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Animaniacs Episode 72
Air date: 9 Sep. 1995
Season: 3
Variable verse: Dot: No pain, no gainy...
Gag credit(s): This is Episode #72
Be The First Kid On Your Block To Actually Watch The WB!
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: ¡Buenos noches!
Prev: Episode 71
Next: Episode 73
List of Animaniacs Episodes

This is the first episode to air on Kids WB!.

Previously on Animaniacs

Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Liz Holzman

Synopsis

Animaniacs does a parody of the recaps shown at the beginning of live-action serials.

Trivia

  • One scene has Wakko in a parody of the poster for the movie The Graduate.

Theme song

Open1

Last line

Dot: No pain, no gainy...

Deduces Wild

72-1-DeducesWild

Written by Sib Ventress
Directed by Liz Holzman

Synopsis

The Warners pester Sherlock Holmes and Watson into joining their scavenger hunt.

Trivia

  • Among the items on the Warners' scavenger hunt list are:
    • Princess Di in a leotard: A reference an incident where members of the paparazzi discreetly photographed Diana, Princess of Wales in a health club wearing a leotard, for which they were successfully sued.
    • Prince Charles in a tabloid: A reference to the media frenzy surrounding his and Princess Diana's divorce.
    • A funny episode of "Bonkers": A jab at the Disney Afternoon show.
    • A happy postal worker: A reference to a series of well-publicized shootings by disgruntled postal workers, which inspired the phrase "Going postal".
    • A lock of Yul Brynner's hair: Brynner was an actor best known for appearing in the films The King and I and The Ten Commandments, the joke being that he's bald.
    • Burt Ward's career: Ward is best known for playing Robin in the original 1960s Batman TV series.
    • Batteries: Wakko pulls out Energizer's bunny mascot out of the bag.
    • The Lusitania: A British ocean liner that was sunk by German U-boats in 1915, killing 128 American passengers, and the incident was a major factor in rallying the United States to enter World War I.

Rest in Pieces

72-2-RestInPieces

Written by Charles M. Howell IV
Directed by Audu Paden

Synopsis

Slappy and Skippy attend the funeral of Walter Wolf seemingly unaware that Walter is actually faking his death to get revenge on Slappy.

Trivia

  • This cartoon marks the first time Nathan Ruegger's deepening voice was pitch-shifted upward to keep Skippy's voice consistently high.
  • Twice in this cartoon, Slappy and Skippy poke fun at the Disney Afternoon show Bonkers, which is interesting because Yakko also said Bonkers wasn't funny in the previous cartoon, "Deduces Wild".
  • The Warners do a cameo appearance as the funeral ushers before being chased off by Ralph.

U.N. Me

72-3-UN-Me

Music: Traditional
Lyrics by John McCann
Directed by Audu Paden

Synopsis

The Warners sing all about the United Nations to the tune of "Down by the Riverside".

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff, Prof. Mariachi
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Walter Wolf
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mary Hartless
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz, Babe Ruth
Jeff Glen Bennett Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson
Jack Burns Sid the Squid
Avery Schreiber Beanie the Brain-Dead Bison

Stinger

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: ¡Buenos noches!

Trivia

  • This stinger is a redubbed version of the "Ciao, America!" stinger.
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