Animaniacs - Season 1

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Saturday 10:00 AM on The WB Premiered Sep 13, 1993 Returning October 17, 2017

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Episode Guide

  • 5/23/94
    9.1

    The biggest stars in Hollywood celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Warner Brothers and their sister, Dot.

  • Dr. Scratchansniff holds a group therapy session with the Warners and Elmyra Duff, but Elmyra's behavior drives the trio crazy. To escape, the Warners find Buttons and Mindy, and have Elmyra take all the pain Buttons usually gets. Slappy goes to get plastic surgery, but Walter tries to fiddle with her face.

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  • Pesto baby-sits an egg that escapes and rolls through the city, with the Goodfeathers in frantic pursuit. Mindy and Buttons are mer-people. Katie's dad forgets to take a message from one of her friends.

  • 5/3/94
    9.1

    Slappy and Skippy Squirrel go trick-or-treating at the homes of Slappy's former cartoon foes. Rita is accused of being a witch in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1600s. The wacky Warners perform in a scene from William Shakespeare's famous play, Macbeth.

  • The Warners are stuck on a kids show with the big, dumb orange dinosaur Baloney that gleefully takes all their abuse. Mindy and Buttons are seen as superheroes. Katie's dad makes a big mistake when he allows Katie to drive the family car home.

  • the Warners compete for the microphone at a karaoke song festival on the studio lot. To achieve fame, fortune and global domination, Pinky and The Brain become nocturnal superheroes. Chicken Boo dresses up as secret agent.

  • 3/1/94
    9.0

    An old Warner cartoon where the trio get jobs in a bakery and try to eat everything in sight. In 1969, Slappy and Skippy head for their summer cottage in Woodstock, New York, but find themselves in the middle of a famous music festival.

  • Brain throws his hat into the ring to run for President of the United States. Slappy faces off against her smelly old rival Stinkbomb to get her nuts.

  • The Warners show off their assistance on the homefront during World War II. Rita finds herself stuck up a giant tree in the middle of Nebraska with a case of acrophobia and Runt barking below her. Wakko shows off a bizarre Rube Goldberg device.

  • The Warners sing the International Friendship Song in Germany. Brain concocts a mystery formula and sells it through infomercials as part of a world-conquering scheme. Buttons chases Mindy across Paris as she tries to catch a balloon.

  • During the California, the Warners confront, confuse and confound Claimjump Jake, the greediest gold prospector in the West. Another gold-related tale.The trials and tribulations of a piece of gold wrapping paper. Dot travels to the far corners of the globe seeking some peace and quiet

  • 2/15/94
    9.3

    In the late 1800s, Brain steals Dr. Jekyll's formula as part of a scheme to take over the British Empire. A frustrated and lovelorn Minerva avoids a hunting dog named Newt, who either wants to capture her or have her!

  • 2/14/94
    9.6

    The Warners disrupt Dr. Scratchansniff's date. The Goodfeathers chase their girlfriends, the Girlfeathers, who are playing hard-to-get. Dot's sweet personality is analyzed in a musical number.

  • Wakko and Dr. Scratchansniff are stuck in an elevator for several hours. Then, will a Brave Little Trailer survive when a fierce tornado tears through his trailer park? Pinky and The Brain demonstrate how voices are recorded for cartoons.

  • The Warner siblings confront Ralph the Giant in their own version of the fairy tale classic. Another disastrous confrontation occurs when legendary trailblazer Daniel Boone meets "Frontier Slappy" Squirrel.

  • Slappy tells Skippy a story about the studio's plans to deliver Christmas presents to the Warners, with Ralph standing in for Santa Claus. Chicken Boo disguises himself as a department store Santa Claus. Wakko belches Jingle Bells. The Warners run amok at a toy store.

  • A Christmas Plotz/Little Drummer Warners
  • 11/24/93
    8.7

    the Warners tangle with the head of the Mob while dining at a pasta restaurant. the three zany siblings sing about the beautiful Lake Titicaca. Runt becomes a sled dog in the Yukon.

  • 11/23/93
    9.1

    The Warners run amok in a video store late at night. In another effort to overthrow the world, Pinky and The Brain use H.G. Wells' time machine to create an era.

  • 11/22/93
    8.8

    A Thanksgiving cartoon features the Warner siblings in Plymouth, Massachusetts, protecting their pet turkey from hunter Miles Standish.

  • 11/19/93
    8.2

    Cold Open: Dot Warner parodies the classic opening theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
    Windsor Hassle: The Warners create a wild "Windsor Hassle" when they help the Queen of England refurbish Windsor Castle.
    And Justice for Slappy: (double-length short) Slappy Squirrel is put up on trial for assaulting Walter Wolf. Can she convince the jury of wolves that she is not guilty?

