Animaniacs

Season 1 Episode 5

Taming Of The Screwy

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Aired Weekdays 4:00 PM Sep 17, 1993 on FOX
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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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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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

    Chick Vennera

    Chick Vennera

    voice of Joe P.

    Guest Star

    John Mariano

    John Mariano

    voice of Danny D.

    Guest Star

    Dorian Harewood

    Dorian Harewood

    voice of Spike

    Guest Star

    Frank Welker

    Frank Welker

    voice of Thaddeus Plotz

    Recurring Role

    Maurice LaMarche

    Maurice LaMarche

    voice of Jack P.

    Recurring Role

    Paul Rugg

    Paul Rugg

    voice of Mr. Director

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (15)

      • Dr. Scratchensniff: (telling the Warners about a party) The bad news is you can only go if I train you to be polite, clean, well-dressed children on your best behavior.
        Dot: I thought you said it was a party!

      • Scratchansniff: Get up, get up!
        Dot: What, without a treat?
        Scratchansniff: Yes!
        Yakko: All right, but Shamu wouldn't work under these conditions.
        Scratchansniff: Shamu doen't want to go to the party!
        Dot: Was she invited?

      • Scratchansniff: Stop it, stop that! I am not here to amuse you!
        Yakko: Then please stop being so funny!

      • Bea Arthur: I'm putting out a swimsuit calendar.
        (The Penguin chokes and spits out his food)
        The Penguin: Not while I'm eating!

      • Scratchansniff: The studio is giving a big fancy party for some new investors with movie stars and everything, and you're invited.
        Yakko/Wakko/Dot: Movie stars?!
        Yakko: Michelle Pfeiffer!
        Dot: Mel Gibson!
        Wakko: Don Knotts!
        Scratchansniff: There's also some bad news...
        Dot: Bea Arthur's putting out a swimsuit calendar?
        Scratchansniff: She is?! (thinks) Of course not!

      • Scratchansniff: Do you know why you're here?
        Yakko: None of us really knows why we're here, although Shopenhauer put forth an interesting theory...
        Scratchansniff: That's not what I meant!
        Dot: Then why'd you say it?

      • Mr. Plotz: Do you know what keeps this company running?
        Scratchansniff: Mel Gibson movies?

      • Doctor Scratchensniff (to Batman): I don't want to drive the Batmobile, I just want to sit in it.

      • Doctor Scratchensniff (to Batman): I don't want to drive the Batmobile, I just want to sit in it.

      • Dot: Are you married?
        Dr. Scratchnsiff: NO NO NO!!!
        Dot: With a temper like that no wonder!

      • Doctor: Stop playing with my bust!
        Yakko: Goodnight everybody!

      • (After receiving the $1 billion check)
        Yakko: You know, Doc, there's a lesson to be learned in all this.
        Doctor Scratchansniff: What is it?
        Yakko: I don't know, but whatever it is, it's worth a billion dollars!

      • (After Wayne and Garth take over the band)
        Whoopi Goldberg: Who says studio parties don't rock?
        Christopher Walken: Let's shindig, darling!

      • (Trying to open a giant lobster claw)
        Danny Glover: How do you open this thing?
        (Mel Gibson breaks it open by slamming his head down on it)
        Danny Glover: I'm getting too old for this...

      • (The Warners are told to go back up to the tower)
        Yakko: Well, I know when we're not wanted. I know when we should just give up and go home...(crawls back down ladder) Now is not one of those times!

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Yakko: Aw, you're a wrecking machine!
        This is a parody of the popular film "Rocky", starring Sylvester Stallone. Yakko is imitating Rocky's trainer in order to motivate Wakko.

      • Studio Executive: It was a giant chicken, I tell you!

        This is a reference to the character Chicken Boo who joins the cast later in the season. His shorts involved him disguising himself as human and fooling everyone except for one person who would run around yelling, "He's a giant chicken!"

      • Episode Title: "The Taming Of The Screwy"
        The title of thi episode is a play on words to Shakespeare's "The Taming Of The Shrew". The plot line bears closer similarity to "Pygmalian" by George Bernard Shaw, however.

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