The Best Episodes of Animaniacs

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018

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!


#1 - 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.

star 8.86
7 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
No Pain, No Painting

#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.

star 8.60
25 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Wakko's America

#3 - Wakko's America

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.

star 8.58
19 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Star Truck

#4 - Star Truck

Season 3 - Episode 19

The Warners are beamed onto their favorite old sci-fi show, where they cause chaos to the crew and introduce the engineer to doughnuts.

star 8.50
6 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Meatballs or Consequences

#5 - Meatballs or Consequences

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.

star 8.47
15 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and his Music

#6 - The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and his Music

Season 1 - Episode 36

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

star 8.41
17 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Go Fish

#7 - Go Fish

Season 3 - Episode 20

Wakko gets in a fight with himself over a game of go fish.

star 8.40
5 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Sir Yaksalot

#8 - 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.

star 8.38
8 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Cutie and The Beast

#9 - Cutie and The Beast

Season 4 - Episode 2

In a parody of the Disney film Beauty and the Beast, the Warners walk through a forest and encounter Taz. Dot takes a liking to him.

star 8.38
8 votes
Directors: Audu Paden
Writers: Kevin Hopps
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Hello Nice Warners

#10 - 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!

star 8.33
18 votes
Directors: Alfred Gimeno
Writers: Paul Rugg
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
The Cat and the Fiddle

#11 - 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.

star 8.31
13 votes
Directors: Alfred Gimeno
Writers: Nicholas Hollander
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
King Yakko

#12 - 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.

star 8.29
28 votes
Writers: Peter Hastings
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
What Are We?

#13 - What Are We?

Season 1 - Episode 15

The Warners are hypnotized by Dr. Scratchansniff in order to make them less zany. Dr. Scratchansniff fails and asks them what they are, leading the Warners to offer a number of suggestions.

star 8.28
36 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes

#14 - Noel

Season 4 - Episode 4

Wakko tries to write a letter to Santa. When he misspells Santa's name, Yakko corrects him in song.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Charles Visser
Writers: Randy Rogel
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled

#15 - 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.

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: John P. McCann
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Roll Over, Beethoven

#16 - Roll Over, Beethoven

Season 1 - Episode 37

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot help Beethoven compose his fifth symphony.

star 8.23
17 votes
Directors: Michael Gerard
Writers: Paul Rugg
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Deduces Wild

#17 - Deduces Wild

Season 3 - Episode 1

The Warners are on a scavenger hunt and harass Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson who are trying to help solve a series of petty thefts.

star 8.21
24 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Puttin' on the Blitz

#18 - 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.

star 8.20
5 votes
Writers: Nicholas Hollander
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
The Warners 65th Anniversary Special

#19 - 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.

star 8.20
5 votes
Writers: Paul Rugg
Hooked on a Ceiling

#20 - 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.

star 8.19
47 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Space Probed

#21 - Space Probed

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.

star 8.19
21 votes
Writers: John P. McCann
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Pavlov's Mice

#22 - 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.

star 8.19
16 votes
Writers: John P. McCann
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Opportunity Knox

#23 - Opportunity Knox

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.

star 8.16
12 votes
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Nothing but the Tooth

#24 - 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.

star 8.15
13 votes
Directors: Greg Reyna
Writers: Deanna Oliver, Paul Rugg
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes
Wally Llama

#25 - Wally Llama

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?

star 8.13
29 votes
Directors: Kirk Tingblad
Writers: Paul Rugg
Watch on Amazon Buy on iTunes