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Animaniacs Episode 75
Air date: 11 Nov. 1995
Season: 3
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Here's the Flamey...
Gag credit(s): If You'd Like A Transcript Of Today's Program
Start Typing!
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Ciao, America!
Prev: Episode 74
Next: Episode 76
List of Animaniacs Episodes

This is the second episode of Animaniacs where all cartoons involve American history.

Theme Song

Open1
The line "Meet Pinky and the Brain who want to rule the universe!" is put back into the song.

Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Here's the Flame-y...

The Presidents Song

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Music by Gioachino Rossini
Lyrics by Randy Rogel
Directed by Al Zegler

Synopsis

To the tune of the William Tell Overture finale, the Warners sing all the Presidents leading up to Bill Clinton (Since this was made in 1994, Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump had yet to be elected.) against Monty Python-esque animation.

Don't Tread on Us

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Written by Gordon Bressack and Charles M. Howell IV
Directed by Al Zegler

Synopsis

In their first Animaniacs cartoon since getting their own spin-off, Pinky and the Brain attempt to replace the Declaration of Independence with their own document declaring the Brain supreme emperor of the world.

Trivia

  • At the end of the toon, Brain mentions that the French are revolting, referencing the French Revolution that occurred a few years after the American Revolution ended.

The Flame Returns

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Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Adapted by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Barry Caldwell and Audu Paden

Synopsis

The Flame watches Longfellow write the epic poem Paul Revere's Ride, while the poem is acted out both seriously and with cameos by at least one of every main story characters of the Animaniacs cast, and some commentary by the Flame.

Goofs

  • The Landlord's Tale was not the original title of Paul Revere's Ride. It was retitled for the collection Tales of a Wayside Inn.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Thomas Jefferson
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, The Flame's Twin Brother
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, John Adams, Paul Revere
Luke Ruegger The Flame
John Mariano Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, Buttons, Narrator, Elmer Fudd, Benjamin Franklin, Rooster


NOTE: Frank Welker is credited for voicing Chicken Boo, but Chicken Boo does not appear in this episode. It's possible that he's mistaken for the rooster.

NOTE 2: Cameo roles Slappy the Squirrel & Skippy, Rita & Runt, a Rooster (Chicken Boo?)

Gag Credits

This is Episode #75

If You'd Like A Transcript Of Today's Program

Start Typing!


Stinger

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Ciao, America!

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