Animaniacs (1993–1998)
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H.M.S. Yakko/Slappy Goes Walnuts/Yakko's Universe Song 

"Slappy Goes Walnuts" as she and Skippy Squirrel gathers walnuts from the yard of their nemesis, Doug the Dog. Next, Yakko takes everyone on a trip through "Yakko's Universe," as he sings ... See full summary »

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... Yakko Warner (voice)
... Wakko Warner (voice)
... Dot Warner / Young Slappy (voice)
Sherri Stoner ... Slappy Squirrel (voice)
Nathan Ruegger ... Skippy Squirrel (voice)
... Captain Mel (voice)
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"Slappy Goes Walnuts" as she and Skippy Squirrel gathers walnuts from the yard of their nemesis, Doug the Dog. Next, Yakko takes everyone on a trip through "Yakko's Universe," as he sings about the galaxies with the Warners. In "H.M.S. Yakko," a musical tribute to Gilbert & Sullivan, the Warners encounter the evil pirate, Captain Mel. Written by Anonymous

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15 September 1993 (USA)  »

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The music in the HMS Yakko segment is derived from Gilbert and Sullivan's opera H.M.S. Pinnafore. See more »

Quotes

Captain Mel: Who be ye?
Yakko Warner: We be we. We're the Warner brothers.
Dot Warner: And the Warner sister.
Captain Mel: Ye be trespassing on my private pirate property!
Wakko Warner: Bet ya can't say that three times fast.
Captain Mel: Pirate prinipoly popoly... pi... per
Wakko Warner: You lose.
[Smashes Mel flat with a sledgehammer]
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Spoofs The Pirates of Penzance (1939) See more »

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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Music by Louis Lambert
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An Opera Takeoff & 'Slappy' Goes After Doug's Nuts
6 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

We have a takeoff on the comic opera "H.M.S. Pinafore" with our three heroes, Yakko, Wakko and Dot, tormenting a pirate, who looks a lot like "Yosemite Sam," the old Loony Tunes character. In fact, that's what this "Animaniacs" show reminds me off: the old 1950s cartoons. It's great to see this sort of thing again, and glad that entertainment moguls brought this art-form back to life in the mid 1990s.

Since the '60s, we had slowly lost the art of the great 5-8-minute cartoons with wacky characters, outrageous reactions, wild colors, overdone violence and sometimes disguised subtle humor. It's all back, thanks to this show (which I just discovered here on disc in 2009!).

That first segment of this third episode is fun to watch and the second segment is even better. introduced a new character: "Slappy Squirrel," a wise-butt old-lady squirrel who says some funny things and is getting crabby in her old age. She's got that New York-tough accent, and apparently used to be a star of cartoons when she was younger. She has a history of beating up anyone who gets in her way. In this case, it's "Doug the Dog," who is guarding a tree full of walnuts. She's looking for walnuts to complete her recipe for her little nephew who is in desperate need of "some brain food." Along the way, the not-so-innocent old lady makes a bunch of wise-cracks and even some sexual innuendos (i.e. see subject head above).

I especially appreciated the "asides" to us, the audience, by Slappy. She reminded me of Daffy Duck, in that regard. Anyway, she is real hoot and I hope I see more of her.

The finale is a little two-minute ditty about how we are all just specks in the universe.

"Slappy" was definitely the high point on this episode.


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