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"The Warner's Lot Song/The Big Candy Store/Bumbie's Mom" is the 8th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired on September 22nd, 1993.

The Warner's Lot Song

Animation by Wang Film Production and TMS

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Plot

The Warners do a parody of the theme song to the 1960s television series, Gilligan's Island.

Songs

Trivia

  • Hello Nurse is given her name in this song.
  • The Professor and Mary Anne, characters from Gilligan's Island, are mentioned.
  • Wang is uncredited for their work in this episode.
  • A brief portion of footage was animated by TMS, and later used in "The Goodbye Song."
  • During the "movie stars" portion of the song, caricatures of Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Cher, and Jack Nicholson can be seen.

Theme Song

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Variable Line

Dot: Here's the show's name-y...

Randy Beaman

Randy

Animation by StarToons

Plot

Colin tells about how Randy Beaman's mother once had a dream she was eating a giant marshmallow.

Trivia

The Big Candy Store

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Animation by StarToons

Plot

The Warners go to Flaxseed's Totality of Candy hoping to steal some candy, but the owner, Flaxseed, will clearly not allow this.

Crew

Songs

Trivia

  • The title is a play on the 1941 Marx Brothers film The Big Store.
  • As Mr. Flaxseed is climbing the ladder, to get to the jar of jelly beans, he passes a mountain goat and an astronaut.
  • Fitting with the candy theme, the music playing at the beginning of the cartoon (following title card) is "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Tchaikovsky's score of The Nutcracker.
  • The Goodfeathers make a cameo at the beginning of the cartoon.
  • Also if you look close to where the Goodfeathers are perched, they are sitting behind a cheese store which has a little sign that reads: "Yes, we will cut the cheese." To cut the cheese is to pass gas.
  • This is the second time that Yakko, Wakko, Dot was getting kicked out, the first seen on Cookies for Einstein.
  • The Warners' song to Flaxseed is a parody of "The Candy Man" from the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
  • The Warners' train imitation was based on a piece of test animation of the Warners made before the series was greenlit.

Randy Beaman

Randy

Animation by StarToons

Plot

Colin returns with a melting ice cream cone to talk about how Randy Beaman's aunt reacted to whatever was licking her feet. As his ice cream melts, he draws a smiley face on it, which disappears. As he attempts to lick it, the ice cream drops to the ground.

Bumbie's Mom

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Animation by StarToons

Plot

Slappy and Skippy are watching the film Bumbie the Dearest Deer. At a pivotal point in the film when the title character's mother gets shot and killed, Skippy is traumatized and begins to cry uncontrollably. To stop his crying, Slappy takes Skippy to New Mexico to meet Vina Walleen, the actress who played Bumbie's mom and long-time friend of Slappy's.

Synopsis

Today, Slappy Squirrel has decided to take her nephew Skippy to watch a parody of the classic animated film Bambi, titled 'Bumbie.'

As the movie progressed, Skippy was enjoying it, until the inevitable scene where Bumbie's mother was killed. This caught Skippy off guard, triggering an emotional breakdown as he began sobbing uncontrollably. Slappy, awakened by the commotion, attempted to comfort Skippy by assuring him that it was just a movie and that Bumbie's mother was not actually dead.

However, Skippy's emotional state did not improve and, in fact, worsened during the scene with the forest fire. Seeing the distressed reaction her nephew, Slappy decides to remove him from the theater, hoping to alleviate his distress.

To help Skippy understand that no one gets hurt in cartoons, she subjects a random dog to slapstick humor, even going so far as dropping a house on him. However, Skippy's tears continued to flow.

Feeling that a more direct approach was needed, Slappy made the impromptu decision to take Skippy to meet Veena, the actress who played Bumbie's mother. Thus, they went to the airport and boarded a plane to New Mexico. On their journey, they happened to see a cameo appearance by Yakko, Wakko, and Dot.

Unfortunately, the flight didn't go smoothly for young Skippy, who began to feel airsick. Slappy, realizing that a distraught, airsick child would not be the best company, asked the cameraperson to cut to the following scene.

Arriving in New Mexico, they headed to meet Veena. Upon meeting the elderly actress, Skippy couldn't initially grasp the fact that she could be Bumbie's mother since she looked so different from her character. Slappy asked Veena to recite one of Bumbie's mother's lines. Upon hearing the familiar words, Skippy finally understood that even though the actress was older, Bumbie's mother was still alive in a sense.

