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Histeria! is an animated series created by Animaniacs creator Tom Ruegger and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Like many of its predecessors, Histeria! derived most of humor from its slapstick comedy and satire, with the distinction of combining historical figures and events (as the show was made in part due to the FCC's demands for more educational programs on television). Episodes commonly featured a large cast of children and typecast adults in comedic skits and song parodies. 65 episodes were planned, but due to budget concerns, production was cancelled at 52 episodes.

The World's Oldest Woman and Lucky Bob, two characters prominently featured on Histeria!, notably debuted in Animaniacs segments that aired years before Histeria! premiered. A few (but not all) of the historical caricatures from Animaniacs were notably also reused for Histeria!

References to Histeria! on Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain[]

Image Episode Description
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain
HisteriaCharactersOnPEATB "Gee, Your Hair Spells Terrific" Loud Kiddington, Kip Ling, Shy Anne, Lydia Karaoke, Pepper Mills, Cho-Cho, Aka Pella, and Lucky Bob can be seen in the audience when Elmyra spells the word "absurd".

References to Animaniacs on Histeria![]

Image Episode Description
Yakko on Father Time's TV "The Wild West" (1998) During the song about the Gold Rush, Yakko can be seen on the TV that Father Time is watching.
1024px-No image available.svg "Really Oldies But Goodies" (1998) In the segment about mummification, when a victim is getting their brain taken out, the Pinky and the Brain theme plays in the background. In another segment, the Kid Chorus sings about Alexander the Great to the tune of the Animaniacs theme song.
Montezuma holding a Dot statue "More Explorers" (1998) Montezuma plans to give most of his gold to Hernán Cortez, but will not give up his favorite possession, a gold statue of Dot.
Screenshotter--YouTube-Histeria-GreatMomentsinMedicinefromBetterLivingThroughScience-3’15” "Better Living Through Science" (1999) In the segment about Florence Nightingale, Loud, Froggo, and Toast shout "hello, nurse!" as Nightingale walks by. A snippet of the Animaniacs theme is heard immediately afterward.



  • There are four songs of Histeria! performed by Randy Rogel and Rob Paulsen in their Animaniacs Live! (or Animaniacs in Concert) touring shows which include "The Invasion Song" (from "Great Heroes of France"), "People Wanted Pepper On Their Food" (from "Histeria! Around the World"), "That is the Story That's Told By The Bard" (from "Writers of the Purple Prose"), and "I Can't Believe You Stabbed Me In The Back" (from "Return to Rome").
    • If sometimes accompanied by an orchestra, they sing these four songs with Steve and Julie Bernstein (two of the show's composers and the vocalists for the Kid Chorus respectively).