


  • "Oh nein" means "Oh no" in German.
  • When Dr. Scratchansniff says "I-30", Wakko hands him Abyss Boy, the drink that set off the plot of Potty Emergency.


Written by Tom Ruegger
Directed by Audu Paden

Animation by Wang


The Three Tenors return to sing a shortened version of the Animaniacs theme, singing only the first chorus, a modified version of the second verse (Including a brief return appearance by Pinky and the Brain), and the final chorus.

Last line

Pepperoni: Spaghetti stainy...


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Frank Welker Runt
Tom Randle Pepperoni
Sterling Branton Carumba
Jonathan Mack Domino
Elizabeth Lamers Chorus Girl #1
Julie Bernstein Chorus Girl #2
Sandi Miller Chorus Girl #3

Gag Credits

This is Show #71

Why "Waterworld" Bombed

No Peppy Songs With Lots Of Lyrics


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Gesundheit!


  • This stinger is a redubbed version of the "Cowabunga!" stinger.
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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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