Animaniacs

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Quotes (561)

  • Dr. Scratchansniff: (seeing The Warners appear in front of him) What do you want?? Yakko: We asked you first. Dr. Scratchansniff: Well, I want... (realizing what Yakko said) No, you didn't! Dot: Well, we meant to...

  • Dr. Scratchansniff: No more gags, no more jokes, and no more monkey stuff! Yakko: Define "monkey stuff". Dr. Scratchansniff: You know, monkey stuff! That's where you go around dragging your hands on the ground, acting like a monkey... (begins imitating a monkey) Wakko: Maybe you should go see a "P-sychiatrist"... Dr. Scratchansniff: I AM a "P-sychiatrist"... I mean a PSYCHIATRIST!

  • (Dr. Scratchansniff meets the Warners for the first time.) Dot: Did you miss us? Scratchansniff: I hardly even know you... Yakko and Wakko: We're the Warner Brothers! Dot: And the Warner Sister! (The Warners all kiss Dr. Scratchansniff.)

  • Narrator: Warner Brothers was home to some of the biggest stars in Hollywood... Ralph: Duh...good morning Mr. Biggest Star in Hollywood! Humphrey Bogart: Good morning, sweet heart.

  • Narrator: Newsreel Of The Stars... Dateline: Hollywood, 1930s... The animation crew at Warner Bros. Studios toils endlessly on creating new cartoon characters, ultimately creating three new characters: The Warner Brothers and their sister, Dot. (The Warners leap out of the page and into the arms of Hello Nurse and the animator that drew them.) Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: Hellooo, Nurse! Narrator: Unfortunately, the Warner Siblings were totally out of control. Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: (jumping up and down out of the building) Boingy, boingy, boingy... Narrator: The trio ran amok throughout the studios... (Ralph catches the Warners with a fishing net) until their capture. The Warners' films, which made absolutely no sense, were locked away in the Studio Vault never to be released. (The films are seen being locked up into a big vault) As for the Warners themselves, they were locked away in the studio tower, also never to be released. (Ralph shuts the door to the tower with the Warners in it) Publicly, the Studio disembowels any knowledge of the Warners' existence to this day, when the Warners escape.

  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Do you know who I am? (Monitors from a game-show appear in front of the Warners and Yakko presses the button on his.) Yakko: Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, world famous psychoanalyst of the stars? Dr. Scratchansniff: That is correct. Yakko: I won! I won! (leaps into Dr. Scratchansniff's arms) What did I win? Dr. Scratchansniff: Nothing! Yakko: Say, what kind of game-show is this?? Dr. Scratchansniff: This isn't a game-show! Yakko: Well, I'll say it isn't; no one wins anything. You'll be lucky to stay on the air for one week!

  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Now, Mister Reagan...Please tell me about these dreams you've been having. Ronald Reagan: Well, in my dreams, I'm president of the United States... (Dr. Scratchansniff writes in his notes that Reagan has delusions of grandeur that are "incurable".)

  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Okay, Dot...may I call you "Dot"? Dot: Yeah. But call me "Dotty", and you die.

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Notes (162)

  • This episode is included on the Animaniacs: The Warners Escape video.

  • "Promenade" by Modest Mussorgsky (from Pictures At An Exhibition) plays while Dr Scratchnsniff is analyzing Dot.

  • The animator drawing the Warners is a caricature of legendary WB animator Tex Avery who created many of the classic animation gags and jokes that made the WB cartoons famous.

  • This is the first time Wakko and Yakko say the classic line "Helloooo Nurse!"

  • This sketch opens the first episode and many episodes after that. There is a shorter version and a longer version.

  • Animation by Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

  • Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

  • Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.

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Trivia (125)

  • Porky Pig has a cameo in this episode.

  • If you look near the animator's drawing board, you can see a drawing of Hamton Pig's head of Tiny Toon Adventures fame.

  • Ralph can be seen greeting the stars in the beginning of this episode. Since this is supposed to take place a while ago there is a mistake because Ralph does not look old enough to have been around.

  • In this segment, Hello Nurse is in an animation room and Ralph is in the parking lot. This, however, is a mistake because it is supposed to take place in the 30's or 40's and Hello Nurse and Ralph do not look that old. Actually, it can be assumed that this is a mock documentary - filmed recently on black and white film - that was made just for the purpose of introducing the Warner Siblings/Animaniacs.

  • People seen in the xylophone sequence of the theme song (from left to right): Ludwig Von Beethoven, Count Dracula, Mr. Plotz, Dr. Scratchansniff, Albert Einstein, Ralph

  • Yakko omits Eritrea from the African nations, as well as several Asia-Pacific countries such as Western Samoa, Nauru, etc.

  • For the reruns that run on Nickelodeon, an additional "theme song tag line" (as previously specified, usually different for every episode during their original airing) was conceived and recorded exclusively for these reruns ... they included Tress MacNeille as Dot singing: "Nickelaney!"

  • There are different verses in some episodes of the theme song. The original line is "While Bill Clinton plays the sax." In episodes 66-69 the following line was used: "We've got wisecracks by the stacks." From episode 70 onward the following line was used: "We pay tons of income tax." In addtion to this change the line "Meet Pinky and the Brain who want to rule the universe" was changed to "Meet Ralph and Dr Scratchansniff; say hi to Hello Nurse." for episodes 75 and 84

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Allusions (189)

  • The Gold Rush - In the opening title for "Newsreel Of The Star", there is an animated clip from this movie starring Charlie Chaplin, which shows him eating a shoe.

  • Ronald Reagan: In my dreams, I'm the president of the United States.

    In one of the flashbacks, Dr Scratchnsniff is analyzing Ronald Reagan, an actor who did become president.

  • Mr. Plotz: I haven't been this upset since we made Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead!

    The film Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991) was a moderately bad Warner movie starring Christina Applegate.

  • Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: Frasier Craney. This is a reference to the popular sitcom Frasier, which was about the life of psychiatrist/radio-star Frasier Crane and his family and friends.

  • Germany now in one piece: This is a reference to the Cold War, in which Germany was split into East and West Germany.

  • Yakko's song "I Am the Very Model of a Cartoon Individual" references Babs and Buster Bunny, two main characters from Spielberg's previous animated series Tiny Toon Adventures.

  • This episode is a parody of the musicals "HMS Pinafore" and "The Pirates of Penzance."

  • Michelangelo: Oh, that explains the infernal bell-ringing. After Michelangelo realizes that the Sistine Chapel is a church, the camera cuts to Quasimodo ringing the bells. Quasimodo was the bell-ringer of the Notre Dame cathedral in Victor Hugo's classic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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