Each and every week, your hosts revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find! Today's episode features an unconventional group of segments with "Gimme the Works," "Buttons in Ows," and "Hercules Unwound."
Gimme the Works/Buttons in Ows/Hercules Unwound
Gimme the Works
Dot is over the whole tormenting the special friend gag, so the Warners decide to end this segment early. This is the shortest Warners segment with a title card, so there isn’t a lot to talk about. Still Joey, Nathan, and Kelly dissect the segment and come up with some theories on the writers.
It’s Mindy and Buttons meets Wizard of Oz in this segment! Mindy chases Toto from Kansas to Oz and back to Kansas, with Buttons hot on her trail. On the way she meets a witch, a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion, until she meets the wizard who turns out to be a familiar mouse bent on world domination. Kelly, Nathan, and Joey have a lot of fun discussing theories and similarities to the original movie.
The Warners are back for another segment… but again they don’t really feel like doing it, So Pinky and the Brain become the focus as they try to steal Zeus’ lightning bolt while Hercules is busy cleaning the stables. Pinky and the Brain manage to get all the way to Olympus but as soon as they reach the lightning bolt it’s thrown down at earth, causing a dam to break and cleaning the stables for Hercules. As a reward, the Warners return to close out the episode. This is another very interesting segment with plenty of references, and Nathan, Joey, and Kelly discuss all they can find.
It’s the last Wheel of Morality… what will the moral be this time?