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Warner She Wrote/France France Revolution/Gift Rapper is the seventh episode of the Animaniacs reboot.

Synopsis

The Warners investigate a dognapping & accidentally start the French Revolution. Yakko channels Shakespeare to save hip-hop. [1]

Theme Song

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Variable Verse

Dot: Execs must be crazy!

Notes

Warner She Wrote

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

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Plot

The Warners are traveling on a train called the Occident Express around the 1920s, with Yakko as Detective Hercule Yakko. A dog named Gigi is causing havoc around the whole train. While sleeping at night Gigi keeps barking loudly, driving Yakko into rage while the train crashes into a heap of snow and stopped for the night. That morning, Gigi is dognapped by someone. Yakko searches for clues and finds that the owner was soaked with chloroform using Dot's handkerchief. Yakko accuses Dot, but she was using it for magic tricks the night before. Dot accuses Wakko, who was sneaking off last night. Wakko explains that he was just taking a bath, and almost everyone on the train saw him. The Warners search for more clues, and find a letter that says it’s from Gigi, and that she ran away, and is definitely not stuck in the luggage compartment. Yakko finds Gigi in the luggage compartment and discovers that the conductor Margaret dognapped Gigi. Margaret wanted to sell Gigi on the black market, and he tries to murder the Warners. The Warners untie Gigi, and let her attack Margaret. At the train station, Conductor Margaret was arrested for his crime and the Warners reunite Gigi with her owner.

Crew

  • Story by Kathleen Chen and Brian Polk
  • Teleplay by Jess Lacher, Andrew Barbot, and Wellesley Wild
  • Directed by Erik Knutson

Songs

Notes

  • The title "Warner She Wrote" is a spoof on the TV series Murder, She Wrote.
  • The train's name is a parody of the Orient Express, from Murder on the Orient Express.
  • One of the names Yakko goes by in this episode is Hercule Yakko, a nod to the episode of the same name. The Warners also allude to this episode as “having done it before”.
  • While investigating Grand Dame’s room for more evidence, the Warner’s find various objects from different films. Said objects include Rosebud the Sled from Citizen Kane, People Flakes (which is a nod to Soylent Green), Excalibur from The Sword in The Stone, the Holy Grail from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, Norman Bates' mother from Psycho, and the Maltese Falcon.
  • This episode doesn't actually have a title card, instead the credits and title are shown at the start of the episode.

France France Revolution

Animation by Titmouse

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Plot

In 1700’s France, the Warners are peasants searching for some food to eat. The siblings are having no luck until queen Marie Antoinette passes by. Marie accidentally drops some of her cake, which Dot wants to preserve, but her brothers gobble it up. Dot is angry because there is no more cake left for them, but Yakko says if they break into the royal palace, they can get more. The Warners pose as servants to Marie, and while Dot covers her eyes with cucumbers for a beauty spa, Yakko and Wakko eat her cake. Once Marie’s beauty treatment is done, she discovers that the Warners are peasants who have broke in. She kicks them out and then goes back inside to eat more cake. The Warners are placed in stocks in front of the whole village, but they convince the people that they should break into the palace, and eat cake. Once in, Marie is taken with the rest of the cake and falls in the mud. Marie said she just wanted to be loved, and Yakko says that they are so poor, that the peasants couldn't even buy bread, prompting Marie to say her historical phrase "Let them eat cake". The Warners closed the episode by turning it into a game show, and the prize for Marie is for her to be put on house arrest in her palace in Paris till the monarchy is abolished and she will face her eventual execution.

Crew

  • Story by Andrew Barbot
  • Teleplay by Kathleen Chen and Brian Polk
  • Directed by Scott’O Brien and Adriel Garcia

Notes

  • The title “France France Revolution” is a spoof of the video game franchise Dance Dance Revolution.
  • Historically, there hasn't been any evidence that the real Marie Antionette actually said "Let them eat cake," leaving it to be a rumor.

