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"De-Zanitized" is the first segment of the 1st episode of the 1st season of Animaniacs.



Dr. Scratchansniff explains how he first attempted to make the Warners sane after they escaped from the water tower, and how he lost his hair in the process. After his first encounter with the kids, the good doc is ordered by the CEO, Thaddeus Plotz, to keep the zany kids under control. After one unsuccessful try with the siblings together, he decides to talk with them separately, with no success either.

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  • Dr. Scratchansniff (debut)
  • Yakko Warner
  • Wakko Warner
  • Dot Warner
  • Thaddeus Plotz
  • Hello Nurse
  • Ralph T. Guard
  • Porky Pig
  • Bugs Bunny (background picture)
  • Daffy Duck (background picture)


  • The "biggest star in the world" is once again Humphrey Bogart, accompanied by a Richard Stone twist on "As Time Goes By," the love theme from Casablanca. (Ralph's presence in the Bogie era again implies that either the studio employed a Ralph lookalike years earlier or that Ralph is ageless).
  • In a reference to Ronald Reagan's former occupation as an actor, Dr. Scratchansniff decides "Mr. Reagan"'s delusions of grandeur are incurable upon hearing Reagan's dreams of being president.
  • Photos on Dr. Scratchansniff's wall show: Edward G. Robinson, Rex Harrison (as Caesar in 1963's Cleopatra), Bette Davis, a cowboy, Peter Lorre (again with the Maltese Falcon), the Invisible Man (presumably Claude Rains from the 1933 Warner Bros. version), Clint Eastwood (also mentioned as a current patient of Scratchansniff's), Jack Nicholson (with Scratschansniff handing him a piece of toast, referencing the scene in 1970's Five Easy Pieces in which Nicholson fights with a waitress who won't give him a side of toast because the restaurant does not do substitutions), (an inexplicably blond) Cher, and Michael Keaton as Batman (from Tim Burton's 1989 and 1992 films).
  • The boardroom scene with Dr. Scratchansniff is a parody of the 1974 film Network (one of writer Paul Rugg's favorite films[1]).
  • Bugs and Daffy briefly cameo as portraits in Plotz's office.
  • Plotz is never referred to by name in this episode. Scratchansniff and his office door merely call him the "Chairman of the Board," while the end credits list him as "C.E.O."
  • Plotz says that the studio has not endured so much chaos since they made Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. This Christina Applegate-starrer was notorious for being a box office flop.
  • The clip of Yakko guessing who Dr. Scratchansniff is as well as Scratchy saying, "No, you stupid kid, you don't understand!" from this cartoon is used in the opening of Rob Paulsen's podcast "Talking Toons".
  • Despite that the Warners siblings are Cartoonus characterus, do have some dog-like characters, like when Hello Nurse enters Dr. Scratchansniff's office, the WB Boys Wakko and Yakko pant like a dog and briefly take on a wolf-like appearance.
  • Wakko "farts" for the first time as he's pretending to be a balloon.
  • Row Row Row Your Boat is the background music for one of the thoughts of Hello Nurse and Scratchy.


