Meet the wacky cast of the Creator/WarnerBros Creator/StevenSpielberg-produced cartoon ''Animaniacs'' and its spin-off ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''. They are categorized by which characters starred in which segments. The characters that show up in ''Pinky And The Brain'', including Pinky and the Brain, who started as characters as part of a segment of ''Animaniacs'', should get listed in the ''Characters/PinkyAndTheBrain'' Character Sheet.
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[[folder:The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister)]]
!Main and Major Supporting Characters

!!Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Warner
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The Warner siblings who are the most prominent stars of the show, and as such, get the most screentime. According to the show's backstory, they were created to serve as comic relief to the very dull ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character Buddy, but proved to be so troublesome that they were locked in the Warner Bros. Studio Water Tower. Yakko is the talkative, Groucho Marx-esque one who just wears pants, Wakko is the short one with a baseball cap and an extreme appetite, and Dot is the cute one. Voiced by RobPaulsen, Jess Harnell, and TressMacNeille, respectively.

!!!Tropes that apply to Yakko:
* AllMenArePerverts
* BigBrotherInstinct: When Wakko dies after eating too many Swedish meatballs, you better believe Yakko literally goes to Hell and back to rescue him. (Dot too, of course, but she's Wakko's ''little'' sister.)
* BubblePipe: Yakko occasionally "puffs" on a soap-bubble pipe while parodying highbrow intellectuals.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Goodnight everybody!]]"
* ChivalrousPervert
* CulturedBadass: Though more on the goofy and wacky side, Yakko is the most media and literature literate of the trio. He is also shown to be capable of speaking ''proper and actual Japanese'', as opposed to the racist and stereotyped barely-Asian-sounding gibberish that is unfortunate norm in western cartoons.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}: One interesting example is him singing all the words in the English language. He's obviously broken down when shown singing the "Z" words but refuses to quit and doesn't faint until being requested to [[ImpossibleTask sing all the numbers above zero]].
* TheFace: While the trio definitely played off each other, Yakko appeared in the most skits, typically got the most lines, and got to sing the most songs.
* HiddenBackupPrince
* TheLeader
* MeaningfulName
* MotorMouth: Especially when he starts singing.
* TheSouthpaw
* TeamDad
* TrouserSpace
* UnexpectedSuccessor: He's something like [[http://youtu.be/Xn-xTJQbR3g a second cousin twice removed]] to the Anvilanian bloodline.

!!!Tropes that apply to Wakko:
* AlliterativeName
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Whenever drums are needed, such as in a {{Rimshot}} gag or "Little Drummer Warners", he's the one who plays them--which could be explained by this trope, [[FridgeBrilliance the fact that he's based on Ringo]], or both.
* AllMenArePerverts
* BerserkButton: Giving him an F (especially on his hat).
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's a sweet-natured kid, but he's also perfectly willing to mallet anyone who annoys him enough. And when he gets ''REALLY'' mad...watch out.
* BigEater
* BritishAccents: Wakko has a Liverpool accent that was modeled after Music/RingoStarr. Originally, Jess Harnell modeled the Liverpudlian accent after Music/JohnLennon, but he decided to go with Ringo instead because Wakko was shorter than the others. Either way, he liked it, the people auditioning him loved it, and it made it on the show.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Faboo!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrazyPrepared: He has almost anything in his Gag Bag.
* EquippableAlly
* ExtremeOmnivore
* {{Gasshole}}: However, Wakko's ridiculous burping is provided by Creator/MauriceLaMarche, who can actually do that on-cue.
* MeaningfulName
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Probably most evident in that Yakko is a HiddenBackupPrince, Dot has "Princess" in her name, but he has no noble naming at all.
* NiceHat
* PottyEmergency: The TropeNamer and one of his most famous ADayInTheLimelight episodes.
* TheQuietOne: He is the least talkative out of all three of them, in some gags, he doesn't even talk.
* {{Rimshot}}: One of Wakko's jurisdictions is to supply these as necessary.
* UnexplainedAccent: Wakko has a Liverpudlian brogue for absolutely no damn reason -- at least not one ever explained on the show. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he's a cartoon character in-universe and therefore pretty much runs on RuleOfFunny.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Clowns]]: "Clown and Out" (another popular [[ADayInTheLimelight "day in the limelight" episode]] featuring Wakko)
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's only 7 according to the "HelloNurse" song, but writers have dismissed this because he only said it in order to rhyme with "heaven". The WordOfGod [[note]]in this case, from Tom Ruegger[[/note]] is that the Warners' ages aren't specified beyond "not old enough to date". 14, 11, and 9 respectively.

!!!Tropes that apply to Dot:
* BadassAdorable
* BerserkButton: Apparently, being called "Dottie". In [=S1E35=], the "Dottie the Squirrel" gag opening, she blows up the singers with a CartoonBomb for calling her by that name.
* TheChick
* DeliberatelyCuteChild[=/=]TheCutie
* EarsAsHair
* TheFakeCutie: She likes to think of herself as TheCutie and takes her cuteness very seriously, but she's hardly innocent.
* FlowerInHerHair
* FluffyTheTerrible: Most of Dot's "Pets" when she does the "Wanna See My Pet?"
* GenkiGirl
* HairDecorations: Dot's flower.
* HypocriticalHumor: A sexy woman walks by, causing Yakko and usually Wakko to shout "HelloNurse", and Dot insults them for it and sometimes has to drag them away. A sexy man walks by, and she responds in exactly the same way her brothers did.
* InsistentTerminology: Whenever someone refers to the Warner Brothers, expect her to pipe up with "and the Warner ''Sister!''"
* IAmSong: "I'm Cute".
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* LittleMissSnarker: Not quite to Yakko's level, but Dot can snark quite a bit as well.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Dot is one of the few inversions in western animation that willingly introduces herself as this trope on a regular basis.
* OddNameOut: She's the only Warner that doesn't have an "-akko" name.
* OverlyLongName: Her full name is Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana-Fanna Bo Besca the Third. But you can call her Dot.
** [[InsistentTerminology Call her Dottie, and you die.]]
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her skirt.
* SittingSexyOnAPiano: Occasionally.

