Animanicast #75: Discussing Animaniacs “The Presidents Song,” “Don’t Tread on Us,” “The Flame Returns” and more!

by The Animanicast

It’s time for the Animanicast! Here’s episode seventy five discussing “The Presidents Song,” “Don’t Tread on Us,” “The Flame Returns” and more!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90’s cartoon show Animaniacs! Joey, Nathan, and Kelly have re-recorded the lost episode of the Animanicast. This is a very patriotic episode, so remove your hats and place your hand on your heart as the hosts take you through episode 75 featuring “The Presidents Song,” “Don’t Tread on Us,” and “The Flame Returns.”

Animanicast #75: Discussing Animaniacs “The Presidents Song,” “Don’t Tread on Us,” “The Flame Returns” and more!


Each and every week, your hosts revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find! Today’s episode features a great way to memorize the names of the presidents with “The Presidents Song.” Then Pinky and the Brain return with “Don’t Tread on Us.” Finally, “The Flame Returns” to tell the tale of Paul Revere.

The Presidents Song/Don’t Tread on Us/The Flame Returns

The Presidents Song

The Warners sing about the presidents from George Washington to Bill Clinton in the tune of William Tell Overture. This song is the perfect balance of educational and entertaining. Kelly, Joey, and Nathan discuss their favorite parts. Joey also shares his thoughts on why this song has not been updated yet and shares a clip from Randy Rogel’s song, “I’m Trump.”

Don’t Tread on Us

Pinky and the Brain are in the year 1776, just in time to swap the Declaration of Independence with the Declaration of Obedience. Unfortunately things don’t go as planned, as Brain gets covered in Ink, struck by lightning, and deaf from the Liberty bell. Nathan starts going off on some conspiracy theory about Pinky and the Brain, while Kelly and Joey both discuss what they enjoyed in the segment. Back to the Future connections are also theorized and shot down. 

The Flame Returns

The Flame is back and reading the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” while we get visual representations featuring cameos by at least one of every main story character of the Animaniacs cast. This segment stays incredibly close to the source material while keeping things visually interesting for the kids.  The hosts discuss their favorite parts and some exclusive information from Tom Ruegger himself about the making of this cartoon.

Rob Paulsen is One of the Nicest People on Earth

Joey reads off some more listeners emails detailing their experiences meeting Rob Paulsen including Joey O. who shared a link to an interview he had with Rob Paulsen. As well as Kristy Sproul who detailed how Rob Paulsen’s work in Animaniacs ended up setting her on the path towards Voice Chasers!

Kathryn Page Rundown

Nathan does a marvelous job acting out the last of the Kathryn Page credit gags! 


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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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