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"Birds on a Wire", "The Scoring Session" and "The Animaniacs Suite" are the three segments of Episode 99, which is the final episode of Season 5 and the series finale of the original Animaniacs.

The episode originally aired on Kids' WB as part of The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special along with the series finale of Pinky and the Brain, "Star Warners." It premiered on November 14, 1998.

Newsreel of the Stars


See also: Episode 1: De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon#Newsreel of the Stars

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

Theme Song (extended)


Variable verse

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: "Pinky and the Brain-y"


  • The line "While Bill Clinton plays the sax" from the original version of the song returns, replacing "While we pay tons of income tax".
  • The line "Meet Pinky and the Brain who want to rule the universe." returns, replacing "Meet Ralph and Dr. Scratchansniff, Say hi to Hello Nurse." from prior episodes.

Birds on a Wire

99-1-Birds on a Wire

Animation by Koko Enterprises


The Goodfeathers observe a beautiful sunrise. When Pesto comments about enjoying the breeze coming from the north, Squit comments about the breeze coming from the west, which causes Pesto to become annoyed and attack Squit.


  • This is the final Goodfeathers cartoon.
  • This is the final cartoon to be animated by Koko Enterprises.
  • This scene was originally made for "Hooray for North Hollywood."
  • During its initial airing under The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special, this cartoon was broadcast last. This technically makes "Birds on a Wire" the final "new" cartoon to be broadcast during the original series.[1]

The Scoring Session

99-2-The Scoring Session

Animation by Wang Film Production


Neivel Nosenest, filling in for regular conductor Richard Stone, leads a scoring session for an Animaniacs episode with the whole cast as the orchestra and the Warners, once again, annoying him.




  • When Runt was saying that one of the notes is a G-Flat, Rita's eyes are green.
  • Minerva Mink is shown as the size of a normal mink, rather than the size of a human.
  • When the crew going on their union break, Slappy is the size of a normal squirrel rather than slightly shorter than the average human.

Transition: Very Special Opening

Animaniacs special presentation logo

Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.


In a redubbed version of the "Very Special Show" opening, the Warners introduce a tribute to the first 99 episodes of Animaniacs.


  • In the original broadcast of this episode under The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special, the "Very Special Opening" is used twice. First, it is shown right before "Newsreel of the Stars" (logo only), then it later plays right before "The Animaniacs Suite (with both the logo and Warners skit). In all future releases of this episode, the "Very Special Opening" before "Newsreel" is removed.
  • The ending of this version of the very special opening, where Wakko's line was originally, "It's especially stinky!" (it can be heard here and viewed here), could be heard on certain non-US prints of episode 35. When this version was eventually used (in the US and internationally) for this episode, the line had been redubbed to "It actually doesn't stink!"

The Animaniacs Suite

99-3-The Animaniacs Suite


Richard Stone and the Warner Bros. Studio Symphony perform an arranged medley of various themes played throughout Animaniacs, accompanied by a seven minute-montage of clips from all 99 episodes of the show.



  • "The Animaniacs Suite"
    • The themes heard, in order, are:
      • Trepak (Russian Dance) (Title card music, mixed with the Animaniacs Theme Song)
      • Introduction (with the Animaniacs Theme Song, and interpolations of the "Barber of Seville" overture and Beethoven's 5th Symphony)
      • The Warners' theme (with some interpolations of "Stars and Stripes Forever", "the Light Cavalry Overture", "Rule Britannia", "Battle Hymn of the Republic", and "La Marseilles")
      • Pinky and the Brain Theme
      • Mindy's theme
      • Rita's theme (also accompanied by footage of Hello Nurse and Minerva Mink)
      • Goodfeathers cue
      • Slappy's cue (Dvorak's "Humoresque")
      • Medley recapitulation
      • Theme song reprise


  • This is the final segment of the original Animaniacs by production order.
  • A specific portion of "The Animaniacs Suite" would be reused in the end credits theme of Wakko's Wish.
  • One working title for this segment was "Rich Stone Clip Show," named after composer Richard Stone.[2]

Production Notes

  • The existence of this episode was initially teased (along with Wakko's Wish) on February 9, 1998[3], with further conformation (along with "Star Warners") by Tom Ruegger on July 13, 1998.[4]
  • Not counting Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, this was the final Animaniacs-branded episode for 22 years and 6 days until the first episode of the Animaniacs reboot series.
  • Barring the Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain series, these are the final special/gag credits to air in an Animaniacs episode. The 2020 reboot lacks gag credits.
  • Wakko Warner is last character to speak in the original series, not counting the closing line after the credits.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Walter Wolf
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Marita Hippo, Miss Flamiel, Frau Hassenfeffer
John Mariano Bobby
Chick Vennera Pesto
Maurice LaMarche Squit, The Brain, Wakko's Burps
Michael McKean Neivel Nosenest
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, Runt, Flavio Hippo, Recording Engineer


Goodbye, Nurse!

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)