!!!Tropes that apply to all three of them:
* AerithAndBob: Unlike the other two, "Dot" can be a real name.
* {{Badass}}: Since they're [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of Bugs Bunny, they're definitely this. They have outsmarted Dracula and the Devil, can pull mallets from anywhere, change into anything they want, and in one episode, Wakko is shown to have freed the Germans behind the Berlin Wall.
** BadassAdorable: Dot most of all.
** CulturedBadass: Yakko most of all.
** PopCulturedBadass
* BarefootCartoonAnimals: Most of the instances where they are wearing full outfits.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: They have influenced the likes of Beethoven and Michelangelo.
* BewareTheSillyOnes
* CartoonCreature: They have red noses, puppy dog ears, and kitty cat tails.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Though Wakko fits this the most.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yakko's the most deadpan, but...
* {{Dirty Old M|an}}en [[InsistentTerminology (and a]] [[DirtyOldWoman woman!)]]: The "old" part only comes in when you realize that they were drawn in the thirties, and just look and act like kids.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Who sleeps where on their triple - decker bunk bed.
* {{Expy}}: Of BugsBunny.
* FunPersonified
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Yakko just wears pants, Wakko just wears a shirt, and Dot just wears a skirt. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a KidsWB promo talking about how the block featured cartoons "with pants and with no pants".
-->'''Jeff Bennett:''' ''Animaniacs'' gives you pants and no pants conveniently in one show!\\
'''Wakko:''' I have pants! See?\\
'''Jeff:''' Liar liar, pants on fire!
** Also lampshaded in the episode "Animaniacs Stew."
-->'''Dot:''' And what's so special about it '''(the episode)'''?\\
'''Wakko:''' I'm not wearing any pants!
* {{Hammerspace}}: Although Wakko uses his most often (see above).
* InkblotCartoonStyle: The Warners were created in the 1930s when this style of animation was very prominent.
* KarmicTrickster[=/=]ScrewySquirrel: They waver between these two tropes. They will be cheerful and annoying towards ''anyone'', but their antics are generally harmless (in fact, they can be pretty nice and polite kids)... unless someone's being a colossal jerk, who then becomes their "Special Friend" and the mallets come out. However a lot of what the Warners do could be needlessly cruel to the point of making them unsympathetic, such as stripping Otto in the "Schnitzelbank" song or leaving the woodchuck in the toilet in "Kid in the Lid"... until you remember that [[spoiler:everyone's an actor; hardly any of what takes place is "real".]]
** In one episode, they're being driven crazy by a parody of the nanny from ''TheSoundOfMusic''... but can't bring themselves to clobber her, because she's not doing anything ''wrong''. [[spoiler:They hire [[ScrewySquirrel Slappy]].]]
* MouthyKid: The Warners (especially Yakko and Dot) aren't afraid to put adults in their place or spout out snarky comments about adults' behavior, but most of the adults that they treat with disdain are [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]].
* NaughtyIsGood
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
** Yakko is based very much on [[TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]].
** Wakko shows traits from RingoStarr as well as [[TheMarxBrothers Harpo Marx]].
** Dot was inspired by Gilda Radner, among others.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: According to an interview with Tom Ruegger, creator and writer of the show, has confirmed that the Warners' biological ages are 14, 11, and 9.
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OlderThanTheyLook: They're actually about 60.
* OldShame: An in-universe example.
* RoyalBlood: In "King Yakko."
* SmarterThanYouLook: As bizarre and insane as all three of them act, they have an utterly brilliant grasp of geography, history and a host of other subjects. They can recite the nations of the world, all 50 US states and their capitals, and every President of the United States from ''memory'' with no difficulty, and can even throw in some random facts about each while they do it.
* ThreeAmigos
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Repeatedly.
* TricksterArchetype
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Non-romantic variant, obviously.
* WhiteGloves
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: They're afraid of Mr. Director's eccentricity, Baloney the Dinosaur, the public outhouse (that hasn't been washed in years), and hippies.

!!Ralph Theodore Guard
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An overweight Warner Bros. studio security guard who is always trying, but never succeeding, to capture the Warners and return them to the water tower. Voiced by Creator/FrankWelker.

* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He first appeared (without a name) on ''TinyToonAdventures'' where he was surprisingly competent at keeping the characters from getting into the studios they were trying to visit.
* TheDitz
* EarlyBirdCameo: His ''Tiny Toon Adventures'' appearances.
* FatIdiot
* FriendlyEnemy: Although most of his screentime with the Warners involves attempting to capture them while they physically injure him in their attempts to escape, oftentimes they're pretty cordial to each other when not at odds.
* RunningGag: His chasing the Warners into the other characters' segments.
* SimpletonVoice
* HappilyMarried: In "A Christmas Plotz" he's shown to have a wife and son.

!!Dr. Otto von Scratchansniff
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The Warner Bros. studio psychiatrist. He has the unfortunate duty of trying to tame the Warners, which always leads to him getting utterly frustrated (and in the case of his first sessions with them, tearing out his hair). However, he is the most tolerant of the Warners (when they aren't being TOO wacky), and they seem to consider him a father figure. Voiced by RobPaulsen.

* AllPsychologyIsFreudian
* ButtMonkey
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: He is this to the Warner Siblings.
* CompanionCube: Mr. Puppethead
* EinsteinHair: Used to have it. Until he tore it all out during his first therapy session the Warners.
* FriendsAllAlong: When the Warners reveal to the doctor that they're capable of acting normally, he asks them why they put him through so much trouble. All three siblings glomp him and proclaim "Cause we love you!" The doctor's response? A very out-of-character moment by [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming happily gathering up all three Warners in a bear hug]].
* FunnyForeigner
* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: He used to have fluffy Albert Einstein-esque hair before during his first session with the Warners, their antics frustrated him so much he ripped every inch of his hair off his head.
* HerrDoktor
* MeaningfulName: In the German dub, he's Dr. Freudlos, a double pun: It literally means "Joyless", as well as being a nod to Sigmund Freud.
* NervousWreck
* NoRespectGuy
* ParentalSubstitute: He becomes the closest thing the Warners have to a father figure, and is frequently the one to take them out on outings.
* PunnyName
* TeamDad: The Warners seem to view him as this.
* TheVonTropeFamily

!!Hello Nurse
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Scratchansniff's ravishing assistant whom Yakko and Wakko have the hots for. As you can guess, she is the TropeNamer for HelloNurse. Voiced by TressMacNeille.

