Animaniacs Episode 98
Air date: 25 Apr. 1998
Season: 5
Variable verse: Yakko: Candy caney...
Gag credit(s): You Better Not Cry
You Better Not Pout
I'm Telling You Why
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Sit, Ubu, sit.
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Theme Song (Holiday version)


Last line

Yakko: Candy caney...


  • Although the current lyrics are heard, the original animations are shown. In addition, the "Citizen Kaney" line animation is shown over Yakko saying "Candy caney..."

The Christmas Tree

98-1-The Christmas Tree

Written by Nick DuBois, Kevin Hopps, Randy Rogel and Tom Ruegger
Directed by Mike Milo

Animation by Wang Film Production


Slappy's tree is chosen as the Christmas tree to stand in Rockyfeller Center in New York City.


  • The final Slappy Squirrel cartoon.
  • Oddly, when Slappy & Skippy first appeared they were their normal size, but when they went to meet the CEO, they were, briefly, the size of normal squirrels.
  • The World's Oldest Woman makes a cameo.
  • Slappy, at some point in the second part of this segment, references the Hanna-Barbera character Huckleberry Hound, whose show was the first animated TV program to ever win an Emmy Award.

Punchline (Part 1)


Animation by StarToons


In this first parody of Nightline, Ted Foppel holds a discussion on the age-old question "Why did the chicken cross the road?" with his special guests Chicken Boo, Pinky and the Brain, the Goodfeathers, and Runt.


Prom Night

98-3-Prom Night

Written by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Charles Visser

Animation by Wang


Katie Ka-Boom is looking forward to her school prom, but her family is surprised at how many demands she makes and she explodes when they cannot agree on a curfew.


  • Final Katie Ka-Boom cartoon.
  • Unlike other Katie Ka-Boom cartoons, Katie's Dad actually stand up to her when he was talking about her curfew.

Punchline (Part II)


Animation by StarToons


In the second "Nightline" parody, Ted Foppel holds a discussion on "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" which Chicken Boo automatically answers.


  • Final Chicken Boo cartoon.
  • Final cartoon to be animated by StarToons.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Katie's Dad, Caroler #1
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Caroler #2
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Katey Cupcake, World's Oldest Woman
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Squit, Morris
Frank Welker Chicken Boo, Runt, Ted Foppel, Announcer
John Mariano Bobby
Chick Vennera Pesto
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel, Assistant
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Brian George Lou
Scott Valentine Jacobi Myers
Kevin Michael Richardson Almond Rocha, Cab Driver
Steve Bernstein Carol #3
Julie Bernstein Caroler #4
Mary Gross Katie's Mom
Laura Mooney Katie Ka-Boom
Justin Garms Tinker
Buddy Hackett CEO

Gag Credits

You Better Not Cry
You Better Not Pout
I'm Telling You Why

Wakko Put A Little Surprise In The Eggnog


Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Sit, Ubu, sit.

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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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