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The Animanicast- A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs

The Animanicast is a podcast dedicated to the classic animated television series "Animaniacs." Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly as they revisit each episode in the order in which they were released. They'll discuss their favorite moments, jokes, characters as well as their memories of first watching the episode. The show's pop cultural references are also discussed and explored in detail. (You might just learn some cool facts!) In the end, each episode receives a "Water Tower Rating" from the hosts. So cue up an episode of Animaniacs on Netflix or on DVD and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!
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Nov 4, 2018

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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, Joey, Nathan, and Kelly discuss episode 94 of Animaniacs which features the last time Startoons animated for the show and was also the last time Pinky and the Brain appeared on the show.

Magic Time

The Warners visit Las Vegas and see a pair of magicians who look very similar to Siegfried and Roy named Schnitzel and Floyd. These two magicians abuse their animals and make fun of the audience so the Warners step in to knock the two down a peg and end up shipping the two off to Africa so the animals in the jungle can have revenge. The hosts discuss their favorite moments in this very funny cartoon.

The Brain's Apprentice

Pinky takes on the role of Mickey Mouse in this parody of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" from Fantasia. Instead of walking brooms however small robots run amok and reek havoc throughout the country. Unfortunately just before they help the Brain take over the world, the Brain shuts down the whole operation when he sees Pinky's mess. This cartoon is a musical treat and the hosts discuss their favorite moments in this very funny and often beautiful piece of animation.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Listener Survey

Help us determine what we should talk about next on our show once we're done talking about classic Animaniacs episodes. Go to Survey.Animanicast.com and let us know!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Oct 28, 2018

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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, Joey and Nathan discuss another episode 93 of Animaniacs which features a bunch of pop culture parodies and a catchy song.

News

Paul Rugg has created the Freakarug and placed it on ebay! You can bid for the Freakarug HERE. Joey was the first to bid, but the price continues to rise! Go and bid to get this one of a kind piece of "art."

Cute First (Ask Questions Later)

Dot and the Warners visit the kingdom where Snow White has taken over for the evil Queen. Once Snow White finds out that Dot is cuter than her, she kidnaps Dot and it's up to Yakko and Wakko to rescue her... sort of. The hosts discuss their favorite moments in this different sort of Animaniacs cartoon. Is it too weird? Is it too dark? 

Acquaintances

The Warners become American citizens in Ellis Island and quickly need a home. They decide to join the cast of Friends, or "Acquaintances." The trio run amok and eventually get kicked out. Joey, Nathan and Kelly discuss their favorite moments and their memories of the show "Friends."

Here Comes Attila

The Warners sing about Attila the Hun, what he did, and how he died. There's also lots of rhymes with the word "Attila!" 

Boo Wonder

Chicken Boo has disguised himself as the Caped Crusader's sidekick! Will the Caped Crusader find out that he's really a giant chicken? Yes. 

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Listener Survey

Help us determine what we should talk about next on our show once we're done talking about classic Animaniacs episodes. Go to Survey.Animanicast.com and let us know!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Oct 21, 2018

Animaniacs Issue 8

Joey and Nathan disuss another Animaniacs comic from 1995. This time, it's Animaniacs Comic Issue 8. This comic has it's ups, but what goes up, must come down. Way down. This comic isn't the best, but is it the worst? Find out in today's episode!

 

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Listener Survey

Help us determine what we should talk about next on our show once we're done talking about classic Animaniacs episodes. Go to Survey.Animanicast.com and let us know!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Oct 14, 2018

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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, Joey, Kelly and Nathan discuss Animaniacs episode 92 which features the segments "Macadamia Nut" and "Bully for Skippy"

"Macadamia Nut"

Dot and the rest of the Animaniacs sing a parody of the 90's hit song, "Macarena." This catchy song features a lot of characters that haven't been seen for a while on the show. The hosts discuss their favorite moments and then reminisce about 90's music as well as Fraggle Rock, Young Indiana Jones, and how it's impossible to have a wedding reception without annoying songs like "Macarena" being played. They all agree that "Macadamia Nut" should be played at weddings instead.

