Animaniacs Episode 44
Air date: 18 Nov. 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: The Senses Song
Gag credit(s): Hall Monitor
Closing tag: It's over. It's definitely over.
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List of Animaniacs Episodes

This is the 44th episode of Animaniacs.

Useless Facts

Throughout the episode, Yakko provides some "Useless facts". This segment is considered special by fans because it was only featured in this episode.

Fact list:

  • Termites can live to be up to 50 years old.
  • Eskimos have more than 100 words for "ice", and no words for "hello".
  • A shrimp's heart is in its head...
  • Starfish have no brain...

Useless Fact 1


"Termites can live to be 50 years old."

Theme song

Last line

Dot:Shirley MacLainey...

Dot Warner 1

Shirley Maclane-y

Dot Warner 2

Shirley MaClane-y

The Senses Song


Story by Tom Ruegger
Music and Lyrics by Randy Rogel
Directed by Greg Reyna


The Warners sing of all five senses, as well as other "senses".


  • This is one of a few shorts where Wakko's hat is off.
  • The census taker is Hello Nurse.
  • Ralph appears as a toll collector, and Rita appears in a kitty box outside an imaginary room. Scratchansniff appears as the unfortunate lumberjack.
  • Pinky and the Brain make a brief cameo in the song, in the cemetery.


Useless Fact 2


"Eskimos have over 100 words for 'ice', and yet no words for 'Hello'."

Dot's Poetry Corner

DotOutS Dot provides her own interpretation of "Humpty Dumpty".

The World Can Wait


Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Alfred Gimeno


The Brain puts taking over the world on hold as he is in love with a lab mouse named Billie, however, she shares the personality traits of Pinky, so Pinky helps Brain talk to her a la Cyrano de Bergerac.


Useless Fact 3


"A shrimp's heart is in its head."

Kiki's Kitten


Written by Deanna Oliver
Directed by Gary Hartle and Audu Paden


A zoologist discovers that Kiki the gorilla acts calmly when around Rita, because she treats her as if she were her own child.


  • This cartoon is a parody of Koko the gorilla, who befriended a kitten.

Useless Fact 4


"Starfish have no brain."


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Dr. Baboon
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Billie, Stray Cat
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Frank Welker Runt, Kiki, Dr. Himp
and Bernadette Peters as Rita

Kathryn Page's Credit

Hall Monitor


Runt: It's over. It's definitely over.

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