Animaniacs Episode 89
Air date: 2 Nov. 1996
Season: 4
Variable verse: Yakko: Lake Champlainy...
Gag credit(s): If You Can't Say Something Nice
We'd Rather Not Hear About It
Closing tag: Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Gesundheit!
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Theme Song


Last line

Yakko: "Lake Champlain-y..."

Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner

Written by Tom Minton and Paul Rugg
Directed by Audu Paden


A documentarian presents ten short films documenting events in the life of Wakko Warner.

1. "Lunch With Steven"

Wakko has lunch with Steven Spielberg, who doesn't make an appearance but instead speaks though a intercom.

2. "Volunteerism"

Wakko volunteers at Nanaland Retirement Home, allowing the residents to pet him like a cat.

3. "Wakko Plays Golf with Benny Hill"

Wakko and Benny Hill engage in golf-themed slapstick before chasing after Hello Nurse and Hill's co-star Henry McGee. A soundalike tune to the Benny Hill theme "Yakety Sax" plays in the background.

4. "Alone Time"

Wakko naps on a worn-out couch.

5. "My Dinner with Wakko"

Wakko eats dinner with Dr. Scratchansniff at a fancy restaurant. The Doctor tells Wakko about his visit to the Mayan ruins, which Wakko finds less than interesting.

Dr. Scratchansniff's sculpture of bread and mashed potatoes may be a reference to Spielberg's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, in which aliens compel the main character to build a sculpture of a mesa.

6. Rehearsing with Martha Graham

Wakko consults dancer Martha Graham in preparation for an upcoming cartoon. He finds her advice unhelpful.

7. Staring at the Camera

Wakko stares at the camera for about ten seconds.

8. A Big Duet

Wakko sings a duet version of "Pop! Goes the Weasel" with Frank Sinatra.

9. The Dollar Store

Wakko visits a large dollar store and annoys the cashier by repeatedly asking how much items cost. When the cashier tells him that everything costs a dollar, Wakko buys everything in the store for just one dollar.

10. That's Enough of That

Wakko tires of the documentary crew following him around and filming. When he asks them to leave, the director assumes Wakko is joking and continues shooting. In the end, Wakko smashes the camera with a small mallet and the episode ends with "FIN."


  • This series of shorts serves as another example of Yakko and Dot not appearing in their own series, like Ups and Downs.
  • The engineer in "A Big Duet" is a caricature of the show's recording engineer Harry Andronis. The conductor is a caricature of the show's composer Richard Stone.
  • The ending scene of "Rehearsing with Martha Graham" was cut out from the Nicktoons version of this episode.

No Time for Love

Written by Marlowe Weisman and Laraine Arkow
Directed by Audu Paden


In this miscellaneous cartoon, a cuckoo clock bird falls in love with a real canary and tries to get around the fact that he's bolted to the clock to be with her.


The Boo Network

Story by John Dubiel
Directed by Charles Visser


Thaddeus Plotz hires Chicken Boo as the new head of programming for the WB Network.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Dr. Scratchansniff, Pomme de Terre, Mr. Johnson, Yakko Warner
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Frank Sinatra
Tress MacNeille Edith, Martha Graham
Frank Welker Chicken Boo, Thaddeus Plotz, Steven Spielberg, Cuckoo Bird, Canary
Jeff Glen Bennett Mitch, Harry Andronis
Maurice LaMarche Conductor, Wakko's Burps

Gag Credits

Show #89

If You Can't Say Something Nice

We'd Rather Not Hear About It


Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Gesundheit!

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