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Animaniacs Episode 95-96
Air date: 3 Jan. 1998
Season: 5
Variable verse: Dot: No pain, no gainy...
Gag credit(s): Kids WB Is #1
Ha! Ha! Just Kidding!
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Bon soir!
Prev: Episode 94
Next: Episode 97
List of Animaniacs Episodes

Hooray for North Hollywood is a two-part episode of Animaniacs.

Episode 95: Hooray for North Hollywood (Part 1)

95-Hooray for North Hollywood-1

Written by Randy Rogel and Tom Ruegger
Directed by Stephen Lewis, Herb Moore, David Pryor and Kirk Tingblad

Theme song

Open1

Last line

Dot: No pain, no gainy...

Synopsis

The Warners go to Thaddeus Plotz's office to pitch their new movie script. However, they soon find that pitching a script in Hollywood is easier said than done.

Songs

Trivia

  • This episode was originally conceived as a feature-length film before it was condensed into two episodes.
  • "There's Only One of You" is a song originally written for the Yakko's World album.
  • Bart Simpson from The Simpsons makes a cameo in the first part of the episode (though only his hair is seen).
  • A poster of Little Beeper from Tiny Toon Adventures appears in the waiting room outside Mr. Plotz's office. Images of Hamilton J. Pig and Batman also hang on the waiting room walls.
  • The copy of Variety that Dot holds up just after "Variety Speak" ends features the headline "E.T., Zapruder film Join Nat'l Registry." The Zapruder film is footage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
  • Celebrity cameos include Steven Spielberg, Joe Eszterhas (writer of Flashdance, Basic Instinct, and Nowhere to Run), Woody Allen, George Lucas, Bill Clinton, Martin Short, and Steven Seagal.
  • Celebrity name-drops include Barbra Streisand, Arnold Palmer, Cecil B. DeMille, Don Knotts, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Costner, Marlon Brando, Keanu Reeves (misspelled as "Reaves"), Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Johnny Depp, Sean Connery, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Michael Eisner, Cher, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Zemeckis, Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, and Robert Duvall.
  • Plotz's secretary Ms. Hoffelmeyer mistakes the Warners for Ewoks, the bear-like aliens from Return of the Jedi.

Quotes

Plotz: Who do you have in mind for the actors?
Yakko: They're terrible, they can't act!
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: They're movie stars!
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: They're gonna want a lot of money!
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: But we won't give it to 'em!
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: I see an Academy Award in the future!
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: But not for us.
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: Spielberg's gonna direct.
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: But not this picture.
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: But we got Zemeckis!
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: It's Freddy Zemeckis, from accounting.
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: We cut the budget to the bare bones!
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: It'll cost a hundred million.
Plotz: That's bad.
Yakko: What would you say if I stopped talking?
Plotz: That's good!
Yakko: What if we just start singing?
Plotz: That's bad!

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Joe Eszterhas
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Newsstand Owner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Ms. Hoffelmeyer
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz, Chicken Boo, Steven Spielberg, Bill Clinton
John Mariano Bobby
Chick Vennera Pesto
Maurice LaMarche Squit
Elizabeth Lamers Chorus Member #1
Julie Bernstein Chorus Member #2
Steve Bernstein Chorus Member #3

Gag Credits

Kids WB Is #1

Ha! Ha! Just Kidding!

Stinger

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Bon soir!


Animaniacs Episode 96
Air date: 3 Jan. 1998
Season: 5
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: (spoken) How urbane-y...
Gag credit(s): Our New Year's Resolution
No More Sarcastic Comments About The Brilliant WB Network...Oops!
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Farewell!
Prev: Episode 96
Next: Episode 97
List of Animaniacs Episodes

Episode 96: Hooray for North Hollywood (Part 2)

96-Hooray for North Hollywood-2

Written by Randy Rogel and Tom Ruegger
Directed by Kirk Tingblad

Theme song

Open1

Last line

  • Yakko, Wakko & Dot: (spoken) How urbane-y...

Synopsis

After Skippy presents a modified recap of part one, part two begins. The Warners hognob with celebrities at a gala event in order to sell their script. They find success with a director who takes it to be the next box office smash. The film is released and is #1 all over the world, thereby embarrassing Plotz and finding himself out of a job.

Songs

Trivia

  • The movie that Warner Bros. produces instead of Hooray for North Hollywood, Jamalot, is a parody of both the musical Camelot and the film Space Jam.
  • The scene in which a cheese spaceship destroys the Warner water tower parodies the destruction of the U.S. Bank Tower in Independence Day.
  • Wakko parodies Billy Bob Thornton's performance in Slingblade in the "sling roll" scene.
  • Yakko and Dot parody a scene from Fargo.
  • Yakko parodies the "Show me the money!" scene from Jerry Maguire.
  • Dot parodies a sequence from The English Patient.
  • As of this episode, The Warners are officially the owners of Warner Bros.
  • Celebrity cameos in this episode include Woody Allen, Robert Redford, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Clint Eastwood, Sharon Stone, Joel Schumacher, Michael Jordan, parodies of Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, Ralph Fiennes, David Letterman, Meryl Streep, Cher, Madonna, Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Bugs Bunny, Batman, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Cruise, Joan Rivers, and Steven Spielberg.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Joel Schumacher, Chairman of the Board
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Michael Jordan
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Ms. Hoffelmeyer, Reporter
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz, Ralph T. Guard
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Roger Rose David Letterman
Lori Alan Sharon Stone
Townsend Coleman Pressberg Katzeneisnerman, Clint Eastwood
Billy West Codger Eggbert
Maurice LaMarche Lean Hisskill, Wakko's Burps, Count Laszlo de Almásy, CEO
Julie Bernstein Singer #1
Elizabeth Lamers Singer #2
Bobbi Page Singer #3

Gag Credits

Our New Year's Resolution

No More Sarcastic Comments About The Brilliant WB Network...Oops!

Stinger

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Farewell!


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