Season 4 Episode 1

One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Sep 07, 1996 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • When the firefighters lead Slappy out of the smoking house, her cuckoo clock says three o'clock, but the bird only chirps twice.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Show creator Tom Ruegger based this episode off of memories he had of visiting his aunt in a nursing home.

    • This episode was allegedly made to be a test pilot for a Slappy The Squirrel spin-off series, but was just molded into an Animaniacs episode after it was canned.

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock.

      This is a reference to the 1975 Miloš Forman film based on the novel by Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
      It starred Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher.
      The film received five academy awards including Best Actor and Best Actress to Nicholson and Fletcher respectively, Best direction to Forman, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Movie. Also Nurse Ratched, played by Fletcher was ranked as the fifth Greatest Villain of all Time by the American Film Institute (AFI) and the film itself is considered as the 20th best film of all time by the AFI.