Animanicast #79: Discussing Animaniacs “My Mother the Squirrel,” “The Party” and more!

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It’s time for the Animanicast! Here’s episode seventy nine discussing “My Mother the Squirrel,” “The Party” and more!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90’s cartoon show Animaniacs!  On today’s show we get a family of Rueggers and party with Steven! The hosts have a great time dissecting episode 79 which features Slappy adopting a baby bird in “My Mother the Squirrel,” the Warners throwing a party, the Flame helping write the National Anthem, and the Little Blue Bird returning to sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with lots of turtledoves. 

Animanicast #79: Discussing Animaniacs Episode 79: My Mother the Squirrel/The Party/Oh! Say Can You See/The Twelve Days of Christmas Song


Each and every week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly 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 in “My Mother the Squirrel,” “The Party,” “Oh! ” Say Can You See,” and “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

My Mother the Squirrel/The Party/Oh! Say Can You See/The Twelve Days of Christmas Song

My Mother the Squirrel

Little Blue Bird from the cartoon “Wild Blue Yonder” returns but this time he mistakes Slappy for his mother. This is a very cute segment, with two Rueggers in it and with plenty for the hosts to discuss  

The Party

The Warners are having a fancy pants party and just about everyone is invited. Plotz doesn’t want to go, until he hears that “Steven” is going to be there. When guests arrive, Wakko is wearing pants! And Christopher Walken is there. Plotz is not having fun at the party, and is just about to leave when Steven finally arrives… just not the Steven he was expecting. This is a fun episode, and you can bet Kelly was excited to talk about Steven.

Oh! Say Can You See

The Flame is back and this time he is helping write the Star Spangled Banner. Luke Ruegger’s appearance makes this the third Ruegger brother to appear in this episode!

The Twelve Days of Christmas Song

Little Blue Bird performs a special rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas with the Animaniacs orchestra.  The hosts discuss the backstory of this short, but very cute segment.

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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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