  • Dot: Did ya miss us? Dr. Scratchansniff: I hardly even know you. Yakko and Wakko: We're the Warner Brothers! Dot: And the Warner Sister!
  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Nurse! Nurse! Hello Nurse: Yes, Dr. Scratchansniff? Dr. Scratchansniff: Get these kids out of here! Yakko and Wakko: HELLOOOOOOOO, NURSE!
  • Dr. Scratchansniff: What do you want? Yakko: We asked you first! Dr. Scratchansniff: Well, I want—hey, no, you didn't! Dot: Well, we meant to.
  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Do you know who I am? Yakko: Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, world famous psychoanalyst to the stars? Dr. Scratchansniff: Correct! Yakko: I won! I won! What did I win? Dr. Scratchansniff: Nothing. Yakko: Say, what kinda game show is this? Dr. Scratchansniff: This isn't a game show. Yakko: Well, I'll say it isn't. Nobody wins anything. You'll be lucky to be on the air for one week.
  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Ah... I know vhat you kids vant, ja! You want to talk to Mr. Puppethead! "Hello kids, I'm Mr. Puppethead! Tell me why you always make the jokes. [The Warners just look at the puppet awkwardly] Why aren't you talking with Mr. Puppethead? No no, it iz very easy; watch me, watch me. Hello, Mr. Puppethead, how are you? "I am fine, Dr. Scratchansniff. How are you?" I am fine, Mr. Puppethead. Did you have a yummy breakfast? "Oh yes, yes! Very yummy, thank you. How was your breakfast?" My breakfast was yummy as vell. Now you see? Isn't that easy? Yakko: Uhmm... are you sure you don't want to see a p-sychiatrist? Dr. Scratchansniff: I am a p-sychi-- I mean psychiatrist! [tearing at his hair with the puppet] I AM! I AM! I AM! I AM! Yakko: Mr. Puppethead's hungry.
  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Dot... may I call you "Dot"? Dot: Yeah. But call me "Dottie" and ya die. Dr. Scratchansniff: "Dot" is it. I'm going to show you some pictures and I want you to tell me what they look like. [shows Dot an inkblot] What do you say to this? Dot: I'd say you're not a very good artist. Dr. Scratchansniff: I didn't draw that. Dot: Well, whoever did needs to go back to school. Dr. Scratchansniff: No, it's an inkblot. Dot: I'll say. Dr. Scratchansniff: No, no, no. It's not supposed to look like anything! Dot: Then you did a very good job. Dr. Scratchansniff: [annoyed] I didn't draw it! [calms down] Doesn't it looks like a little kitty cat or a butterfly or something? Dot: No. [takes off the inkblot and changes it into a butterfly] That's a butterfly.
  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Now then, Wakko, let's you and I talk, hmm? Wakko: Okay. Dr. Scratchansniff: Good. What's on your mind? Wakko: My hat. Dr. Scratchansniff: No, no, no. Your hat is on your head. What is on your mind? Wakko: My... skin? Dr. Scratchansniff: No, that's on your head. What's on your mind? Wakko: Oh, I got it! My hair! Dr. Scratchansniff: Your hair is on your head! [tears off some of his hair] This is hair! This is hair! It is not on my mind! It is on my head! Wakko: No, it's in your hand.
  • Dr. Scratchansniff: Now then, Yakko, let us do a little word association, hmm? I'll say a word, and you say any word that you think of; any word that comes to mind. Yakko: Brain. Dr. Scratchansniff: No, no. We haven't started. Yakko: Begun. Dr. Scratchansniff: No, wait. Yakko: Yield. Dr. Scratchansniff: No, stop! Yakko: Cease. Dr. Scratchansniff: SILENCE! Yakko: Quiet. Dr. Scratchansniff: ENOUGH!! Yakko: Plenty. Dr. Scratchansniff: Would - You - Please - Listen? Yakko: Hear. Dr. Scratchansniff: NO, YOU STUPID KID! YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND! Yakko: Comprehend. Dr. Scratchansniff: [screams in frustration and carries Yakko to the door] Get out, get out, get OUT! Yakko: Leave, leave, leave. Dr. Scratchansniff: [kicks him out and slams the door, huffing and puffing] THOSE KIDS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!! Yakko: [pops his head through the door] Insane. Unhinged. Demented.

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Segments: Pinky and the BrainSlappy SquirrelThe GoodfeathersMindy and ButtonsRita and Runt • Minerva Mink • Katie Ka-Boom • Miscellaneous segments
Direct-to-video film: Wakko's Wish
Short: I'm Mad
Video games: 1994 video gameGame PackTen Pin AlleyA Gigantic AdventureThe Great Edgar HuntLights, Camera, Action!
Interactive CD-Rom: Crazy Paint
Books/Comic Books:
Albums: AnimaniacsYakko's WorldVariety Pack

