Animaniacs Episode 89
Air date: 2 Nov. 1996
Season: 4
Variable verse: Yakko: Lake Champlainy...
Gag credit(s): If You Can't Say Something Nice
We'd Rather Not Hear About It
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Gesundheit!
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Theme Song


Last line

Yakko: "Lake Champlain-y..."

Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner


Written by Tom Minton and Paul Rugg
Directed by Audu Paden

Animation by Akom Film Production


A documentarian presents ten short films documenting events in the life of Wakko Warner.

1. "Lunch With Steven"

Wakko has lunch with Steven Spielberg, who doesn't make an appearance but instead speaks though a intercom.

2. "Volunteerism"

Wakko volunteers at Nanaland Retirement Home, allowing the residents to pet him like a cat.

3. "Wakko Plays Golf with Benny Hill"

Wakko and Benny Hill engage in golf-themed slapstick before chasing after Hello Nurse and Hill's co-star Henry McGee. A soundalike tune to the Benny Hill theme "Yakety Sax" plays in the background.

4. "Alone Time"

Wakko naps on a worn-out couch.

5. "My Dinner with Wakko"

Wakko eats dinner with Dr. Scratchansniff at a fancy restaurant. The Doctor tells Wakko about his visit to the Mayan ruins, which Wakko finds less than interesting.

Dr. Scratchansniff's sculpture of bread and mashed potatoes may be a reference to Spielberg's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, in which aliens compel the main character to build a sculpture of a mesa.

6. Rehearsing with Martha Graham

Wakko consults dancer Martha Graham in preparation for an upcoming cartoon. He finds her advice unhelpful.

7. Staring at the Camera

Wakko stares at the camera for about ten seconds.

8. A Big Duet

Wakko sings a duet version of "Pop! Goes the Weasel" with Frank Sinatra.

9. The Dollar Store

Wakko visits a large dollar store and annoys the cashier by repeatedly asking how much items cost. When the cashier tells him that everything costs a dollar, Wakko buys everything in the store for just one dollar.

10. That's Enough of That

Wakko tires of the documentary crew following him around and filming. When he asks them to leave, the director assumes Wakko is joking and continues shooting. In the end, Wakko smashes the camera with a small mallet and the episode ends with "FIN."


  • This series of shorts serves as another example of Yakko and Dot not appearing in their own series, like Ups and Downs.
  • The engineer in "A Big Duet" is a caricature of the show's recording engineer Harry Andronis. The conductor is a caricature of the show's composer Richard Stone.
  • The ending scene of "Rehearsing with Martha Graham" was cut out from the Nicktoons version of this episode.

No Time for Love

No Time For Love

Written by Marlowe Weisman and Laraine Arkow
Directed by Audu Paden

Animation by Akom


In this miscellaneous cartoon, a cuckoo clock bird falls in love with a real canary and tries to get around the fact that he's bolted to the clock to be with her.


  • The theme song of the Little Bird from "My Mother the Squirrel" plays in this episode's opening credits.
  • The canary is a yellow recolor of Carloota from "West Side Pigeons."
  • The cartoon's plot is similar to that of the Noveltoons short "The Bored Cuckoo" produced by Famous Studios in 1948.

The Boo Network

The Boo Network

Story by John Dubiel
Directed by Charles Visser

Animation by Wang Film Production


Thaddeus Plotz hires Chicken Boo as the new head of programming for the WB Network.


  • Chicken Boo's launched shows are parodies of 60 Minutes, The X-Files, The Wonderful World of Disney and Melrose Place.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Dr. Scratchansniff, Pomme de Terre, Mr. Johnson, Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Frank Sinatra
Tress MacNeille Edith, Martha Graham
Frank Welker Chicken Boo, Thaddeus Plotz, Steven Spielberg, Cuckoo Bird, Canary
Jeff Glen Bennett Mitch, Harry Andronis
Maurice LaMarche Conductor, Wakko's Burps

Gag Credits

Show #89

If You Can't Say Something Nice

We'd Rather Not Hear About It


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Gesundheit!

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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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