Animaniacs Episode 81
Air date: 3 Feb. 1996
Season: 3
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Bowling laney...
Gag credit(s): Wakko's Head Apparel By
Mr. Lucky Of Tarzana
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Bon soir!
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Every segment in this episode was animated by Wang Film Production

2001 Parody 1

The Warners parody scenes from the first act of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Theme Song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Bowling laney...

Soccer Coach Slappy


Written by Nick DuBois
Directed by Jon McCLenahan and Rusty Mills


Slappy acts as the coach for Skippy's soccer team. However, Skippy keeps getting hit in the face with the ball.


  • Skippy quotes "Of Fox and Hounds," a 1940 Tex Avery cartoon, after being hit in the face with the ball.
  • This is the first Slappy segment since season 2 to use the original intro.
  • Legendary boxer-turned-inventor George Foreman is referenced twice in this episide. On the second reference, Skippy calls Slappy by Foreman's name.

2001 Parody 2

The Warners do another 2001 parody as a transition. Wakko spacewalks in the iconic spacesuits after Yakko and Dot pilot the round shuttle.


  • The sound when the spaceship's top door is open would eventually be heavily reused in SpongeBob SquarePants.

Belly Button Blues


Written by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Liz Holzman


Katie Ka-Boom's family does not approve of her attire because her belly button is fully visible.


  • Unlike other Katie Ka-Boom cartoons, we see a full-body shadow silhouette of Katie in the title instead of an explosion background.

Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise


Written by Gordon Bressack and Charles M. Howell IV
Directed by Charles Visser


In the third 2001 parody of the episode, the Warners attempt to shut down a HAL 9000-like robot on their spaceship.


  • The AL-5000 is actually Al Gore, Bill Clinton's Vice President.

Valuable Lesson


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Charle Visser


The censors of the WB network pay the Warners a visit. It turns out the execs disapprove of the amount of violence in Animaniacs. Meanwhile, Attila the Hun, whom the Warners were tormenting before they were interrupted, goes after them.


  • The Warners are shown footage of a show called The Snugglers, a parody of The Smurfs.
  • The security guard in the network building's lobby is a caricature of Don Knotts.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Katie's Dad, Boy Snuggler
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Cab Driver
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Female Censor, Little Girl
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Laura Mooney Katie Ka-Boom
Jim Cummings Atilla the Hun, Grampazoid Snuggler, Doctor
Justin Garms Tinker
Jeff Glen Bennett Burt, AL 5000, Al Gore, Don Knotts, Little Boy, Baloney, Male Censor
Frank Welker Announcer
Mary Gross Katie's Mom

Gag Credits

This is Episode #81

Wakko's Head Apparel By

Mr. Lucky Of Tarzana


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Bon soir!

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List of Animaniacs Episodes
Season 1
De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon; Yakko's World/Cookies for Einstein/Win Big; H.M.S. Yakko/Slappy Goes Walnuts/Yakko's Universe; Hooked on a Ceiling/Goodfeathers: The Beginning; Taming Of The Screwy; Temporary Insanity/Operation: Lollipop/What are We?; Piano Rag/When 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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