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The Hip Hippos is a recurring segment in the original Animaniacs.


The segments center around the misadventures of Flavio and Marita Hippo, two married hippos that try to be in touch with the latest trends. They are sometimes joined by zoologist Gina Embryo, who tries to "protect" the hippos from harm (only to get hurt herself). Sometimes, the formula can change to spoofing product commercials, competing in a competition program, or trying to raise a "child".

List of The Hip Hippos Cartoons


  • The segment is infamously unpopular with many Animaniacs fans.
  • While only being featured in six cartoons of their own, Flavio and Marita more often showed up in other cartoons in the series, most notably "Hercule Yakko".
List of Segments
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot:
(Newsreel of the StarsWheel of MoralityThe Great WakkorottiDot's Poetry CornerTower Escapes, Chases, and ReturnsAnimator's AlleyUseless Facts)
Pinky and the BrainGoodfeathersSlappy SquirrelButtons and MindyRita and RuntChicken BooGood Idea, Bad Idea ("Skullhead Boneyhands") • Mime TimeMinerva MinkRandy BeamanThe Hip HipposThe FlameMiscellaneous (Stingers) • Ensemble shorts
Animaniacs (2020-2023)
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot (Math-Terpiece TheaterEveryday Safety) • Pinky and the BrainStarbox and CindyThe Incredible Gnome in People's MouthsSlappy SquirrelMiscellaneous