Season 1 Episode 13

Hello Nice Warners/ La Behemoth/Little Old Slappy from Pasadena

Aired Weekdays 4:00 PM Sep 29, 1993 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Hello Nice Warners: While running away from Ralph, the Warners get hired by a control-obsessed comedy director for his movie, leading to a clash of comedic styles.

La Behemoth: When Flavio and Marita's giraffe maid quits over a misunderstanding, the Hip Hippos are forced to do their own housework with disastrous results.

Little Old Slappy From Pasadena: Slappy drives her brand new car all over town in order to deliver a letter.


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Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

voice of Mindy

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

voice of Dot Warner / Marita Hippo / Hello Nurse

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

voice of Buttons / Ralph / Runt / Flavio Hippo / Chicken Boo

Tony Pope

Tony Pope

Additional Voices

Chick Vennera

Chick Vennera

voice of Pesto Pigeon

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

voice of Rita

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (13)

    • Mr. Director:

      The character of Mr. Director is a caricature of comedian Jerry Lewis.

    • Character Name: Illinois Smith

      Mr. Director plays a character called "Illinois Smith". Illinois Smith is a reference to the character of Indiana Jones who was featured in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    • Yakko: We are going to do the tragic ending to the famous movie 'Old Screamer'. About a Boy's love for his sick old dog.

      Yakko directs the final scene from "Old Screamer". "Old Screamer" is a reference to Old Yeller which ends with a boy having to let his rabies infected dog die.

    • Card Reads: Stanislavski Moment

      As Mr. Director prepares to act out a scene in his film, one of the Warners holds up a card that reads "Stanislavski Moment". Konstantin Stanislavski was a famous acting teacher who invented the technique known as the Method acting. This technique involves an actor "feeling" and "becoming" the character they are about to perform in order that the character's actions flow naturally from internal motivations.

    • Name of Shoe Store: Imelda's Shoes

      The name of the shoe store in this episode is "Imelda's Shoes". This is a joke about Imelda Marcos who was the wife of Ferdinand Marcos the ousted tyrannical leader of the Philippines. Imelda Marcos was known to have owned thousands of pairs of shoes despite the fact that most people in her country lived in poverty.

    • Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

      This famous quote comes from the 1986 film The Fly.

    • Yakko: All right Mr. Pennzoil head. You talked us into it. We'll do your movie.

      Yakko's insult makes fun of Jerry Lewis's black oily hair.

    • Yakko: Jan Murray's house?

      Yakko refers to Jan Murray a famous comedian and game show host of the 1950's. Jan Murray and Jerry Lewis became friends after the two starred together in the film Which Way to the Front?

    • Dot's Painting: "The Scream"

      Dot is shown painting Edvard Munch's "The Scream".

    • Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: Three little maids from school...

      During the audition the Warners sing "Three Little Maids" from the William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan operetta The Mikado.

    • Character: Mr. Director

      The character of Mr. Director is a parody of comedian/comedy director Jerry Lewis, who is probably best known now for hosting the March of Dimes Telethon on Labor Day Weekend in the United States.

    • Singer: The hills are quite full of big rocks and boulders...

      The singer who dances through the meadow at the beginning of the episode sings a parody of a famous song from The Sound of Music.

    • Episode Title: Hello Nice Warners

      The title of this episode is based on a classic line from the Jerry Lewis film The Disorderly Orderly. Lewis says "Hello nice lady...let's have us a Baby!"

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