Discussing “Soccer Coach Slappy” and more from Animaniacs Episode 81

by The Animanicast

It’s time for the Animanicast! Here’s episode eighty one discussing Episode 81 of Animaniacs featuring “Soccer Coach Slappy” and much more!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90’s cartoon show Animaniacs!  Today’s episode is really a hit! The hosts first discuss Skippy’s sports skills in “Soccer Coach Slappy,” then visit Katie Ka-Boom and her family in “Belly Button Blues,” they also discuss several parodies of 2001 and “Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise,” then they finally learn a “Valuable Lesson” about violence in cartoons.

Animanicast #81: Discussing Animaniacs Episode 81: Soccer Coach Slappy/Belly Button Blues/Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise/Valuable Lesson


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 “Soccer Coach Slappy,” “Belly Button Blues,” “Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise,” and “Valuable Lesson.”

Soccer Coach Slappy/Belly Button Blues/Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise/Valuable Lesson

Soccer Coach Slappy

Slappy has volunteered to coach Skippy’s soccer team. Unfortunately she knows nothing about the sport and Skippy doesn’t know how to play without getting hit by the ball! Slappy figures out a solution in the end and gets Skippy to really use his head! The hosts discuss this episode despite the fact that they know almost nothing about sports.

Belly Button Blues

Katie Ka-Boom is back. She wants to wear a shirt that shows off her belly button and freaks out when her family doesn’t like it. She turns into a monster before going back to normal. The house falls down. Haven’t we seen this before? 

Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise

After discussing the bumper segments which feature send ups to “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the hosts discuss “Our Last Space Cartoon, We Promise” which features the Warners going up against the AL 5000. The hosts discuss their favorite moments of these segments and what they like about the original movie “2001.”  

Valuable Lesson

The Warners are being pursued by a very angry Attila the Hun before they are snatched up by the network censors who try to show them why Animaniacs shouldn’t be so violent! Attila however comes in at the last moment and helps the Warners out. The hosts discuss their favorite moments and gags in this funny 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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