* TheAce: She's not only the [[TropeNamer Trope Naming]] HelloNurse, but also TheAce. According to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpS3eFqhxSQ song]] about her, her list of accomplishments includes winning the Tony, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer, obtaining several Ph.Ds, playing Chopin without rehearsing, singing opera at the Met, starring as the lead role in Theatre/KingLear, becoming the ambassador to China, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not smoking]].
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the beginning of the show, and indeed in some of the early spin-off comics, she didn't have much of a personality and was mainly just there to be sexy -- and she had several moments then when she displayed definite traits of a LiteralMinded DumbBlonde. Eventually, however, she was developed a little more, to become Scratchansniff's extremely intelligent, HypercompetentSidekick, and her Dumb Blonde moments completely vanished. This is carried even further in the comics, where she dons a LeotardOfPower that looks from the waist up a lot like her uniform dress as Hello Nurse, Agent of H.U.B.B.A.
* DudeMagnet
* DumbBlonde: In the early episodes she could occasionally come across as one, but as her characterization stabilized it was firmly averted; she's as smart as her bosses, emphasized at the end of ''Film/WakkosWish''.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* {{Gainaxing}}: She is sometimes animated this way.
* HelloNurse: TropeNamer.
* HospitalHottie
* HypercompetentSidekick
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure
* MsFanservice
* NoNameGiven
* ParodySue
* PhraseCatcher: "Hello, Nurse!" of course.
* PimpedOutDress: In the episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU5it18wMAk "King Yakko"]], Hello Nurse plays the prime minister of the kingdom, and she wears a magenta dress with [[PrettyInMink ermine trim]] and a blue cloak.
* ShesGotLegs: Lampshaded in the musical number "Hello Nurse".
* TsurimeEyes

!!Thaddeus Plotz
The CEO of Warner Bros. (in-universe, that is). Voiced by Creator/FrankWelker.

* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* HairTriggerTemper
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Appears to hate the Warners, but enlists their help in times of need.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He regretted ever making the Warners stars.
* TheNapoleon
* PointyHairedBoss
* [[TheScrooge The Stingy One]]: To the point where he even gets his own "Christmas Carol" episode.
* SpoiledBrat: Definitely one as a child. And a BrattyHalfPint to boot.
* TheVonTropeFamily: As "Baron von Plotz" in ''Wakko's Wish''.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Though he was known for making bad business decisions and treating some of his employees like crap, Plotz was a step above the average corporate villain and occasionally would get a moment where he'd realize his own foolishness and regret it, thus prompting the [[KarmicTrickster Warners themselves]] to cut him a break and even give him some small reward.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Has a fear of clowns.

!Minor Supporting and {{Recurring Character}}s

!!Mr. Director
A crazy director who looks, sounds, and behaves like a young JerryLewis. Voiced by Paul Rugg.

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
* OhGodWithTheVerbing: He speaks like this.
* TakeThat: They lampoon Lewis' over-the-top antics in his comedy films, and they also make a humorous reference to his unreleased drama film ''TheDayTheClownCried'', about a clown that ends up in a Nazi concentration camp (a shining example of one of the jokes on this shown that [[ParentalBonus children normally wouldn't get]]).
* YouSayTomato: Mr. Director discusses this trope.
-->Take the word 'animal'. Transpose the letters 'n' and 'm' and you get 'aminal'. That, in a nutshell, is comedy.

!!Ms. Flamiel
A schoolteacher who sometimes tries to educate the Warners, only for them to frustrate her in the process. Voiced by TressMacNeille.

* SternTeacher
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Quoth Yakko; "Ooh, what else you got in there?"

!!Baloney the Dinosaur
A sappy orange and light blue dinosaur who is an obvious pastiche of [[BarneyAndFriends Barney.]] One of the few things the Warners are afraid of. Voiced by Creator/JeffBennett.

* AnvilOnHead: The Warners keep dropping anvils on his head in the episode "Baloney and Kids," but it turns out he's immune to them.
* BerserkButton: As shown in his appearance on ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'', he '''hates''' cheating.
* CaptainErsatz
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: His "Imagine Song."
* TheDitz
* ImplacableMan: To the Warners' fear. Nothing. '''Nothing''' can make him stop. Not even falling anvils!
* IronButtmonkey
* TakeThat
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Took [[AnvilOnHead three anvils to the head]] and still kept moving.
* TyrannosaurusRex: Subversion of the usual portrayal.

!!Francis "Pip" Pumphandle
* InkSuitActor: Pip Pumphandle is based directly off his voice actor Ben Stein.
* StockholmSyndrome: After he leaves, the Warners find themselves missing him and want to hear another one of his stories.
* TheCatCameBack: The Warners find him impossible to get rid of...until he actually leaves and they decide they miss him.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: When the Warners encounter him at a Hollywood party, he starts relating a long, rambling, essentially pointless story about how he once encountered [[ThePriceIsRight Bob Barker]] eating a bologna and cheese ball sandwich, and he doesn't leave the Warners alone until he finishes (even practicing OffscreenTeleportation a la [[Creator/TexAvery Droopy Dog]]), boring them to tears.

!!Dot's Pet
A monstrous creature who is always kept inside a small, white box. The creature's appearance is inconsistent and its color varied, but its most common forms are a large bull-like creature, a plant parodying ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors'', and a hairy form with enormous teeth. In one case, Mr. Director was her pet.

* FluffyTheTerrible: Often the case.

!{{One Shot Character}}s

!!Professor Otto von Schnitzelbuskrankengescheitmeier
A fat, jolly German guy who taught the Warners the international friendship song.

* BigFun
* {{Cameo}}: In ''Film/WakkosWish''.
* OverlyLongName

!!Sodarn Hissane
A pastishe of SaddamHussein who appears as the antagonist of "Baghdad Cafe", a {{crossover}} episode starring Yakko, Wakko, and Slappy (the latter in place of Dot).

* {{Cameo}}: In "Hot, Bothered, and Bedeviled".

!!Wally Llama
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's a parody of the Dalai Lama.

!!Mr. Gobble
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot's pet turkey who runs and dances to the tune of ''TurkeyInTheStraw''.

!!Howie Tern
* BarefootCartoonAnimal
* InformedSpecies: He is supposed to be a tern, but he looks far more like a stork.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of HowardStern
* SpeciesSurname: Possibly subverted.

!!The Survey Ladies
Two women who pester Yakko, Wakko, and Dot with a survey involving George Wendt and Beans.

