The Best Episodes of Animaniacs

Wakko's America

#1 - Wakko's America 9.30

Season 1 - Episode 45

In a Jeopardy style game in the teacher's classroom, Wakko has to name the 50 states and their capitals. He sings an enitre song with everything right but he forgets to answer in the form of a question.

Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled

#2 - Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled 9.00

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.

Directors: Rusty Mills, Tom Ruegger

#3 - Spellbound 9.00

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.

Woodstock Slappy

#4 - Woodstock Slappy 9.00

Season 1 - Episode 145

Slappy and Skippy want to go to her summer cottage, but when they get there the see that they are in the middle the 1960's musical festival Woodstock. Skippy marvels at the music, but Slappy wants them to go away. She doesn't have much success until she decides to play some music herself. She plays a polka and everyone runs.

Directors: Audu Paden
Sir Yaksalot

#5 - Sir Yaksalot 8.80

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.

Potty Emergency

#6 - Potty Emergency 8.78

Season 1 - Episode 62

Wakko is at the movies and has to go to the bathroom. When he discovers that the bathrooms don't work, he must find a bathroom somewhere else.

Directors: Rusty Mills
Puttin' on the Blitz

#7 - Puttin' on the Blitz 8.67

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.

Directors: Michael Gerard, Nicholas Hollander, Tom Ruegger
No Pain, No Painting

#8 - No Pain, No Painting 8.63

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.

The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and his Music

#9 - The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and his Music 8.63

Season 1 - Episode 36

Wakko belches "The Blue Danube Waltz" by Johann Strauss.

Wally Llama

#10 - Wally Llama 8.56

Season 1 - Episode 20

Wally Llama who lives on top of a mountain in the Himalayas is the wisest creature in the world. After he grows sick of answering questions he vows to stop for the rest of the day. The Warners arrive and pester him to answer one question. Eventually he gives in, but when he hears the question he goes crazy because he cannot figure out the answer. The question is why do hot dogs come in packages of ten, and hot dog buns come in packages of eight?

Directors: Kirk Tingblad
King Yakko

#11 - King Yakko 8.53

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.

Directors: Dave Marshall, Alfred Gimeno
Moby or Not Moby

#12 - Moby or Not Moby 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 67

The Warners stow away onboard a whaling ship controlled by Captain Ahab. Ahab wants to kill Moby Dick, but the Warners try to convince him not to kill whales.


#13 - Testimonials 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 60

Several old-time movie stars talk about their encounters with the Warners and how Milton Berle never really liked them.

In the Garden of Mindy

#14 - In the Garden of Mindy 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 85

Mindy's mother leaves the house and Brain develops a plan to take over the world. He develops a powerful stink bomb which he hopes to use to force the government officials out of thier jobs. As he makes the stink bomb, Mindy gets on a lawnmower and drives out of control. The lawnmower chases Brain and eventually knocks him into his stink bomb ingredients. Mindy's mother comes home and scolds Brain for letting Mindy feed him old cheese.

Bubba Bo Bob Brain

#15 - Bubba Bo Bob Brain 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 84

Brain plans to take over the world with subliminal mind control. He pretends to be a country singer and injects subliminal messages into his songs. His music begins to sell and the messages begin to influence people. Unfortunately, Brain ruins his plan by yelling at Pinky during a worldwide televised concert.

Directors: Gary Hartle, Audu Paden, Dave Marshall
I Got Yer Can

#16 - I Got Yer Can 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 64

Slappy puts a can of diet juice in the recycling bin in the yard of Candie Chipmunk's house. Candie complains that it is not her trash and asks Slappy to put in her own trash. Throughout the episode Slappy tries different ways to sneak the can back on chipmunk's property.

Puppet Rulers

#17 - Puppet Rulers 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 98

In 1954, Pinky and the Brain are kept in the home of Albert Einstein. They watch television and see a puppet show named "The Meany and Treacle Show". When the show announces that it is looking for new puppets, the two mice mail themselves to the show. They pretend to be puppets and grow enormously popular. They freeze themselves in cryogenic capsules and emerge forty years later. They arrange a pirate broadcast asking all their no adult fans to send them gifts. Unfortunately all their fans felt abandoned by them when they disappeared the show. They send Pinky and the Brain their therapy bills instead.

Directors: Barry Caldwell, Dave Marshall, Peter Hastings
Brain meets Brawn

#18 - Brain meets Brawn 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 131

Brain decides to take over the world by taking a strength enhancing formula developed by Dr. Jekyl. He wants to stop Big Ben at tea time because if tea time never ends, everyone will be more concerned with tea than with trying to stop him from taking over the world.

Directors: Michael Gerard
Lookit the Fuzzy Heads

#19 - Lookit the Fuzzy Heads 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 158

Dr. Scratchansniff has a new patient, and to the Warners's horror, it's Elmyra! Luckily, they're eventually able to get rid of her... with a little help from Buttons and Mindy (mostly Mindy).

Directors: Barry Caldwell, Dave Marshall
Jockey for Position

#20 - Jockey for Position 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 65

In order to get money for a giant magnet to stop the Earth's rotation allowing Brain to assume control over the world, Brain tries to win a million dollars by participating in the Kentucky Derby.

Directors: Lenord Robinson, Dave Marshall
Space Probed

#21 - Space Probed 8.46

Season 1 - Episode 32

The Warners are abducted by aliens and taken aboard their spaceship where their hijinks begin to annoy the aliens. Eventually, the Warners manage to take over the spaceship and return to earth.

Directors: Gary Hartle, Dave Marshall, Rich Arons
Meatballs or Consequences

#22 - Meatballs or Consequences 8.44

Season 1 - Episode 42

In Sweden, Wakko enters a meatball eating contest and eats too many meatballs. He is declared dead by Death. Yakko and Dot must play checkers with Death to stop Wakko from being taken to the ever after.

Hello Nice Warners

#23 - Hello Nice Warners 8.42

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!

Directors: Alfred Gimeno
Opportunity Knox

#24 - Opportunity Knox 8.41

Season 1 - Episode 55

Brain wants to steal all of the gold out of Fort Knox. He develops a chemical that causes sneezing fits in people. Pinky and the Brain get to Fort Knox and use the chemical on the guards. They break into the safe and realize that they can't steal the gold because the gold bars are too heavy for the mice to lift.

Hooked on a Ceiling

#25 - Hooked on a Ceiling 8.35

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.