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The Wheel of Morality is a recurring segment used usually near the end of episodes when the show is short on time. The segment was created to satirize the FCC's requirement of adding moral and educational value to children's programming.

The segment would usually open with Yakko, Wakko, and Dot dashing through a park and then coming to a halt, with Yakko saying "It's that time again!" After Dot and Wakko would try to guess what it was time for, Yakko would say it was time to learn the lesson of the day and then bring out the titular wheel. He would then spin the wheel, while saying the rhyme: "Wheel of Morality, turn turn turn / Tell us the lesson that we should learn." After the wheel stopped on a certain number, it would print out the corresponding moral, which was always a goofy and nonsensical one, and Yakko would read it aloud. The Warners would often give some comments on the "moral". The segments always ended with Ralph the Guard blowing his whistle from offscreen and chasing the Warners away from the Wheel.

Morals

Episode Moral
Episode 2 Moral #2 - If at first you don't succeed, blame it on your parents.
Episode 4 Moral #4 - Never ask what hot dogs are made of.
Episode 9 Win $5,000!
Episode 18 Moral #1 - Brush your teeth after every meal. This moral brought to you by the American Dental Association.
Episode 23 Moral #4 - The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind, except in New Jersey where what's blowing in the wind smells funny.
Episode 24 Moral #5 - If you can't say something nice, you're probably at the Ice Capades.
Episode 34 Moral #3 - Elvis lives on in our hearts, in his music, and in a trailer park outside Milwaukee.
Episode 35 Moral #3 - You can teach an old dog new tricks, but you can't teach Madonna to act.
Episode 39 Moral #5 - Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, but socially dead.
Episode 40 Moral #1 - Vote early and vote often.
Episode 45 Moral #6 - Possums have pouches like kangaroos. (Even Yakko is confused by this one)
Episode 46 Moral #2 - Don't eat with your mouth full.
Episode 47 Win a Free Trip to Tahiti!
Episode 58 Moral #1 - Do not back up. Severe tire damage.
Episode 64 Moral #6 - Lather, rinse, repeat.
Episode 66 Moral #2 - Don't be a fool, stay in school.
Episode 67 Moral #3 - People who live in glass houses should get dressed with the lights out.
Episode 68 Moral #2 - Don't spit in public.
Episode 76 Moral #2 - 2B or not 2B, that is the pencil.
Wakko's Wish Moral #5 - Just cheer up and never ever give up hope!

Trivia

  • On the occasions where the wheel landed on the "$5,000" spot and the "Trip to Tahiti" spot, the Warners would cheer, "WE WON, WE WON, WE WON, WE WON!!!"
  • Title Pun: Wheel Of Fortune
    • In fact, in one episode, Wakko asks to buy a vowel, only for Yakko to remind him that this wasn't the same wheel.

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