!!Fermin Flaxseed
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal
* InexplicablyTailless
* {{Jerkass}}

!!Dan Anchorman
A conceited news anchorman for the fictitious ''Newstime Live'' programme who refused to pay Yakko, Wakko, and Dot for a sandwich he had ordered. Voiced by Creator/PhilHartman.

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of Sam Donaldson

!!Duanne Sewer
A rival newsreader of the fictitious ''Newstime Live'' program and anchorwoman in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC who appears in the episode "Broadcast Nuisance".

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of Diane Sawyer

!!Wolf Spritzer
A newsreporter for the fictitious ''Newstime Live'' program who appears in "Broadcast Nuisance".

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of Wolf Blitzer

!!Death
An archetypically portrayed Grim Reaper, with black robe, skeletal appearance, and scythe who speaks with a Swedish accent.

!!Satan

!!Calhoun Q. Capybara and Who-Who the Ring-Tailed Lemur
* {{Expy}}: Of WesternAnimation/YogiBear and Boo-boo.
* InformedSpecies: Calhoun looks somewhat like a bear, while Who-Who resembles a red panda or a raccoon.

!!The Tiger Prince
* MisplacedWildlife: He and his parents are tigers that live in Africa.
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[[folder:Slappy and Skippy Squirrel]]
!Main and Major Supporting Characters

!!Slappy Squirrel
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A cranky squirrel who was once a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' star (in-universe, that is). Voiced by Sherri Stoner, who was also one of the show's chief writers.

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal
* AlliterativeName
* AlterKocker: Her accent has traces of this. Also, see below.
* AmbiguouslyJewish:
-->'''Skippy:''' Could you tell me why there's a bird living on my head?\\
'''Slappy:''' A bird? I thought that was a new yarmulke.
* BadassGrandma
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Now that's comedy!"
** Also see YouRemindMeOfX.
* ChasteToons
* [[ConMan Con Squirrel]]
-->'''Slappy:''' Have I ever lied to you?\\
'''Skippy:''' You said Keno was legal in Burbank; you said Magilla Gorilla was a woman; you said -\\
'''Slappy:''' Awright, awright, enough already.
* CoolOldLady
* DeadpanSnarker
* DisproportionateRetribution: She doesn't need a ''reason'' to unleash an episode's worth of cartoon violence on someone, so much as she needs an ''excuse.''
* DrivesLikeCrazy: ''Little Old Slappy from Pasadena'' shows this [[UpToEleven to the Nth degree]], with Slappy driving a souped-up Dodge Viper to Jan and Dean's ''Little Old Lady from Pasadena''.
* {{Expy}}: [[WordOfGod Reportedly]], the creators wanted to use the original ScrewySquirrel for the role, but couldn't get the rights, so they changed his name and gave him a GenderFlip to disguise him.
* GenreSavvy
** Sometimes to the point of near-omniscience.
* GrayEyes
* GrumpyBear
* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight
* IWasQuiteALooker: And she was too, as evidenced by her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPKrVSP0Dqo&t=16s Buttermilk ad]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Don't let her crankiness fool you, she DOES have a soft side (it just takes a bit of digging to find it).
* MamaBear: Slappy gets very pissed if you harm Skippy.
* MediumAwareness
* NeverMessWithGranny
* NiceHat
* NoFourthWall
--> '''Skippy:''' But that was a cartoon! [[ThisIsReality This is real life!]]
--> '''Slappy''' ''(to the audience):'' Don't tell him. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation He might crack.]]
* NuttySquirrel
* ParentalBonus: A lot of her subtle jokes about menopause, which of course always go right over Skippy's ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids and the target audience's]]) head.
* PsychoForHire: Other characters have occasionally recruited her to cause mayhem on a specific target. The Warners hired her to get rid of their ''Sound Of Music''-inspired nanny, and God Himself tasked Slappy with guarding the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden so the serpent couldn't tempt Adam and Eve.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Slappy's {{Leitmotif}} is Dvorak's "Humoresque".
* RetiredBadass
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: She's a squirrel who is about the same height as a short human.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior
* ScrewySquirrel: WordOfGod has it that she's meant to be an {{Expy}} of the real Screwy Squirrel character, only GenderFlipped.
* SoProudOfYou: In ''Bully For Skippy'', she wipes away a tear of joy when Skippy announces his desire to get revenge on Duke the bully by shouting "let's get ready to rumble!"
* SpeciesSurname
* YouRemindMeOfX: From younger versions of celebrities to "a bad accident at Benihana."

!!Skippy Squirrel
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Slappy's nephew who looks up to her. Voiced by Nathan Ruegger (son of writer Tom Ruegger).

* AlliterativeName
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Skippy is much more forgiving than Slappy, but if you push him far enough you'll learn that he's inherited his aunt's talents for slapstick revenge. Just ask Duke, the title character of ''Bully For Skippy''...
* CatchPhrase: "Speeeeeeew!"
* CheerfulChild
* DeadpanSnarker: Not to the extent that Slappy takes it, but he still gets in quite a few sarcasms as the show moves on.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Aunt, Like Nephew]]: In ''Bully For Skippy'', Skippy shows that he's learned a few things from his aunt's old cartoons.
* {{Nephewism}}
* ParentalAbandonment
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: He's the size of a human child.
* SpeciesSurname
* TagalongKid
* VocalEvolution: Nathan Ruegger's voice had to be pitched up in later episodes because he was getting too old for the part. It's particularly obvious in ''Film/WakkosWish''.

!!Walter Wolf, Sid the Squid, and Beanie the Brain-Dead Bison
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Three of Slappy's old nemesises from her cartoons, who continually plot revenge on her, but still never succeed at doing her in. Walter was initially voiced by Frank Welker but for his remaining appearances he was voiced by Jess Harnell for unknown reasons, Sid was voiced by Jackie Burns and Beanie was voiced by Avery Schreiber.

!!!Tropes that apply to Walter Wolf:
* AlterKocker
* AmbiguouslyJewish
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal

!!!Tropes that apply to Sid the Squid:
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods

!!!Tropes that apply to Beanie:
* TheDitz
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: {{Parodied}}; Beanie is occasionally referred to with the more PC term "the Cerebreally-Challenged Bison". Slappy, being who she is, sticks with "Brain-Dead".

