Variety Speak/Three Tenors and You're Out/Bingo/Finale is the 2nd episode of the 3rd season of the original and the 71st episode overall. It originally aired on September 16, 1995.
: Money down the drainy... Yakko, Wakko and Dot
Wang Film Production
While waiting for
Dr. Scratchansniff, Hello Nurse gives the Warners her copy of , and Variety Magazine Yakko and Dot teach Wakko all about the lingo used in the magazine.
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 episode " Pinky and the Brain It's Only A Paper World", and a brief snippet of "Variety Speak" even plays when the paper appears.
Three Tenors and You're Out
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 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.
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.
"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.
Dr. Scratchansniff: Oh nein! Oh nein!
Wakko: O-9? Bingo!
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.
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Gesundheit!
This stinger is a redubbed version of the "Ciaoabunga!" stinger.
Gesundheit is Bless you in German.
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 / 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 / Credits • 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)