Animanicast: Discussing The Carpool and The Sunshine Squirrels from Animaniacs Episode 97

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It’s time for the Animanicast Discussing The Carpool and The Sunshine Squirrels from Animaniacs Episode 97!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today’s episode features the Warners driving people crazy in “The Carpool” and Slappy reunites with an old comedy partner in “The Sunshine Squirrels!”

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. Today your hosts discuss episode 97 of Animaniacs which features the segments “The Carpool” and “The Sunshine Squirrels.”

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The Carpool

The Warners get picked up from their water tower and join a carpool of employees on their way to work. The trio of siblings proceed to annoy the adults in the car, especially the grumpy character named Ed. This cartoon has it all! Insane seat belt use, distracted drivers, annoyed passengers, and even a carsick Wakko!

The Sunshine Squirrels

In a parody of Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” Slappy finds herself reunited with Suzy Squirrel voiced by Phyllis Diller! The two are invited to perform their restaurant sketch in front of a live audience. Unfortunately the two hate each other and Suzy like to make changes to their script. But there’s no problem Slappy can’t solve as long as she has explosives on hand!

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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!

Cover art by @jedishua Intro Music performed by Kontra5t


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