Animaniacs Episode 91
Air date: 8 Sep. 1997
Season: 5
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Public domain-y...
Gag credit(s): We Don't Loan Out
We Buy Out
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Auf Wiedersehen!
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Theme Song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: "Public Domain-y..."

Message in a Bottle

The Warners are lost at sea and find a message in a bottle.


  • Wakko suggested that the bottle was "fanmail from some friendly flounder", which is reference from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.

Back in Style


Written by Tom Minton
Directed by Liz Holzman


A documentary sequence showing what happened after Warner Bros. closed its animation department in the '60s. Apparently, they loaned out the Warners to some limited animation television cartoons.


  • When Bugs and Daffy leave the studio, Bugs says that there is a flavored drink commercial waiting for them. The Looney Tunes characters did, in fact, star in several ads for flavored drinks like Kool-Aid and Tang after the Warner Bros. animation department closed. Daffy then says, "Wait up, Tex!" This is a reference to director Tex Avery, who returned to Warner Bros. briefly to direct those ads.
  • Friz Freleng erases Bugs Bunny's head and replaces it with that of a cat. This is a reference to Freleng creating the Pink Panther cartoon.
  • Freleng speaks exactly like Yosemite Sam, which Sam is happy to point out. Many people who worked with Freleng found him to be rather similar to Yosemite Sam.
  • Chuck Jones is the animator standing next to Freleng.
  • This cartoon features parodies of Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, Underdog, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and The Beatles TV shows (in the parodies of the first two aforementioned shows, Hanna-Barbera sound effects are used to a moderate extent, as Yogi Bear and Scooby-Doo were originally created by the latter studio; also by that time, H-B officially became part of Time Warner, as its parent company, Ted Turner's Turner Broadcasting has completed the merge with the latter nearly a year ago, in turn leading to its various properties becoming part of Warner Bros.).
  • Frank Welker provides his Fred Jones voice for the Scooby-Doo parody and also does his Scooby impression. Welker would later become the official voice of Scooby.
  • This segment reunites Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings and Gail Matthius where Jim voices Mr. Bumpy, Rob voices Squishington, and Gail voices Molly in Bump in the Night.

Bones in the Body


Music and lyrics by Randy Rogel
Directed by Liz Holzman


While at a campfire with Mr. Skullhead, the Warners sing their own variation of "Dem Bones."


  • Runt is at the campfire.
  • This marks Skullhead's final appearance.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Bristly, Hooknose Harold
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Lew-Lew, Muttermouth, Ed Meisker III
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Blanche Sewer
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz, Chicken Boo, Ralph T. Guard, Runt, Narrator, Uhuru, Ted, Lem Botchitt
Jim Cummings Calhoun Capybara, Simon San Simeon, Obese Orson, Yosemite Sam, Malice Ovey
Greg Burson Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Friz Freleng
Jeff Glen Bennett Thunderdogg, Gerald, Treg Green, Todd A-O
Gail Matthius Sweet Polly Dognose, Phoebe

Gag Credits

Show #91


When this episode is shown overseas, it has an additional gag credit:

We Don't Loan Out

We Buy Out


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Auf Wiedersehen!

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