"Bully for Skippy"

Slappy is told that she must not have violence in her cartoons by a group of government bureaucrats. Unfortunately Skippy is being bullied at school and despite his best efforts, is unable to solve his problem through non-violent means. Luckily Slappy is there to help him when he "can't stands no more." The hosts discuss their favorite moments and pop culture references in this classic Slappy cartoon.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Listener Survey

Help us determine what we should talk about next on our show once we're done talking about classic Animaniacs episodes. Go to Survey.Animanicast.com and let us know!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Oct 7, 2018

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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, Joey, Kelly and Nathan discuss Animaniacs episode 91 which features the segments

Animaniacs News

Joey summarizes some of the most recent news regarding the Animaniacs reboot. A selection from a recent Rob Paulsen interview is read in which Rob reveals that the new series will premiere in the Fall of 2020 and will consist of 26 episodes. Rob also drops some big hints that he is involved in the new series. Rob also confirmed in a recent "Kids React" video that Randy Rogel is returning and has already written some songs for the show. The hosts share their thoughts on the news and while they are very happy that Steven Spielberg is said to be heavily involved, they still find it confusing that Tom Ruegger was not asked to return to the show.

Back in Style

After quickly discussing a "Message in a Bottle" sequence, the hosts discuss "Back in Style" in which we are shown how the Warners were loaned out to different animation companies over the decades when the Warner Bros. studio closed their animation department. The Warners interact and harass parodies of Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo, Underdog, and Fat Albert. The hosts discuss their favorite gags and their memories of watching some of the cartoons that are parodied.

Bones in the Body

Mr. Skullhead is camping with the Warners in the Old West. Before you know it, the Warners take us on a tour of the skeleton by singing a song. This song by Randy Rogel is very catchy, educational and marks the last major appearance of Mr. Skullhead.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Listener Survey

Help us determine what we should talk about next on our show once we're done talking about classic Animaniacs episodes. Go to Survey.Animanicast.com and let us know!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

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Cover art by @jedishua Intro Music performed by Kontra5t

Sep 30, 2018

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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, Joey, Kelly and Nathan discuss Animaniacs episode 90 which features the segments "Pitter Patter of Little Feet," "Mindy in Wonderland" and "Ralph's Wedding"

Pitter Patter of Little Feet

The Hip Hippos have a special delivery from the stork! Unfortunately it's not their baby, it's the Brain who mistakenly goes to their house thinking that the hippos are actually the wealthy Rockefellers. The hippos do their best to take care of the Brain whom they think is a malnurished hippo. Will the Brain survive their feedings, hot baths, and overall stupidity? The hosts discuss their favorite moments in this cute cartoon which happens to be the last time the Hip Hippos have their own cartoon segment.

Mindy in Wonderland

Mindy's mom is off to win her "Mother of the Year" award and leaves Buttons alone with Mindy once again. This time Mindy chases a white rabbit into a tree and Mindy and Buttons travel off to Wonderland. Bernadette Peters also returns as a Cheshire Cat. Nathan, Joey and Kelly discuss some of their favorite moments and Kelly shares some of her experiences riding the Tea Cups in Disney World and Disneyland. 

Ralph's Wedding

Ralph is getting married... to a giant chicken? That's right, it's the return of Chicken Boo! This is a short segment, but the hosts are still able to discuss some funny gags and Kelly is reminded of "Muppets Take Manhattan."

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Sep 23, 2018

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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, the Joey and Nathan discuss another issue of the Animaniacs comic featuring two stories that might just be good enough for the actual cartoon show!

Total Commitment

The Warners break into a board meeting and end up driving Dr. Scratchansniff over the edge and into insanity! They soon realize that they need to rescue him, especially after his replacement, Dr. Bananibal Phrewtkupp puts plaid uniforms on the siblings. Will the Warners rescue Dr. S. in time, or will they be locked up in a padded cell as well?

