Animanicast #71: Discussing “Variety Speak,” “Three Tenors and You’re Out,” “Bingo,” and Animaniacs Reboot Discussion

by The Animanicast

It’s time for the Animanicast! Here’s episode seventy one discussing “Variety Speak,” “Three Tenors and You’re Out,” “Bingo,” and some more Animaniacs News.

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90’s cartoon show Animaniacs! Today’s episode features the Warners singing “Variety Speak,” Slappy tortures three tenors in “Three Tenors and You’re Out,” and Wakko tries to play Bingo. Plus, some more Animaniacs Reboot news and discussion.

Animanicast #71: Discussing “Variety Speak,” “Three Tenors and You’re Out,” “Bingo,” and Animaniacs News


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! Just the second episode in the season and we have yet another very Spielbergian episode. This episode has strong segments, plenty of songs and music, and some very clever jokes. How many of the dozens of pop culture references will Joey, Nathan, and Kelly mention before they get distracted and fall completely off the rails? Plus, some more discussion of the upcoming Animaniacs Reboot.

“Variety Speak,” “Three Tenors and You’re Out,” “Bingo,”

Variety Speak

This segment begins with the Warner’s waiting for an appointment with Dr. Scratchansniff.  In order to pass the time, Wakko imitates a dog for Dot and Yakko grabs the paper because Wakko isn’t house broken. After reading the headline on the paper, the Warners start singing about the Variety Fair, and hollywood lingo.  Be prepared for tons of ‘blink and you’ll miss them’ cameos, including Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Steven Speilberg *GASP*  This song is quite fun and has a lot to talk about

Three Tenors and You’re Out

Skippy and Slappy are off to see the Dodgers play baseball.  Unfortunately they go on a night when three Tenors are singing.  Slappy manages to annoy just about everyone in the stadium before getting kicked out.  That’s when things are taken to the next level as Slappy is now intent on ruining the show. After multiple song and costume changes, things quickly escalate with the appearance of a giant spaceship piloted by Slappy and Spielberg, You can bet Kelly has some words to say about this cartoon!


Wakko is the only one to show up to Dr. Scratchansniff’s afternoon bingo game.  Of course Wakko immediately drives Scratchansniff bonkers when can’t get Wakko to understand when he is saying a word, or a letter and number combination.  This segment is reminiscent of “Who’s on First” and is the perfect length to keep from being too repetitive.

Listener Feedback and News

Steven writes in to share his thoughts on the upcoming Animaniacs reboot. The hosts share some more of their thoughts and the concern that the upcoming reboot may not include the original voice actors. While it seems unlikely, it seems like anything is possible, especially since the voice talent has not been announced yet.

If you have concerns about the Animaniacs Reboot, there are a few things you can do, but time may soon be up!

A fan created petition has been created, you can check it out and sign it HERE if interested.

Sending a polite, professional, and positive business to the producers at Warner Bros. and Steven Spielberg might be a good idea as well if you want to make your voice heard. Please try to represent the Animaniacs fan community in a positive light!

You can get tips on how to write a business letter HERE

Correspondence to Steven Spielberg can be mailed to

100 Universal City Plaza
Bldg. 5121
Universal City, CA 91608

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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 DVD or Hulu and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!

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