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Variety Speak/Three Tenors and You're Out/Bingo/Finale is the 2nd episode of the 3rd season of the original Animaniacs and the 71st episode overall. It originally aired on September 16, 1995.

Theme song

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Last line

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

Variety Speak

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Animation by Wang Film Production

Plot

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.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • This is the second Animaniacs cartoon made in letterbox format. It was initially animated in the usual 4:3 aspect ratio then cropped to widescreen. A 4:3 cel can be seen in the gallery below.
  • The "Boffo Smash Makes Warner Cash" newspaper is later referenced in the Pinky and the Brain episode "It's Only A Paper World", and a brief snippet of "Variety Speak" even plays when the paper appears.

Gallery

Three Tenors and You're Out

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Animation by Wang

Plot

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.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • 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 Schwarzenegger from Junior and Clint Eastwood from In the Line of Fire, Candice Bergen, Dan Quayle, Barbara Bush, George H.W. Bush and Maria Shriver 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.

Bingo

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Animation by Akom Film Production

Plot

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

Crew

Trivia

  • "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.

Quotes

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


Finale

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Animation by Wang

Plot

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.

Crew

Songs

Cast

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

Stinger

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Gesundheit!

Trivia

  • This stinger is a redubbed version of the "Ciaoabunga!" stinger.
  • Gesundheit is Bless you in German.

List of Animaniacs Episodes
Season 1
De-Zanitized / The Monkey Song / Nighty-Night ToonYakko's World / Cookies for Einstein / Win BigH.M.S. Yakko / Slappy Goes Walnuts / Yakko's UniverseHooked on a Ceiling / Goodfeathers: The BeginningTaming of the ScrewyFlipper Parody / Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What are We?Piano Rag / When Rita Met RuntThe Warners' Lot Song / The Big Candy Store / Bumbie's MomWally Llama / Where Rodents DareKing YakkoNo Pain, No Painting / Les MiseranimalsGarage Sale of the Century / Fortunes / West Side PigeonsHello Nice Warners / La Behemoth / Little Old Slappy From PasadenaLa La Law / Cat on a Hot Steel BeamSpace-Probed / Battle for the PlanetChalkboard Bungle / Hurray for Slappy / The Great Wakkorotti: The Master & His MusicRoll Over, Beethoven / The Cat and the FiddlePavlov's Mice / Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov / Nothing But the ToothMeatballs or Consequences / A Moving ExperienceHearts of Twilight / The BoidsThe Flame / Wakko's America / Davy Omelette / Four Score and Seven Migraines AgoGuardin' the Garden / Plane PalsBe Careful What You Eat / Session 1 / Up the Crazy River / Session 2 / Ta Da DumpYakko's World of Baldness / Opportunity Knox / Wings Take HeartHercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's DreamTestimonials / Babblin' Bijou / Potty Emergency / Sir YaksalotYou Risk Your Life / I Got Yer Can / Jockey for PositionMoby or Not Moby / Mesozoic Mindy / The Good, the Boo, and the UglyDraculee, Draculaa / Phranken-RuntHot, Bothered and Bedeviled / Moon Over Minerva / Skullhead BoneyhandsO Silly Mio / Puttin' on the Blitz / The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer ConcertChairman of the Bored / Planets Song / Astro-ButtonsCartoons 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 ConclusionClown and Out / Bubba Bo Bob BrainVery 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 CaféCritical Condition / The Three Muska-WarnersDough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-RegardSpellboundSmitten with Kittens / Alas Poor Skullhead / White GlovesCasablanca Opening / Fair Game / The Slapper / Puppet RulersButtermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter / Broadcast Nuisance / Raging BirdAnimator's Alley / HollywoodchuckOf Nice and Men / What a Dump! / Survey LadiesUseless Facts / The Senses Song / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten / • Mary Tyler Dot Song / Windsor Hassle / ...And Justice for SlappyTurkey Jerky / Wild Blue YonderVideo Review / When Mice Ruled the EarthMobster Mash / Lake Titicaca / IcebreakersVery Special Opening / A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer WarnersSlippin' on the Ice / 'Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's UniverseBranimaniacs / The Warners and the Beanstalk / Frontier SlappyUps and Downs / The Brave Little Trailer / Yes, AlwaysDrive-Insane / Girlfeathers / I'm CuteBrain Meets Brawn / Meet MinervaGold Rush / A Gift of Gold / Dot's Quiet TimeSchnitzelbank / The Helpinki Formula / Le Bouton et le Ballon / Kung BooOf Course You Know, This Means Warners / Up a Tree / Wakko's GizmoOh, Oh, Ethel / Inkblot Test / Meet John Brain / Smell Ya LaterRagamuffins / Woodstock SlappyKaraoke Dokie / Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved MeBaloney & Kids / Super Buttons / Katie Ka-Boom: The Driving LessonScare Happy Slappy / Witch One / MacBethWith Three, You Get Eggroll / Mermaid Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: Call WaitingLookit the Fuzzy Heads / No Face Like HomeMy Father the Tuna / The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special
Season 2
Take My Siblings, Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning MalaiseWe're No Pigeons / Whistle-Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken DateMiami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof / CooI'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 / BingoPreviously on Animaniacs / Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. MeA Hard Day's Warners / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life FoundationThe 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 3The Presidents Song / Don't Tread on Us / The Flame ReturnsGimme the Works / Buttons in Ows / Hercules UnwoundThis Pun for Hire / Star Truck / Go Fish / Multiplication (song)The Sound of Warners / Yabba Dabba BooMy Mother the Squirrel / The Party / Oh! Say Can You See / The Twelve Days of ChristmasDot's Entertainment / The Girl with the Googily Goop / Gunga DotSoccer Coach Slappy / Belly Button Blues / Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise / Valuable LessonWakko'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 ClockCutie and the Beast / Boo Happens / Noel / CreditsAnimani-rats /• Jokahontas / Boids on the Hood / Mighty Wakko at the BatA Very Very Very Very Special Show / Night of the Living Buttons / Soda JerkFrom Burbank with Love / Anchors A-Warners / When You're TravelingParody Commercials / Papers for Pappa / Amazing Gladiators / Pinky and the RalphTen Short Films About Wakko Warner / No Time for Love / The Boo NetworkPitter Patter of Little Feet / Mindy in Wonderland / Ralph's Wedding
Season 5
Message in a Bottle / Back in Style / Bones in the BodyIt / Dot - The Macadamia Nut / Bully for SkippyCute First (Ask Questions Later) / Acquaintances / Here Comes Atilla / Boo WonderMagic Time / The Brain's Apprentice
Hooray for North Hollywood: (Part IPart II)
The Carpool / The Sunshine SquirrelsThe 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)
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