Mister Director, I Presume

In what looks like a direct sequel to "Hearts of Twilight," Mister Director has run off again and needs to be brought back to the studio. This time he's moved off to France since the citizens there think he's a genius. The Warners are sent on a mission improbable to find him and bring him back. Is this a worthy successor to Animaniacs cartoons featuring Mister Director?

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

 

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Sep 13, 2018

Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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, the hosts celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Animaniacs by welcoming Tom Ruegger back to the show along with the voice of Slappy Squirrel, Sherri Stoner! Slappy Squirrel also stops by to answer questions about her life and what Skippy has been up to lately.

Sherri Stoner

Sherri shares some of her comedic influences and the origin of the character, Slappy Squirrel. Tom shares some of his favorite memories of working with Sherri and how her influence helped make Animaniacs as successful as it was. They share some memories of working with Steven Spielberg on Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs.

Sherri also shares her memories of working on "The Little Mermaid" as the animation model to Ariel. She then talks about working on other writing projects such as the movie, "Casper" and an unreleased prequel to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

Slappy Squirrel

Slappy Squirrel makes a surprise appearance to answer questions from the hosts! Slappy shares her thoughts on the millenial generation, her love life, and what it was like working for Tom Ruegger back in the day.

Slappy also talks about her current plans, which include sitting by the phone waiting to hear if she will return to Animaniacs in 2020! 

As an extra bonus, Nate Ruegger give an exclusive peak at the life of Skippy and Slappy today by sharing a clip of Skippy's podcast "The Secret Squirrel Podcast" This is the number one podcast for all you horror nuts! 

Current Projects

Sherri talks about working on the new Curious George as the head writer. Tom Ruegger says that he can currently be seen helping sort carts in the Albertsons parking lot. You can also go to Cartoonatics.Blogspot.com to check out Tom's blog. 

Tom's Doodles!

Tom loves to doodle as he talks with us. Go to our show notes at Animanicast.com to see some of them and some pictures of him and Sherri working together.

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Aug 26, 2018

Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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 the hosts discuss and review episode 88 of Animaniacs!

The hosts of the Animanicast discuss episode 88 of Animaniacs. First the Warners chase after Ernest Hemingway, then the Hip Hippos go on "Amazing Gladiators!"

Commercial Parodies

Flavio appears in a few commercial parodies in this episode. First, a soloflex commercial parody is shown. You could look just like Flavio if you eat Choco Dots! Then we see women flock to a window to watch Flavio drink a soda. Finally we see Flavio show off his "physique." These commercials have some cute moments. The hosts discuss what they liked about them and the connections to the original commercials in the 90's.

Papers for Papa

Ernest Hemingway has given up on writing so when the Warners come to the door with more paper he tries to avoid paying for it. They chase him around the world and end up inspiring him through their adventures. This is a nice segment that has lots of literary references and even a quick reference to the movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." The hosts discuss their favorite moments and Kelly shares a connection to Young Indiana Jones.

Amazing Gladiators

The Hip Hippos go on a "Amazing Gladiators" which looks very similar to "American Gladiators." They face off against an athletic couple in a battle to the finish! Of course, Marita and Flavio are just happy to be there and don't really seem to care about winning anything. The hosts discuss their favorite moments in this amusing cartoon.

Pinky and the Ralph

Ralph and Pinky ask each other what they would like to do tonight. They go back and forth several times and can't decide. It's short and sweet but Nathan and Joey wonder if it could have gone on even longer! Perhaps that would have made it even funnier?

Would 'Ya Like to Take a Survey?

We'll be finishing up our run of the classic episodes of Animaniacs soon! What should we cover before the new episodes premiere in 2020? Let us know by going to Survey.Animanicast.com.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Aug 12, 2018

The hosts of the Animanicast discuss episode 86 of Animaniacs. The Warners get disingenuous, Buttons saves Mindy from zombies and Wakko can't stop hiccuping! 

