Discussing A Very Very Very Very Special Show and more from Animaniacs Episode 86

by The Animanicast

It’s time for the Animanicast! Here’s episode eighty six featuring a discussion of “A Very Very Very Very Special Show,” “Night of the Living Buttons,” and “Soda Jerk”

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90’s cartoon show Animaniacs! Today’s episode features a discussion of Animaniacs episode 86. The Warners attempt to win a humanitarian award in “A Very Very Very Very Special Show,” Mindy and Buttons take on zombies in “Night of the Living Buttons,” and Wakko can’t get rid of his hiccups in “Soda Jerk.”

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. Today the hosts discuss and review episode 86 of Animaniacs!

The hosts of the Animanicast discuss episode 86 of Animaniacs. The Warners get disingenuous, Buttons saves Mindy from zombies and Wakko can’t stop hiccuping! 

A Very Very Very Very Special Show

The Warners try to win a humanitarian award by giving as many environmental and health conscious messages as they can in a cartoon. Unfortunately it doesn’t work out for them and they act worse than ever! The hosts discuss their favorite moments and how nineties culture became environmentally conscious with shows like “Captain Planet” and movies like “Fern Gully.”

Night of the Living Buttons

Mindy and Buttons run through a cemetary full of zombies and Buttons needs to defend Mindy from each one of them. This is a cartoon that breaks the mold of a typical Mindy and Buttons cartoon and has a ending that’s really a “thriller!” The hosts discuss their favorite moments and a very obscure reference of “kiss the frog baby.”

Soda Jerk

Wakko drinks a milkshake sundae too quickly and can’t get rid of his hiccups! The Warners take Wakko all over the world looking for a cure until Wakko’s performance anxiety takes care of the problem at a convention of physicians. The hosts discuss their own hiccup cures and how this cartoon is a similar to a previous Animaniacs cartoon.

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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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