Season 1 Episode 19

Meatballs or Consequences/A Moving Experience

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Oct 07, 1993 on The WB

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  • The cartoon that has the Warners pestering Death.

    Here is my review for a funny Animaniacs cartoon that I remember seeing for the first time on TV. It is called "Meatballs Or Consequences" and it is about the Warners (Yakko, Wakko, and Dot) at a meatball festival in Sweden, and Wakko is about to win in a meatball-eating contest. When he's about to, however, he claims that if he eats one more meatball, he'll die. And so, he eats it, and Death (AKA The Grim Reaper) comes to take him away. Yakko and Dot decide that they want to go with Wakko to the afterlife, so they beg to Death to bring them along. Death then decides to challenge them to a game of checkers as part of a deal: if Yakko and Dot win, they get to go with Wakko; but if they lose, Death takes away Wakko fair and square. Luckily, they win (mainly because they distract him in various ways). He takes them to the afterlife and they begin driving him crazy. Afterwards, he decides to make them mortal again, so that he doesn't have to see them again for a very long time. But when they tell him that they WANT to stay with him, he becomes so horrified that he leaps out of his cloak and runs away. The first time I saw this cartoon, every second was hilarious. Truly, an original cartoon starring The Warner Trio.