Animaniacs Episode 28
Air date: October 26, 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Wakko: Chicken chow meiny...
Gag credit(s): Mindy: Okay, I love you, buh-bye!
Closing tag: Ride Operator-Kathryn Page
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Theme song


Last line

Wakko: Chicken chow meiny...

Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea:
Taking a deep breath before
jumping into a swimming pool.

Bad Idea:
Taking a deep breath after jumping into a swimming pool.

Moby or Not Moby


Written by John P. McCann
Directed by Michael Gerard


The Warners stow away onto Captain Ahab's ship.


  • After Yakko says, "Thar she blows!", Dot blows a trumpet and says, "That's high C on the high seas!" a la Louis Armstrong.
  • When Captain Ahab ends up inside Moby Dick, he sees Pinocchio is also inside the whale.
  • At the end of the cartoon, the Warners are lost at sea and they ask for a ship to pick them up, so the Titanic, the Edmund Fitzgerald and the Minnow from Gilligan's Island arrive. Yakko comments he should have been more specific. This is because all three of those ships were destroyed in the end.

Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea:
Going alpine skiing in winter.

Bad Idea:
Going alpine skiing in the summer.

Mesozoic Mindy


Written by Nicholas Hollander
Directed by Greg Reyna


In the Stone Age, Mindy and her family are cavepeople and Mindy chases a walking dinosaur egg while her sabre-toothed dog Buttons once again protects her.


  • The opening music is a parody of Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring", which was used in the 1940 film Fantasia against a prehistoric setting.
  • This is the first Buttons and Mindy cartoon to portray the main cast in another setting and time.

Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea:
Kissing a loved one.

Bad Idea:
Kissing a complete stranger.

The Good, the Boo, and the Ugly


Written by Deanna Oliver, Peter Hastings, Nicholas Hollander, and Paul Rugg
Directed by Greg Reyna


In a parody of spaghetti westerns, Chicken Boo takes on the role of "the man with no personality".


  • The two men in the saloon are modelled and named after actors Lee van Cleef and Eli Wallach, stars of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Additionally, this is one of the few animated Spaghetti Western parodies to feature a caricature of Wallach.

Good Idea, Bad Idea


Good Idea:
Doing your own yardwork.

Bad Idea:
Doing your own dental work.


During the credits, in place of the water tower, the credits take place over a badly damaged Buttons whimpering in pain and waving at the audience until Mindy shows up and hugs him and he runs away.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Additional Voices
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Ishmael, Skipper, Additional Voices
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mindy's Mother, Pinocchio, Female Bartender, Old Lady
Frank Welker Captain Ahab, Buttons, Chicken Boo, Mindy's Father, Queequeg, Additional Voices
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Maurice LaMarche Eli, Additional Voices
Jeff Bennett Lee, Additional Voices
Tom Bodett Announcer

Kathryn Page's Credit

Ride Operator


Mindy: Okay, I love you, buh-bye!

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