A Very Very Very Very Special Show

The Warners try to win a humanitarian award by giving as many environmental and health conscious messages as they can in a cartoon. Unfortunately it doesn't work out for them and they act worse than ever! The hosts discuss their favorite moments and how nineties culture became environmentally conscious with shows like "Captain Planet" and movies like "Fern Gully."

Night of the Living Buttons

Mindy and Buttons run through a cemetary full of zombies and Buttons needs to defend Mindy from each one of them. This is a cartoon that breaks the mold of a typical Mindy and Buttons cartoon and has a ending that's really a "thriller!" The hosts discuss their favorite moments and a very obscure reference of "kiss the frog baby."

Soda Jerk

Wakko drinks a milkshake sundae too quickly and can't get rid of his hiccups! The Warners take Wakko all over the world looking for a cure until Wakko's performance anxiety takes care of the problem at a convention of physicians. The hosts discuss their own hiccup cures and how this cartoon is a similar to a previous Animaniacs cartoon.

Would 'Ya Like to Take a Survey?

We'll be finishing up our run of the classic episodes of Animaniacs soon! What should we cover before the new episodes premiere in 2020? Let us know by going to Survey.Animanicast.com.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Aug 5, 2018

A Discussion with Audu Paden

The hosts of the Animanicast sit down with Animaniacs director and writer Audu Paden to discuss his background in animation and memories of working on Animaniacs!

Audu Paden

Audu Paden joins us for the first time to discuss working on Animaniacs and the process of animation direction. Audu has a fascinating background growing up in Northern Nigeria as a child and then moving on to animate and storyboard for shows such as "Rugrats" and "The Simpsons" before moving on to "Animaniacs." Audu shares how a good animator "is an actor who uses the point of a pencil to create a performance" and breaks down the complexity of animation fantastically. He also shares some great stories of meeting Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, and even a time when he did first aid on Elmo with the supervision of Mister Rogers.

To learn more about Audu's previous work and keep up with some of the things he's working on now, make sure to follow him on twitter @AuduPaden. You can also see some examples of his work on Animaniacs and other shows by visiting AuduPaden.com.

Would 'Ya Like to Take a Survey?

We'll be finishing up our run of the classic episodes of Animaniacs soon! What should we cover before the new episodes premiere in 2020? Let us know by going to Survey.Animanicast.com.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours at Teepublic.Animanicast.com

Jul 22, 2018

Jokahontas/Boids on the Hood/Mighty Wakko at the Bat

The Animaniacs take on Disney, The GoodFeathers take on Ralph, and Wakko takes on baseball. Plus, some bonus material!  Joey Nathan and Kelly have a great time discussing this week’s episode.

Animaniacs TV Station Press Packet

Thanks to our listener Mike Westfall, Joey managed to get his hands on some of the original material used to convince networks to air syndicated episodes of the Animaniacs. The hosts go through key sections including one dedicated to Steven Spielberg! 

Animani-rats? Cold Open

Animaniacs characters star in this farce of The Rugrats theme song.  The hosts discuss all the appearances, and who each one represents. This segment of course leads to a discussion on the Rugrats reboot as well.

Jokahontas

This segment is an obvious parody of pocahontas, but quickly expands to parody the disney heroine troupe and also on Mel Gibson in general.  Joey Nathan and Kelly discuss their favorite moments and how they think it compares to last week’s disney parody, "Cutie and the Beast."

Boids on the Hood

Thaddeus Plotz has offended the wrong Pigeons, so the GoodFeathers take it upon themselves to attack his car in the way only pigeons know how to do.  Ralph the Guard only makes it worse and ends up destroying the car trying to chase the GoodFeathers away.

Mighty Wakko at the Bat

In this adaptation of Casey at the Bat, we get the whole Animaniacs cast trying to win a baseball game.  It all comes down to little Wakko Warner to see if he can get the runs needed to win. Nathan, Kelly and Joey discuss their favorite moments from this segment.

Gag Credits

Joey reads off the gag credits from the last ten episodes.  As if that wasn’t enough, Nathan participates by saying something after each gag credit.

