Animaniacs Episode 42
Air date: September 24, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: (spoken) How urbane-y!
Gag credit(s): Insincere Laugher-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko, and Dot: Sit, Ubu, sit.
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Animator's Alley (Part 1)

The Warners interview Cappy Capbarnhouse, an animator from the early days of Warner Bros. animation. He claims that the original purpose of the studio was to make pies, but Leon Schlesinger suggested they make cartoons instead. He talks about how Rudolf Ising and Hugh Harmon created the characters of Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid and Honey. The Warners hardly pay attention to him because he bores them.

Theme song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: (spoken) How urbane-y!

Animator's Alley (Part 2)


Cappy keeps talking on a tangent and the Warners keep getting bored. So the Warners get a television onto the stage and watch the next cartoon.

Can't Buy a Thrill


Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Michael Gerard and Dave Marshall


The Hip Hippos are bored, and want to try out dangerous stunts, but Gina Embryo, a la Buttons, attempts to protect them from danger without getting harmed herself.


  • Gina Embryo says, "Klattu barada nikto", which are the magic words from The Day the Earth Stood Still.
  • This segment is named for the 1972 debut album by American rock band Steely Dan.

Animator's Alley (Part 3)

Cappy is still speaking and the Warners are even more bored than ever. So they replace themselves with stuffed dummy versions of themselves and finally free themselves of Cappy's drivel.



Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Greg Reyna


Young Baynarts Woodchuck leaves his small town, changes his name to Charlton, and takes off for the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. However, he soon discovers that being an actor is not all it is cracked up to be.


  • This is the first and only cartoon focusing on Charlton Woodchuck. He would later go on to be an ancillary character in other cartoons.

Animator's Alley (Part 4)

The Warners wish each other goodnight, but then wonder what happened to Cappy. We cut back to the studio where Cappy is sleeping and the dummies of the Warners are still seated. The head of the Yakko dummy falls off and Cappy says, "Pies! We made pies." and falls back to sleep.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Bird
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Marita Hippo, Gina Embryo, Mama
Frank Welker Flavio Hippo, Cappy, Narrator
Jeff Bennett Charlton Woodchucks
Jan Rabson Papa, Director

Kathryn Page's Credit

Insincere Laugher


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

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