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  • The Warners sing the senses song, a ditty delving into the six senses and beyond. When The Brain falls in love and enlists Pinky's help to woo the object of his affection.

  • Rita and Runt lead a daring escape from a farm where rabbits are being raised for their pelts. At the mall, the Warmers are pestered by two survey ladies who ask inane questions.

  • Flavio and Marita decide to seek thrilling adventures, much to the horror of Gina Embryo. a naive Kansas woodchuck who desires to become a Hollywoodchuck travels to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune.

  • The Warner siblings deliver lunch to famed newscaster Dan Anchorman. However, the stuffed shirt is so egotistical that he refuses to tip the delivery persons. Needless to say, Dan's next newscast doesn't go quite according to plan.

  • The Warners become contestants on their favorite game show, "Quiz Me Quick." Next, Pinky and The Brain hope to become "Puppet Rulers" as the stars of a 1950s children's television show.

  • Rita and Runt are "Smitten With Kittens" when they befriend three lost cats. Then, "Alas Poor Skullhead" features the Warners performing a scene from Shakespeare's "Hamlet.

  • Spellbound
    Episode 38
    11/10/93
    8.8

    Pinky and The Brain become Spellbound when they attempt to use Merlin's book of magic to take over the world.

  • In this three-cartoon episode with a wartime theme, "Dough Dough Boys" features the Goodfeathers as messenger pigeons sent on a mission during World War I.

  • When Slappy Squirrel's cartoons are reviewed negatively by a couple of critics, Slappy puts them. Yakko, Wakko and Dot defend the king and his castle in a parody of the famed Dumas tale.

  • This four-cartoon episode features the stars of the show appearing in each other's segments. First, The Brain ventures "In the Garden of Mindy" and enlists Mindy's help in his latest plan to take over the world.

  • 11/4/93
    9.8

    On his birthday, a clown visits Wakko, who is terrified of clowns. Then, in another ploy to take over the world, The Brain seeks adoration by becoming "Bubba Bo Bob Brain," a country music star.

  • First, in "Noahs' Lark," the Hip Hippos board Noah's ark, much to Noah's chagrin. Then, "The Big Kiss" features Chicken Boo disguising himself as one of Hollywood's leading men.

  • 11/2/93
    9.7

    The Warners are tortured going through the longest, most boring one-sided conversation of their lives courtesy of a drone-voice man, Francis Pip Pumphandle (Ben Stein), they meet at a party. Yakko sings of the planets in our solar system. Buttons and Mindy are part of a space colony.

  • Madame Brundtwind is an opera singer practicing for her performance. When her singing annoys the Warners, they ask her to stop. When she refuses, the Warners decide to see her performance and get a little revenge. Rita and Runt are in Warsaw, Poland during the 1939 German blitzkrieg. The head of the Polish underground arranges to meet his daughter Katrina on a train that is about to leave the train station. When Katrina is discovered by a dog working for the Germans, Rita saves her. They head to the train station, and jump on when the train begins to leave. Katrina is safe, but Rita when she sees Runt being attacked by German dogs decides to stay. She leaps from the train in order to help her friend. Wakko belches out "The Dance of the Hours" by Amilcare Ponchielli.

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  • 10/29/93
    9.6

    The Warners are in Transylvania and spend the night in Dracula's castle. Dracula's repeated attempts to drink there blood are frustrated by the Warners' antics. In order to destroy a village, Dr. Phrankenstein creates a monsterous dog named Scout. When Scout is struck by lightning his brain is damaged. Dr. Phrankenstein needs a new dog brain and decides to use Runt's. Rita, however, releases Runt and Scout before Dr. Phrankenstein can operate on the.

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  • The Warners go to Hades where Satan wants to torment them. Unfortunately, the Warners end up tormenting him. He kicks them out after Yakko freezes the place. Wilford B. Wolf is interested in Minerva Mink and asks her out on a date. Unfortunately, she turns him down. Wilford, however, is a werewolf and when the moon comes out he becomes handsome. Minerva becomes interested, but problems arise when the moon in continually obscured by clouds. A cosmetics saleswoman discovers Skullhead Boneyhands in a mansion. She takes him home in an effort to make him look better. Unfortunately, he keeps getting buried by the family's dog.

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  • The Warners stow away aboard a whaling ship controlled by Captain Ahab. Ahab wants to kill Moby Dick, but the Warners try to convince him not to kill whales. In prehistoric time, a cave girl Mindy chases after an egg. A prehistoric version of Buttons tries to keep her out of trouble. When a dangerous gunslinger comes to town, Chicken Boo is made sheriff in order to protect the town. Eventually, Boo is discovered to be a chicken (again) and is run out of town.

