In the only episode of Animaniacs that featured an episode-long Slappy Squirrel sketch, Slappy gets committed into a Cartoon Motion Picture Rest Home.
Slappy tries to watch TV, but all of the channels have shows with ridiculous concepts. Eventually, they're constant ads and scheduling times cause Slappy to have a breakdown. Skippy tries to take care of the house for her, but when he leaves her alone to go to school, Slappy nearly burns their tree down by toasting her hat. She is subsequently committed into the Cartoon Motion Picture and Rest Home. Just like he did when they were at their old tree, Skippy visits Slappy at 3 PM everyday. However, her condition doesn't improve, although she does shed a tear when Skippy tells her that "he'll love her forever and ever."
However, a social worker, who was called by Skippy's teacher over concerns about Skippy mentioning Slappy's breakdown, comes to the house, and upon discovering Slappy is no longer living with Skippy, takes him away to an adoption village. When Skippy fails to show up at the rest home at 3 PM, Slappy snaps out of her daze and frantically looks for him. Finally, she escapes the rest home and rescues Skippy.
- This was the only episode of Animaniacs that had an episode-long Slappy the Squirrel sketch.
- Slappy calls herself "A regular Speedy Gonzales" referencing the famous Looney Tune of that name.
- An elderly version of Woody Woodpecker can be spotted at the retirement home (credited Woodpeckerman), as well as elderly versions of Minnie Mouse (named Rena Rat), Donald Duck (called Quacky Duck), Goofy (called Doofy), and Mighty Mouse (called Rocket Rat).
- Hello Nurse appears as one of the nurses at the retirement home.
- This has gone down in history as the most emotional episode of Animaniacs (and to some degree, Slappy Squirrel: according to Tom Ruegger, they had never attempted using heart and emotion in Slappy segments).
- A common fan rumor maintained that this episode was originally a pilot for a Slappy and Skippy spinoff series much like Pinky and the Brain, but there is no basis to the rumor. Tom Ruegger writes: "If a series came out of that half-hour Slappy cartoon, we would have been thrilled. But that was not the intention or goal."
- Being an all-Slappy episode, it had a special end credit sequence with Slappy's theme. This unique ending sequence is likely what sparked the "series pilot" rumor.
- This episode was largely based on Tom Ruegger's memories of visiting his aunt at a nursing home.
|Sherri Stoner||Slappy Squirrel|
|Nathan Ruegger||Skippy Squirrel|
|Jess Harnell||Walter Wolf, Rocket Rat, Wakko Warner|
|Tress MacNeille||Hello Nurse, Mrs. Munk, Old Pig, Jenny Jones, Dot Warner|
|Rob Paulsen||Dr. George, Walrusman, Geraldo Rivera, Yakko Warner|
|Gail Matthius||Rena Rat, Ricki Lake, Jane Whitney|
|Frank Welker||Quacky Duck, Old Dog|
|Maurice LaMarche||Doofy, Phil Donahue|
|Jeff Glen Bennett||Woodpeckerman, Montel Williams, Maury Povich|
|Vernee Watson-Johnson||Mrs. Jenny, Oprah Winfrey|
This is Episode #83
Your Name Here
Twelve Words Or Less
Slappy: It's ovah! Go away!
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