Animaniacs Episode 98
Air date: 25 Apr. 1998
Season: 5
Variable verse: Yakko: Candy caney...
Gag credit(s): You Better Not Cry
You Better Not Pout
I'm Telling You Why
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Sit, Ubu, sit.
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Theme Song (Holiday version)


Last line

Yakko: Candy caney...


  • Although the current lyrics are heard, the original animations are shown. In addition, the "Citizen Kaney" line animation is shown over Yakko saying "Candy caney..."

The Christmas Tree

98-1-The Christmas Tree

Written by Nick DuBois, Kevin Hopps, Randy Rogel and Tom Ruegger
Directed by Mike Milo


Slappy's tree is chosen as the Christmas tree to stand in Rockyfeller Center in New York City.


  • The final Slappy Squirrel cartoon.
  • Oddly, when Slappy & Skippy first appeared they were their normal size, but when they went to meet the CEO, they were, briefly, the size of normal squirrels.
  • The World's Oldest Woman makes a cameo.
  • Slappy, at some point in the second part of this segment, references the Hanna-Barbera character Huckleberry Hound, whose show was the first animated TV program to ever win an Emmy Award.

Punchline (Part 1)



In this first parody of Nightline, Ted Foppel holds a discussion on the age-old question "Why did the chicken cross the road?" with his special guests Chicken Boo, Pinky and the Brain, the Goodfeathers, and Runt.


Prom Night

98-3-Prom Night

Written by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Charles Visser


Katie Ka-Boom is looking forward to her school prom, but her family is surprised at how many demands she makes and she explodes when they cannot agree on a curfew.


  • Final Katie Ka-Boom cartoon.
  • Unlike other Katie Ka-Boom cartoons, Katie's Dad actually stand up to her when he was talking about her curfew.

Punchline (Part II)


In the second "Nightline" parody, Ted Foppel holds a discussion on "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" which Chicken Boo automatically answers.



Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Katie's Dad, Caroler #1
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Caroler #2
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Katey Cupcake, World's Oldest Woman
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Squit, Morris
Frank Welker Chicken Boo, Runt, Ted Foppel, Announcer
John Mariano Bobby
Chick Vennera Pesto
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel, Assistant
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Brian George Lou
Scott Valentine Jacobi Myers
Kevin Michael Richardson Almond Rocha, Cab Driver
Steve Bernstein Carol #3
Julie Bernstein Caroler #4
Mary Gross Katie's Mom
Laura Mooney Katie Ka-Boom
Justin Garms Tinker
Buddy Hackett CEO

Gag Credits

You Better Not Cry
You Better Not Pout
I'm Telling You Why

Wakko Put A Little Surprise In The Eggnog


Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Sit, Ubu, sit.

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