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  • The Warners appear on a game show that is a parody of the Groucho Marx game show You Bet Your Life. Slappy puts a can of diet juice in the recyling bin in the yard of Candie Chipmunk's house. Candie complains that it is not her trash and asks Slappy to put in her own trash. Throughout the episode Slappy tries different ways to sneak the can back on chipmunk's property. In order to get money for a giant magnet to stop the Earth's rotation allowing Brain to assume control over the world, Brain tries to win a million dollars by participating in the Kentucky Derby.

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  • Dot and the Warners are kicked out of a movie theater after Dot loudly fawns over an actor in the movie. The Warners sneak back into the theater and become part of the movie by entering a Film Projector. Wakko is at the movies and has to go to the bathroom. When he discovers that the bathrooms don't work, he must find a bathroom somewhere else. When the medieval kingdom of Camelot is threatened by a dragon, King Arthur asks Merlin to summon a big powerful knight. When Merlin tries to summon the knight, he gets the Warners instead. The Warners defeat the dragon by tricking it into blowing itself up. They discover that it was really a robot that was being operated by Pinky and the Brain.

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  • Hercule Yakko: The detective Warners go in search of Marita's missing jewel on a cruise ship filled with "the unusual suspects". (Slappy, Minerva, Pinky and the Brain, Flavio and Marita).

    Home on De-Nile: Rita gets adopted by Cleopatra. Runt saves her after he finds out that Rita is about to be sacrificed.

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Warners' unique interpretation of Shakespeare, complete with Batman and Robin.

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  • Yakko's World of Baldness: Yakko parodies the Hair Club for Men commercial.

    Opportunity Knox: Brain wants to steal all of the gold out of Fort Knox.

    Wings Take Heart: When a male moth and a female butterfly fall in love they head to the city.

  • Be Careful What You Eat: The Warners sing about the ingredients of junk food.

    Up the Crazy River: When Mindy chases a butterfly into a rain forest that is being cut down for wood, Buttons follows and protects her.

    To Da Dump, to Da Dump, to Da Dump Dump Dump: The Goodfeathers must help Pesto when he gets his head caught in a plastic six-pack ring while rummaging through the garbage.

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  • 10/13/93
    8.7

    Guardin' the Garden: God makes Adam and Eve and tells them not to eat the fruit that comes from the tree of knowledge. Slappy Squirrel, however, lives in the tree of knowledge. When evil snake tries to tempt Adam and Eve, Slappy is in charge of guarding the fruit and stopping the snake.

    Plane Pals: Onboard a plane, the Warners annoy a tightwad who is forced to sit by them because of a computer error.

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  • Hearts of Twilight: A crazy film director (based on Jerry Lewis and made to look like Marlon Brando) is millions of dollars over budget, so Plotz sends the Warners out to stop him.

    The Boids: The Goodfeathers are hired as stunt birds for an Alfred Hitchcock horror movie. They try to keep their jobs, but the move shoot turns out to be harder than they expected.

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  • The Flame: The Flame lights the room as Thomas Jefferson writes the Declaration of Independence.

    Wakko's America: In a Jeopardy!-game in the classroom, Wakko has to name the 50 states and their capitols.

    Davy Omelette: Chicken Boo is mistaken for Davy Omelette the frontiersman. He helps a number of pioneers who are being attacked by a bear.

    Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago: On a train to Gettysburg, the Warners help Abraham Lincoln write the opening of the Gettysburg Address.

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  • Meatballs or Consequences: In Sweden, Wakko enters a meatball eating contest and eats too many meatballs and says he will die. He is declared dead by Death. Yakko and Dot must play checkers with Death to stop Wakko from being taken to the ever after.

    A Moving Experience: Flavio and Marita head to New York in order to find a trendy new place to live.

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  • Pavlov's Mice: In turn of the century Russia, Pinky and the Brain are conditioned to respond in strange ways to the sound of bells. Brain plans to take over the world by stealing the crown jewels of Russia. Unfortunately, his conditioning prevents him from successfully getting the jewels.

    Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov: In New York, Chicken Boo is mistaken for a ballet dancer and dances in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

    Nothing But the Tooth: Rasputin has a toothache preventing him from hypnotizing the tsar. Unfortunately, the Warners are his dentists.

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  • Roll Over, Beethoven: Yakko, Wakko, and Dot help Beethoven compose his fifth symphony.

    The Cat and the Fiddle: In 1690's Italy, Stradivarius takes a stray Rita in hope to make violin strings out of her "catgut". 

