Animaniacs Episode 78
Air date: November 18, 1995
Season: 3
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Meet Mark Twainy...
Gag credit(s): Scratchansniff's Head
Was That Thing Lumpy Or What?
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: AAAAAHHHH!!!! RUSH LIMBAUGH'S ON YOUR SOFA!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! Just kidding. [laugh]
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Theme Song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Meet Mark Twainy...

The Sound of Warners (406-680)


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Alfred Gimeno and Charles Visser

Animation by Wang Film Production


In this parody of The Sound of Music, the Warners get a new extremely nice singing nanny named Prunela Flundergust.


  • 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, Prunela Flundergust is a parody of Julie Andrews' character "Maria".
  • Yakko does the longest "Uhh..." of the show.
  • In the end, there's a reference of another Julie Andrews' character named "Mary Poppins"
  • In this episode, it is revealed that the Warners don't use their force or trickery when a person being nice and kind to them, 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 Mr. Gingrich".
  • This is the only Warner episode where it switches animation. Wang did most of it, while Akom did the segment where the dad and daughter are watching the episode.
  • 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”.

Yabba Dabba Boo


Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Jon McClenahan and Rusty Mills

Animation by Wang Film Production with additional work by StarToons


Chicken Boo plays a script doctor for the Flintstones movie.


  • The Chicken Boo theme song 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."
  • 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.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Tom Ruegger, Intern
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Nicholas Hollander
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Prunella Flundergust, Mary Poppins
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel, Ricola, Herself
Frank Welker Chicken Boo, Thaddeus Plotz, Ralph T. Guard, Ricola's Dad, Peter Hastings
Paul Rugg Captain von Trapp (uncredited)

Gag Credits

This is Episode #78.

Scratchansniff's Head

Was That Thing Lumpy Or What?


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: AAAAAHHHH!!!! RUSH LIMBAUGH'S ON YOUR SOFA!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! Just kidding. [laugh]


  • This stinger is a redubbed version of the "Horrible Bug on Your Shoulder" stinger.
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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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