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The Sound of Warners/Yabba Dabba Boo is the 78th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on November 18, 1995. Both cartoons in this episode were animated by Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd..

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

The Sound of Warners



In this parody of The Sound of Music, the Warners get a new, extremely nice singing nanny named Prunella Flundergust, which unfortunately, they find her to incredibly unbearable and want her out of their lives.




  • Tress MacNeille did five voice roles in this episode: Dot, Hello Nurse, Prunella Flunderglust, Mary Poppins and the Von Trapp's previous nanny.
  • The Maul from "Survey Ladies" can be seen in the opening panoramic shot.
  • 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."
  • Since this is a parody of The Sound of Music, Prunella Flundergust is a parody of Julie Andrews' character "Maria von Trapp."
  • Prunella addresses the Warners as Dit (Dot), Wikky (Wakko), and Petey-Pie (Yakko)
  • Yakko does the longest "Uhh..." of the show in this episode.
  • Dr. Scratchansniff makes a callback to the segment "Potty Emergency" after Wakko calls him out for telling a bad joke about "nature calling."
  • In this episode, it is revealed that the Warners don't use their force or trickery when a person is being nice, kind, and polite to them; especially people who annoy them by doing that. Only when one is mean or rude to the Warners or to other people will the siblings fight back. Slappy Squirrel on the other hand...
  • Dot's mumbling of "Newt Gingrich" in her sleep is a reference to a deleted song from episode 77 called "Dear Mister Gingrich."
  • When the Warners are sleeping, Yakko can be heard having a nightmare about flubbing the lyrics to "Yakko's World".
  • When Prunella visits the tower at night, Dot snaps at her to go bug the kids on Goof Troop (which also stars Rob Paulsen as Pete's son, PJ).
  • Initially, Slappy was charging the Warners to help them to get rid of Prunella for them until she met Prunella herself. This made her decide to get rid of her for free because she too finds Prunella extremely unbearable, and it would be a pleasure getting rid of her.
  • Prunella later becomes the nanny of the von Trapp family in Austria when Slappy blasted her away. She arrives immediately after the Von Trapp family's previous nanny recently quits.
  • 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 Prunella away.

Yabba Dabba Boo



Chicken Boo plays a script doctor for the Flintstones movie. Everything is going great and the crew is accepting of his ideas (save for one skeptical writer). However, when a man arrives bearing chicken products for lunch, Boo gets scared and reveals himself as a chicken as his disguise falls off. The staff then kicks him out in anger, and Boo once more walks off into the sunset.



  • 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 Deanna Oliver.
  • 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 the first of several cartoons that StarToons storyboarded with Wang animating. This is because at the time, StarToons was recovering from financial troubles and staff shortages. Barring leftover Randy Beaman segments from the Fox Kids days, StarToons would later return to animating new material for the series full-time with episode 92.[1]
  • It's implied here that Chicken Boo's reason for disguising himself as a human is because he is afraid of being eaten.


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
Frank Welker Chicken Boo, Thaddeus Plotz, Ralph T. Guard, Ricola's Dad, Peter Hastings
Paul Rugg 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 (Original Series) 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 / Film Projector Transition / 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 / Les Boutons 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 3)The 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 Dot2001 Parody 1 / Soccer Coach Slappy 2001 Parody 2 / 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 / Cold EndingAnimani-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
Moosage 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 1Part 2)
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 / Transition: Very Special Opening / The Animaniacs Suite)