Animaniacs (1993–1998)
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The Warner's Lot Song/The Big Candy Store/Bumbie's Mom 

Slappy Squirrel takes her nephew Skippy to see the film 'Bumbi.' Things seem to be going well, until the film gets to the part where Bumbi's Mom is killed. Slappy tries to calm Skippy down,... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Yakko Warner / Cartoon Dog / Travis Coates (voice)
Wakko Warner / Singer (voice)
Dot Warner / Hello Nurse / Vina Walleen (Bumbie's Mom) / Bumper / Mother Superior / Rude Woman (voice)
Sherri Stoner ...
Slappy Squirrel (voice)
Nathan Ruegger ...
Skippy Squirrel (voice)
Flaxseed (voice)
Tanner King ...
Bumbie (voice)
Julie Bernstein ...
Singer (voice)
Colin Wells ...
Colin (voice)


Slappy Squirrel takes her nephew Skippy to see the film 'Bumbi.' Things seem to be going well, until the film gets to the part where Bumbi's Mom is killed. Slappy tries to calm Skippy down, but the little squirrel is traumatized. In desperation, Slappy takes Skippy to meet the actress who played Bumbi's Mom. Seeing that she's alright, Skippy finds closure...that is, until he watches the in-flight movie on the way home, which happens to be 'Old Yellow.' Written by Michael Howe

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22 September 1993 (Japan)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When asked if there was a child that Sherri Stoner recalls being upset about the death of Bambi's mom in Bambi (1942) that inspired Skippy's reaction to the death of Bumbie's mom she said, "Yes. It was me." See more »


Slappy Squirrel: [She catches Skippy glaring at Veena Waleen] What's your problem?
Skippy Squirrel: That's not Bumbie's mom. She's old!
Slappy Squirrel: [to the audience] Tactless, yet rude.
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
from the French melody "Ah ! vous dirai-je, Maman" (music first published 1761)
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A one-two comedy punch out
27 March 2014 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, any Animaniacs episode featuring the Warners and Slappy squirrel is a perfect episode. First you get the zany, wacky, immature type of humor that everyone can understand. then you get the old-school, violent, yet satirical sense of humor that everyone can understand...except maybe the satire part.

The first bit of this episode is a direct parody of the 1960's classic which has been rerun for many, many years, Gilligans Island. The Warner movie lot is a parody of the show's theme song, replacing "Gilligan, the Skipper too, The millionaire & his wife." With "Scratchansniff, & Hello Nurse, the CEO, Ralph the guard." The second bit is the Warner's main bit for this episode. The set-up? A greedy candy store owner refuses to give a nun a candy donation for the orphaned children. However, after she's forcefully removed from the store, the 3 Warner siblings arrive, and pester the beans out of the owner.

The final bit on this episode is definitely Sherri Stoner at her best. Slappy takes Skippy to see "Bumbie's Mom" a movie about a young fawn growing up in the meadow with his mother, eventually losing her to hunters. As a result, Skippy is traumatized by the fact Bumbie lost his mom, and Slappy tries to convince young Skippy that cartoon characters don't die, and takes him to meet the actress who played Bumbie's mom.

What makes Bumbie's mom a special short for me, is when I watched it for the first time, I got about 10 seconds in, figured out what was going to happen, and just burst out laughing. According to the Animaniacs DVD extras, Stoner wrote the bit based on her experience watching Bambi as a young girl. And after the dawn of the internet, more & more people eventually came forward and admitted how that scene from Bambi traumatized them as children. So that's what makes the episode so special in a way.


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