What has helped cement Animaniacs's legacy as a childrens' show with a sizable older audience is its innuendo, jokes where something inappropriate is implied but not outright stated. Nearly every episode of the series' run features a joke that somehow slipped its way past the censors. Oftentimes the innuendo is marked with Yakko blowing a kiss to the viewers and declaring, "G'night everybody!"


Yakko: There's that smell again.

(The Warners look down)

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Ewwwwwwww!

Yakko: Did someone step in something?

(The Warners look down)

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Ewwwwwwww!

Theme song

  • There's baloney in our slacks!

Season 1

Hello Nurse: I don't know what to say, the monkeys won't do!
Yakko: For a nickel, I'll give ya a clue!
Announcer: This frisky little fella makes his home in the hollow of an old tree. A squirrel likes to hide his nuts in many odd places, where the sun doesn't shine on 'em.
Skippy: That was just like in "Prehistoric Slappy"!
Slappy: Actually, it was "Cave Girl Slappy", 1932, directed by Piz Peeners; ah, but let's not be anal.
Yakko: Wait a second, you expect us poor innocent children to climb dangerous scaffoldings and paint naked people all over a church?
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: We'll do it!
Yakko: But we're not doing it for the sake of money and we're not doing it for the sake of art! No! We're doing it because...we like painting naked people.
Pesto: Hey, coo you!
Wakko: [opening a statue of Dr. Scratchansniff] Ooh, a giant Pez Dispenser. Want one?
Yakko: Please.
Dr. Scratchansniff: Stop playing with my bust!
Yakko: Mwah, goodnight, everybody!
Dr. Scratchansniff: [shaking Hello Nurse's hand] How do you do? Now, Yakko, you try.
Yakko: How do you do...that thing with your mouth?
Madonna: Come on, you guys, we're gonna play Truth or Dare.
Dot: We taste just like fish!
Thaddeus Plotz: [After Wakko swallows his WB shield shaped paperweight] And give me back my paperweight!
Wakko: Okay, but you'll have to wait a while.
Yakko: Mwah, goodnight, everybody!
[The phone rings]
Yakko, Wakko, & Dot: I'll get it!
Wakko: Look! It's a big fat fanny!
Wakko: Pull a rabbit out of your pants!
[The Warners have encased Flaxseed inside a chocolate bunny, which a bunch of orphans take away]
Yakko: Wait'll they get to the creamy filling.
Walrus: Well, I never!
Slappy: Well, you should. It's fun.
Cardinal: King Yakko, your throne.
Wakko: The throne? How do you lift the lid?
Dot: Since when do you lift the lid?
Hello Nurse: May I present myself? [does a curtsy]

[Yakko and Wakko look up her skirt]

Hello Nurse: Hurry, your majesty. These are desperate times. You must meet the cabinet.
Yakko: [talking to a literal cabinet] Hello, I'm Yakko. Nice to meet you. [talking as the cabinet as he opens the drawers] Oh, the pleasure's all mine.
Hello Nurse: Sire?
Yakko: Wait 'till we're alone.
  • Wakko appears to be attempting to handshake Hello Nurse at first, but shortly thereafter, he immediately gets closer to her and pulls a suggestive look.
And then there's this which did not make it into the episode.
Yakko: Did you know there's P.P. on your smock?
Dot: Diiiiiisgusting!!
Yakko: I got the beans!
Wakko: I got the ketchup!
Dot: (shaking bottom) I got the buns!
Yakko: Says you.
Pablo Picasso: Oui oui!
Yakko: The things they're getting away with on kids' shows these days.
Yakko: Maybe we should try a different approach.
[Yakko and Wakko ogle a couple of good-looking girls]
Dot: That'll be enough of that!
Yakko: Every boy needs a hobby.
  • The film Wakko, Dot and Mr. Director are in is an Old Yeller parody entitled "Ol' Screamer".
Judge: Have you subpoenaed the witness?
Yakko: Have I what?
Judge: Subpoenaed! Subpoenaed! Have you subpoenaed the witness?!
Yakko: I most certainly have not! You should be ashamed of yourself for even suggesting it!
Yakko: Why did you give Dr. Scratchansniff a ticket?
Meter Maid: His parking meter had expired. That's a violation of the Burbank Penal Code.
Yakko: The what?
Meter Maid: The penal code! The penal code!
Yakko (to the judge): You know, the two of you oughta get together.
Yakko: [while chasing Hello Nurse] Just one little kiss! I've had all my shots!
Miss Flamiel: Please find your seats.
Yakko: [pointing to his bottom] I found mine.
Wakko: [pointing to his bottom] Got mine.
Dot: [pointing to her bottom] Here's mine.
Yakko: (points to Miss Flamiel's behind) I bet you have no trouble finding yours.
Miss Flamiel: Yakko, can you conjugate?
Yakko: Who, me? I never even kissed a girl.
Miss Flamiel: No no no! It's easy. I'll conjugate with you.
Yakko: Goodnight, everybody!
Miss Flamiel: You don't understand. Let me go to the board and show you.
Yakko: [to the audience] Don't look!
[Miss Flamiel takes a red marker out of her bosom]
Yakko: Ooh, what else have you got in there?
Beethoven: I am Ludwig van Beethoven, world famous composer and pianist.
Yakko: You're a what?
Beethoven: A pianist!
Yakko: Mwah, goodnight, everybody!
Beethoven: But that is what I am! A pianist!
Yakko: I think we heard enough out of you!

