Animaniacs Episode 7
Air date: 21 Sep. 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Dot: Here's the show's namey...
Gag credit(s): Jeep Driver-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Goodbye, nurse!
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Newsreel of the Stars


See Episode 1: De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon

Theme Song


Variable Line

Dot: Here's the show's name-y...

Tower Escape

We hear the sound of a toilet flushing. As we pan down on the tower, a small door unscrews itself with water coming out of each hole. As the door opens, we see the Warners in scuba gear running out of the tower.

Piano Rag (406-712)


Written by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Michael Gerard

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


Dr. Scratchansniff, Ralph, and Hello Nurse are chasing the Warners. The Warners decided to hide in, and rudely disrupt, a piano recital.


Yakko Warner, Wakko Warner, Dot Warner, Ralph the Guard, Hello Nurse, Dr. Scratchansniff, Tympannini, Rita (walk-through), Runt (walk-through)


  • According to composer Steve Bernstein, the piano concerto was written after the animation was all done, making it more difficult to compose.


(After Tympannini breaks his piano, the Warners hold up lit matches like a rock concert)
Yakko: Very Pete Townsend-esque.
Dot: Who?
Wakko: Exactly.
The Warners: WHO! WHO! WHO! WHO! WHO!
Wakko: (to Tympannini) Hey, mister! Pull a rabbit of your pants!
Dr. Scratchansniff: Hmph. Your mother used Pampers.
Yakko: Goodbye, nurse!
Ralph: (To Yakko) Duh, got ya!
Yakko: (To Ralph) Duh, not!


When Rita Met Runt

When Rita Mets Runt is the first episode of Rita and Runt.


Written by Sherri Stoner
Directed by Michael Gerard

Animation by Freelance Animators, Ltd.


Rita, an independent and aloof cat, is given to the city pound by her owner, a woman who recently went through a break-up. Runt, a rather stupid dog, is also thrown in the pound by his owner, after belonging to a family and causing loads of trouble for them. The cat and dog are put in different cells next to each other. Since they can't see each other, they both think that the other one is the same species as them.

No one adopts Rita and Runt and they feel their luck begin to fade as they'd be put to sleep if no one wants them. Rita sings of the woes she suffered as a house cat, and how when she was a kitten she was adored and pampered, only to later be held in disregard as she grew older and got less cute. She is about to escape through a window when the thought of leaving Runt behind plays on her mind, especially when Runt wants her to come back. When Rita unlocks Runt’s cell, she horrifically realises that he is a dog, but Runt still thinks Rita is also a dog. When Rita mentions cats, Runt shows how he hates them by acting aggressively.

Runt carries Rita out the pound and down the dark street. Rita tries to make out that she'll eventually part ways with Runt when they find homes each, but the dog is ignorant to this and soon becomes too busy playing and running down the road, carrying his appalled new friend on his back.




  • Runt's voice is modelled after Dustin Hoffman's character in Rain Man.
  • When the rich lady is looking for a pet, she adopts a mouse that looks like Jerry from 'Tom and Jerry'.
  • The Warners are seen dancing outside the pound with umbrellas in a parody of the title song from Singin' in the Rain.

Chase Ending

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

The Warners get back up to the Water Tower using a barber chair. When Ralph pulls the lever, a sandbag falls out of nowhere. The Warners shrug and go back into the tower.

Music By

Richard Stone, Steve Bernstein


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Rita's Owner, Pound Customer
Frank Welker Runt, Ralph T. Guard, Runt's Owner, Pound Worker
John Rhys-Davies Tympannini
Bernadette Peters Rita

Kathryn Page's Credit

Jeep Driver


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Goodbye, nurse!

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List of Animaniacs Episodes
Season 1
De-ZanitizedThe Monkey SongNighty-Night ToonYakko's WorldCookies for EinsteinWin BigH.M.S. YakkoSlappy Goes WalnutsYakko's UniverseHooked on a CeilingGoodfeathers: The BeginningTaming of the ScrewyTemporary InsanityOperation: LollipopWhat are We?Piano RagWhen 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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