Animaniacs Episode 6
Air date: 20 Sep. 1993
Season: 1
Variable verse: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Cockamamie...
Gag credit(s): Squirrel Handler-Kathryn Page
Closing tag: Dot: I can't think of the ending to this show.
Yakko: (as Groucho Marx) I can't think of anything else.
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Flipper Parody

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha

The Warners do a parody of the opening to the television show Flipper as Ralph pursues them.

Theme Song


Last line

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Cockamamie...

Temporary Insanity (406-624)


Written by Paul Rugg
Directed by Michael Gerard

Animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha


Mr. Plotz's secretary gets sick and leaves him with a phone number to dial a temp-secretary, but because of his lack of knowledge on how telephones work he accidentally dials the Warners, having them come over and "help" Mr. Plotz out. In the end they destroy the building over a dispute on who answers the phone, the call itself being the secretary letting Mr. Plotz know that she'll be sick for another day.


Yakko Warner, Wakko Warner, Dot Warner, Thaddeus Plotz, Mrs. Hoffelmeyer, Mel Gibson, Bugs Bunny (Warners' phone), Buster Bunny (picture in Plotz's office), Hamton J. Pig (picture in Plotz's office), Elmyra Duff (picture in Plotz's office), Batman (picture in Plotz's office)


  • Mr. Plotz appears to be drinking out of a Batman coffee mug.
  • The typing tune is "The Typewriter" by Leroy Anderson.
  • Yakko does an imitation of Jerry Lewis' typewriter miming routine from the film Who's Minding the Store?
  • The clips of Yakko saying "Time out!" and "Time in!" are used in the opening of Rob Paulsen's podcast "Talking Toons."


Plotz: (after hanging up on the Warners) Oh my. What have I done? Where's my aspirin? (opens his cabinet drawer)
(Yakko, Wakko and Dot appear out of the drawer)
Yakko: Reporting for work, sir!
(Yakko, Wakko and Dot kiss Mr. Plotz, and start cleaning and organizing his office)
Plotz: Get back in your tower!
Wakko: I thought you needed us to be your skelecretaries.
Plotz: Never!
(Wakko swallows Plotz's WB shield-shaped paperweight)
Plotz: And give me back my paperweight!
Wakko: Okay, but you'll have to wait a while.
Yakko: Mwah! Goodnight everybody!
Plotz: Ewwww!
Plotz: Stop!!
Yakko: Time out!
Plotz: When will this insanity end?
Dot: When one of us answers the phone, silly.
Plotz: I did not know that.
Yakko: Time in!

Mindy & Buttons Intro

Operation: Lollipop (406-602)


Written by Peter Hastings
Director uncredited

Animated by Akom


Mindy's mom (whom she refers to as "Lady" which irritates the mom) straps Mindy to her safety harness and gives her a lollipop and tells Buttons that he wont get a treat unless he's good, and specifically not to terrorize the mailman. Mindy then proceeds to accidentally get the now sticky lollipop onto the mailman's van, causing her to escape her safety harness to get it. Buttons then proceeds to chase Mindy to get her back home. They end up on a falling out of an airplane gliding back home with a mail back, Mindy somehow getting back into her safety harness with the lollipop just in time for the mother to check up on them. Mindy's mom assumes that Buttons attacked the mail man because of all the mail scattered around, scolding him and not giving him his treat.


Buttons, Mindy, Mindy's Mom, Mailman, Yakko Warner (run-through), Wakko Warner (run-through), Dot Warner (speaking run-through), Ralph the Guard (run-through)


What Are We? (406-600GG)


Music and lyrics by Randy Rogel
Directed by Michael Gerard

Animated by StarToons


As Dr. Scratchansniff tries to De-Zanitize the Warners he asks them what they are (as in what kind of creature they are). They then proceed to tell their ideas of what they could possibly be while annoying him at the same time (in the form of a song no less), but in the end they draw the conclusion that their cute. Dr. Sratchansniff then says he regrets his decision to ask as they iris out.


Yakko Warner, Wakko Warner, Dot Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff


  • Creator Tom Ruegger suggests that the Warners are merely toons and their species name is Cartoonus characterus.

Music By

Richard Stone, Carl Johnson


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratchansniff
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Mindy's Mother, Mrs. Hoffelmeyer
Nancy Cartwright Mindy
Frank Welker Thaddeus Plotz, Buttons, Mailman
Maurice LaMarche Mel Gibson

Kathryn Page's Credit

Squirrel Handler


Dot: I can't think of the ending to this show.

Yakko: (as Groucho Marx) I can't think of anything else.

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