Animaniacs Episode 77
Air date: 4 Nov. 1995
Season: 3
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Novacainey...
Gag credit(s): Producing Producer Producing Production
Say that five times fast
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Auf Wiedersehen!
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Theme Song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Novacainey...

This Pun for Hire


Written by Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV, Peter Hastings, and Tom Ruegger
Directed by Audu Paden

Animation by Akom Film Production


The Warners do a film noir parody, taking every cliché and killing them with many bad puns.


  • On Nickelodeon, after Minerva demands the Warners give her the bird, Dot simply says, "We can't" and cutting out the "it's a family show" part, making the joke a little more subtle. An similar thing hapenned BR V2 for youtube, Dot sayed "Infelizmente, nós não podemos" (Saddly, we can't) this dub change was made to censor the adult joke, like happened with a lot of adult jokes
  • When Yakko asks, "Tell me your story, sister", Dot replies with the opening lines of the Cher song "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves."
  • A running gag in this cartoon is when Hello Nurse says something right, the Warners celebrate her being correct a la You Bet Your Life.
  • Another running gag is when Yakko refers to "her", a blonde singer would burst out of a door. "Her" is singer Bette Midler.
  • Freakazoid, from the show of the same name, makes a cameo appearance in this cartoon.
  • At the end of the cartoon, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen make cameo appearances. Yakko says they are, "The stuff that DreamWorks are made of." This is not only a reference to the then newly-formed movie studio of DreamWorks, but also to the ending of The Maltese Falcon.
  • Ralph keeps saying "By Gad, sir", which is one of Kasper Gutman's lines in The Maltese Falcon.
  • After this episode aired, Paramount was bought by Viacom and Universal was bought by NBC and then by Comcast.
  • The statue is a plastered version of Squit.


Yakko: Tell us, where did you last see your boss?
Hello Nurse: In the Mambo Room at the Tropicombo Club. A band was playing Latin dance music. I was with the doctor, he mumbled something. The band had a big dumb guy playing drums and everyone was dancing under a pole, then the doctor vanished.
Yakko: Now, lemme get this straight: He muttered some mumbo-jumbo during the Combo Samba in the Mambo at the Tropicombo. Then there was a jumbo dumbo playing the limbo on the bongos and then he was gone?
Hello Nurse: That is absolutely correct!
Yakko: Tell her what she's won!!!
Wakko: Another date with me!
Hello Nurse: How come I always get the booby prize?
Dot: I'm not touchin' that one!
Hello Nurse: I claim this statue in the name of Gulf+Western!
Minerva: I claim this statue in the name of Rupert Murdoch!
Ralph: Duh, by gad, sir, I claim it in the name of Matsushimi- err, Matsushudi- duuh... uh, for Seagrams!
Yakko: Ah, I've got it! The mink is workin' for Fox, the pair o' legs is workin' for Paramount, and the guy who needs rehearsal is workin' for Universal!
Dot: Thank you, Dr. Seuss.

Star Truck


Written by Earl Kress
Directed by Audu Paden

Animation by Akom


The Warners find themselves on the ship of their favorite TV show in this Star Trek parody.


  • On the ship, there are restrooms for men, women, and Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise.
  • When the Warners first meet Captain Kork, a parody Captain Kirk, on the ship's bridge, they reference the plots of actual Star Trek stories: "The City on the Edge of Forever," "Spock's Brain," the three episodes featuring Harry Mudd, and Star Trek IV: The Journey Home.
  • Dr. McBones' line "They're in bed, Jim!" is a send-up of Dr. Bones McCoy's recurring line "He's dead, Jim!"
  • Spork performs a “Vorgon Mind Meld” on Wakko, a parody of the Vulcan Mind Meld technique featured in several episodes of the original series.
  • Yakko points out Ricardo Montalban "and his big plastic chest" when Korn, a parody of the Trek villain Khan, appears on screen. When Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was released, rumors spread that Montalban wore a prosthetic chest but the film's director assured that this wasn't true.
  • Yakko accidentally sits on a Tribble, a small, furry Star Trek creature, a reference to Kirk sitting on a Tribble in the episode "The Trouble With Tribbles".
  • When Captain Kork promises not to sue the Warners, he holds up a tub of "Prom-iss" margarine. William Shatner made commercials for Promise Margarine in the mid-1970s.
  • Pinky and the Brain make a cameo near the end of this segment.

Go Fish


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Audu Paden

Animation by Wang Film Production


Wakko plays Go Fish with himself, but becomes a sore loser when he accuses himself of cheating.


  • At one point, Dot says about Wakko, "I'm worried about the Beaver." This is a reference to the television show, Leave It to Beaver.

Randy Beaman


Colin talks about the time Randy Beaman faked his own death with ketchup.



Music and lyrics by Randy Rogel
Directed by Liz Holzman and Al Zegler

Animation by Akom


In Miss Flamiel's class, Yakko sings about multiplying 47 by 83.


  • When Yakko sings "It's fun and it's easy, just buy a calculator and you can multiply too." the multiplication is solved completely, even though he had only done the first part. When he starts explaining the second part it's displayed correctly again.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Pinky, Mr. Squadoo
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Miss Flamiel, Bette Midler, Uhura
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Captain Kork, Mr. Spork, McBones
Paul Rugg Freakazoid
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, Steven Spielberg, Squaty, Korn
Julie Brown Minerva Mink
Colin Wells Colin

Gag Credits

This is Episode #77.

Producing Producer Producing Production

Say that five times fast


Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Auf Wiedersehen!

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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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