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Total Commitment is the first comic story from Animaniacs #7.

Plot[]

Another day on the Warner Bros. lot, and the Warners are up to their usual tricks. A crucial board meeting has been called in Mr. Plotz's office. The Warners see this as an opportunity to see executives in their natural habitat, and watch the meeting from the outside. This disrupts the deliberations, of course. Plotz sends Dr, Scratchansniff to run them off, but instead they run into the boardroom. The directors run for their lives. When Plotz complains about Scratchy's failure, he snaps, acting like a Warner himself, and is finally taken away in an ambulance. Mr. Plotz glares at the Warners for their misbehavior.

The next day, Mr. Plotz hires a new psychiatrist named Dr. Bananibal Phrewtkupp, to get the Warners in line. He is a strict disciplinarian, even more so than Ms. Flamiel; he assigns them chores, lessons, and homework to keep them busy, has them eat only green vegetables, and gives them plaid uniforms to wear every moment until they behave. Naturally, the Warners can't deal with this, so they run out of the office, and hatch a plan to get Scratchy back.

They go to the Bates Institute for the Pathetically Twitchy, introduce themselves, and ask to see Scratchy. The staff has heard all about them, however, and they are quickly whisked away to get the help they so obviously need. Yakko jokes about a figure of speech, to which the psychiatrist doing their evaluation replies, "Shame on you, young man!" Wakko gets the shame off of Yakko's hand into a jar, and then feeds it to Dot's pet. The psychiatrist has seen enough, and has security toss the Warners, in straitjackets, into a padded room.

The Warners wait until the psychiatrists leave, then escape their straitjackets using the standard toon spinning trick and resume their search for Scratchy. After spotting Elvis, who's watching an old Slappy cartoon, they locate him in a room with "mad as a hatter" on the door. They take umbrage at this mislabeling, and burst in, offering to rescue him. He freaks out, and refuses to go with them; reluctantly, and in tears, they start to leave. Scratchy can't stand seeing them cry, and they make up and head back to the lot.

There's a loose end that needs to be tied up: Phrewtkupp is still the studio psychiatrist. Dr. Scratchansniff and the Warners return to find Phrewtkupp trying to get Mr. Plotz to eat his Brussels sprouts. They capture him then carry him off, and Scratchy is rehired. His first task: Get the Warners under control.

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