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Wakko's 2-Note Song/Panama Canal/Hello Nurse/The Ballad of Magellan/The Return of the Great Wakkorotti/The Big Wrap Party Tonight is the 82nd episode of the original Animaniacs, and is the 13th and final episode of the show's third season. It originally premiered on February 3, 1996 (See below).

Theme Song (Extended)

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Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Pinky and the Brain-y...

Notes

  • An extended version of the theme is seen with an instrumental break and montage of clips from the show.
  • In the Animaniacs soundtrack, the line used in the extended intro was "While Bill Clinton plays the sax". In this episode, the line was the usual Kids' WB!-era "We pay tons of income tax!"
  • The Pinky and the Brain footage and line return.

Wakko's 2-Note Song

Animation by Wang Film Production

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Plot

Wakko writes a song with only two notes while playing the accordion, which, at first, Dr. Scratchansniff does not consider music, but then begins to get into it.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • This is the third cartoon to be made in letterbox format, after "I'm Mad", "Variety Speak", and before the 4th segment of this episode.
  • This is probably a reference to C Jam blues by Duke Ellington, which starts with a 2-note piano solo.

Panama Canal

Animation by Wang

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Plot

To the tune of "Erie Canal", Yakko sings all about riding his ship on the Panama Canal.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • This is the third segment to not feature any spoken dialogue.
  • Pinky and the Brain make a cameo in their submarine, referencing their spin-off's pilot episode, "Das Mouse."

Hello Nurse

Animation by Akom Film Production

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Plot

Wakko and Yakko sing all about one of their favorite ladies, Hello Nurse.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • Wakko sings that Hello Nurse has an IQ of 157, but in Wakko's Wish, she says that she has an IQ of 192.
  • Wakko sings that he is seven, but that could just be him trying rhyme "heaven." Tom Ruegger states that he's actually eleven years old; "eleven" had too many syllables to fit the beat of the song.
  • Dot only appears at the very beginning when she asks a mirror "Who is the fairest to one of all?" before Yakko and Wakko pop in and say "Helloooo, Nurse!", enraging her right before the song starts.
    • The bedroom that Dot is in resembles Katie Kaboom's bedroom seen in the intro
  • At the very end the closing iris was in shape of a heart, causing the screen to go black. In the second sing-along tape Mostly in Toon, the heart iris transitions to the third and final part of All the Words in the English Language.

The Ballad of Magellan

Animation by Wang

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Plot

To the tune of "Git Along, Little Dogies," Yakko and his siblings harmonize about the famous Portuguese explorer, Magellan and his failed search for the East Indies.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • This is the fourth Animaniacs cartoon made in letterbox.
  • The Warners recognize Argentina from a billboard reading "Coming Soon, Evita", a reference to the stage musical (and film) about former first lady Eva Perón.

The Return of the Great Wakkorotti

Animation by Wang

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Plot

The Great Wakkorotti comes down with laryngitis and is unable to belch, so instead, accompanied by the Animaniacs orchestra (consisting of various recurring characters of the show), he hand farts "The Chinese Tea Dance" from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky.

Crew

Trivia

  • This is the final Great Wakkorotti cartoon.

The Big Wrap Party Tonight

Animation by Wang

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Plot

As the season comes to a close, the Warners hold a big wrap party in the water tower and they sing about who is at the party, with many cameos aplenty.

Crew

  • Written by Tom Ruegger
  • Directed by Jon McClenahan

Trivia

  • A variation of this segment was titled "The New Year's Party Tonight" and aired as part of The WB's New Year's Eve Bash on December 31, 1995, with the lyrics redubbed accordingly.
  • Along with the entire Animaniacs cast, creator Tom Ruegger, writer Paul Rugg, and Freakazoid can be seen waiting in line at the beginning. Henny Youngman's rooster likeness from Tiny Toons can be seen with Slappy. And let's not forget the entire cast of Tiny Toons, especially Buster, Babs and Plucky shaking hands with the Warners.
  • Other celebrity cameos include Alan Alda, Sharon Stone, Robert Zemeckis, Tom Selleck, Whoopi Goldberg, Batman, Mr. Director, Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando (as the Godfather), Bob Hope, William Shatner (as Captain Kirk), Alfred Hitchcock, Dustin Hoffman, Cher, Jay Leno, David Letterman, the Beast (without Beauty), Mel Gibson (sitting next to Dot, of course), Elmer Fudd, James Dean, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Geena Davis, Steven Spielberg, Mr. T., Brendan Fraser, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, and Bea Arthur.
  • Most of the Animaniacs cast appears in this song.
  • Ruegger says he based this song off of the Cab Calloway song "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House."
  • This is the first time Katie Ka-Boom and Colin appear in a segment other than one of their own. They later appear in "Macadamia Nut," "Hooray for North Hollywood (Part 2)," "The Scoring Session," and Wakko's Wish.

Production Notes

  • All of the cartoons in this episode originally aired on February 3, 1996 under episode "H5" of the show's hour long blocks. The cartoons were combined with "U.N. Me," "A Quake! A Quake!," "What Are We?," "Nutcracker Slappy", "The Planets," "The Warner's Lot Song," "I'm Cute," and "I'm Mad." The standard half-hour format would begin running later in 1996.
    • Additionally, a variation of "The Big Wrap Party Tonight" segment titled "The New Year's Party Tonight" aired as part of The WB's New Year's Eve Bash on December 31, 1995, with the lyrics redubbed accordingly.
  • This episode:
    • has the longest title of any Animaniacs episode, with a total of 192 characters.
    • has the most segements of any Animanaics episode, with a total of six segments.
    • is the only Animaniacs episode to be entirely music themed.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Pinky, Magellan
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz
Maurice LaMarche Announcer, The Brain, Squit

Stinger

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Farewell!

Trivia

  • This is a redubbed version of the "Flamiel!" stinger.


List of Animaniacs 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 / Le Bouton 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 3The 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 DotSoccer Coach Slappy / 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
Message 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 IPart II)
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 / The Animaniacs Suite)
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