The term "pianist" is pronounced to make it sound like a certain thing.

Yakko: We're not pheasants! We're not even birds! Although I'd like to give you a bird! Here!

Dot: That makes me feel all kind of warm and squishy. Either that or I need to wear diapers.

Yakko: [to Death] We all be like a family!
Wakko: Can we call you "Dadoo?"
Dot: Hey, Pop, can we stay up past ten?
Yakko: Can we watch the adult channel?
Yakko and Wakko: Helloooooo, nurse!
Miss Flamiel asks Wakko how much we wants to wager in their game of Jeopardy!
Wakko: I'll blow the wad.
Yakko and Dot look directly at the camera with an alarmed expression on their faces.
  • Adam and Eve make an appearance on-screen in the nude.
  • During his rant on being called a dim witted blonde, Pesto inflates his chest to the point where it resembles women's breasts.
Dot: I found Prince! [carrying Prince, the pop star]
Yakko: No no no, fingerprints!
Dot: I don't think so.
  • Minerva does a wild take upon seeing a photo of Marita and her large diamond.
  • During Wakko's search for a restroom, he comes across things that remind him of peeing, one of which being spilt lemonade.
  • He finally lets it all out behind a curtain.....which rises to reveal an orchestra and audience who end up seeing his exposed parts.
Slappy: I gotta watch my figure. Hey! [lifting the lower half of her fur revealing human female legs] Someone's gotta watch it. Heh heh heh!
  • On the game show, Candie Chipmunk wins, among other things, a wet bar.
Brain:Tomorrow is the running of the Kentucky Derby. Do you know what that is?
Pinky: Um, a rather large hat?
Brain: Promise me something, Pinky, never breed.
Pinky: I'll try.
Brain: [after seeing Phar Fignewton] Heavens, they're multiplying
Pinky: [dizzily] There's baloney in our slacks.
Captain Ahab: You gotta go on shore-leave more often!
Runt: Gee, that Dracula sure was a weird guy.
Rita: What was with that bat fetish, anyway?
Rita: (pops in front of a strapped Runt) Having fun?
Wakko: (after throwing a snowball on Hell's ground) They were right. It didn't have a chance!
  • Yakko's "Freeze Frame" literally freezes Hell over.

