Animanicast: Discussing Animaniacs Episode 95 “Hooray for North Hollywood” Part One

by The Animanicast

It’s time for the Animanicast! Here’s a discussion of episode 95 of Animaniacs “Hooray for North Hollywood” Part One

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90’s cartoon show Animaniacs! Today your hosts discuss Animaniacs Episode 95 “Hooray for North Hollywood” Part One where the Warners sing, dance, and pitch a movie script to Warner Bros. CEO Thaddeus Plotz. Will the Warners be successful, or will they need to pitch their movie elsewhere?

Each 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. Today the hosts discuss “Hooray for North Hollywood” Part One. The Warners want to make a movie, but Thaddeus Plotz doesn’t want to make their movie.  It’s the first of a two episode arc following the Warner’s quest to make a movie. Joey, Nathan, and Kelly discuss the four songs in this episode, celebrity caricatures and the multiple Animaniacs cameos, including the Goodfeathers and Chicken Boo.

We’re On Our Way to Go See Mr Plotz.

The Warners have finished writing their screenplay, so they sing a song about Plotz as they take the screenplay to him. During the song almost half the cast of the Animaniacs is shown, and even features a cameo from Steven Spielberg! Unsurprisingly, this makes Kelly very happy.

You Gotta Do the Schmooze

While waiting to see Mr Plotz, the Warners teach Wakko the art of schmoozing people in Hollywood to get what you want. Wakko doesn’t quite get it, which leads to some funny lyrics and explanations.

There’s Only One of You

Once in the meeting with Mr Plotz, the Warners are told it would be bad if they sang, which of course leads them to sing.  This song has nothing to do with the episode, but it’s so good that the hosts love it anyway. Joey mentions that the premise is very similar to “Singin’ in the Rain” where a pitch meeting turns into an unrelated song and dance number.

“Variety Speak” (2nd version)

Once Plotz kicks the Warners out of the office, they decide they need to make the movie themselves.  All they need is some money. Cue the “Variety Speak” song with new lyrics and animation. Once the song is done, the Warners find out there will be a Hollywood gala, which is bound to have people to star in the movie, or even produce it.

And that’s how the episode leaves off!  Join us next week for the exciting conclusion to “Hooray for North Hollywood.”

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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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