!!!Tropes that apply to two or all three of them:
* AlliterativeName
* ButtMonkey: They're Slappy's RoguesGallery. They pretty much exist to take abuse. Not that they don't invite it upon themselves....
* EvilOldFolks: They're all just as old, if not older, than Slappy. When they have an EvilLaugh, they finish by coughing.
* PaperThinDisguise: As Slappy always says, "Now this is just sad". Half the time Skippy is the one to recognize them first, and he's used to seeing them undisguised and young in his aunt's old cartoons.
* RunTheGauntlet: In most cartoons, they all attack Slappy one after another. Beanie always goes first, then Sid, and finally Walter. Naturally, Slappy doesn't have much trouble with them.
* SpeciesSurname

!Minor Supporting, {{Recurring| Character}}, and {{One Shot Character}}s

!!Candie Chipmunk
* AlliterativeName
* GoodIsNotNice: She's a neat freak and rather conceited.
* NeatFreak: She won't even let Slappy throw away a can in her recycle bin.
* SanitySlippage: After Slappy torments her.
** Thought it should be noted that her SanitySlippage wouldn't have been as severe as it was if not for her SuperOCD.
** It's also a good example of a ''Main/ParanoiaGambit''
* SpeciesSurname

!!Stinkbomb D. Bassett
* ChasteToons: {{Averted}}.
* FurIsClothing: After his fur is eaten by termites he puts on a new fur suit.
* OldDog
* SpeciesSurname

!!Bumpo Bassett
* AlliterativeName
* RunningGag: He wants to smell his grandfather, Stinkbomb.
* SpeciesSurname

!!Doug the Dog
* BullyBulldog
* TheUnintelligible: He has no real form of speech beside barks and grunts.

!!Codger Eggbert
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's a parody of Roger Ebert.

!!Lene Hisskill
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's a parody of Gene Siskel.

!!Duke
The squirrel who bullied Skippy in "Bully for Skippy".

* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal
* TopHeavyGuy

!!Daniel Boone
The self-proclaimed 'Best frontiersman that ever lived'. He appears in "Frontier Slappy" and tries to cut down Slappy's hometree to make a front door out of it.

* MightyLumberjack: Subverted, as he is easily outwitted by a squirrel.
* NoFourthWall: He has a chorus singing about his attempts to cut down Slappy's tree. Sometimes the chorus starts making a fool of him, resulting in him shouting at them to shut up.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Goodfeathers]]
!Main and Major Supporting Characters

!!The Goodfeathers
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Bobby is the leader of the main three pigeons. Depending on his mood, he can be the OnlySaneMan who tries to keep Pesto in line or just sit back and laugh at Squit's misfortune. Pesto is the pigeon with a HairTriggerTemper, and is prone to taking offense at any comment given to him, even if it's in a good light, and beats up Squit for it. Squit is the rookie who joins the Goodfeathers in the first short and spends the rest of them surviving day to day life in the constant presence of the [[HairTriggerTemper ever-violent]] Pesto. Bobby, Pesto and Squit are voiced by John Mariano, Chick Vennera and Creator/MauriceLaMarche, respectively.

!!!Tropes that apply to Bobby:
* BewareTheQuietOnes: He's the most stoic of the group and is probably the most level-headed, as well. That being said, [[HairTriggerTemper Pesto]] is actually scared of him when he gets serious.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EyesAlwaysShut
* OddNameOut
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Bird]]: When he's not laughing at Pesto.
* ParodyNames: He's based on Creator/RobertDeNiro.
* TheLeader
* TheSpock
* TranslatorBuddy: He translates what the Godpigeon says.

!!!Tropes that apply to Pesto:
* BerserkButton: More like [[ExaggeratedTrope Berserk Keyboard]].
** ''Everything'' Squit says to him seems to be one.
* CatchPhrase: "''THAT'S IT!''"
* HairTriggerTemper
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheMcCoy
* MismatchedEyes
* ParodyNames: Two letters away from [[Creator/JoePesci Pesci]].
* PintsizedPowerhouse: The smallest of the Goodfeathers, but also the most aggressive. In "Mighty Wakko at Bat", he was in the midst of beating up the umpire, a grown man.
* RantInducingSlight: A common occurrence, unsurprisingly, Usually when Squit [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLIJLptnz2A tries]] to [[ComplimentBackfire compliment]] him.

!!!Tropes that apply to Squit:
* ButtMonkey
* CatchPhrase: "As far back as I can remember..."
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DoggedNiceGuy
* InterspeciesRomance: With Carloota the sparrow in "West Side Pigeons", which sadly did not last for this very reason. Soon after, he falls in love with a bluejay despite swearing off girls.
* TheKirk
* NaiveNewcomer
* ToothyBird: The toothiest of the three.

!!!Tropes that apply to two or all three of them:
* AnthropomorphicZigZag
* ButtMonkey: Though Squit gets the most of it.
* FeatherFingers
* NiceMeanAndInbetween: Squit (nice), Pesto (mean), Bobby (inbetween)
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are parodies of Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/JoePesci, and Creator/RayLiotta. Mostly of their role in {{Goodfellas}}, but can also take on aspects of other characters played by those actors (such as Bobby in a parody of RagingBull).
* ToothyBird
* VitriolicBestBuds: Mostly Squit and Pesto, usually due to Pesto's bad temper.

!!Solley (a.k.a. The Godpigeon)
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The Don of the Goodfeathers enterprise. Typically enters a scene, dispenses some vaguely wise-sounding gibberish, chuckles a little and leaves. Held in very high regard by the other birds. Voiced by Creator/MauriceLaMarche.

* BigEater
* TheDon
* EyesAlwaysShut
* NightmareFace: The few times he ''does'' open them
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Marlon Brando again.
* TheUnintelligible
** IntelligibleUnintelligible: Bobby's the only one who knows what he's saying.
* TheAce: Usually able to do in a few seconds what the goodfeathers spent an entire short attempting.

!!The Girlfeathers, Sasha, Kiki, and Lana
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Sasha (red) is Squit's girlfriend and Pesto's sister, Kiki (green) is Pesto's girlfriend, and Lana (purple) is Bobby's girlfriend.

* DistaffCounterpart: Of the Goodfeathers.
* DumbBlonde: Kiki, even though she isn't blonde, she fits the trope.
* HairTriggerTemper: Sasha, just like her brother.
* LoveInterest: To the Goodfeathers.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics

!Minor Supporting, {{Recurring| Character}}, and {{One Shot Character}}s

!!Steven Seagull
Pesto and Sasha's stepfather.

