Yakko Warner
Yakko Warner
Full Name Yakko Warner
Segment Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, The Animaniacs Show
First Episode De-Zanitized
Voice Actor Rob Paulsen
Catchphrases "Hellooo Nurse!"
"Goodnight everybody!"
"Our new special friend!"
"It's that time again!"

Yakko Warner is one of the two main protagonists in the TV series Animaniacs. He is the oldest and tallest of the Warner siblings as well. He wears a pair of tan slack pants up to his waist, held up by a large black belt. Out of the three, Yakko easily takes the role as the leader.


As his name suggests, Yakko is the most talkative of the trio. He's witty and has a way with words, and uses this to his advantage, often annoying people to their wits end with his rambling or tricking them with his quick-thinking. He also speaks with an American Mid-Western accent.

He knows his limits and, while he will tease some people, he knows what to say and when to employ diplomatic charm to calm them down - or at least try to. This can be seen when he and his brother interrupts Dot's "I'm Cute" song when he notes that she's awfully cute when upset.

Yakko, along with Wakko, is obsessed with girls and catcalls them by shouting "Hellooo Nurse!", sometimes followed by him and Wakko leaping into their arms and kissing them. He's mostly shown to be in love with Hello Nurse and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Yakko's signature.

Despite himself, along with his siblings, being zany, he sticks to a high moral code and never torments anyone unless they're asking for it, or have provoked him or his siblings.

Yakko tends to reference a lot of innuendo in his dialogue.


His relationship with his siblings is like any other, they tease and mock each other but they still care for each other deeply.

Despite himself his siblings, Yakko can tell when he's gone too far. He deeply cares for Wakko and Dot, which is seen in Wakko's Wish, as well as many episodes in the series.






Good night

Goodnight, everybody!


  • Yakko's fast-talking puns are a tribute to Groucho Marx from the Marx Brothers.
  • Yakko is ambidextrous. In most episodes, he is seen writing with his left hand, and in some episodes, he is seen writing with his right hand.
  • Yakko appeared as an inflatable balloon display on top of the water tower in Burbank in real life, this was in promotion of the show before it was released. However, when Bob Daley, who ran the studio at the time, saw the balloon, he thought that a misshapen Mickey Mouse was sitting on top of the tower and he demanded it be removed. It was removed but not before Paul Rugg took a photo of the balloon.
  • Yakko's idol is American actress Michelle Pfeiffer (who in the series was portrayed in the Catwoman outfit she wore in Batman Returns).
  • His favorite color is lavender, according to the short Yakko Warner's World of Baldness
  • Yakko is, in his own words, "allergic to anything with lactose in it". This indicates that he is lactose intolerant.
  • Yakko can speak fluent Japanese.
  • Like his siblings, he is often seen playing many different instruments. The instrument he plays most frequently, though, is the piano.
  • In one of the Yakko Wakko and Dot Comedies, Yakko likes to collect keys.
  • In an interview with Tom Ruegger, he states that Yakko is fifteen.
  • He‘s a very good advertiser especially in the commercial skit episodes during the show
  • Yakko can talk in a crescendo tone (especially when outsmarting people)
  • In the 2020 reboot, Yakko is the same height as Bugs Bunny.


  • ”Goodnight everybody!”
  • ”So is that Mr. Tidy bowl man. Are you related?.....“You know, you can talk your head off all day and never miss it.”-Morning Malaise
  • ”Ha ha ha! Thank you, thank you you’re too kind. Hey how bout that lady in the lake? How long can she hold her breath?”-Sir Yaksalot
  • ”Not if you can keep a night light turned on. Thank you I’ll be here for Tuesday!”-Star Warners
  • ”Come on.”
  • ”Just one little kiss I have all my shots!”-Space-Probed
  • ”Oh don’t worry about me, I’ll find someone to romp with.....(show girls show up) I love cartoons!”-Take My Siblings, Please
  • ”Come on, let’s go and enter into this dark and spooky forest.....but if we don’t we will face the fait worse than death…that‘s right, an another song by Dot!”-Cutie and the Beast
  • ”You’re awfully cute when you’re angry.....”-I'm Cute
  • ”Come on one more romp I’ll even get in the front this time! Well, it was fun while it lasted.”-Take my siblings please.”
  • ”Uhhhhhh…”
  • ”RIGHT!”
  • ”Hellooo nurse!”
  • ”Our new special friend.”
  • ”Okay Saladbar have it your way, but we know the secrets to the star that you don’t.”-Wakko's Wish
  • ”Your brother and I just couldn’t be prouder.”-Cutie and the Beast
  • ”Like that won’t do any good.”-The Cold Ending
  • ”When do you not have a date?”-The Cold Ending
  • ”Timmy and Lassie”-Cutie and the Beast
  • ”Now don’t forget flea ridden.”-Cutie and the Beast
  • ”Gimme that I saw it first!”(After James Bond told the Warners to take the flame pen and Wakko agreed)-From Burbank with Love
  • ”No it’s not, your leg was in my spot!”-I’m Mad
  • ”Hi there. You know Bob Hulk drive your golf cart like that. He runs over gophers in Griffin Park.”-From Burbank with Love
  • (calmly)Awe funny money. Say it soft and it sounds like spring time. Say it loud and it sounds like.....(then chanting with Wakko)......FUNNY MONEY! HEY FUNNY MONEY!”-From Burbank with Love
  • ”Warner. Yakko Warner. Ooooh nice tuxedo. Hey were you at the Emmy awards?”-From Burbank with Love
  • ”Hi, were from White House Intelligence. Now there’s a contradiction in terms.”-From Burbank with Love
  • ”Yeah P we’re U.S government employees. We haven’t got all day to goof off you know......annoying aren’t we.”-From Burbank with Love
  • ”Maybe it’s P.U......That name stinks!”-From Burbank with love
  • ”I guess he hasn’t seen our act!”-Magic Time
  • ”Wow, dumber than advertised.” (also can be said by Dot)
  • ”Hi I’m a pretty girl, how‘s it going?”-Magic Time
  • (talking to the criminal mastermind)”Here’s a little hat for ya. Say, I was wondering if you reeeeally want to press that button?.....(then talking Wakko on the phone) Guess what? He really wants to push the button..........(back to talking to the criminal mastermind) Well if your mind’s made up, there’s not much I can do. Go ahead and press that button, Lobe.”-From Burbank with Love
  • ”You know Wakko, just because something‘s new, doesn’t mean it’s better. Everyone likes your old gookie. You should be proud of that and not wanna change it just to come up with something new.”-Wakko's New Gookie
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