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Cuite and the Beast/Boo Happens/Noel is the 84th episode of the original Animaniacs, and is the 2nd episode of the show's 4th season. It originally aired on September 7, 1996.

All segments in this episode are animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha.

Theme Song (extended)


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Pinky and the Brainy...


Cutie and the Beast



The Warners star in a parody of the classic Disney film with Taz the Tasmanian Devil in the role of the Beast. Contains an introductory sequence of outtakes where Dot gets her full name wrong several times.




  • The off-screen director in the opening bloopers is voiced by casting director and voice director Andrea Romano.
  • In one of the bloopers, after Dot messes up her name again, she asks Yakko to say it, which he does perfectly. Dot replies with, "Oh, thank you, Mr. United States Canada Mexico Panama! Big whoop!" Those are, of course, the first four countries of "Yakko's World."
  • This is the only cartoon in the original Animaniacs to get bleeped, albeit as part of a gag where Dot swears after flubbing her long name.
  • Pinky and the Brain cameo wearing their costumes from "Spellbound."
  • When Taz appears, the theme music from Taz-Mania is heard.
  • The Warners reprise the "Do the funny thing that you do" routine, which was first seen in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode segment "It's All Relatives" from the episode "Pledge Week."
  • When aired on Nickelodeon, the scene where Yakko and Wakko ask Taz to "do the funny thing that you do" was cut. However, the punchline with Taz blowing a raspberry and Yakko and Wakko saying "That's the funny thing!" was left in.


Boo Happens



Chicken Boo stars in a shot-for-shot parody of the film Forrest Gump as Forrest Boo. We learn that he has lead an extraordinary life. First, we see that he had a successful career in college football; which leads him to meet the president. Next, he becomes a hero while serving his country in wartime, leading to him meeting the president once more.

After this, he plays competitive ping-pong for the U.S. army in games against China. This leads him to meet the president... again. After this, he is taken to an anti-war rally to speak to an audience of hippies. When the lead speaker accidentally knocks Boo's costume off after giving him a pat on the back, his true avian nature is revealed. The now violent hippies then turn on Boo and attack him, chasing him into the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool.



  • A running gag throughout this cartoon is that each of the presidents deny the obvious signs that Boo is a chicken, instead further bantering with and praising him. What ends up doing Boo in is a pat-on-the-back at the rally just after a lone hippie deduces that he is a chicken.
  • When Richard Nixon says that Boo is "Not a cluck," he says it exactly like his own "I am not a crook" speech during a press conference amid charges related to the Watergate scandal.
  • Much of the hippie designs originated from "Woodstock Slappy."
  • The original closing line of the Chicken Boo theme song returns in this cartoon and remains intact for other Boo cartoons for the rest of the series.

Allusions to Forrest Gump

  • This cartoon, of course, is a parody of the 1994 comedy-drama Forrest Gump.
  • The title is a parody of a phrase Forrest supposedly immortalized during his marathon around the country: "Poop Happens."
  • Jeff Bennett narrates this cartoon doing an impression of Tom Hanks' portrayal of Gump , echoing how Gump himself narrated his movie.
  • The opening of this cartoon is a recreation of the film's own intro, with the same type of feather flying in the breeze.
  • The phrase "Life is like a box of bird seed, sometimes it gets stuck in your craw" parodies the film's "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get," which was spoken to Gump by his mother.
  • When conveying what Boo said, John F. Kennedy remarks, "I do believe he said, 'buck-bacaw'." In the original movie, he quips, "I do believe he [Forrest] said he had to go pee."
  • Boo's grand unmasking is a parody of the scene where Gump reunites with his love-interest Jenny Curran at the 1967 March on the Pentagon. Him being chased into the reflecting pool parodies Gump running after Jenny into the pool.
  • In the original film, the March on the Pentagon sequence occurred as it did in real-time, a few years before Nixon's presidency. In this cartoon, it occurs after the Nixon sequence. This may not be an error, as though it is modeled after the March on the Pentagon sequence, it is most likely another protest event entirely.




The Warners do a rather bizarre parody of the Christmas carol "The First Noel".




  • The blond sailor bares a striking resemblance to Lucky Bob from Histeria!, which premiered two years later. Both characters were caricatures of Tiny Toons crew member Dan McQ.
  • Captain Ahab returns from "Moby or Not Moby."

Cold Ending

Cold Ending Cover


After the Warners bid everyone goodnight, the credits roll and, a la Mystery Science Theatre 3000, they make cracks at all the people listed in the credits, including their own voice actors. To the siblings' horror, it turns out that their mics were on the whole time ("Uh-oh!")

Gag Credits

  • Names By Our Parents
  • Reading small print can lead to eye strain. Visit your optometrist regularly. And for that matter, don't forget to go to the dentist at least every six months. If not, you might get cavities or gingivitis or nasty gum disease. As for me, I've got a toothache right now that's killing me, so don't make the mistake I did. See a dentist! (And try using some mouth wash now & then, okay?) And remember to brush after every meal, and floss once a day.
  • This has been ANIMANIACS episode #84. Upcoming are episodes #85, #86, #87, #88, and #89. And don't forget about show #90! Another good show you can look forward to is show #91! If you'd like even more episodes of ANIMANIACS, write to Jamie Kellner, c/o KIDS' WB and say "We want more ANIMANIACS. His home phone # is [REDACTED].


  • This is the final original Animaniacs segment to be animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha.[note 1] TMS' final contribution to the franchise would be the movie Wakko's Wish, 3 years later.
  • This is the second time where the Water Tower doesn't appear in the credits sequence, with the first instance being the previous episode. However, this is the third overall credits sequence to feature an alternate location, counting episode 28 (which features a park setting in addition to the tower itself).
  • Another title for this segment is "Cold Ending #1."[1]
  • In some syndicated airings, the part where Dot asks Yakko about turning off the mics is not shown, and instead they say, "Uh-oh!" after Wakko says, "Sue me!" and Dot says, "She will."
  • When the credits begin rolling, Yakko comments that he's "got a headache this big, and it's got 'Warner Bros.' written all over it!" This is a reference to a catchphrase for Excedrin commercials: "I've got a headache this big and it's got 'Excedrin' written all over it." This catchphrase was previously referenced by Dr. Scratchansniff in "Taming of the Screwy."


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Henry Kissinger, Hippie 1
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, The Prince, Richard Nixon, General, Hippie 2
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Villagers
Jim Cummings Taz, Narrator (Cutie and the Beast)
Frank Welker Chicken Boo, Captain Ahab
Jeff Glenn Bennett Narrator (Boo Happens), JFK, LBJ
Andrea Romano The Director
Julie Bernstein Singing Mother


  1. The very special opening from episode 99 utilizes animation by TMS originally intended for episode 35 that went unused in most of that earlier episode's prints.


List of Animaniacs (Original Series) 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 / Les Boutons 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 3)The 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 Dot2001 Parody 1 / Soccer Coach Slappy 2001 Parody 2 / 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
Moosage 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 1Part 2)
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 / Transition: Very Special Opening / The Animaniacs Suite)