* AlliterativeName
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Of Steven Seagal
* SpeciesSurname

!!Carloota
* InterspeciesRomance: With Squit the pigeon
* PaleFemalesDarkMales: {{Inverted}} since she has darker colored feathers than the male sparrows.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics

!!Krup-Kitty
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal
* CatsAreMean: Sort of.
* FatBastard: Sort of.
* FatCat
* NiceHat: A police hat
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Gray-Blue Fur]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rita and Runt]]
!The Main Duo

!!Rita and Runt
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A stray cat and dog trying to find a home for themselves. Voiced by Bernadette Peters and Creator/FrankWelker, respectively.

!!!Tropes that apply to Rita:
* AnthropomorphicZigZag
* CatsAreSnarkers
* CatsAreSuperior
* CatUpATree: In "Up A Tree".
* DeadpanSnarker
* EarNotch
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Blink and you'll miss it: In the "Up A Tree" segment, during Rita's [[MusicalEpisode first]] musical number, she goes into a very minor DisneyAcidSequence about the advantages of Chicago as they appear onscreen. One of them is the Sears Tower, which she stands on. Afterwards, she immediately jumps off, and if you look closely at the expression on her face, you can tell that she's clearly acrophobic. Guess what happens later.
* GreenEyes
* IAmSong: "I'm Nobody's Mama" and "It's Always the Same Thing With Cats," among others.
* IWantSong: Often when she sings a song, it's about how much she wants a home or thinks she's found one.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Runt certainly thinks so.
** In one war episode, she thought it was disgusting when she thought a man abandoned his kid daughter and in the same episode [[spoiler:she gave up chance with good owners and a home, to be with Runt.]]
* TheCastShowoff: She's voiced by singer/Broadway performer Bernadette Peters and always sings.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A.

!!!Tropes that apply to Runt:
* BerserkButton: Mentioning cats to Runt, which leads us to DogsAreDumb below.
* BigFriendlyDog
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDitz
* DogsAreDumb
** Runt hates cats. The only reason why Rita is the exception is because he thinks she's a dog.
*** "Rita's a good dog. Definitely, definitely a good dog."
** Runt will occasionally subvert the trope and detect danger before Rita. See TooDumbToFool below.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Runt is a takeoff of Dustin "Rainman" Hoffman.
* SimpletonVoice
* TooDumbToFool: In one instance, Runt saved his oblivious feline friend from becoming an Egyptian ritual sacrifice. Still, in Rita's defense, she was probably caught completely off-guard because she knew that [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Ancient Egyptians aren't supposed to do that]].
* VerbalTic: He definitely, definitely has one. Definitely.

!!!Tropes that apply to both:
* AnimalTalk: Mostly they aren't shown to be able to talk to humans. It [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the story]] whether they understand what humans say to them or not, though as a rule Rita is more likely to at least get the general gist of it.
* ButtMonkey
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The both of them disappeared as series regulars after Season 2, to the point that a parody of the ''{{Rugrats}}'' intro showed [[FaceOnAMilkCarton a picture of them on a milk carton]]. They eventually did come BackForTheFinale and ''Film/WakkosWish''.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt
* FurryFemaleMane: Inverted.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl
* LittleGuyBigBuddy
* LocalReference: When Rita and Runt go to Poland in "Puttin on the Blitz", Rita sings that it doesn't look like Burbank, more like Van Nuys. (Both are cities in Los Angeles. You can guess which one has higher property values).
* MusicalEpisode: Rita and Runt have at least one song per short.
* OddFriendship
* PlatonicLifePartners

!Supporting, {{Recurring| Character}}, and {{One Shot Character}}s

!!Dr. Phrankenstein
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome
* MadScientist: A female example.
* SkunkStripe

!!Scout
He is Dr. Phrankenstein's creation intended to destroy the world, but he is really just a playful dog who wants to have fun.

* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife
* BigFriendlyDog

!!Mr. Squeak
Dr. Phrankenstein's faithful pet rat.

* [[RightHandCat Right Hand Rat]]

!!Mrs. Mumphead
An eccentric old lady who constantly hums to herself and appears in the crossover episode "No Place Like Homeless".

!!Crackers the Parrot
Mrs. Mumphead's aggressive pet parrot.

* FeatheredFiend
* PokemonSpeak: He only says his name. Pesto even thought Crackers was calling ''him'' "crackers!"
* SpeechImpairedAnimal

!!Mr. Tristesse
* MeaningfulName[=/=]BilingualBonus: Tristesse is the French word for "sadness."

!!Kitty Litter, Kitty Ducockis, and Cat Ballue
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Kitty Ducockis (the blonde), Kitty Litter (the brunette), and Cat Ballue (the redhead)
* CatsAreMean: Sort of.
* FatBastard: Kitty Ducockis
* FatCat: Kitty Ducockis again.
* UnfortunateName: Kitty Litter.

!!Marabella Maybeloota Missy [=McCoy=]
* CatUpATree

!!Kiki the Gorilla
* AndCallHimGeorge: What she does with Rita.
* FluffyTheTerrible
* KillerGorilla
* KindnessButton: Cats are this for her.
* [[ManiacMonkeys Maniac Ape]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Her name and obsession with cats are inspired by the RealLife female gorilla Koko.
* PrimalChestPound: When she's angry.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: She talks "ape" while Rita talks "cat".
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: She has a ribbon on her head to indicate she's female.

!!Sykes the Crow
* CleverCrows
* FeatheredFiend
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mindy and Buttons]]
!!Mindy and Buttons
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A send up of ''Series/{{Lassie}}''. Mindy Sadlier is a toddler who constantly wanders off into dangerous situations prompting her dog, Buttons, to keep her out of it at the expense of his safety. Voiced by Creator/NancyCartwright and Creator/FrankWelker respectively.

!!!Tropes that apply to Mindy:
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Okay, I love you, bye-bye."
* ChasingAButterfly: She tends to follow any cute creature she spots.
* CheerfulChild: Since she's unaware of the dangers she keeps getting into, she's constantly cheery.
* ConstantlyCurious: Mindy constantly asks questions to people much to their annoyance.
* TheCutie
* DamselInDistress
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Mindy is smack-dab in the middle of growing up under some extremely neglectful conditions, though being a toddler, she's blissfully unaware of it so far.
** And of course, Buttons is always there for her.
* StrayingBaby: The whole point of her shorts is that she wanders off while Buttons tries to rescue her.

