Animanicast: Discussing “The Christmas Tree” and “The Prom” and “Punchline” from Animaniacs Episode 98

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It’s time for the Animanicast Discussing “The Christmas Tree” and “The Prom” and “Punchline” from Animaniacs Episode 98!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today’s disucssion of Animaniacs Episode 98 features the Slappy finding out that her tree has been selected to be “The Christmas Tree” in New York, Katie Ka-Boom wants to go to “The Prom” and Chicken Boo is the guest on “Punchline.”

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. Today your hosts discuss episode 98 of Animaniacs which features the segments “The Christmas Tree” and “The Prom” and “Punchline.”

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The Christmas Tree

It’s the last cartoon featuring Slappy Squirrel on Animaniacs! In this final outing, Slappy finds out that her tree has been cut down and erected in Rocky Fellow Center in New York! How will she get her tree back to the forest? There are a lot of other questions in this final Slappy cartoon. Her behavior is different than usual and her tree house is completely different! The hosts share their theories on why this might be and discuss their favorite moments in this final Slappy cartoon.

Punchline (Part One and Two)

Chicken Boo is on Punchline as a guest commentator. The question to the panel is “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Luckily there are other Animaniacs characters who have theories including Pinky and the Brain and the Goodfeathers. The Brain has some pretty far out theories while Pinky can see that Chicken Boo is a chicken in disguise. Does this prove the theory that Pinky is the genius and the Brain is insane?

The Prom

It’s the final Katie Ka-Boom cartoon and the first and last time that her father stands up to her monster alter-ego. Was this Katie Ka-Boom cartoon funnier than previous episodes, or a dud?

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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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