What has helped cement Animaniacs's legacy as a childrens' show with a sizable older audience is its innuendo, jokes where something inappropriate is implied but not outright stated. Nearly every episode of the series' run features a joke that somehow slipped its way past the censors. Oftentimes the innuendo is marked with Yakko blowing a kiss to the viewers and declaring, "G'night everybody!"

Season 1

There's baloney in our slacks!

Hello Nurse: I don't know what to say, the monkeys won't do!
Yakko: For a nickel, I'll give ya a clue!
Announcer: A squirrel likes to hide his nuts in the most unusual places...where the sun don't shine on 'em.
Yakko: Wait a second, you expect us poor innocent children to climb dangerous scaffholdings and paint naked people all over a church?
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: We'll do it!
Yakko: But we're not doing it for the sake of money and we're not doing it for the sake of art! No! We're doing it because...we like painting naked people.
Wakko: [opening a statue of Dr. Scratchansniff] Ooh, a giant Pez Dispenser. Want one?
Yakko: Please.
Dr. Scratchansniff: Stop playing with my bust!
Yakko: Mwah, goodnight, everybody!
Dr. Scratchansniff: [shaking Hello Nurse's hand] How do you do? Now, Yakko, you try.
Yakko: How do you do...that thing with your mouth? (He kisses Hello Nurse) Take me away. But be gentle, I'm fragile. (He shatters to bits)
Madonna: Come on, you guys, we're gonna play Truth or Dare.
Thaddeus Plotz: [After Wakko swallows his WB shield shaped paperweight] And give me back my paperweight!
Wakko: Okay, but you'll have to wait a while.
Yakko: Mwah, goodnight, everybody!
[The phone rings]
Yakko, Wakko, & Dot: I'll get it!
Wakko: Look! It's a big fat fanny!
[The Warners have encased Flaxseed inside a chocolate bunny, which a bunch of orphans take away]
Yakko: Wait'll they get to the creamy filling.
Cardinal: King Yakko, your throne.
Wakko: The throne? How do you lift the lid?
Dot: Since when do you lift the lid?
Hello Nurse: Hurry, your majesty. These are desperate times. You must meet the cabinet.
Yakko: [talking to a literal cabinet] Hello, I'm Yakko. Nice to meet you. [talking as the cabinet as he opens the drawers] Oh, the pleasure's all mine.
Hello Nurse: Sire?
Yakko: Wait 'till we're alone.
And then there's this which did not make it into the episode.
Yakko: Did you know there's P.P. on your smock?
Dot: Diiiiiisgusting!!
Yakko: I got the beans!
Wakko: I got the ketchup!
Dot: I got the buns!
Yakko: Says you.
Yakko: Maybe we should try a different approach.
[Yakko and Wakko ogle a couple of good-looking girls]
Dot: That'll be enough of that!
Yakko: Every boy needs a hobby.
Yakko: [while chasing Hello Nurse] Just one little kiss! I've had all my shots!
Miss Flamiel: Please find your seats.
Yakko: [pointing to his bottom] I found mine.
Wakko: [pointing to his bottom] Got mine.
Dot: [pointing to her bottom] Here's mine.
Yakko: (points to Miss Flamiel's behind) I bet you have no trouble finding yours.
Miss Flamiel: Yakko, can you conjugate?
Yakko: Who, me? I never even kissed a girl.
Miss Flamiel: No no no! It's easy. I'll conjugate with you.
Yakko: Goodnight, everybody!
Miss Flamiel: Let me go to the board and show you.
Yakko: [to the audience] Don't look!
[Miss Flamiel takes a red marker out of her bosom]
Yakko: Ooh, what else have you got in there?
Beethoven: I am Ludwig van Beethoven, world famous composer and pianist.
Yakko: You're a what?
Beethoven: A pianist!
Yakko: Mwah, goodnight, everybody!
Beethoven: But that is what I am! A pianist!
Yakko: I think we heard enough out of you!

The term "pianist" is pronounced to make it sound like a certain thing.

