Animanicast #42: “Animator’s Alley,” “Can’t Buy a Thrill,” and “Hollywoodchuck”

by The Animanicast

It’s time again for the Animanicast! Here’s episode forty two with “Animator’s Alley,” “Can’t Buy a Thrill,” “Hollywoodchuck”” and more!

Join Joey, Nathan and Kelly for the forty-second episode of the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90s cartoon show Animaniacs! Today’s episode features a discussion of episode 42, where the Warners interview an elderly animator in “Animator’s Alley,” the Hip Hippos “Can’t Buy a Thrill” and a rodent goes “Hollywoodchuck.”

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Animaniacs S01E42 Animator’s Alley/Can’t Buy a Thrill/Hollywoodchuck

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! Each episode is then given a “Water Tower Rating” by the hosts. How many water towers will this episode get?

Animator’s Alley

The Warners interview Cappy, an old animator from the Warner Bros. Studio. They end up finding a very creative way to get away from his non-stop rambling. They sure weren’t dummies!

Can’t Buy a Thrill

The Hip Hippos are bored so they try in vain to seek adventure using a travel guide for the rich. In the end they hurt Gina Embryo repeatadly and then finally realize that everything is perfectly fine with their lives.

Although the travel guide provided one small Spielberg reference, the hosts discuss how this cartoon would have been better with more Spielberg connections. Especially “Jaws.”


A woodchuck named Baynarts changes his name and tries to make it big in Hollywood. All he ends up making is a huge list of people he doesn’t like.

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 Listener Feedback!

William shares his thoughts with us on “Broadcast Nuisance.” Were the Warners too hard on Dan Anchorman? Then Eric tweets to us to let us know about a connection “Fair Game” and “The Ducksters.”

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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. Pop cultural references are also discussed in detail. (You might just learn some cool facts!) In the end, each episode receives a “Water Tower Rating” from the hosts. Cue up an episode of Animaniacs on Netflix or on DVD and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!

Cover art by @jedishua Intro Music performed by Kontra5t

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