!!!Tropes that apply to Buttons:
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter
* BigFriendlyDog
* ButtMonkey: The bad things she saves Mindy from usually end up happening to him.
* {{Determinator}}
* HeroicDog
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Buttons goes to enormous lengths, risking his own hide to keep Mindy from harm. Every episode ends with Buttons getting in trouble over some (generally minor) misbehavior he performed in the course of his duties. At least till the movie, where he finally got his due.
** At least Mindy still loves him.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In the future episode, after Mindy inadvertently gets clones, he packs up, holds out an "I QUIT!" sign and leaves.
* UndyingLoyalty
* VertigoEffect: Occasionally done with Buttons the moment Mindy escapes.
* TheVoiceless

!!!Tropes that apply to both:
* LittleGuyBigBuddy: Arguably so.

!!Mindy's Parents
Mindy always calls them "Lady" and "Mr. Man," except in ''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish'', in which she finally calls her mother "Mom." Voiced by TressMacNeille and Creator/FrankWelker.

* AccidentalMisnaming: Mindy always addresses her mom as "Lady" (and her father as "Mr. Man").
* TheFaceless: The mother's face isn't entirely seen in ''Wakko's Wish'', but she's a brunette.
* HypocriticalHumor: Mindy's mom leaves her alone for going to things like a better parenting conference, the Mother of the Year Grand Finals, or on Oprah, because the topic is "Overprotective Mothers".
* NoNameGiven
* ParentalNeglect
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minerva Mink]]
!!Minerva Mink
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A mink who is so beautiful she causes all men around her to go crazy for her. Voiced by Julie Brown.

* AlliterativeName
* AllMenArePerverts: Pretty much the entire basis of her shorts, which are very ''RedHotRidingHood''-esque. Inverted whenever a male character is hunky enough for her to go absolutely gaga over, as those fellas seem to have an unusually high tolerance for her sex appeal.
* AllWomenAreLustful: Although Minerva herself tends to go bonkers upon meeting an attractive guy.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal
* DemotedToExtra: Though she was never all too major a character. Justified in that the censors found her cartoons TooHotForTV and scrapped them, but kept the character.
** She gets a much larger presence in the comics however.
* DudeMagnet
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* {{Expy}}: Minerva is very similar to BettyBoop, with her lustful attitude and ability to charm almost any guy. Both characters even share similar development stories (the censors thought both characters were too lustful, and [[ExecutiveMeddling did a little meddling with them.]])
* FemmeFatale: Not evil, but she will use her charms to make men do what she wants.
* FlatCharacter: Minerva was written to be a shallow, materialistic character with AesopAmnesia.
* FurryFemaleMane
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Sadly, the radar caught up with this series and, outside of some quick appearances, the Minerva Mink cartoons only lasted two episodes (there were more planned, but those are gone). She does make cameos every often, including the movie ''Wakko's Wish''.
* HelloNurse
* HumanoidFemaleAnimal
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Often uses her sex appeal to her advantage.
* MsFanservice
* NotSoAboveItAll: She may treat whomever is fawning over her with barely-restrained disdain, but as soon as an attractive guy walks by, she recreates, step-by-step each and every wild take aimed at her previousyly.
* PettingZooPerson
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: As revealed in the comics, Minerva has an extremely hard time doing ordinary things like grocery shopping and filing taxes, because every male [[InterspeciesRomance of every species]] in the area is panting and hooting at her. She even sings about it in her first appearance.
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: Every male who encounters here falls prey to this. Either that or...
** LustfulMelt: ...which also happens to Minerva.
* SpeciesSurname


!!Newt
* AnthropomorphicZigZag
* DistractedByTheSexy: And to his credit, he still keeps trying to catch Minerva, which would make him a {{Determinator}} as well?
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: YMMV, but Newt has his work cut out for him. And yes, [[CaptainObvious he IS the villain]] of "Meet Minerva".

!!Wilford B. Wolf
* AlliterativeName
* AlternateIdentityAmnesia
* AnthropomorphicZigZag: He switches between FunnyAnimal and PettingZooPerson.
* FunnyAnimal: In normal form.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal
* LustfulMelt
* MagicPants
* MrFanservice: As a werewolf.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: He doesn't turn into a viscious beast. Instead, he's quite the well-spoken looker under the full moon.
* PettingZooPerson: When he turns into a werewolf.
* SexierAlterEgo: Wilford is normally a nerdy wolf AbhorrentAdmirer who turns sexy under a full moon.
* SpeciesSurname
* YouSexyBeast: As a werewolf.

!!Trudy's Cousin
* PettingZooPerson
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Hip Hippos]]
!!Flavio and Marita (The Hip Hippos)
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A rich pair of hippos who speak with Spanish accents who moved out of Africa and into a penthouse. Followed around by a zoologist named Gena Embryo who tries to keep them out of danger since the two are on the endangered list, but usually ends up battered in the process. Voiced by Creator/FrankWelker and TressMacNeille, respectively.

* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife
* BigFun
* HappilyMarried
* IdleRich
* PaleFemalesDarkMales: Inverted since he's light blue and she's purple.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy
* RecurringExtra
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics

!!Gena Embryo
The zoologist who follows Flavio and Marita and tries to protect them because she considers the two to be on the endangered species list, but usually ends up battered in the process. She seems unaware that the hippos can look after themselves. Voiced by TressMacNeille.

* BrainyBrunette: {{Averted}}.
* ButtMonkey
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: She appears in two shorts and is never seen again.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Segments and Characters]]
!!Katie Ka-Boom
A teenage girl who gets so much stress from her family that she literally turns into a monster in each segment. Voiced by Laura Mooney.

