|Animaniacs Episode 26|
|Air date:||October 22, 1993|
|Variable verse:|| Dot: Here's the show's namey...
|Gag credit(s):|| Back Hoe Operator-Kathryn Page
|Closing tag:|| Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Goodbye, nurse!
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Dot: Here's the show's name-y...
Sykman tells of the Warners' beginnings in vaudeville,
and how Milton Berle really disliked them.
We are shown the Warners' first all-musical sound cartoon from 1930 where they are in a movie theater annoying all the patrons and ushers.
- Originally, the music was going to be a 1929 recording of "You Oughta See My Gal" by Wilton Crawley and His Orchestra featuring Jelly Roll Morton on the piano. However, the animators did not get the timing down right, so the orchestra had to make their own version of the recording. A version of how the cartoon would have looked with the recording can be found here. (Skip to 2:47)
A Ziegfeld Follies chorus girl reminisces about the Warners'
time in the Ziegfeld Follies and reiterates about Berle's hatred of them.
The Warners are watching a science-fiction movie at the movies, and Wakko, drinking a soda called Abyss Boy, declares loudly that he has to "potty" and runs out of the theatre, declaring the scenario a "potty emergency". The men's bathroom is out of order. He tries to sneak into the ladies' room, but is chased out. He asks a nearby shopkeeper if he can use the bathroom, but it is for paying customers only. He says "I don't have any money" and the shopkeeper says "Then you can't use the bathroom!" and throws him out of the store (literally). Wakko is about to hit the shopkeeper with a mallet, but just says "Maybe later" and puts it down. He ducks into several shops, but the shopkeepers kick him out before they even know what he wants. He does awkward movements, says "Ooh, I have to potty" and enters a park, saying "Just don't think about it.". In the park, there are fountains, sprinklers, people watering plants, a drinking fountain and kids drinking lemonade. He sees a gas station and gets the key to use the bathroom, but the bathroom is too disgusting to use as it has not been cleaned in a year. He leaves, then realizes there's a toilet in his Gag Bag. He looks in the bag and happily finds it. He then tries to find a private place to use it, trying an alley, but Rita and Runt are there. He then finds himself on stage an leaves, declaring "I'm gonna EXPLODE!". He then hops into the movie he was watching and uses the bathroom. He then kisses the villain, who says "He didn't even wash his hands!".
- Rita and Runt make a cameo appearance in this cartoon.
- The letters "MST3K" are on the spaceship of the movie, a reference to the popular TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- Dot has no dialogue in this cartoon. However, a deleted scene where the Warners walk out of the theater features her complaining about something.
- The shot of the dirty restroom is later used in Wakko's Wish.
Another man talks about how the Warners' films were
locked away and he heard of how they escaped from the water tower.
He also mentions, again, how Berle disliked the Warners.
Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Barry Caldwell
In Camelot, King Arthur unwittingly hires the Warners to slay the terrible dragon! The dragon! The dragon! The dragon! The dragon! The dragon! The dragon!Yakko:Will someone please stop having them say that!?(writer draws a giant anvil to crush everyone)Yakko:Thank you!
- Merlin is a caricature of magician Doug Henning.
- The "dragon" is actually a Pinky and The Brain scheme, and the villagers sing the mice out with their leitmotif.
- "The dragon! The dragon!, etc." routine is an homage to the musical/variety show Hellzapoppin'.
- Yakko does an imitation of one-liner king Henny Youngman as "Henny Dragon".
|Rob Paulsen||Yakko Warner, Pinky|
|Jess Harnell||Wakko Warner|
|Tress MacNeille||Dot Warner, Elderly Showgirl|
|Maurice LaMarche||The Brain, Perry Mason, Merlin|
|Paul Rugg||Sy Sykman|
|Dave Thomas||King Arthur|
|John Mariano||Gagnort, Gas Station Attendant|
|Frank Welker||Narrator, Dragon|
Kathryn Page's Credit
Back Hoe Operator
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Goodbye, nurse!
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