Steven Spielberg Presents: Animaniacs

1993 • The WB
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Season 1 episodes (25)

1 The Monkey Song/De-Zanitized/Nighty Night Toons
In "De-Zanitized," frazzled Dr. Scratchansniff, the studio psychiatrist, uses every psychiatric technique he knows to "de-zani-tize" the Warners because the kids are just too zany. Next, as the Warners drive him crazy, Dr. Scratchansniff sings a song of woe "The Monkey Song" to a calypso beat, while the rest of the "Animaniacs" cast sings the chorus. Finally, in "Nighty-Night Toon," the Warners and company spoof a famous children's bedtime storybook.
2 Cookies For Einstein/Win Big/Yakko's World
In an upbeat ditty, Yakko sings the name of every country in the world ("Yakko's World"). Next, the Warners help Albert Einstein discover the theory of relativity in "Cookies For Einstein." Then, to finance his latest scheme to overthrow the world, The Brain becomes a contestant on a game show, where he hopes to "Win Big."
3 Slappy Goes Walnuts/Yakko's Universe/H.M.S. Yakko
In "H.M.S. Yakko," a musical tribute to Gilbert & Sullivan, the Warners encounter the evil pirate, Captain Mel. "Slappy Goes Walnuts" as she and Skippy Squirrel gathers walnuts from the yard of their nemesis, Doug the Dog. Finally, Yakko takes everyone on a trip through "Yakko's Universe," as he sings about the galaxies with the Warners.
4 Hooked On A Ceiling/Goodfeathers: The Beginning
In "Hooked on a Ceiling," the Warners help Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel. Later, the subject of "Goodfeathers: The Beginning" is explored. To become a Goodfeather, Squit must pass the initiation test: find some food.
5 Taming Of The Screwy
When potential foreign investors want to meet the wacky Warner siblings, the studio boss orders Dr. Scratchansniff to train the untamable trio.
6 Flipper Parody Song/What Are We?/Operation Lollipop/Temporary Insanity
First, the wacky Warner siblings sing the "Flipper Parody Song." Next, the Warners cause "Temporary Insanity" when the studio boss' secretary goes home sick and the Warners act as temporary office workers. Later, in "Operation Lollipop," Mindy leads Buttons on a frantic chase to the airport and into the wild blue yonder. And finally, the Warner siblings answer the musical question, "What Are We?"
7 When Rita Met Runt/Piano Rag
The wild Warner siblings disrupt a piano concert at staid Carnegie Hall in "Piano Rag." Then, a savvy cat and naive pooch join forces to escape the city pound in "When Rita Met Runt."
8 Warner's Lot Song/Bumbie's Mom/The Big Candy Store
Join the wacky Warners for the "Warner's Lot Song" about the "inhabitants" of the Warner Bros. studio lot. Then, at "The Big Candy Store," the Warners meet the world's meanest candy storeowner, Ferman Flaxseed. Later, Slappy Squirrel tries to convince her nephew Skippy that "Bumbie's Mom" didn't really die in the famous movie about a young deer, it was just a cartoon.
9 Wally Llama/Where Rodents Dare
The Warners trek to Tibet to seek the answers to the mysteries of life from a famous sage, the "Wally Llama." Then, travel "Where Rodents Dare" as Pinky and The Brain infiltrate a summit of world leaders in the Swiss Alps in another attempt to take over the world.
10 King Yakko
A freak accident of lineage results in Yakko becoming "King Yakko" of Anvilania.
11 No Pain, No Painting/Les Miseranimals
The Warners help Pablo Picasso discover his new painting style, and modern art is born in "No Pain, No Painting." Then, in a musical parody of Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Miserables, Runt breaks out of Le Pound during the French revolution to save Rita and the Miserable Cats from being made into pastries.
12 West Side Pigeons/Garage Sale of the Century
At the "Garage Sale of the Century," the Warners attempt to buy the seller's garage. Then, in "Westside Pigeons," the Goodfeathers battle with the Sparrows as they fight over possession of a statue of Martin Scorsese in this musical spoof of "West Side Story."
13 Hello Nice Warners/La Behemoth/Little Old Slappy From Pasadena
"Hello Nice Warners" tells the story of what happens when the Warners siblings are cast in a new film by the comedy genius, Mr. Director. Later, when their maid quits, the Hip Hippos try to cope on their own in "La Behemoth," a parody of a tragic opera. Finally, "Little Old Slappy From Pasadena" takes her powerful sports car for a drive around town, set to the tune of the classic rock and roll song, "Little Old Lady from Pasadena.
14 Cat On A Hot Steel Beam/La La Law
When Dr. Scratchansniff gets a parking ticket, he's represented in court by the firm of Warner, Warner and Warner ("La La Law"). Later, in "Cat on a Hot Steel Beam," Mindy pursues a cute kitty into a dangerous construction site and Buttons tries desperately to save her.
15 Space Probed/Battle For The Planet
When aliens abduct the Warners as they vacation at a remote cabin, the wacky siblings are "Space Probed." Then, inspired by Orson Welles' famous 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds," Pinky and The Brain "Battle for the Planet" as they stage a fake alien invasion.
