Animaniacs Episode 71
Air date: 16 Sep. 1995
Season: 3
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Money down the drainy...
Gag credit(s): Why "Waterworld" Bombed
No Peppy Songs With Lots Of Lyrics
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Gesundheit!
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Theme song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Money down the drainy...

Variety Speak


Music and Lyrics by Randy Rogel
Directed by Al Zegler


While waiting for Dr. Scratchansniff, Hello Nurse gives the Warners her copy of Variety Magazine, and Yakko and Dot teach Wakko all about the lingo used in the magazine.


  • This is the second Animaniacs cartoon made in letterbox format.

Three Tenors and You're Out


Written by Jeff Kwitny and Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Audu Paden


Slappy and Skippy are excited about seeing a baseball game at Dodgers Stadium, but what they get is a concert featuring a parody of the Three Tenors.


  • At one point, the cartoon parodies Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Animaniacs executive producer Steven Spielberg can be seen on the ship next to Slappy.
  • Caricatures of Arnold Schwartzenegger from Junior and Clint Eastwood from In the Line of Fire can be seen in the audience.
  • The Warners are seen shaking hands with the maestro in silhouette, a parody of the scene where Mickey Mouse shakes hands with Leopold Stokowski in Fantastia.
  • One of the channels that Slappy changes on the jumbotron is a parody of the theme to The Andy Griffith Show.
  • Before the spaceship arrives, Skippy says, "They're here", a line from the film Poltergeist.



Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Liz Holzman and Al Zegler


Dr. Scratchansniff holds a Bingo game, unfortunately, the only one in attendance is Wakko, who cannot seem to get around how to play.



Written by Tom Ruegger
Directed by Audu Paden


The Three Tenors return to sing a shortened version of the Animaniacs theme, singing only the first chorus, a modified version of the second verse (Including a brief return appearance by Pinky and the Brain), and the final chorus.

Last line

Pepperoni: Spaghetti stainy...


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Frank Welker Runt
Tom Randle Pepperoni
Sterling Branton Carumba
Jonathan Mack Domino
Elizabeth Lamers Chorus Girl #1
Julie Bernstein Chorus Girl #2
Sandi Miller Chorus Girl #3

Gag Credits

This is Show #71

Why "Waterworld" Bombed

No Peppy Songs With Lots Of Lyrics


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Gesundheit!


  • This stinger is a redubbed version of the "Cowabunga!" stinger.
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