Papers for Papa/Amazing Gladiators/Pinky and the Ralph is 88th episode of the original Animaniacs, as the 6th episode of the show's 4th season.
It originally aired on October 19, 1996.
Animation by Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.
Flavio Hippo stars in various ads for different products. These include:
- Choco-Dot Candies (Cold Open)
- Soak Soda (Right after the theme song)
- "Working Out" (Right after "Papers for Papa")
Dot: Quiche lorrainey...
Papers for Papa
Animation by Akom Film Production
The Warners deliver office supplies to Ernest Hemingway just as he has sworn off of writing due to a bad case of writer's block.
- Pinky and the Brain make a cameo appearance. Brain is wearing his outfit from the spin-off series pilot episode; "Das Mouse."
- Hemmingway's scrapped Blue Figs and Yam writing is a parody of Green Eggs and Ham.
- The puppet show Hemmingway watches is a parody of Lamb Chop.
Animation by Wang Film Production
- Story by Richard Daskas
- Written by Herb Moore, Andrew Austin, John Over and Kevin Franks
- Directed by Al Zegler
- This is the first full Hip Hippos cartoon since season 1's "Can't Buy a Thrill." They have one more solo cartoon remaining after this.
- This cartoon is a parody of the competition program American Gladiators
Animation by Wang
- In some syndicated airings, the line "Coming Soon to the Kids' WB!" is removed but it occasionally re-appears (such as on Hub Network). Additionally, the line is kept intact on all home and streaming releases.
- This cartoon marks the only time the extended version of the Pinky and the Brain theme can be heard on Animaniacs. It plays in the background as an instrumental for this cartoon.
- The French national anthem
- Row Row Row Your Boat
- Carmen's Toreador Song by Georges Bizet
|Rob Paulsen||Yakko Warner, Pinky|
|Jess Harnell||Wakko Warner, Pie Eating Man|
|Tress MacNeille||Dot Warner, Marita Hippo, Shari Lewis, Lamb Chop, Mrs. Peterson|
|Frank Welker||Flavio Hippo, Ralph T. Guard, Narrator|
|Jeff Glen Bennett||Ernest Hemmingway|
|Jim Cummings||Announcer, Cannonball Peterson, Butler|
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Sayonara! (redubbed "Ciaoabunga" stinger)