Season 1 Episode 1

De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon

Aired Weekdays 4:00 PM Sep 13, 1993 on FOX
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De-Zanitized: Dr. Scratchansniff relates the story of how he once tried to make the Warners less zany with psychoanalysis.

The Monkey Song: In the style of Calypso music, the Warners and Dr. Scratchansniff sing about their tumultuous relationship. The song is a parody of the song "Monkey", a song by Harry Belafonte from his album Jump Up Calypso.

Nighty-Night Toon: In a slight parody of the children's book Goodnight Moon, each of the Animaniacs are wished a good night's sleep.


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  • This is how The Warners met Dr. Scratchansniff.

    Here is my review for the Animaniacs cartoon "De-Zanitized". It is one of the first cartoons on the show. It is also a cartoon I saw on a video released after the popularity of the show. Anyway, it is about Dr. Otto Scratchansniff telling his psychiatrist about how he met The Warners. Mr. Plotz decides to have him get The Warners de-zanitized so that they cause no more trouble for the studio. He tries everything on them, but nothing seems to work. Instead, he ends up being driven crazy by the Warners' crazy humor. After he was done telling his story, he learns that his psychiatrist was actually The Warners, and he becomes so horrified that he flees past the stars. In this cartoon, we learn that Dr. Scratchansniff wasn't really bald from the beginning (That was because the Warners drove him so crazy he ripped off all the hair on his head, making him look like how he does today). This cartoon is so good, it's hard not to consider it a classic.moreless
Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

voice of Wakko Warner

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

voice Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, Yakko Warner

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

voice Dot Warner, Hello Nurse

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Dr. Scratchansniff: You always make a joke. That is not good! Now, no more jokes, yeah?
      (The Warners shake their heads slowly.)
      Dr. Scratchansniff: Uh... Yeah. Now, go plant yourselves on the couch.
      (The Warners literally plant themselves onto the couch by posing as flowers.)
      Dr. Scratchansniff: I said no more jokes!
      Yakko: This isn't a joke; it's a visual gag.

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

  • NOTES (3)


    • 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.

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