Yakko: [to Death] We all be like a family!
Wakko: Can we call you "Dadoo?"
Dot: Hey, Pop, can we stay up past ten?
Yakko: Can we watch the adult channel?
Yakko and Wakko: Helloooooo, nurse!
Miss Flamiel asks Wakko how much we wants to wager in their game of Jeopardy!
Wakko: I'll blow the wad.
Yakko and Dot look directly at the camera with an alarmed expression on their faces.
Dot: I found Prince! [carrying Prince, the pop star]
Yakko: No no no, fingerprints!
Dot: I don't think so.
Slappy: I gotta watch my figure. Hey! [lifting the lower half of her fur revealing human female legs] Someone's gotta look after it. Heh heh heh!
Brain:Tomorrow is the running of the Kentucky Derby. Do you know what that is?
Pinky: Um, a rather large hat?
Brain: Promise me something, Pinky, never breed.
Pinky: I'll try.
Brain: [after seeing Phar Fignewton] Heavens, they're multiplying.
Yakko: Well, there you go, that's the entire solar system!
Wakko: You forgot Uranus.
Yakko: Goodnight, everybody!
Noah: (thinking God is his mother) Boy, Mom. Your voice has changed.
God: I'm not your mother, Noah.
Noah: Oh, my God.
Buster and Babs: Buster and Babs Bunny...No relation!
Noah: Let's hope not! It's a children's show!
Reporter: [to Chicken Boo] Hey, Boo, what's it like being the sexiest actor in Hollywood?
[Yakko explains he had to pull cartoons out of Wakko's ear, mouth, and eye. Yakko asks how he feels.]
Wakko: Oooh, my bottom hurts!
Yakko: Mwah, goodnight, everybody!
Dolly Parton: I'm your biggest fan! What do you say to that?
Brain: I'd say puberty was inordinately kind to you.
Dolly Parton: (chuckles) Go on.
Wakko: I'm not wearing any pants!
Miles Standish: I took that hamster to bed with me every night, you know.
Yakko: Goodnight, everybody!
Miles Standish: [referring to Mr. Gobble] Begone pests and give me the bird!
Yakko: We'd love to, really, but the Fox censors won't allow it.
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: (singing) 
Oh, Lake Titicaca, yes, Lake Titicaca,
Why do we sing of its fame?
Lake Titicaca, yes, Lake Titicaca,
'Cause we really like saying its name!
Yakko: Hello, nurses! Say, why don't you stop at the water tower and I'll show you my stamp collection?
Dancer: But, Yakko, you don't have a stamp collection.
Yakko: Alright, then you can open my mail.
Yakko: Let me know when those costumes get heavy.
Dot: The stockings were hung so our names clearly showed...
Wakko: In hopes that old Santa would drop a big load.
Yakko: Goodnight, everybody!

At one point, the Warners make the car go up and down and up and down, and a woman pulls her son away from the sight.

Frau Hassenfeffer: You're not going to bite me, are you?
Dot: Not unless you want us to.
Dot:  (singing) I'm cute.
Yakko & Wakko: So what?
Dot: (singing) I never am vain.
Yakko: (singing) She's becoming a pain in the—
Dot: (singing) But I'm also real nice.

The moment that Yakko and Wakko wish to see Minerva skinny dip.

Minerva: Would you do me a favor? [referring to her toes] These are wet. Would you...blow on them for me?
Dog: [to Runt] Say, d'ya mind if I smell ya?
Dr. Scratchansniff: [showing an ink blot test] What does this remind you of?
Yakko: Girls.
Dr. Scratchansniff: [showing a different ink blot test, which looks like a car] What does this remind you of?
Yakko: Girls.
Dr. Scratchansniff: [showing a different ink blot test, which clearly looks like a burger] What does this remind you of?
Yakko: Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, girls.
Dr. Scratchansniff: You are obsessed with girls!
Yakko: Hey, you're the one showing me all the sexy pictures!

Season 2

Dot: You don't wanna eat me. I'm just a widdle skinny thing! [Her skirt drops revealing her panties, which she embarrassingly picks back up]
Yakko: Fine, don't worry about me. I'll find someone to romp with! [He whistles and four Vegas showgirls come up to him] I love cartoons.
Yakko: [The showgirls leave him] Come on! Just one more romp! I'll even get in front this time!
Howie: Hey, Robin, whose side are you on?
Yakko and Wakko: Ours, I hope. (Yakko and Wakko kiss Robin on the hand.)
Howie: All right, enough.

Season 3

Yakko: (singing)                                                                                                                                                      

Whose fault, whose fault, the San Andreas fault.

Cause Mr. Ritcher can't predict her kicking our asphalt.

Wakko: Uh-oh, I feel a bubble coming on.

Yakko: Is this you? Are you happily engrossed in inconsequential cartoon trivia to the point where your socks can probably stand up by themselves? if you are, there's hope. There's help. There's the 'Please Please Pleese Get a Life Foundation'!

Scooter: All we could do was watch, watch, watch, watch, 'till I spilled lots of soda all over my crotch.

Yakko making a mistake during the "F" section in All The Words in the English Language may be a way to censor a common profane word.

Minerva: Never mind that. Just give me the bird!
Dot: We can't. This is a family show.
Slappy: (referring to the baby bluebird going under her butt) This is starting to become a pain in know.
Skippy: You want me to bring [the baby bluebird] back to his nest?
Slappy: No, Skippy... I'm actually starting to enjoy it.
(Wakko plays a rimshot on the drums)
Skippy: Goodnight, everybody!
Will Hayes: (to Googy Goop) Like that outfit for instance. Take it off this instant.
Googy Goop: Oh!
Yakko: Mwah, goodnight, everybody!

Season 4

Dot: Would you lke to see how we do it?
Yakko: *Mwah* Goodnight, Everybody!

Season 5

Gag Credit:

You Better Not Cry
You Better Not Pout
I'm Telling You Why

Wakko Put A Little Surprise In The Eggnog

Wakko's Wish

Skippy: Even my nuts are frozen!
Slappy: Be careful with that last verse!


  • The Nostalgia Critic made a review of the Innuendo called "Top 11 Naughtiest Moments In Animaniacs"