16 Hurray For Slappy/Chalkboard Bungle/The Great Wakkorotti: The Master & His Music
In "Hooray for Slappy," Slappy Squirrel's old cartoon enemies, Walter Wolf, Sid the Squid and Beanie the Bison, attempt to ruin an award banquet given in Slappy's honor. It's the first day of school for the world's strictest teacher and her new students: the wild and wacky Warner siblings ("Chalkboard Bungle"). Finally, "The Great Wakkorotti: The Master & His Music" features Wakko's rendition of the classic waltz, "The Blue Danube."
17 The Cat & The Fiddle/Roll Over Beethoven
In "Roll Over Beethoven," the Warner Brothers and sister Dot help Beethoven to write his famous Fifth Symphony. Then, in "The Cat & the Fiddle," famous violinmaker Stradivarius wants to make Rita into violin strings, but Runt comes to her rescue.
18 Chicken Booryshnikov/Pavlov's Mice/Nothing But The Tooth
First, Pinky and The Brain attempt to steal the crown jewels of Russia in "Pavlov's Mice." Then, Chicken Boo tries to pass himself off as world-famous ballet dancer, "Chicken Booryshnikov." Finally, in Czarist Russia, royal dentists Yakko, Wakko and Dot treat Rasputin's toothache in "Nothing But the Tooth."
19 A Moving Experience/Meatballs Or Consequences
In a parody of the films of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, the Warners compete against the grim reaper in a life-or-death game of checkers ("Meatballs or Consequences"). Then, the Hip Hippos have "A Moving Experience" as they move from the jungle to the city in pursuit of the latest fads.
20 Wakko's America Song/Davey Omelette/The Flame/Four Score & Seven Migraines Ago
"The Flame" of a candle comes to life and guides the audience through a special night in American history. Then, Wakko names all fifty states and their capitols in "Wakko's America." Next, Chicken Boo plays the famed frontiersman, "Davey Omelette." Finally, President Abraham Lincoln attempts to write his Gettysburg Address with the "assistance" of the Warner siblings ("Four Score & Seven Migraines Ago").
21 Hearts Of Twilight/Hitchcock Opening/The Boids
In "Hearts of Twilight," genius filmmaker Mr. Director goes over budget on his new film and the studio sends in the Warners to halt the project in their own inimitable fashion. Later, the Goodfeathers are cast as stunt doubles in a horror film entitled "The Boids."
22 Guardin' The Garden/Plane Pals
In the Garden of Eden, Slappy Squirrel is "Guardin' the Garden" when she protects the tree of knowledge from the slimy Snake. Then, in "Plane Pals," an obnoxious businessman must cope with his seatmates, the Warner siblings, during a 14-hour international flight.
23 Up The Crazy River/Be Careful What You Eat/Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Du
The Warners admonish viewers to "Be Careful What You Eat" in this song about nutrition. Next, Mindy travels "Up The Crazy River" in the Amazon rainforest, with Buttons once again protecting her from danger. Then, Bobbie, Pesto and Squit go "Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Dump, Dump." Coveting a culinary gold mine in the form of a garbage barge on the wharf, the three birds have their dinnertime delayed when Pesto becomes tangled in the plastic rings from a beverage six-pack.
24 Yakko's World of Baldness/Opportunity Knox/Wings Take Heart
In an upbeat ditty, Yakko sings the name of every country in the world ("Yakko's World"). Next, the Warners help Albert Einstein discover the theory of relativity in "Cookies For Einstein." Then, to finance his latest scheme to overthrow the world, The Brain becomes a contestant on a game show, where he hopes to "Win Big."
25 Home On De-Nile/Hercule Yakko/Disasterpiece Theatre/A Midsummer Night's Dream
First, the Warners spoof the mystery novels of Agatha Christie in "Hercule Yakko," a story set aboard a luxury liner featuring the entire cast. Next, in ancient Egypt, Rita and Runt find a "Home on De-Nile" in Cleopatra's palace until they discover that Rita is going to be Cleopatra's next sacrifice to the gods. Finally, Yakko performs Puck's famous monologue from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" which Dot translates for the Shakepeare-impaired.

About this show

The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister, Dot--three inseparable, irascible siblings--have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet.

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596 reviews
Grace J
July 10, 2015
^ Title says it all. :). I grew up watching this when it was on TV. Imagine the jokes they could do now if they were still on the air. The celebrities that made that crazy cult for one. And the beliebers.
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Michael Feldman
February 2, 2019
Humor for kids and adults, music you can't stop humming and singing along to. One of the all-time great animated shows!
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Robert McClafferty
April 14, 2016
I bought this. I can hear audio but no video. This is my favorite Pinky and the Brain episode and I can't enjoy it. I am not sure if I rented it or bought it.
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