Would 'Ya Like to Take a Survey?

We'll be finishing up our run of the classic episodes of Animaniacs soon! What should we cover before the new episodes premiere in 2020? Let us know by going to Survey.Animanicast.com.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

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Jul 15, 2018

Today's episode parodies the Disney animated film "Beauty and the Beast" with a cartoon entitled "Cutie and the Beast" it also features a parody of "Forest Gump" with "Boo Happens" and puts a new spin on the song "Noel!" Did this fun episode get "5 Water Towers" with our hosts or did it fall short?

Cutie and the Beast

After Dot has some trouble saying her lines, the Warners do a parody of the Disney animated film, "Beauty and the Beast." Taz plays the part of the Beast and Dot instantly falls in love with his beastly appearance until his transformation into a prince takes attention away from how cute she is. The hosts talk about their favorite moments and songs as well as compare some of the shots to the original source material.

Boo Happens

Chicken Boo has an extraordinary life much like "Forest Gump." In this quick parody, Chicken Boo gets to meet a few presidents and achieves stardom until some hippies discover that he's a chicken! The hosts discuss their favorite moments and the original source material, "Forest Gump."

Noel

Wakko has trouble writing a letter to Santa. He thinks that his named is spelled "Santla." What follows is a song talking about Santa's name having "no 'L'" as well as Captain Ahab finding "no whale," and other funny takes on this classic Christmas tune.

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Jun 24, 2018

Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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 in "Wakko's 2-Note Song," "Panama Canal," "Hello Nurse," "The Ballad of Magellan," "The Return of the Great Wakkorotti," and "The Big Wrap Party Tonight."

Wakko's 2-Note Song/Panama Canal/Hello Nurse/The Ballad of Magellan/The Return of the Great Wakkorotti/The Big Wrap Party Tonight

Wakko's 2-Note Song

Dr. Scratchansniff is taking the Warners for a car ride, as Wakko begins playing the same two notes on his accordion.  At first Dr. Scratchansniff hates the noise, but by the end he loves the music! There’s plenty for the hosts to talk about in this segment, and the tune is quite catchy.

Panama Canal

It’s an educational song from Yakko all about the Panama Canal.  As a teacher, Joey is able to help decide if this is classroom appropriate, while Kelly and Nathan discuss what they have learned.

Hello Nurse

Wakko takes the lead in this song praising Hello Nurse for things other than her beauty.  In this song we found out the Hello Nurse is actually a genius, with several PhDs and other flattering attributes. The hosts discuss their favorite moments as well as the similarities to Roger Rabbit!

The Ballad of Magellan

Another classic educational song, where the Warners teach us all about the Explorer Magellan.  The hosts discuss their favorite moments, and everything they know about the real Magellan

The Return of the Great Wakkorotti

The Great Wakkorotti is back but is unable to burp, after losing his voice. Luckily he has a little trick up his sleeve. Music never smelled so sweet in this rendetion of a classic nutcracker song. Joey, Nathan, and Kelly discuss the segment and how it compares to the other Wakkorottis we’ve seen.

The Big Wrap Party Tonight

The perfect song to close out the season.  This song almost certainly has the most cameos of any Animaniacs song, with nearly every Animaniacs character as well as a few Looney Tunes and Tiny Toons Characters. Joey tries to name all the celebrities and Kelly gets excited about one in particular.

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Jun 17, 2018

Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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 in "Soccer Coach Slappy," "Belly Button Blues," "Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise," and "Valuable Lesson."

Soccer Coach Slappy/Belly Button Blues/Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise/Valuable Lesson

Soccer Coach Slappy

Slappy has volunteered to coach Skippy's soccer team. Unfortunately she knows nothing about the sport and Skippy doesn't know how to play without getting hit by the ball! Slappy figures out a solution in the end and gets Skippy to really use his head! The hosts discuss this episode despite the fact that they know almost nothing about sports.

Belly Button Blues

Katie Ka-Boom is back. She wants to wear a shirt that shows off her belly button and freaks out when her family doesn't like it. She turns into a monster before going back to normal. The house falls down. Haven't we seen this before? 

Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise

After discussing the bumper segments which feature send ups to "2001: A Space Odyssey," the hosts discuss "Our Last Space Cartoon, We Promise" which features the Warners going up against the AL 5000. The hosts discuss their favorite moments of these segments and what they like about the original movie "2001."  

Valuable Lesson

The Warners are being pursued by a very angry Attila the Hun before they are snatched up by the network censors who try to show them why Animaniacs shouldn't be so violent! Attila however comes in at the last moment and helps the Warners out. The hosts discuss their favorite moments and gags in this funny cartoon.

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Jun 10, 2018

Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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 in "Dot's Entertainment," "The Girl With the Googily Goop," and "Gunga Dot."

Dot's Entertainment/The Girl with the Googily Goop/Gunga Dot

Reboot News

Joey gives an update on the Animaniacs Reboot by reading a blog entry from Animaniacs writer Greg White from his tumblr page. The hosts discuss the news and give their thoughts on what the animation style might look like based upon his description. This leads into a conversation about the upcoming Thundercats reboot style and memories of the original show.

Dot's Entertainment

It’s an Andrew Lloyd Weber parody mashup!  Kelly tells us all about the segment while Nathan and Joey discuss all the musicals they are familiar with.

The Girl with the Googily Goop

Move over Betty Boop, Googily Goop is in town and starring in this “Found-Footage” segment with the Warners. The hosts discuss their favorite moments and Joey questions why Googily got to have a red nose. Nathan accidentally takes the conversation off the road when he mentions Star Wars which sends Joey and Kelly into a Star Wars tangent. Luckily they manage to get back on topic and talk about Animaniacs again. 

Randy Beaman Segment

It’s the last segment of Randy Beaman. Help say goodbye to Colin with the hosts, and listen as they discuss the truth about carrots.

Gunga Dot

This segments features nearly every Animaniacs character as they help perform a poem parody of "Gunga Din." Joey, Nathan, and Kelly discuss the last speaking lines of certain characters in the show, and their familiarity with the original poem.

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Jun 3, 2018

We Have So Many Issues (of Animaniacs Comics)

The Cover of Issue #6

Nathan and Joey talk about this funny and incredibly detailed cover. There's tons of gags to find and the cover leads right into the first story!

Egyptian Conniption

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot visit Ancient Egypt and mistake Cleopatra's palace for a hotel! After some extreme remodeling and general zaniness, Julius Caesar finds his true calling of becoming a chef and creates the Caesar Salad and Cleopatra becomes a headliner at her own Hotel and Casino!

Pun Fight at the O.K. Corral

Wyatt Earp is running people out of town and is being a jerk! The Warners come from the Pony Express to deliver a pony to Earp but he wants the Warners to leave him alone and leave. Eventually the Warners get Earp dressed up in drag and up on a saloon stage. Earp ends up loving it and goes off to Hollywood! Joey and Nathan talk about their favorite gags and Joey talks about the comic reminding him of songs from Spike Jones and the City Slickers.

The Whole Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth

Wakko needs to go to the dentist and is incredibly scared. Yakko and Dot calm his fears by going to the dentist's office and terrorizing the dentist! In the end, all the siblings realize that going to the dentist isn't so bad, as long as there's attractive dentists and nurses to hang out with.

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May 27, 2018

Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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 in "My Mother the Squirrel," "The Party," "Oh! " Say Can You See," and "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

My Mother the Squirrel/The Party/Oh! Say Can You See/The Twelve Days of Christmas Song

My Mother the Squirrel

Little Blue Bird from the cartoon "Wild Blue Yonder" returns but this time he mistakes Slappy for his mother. This is a very cute segment, with two Rueggers in it and with plenty for the hosts to discuss  

The Party

The Warners are having a fancy pants party and just about everyone is invited. Plotz doesn’t want to go, until he hears that “Steven” is going to be there. When guests arrive, Wakko is wearing pants! And Christopher Walken is there. Plotz is not having fun at the party, and is just about to leave when Steven finally arrives… just not the Steven he was expecting. This is a fun episode, and you can bet Kelly was excited to talk about Steven.

