The Best Episodes of Animaniacs
Last Updated: May 29, 2019
The two Warner Brothers Yakko and Wakko and their Warner sister Dot had been (supposedly) created in the 1930's, but their cartoons were too screwy for the general public to handle. The three Warners were locked up in the studio water tower until they escaped in the 90's. There, they run wild, causing chaos everywhere!
#2 - No Pain, No Painting
Season 1 - Episode 23
In 1905, the Warners arrive at the Paris home of the famous artist Pablo Picasso. They want to help him paint and annoy him so much that he will let them paint as he relaxes. As the artist rests, the Warners begin to play a guessing game. Wakko draws surreal pictures and the rest of the Warners must guess what the picture is of. An art critic comes to Picasso's home and loves the surreal paintings. Picasso takes credit for the work, but agrees to pay the Warners money to continue to paint the pictures.
#4 - Spellbound
Season 1 - Episode 94
In 1194, Pinky and the Brain are being kept in Merlin's laboratory in Camelot. When Merlin goes out for a snack. Brain tries to take over the world using a magic spell. Pinky gathers all the components but loses a dragon's toenail. Pinky and the Brain must go on a quest to get another toenail. Using a magic wand the recover the toenail, but the dragon chases them all the way back to Camelot. Brain uses the dragon's toenail in the spell but as he recites it Pinky distracts him. Brain's head is turned into cheese.
#6 - The Cat and the Fiddle
Season 1 - Episode 38
In 1690's Italy, a violin maker named Stradivarius takes a stray Rita, but not Runt, to live with him. Stradivarius hopes to use Rita to make violin strings. When Runt finds out, he rescues Rita and destroys Stradivarius's violins in the process.
#7 - Sir Yaksalot
Season 1 - Episode 63
When medieval kingdom of Camelot is threatened by a dragon, King Arthur asks Merlin to summon a knight. When Merlin tries to summon the knight, he gets the Warners instead. The Warners defeat the dragon by tricking it into blowing itself up. They discover that it was really a robot that was being operated by mice.
#9 - Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled
Season 1 - Episode 70
The Warners go to Hades where Satan wants to torment them. Unfortunately, the Warners end up tormenting him. He kicks them out after Yakko freezes the place.
#12 - Hello Nice Warners
Season 1 - Episode 27
On a day when our heroes are happily running from Ralph, they hide in a movie suggestions room and meet a crazy voiced director and they have to make his movie and follow his script but they drive him crazy!
#14 - King Yakko
Season 1 - Episode 22
Yakko inherits the throne of Anvilania a small kingdom best known as the world's largest producer of anvils. Yakko promises to serve his people, but Anvilania is attacked by Dunlikus and its dictator Umlatt. The Warners must face Unlatt by himself. They manage to get the entire Dunlikus army to go to sleep and discover that Unlatt wanted Anvilania so that he can have all its anvils to himself. The Warners decide to give Unlatt the anvils: one at a time, on his head and on his castle.
#15 - Nothing but the Tooth
Season 1 - Episode 41
Rasputin has been hypnotizing Russian Czar Nicholas II for a number of years. Unfortunately, he has a toothache and needs a dentist. The Warners arrive and pull out all of Rasputin's teeth. Without his teeth, he can no longer hypnotize the Czar and is quickly fired.
#17 - Pavlov's Mice
Season 1 - Episode 39
In turn of the century Russia, Pinky and the Brain are conditioned to respond in strange ways to the sound of bells. Brain plans to take over the world by stealing the crown jewels of Russia. Unfortunately, his conditioning prevents him from successfully getting the jewels.
#18 - Hooked on a Ceiling
Season 1 - Episode 10
Michelangelo paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He must finish before the pope arrives and prays for assistance. Assistance arrives in the form of the Warners who first paint the ceiling completely white and then fill it with pictures of Elvis and dogs playing poker. Michelangelo convinces them to help him make the correct painting and they agree. They, however, add an interesting touch before the pope arrives.
#20 - Hurray for Slappy
Season 1 - Episode 35
Slappy goes to a banquet held in her honor in order to receive an award. Walter, Beanie, and Sid, however, plan to blow her up with explosives. Slappy gets the reward and Walter, Beanie, and Sid only succeed in blowing themselves up.
#21 - Bumbie's Mom
Season 1 - Episode 19
Skippy and Slappy are watching a movie called Bumbie, the Dearest Deer. When Bumbie's mother dies, Skippy gets upset and starts crying. Slappy takes him to meet the cartoon actress who played Bumbie's mom to show him she's not really dead.
#23 - Puttin' on the Blitz
Season 1 - Episode 76
Rita and Runt are in Warsaw, Poland during the 1939 German blitzkrieg. The head of the Polish underground arranges to meet his daughter Katrina on a train that is about to leave the train station. When Katrina is discovered by a dog working for the Germans, Rita saves her. They head to the train station, and jump on when the train begins to leave. Katrina is safe, but Rita when she sees Runt being attacked by German dogs decides to stay. She leaps from the train in order to help her friend.
#24 - The Warners 65th Anniversary Special
Season 1 - Episode 160
The Warners view their 65th Anniversary special, but an unknown figure is plotting to destroy them with a time bomb set to their podium when they give their speech. It turns out to be Buddy, the cartoon character that they had replaced, but after hearing Yakko say that they wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him and wish he was here, his thoughts of revenge vanish and he joins them on the stage. However, when Buddy is speaking at the podium, the time bomb goes off on him, blowing him up.