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Mr. Plotz tasks Scratchansniff with bringing the Warners in line so they might appear at a huge gala to schmooze some Japanese investors.


Alfred Gimeno


Peter Hastings (story by), Earl Kress (story by) | 17 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Rob Paulsen ... Yakko Warner / Dr. Otto Scratchensniff / Garth Algar / Steve Urkel (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner / Wayne Campbell (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner / Hello Nurse / Bea Arthur / Michelle Pfeiffer / Whoopi Goldberg / Madonna / Additional Voices (voice)
Frank Welker ... Thaddeus Plotz, C.E.O. / Ralph the Guard / Runt / Alien - Xenomorph (voice)
Sherri Stoner Sherri Stoner ... Slappy Squirrel / Susan Sarandon (voice)
Chick Vennera ... Joe P. (voice)
John Mariano ... Danny D. (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Jack P. / Billy C. (voice)
Robert Ito ... Mr. Kato (voice) (as Bob Ito)
Julia Kato ... Miss Tanaka (voice)
Valri Bromfield ... Mary Hartless (voice)
Dorian Harewood ... Spike / Danny G. (voice)
Paul Rugg ... Mr. Director (voice)


Mr. Plotz tasks Scratchansniff with bringing the Warners in line so they might appear at a huge gala to schmooze some Japanese investors.

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Recognizable guests at the party include cartoon versions of the following: See more »


Bea Arthur: [Bea Arthur is sitting at a fancy party with Danny DeVito who is dressed as The Penguin, eating a large bucket of fish] I'm thinking of putting out a swimsuit calendar.
Danny DeVito: [gags] Not while I'm eating!
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References Batman Returns (1992) See more »


Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Music by Stephen Foster
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Cameos At The Party Save The Story
9 July 2009 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Well, after four episodes ranging from decent-to-excellent, it looked for awhile like this was the first clunker......but the last six minutes were terrific and saved it. It was the first one-story (22-minutes) episode in the series so far. (Previous programs had been divided into several stories.)

The "plot" here was for the Warner Brothers Studio Psychiatrist, "Dr. Scratchansniff," to make sure that Wakko, Yakko and Dot behave themselves at an important business event. Potential billion-dollar customers from Japan are to be wined and dined and studio chief Mr. Plotz doesn't want our Animaniac threesome to ruin the party and sabotage the business deal. He's afraid they'll act zany. Who, them?! The first half of the story is the doctor trying to teach manners to the three. It should have been funny, but it wasn't. The humor was stupid.

The second half was the party. At first, I got a chuckle out of a couple of quick "cameos" by "Thelma & Louise" and Robert Patrick, who transformed himself so memorably in "Terminator 2," but then nothing much happened until our three stars, who had behaved as asked, were told to leave and got upset about it. Then, the fun began!

For movie fans, the rest of it was trying to guess all the identities of the celebrities at the party. Man, there must have been 25 of them thrown at us in less than five minutes. I got many, but couldn't catch them all.....maybe you can. One thing for sure: you'll have fun trying.

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