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WhoDonut/Mousechurian Candidate/Starbox and Cindy is the eighth episode of the Animaniacs reboot.


The Warners hunt a donut thief. Brain creates a perfect FLOTUS. Starbox fails to escape Cindy’s adoring grasp. [1]

Theme Song[]


Variable Verse[]

Yakko: Illegal in Bahrain-ey.


Animation by Titmouse, Inc (Snipple briefly during the 'reprise')

Who Donut Title


Wakko wakes up screaming one morning to find that his donuts have been eaten. Wakko asks if Yakko and Dot ate his donuts, but they were on a blind date with some bats. Wakko notices an ant with a donut crumb, and the Warners follow it to the studio gate, where Ralph is sleeping. Wakko asks if he stole the donuts, but Ralph says he can only eat things shaped like dinosaurs. The Warners then go to Nora Rita Norita, the CEO of Warner Bros. studio. When asking if she stole the donuts, she just laughs hysterically saying that she didn’t take them. The Warners wonder if the donut shop bought back the donuts from someone. At the shop, the worker denies, saying that’s gross. While at the shop, Wakko orders more donuts. Later that evening, when Wakko falls asleep after smashing the television, he sleepwalks, eating his donuts. His siblings notice this, and realizing that Wakko ate the donuts in his sleep. That night, they go on another blind date with the bats, in an upside down cafe.



  • "WhoDonut" is a play on words of “whodunnit”.
  • This is one of the only Warner episodes in Season 1 where it switches animation, particularly in the scene where the Warners go back to the 'beginning', which reuses animation from the Theme Song, which is animated by Snipple. The transition back to Titmouse is noticeable by looking at the Warners' outlines when Yakko berates the cameraman. This also happened during the first episode of the reboot "Suspended Animation: Part One."
  • In the Spanish dub of this episode, the language change gag changes Wakko's language from Spanish to English.
  • This segment marks the second time one or more of the Warners have supposedly died, the first being Dot in Wakko's Wish, the second instance being when Yakko gets electrocuted by Dot's pun gun.
  • For the flashback sequence of Yakko and Dot's dates with the bats; Yakko is sitting across from the male bat and Dot is seated across from the female bat. This suggests that Yakko and Dot are possibly bisexual.
  • The name and plot of the episode is similar to a Dibo the Gift Dragon episode.

Mousechurian Candidate[]

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.



Brain uses a mouse maze to find the smartest mouse to be his First Lady, so he can run for president. When the process is complete, the mouse is now a smart mouse named Julia. After Brain proposes to Julia, and Julia accepts, he begins his campaign. Once the candidates are announced, instead of Brain, it’s Julia. Julia plans to help the country, not try to rule it like Brain wants. As a result at the first debate, Brain turns on his obedience device, that makes Julia completely obedient to Brain. In the midst of the debate, the device malfunctions and Julia runs off crazily. Her opponent Tanya Walsh wins the election, with Brain assuming that Julia has gone back to her primal state. However, Julia is spying on Brain while he plots his next scheme to take over the world.



Starbox and Cindy[]

Animation by Snipple Animation Studios



Tiny evil aliens come to Earth with their leader Starbox. Starbox is supposed to choose a place so they may take over Earth ("Alien Chorus"). Instead, he lands in the sandbox of a girl named Cindy. Cindy likes Starbox, and keeps him as her pet. Starbox tries to escape multiple times, but Cindy keeps on catching him. Starbox is tormented by Cindy, while the aliens are still waiting for him.


  • Written by Jess Lacher
  • Directed by Katie Rice



International Releases[]

  • Canada: December 12, 2020 (Teletoon)
  • Latin America: August 14, 2021 (HBO Max)
  • Australia: September 1, 2021 (Stan)

Production Notes[]

  • When Cartoon Network Latin America began airing season 1 of the reboot in May 2023, this episode was omitted, along with episode 10. While unconfirmed, it is speculated that it was pulled due to the joke in "WhoDonut" that implies Yakko and Dot are bisexual.[2]


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Maria Bamford Julia
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, Waiter
Danny Jacobs Starbox
Eleanor Johnson Cindy
Stephanie Escajeda Nora Rita Norita
Salli Saffioti Raquel Madcow
Armando Valdes-Kennedy Wakko (Spanish)
Kari Wahlgren Teen Employee
Nancy McKeon Additional Vocals


List of Animaniacs (Reboot) episodes
Season 1
Jurassic Lark / Suspended Animation (Part 1) / Of Mice and Memes / Suspended Animation (Part 2)Warners Unbound / How to Brain Your Dragon / Suffragette CityGold Meddlers / Pinko and the Brain / Math-Terpiece Theater: ApplesBun Control / Ex-Mousina / BloopfGood Warner Hunting / No Brainer / Ralph CamThe Cutening / Close Encounters of the Worst Kind / Equal TimeWarner She Wrote / France France Revolution / Gift RapperWhoDonut / Mousechurian Candidate / Starbox and CindyHere Comes Treble / That's Not the Issue / Future Brain / The Incredible Gnome in People's MouthsAnima-Nyet / Babysitter's Flub / The Warners' Press ConferencePhantomaniacs / Fear and Laughter in Burbank / Bride of Pinky / Things That Go Bump in the NightA Zit! / 1001 Narfs / Manny ManspreaderHindenburg Cola / FLOTUS, FLOTUS, What Do You Know About Us?
Season 2
Rome Sweet Rome / Backwards Pinky / Wakko's Short Shorts: Now LoadingPlease Submit / The Flawed Couple / Everyday SafetyRug of War / Run Pinky Run / The Hamburg TicklerRalph World / My Super Sour Sixteen / How To: Brain Takes Over The WorldThe Warners Are Present / The Pinktator / Know Your ScrollYakko's Big Idea / Mouse Congeniality / Rejected Animaniacs CharactersYakko Amakko / The Longest Word / Happy Narfday / Magna CartoonWakkiver Twist (Part 1) / Plight of Hand / Wakkiver Twist (Part 2)What Is That? / Mouse Madness / Christopher Columbusted / Fake MedicinesExercise Minute / Reichenbrain Falls / Targeted Ads / BathtimeA Brief History of History / Gerard / The Prisoner's Dilemma / Math-Terpiece Theater: Beach BallsWarner's Ark / The Apology / Narf Over Troubled Water / The Warner's Vault80's Cats / All About the Benjamin / 23 and WB
Season 3
Previously On / Season 3 and WB (Part 1) / How To: Friendship / Season 3 and WB (Part 2)Soda-pressed / A Starbox is Born / Royal FlushPlanet Warner / Talladega Mice: The Ballad of Pinky Brainy / D.I.WHY?Fantasy / Über Nachtmare / Mad Mouse: Furry RoadTeeniacs / Dog Days / Groundmouse DayAnimaliens / Murder Pals (Part 1) / Groundmouse Day Again / Murder Pals (Part 2) / The Island of Dr. Warneau / Murder Pals (Part 3)Global Warnering / Lawn in Sixty Seconds / All's Fair in Love and Door / Cute Things That Can Kill YouWARnerGAMESBedtime / WARnerGAMES 2 / Crumbly's MomentHow the Brain Thieved Christmas (Part 1) / Santamaniacs / How the Brain Thieved Christmas (Part 2)International Mouse of Mystery / Aliens Resurrected / Joe / The Stickening / Slappy's Return / Everyday Safety: Giant Adirondack Chair