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Animaniacs Episode 50
Air date: December 24, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Yakko: Citizen Kaney...
Gag credit(s): Nutcracker-Kathryn Page's
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot:
Merry Christmas!
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The second Christmas episode of Animaniacs.

Slippin' on the Ice

Music: Richard Stone
Lyrics: Tom Ruegger
Direction: Rusty Mills

The Warners sing a parody of Singin' in the Rain.

Theme song

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Snow and sleigh bells are added to every frame of the theme song.

Last line

Yakko: Citizen Kaney...

Twas the Day Before Christmas

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Written by Randy Rogel and Tom Ruegger
Directed by Rusty Mills

Synopsis

The cast of Animaniacs star in their interpretation of the Clement Moore poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas".

Good Idea, Bad Idea

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Good Idea: Singing Christmas carols to your neighbors.

Bad Idea: Singing Christmas carols to your neighbors
on the Fourth of July.

Jingle Boo

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Written by Deanna Oliver
Directed by Greg Reyna

Synopsis

Chicken Boo works as Santa Claus for a department store that gives out a requested toy by a conveyer belt. However, Colin (aka the Randy Beaman kid) knows that Santa is really a giant chicken, to which the manager chalks up as a kid's odd fear and points out that Chicken Boo is the best Santa they have ever had. In true fashion, an accident with the conveyer belt rips off Chicken Boo's costume. An enraged manager remarks that "maybe they let chickens work as Santa in Arkansas, but not in the big city", and promptly kicks Chicken Boo into the sky. The real Santa saves the day by swooping down to rescue him and gives Chicken Boo a happy ending by giving him a ride in his sleigh.

The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert

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Written by Tom Ruegger
Directed by Jeffrey DeGrandis
Music adapted by Russell Brower

The Great Wakkorotti returns to belch his way through "Jingle Bells".

Good Idea, Bad Idea

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Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter morning.

Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Christmas morning.

Toy Shop Terror

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Written by Tom Minton
Directed by Jenny Lerew and Dave Marshall

Synopsis

To the music of Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse", the Warners run amok in a toy shop.

Trivia

  • This marks the only use of "Powerhouse" in Animaniacs and all other Ruegger/Spielberg shows. All other times, a soundalike is used.

Yakko's Universe

A repeat of the classic song from episode 3 because of its wintry setting.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Pinky, Colin's Dad
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner (does not speak in Toy Shop Terror)
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Marita Hippo, Sabina
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, Thaddeus Plotz, Flavio Hippo, Runt, Buttons, Chicken Boo
Tom Bodett Announcer
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Squit, Santa Claus, The Burper
Chick Vennera Pesto
John Mariano Bobby
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Colin Wells Colin
Gail Matthius Sabina's Mom
and Bernadette Peters as Rita

Kathryn Page's Credit

Nutcracker

Stinger

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Merry Christmas!

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