Animanicast #50:”Twas the Day Before Christmas,” “Jingle Boo” and more!

by The Animanicast

It’s time again for the Animanicast! Here’s episode fifty discussing “Twas the Day Before Christmas,” “Jingle Boo” and much more!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90’s cartoon show Animaniacs! Today’s discussion of episode 50 of Animaniacs features the Warners getting a visit from Santa Ralph, Chicken Boo dresses up as Santa Claus, the Warners visit a toy shop with an evil robot, and lots more!

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Animaniacs S01E50

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?

Twas the Day Before Christmas

The Warners are preparing for a visit from Santa. In order to make sure they get the visit however, Mr. Plotz hires Ralph the Guard to dress up as Santa and deliver presents. Ralph does a pretty horrible job, but luckily the real Santa comes in at the end to give presents to the trio.

This parody of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” has some great gags and was recently performed by Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Sherri Stoner, and Nathan Ruegger. To hear it, head over to Rob Paulsen’s “Talkin’ Toons” podcast!

Jingle Boo

Chicken Boo dresses up as Santa and while most kids don’t see past the facade, little Colin certainly does! He pulls off his beard and Chicken Boo is kicked out. Luckily for Boo however, Santa is there to give him a happy ending for once.

The hosts discuss similarities this cartoon has with “A Christmas Story” as well as the odd concept that Chicken Boo can get away with things in Arkansas.

The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert

Wakko is back to sing/burp “Jingle Bells.” The animation is the same, the song is different, but the hosts are rather indifferent to this segment.

Toy Shop Terror

The Warners visit a toy shop after hours and are chased by an evil toy robot! The entire cartoon features the score “Powerhouse” which is very catchy and brings a lot of energy to this cartoon which features very little dialogue.

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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!

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