Animaniacs Episode 25
Air date: October 21, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: (spoken) How urbane-y...
Gag credit(s): Rug Merchant-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Dot: Set three extra places!
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: We're coming over for dinner!
Yakko: Except I'm allergic to anything with lactose in it.
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Disasterpiece Theatre

Disasterpiece Theatre

Yakko does a parody of the program, Masterpiece Theatre.

Theme song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot:
(spoken) How urban-y...

Hercule Yakko


Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Rusty Mills and Dave Marshall


In this parody of Agatha Christie stories, the Warners help find a diamond necklace that was presumably stolen from the Hip Hippos' ship stateroom. Contains the infamous "Finger Prince" joke.


  • Hercule Yakko is a clear parody of Hercule Poirot.
  • Contains a cameo appearance by Chicken Boo and almost every main character appeared.
  • Minerva Mink makes her debut appearance in this cartoon.
  • Slappy Squirrel mentions that she once saw Wally Gator dance with a Smurf.
  • Pinky and the Brain appear in this cartoon.
  • At one point, the infamous crowded stateroom scene from the Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera is parodied, to which Dot acknowledges chuckling.
  • A caricature of Colombo appears.
  • Contains what many consider to be one of the most inappropriate jokes that managed to work its way into an Animaniacs episode (see quote below).


Yakko: Number one sister, dust for prints.
(sometime later)
Dot: I found Prince! (She is seen carrying the eponymous pop star in her arms)
Yakko: No no no, finger prints.
(She looks at the pop star, who smiles.)
Dot: I don't think so.
(She then tosses him out through the porthole.)

Home on De-Nile


Written by Stephen Hibbert
Directed by Rusty Mills


Rita and Runt mistake ancient Egypt for Florida and the palace of Marc Antony and Cleopatra as the estate of Sonny Bono. Rita is taken in as a sacrificial goddess.


All Wrapped Up In Love (Rita)


  • The debut appearance of Rita and Runt's theme song.
  • Furrball from Tiny Toon Adventures makes a cameo appearance as a possible candidate for a sacrificial cat.
  • The song that Marc Antony sings is a parody of "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" from the 1933 Walt Disney Silly Symphony Three Little Pigs.

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Written by William Shakespeare and Deanna Oliver
Directed by Rusty Mills


Yakko acts out Puck's final monologue from A Midsummer Night's Dream, with "translation" by Dot. Meanwhile, Wakko gets a little too comfortable with a pixie in the background.


  • Batman and Robin in the Batmobile make a cameo appearance.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Marita Hippo, Cleopatra, Pixie
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Frank Welker Flavio Hippo, Runt, Chicken Boo, Porter, Furrball
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Marc Antony
Julie Brown Minerva Mink
Bernadette Peters Rita

Kathryn Page's Credit

Rug Merchant


Dot: Set three extra places!

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: We're coming over for dinner!

Yakko: Except I'm allergic to anything with lactose in it.

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