|Animaniacs Episode 41|
|Air date:||September 17, 1993|
|Variable verse:|| Dot: Here's the show's namey...
|Gag credit(s):|| Mrs. Claus-Kathryn Page
|Closing tag:|| Slappy: It's ovah! Go away!
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Newsreel of the Stars
Dot: Here's the show's name-y...
Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter
Slappy stars in this parody of advertisements for Milk, whose slogan at the time was "It does a body good."
The Warners act as delivery people from "Sam 'n' Ella's Coffee Shop" to deliver a sandwich for noted news anchor Slam Fondlesome. However, Fondlesome refuses to tip him, and they end up tormenting him throughout his broadcast.
- This episode went through many many changes through its airings. For one thing, the anchorman's name was changed from Slam Fondlesome to the rather generic Dan Anchorman because of his last name. Additionally, Steven Spielberg was not keen to the amount of violence the Warners were doing to Fondlesome, so all violence was cut out, including a cameo by Slappy Squirrel. In addition, some dialogue had to be redubbed, including Yakko's William F. Buckley imitation and what followed. The censored version appears on the DVD.
- Slam Fondlesome is a parody of newsman Sam Donaldson. Duanne Sewer is a parody of Dianne Sawyer. Wolf Spritzer is a parody of Wolf Blitzer.
- When the Warners change the channel on the news, Fondlesome finds himself in parodies of Gilligan's Island, Godzilla, and the WWF.
- The Warners' last line is a reference to Dennis Miller's closing on Weekend Update on SNL.
- At the end of the Warners' song, Dot says, "We're Beatrice," which was the tagline of Beatrice Foods.
- Wakko says, "Ground control to Major Tom, commencing countdown engines on," which is a lyric to "Space Oddity" by David Bowie.
Slam: I will not have this broacast interupted by a bunch of little kids! Yakko: We protest you calling us little kids! We prefer to be called "vertically impaired pre-adults".
Good Idea: Having breakfast served to you in bed.
Bad Idea: Having tennis balls served to you in bed.
- This marks the first appearance of the Goodfeathers theme song, which is a parody of the Dean Martin song, "That's Amoré".
- Wakko makes a cameo appearance after Pesto calls Bobby a wacko. A similar gag would later be used for an episode of Freakazoid.
- The character of Max is a parody of Burgess Meredith's character from Rocky. Additionally, Prettyboy Robin is a parody of Rocky Balboa himself. This is made clear when he falls to pieces and yells, "Yo, Adrian!"
Good Idea, Bad Idea
Good Idea: Whistling while you work.
Bad Idea: Whistling while you eat.
|Rob Paulsen||Yakko Warner, Wolf Spritzer|
|Jess Harnell||Wakko Warner, Skipper|
|Tress MacNeille||Dot Warner, Duanne Sewer|
|Phil Hartman||Slam Fondlesome|
|Maurice LaMarche||Squit, The Godpigeon, Max, Prettyboy Robin, Gilligan|
|Sherri Stoner||Slappy Squirrel|
Kathryn Page's Credit
Slappy: It's ovah! Go away!
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