Animaniacs Episode 23
Air date: 15 Oct. 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Dot: The rain in Spainy...
Gag credit(s): Taxidermist-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Announcer: Hey, Warner Brothers...and the Warner Sister..., you've just completed another great show! What're you gonna do now?
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Theme song


Last line

Dot: The rain in Spainy...

Be Careful What You Eat

23-1-Be Careful What You Eat

Music: Jacques Offenbach
Lyrics: Randy Rogel


The Warners sing to the tune of the Can Can the many ingredients found in junk food.


  • On the album version, the last four lines are:
We like sweets a lot
But they make your insides rot,
So remember it's your body
And the only one you've got.


Yakko is in a session with Dr. Scratchansniff. Yakko claims he can see into the future. For instance, he can see the next cartoon coming up.

Up the Crazy River


Written by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Alfred Gimeno


Mindy, Buttons and her family are on a boat tour of the Amazon River in South America. Mindy gets off the boat to chase a butterfly, and once again, it is up to Buttons to protect her from all harm without getting harmed himself.


  • The title is a reference to the line "Up a lazy river" from the Hoagy Carmichael song "Lazy River".
  • The Warners cameo in this cartoon, with fishing rods, when Buttons is watching Mindy float down the river.


  • Buttons wears a collar in this cartoon, which appears and disappears on occasion.


All the Warners are drawing pictures in Dr. Scratchasniff's office, however they are all blank. Dot's blank picture is of "The Eiffel Tower in Italy", Wakko's is of "a cow eating grass", Yakko's is the next cartoon.

Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Dump Dump


Story by Tom Ruegger
Written by Charles M. Howell IV
Directed by Greg Reyna


The Goodfeathers go to an ocean barge for some food, but Pesto gets caught in a plastic bottle holder.


  • The title is a vocalization of the finale from the "William Tell Overture" by Rossini, as well as the punchline to the classic joke, "Where does the Lone Ranger go to throw away his garbage?".
  • The Warners cameo in a continuation of their literal running gag of being chased by Ralph.

Wheel of Morality

Wheel of Morality

The moral of today's story is: "The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind...
except in New Jersey where what's blowing in the wind smells funny."


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mindy's Mom, Tour Guide, Customer
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Frank Welker Buttons, Mindy's Dad, Hot Dog Vendor
John Mariano Bobby
Chick Vennera Pesto
Maurice LaMarche Squit

Kathryn Page's Credit



Announcer: Hey, Warner Brothers...and the Warner Sister..., you've just completed another great show! What're you gonna do now?

Yakko: We're going to......sleep.

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