  • Chalkboard Bungle: The studio hires a new teacher named Miss Flamiel to teach the Warners. Despite her best efforts, she meets only with frustration and is unable to teach them anything.

    Hurray for Slappy: Slappy goes to a banquet held in her honor in order to receive an award while three of her old nemesis plot revenge for years of torment.

    The Great Wakkorotti: Wakko belches The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss.

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  • 10/1/93
    9.2

    Space Probed: The Warners are abducted by aliens and taken aboard their spaceship where their hijinks begin to annoy the passengers.

    Battle for the Planet: Brain wants to take over the world by tricking people into thinking that aliens are invading.

  • 9/30/93
    9.6

    La La Law: When Dr. Scratchansniff gets a parking ticket, he goes to court to fight it. The Warners act as his lawyers and frustrate the judge with their hijinks.

    Cat on a High Steel Beam: Mindy follows a kitten into a dangerous construction site.

  • 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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  • Garage Sale of the Century: Papa Bear is having a garage sale, but runs into problems when the Warners take the expression too literally.

    West Side Pigeons: The Goodfeathers are having a rivalry with a group of sparrows when Squit falls in love with Carloota, the sister of a rival sparrow.

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  • 9/27/93
    8.2

    No Pain, No Painting: In 1905, the Warners arrive at the Paris home of the famous artist Pablo Picasso. They want to help him paint and annoy him so much that he will let them paint as he relaxes.

    Les Miseranimals: Runt Val Runt, a rebellious dog in The French Revolution in Paris, helps Rita and other captured cats get free from a future of being pies.

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  • King Yakko
    Episode 10
    9/24/93
    9.4

    Yakko inherits the throne of Anvilania, a small kingdom best known as the world's largest producer of anvils.

  • 9/23/93
    7.9

    Wally Llama: Wally Llama, the wisest creature in the world, vows to stop answering questions after being asked too many stupid ones. However, the Warners have a very pressing question that Wally Llama doesn't know (why the fact is that hot dogs come in sets of 10, but hot-dog buns only come in sets of 8).

    Where Rodents Dare: With one of his new inventions, Brain plans to freeze all the leaders of the world when they are at an international peace conference in the Alps.

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  • 9/22/93
    8.6

    The Big Candy Store: After a nun is kicked out of a candy store, the Warners give the owner of the candy store a hard time. After

    Bumbie's Mom: Skippy gets traumatized with a death in Bumbie, the Dearest Deer, Slappy tries to teach him that "no one dies in cartoons" by visiting the actress who played the part.

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  • 9/21/93
    9.0

    Piano Rag: Dr. Scratchansniff, Ralph the guard, and Hello Nurse all chase after the Warners, so they hide in a piano concert until the coast is clear.

    When Rita Met Runt: An independent cat and a stupid dog meet in an animal shelter, where they decide to bust out and find a real home.

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  • Temporary Insanity: When Plotz's secretary gets sick, he accidentally hires Yakko, Wakko, and Dot as replacement.

    Operation: Lolipop: After Mindy receives a lollipop, she gets into trouble when the lollipop sticks to the side of a mail truck and she and Buttons (protecting Mindy) pursue it.

    What Are We? The Warners are hypnotized by Dr. Scratchansniff in order to make them less zany. Dr. Scratchansniff fails and asks them what they are, leading the Warners to offer a number of suggestions.

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  • 9/17/93
    9.4

    Thaddeus Plotz has invited over some very important business people to a business dinner and it's Dr. Scratchnsniff's job to train the Warners with manners so they can attend. He suceeds and the Warners are allowed to go to the party, but when they're only there for a minute and are sent back to the Water Tower they start to ruin the party, but in the end the business people are pleased and give the check to the Warners instead.

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  • Hooked on a Ceiling: Michelangelo paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, nearly ruined and fixed by the Warners who were offended by all the naked people on it.

    Goodfeathers: The Beginning: In order to become a Goodfeather, Squit must find the Godpigeon some food.

  • H.M.S. Yakko: The Warners trespass on Captain Mel's beach. He tries to get them to leave.

    Slappy Goes Walnuts: Slappy tries to get some walnuts in a yard guarded by a dog.

    Yakko's Universe Song: Yakko sings a song about the relative vastness of space from one person to the entire universe.

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  • Yakko's World: Yakko sings a song to the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance listing the nations of the world.

    Cookies for Einstein: As scouts in Switzerland, the Warners attempt to sell cookies to Albert Einstein and accidentally help him discover the mass-energy conversion formula (mistakenly referred to as the formula for his theory of relativity).

    Win Big: Brain competes on trivia game show "Gyp-Parody" to win money to buy a device in order to take over the world.

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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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