Season 5 Episode 24

Star Warners

Aired Weekdays 4:00 PM May 25, 1998 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Star Warners
(Miscellaneous Double Length Short) In this parody of Star Wars, the Animaniacs play rebels who are attempting to get away from the evil and dangerous Girth Plotz.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    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

    Chick Vennera

    Chick Vennera

    voice of Pesto Pigeon

    Bernadette Peters

    Bernadette Peters

    voice of Rita

    Maurice LaMarche

    Maurice LaMarche

    voice of The Brain

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Plotz: I'm tired of your stalling. Maybe this will persuade you to talk.
        Dot: (gasps) My home!
        Plotz: Yes! The Comedy Planet. where I'll put the Mega Star to it's first test.
        Dot: You're going to destroy my planet, wiping out millions of people?
        Plotz: No. I'm going to screw up their TV reception.
        Dot: (gasps) You...are...sick.
        Plotz: Begin TV disruption.

      • Ensign Otto: General Plotz, an escape pod has just blasted off, and it's heading toward the planet Ratatouille.
        Girth Plotz: So?
        Ensign Otto: It's carrying Princess Dot's Mini-fridge.
        Girth Plotz: Find me that fridge!

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Title Pun: Star Warners

        The title and plot of this episode is a reference to the popular Star Wars franchise, created by George Lucas.

      • Mos Eisner

        The "wretched hive of scum and villainy," a parody of Star Wars' Mos Eisley spaceport, is named after Michael Eisner, who was the head of Disney at the time.

        Celebrities in Mos Eisner include Humphrey Bogart (the bartender, parodying his role as Rick in Casablanca), Barbra Streisand (the "megastar"), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (the "megastar of total destruction," spoofing his role as Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin).

        In addition to the Animaniacs characters, several other Warner Brothers characters appear in this scene:

        -An instant Martian.
        -Gossamer, the red hairy monster who first appeared in "Hair-Raising Hare" (1946).
        -Egghead Jr., the bespectacled, capitose chick from the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons.
        -The band consists of Freakazoid, Fan Boy, and Mo-Ron/Bo-Ron from Freakazoid!. They're even playing the F! theme song.
        -Duck Dodgers.
        -Marvin the Martian and his dog, K-9.