The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special is the season finale of the first season of Animaniacs.
A "live" special that highlights the anniversary of the Warners' creation, from their original roles as sidekicks to the early Looney Tunes character Buddy through their golden age and their occasional breakouts prior to recent times. Behind the scenes, though, a mysterious adversary is plotting their demise.
Viza Vizzelli is a parody of the famous singer "Liza Minnelli"
Buddy is a real Warner Bros. animation character who was created to replace Bosko after Harman and Ising left the studio and took the character with them. Apparently, Warner Bros. was not shy to admit the failure of the character. However Buddy was created in 1933, not 1929 (which was when the first Bosko cartoon was originally produced).
All celebrity caricatures who were interviewed are identified under the characters they made famous in their movies. Spartacus is a caricature of Kirk Douglas, Prof. Kingsfield is a caricature of John Houseman, the Gipper is Ronald Reagan, George Bailey is Jimmy Stewart.
The Warners' appearance on A Really Big Shew is a parody of the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The song they sing, "Make a Gookie", is a parody of Simon & Garfunkel's "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)".
Bob Hope calls Dot "Dottie", but Dot does not say, "Call me 'Dottie' and you die" or act upon that threat. This could be because she was asleep when the camera panned over to the Warners.
Parts of the opening and closing song for this episode would be used (set to different clips of the Warner siblings) as the introduction to Cartoon Network's Animaniacs marathon celebrating the show having joined the channel's line-up.
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"