Episode 79: My Mother the Squirrel/The Party/Oh Say Can You See?/The Twelve Days of Christmas Song
Yakko: "Presidential campaign-y..."
Our Version Of History
Is The Correct One
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: "AAAAAHHHH!!!! NEWT GINGRICH IS RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! Just kidding." *laugh* My Mother the Squirrel/The Party/Oh Say Can You See?/The Twelve Days of Christmas Song is the 79th episode of the original . It originally aired on January 27, 1996 ( Animaniacs See below).
Every segment in this episode was animated by
Wang Film Production.
: "Presidential campaign-y..." Yakko
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.
The Warners invite everyone they know for a fancy party, including
Thaddeus Plotz, who is under the impression that Steven Spielberg will be there.
Paul Rugg Directed by Charles Visser
This segment originally aired as part of
on December 31, 1995. The WB's New Year's Eve Bash 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). 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 seems to creep-out them. A similar gag would later be used in the cartoon " Pinky and the Brain The Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo." 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 better 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. 
As noted above, "The Party" originally aired as part of
on December 31, 1995.
The WB's New Year's Eve Bash 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.
Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff
Dot Warner, Frau Hassenfeffer, Joanne
Little Blue Bird
Thaddeus Plotz, Ralph T. Guard, Ralph's Wife, Narrator, Francis Scott Key, British Crewmen
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"
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