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A Hard Day's Warners/Gimme a Break/Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation is the 4th episode of the 3rd season of the original Animaniacs and the 73rd episode overall. Every cartoon in this episode was animated by Wang Film Production.

Theme song


Last line

Wakko: "Penny Lane-y...


  • Even though Wakko sings "Penny Laney", they are actually recreating the Abbey Road album cover.

A Hard Day's Warners



In this practically scene-for-scene parody of the Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night (the opening scene), the Warners try to avoid their running and screaming fans (one of whom is Elmyra) at a Comic-Con-like convention. Pinky and the Brain make a cameo appearance at the end.




  • Throughout the whole cartoon, most of the fans are recolors of the fanboys that would later appear in Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation. Even some of the background fans had the same color scheme as Elmyra.
  • Mr. Director has a brief cameo during the "They Want to Laugh" photo montage.


Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea: Buying a pair of shoes on sale.

Bad Idea: Buying a parachute on sale.

Gimme a Break



Slappy really wants to get some rest and relaxation, but Skippy insists they go to the mega awesome movie that is being shot. Every time she tries to relax, she somehow ends up on the set of the movie.




[Skippy pulls Slappy who is holding onto the tree, accidentally revealing the Warners taking a bath in the background. Dot screams.]
Wakko: Uh-oh, I feel a bubble coming on. (referring to feeling flatulent)
Slappy: Go away.
Slappy: [seeing three Skippys] Well, if it isn't Huey, Dewey and Louie. I haven't seen you guys since Daisy Duck's bat mitzvah.
Keanu Reeves: Uh, I'm looking for a bomb.
Slappy: Check out your performance in Dracula.
Skippy: Aunt Slappy, you were g-r-r-r-reat!
Slappy: Tony the Tiger, is that you?
Slappy: I'd like to go on a vacation where nothing happens!
Hello Nurse: (as an airport receptionist) Huh? I don't get it.
Slappy: No one expects you to.

Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea: Climbing a mountain.

Bad Idea: Climbing a mountain lion.


Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation



In a not-so-subtle jab at the fanboys who post every single goof and piece of trivia about the show on the Internet (GUILTY!), the Warners advertise about a rehabilitation center for those people.



  • In the opening shot, the bedroom contains not only Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain merchandise, but also Tiny Toon Adventures and Star Trek merchandise (sorry Yakko we rewound to the opening shot).
  • Most of the Internet nerds' lines are taken verbatim from the Cultural References Guide for Animaniacs. Writer Peter Hastings asked Animaniacs fan site founder Ron "Keeper1st" O'Dell for a copy to use for the show.
  • The shot of the coffee mug rippling is a parody of the scene from Jurassic Park.
  • A slightly edited version is displayed in the beginning of some Animaniacs Live shows.


  • Some of the goofs are inaccurate. The TMS version of the Pinky and the Brain theme has Brain writing 91210, not 90201.
    • (kinda makes you wonder if they did that on purpose so people like us could write that.)
  • The third "please" is misspelled with 2 e's for humor value.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Dr. Scratchansniff, Bruce Willis, Internet Nerd #1
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Elvis Presley, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Internet Nerd #3
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Sandra Bullock
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, John Wilkes Booth
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, William Shatner, Reporter, Internet Nerd #2
Jeff Glen Bennett Captain, Baloney, Keanu Reeves, Tom Hanks, Steven Puttner
Tom Bodett Announcer

Gag Credits

This is Episode #73

Surlaw Eth T'nsaw Luap

Surlaw Eht Saw Okkay


  • The gag credit is "Paul Wasn't the Walrus: Yakko Was the Walrus" spelled backwards.


Yakko: I'm Yakko.

Wakko: I'm Wakko.

Dot: And I'm rabid.


  • This stinger is a redubbed version of the "I'm Yakko, I'm Wakko, and I'm cute" stinger.


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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)