Animaniacs Episode 73
Air date: 23 Sep. 1995
Season: 3
Variable verse: Wakko: Penny Laney...
Gag credit(s): Surlaw Eth T'nsaw Luap
Closing tag: Yakko I'm Yakko.
Wakko: I'm Wakko.
Dot: And I'm rabid.
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Theme song


Last line

Wakko: Penny Laney...


  • Even though Wakko sings "Penny Laney", they are actually recreating the Abbey Road album cover.

A Hard Day's Warners


Written by Gordon Bressack and Charles M. Howell IV
Directed by Audu Paden


In this practically scene-for-scene parody of the Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night, the Warners try to avoid their running and screaming fans (one of whom is Elmyra) at a Comic-Con-like convention. Pinky and the Brain make a cameo appearance at the end.


  • Throughout the whole cartoon, most of the fans that are the Warners are recolors of the fanboys would later appear in Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation. Even some of the background fans had the same color scheme as Elmyra.
  • The song that appears later in this segment, "They Want to Laugh", is sung in the tune of the Hairspray play song "The Nicest Kids In Town".

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Good Idea
: Buying a pair of shoes on sale.

Bad Idea: Buying a parachute on sale.

Gimme a Break


Written by Sherri Stoner
Directed by Liz Holzman


Slappy really wants to get some rest and relaxation, but Skippy insists they go to the mega awesome movie that is being shot. Every time she tries to relax, she somehow ends up on the set of the movie.


  • Throughout the cartoon, Slappy ends up in parodies of Die Hard, Forrest Gump, Speed, Passenger 57, the "Nightmare at 5,000 Feet" episode of The Twilight Zone and Jaws.


[Skippy pulls Slappy who is holding onto the tree, accidentally revealing the Warners taking a bath in the background. Dot screams.]
Wakko: Uh-oh, I think I feel a bubble coming on.
Slappy: Go away.
Slappy: [seeing three Skippys] Well, if it isn't Huey, Dewey and Louie. I haven't seen you guys since Daisy Duck's bat mitzvah.

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Good Idea: Climbing a mountain.

Bad Idea: Climbing a mountain lion.


  • This is the final "Good Idea, Bad Idea" cartoon on Animaniacs.

Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation (406-671D)


Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Audu Paden


In a not-so-subtle jab at the fanboys who post every single goof and piece of trivia about the show on the Internet (GUILTY!), the Warners advertise about a rehabilitation center for those people.


  • In the opening shot, the bedroom contains not only Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain merchandise, but also Tiny Toon Adventures merchandise.
  • Most of the Internet nerds' lines are taken verbatim from the Cultural References Guide for Animaniacs. Writer Peter Hastings asked Animaniacs fan site founder Keeper for a copy to use for the show.
  • The shot of the coffee mug rippling is a parody of the scene from Jurassic Park.


  • Some of the goofs are inaccurate. The TMS version of the Pinky and the Brain theme actually aired several times, not just once. Also, Brain writes 91210, not 90201.
    • (kinda makes you wonder if they did that on purpose so people like us could write that.)
  • "Please" is spelled like "PLEESE".


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Dr. Scratchansniff, Internet Nerd #1
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Elvis Presley, Keanu Reeves, Internet Nerd #3
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Sandra Bullock
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, John Wilkes Booth
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, William Shatner, Reporter, Internet Nerd #2
Jeff Glen Bennett Captain, Baloney, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Hanks, Steven Pudner
Tom Bodett Announcer

Gag Credits

This is Episode #73

Surlaw Eth T'nsaw Luap

Surlaw Eht Saw Okkay


  • The gag credit is "Paul Wasn't the Walrus: Yakko Was the Walrus" spelled backwards.


Yakko: I'm Yakko.

Wakko: I'm Wakko.

Dot: And I'm rabid.


  • This stinger is a redubbed version of the "I'm Yakko, I'm Wakko, and I'm cute" stinger.
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