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Animaniacs Episode 34
Air date: July 23, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Dot: Come back, Shaney!
Gag credit(s): Fire Eater-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Fla-MEEL!!!
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Next: Episode 35
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Theme song

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Last line

Dot: Come back, Shaney!

Clown and Out

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Written by Nicholas Hollander and Paul Rugg
Directed by Greg Reyna

Synopsis

Thaddeus Plotz hires a clown for Wakko's birthday party, unaware that Wakko has an irrational fear of clowns, referred to by Dr. Scratchansniff as Clownophobia. Wakko does everything in his power to get rid of the clown, resulting in the clown being sent to the planet Mars. Once on Mars, the clown gets an audience of Martians who like his act.

Trivia

  • The song that Mr. Clown sings in Plotz's office is a parody of "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel, which Jerry Lewis, whom the clown is modeled after, often concluded his Labor Day Telethons with.
  • The clown is almost entirely similar to Mr. Director, a more direct caricature if Jerry Lewis, but is not stated to be the same character.
  • The clown is one of the rare characters who runs afoul of the Warners yet gets a happy ending in the form of Martians who like his songs. This is probably due to the fact the clown was not acting out of malice towards Wakko, but simply trying to do a job he was hired for. It is one of the seldom examples where an antagonistic character in a WB cartoon "wins" in the end.
  • Dr. Scratchansniff incorrectly calls a fear of clowns Clownophobia, when the correct term is Coulrophobia.
    • Dr. Scratchansniff's line "A clown will not bite me and throw me in the basement" is a reference to the "killer clown" serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who kept his victims in the crawlspace under his home. His line "A clown is not a giant spider" is a reference to Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King's IT, whose true form was a giant spider.

ACME Labs Pinky and Brain Intro

Trivia

On the chalk board Brain writing a formula starting E=mc² and ending THX 1138 which is a movie that started George Lucas career. Also Sq root of BH 91210 = Beverly Hills, 90210

Bubba Bo Bob Brain

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Written by Sherri Stoner
Directed by Gary Hartle, Audu Paden and Dave Marshall

Synopsis

The Brain poses as country singer Bubba Bo Bob Brain with Pinky as his manager. He plans to put subliminal messages in his songs to get whoever is listening to the songs to make him their world leader.

Trivia

  • This cartoon contains parodies of Billy Ray Cyrus and his infamous song "Achy Breaky Heart", Dolly Parton, the TV show Hee Haw and the Grand Ole Opry.
  • The ending is used in the second finale of the Animaniacs game on the Super Nintendo Entertainment system.
  • TMN (possibly the Tennessee Music Network) is a parody of TNN (The Nashville (later National) Network), which is a former name for Viacom-owned network Spike, to be rebranded into the Paramount Network on Q1 2018.

Quotes

Dolly: I want you to know that I'm your biggest fan.
Brain: I'd say puberty was inordinately kind to you.

Brain: It must be inordinately taxing to be such a boob. Pinky: You have no idea.

Gallery



Wheel of Morality

Wheel of Morality
The moral of today's story is:
"Elvis lives on in our hearts, in his music, and...in a trailer park outside Milwaukee."

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Dr. Scratchansniff, Garth Brooks
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Willie Rae Cyprus
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Dolly Parton
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz
Paul Rugg Mr. Clown
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Baby Martians
Gail Matthius Yee Haw Gal

Kathryn Page's Credit

Fire Eater

Stinger

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Fla-MEEL!!!

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