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Hooray for North Hollywood (Part 1) is the 5th episode of season 5 of the original Animaniacs and the 95th episode overall. It is also the beginning of the series' only two-parter episode; Hooray for North Hollywood.

Theme Song


Last line

Dot: No pain, no gainy...

Hooray for North Hollywood Part 1

95-Hooray for North Hollywood-1

Animation by Wang Film Production (most of the main plotline), StarToons ("There's Only One of You") and Koko Enterprises (Goodfeathers sequences)


The Warners finish a script for a movie named "Hooray for North Hollywood", and go to Thaddeus Plotz's office to pitch their new movie script. During an extensive waiting line, Yakko and Dot teach Wakko how to "schmooze". The Warners eventually meet with Plotz, and pitch their movie script, alongside a song. Plotz rejects their script, prompting the Warners to seek another producer to produce their script. After reading a Variety article, The Warners find out that a New Years' Eve party with important people of the movie industry is happening in Beverly Hills, prompting them to attend the party themselves in hopes to get their script produced.

At the beginning and end of the episode, the Goodfeathers bicker over sights in the sky.




  • This episode was originally conceived as a feature-length film before it was condensed into two episodes.[1]
  • "There's Only One of You" is a song originally written for the Yakko's World album.
  • Bart Simpson from The Simpsons makes a cameo in the first part of the episode (though only his hair is seen).
  • A poster of Little Beeper from Tiny Toon Adventures appears in the waiting room outside Mr. Plotz's office. Images of Hamilton J. Pig and Batman also hang on the waiting room walls.
  • Death returns from "Meatballs or Consequences" to "greet" writers to their meetings with Mr. Plotz
  • The copy of Variety that Dot holds up just after "Variety Speak" ends features the headline "E.T., Zapruder film Join Nat'l Registry." The Zapruder film is footage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
  • Celebrity cameos include Steven Spielberg, Joe Eszterhas (writer of Flashdance, Basic Instinct, and Nowhere to Run), Woody Allen, George Lucas, Bill Clinton, Martin Short, and Steven Seagal.
  • Celebrity name-drops include Barbra Streisand, Arnold Palmer, Cecil B. DeMille, Don Knotts, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Costner, Marlon Brando, Keanu Reeves (misspelled as "Reaves"), Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Johnny Depp, Sean Connery, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Michael Eisner, Cher, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Zemeckis, Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, and Robert Duvall.
  • Plotz's secretary Ms. Hoffelmeyer mistakes the Warners for Ewoks, the bear-like aliens from Return of the Jedi.
  • Chicken Boo appears as Plotz's assistant. The Warners consider telling Plotz that his assistant is a chicken, but decide against it.


Production Art


Plotz: Who do you have in mind for the actors?
Yakko: They're terrible, they can't act!
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: They're movie stars!
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: They're gonna want a lot of money!
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: But we won't give it to 'em!
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: I see an Academy Award in the future!
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: But not for us.
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: Spielberg's gonna direct.
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: But not this picture.
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: But we got Zemeckis!
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: It's Freddy Zemeckis, from accounting.
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: We cut the budget to the bare bones!
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: It'll cost a hundred million.
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: What would you say if I stopped talking?
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: What if we just start singing?
Plotz: That's bad!


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Joe Eszterhas
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Newsstand Owner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Ms. Hoffelmeyer
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz, Chicken Boo, Steven Spielberg, Bill Clinton
John Mariano Bobby
Chick Vennera Pesto
Maurice LaMarche Squit
Elizabeth Lamers Chorus Member #1
Julie Bernstein Chorus Member #2
Steve Bernstein Chorus Member #3

Gag Credits

Kids' WB Is #1

Ha! Ha! Just Kidding!


  • This gag credit most likely stems from the Animaniacs crews' own resentment towards Kids' WB, possibly due to factors such as the show's cancellation and the network's forced retooling of Pinky and the Brain into Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain.


  1. Cartoonatics- Animaniacs Movie Poster #5: "Hooray for Hollywood." By Tom Ruegger. Published December 4, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2022

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)