The Best Episodes of Animaniacs
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 - Woodstock Slappy
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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - Lookit the Fuzzy Heads
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).
#6 - The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and his Music
Season 1 - Episode 36
Wakko belches "The Blue Danube Waltz" by Johann Strauss.
#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.
#8 - Brain meets Brawn
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.
#9 - The Helpinki Formula
Season 1 - Episode 136
Brain creates chemical that will make everyone smaller than he is. He advertises it on an infomercial and it sells it wildly. Unfortunately, more than one drop spills on everybody and causes chaos.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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!
#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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - Temporary Insanity
Season 1 - Episode 13
When the CEO's secretary gets sick, he is forced to hire Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. After some hijinks that frustrate the CEO, Wakko destroys the building after an accident with the telephone.
#19 - 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.
#21 - Garage Sale of the Century
Season 1 - Episode 25
A man is having a garage sale, but runs into problems when the Warners take the expression too literally.
#22 - Yakko's Universe
Season 1 - Episode 9
Yakko sings a song about the relative vastness of space from one person to the entire universe.
#23 - Guardin' the Garden
Season 1 - Episode 50
God makes Adam and Eve and tells them not to eat the fruit that comes from the tree of knowledge. Slappy Squirrel, however, lives in the tree of knowledge. When evil snake tries to tempt Adam and Eve, Slappy is in charge of guarding the fruit and stopping the snake.
#24 - Testimonials
Season 1 - Episode 60
Several old-time movie stars talk about their encounters with the Warners and how Milton Berle never really liked them.
#25 - Jockey for Position
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.