* AlliterativeName
* BareYourMidriff: In one segment, she gets angry after her mother objects to her shirt, which shows her belly button.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: She was more bad-tempered and impatient then particularly bratty. She did try to obey her parents now and then.
* BurningWithAnger
* ComicalOverreacting: Her whole shtick.
* HairTriggerTemper: Every problem a teen could have (panicking over her date being late, trying to learn how to drive, getting a pimple, etc.) causes her to turn into a monster.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: And that's why the writers created [[CuteAndPsycho Katie Kaboom]] to explain to innocent little children [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar why their big sister chucks a psycho for NO JUSTIFIABLE REASON WHATSOEVER once a month]]. Basically, their explanation was TeensAreMonsters.
** '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWcNcJuTHVo "I'm Not Overreacting!! I'm a Teenager!!"]]'''''.
* SnapBack: Almost all her shorts end with the family home in ruins, but it's back to normal in time for the next short. God knows what her parents' insurance premiums are.
* StandardFiftiesFather: Katie's dad (who sounds like JimmyStewart)
* TeensAreMonsters: Literally.
* VisualPun: Whenever angered, she turns into a monster. Literally.

!!Tinker
Katie Ka-Boom's little brother.

* NiceHat

!!The Mime
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The star of the "Mime Time" segments, who always gets injured trying to silently mimic what the narrator is describing.

* CosmicPlaything
* EveryOneHatesMimes
* IronButtmonkey
* TheSpeechless: Justified since he's a mime.
** He has actually said two words, in the [[GratuitousFrench French-themed]] Buttons and Mindy episode "Les Boutons et le Ballon". "[[spoiler:Le owww.]]"
* YourMimeMakesItReal: The Mime mimes something which then comes true. For example he'll mime pulling a rope and it turns out he's pulling a tiger towards him.

!!Chicken Boo
* AnimalsNotToScale: He's a chicken, I tell ya! A giant chicken!
* AnthropomorphicZigZag
* PaperThinDisguise: Exaggerated
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: The entire point of the character.

!!Mr. Skullhead
The star of the "Good Idea/Bad Idea" segments.

* ButtMonkey
* DemBones
* EarlyBirdCameo: In ''TinyToonAdventures''.
* NiceHat
* TheSpeechless
* ViolationOfCommonSense: The "bad idea" segments.

!!Colin, a.k.a., The Randy Beaman Kid
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* TheGhost: His friend Randy Beamen
* MotorMouth
* NiceHat

!!Baynarts "Charlton" Woodchuck
An aspiring woodchuck actor from Wheatina, Kansas.

* ButtMonkey
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Baynarts]]
* EnemiesList: Keeps a list of names of people who, when he's famous, will make a point not to like.
* PrimaDonnaDirector: When directing Slappy in "Nutcracker Slappy".
* SmallNameBigEgo

!!The Flame
A childlike candle flame who shows up at important historical events like Jefferson's authoring of The Declaration of Independence and Longfellow's writing of Paul Revere's Ride. Voiced by Luke Ruegger.

* AnimateInanimateObject
* OutOfGenreExperience: Unlike the rest of the shorts in the series, the Flame's shorts aren't at all comedic. They're drawn very conservatively (as opposed to the wacky, bouncy style of the other segments) and are played completely straight.

!!Birdie
A baby bluebird who hatches while the mother bluebird is away. He sees a F-117 Nighthawk fly by and mistakes it for his mother. Voiced by Cody Ruegger.

!!Buddy [[spoiler:aka, Mystery Guy in Chair]]
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One of the original stars of the Warner Bros. cartoon studio, Buddy was hastily created by animator Earl Duvall as an ersatz of BoskoTheTalkInkKid, and from late 1933 to 1935, he served as the lead star of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts. In real life, the character was reviled by the staff due to his [[FlatCharacter complete and utter lack of personality]], only magnified by the dull, plotless cartoons he starred in, and was immediately phased out once PorkyPig became the studio mascot. In-universe, he was upstaged by Yakko, Wakko and Dot, who were brought in to spice up his boring cartoons by bashing him in the head over and over again with a mallet. His sole appearance in the series is in "The Warners 65th Anniversary Special"[[spoiler:, where he comes back as a villain in an attempt to get revenge on the trio for destroying his career.]]

* [[spoiler:AxCrazy]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]: [[spoiler:Of the "65th Anniversary Special".]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Warner 65th Anniversary Special" features the comeback of one of the original WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes stars, Buddy...[[spoiler:as a ''villain'', no less!]] And voiced by Creator/JimCummings!
* CerebusRetcon: Buddy's history was altered to fit the Animaniacs' [[TheVerse universe.]] [[spoiler:The Warners' constant abuse of him on the set resulted in him getting fired from Warner Bros. and years of psychological trauma, resulting in his [[AxCrazy desire for revenge.]]]]
* FlatCharacter: The original B&W Buddy. The special gives him a little more personality.
* [[spoiler:{{Foreshadowing}}]]: [[spoiler:In one of his interviews, he looks around suspiciously while he does his signature laugh.]]
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard]]: [[spoiler: He gets blown up by the very bomb he planted for the Warners.]]
* MoodSwinger
* PieEyed
* SphereEyes
* StepfordSmiler: Type C. Just look at that picture of him. [[spoiler:Of course, he ditches it once it's revealed he's a bad guy.]]
* [[spoiler:ThrowTheDogABone]]: [[spoiler:As the Warners received their award, they give a big thanks to Buddy for their stardom and that he deserves the award as much as they do, and wish he was at the ceremony. Touched by their speech, he ran up on stage and thanks them for it. [[OhCrap He hears the bomb ticking]] and gets blown up and smashed by a giant hammer. His old schtick with the Warners.]]

!!Mr. Director
A thinly veiled parody of Creator/JerryLewis. Nobody can stand him.

* [[SuddenlyFluentInGibberish Fluent In Gibberish]]: Freunleven!
* MoodWhiplash: In some cartoons, he alternates between treating comedy as SeriousBusiness and becoming a TalkativeLoon.

!!Mary Hartless
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: of Mary Hart.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Wakko's Wish'' Characters]]
!!King Salazar The Pushy
* BigBad
* FourFingeredHands: Most notable aversion among all the characters in the ''Animaniacs'' {{Verse}}.
* KnightOfCerebus: He's a surprising killjoy
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially towards the Goodfeathers.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Just when he's feeling bad about [[spoiler:apparently killing Dot, he starts attempting to shoot Wakko as he reaches out to the star]].

!!The Warner Sib's Parents[[note]]King William the Good and Queen Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca the Second.[[/note]]
* OverlyLongName: The Warner Sibs' Mom, Queen Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana-Fanna Bo Besca the Second.
** Although not stated in the movie, we know her name because Dot's full name is Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana-Fanna Bo Besca the Third.
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