Character Animation By Erika Carvalho

Gift Rapper

Animation by Snipple Animation Studios

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Plot

The Warners make a bed catapult, that leads them into a filming of a music video for the rapper Jay-Pac Le East Tha Rapper (8 Mile). After Jay-Pac says he’s better than Shakespeare, Yakko decides to rap battle with him (Shakespeare Rap). In the end, Yakko wins (Rap Battle). Jay-Pac forms a truce with Yakko, while the DJ turns out to be Pinky and Brain in disguise.

Crew

  • Written by Lucas Crandles and Timothy Nash
  • Directed by Scott’O Brien

Songs

Notes

  • Jay-Pac's name is based off of rappers Chance Tha Rapper, Jay-Z, and the late Tupac.
  • Jay-Pac alludes to Yakko being inspired by Groucho Marx by calling him a “reboot of Groucho Marx”.
  • Pinky makes a reference to Danger Mouse (British cartoon) at the end.
  • Jay-Pac mentions Simba from The Lion King (which parodied the original series' episode The Tiger Prince) during his rap.
  • According to Kyle A. Carrozza, whom partially storyboarded the short, Jay-Pac's line "Shakespeare? He was a sucka MC." was written by him.[3]
  • Elmyra Duff is mentioned in Jay-Pac's diss track to the Warners, saying that Wakko is less likable than her.
    • In addition, both her and Mr. Skullhead were due to make physical cameos but were removed from the final cut. [4]

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Notes

  • This is the first episode of the reboot that doesn’t include a Pinky and the Brain cartoon. The characters do however make a cameo in Gift Rapper.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Grand Dame
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Carlos Alazraqui Margaret, Moose
Melissa Rauch Marie Antoinette
Zeno Robinson Jay-Pac, Defensive Fan #1
Jeff Bennett Louis
Kimberly Brooks Defensive Fan #2
Niki Yang Defensive Fan #3
Nancy McKeon Additional Vocals

Soundtrack

  • Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?
  • Beautiful Dreamer
  • Brahms's Lullaby
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Someone's in the House With Dinah
  • The Bear Went Over the Mountain

References

List of Animaniacs Reboot episodes
Season 1
Jurassic Lark / Suspended Animation (Part I) / Of Mice and Memes / Suspended Animation (Part II)Warners Unbound / How to Brain Your Dragon / Suffragette CityGold Meddlers / Pinko and the Brain / Math-Terpiece Theater: ApplesBun Control / Ex-Mousina / BloopfGood Warner Hunting / No Brainer / Ralph CamThe Cutening / Close Encounters of the Worst Kind / Equal TimeWarner She Wrote / France France Revolution / Gift RapperWhoDonut / Mousechurian Candidate / Starbox and CindyHere Comes Treble / That’s Not the Issue / Future Brain / The Incredible Gnome in People’s MouthsAnima-Nyet / Babysitte's Flub / The Warners' Press ConferencePhantomaniacs / Fear and Laughter in Burbank / Bride of Pinky / Things That Go Bump in the NightA Zit! / 1001 Narfs / Manny ManspreaderHindenburg Cola / Roadent Trip / FLOTUS, FLOTUS, What Do You Know About Us?
Season 2
Rome Sweet Rome / Backwards Pinky / Wakko's Short Shorts: Now LoadingPlease Submit / The Flawed Couple / Everyday SafetyRug of War / Run Pinky Run / The Hamburg TicklerRalph World / My Super Sour Sixteen / How To: Brain Takes Over The WorldThe Warners Are Present / The Pinktator / Know Your ScrollYakko's Big Idea / Mouse Congeniality / Rejected Animaniacs CharactersYakko Amakko / The Longest Word / Happy Narfday / Magna CartoonWakkiver Twist Part One / Plight of Hand / Wakkiver Twist Part TwoWhat Is That? / Mouse Madness / Christopher Columbusted / Fake MedicinesExercise Minute / Reichenbrain Falls / Targeted Ads / BathtimeA Brief History of History / Gerard / The Prisoners' Dilemma / Math-Terpiece Theater: Beach BallsWarner's Ark / The Apology / Narf Over Troubled Water / The Warner's Vault80's Cats / All About the Benjamin / 23 and WB
Season 3
TBA


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