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)
- 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
- 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.
Animation by Wang
- 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."
Animation by Akom Film Production
- Music and lyrics by Randy Rogel
- Directed by Audu Paden
- 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.
Animation by Wang
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.
- 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
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.
- This is the final Great Wakkorotti cartoon.
Animation by Wang
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.
- Written by Tom Ruegger
- Directed by Jon McClenahan
- 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.
- 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.
|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|
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Farewell!
- This is a redubbed version of the "Flamiel!" stinger.