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One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock 

After flipping through too many channels with 90s talk shows, Slappy has a meltdown, and Skippy is left to pick up the pieces.
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Sherri Stoner Sherri Stoner ... Slappy Squirrel / Sally Jessy Raphael (voice)
Nate Ruegger Nate Ruegger ... Skippy Squirrel (voice) (as Nathan Ruegger)
Jess Harnell ... Walter Wolf / Rocket Rat / Wakko Warner (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Hello Nurse / Mrs. Munk / Old Pig / Jenny Jones / Dot Warner (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Dr. George / Walrusman / Geraldo Rivera / Yakko Warner (voice)
Gail Matthius ... Rena Rat / Ricki Lake / Jane Whitney (voice)
Frank Welker ... Quacky Duck / Old Dog (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Doofy / Phil Donahue (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Woodpeckerman / Montel Williams / Maury Povich (voice) (as Jeff Glen Bennett)
Vernee Watson ... Mrs. Jenny / Oprah Winfrey (voice) (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)
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After flipping through too many channels with 90s talk shows, Slappy has a meltdown, and Skippy is left to pick up the pieces.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1993 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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References The Facts of Life (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
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Traditional
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Exploring mental health
29 August 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation to bits. It was a big part of my life as a child, especially Disney, Looney Tunes, Hanna Barbera and Tom and Jerry (with tastes broadening further getting older with Pixar, Studio Ghibli and some of the more mature animations out there), and still love it to this day as a young adult whether it's film, television or cartoons. Actually appreciate it even more now, with more knowledge of the different animation styles, directors, studios and what work went into them.

'Animaniacs' has always been one of my favourites. From an early age, it always stood out as one of the most colourful, unique, funniest and cleverest shows, animated and otherwise, ever made. It is not to be dismissed as a show just for children. There is plenty for children to enjoy, any child who loves great animation, humour to laugh at and unique characters will be in heaven. There is more than plenty for adults too, especially the hugely clever in-jokes/poking fun that is likely to be better understood by older viewers with more familiarity for what is being referenced and poked fun at.

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock" is not as good as other episodes and not one of my favourites. For me it is still very good, doing bravely with a weighty subject like mental health. It is handled poignantly if occasionally a bit heavy-handedly and it is a subject that one could consider rather too serious for 'Animaniacs'.

In "One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock", the animation is very well done, with vibrant colouring, crisp beautiful backgrounds and convincing movements for the characters. The music is not only catchy it is actually memorable as well, with an instantly hummable main theme.

The scripts and humour are witty and clever, though more serious here. As are the situations no matter how silly they are the characters get into. This all springs from a great concept, some shows have a great concept but don't live up to it.

'Animaniacs' was always one of the finest examples of execution of a great concept doing that and superbly, with the story here being a lot of fun and easy to like. The characters are immensely likable with unique personalities, with no exception. Slappy is very relatable here.

Voice acting is terrific from particularly Sherri Stoner as Slappy.

Concluding, very good. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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