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My Mother the Squirrel/The Party/Oh Say Can You See?/The Twelve Days of Christmas Song is the 79th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on January 27, 1996 (See below).

Every segment in this episode was animated by Wang Film Production.

Theme Song


Last line

Yakko: "Presidential campaign-y..."

My Mother the Squirrel



Little Blue Bird from the cartoon "Wild Blue Yonder" returns, only this time, he mistakes Slappy for his mother.



  • Wakko makes a cameo while Skippy utters Yakko's catchphrase "Goodnight everybody!" at some point in this segment.
  • The title is a parody of the 1960's sitcom My Mother the Car.
  • This episode is based off of are you my mother by P. D. Eastman.

The Party



The Warners invite everyone they know for a fancy party, including Thaddeus Plotz, who is under the impression that Steven Spielberg will be there.


  • Written by Paul Rugg
  • Directed by Charles Visser


  • This segment originally aired as part of The WB's New Year's Eve Bash on December 31, 1995.
  • The episode title shares the same name as the episode title in three shows: Robot and Monster, The Amazing World of Gumball, and That's So Raven (albeit pluralized).
  • Dr. Scratchansniff is shown having a psychiatric meeting with Willie Slackmer, a parody of actor William Shatner from Karaoke-Dokie. Slackmer describes his issues getting along with his co-stars, something Shatner was infamous for during his time on the original Star Trek series.
  • Paul Rugg makes a cameo in a visual gag. Plotz reminds the Warners he told them not to sneak up on him, to which Yakko replies: "Yeah, but you never told the writers." The scene then cuts to Rugg explaining what the audience just saw to the other writer and they both howl with laughter.
  • Plotz's date to the party is comedienne Jo Anne Worley, best known for her work on the sketch comedy series Rowan and Martin's Laugh-Inn (1968-1973).
  • While trying to find a date for the party, Plotz attempts to ask out actress and model Connie Sellecca (who is married to John Tesh), singer Minnie Riperton (who passed away in 1979), tennis player Evonne Goolagong and convicted criminal Lynette "Squeakie" Fromme.
  • Steven Puttner, the fictional Animaniacs fan from the segment "Please Please Please Get A Life Foundation" is who the guest of honor turns out to be.
  • A running gag in this cartoon is for the guests to say hi to Christopher Walken, who terrifies them. A similar gag would later be used in the Pinky and the Brain cartoon "The Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo" as well as an episode of Histeria!.
  • The song Wakko belches is Las Chiapanecas.

Oh Say Can You See?



The Flame returns to witness Francis Scott Key write the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry," which would later be known as the lyrics to the American national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".



The Twelve Days of Christmas



Little Blue Bird performs at the Hollywood Bowl with the Animaniacs orchestra to sing his own spin on the classic Christmas carol.


  • Adapted by Tom Ruegger
  • Directed by Charles Visser



  • This cartoon was inspired by a Christmas carol that Cody Ruegger learned from school and performed for his father, Tom. He loved it so much that he worked it into this episode.[1]

Production Notes

  • As noted above, "The Party" originally aired as part of The WB's New Year's Eve Bash on December 31, 1995.
  • This is the only episode where all three of Tom Ruegger's sons provide their voices. Nathan, of course, voices Skippy; Luke voices the Flame; and Cody voices Little Blue Bird.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Frau Hassenfeffer, Joanne
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Luke Ruegger The Flame
Cody Ruegger Little Blue Bird
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz, Ralph T. Guard, Ralph's Wife, Narrator, Francis Scott Key, British Crewmen
Maurice LaMarche William Shatner, Wakko's Burps
Jeff Glen Bennett Steven Puttner, Christopher Walken


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: AAAHHH!! NEWT GINGRICH IS RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!! AAAHHH!! Just kidding. [laugh]


  • This stinger is a redubbed version of the "Horrible Bug on Your Shoulder" stinger.
  • This stinger also references Newt Gingrich, a conservative political figure and the subject of a deleted musical episode called "Dear Mister Gingrich"


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)