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Season 1: "De-Zanitized / The Monkey Song / Nighty-Night Toon" • "Yakko's World / Cookies for Einstein / Win Big" • "H.M.S. Yakko / Slappy Goes Walnuts / Yakko's Universe" • "Hooked on a Ceiling / Goodfeathers: The Beginning" • "Taming Of The Screwy" • "Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What are We?" • "Piano Rag / When Rita Met Runt" • "The Big Candy Store / Bumbie's Mom" • "Wally Llama / Where Rodents Dare" • "King Yakko" • "No Pain, No Painting / Les Miseranimals" • "Garage Sale of the Century / West Side Pigeons" • "Hello Nice Warners / La Behemoth / Little Old Slappy from Pasadena" • "La La Law / Cat on a Hot Steel Beam" • "Space Probed / Battle for the Planet" • "Chalkboard Bungle / Hurray for Slappy / The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and His Music" • "Roll Over, Beethoven / The Cat and the Fiddle" • "Pavlov's Mice / Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov / Nothing but the Tooth" • "Meatballs or Consequences / A Moving Experience" • "Hearts of Twilight / The Boids" • "Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago / Wakko's America / Davy Omelette / The Flame" • "Guardin' the Garden / Plane Pals" • "Be Careful What You Eat / Up the Crazy River / Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Dump Dump" • "Opportunity Knox / Wings Take Heart" • "Hercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's Dream" • "Testimonials / Babblin' Bijou / Potty Emergency / Sir Yaksalot" • "You Risk Your Life / I Got Yer Can / Jockey for Position" • "Moby or Not Moby / Mesozoic Mindy / The Good, the Boo and the Ugly" • "Draculee, Draculaa / Phranken-Runt" • "Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled / Moon Over Minerva / Skullhead Boneyhands" • "O Silly Mio / Puttin' on the Blitz / The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer Concert" • "Chairman of the Bored / Planets Song / Astro-Buttons" • "Cartoons in Wakko's Body / Noah's Lark / The Big Kiss / Hiccup" • "Clown and Out / Bubba Bo Bob Brain" • "Very Special Opening / In the Garden of Mindy / No Place Like Homeless / Katie Ka-Boo / Baghdad Cafe" • "Critical Condition / The Three Muska-Warners" • "Dough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-Regard" • "Spellbound" • "Smitten With Kittens / Alas Poor Skullhead / White Gloves" • "Fair Game / The Slapper / Puppet Rulers" • "Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter / Broadcast Nuisance / Raging Bird" • "Animator's Alley / Can't Buy a Thrill / Hollywoodchuck" • "Of Nice and Men / What a Dump / Survey Ladies" • "Useless Facts / The Senses / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten" • "Windsor Hassle / ...And Justice for Slappy" • "Turkey Jerky / Wild Blue Yonder" • "Video Review / When Mice Ruled the Earth" • "Mobster Mash / Lake Titicaca / Icebreakers" • "A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer Warners" • "Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's Universe" • "The Warners & the Beanstalk / Frontier Slappy" • "Ups and Downs / The Brave Little Trailer / Yes, Always" • "Drive-Insane / Girlfeathers / I'm Cute" • "Brain Meets Brawn / Meet Minerva" • "Gold Rush / A Gift of Gold / Dot's Quiet Time" • "Schnitzelbank / The Helpinki Formula / Les Boutons et le Ballon / Kung Boo" • "Of Course, You Know This Means Warners / Up a Tree / Wakko's Gizmo" • "Meet John Brain / Smell Ya Later" • "Ragamuffins / Woodstock Slappy" • "Karaoke-Dokie / The Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved Me" • "Baloney & Kids / Super Buttons / Katie Ka-Boom: The Driving Lesson" • "Scare Happy Slappy / Witch One / MacBeth" • "With Three You Get Eggroll / Mermaid Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: Call Waiting" • "Lookit the Fuzzy Heads / No Face Like Home" • "The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special"

Season 2: "Take My Siblings Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning Malaise" • "Miami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof" • "We're No Pigeons / Whistle Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date" • "I'm Mad / Bad Mood Bobby / Katie Ka-Boom: The Blemish / Fake"
Season 3: "Super Strong Warner Siblings / Nutcracker Slappy / Wakko's New Gookie / A Quake, a Quake!" • "Variety Speak / Three Tenors and You're Out / Bingo" • "Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. Me" • "A Hard Day's Warner / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation" • "The Tiger Prince / All The Words in the English Language / The Kid in the Lid / Method to Her Madness" • "The Presidents Song / Don't Tread on Us / The Flame Returns" • "Gimme the Works / Buttons in Ows / Hercules Unwound" • "This Pun for Hire / Star Truck / Go Fish / Multiplication Song" • "The Sound of Warners / Yabba Dabba Boo" • "My Mother the Squirrel / The Party / Oh! Say Can You See / The Twelve Days of Christmas Song" • "Dot's Entertainment / The Girl with the Googily Goop / Gunga Dot" • "Soccer Coach Slappy / Belly Button Blues / Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise / Valuable Lesson" • "Wakko's 2-Note Song / Panama Canal / Hello Nurse / The Ballad of Magellan / The Return of the Great Wakkorotti / The Big Wrap Party Tonight"
Season 4: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock" • "Cutie and the Beast / Boo Happens / Noel" • "Jokahontas / Boids on the Hood / Mighty Wakko at the Bat" • "A Very Very Very Very Special Show / Night of the Living Buttons / Soda Jerk" • "From Burbank with Love / Anchors A-Warners / When You're Traveling from Nantucket" • "Papers for Pappa / Amazing Gladiators / Pinky and the Ralph" • "Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner / No Time for Love / The Boo Network" • "Pitter Patter of Little Feet / Mindy in Wonderland / Ralph's Wedding"
Season 5: "Back in Style / Bones in the Body" • "It / Dot - The Macadamia Nut / Bully for Skippy" • "Cute First (Ask Questions Later) / Acquaintances / Here Comes Attila / Boo Wonder" • "Hooray for North Hollywood" • "The Carpool / The Sunshine Squirrels" • "The Christmas Tree / Punchline (Part I) / Prom Night / Punchline (Part II)" • "Magic Time / The Brain's Apprentice" • "Birds on a Wire / The Scoring Session / The Animaniacs Suite"

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See also
Tiny Toon AdventuresPinky and the BrainFreakazoid!Histeria!Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain