Animanicast #57: Discussing Animaniacs “Of Course, You Know This Means Warners,” “Wakko’s Gizmo” and more!

by The Animanicast

It’s time again for the Animanicast! Here’s episode fifty seven discussing “Of Course, You Know This Means Warners,” “Wakko’s Gizmo,” 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 57 of Animaniacs features the Warners supporting World War II troops, Rita and Runt singing around corn, and Wakko shows off his new gizmo!

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Animaniacs S01E57

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?


Of Course, You Know This Means Warners

We are treated to a cartoon from 1942 where the Warners assist at the homefront during WWII. The Warners plant a Victory Gardern, save gas, recycle things, and sing for the troops!

The hosts discuss their favorite moments from this cartoon which is reminiscent of real WWII propaganda cartoons from the 1940’s.

Up a Tree

Rita and Runt are on their way to Chicago but somehow end up in Nebraska where there’s nothing but corn and a dog that chases Rita up a tree. Rita spends the cartoon trying to get over her fear of heights while Runt talks to the dog and eats a fly.

Wakko’s Gizmo

Wakko puts a marble down a ramp, which starts a chain reaction in his Rube Goldberg machine. The machine end up squishing a whoopee cushion and Wakko laughs hysterically.

Kelly points out how this cartoon reminded her of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Joey agrees and talks about how his goal in life used to be getting a house like Pee Wee Herman and owning a bike as cool as Pee Wee’s.


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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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