Oh! Say Can You See

The Flame is back and this time he is helping write the Star Spangled Banner. Luke Ruegger's appearance makes this the third Ruegger brother to appear in this episode!

The Twelve Days of Christmas Song

Little Blue Bird performs a special rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Animaniacs orchestra.  The hosts discuss the backstory of this short, but very cute segment.

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May 13, 2018

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 is actually the 100th recorded episode so the hosts discuss their favorite Yakko, Wakko, and Dot moments.

"The Animanicast's Spectacular Spectacular"

Warner Sibling Moments

The hosts discuss their favorite Yakko, Wakko, and Dot moments from the episodes that they've reviewed so far. They also make sure to list off some honorable mentions!

Favorite Podcast Moments

Joey, Nathan and Kelly list off some of their favorite moments recording the show together. Many of them have to do with the interviews that we've had with Animaniacs creator, Tom Ruegger as well as others from the show.

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May 6, 2018

"The Sound of Warners" and "Yabba Dabba Boo"

The Sound of Warners

The Warners now have a nanny in this Sound of Music parody.  Here the Warners face one of their toughest adversaries, someone who just wants to help.  In the end the Warners need to call on the help of an old friend (literally). The hosts discuss each song, and pick their favorite parts of the episode as well as discuss memories of the source material.  

Yabba Dabba Boo

Chicken Boo is back as a Script Doctor for Amblin. Just when you think "The Flintstones" can’t be improved, Chicken Boo finds a way.  Nathan, Joey, and Kelly dissect the segment looking at all the gags and caricatures of writers on Animaniacs.

Reboot News

Joey has some exciting news for the Animaniacs Reboot.

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Apr 29, 2018

Each and every week, your hosts revisit an episode of the series in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find! In this special episode, Joey, Nathan and Kelly welcome back Tom Ruegger as well as the incredibly talented Randy Rogel who wrote some of the most iconic songs from Animaniacs!

Discussing the Music of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger and Randy Rogel

Richard Stone and the Orchestration of Animaniacs

Tom and Randy discuss their song writing process and what it was like to collaborate with Richard Stone and other composers working on Animaniacs such as Steve and Julie Bernstein. Randy talks about the writing process and the excitement of seeing a full orchestra perform the songs that he wrote. Randy states that "The music was born at the podium."

Some of the show's musical parodies are also discussed including "Les Miseranimals" which was so close to the original "Les Miserables"  that at one point Tom was certain that they would all get sued!

Tom Ruegger mentions that he heard that the newest incarnation of Animaniacs will continue to use a live orchestra which is very rare in today's world.

Yakko's World

Tom and Randy discuss Randy's first song he wrote for Animaniacs, "Yakko's World!" Tom marvels at the complexity of the song and talks about how it started off as a song involving Yakko wearing different hats of the world and eventually turned into

Influences

Randy and Tom talk about their musical influences. Tom's influences are eclectic and include everything from Rock n' Roll to TV theme songs. Randy talks about his background in musical theater and how it influenced his writing. Randy's performance in "Singin' in the Rain" is discussed as well as how the satirical compositions of Tom Lehrer had an influence on his writing.

Soundtracks and Alternative Lyrics

Randy and Tom talk about the difference between lyrics on the show versus the show's soundtracks. Randy talks about the time his song "A Quake! A Quake!" was re-recorded for the soundtrack "Yakko's World" and how he scrambled over to Tom's office to try to stop his lyrics from being changed!

Animaniacs in Concert!

Randy talks about working with Rob Paulsen and performing the songs of Animaniacs in front of a live audience. Randy and Rob have toured across the country and will have a eight shows coming up at Joe's Pub in New York. Cody Ruegger is also set to appear for one of the shows as well! For more information, go to AnimaniacsLive.com!

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