Yakko: Well, there you go, that's the entire solar system!
Wakko: You forgot Uranus.
Yakko: Goodnight, everybody!
Noah: (thinking God is his mother) Boy, Mom. Your voice has changed.
God: I'm not your mother, Noah.
Noah: Oh, my God.
Buster and Babs: Buster and Babs relation!
Noah: Let's hope not! It's a children's show!
{Pinky boards the ark in drag}
Noah: Who am I to judge?
Reporter: [to Chicken Boo] Hey, Boo, what's it like being the sexiest actor in Hollywood?
[Yakko explains he had to pull cartoons out of Wakko's ear, mouth, and eye. Yakko asks how he feels.]
Wakko: Oooh, my bottom hurts!
Yakko: Mwah, goodnight, everybody!
Dolly Parton: I'm your biggest fan! What do you say to that?
Brain: I'd say puberty was inordinately kind to you.
Dolly Parton: (chuckles) Go on.
Dot: And what's so special about it?
Wakko: I'm not wearing any pants!
Dot: That makes me feel all kind of warm and squishy. Either that or I sat in something.
  • The bottle of Squeezie-Cheese that Dot presents has a very phallic shape. Dot even squeezes it, causing its contents to flow in a manner to a certain act.
Wakko: Tomorrow, I'll play the xylophone.....with my butt!
Yakko: So what are we going to get Dr. Scratchy?
Dot: Ooooooh, how about an outfit from Oedipus Rex Men's Wear?
Yakko: Nah, his mom would hate those.
Wakko: Ooh, Freudian Slips!
Yakko: Nah, he makes his own!
Miles Standish: I took that hamster to bed with me every night, you know.
Yakko: Goodnight, everybody!
Miles Standish: [referring to Mr. Gobble] Begone pests and give me the bird!
Yakko: We'd love to, really, but the Fox censors won't allow it.
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: (singing) 
Oh, Lake Titicaca, yes, Lake Titicaca,
Why do we sing of its fame?
Lake Titicaca, yes, Lake Titicaca,
'Cause we really like saying its name!
Yakko: Hello, nurses! Say, why don't you stop at the water tower and I'll show you my stamp collection?
Dancer: But, Yakko, you don't have a stamp collection.
Yakko: Alright, then you can open my mail.
Yakko: Let me know when those costumes get heavy. Rrowr!
Dot: The stockings were hung so our names clearly showed...
Wakko: In hopes that old Santa would leave a big load.
Yakko: Goodnight, everybody!
Hello Nurse Harp: {laughs as Wakko plays her; sultrily} That tickles.
  • At one point, the Warners horse around in the car, causing it to bump around frantically, and a woman pulls her son away from the sight.
Frau Hassenfeffer: You're not going to bite me, are you?
Dot: Not unless you want us to.
  • A little later, Wakko can be found comfortably resting in Frau's chest.
Dot:  (singing) I'm cute.
Yakko & Wakko: So what?
Dot: (singing) I never am vain.
Yakko: (singing) She's becoming a pain in the—
Dot: (singing) But, I'm also real nice.
  • The moment that Yakko and Wakko wish to see Minerva skinny dip.
  • A greaser character is seen dangling a lollipop in his mouth in a manner to a cigarette.
Minerva: Would you do me a favor? [referring to her toes] These are wet. Would you...blow on them for me?
  • Newt's reaction to her above "request" suggests that he has a foot fetish.
Dog: [to Runt] Say, d'ya mind if I smell ya?
Dr. Scratchansniff: [showing an ink blot test] What does this remind you of?
Yakko: Girls.
Dr. Scratchansniff: [showing a different ink blot test, which looks like a car] What does this remind you of?
Yakko: Girls.
Dr. Scratchansniff: [showing a different ink blot test, which clearly looks like a burger] What does this remind you of?
Yakko: Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, girls.
Dr. Scratchansniff: You are obsessed with girls!
Yakko: Hey, you're the one showing me all the sexy pictures!
Larry Kling: {watching Suzanne Slimmers demonstrate "The Thigh Monster"} I could watch this for hours.
Yakko: It’s that time again!
Wakko: To change our underwear?

Baloney: Wanna sing the Imagine Song?
Yakko: Uhhh... not really. Say, is that cute girl coming back?
Baloney: Cute girl? Goshems, Yakko, I don't know what you're talking about!
Yakko: There's a shocker.
Announcer: It's a bird, it's a plane. No, it's Super Buttons, and I've heard he's not housebroken! [crowd watching runs off screaming]

Season 2

Dot: You don't wanna eat me. I'm just a widdle skinny thing! [Her skirt drops revealing her panties, which she embarrassingly picks back up]
Yakko: Fine, don't worry about me. I'll find someone to romp with! [He whistles and four Vegas showgirls come up to him] I love cartoons.
Wakko: You should eat my brother. He's way meatier than I am.
Yakko: [The showgirls leave him] Come on! Just one more romp! I'll even get in front this time!
Wakko: My bottom's sore from all this romping!
Howie: Hey, Robin, whose side are you on?
Yakko and Wakko: Ours, I hope. (Yakko and Wakko kiss Robin on the hand.)
Howie: All right, enough.