As their day came to a close, Slappy and Skippy settled in for an in-flight movie. However, their choice turned out to be an Old Yeller parody, and when the tear-jerking scene where Old Yellow (The Old Yeller parody) is shot came on, Skippy couldn't help but cry again, much to Slappy's annoyance. This unfortunate circumstance left Slappy wondering if taking Skippy to a movie was ever a good idea.

Crew

  • Written by Sherri Stoner
  • Directed by Jon McClenahan and Barry Caldwell

Songs

Trivia

  • This episode had the working title of "Slappy & Skippy & Bumbi's Mom".
  • Bumbie the Dearest Deer is a parody of the 1942 Disney film Bambi.
  • Sherri Stoner cites her childhood trauma of watching the scene from Bambi where the titular character's mother gets shot as the basis for this episode.
  • When Slappy is awakened by Skippy's crying, she blurts out "Pat, I'd like to buy a vowel!" referencing the game show Wheel of Fortune.
  • Hello Nurse makes a cameo as the flight attendant, and the Warners, naturally, follow her. Slappy replies by stating "That was pointless!"
  • When Slappy and Skippy reach New Mexico, they see Wile E. Coyote chasing the Road Runner. Slappy then demands a stop to the "gratuitous cameos".
  • To make Skippy's laughter sound more genuine, Nathan Ruegger (the voice of Skippy) had his father Tom Ruegger tickle him.
  • At one point, a house falls on a cartoon dog, a parody of a scene from the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.
  • There are many Hanna-Barbera references in this cartoon. Slappy mentions that Vina Walleen dated George Jetson from The Jetsons. Skippy says that Slappy claimed that Magilla Gorilla was a woman. The punchline to Vina's recollection to Slappy is, "So Pebbles says, 'Get your own Bamm-Bamm, lady!'"
  • In a "Here we go again" gag at the end, the squirrels watch Old Yellow, a parody of the film Old Yeller, which is also made by Disney.
  • Regarding Skippy's crying whenever she mentions Bumbie's mom, Slappy remarks "Pavlov would love this kid." This is a reference to Ivan Pavlov, a psychologist known for his experiments of classical conditioning, who was also parodied in a Pinky & the Brain short.
  • Skippy's remark, "That is not Bumbie's mom, she is old!" is possibly inspired by a story in Dennis the Menace. In the comic, Dennis is a fan of Cowboy Bob, a Western star. However, Dennis failed to realize that the Westerns are actually old re-releases. Later, Dennis' parents invite the actor who played Cowboy Bob, now retired, to their party and Dennis believes the man is "Cowboy Bob's grandpa"!
  • A few fourth wall breaks happen in this cartoon. Before Skippy barfs, Slappy turns to the camera and tells the cameraperson to quickly dissolve to the next scene. Then right at the end of the cartoon as Skippy's crying again, Slappy looks at the camera and says "Fade out already, we get the joke!"

Quotes

Hello Nurse: Would you like anything?
Slappy: Perhaps a sedative?
Hello Nurse: Huh? I don't get it.
Slappy: Go away.
Yakko and Wakko: Hello, nurse!
Slappy: That was pointless. (turns to Skippy) How you doin'?
Skippy: I feel air-sick. (burps and is about to barf)
Slappy: (to the camera) Dissolve to the next scene, quick!
Road Runner: (after outsmarting Wile E. Coyote) Beep Beep!
Slappy: Enough with the gratuitous cameos!
Skippy: Bumbie's mom? She's...(cries)
Slappy: Pavlov would love this kid.
Skippy: That's not Bumbie's Mom! She's old!
Slappy: Tactless, yet rude.
Slappy: Fade out, already! We got the joke! [fade out]

Chase Ending

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

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Plot

The Warners get back up to the Water Tower using a catapult. When Ralph uses the catapult, he gets slammed to the ground. The Warners shrug and go back into the tower.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dog
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Bumbie Theme Singer
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Vina Walleen, Bumper, Sister Margaret Marianne June July, Lady Walrus
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Jeff Bennett Mr. Flaxseed
Tanner King Bumbie
Julie Bernstein Singer
Colin Wells Colin
Paul Julian Road Runner (uncredited, archive audio)

Transcript

See here

Sources

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)
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