Animaniacs Episode 14
Air date: September 30, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Dot: Here's the show's namey...
Gag credit(s): Babysitter-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Cowabunga!
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Newsreel of the Stars

See also: Episode 1: De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon


  • At the end, instead of fading out, it goes straight into the theme song.

Theme song


Last line

Dot: Here's the show's namey...

Mime Time

Today on "Mime Time":
Trapped in an imaginary box.

A safe drops on the mime.


  • The first Mime Time short.

La La Law (406-718)


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Michael Gerard & Rich Arons


In a parody of L.A. Law‚ the Warners represent Dr. Scratchansniff for a parking ticket violation.


  • The judge is briefly drawn with five fingers on his right hand as opposed to the usual four. After Yakko puts his hand down, he has four again.

  • Mac, Emily and Amanda Duff from the "Elmyra's Family" episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures are seen in the jury stand.
  • The Mime makes a cameo.
  • Yakko is accused of "badgering the witness", a courtroom violation in which the interregator acts rudely toward a witness, when he is actually badgering the accused. He then puts away the badger (as a pun), and brings out a goat as an act of "goating the witness". This is a pun on "goding the witness", a courtroom violation in which the interregator attempts to encourage the witness to continue his or her story to give the interregator an advantage. The judge responds to all this by warning them if they continue he will hold them in contempt, a term which means that the person has a bad relationship with the courtroom officials. This status often leads to a guilty verdict.


Mime Time


Today on "Mime Time": Throwing an imaginary football.

The mime gets tackled by a football team.

Cat on a Hot Steel Beam (406-802)


Written by Barry Caldwell
Directed by Barry Caldwell & Greg Reyna

Mindy follows Pussyfoot onto a construction site, while Buttons attempts to keep her out of danger.


  • The title is a parody of the Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  • The cat that Mindy chases is Pussyfoot, best known for appearing in cartoons with Marc Anthony the bulldog.
  • At one point‚ parodies of the characters of Popeye and Swee' Pea (here named "Green Bean") and Tom & Jerry appear at the construction site, most likely to emphasize the point that the whole "baby being chased on a construction site" plotline has been done to death in other cartoons.
  • The Warners also appear at the same point. Wakko runs back to kiss Buttons inexplicably.

  • When Buttons protects Mindy by extending a plank‚ he ends up on the moon and sees Marvin the Martian.
  • Part of Mindy's Mom's head, specifically, her chin, is seen when she is trying to work the toaster.

Mary Melody2

  • Amanda Duff from the Elmyra's Family episodes of Tiny Toons can be seen in the crowd at the end.
  • This is the first time that Mindy has a conversation with an adult and repeatedly asks, "Why?".


  • Buttons follow Mindy and Pussyfoot as they are walking to the end of a I beam. Buttons nails a board to the bottom of the I beam with a nail gun. The next scene the board is on top of the beam. When Button comes back with more wood the board is on the bottom again.

Mime Time


Today on "Mime Time": Pulling an imaginary rope.

The mime gets squashed by a sandbag.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Construction Worker #2
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Gery Bilchmoytner, Mindy's Mother
John Ingle Judge
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Maurice LaMarche Reporter, Marvin the Martian, Sailor, Construction Worker #1
Frank Welker Buttons, Mindy's Father
Tom Bodett Announcer

Kathryn Page's Credit



Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Cowabunga!

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