Season 3

Yakko: (singing) I ran outside with neighbors, their faces filled with shock. Mostly 'cause I'm standing there in nothing but my socks!

Yakko: (singing) Whose fault, whose fault, the San Andreas fault. Cause Mr. Ritcher can't predict her kicking our asphalt.

Wakko: Uh-oh, I feel a bubble coming on.

Yakko: Is this you? Are you happily engrossed in inconsequential cartoon trivia to the point where your socks can probably stand up by themselves? if you are, there's hope. There's help. There's the 'Please Please Pleese Get a Life Foundation'!

Scooter: All we could do was watch, watch, watch, watch, 'till I spilled lots of soda all over my crotch.

  • Yakko making a mistake during the "F" section in All The Words in the English Language may be a way to censor a common profane word.
  • When Minerva appears, Wakko starts banging on bongos with a pleased look while screeching like a monkey.
Minerva: Never mind that. Just give me the bird!
Dot: We can't. This is a family show.
Hello Nurse: How come I always get the booby prize?
Dot: I'm not touchin' that one.
Dr. Scratchansniff: As you know, when nature calls, you have to pick up the phone and say "Hello, I got your message. I've got a package for you."
Wakko: "I've got a package for you"? Excuse me!?
Dr. Scratchansniff: Oh, look who's talking, Mr. Potty Emergency!
Wakko: Yeah, but I never said "package".
Slappy: (referring to the baby bluebird going under her butt) This is starting to become a pain in know.
Skippy: You want me to bring [the baby bluebird] back to his nest?
Slappy: No, Skippy... I'm actually starting to enjoy it.
(Wakko plays a rimshot on the drums)
Skippy: Goodnight, everybody!
(Also, when that same bird sings his version of "The 12 Days of Christmas" later in that cartoon, there is either a very cleverly hidden pointless message or a very cleverly hidden coincidence.
When the bluebird sings, he sings about turtle doves. How many? Well, 12+11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1= 78. If you wanted to count him, that would be 79.
And what episode is this? (79)
Yakko: Correct again! Let's see what you've won.
Wakko: Another date with me!
(Refrence to episode 78.))
Will Hays: (to Googi Goop) Like that outfit for instance. Take it off this instant.
Googi Goop: Oh!
Yakko: Mwah, goodnight, everybody!
Wakko: Have you seen my nose?
Googi Goop: Oh, you mean the cherry? {reaches for her basket} It's right in here!
Will Hays: Wait a minute!
Warners: (singing) The censors all protest,

'Cause she's practically undressed, The cartoon vamp,

Dot: (singing) She's a tramp!

Yakko and Wakko: (singing) Hello, Googi!

Wakko: Just as long as we don't get too close to Uranus.
  • At one point, Wakko can be seen using a straw to drink from a barrel labeled "Grog".

Season 4

  • Slappy comes across The Jerry Springer Show while channel surfing.
  • Episode 84: Cutie and the Beast/Boo Happens/Noel
  • Yakko: [after Dot breakouts from trying to say her name with bleeps] That's what my cute little sister said. *Mwah* Goodnight, everybody!
Dot: [in reference to a greeting] Would you like to see how we do it?
Yakko: *Mwah* Goodnight, everybody!
Dot: I'm painting with the colors of the passing wind.
Wakko: Did you say passing wind?!
  • The tagline for the soda commercial is "Come on, get soaked!"

Season 5

  • Throughout "Macadamia Nut", Dot, Hello Nurse, and Minerva are seen dancing suggestively.

Dot: I suggest that we evacuate immediately.

Yakko: I already evacuated.

Wakko: Me too.

(Wakko farts)

Wakko: Oops. Twice.

Ed: Just pick your seats.
Wakko: Will they let us do that on TV?
Yakko: Goodnight everybody!

Wakko's Wish

Skippy: Even my nuts are frozen!
Slappy: Be careful with that last verse!
Dot: Tell me the story!
Yakko: Okay! There once was a man from Nantucket...!
Dot: Not that story!
Pinky: Egad, Brain! Brilliant! Oh no, no, wait! If we were meant to fly, we would've been born with little bags of nuts!
The Brain: (smacks Pinky with a pencil) Pinky, you are a bag of nuts!


  • The Nostalgia Critic made a review of these Innuendos called "Top 11 Naughtiest Moments In Animaniacs"
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