Episode 78: The Sound of Warners/Yabba Dabba Boo
Was That Thing Lumpy Or What?
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: "AAAAAHHHH!!!! RUSH LIMBAUGH'S ON YOUR SOFA!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! Just kidding." *laugh*
November 18, 1995
The Sound of Warners/Yabba Dabba Boo is the 78th episode of the original . It originally aired on November 18, 1995. Both cartoons in this episode were animated by Animaniacs Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd..
: Meet Mark Twainy... Yakko, Wakko and Dot
The Sound of Warners
In this parody of
, the Warners get a new, extremely nice singing nanny named The Sound of Music Prunella Flundergust, which unfortunately, they find her to incredibly unbearable and want her out of their lives.
The Maul from "
Survey Ladies" can be seen in the opening panoramic shot. When the Warners are sleeping, Yakko can be heard having a nightmare about flubbing the lyrics to "
Yakko's World". Since this is a parody of
The Sound of Music, Prunella Flundergust is a parody of Julie Andrews' character " Maria". She later becomes the nanny of The Von Trapp family in Austria when Slappy blasted her away and the Von Trapp family's previous nanny recently quits. Yakko does the longest "Uhh..." of the show.
In the end, there's a reference of another Julie Andrews character who is a nanny named "Mary Poppins" who becomes the Warners' new nanny after Slappy blasts their previous nanny, Prunella Flundergust away to Austria and they want Slappy to get rid of her for them as well.
In this episode, it is revealed that the Warners don't use their force or trickery when a person being nice and kind and polite to them, especially that person annoyed them by doing that, only when they are mean or rude to the Warners or to other people.
Slappy Squirrel on the other hand... Dot's mumbling of "Newt Gingrich" in her sleep is a reference to a deleted song called "
Dear Mister Gingrich".
Slappy, alone, makes a cameo at some point in the 2nd half of this segment. The helicopter circling around Prunella during her first song is a reference to the helicopter that circled around Maria behind the scenes of The Sound of Music during her opening song, “The Hills Are Alive”.
Slappy was charging the Warners to help them to get rid of Prunella for them because she rather get paid to get rid someone for somebody until she met Prunella herself and decided to get rid of her for free because she too finds Prunella extremely unbearable and it would be a pleasure of getting rid of her.
Tress MacNeille did five voice roles in this episode. She did Dot, Hello Nurse, Prunella Flunderglust, Mary Poppins and the Von Trapp's previous nanny. Goof Troop (which also stars Rob Paulsen as Pete's son, PJ) is mentioned by Dot.
Yabba Dabba Boo
Chicken Boo plays a script doctor for the Flintstones movie.
is changed. Instead of "You wear a disguise to look like human guys", the line is "You're jumbo-sized and you wear a disguise." Chicken Boo theme song The writers are modeled after the real-life
Animaniacs writers, including creator Tom Ruegger, Nicholas Hollander (referred to as "Shecky", Hollander's real life nickname), Peter Hastings, and Sherri Stoner, the only writer who provides her own voice. The Amblin building is essentially a redesigned version of Acme Looniversity from
. Tiny Toon Adventures Chicken Boo's fake name is Larry Gelboo, named after Larry Gelbart, a TV writer best known for creating the hit series
M*A*S*H. This is one of the cartoons that StarToons storyboarded with Wang animating. This is because at the time, StarToons was recovering from financial troubles and couldn’t fully animate until season 5.
Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Tom Ruegger, Intern
Wakko Warner, Nicholas Hollander
Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Prunella Flundergust, Mary Poppins
Slappy Squirrel, Ricola, Herself
Chicken Boo, Thaddeus Plotz, Ralph T. Guard, Ricola's Dad, Peter Hastings
Captain von Trapp (uncredited)
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: (SCREAMING) RUSH LIMBAUGH'S ON YOUR SOFA! (SCREAMING) Just kidding. [laugh]
This stinger is a redubbed version of the "Horrible Bug on Your Shoulder" stinger.
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 / Film Projector Transition / 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 / Cold Ending • 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)