Animanicast #51: Discussing Animaniacs “The Warners and the Beanstalk,” “Frontier Slappy,” and more!

by The Animanicast

It’s time again for the Animanicast! Here’s episode fifty one discussing Animaniacs segments “The Warners and the Beanstalk,” “Frontier Slappy,” and 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 51 of Animaniacs features the Warners retelling the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk and Slappy the Squirrel goes head to head with Daniel Boone.

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Animaniacs S01E51

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?


First, Slappy and Skippy do a commercial for the new cereal with lots “get up and go.” Joey mentions how the commercial reminded him of a classic SNL commercial. Kelly states that she particularly liked the look of the sugar cube Slappy heads.

The Warners and the Beanstalk

Next, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot take on the role of Jack in this retelling of the story “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Ralph plays the part of the giant. The story mirrors elements of “Mickey and the Beanstalk” with lots of twists along the way.

Frontier Slappy

Finally, Slappy is bothered by Daniel Boone who wants to chop down her tree. Daniel gets second thoughts however when he ends up getting continually hurt by Slappy.

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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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