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The Warners

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From right to left, he's Wakko, he's Yakko and she's Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana-Fanna Bo Besca the Third. But you can call her Dot.

"Come join the Warner Brothers (and the Warner sister Dot)!
Just for fun, we run around the Warner movie lot!
They lock us in the tower... whenever we get caught!
But we break loose, and then vamoose, and now you know the plot!"
Animaniacs theme song

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 Looney Tunes character Buddy, but proved to be so troublesome that they were locked in the Warner Bros. Studio Water Tower.


  • Adaptational Jerkass:
    • A minor example in the 2020 revival; they're still fun loving, and definitely go after jerks, still but they aren't quite as cheery. The siblings are much likelier to goof on each other and aren't above mean-spirited stunts (such as what Dot does to Yakko in "The Cutening" or the other two's response to Yakko's Pungeon Master antics in "WhoDonut"), although the fans admit they like this, as it makes the Warners more sibling-like.
    • Their relationship with Scratchansniff exemplifies this. In the original show, their madcap antics were their way of showing affection for him. Here, it's shown that each of them is a troll to the good doctor, with the madness being fully deliberate on their end. Dot complains that it's no fun harassing him if he won't fight back. The Warners in the original series would never antagonize someone for the sake of winding them up that wasn't a Jerkass.
  • Aerith and Bob: Unlike the other two, "Dot" can be a real name.
  • Badass Adorable: They're all cute cartoon characters who look and act like children but can cause serious chaos when left to their own devices. Dot most of all because she's "the cute one".
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Most of the instances where they are wearing full outfits.
  • Been There, Shaped History: They've had run-ins with several historical figures and had a big influence over their achievements. They've inspired Albert Einstein to write E=mc2, helped Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel, and inspired Picasso and Beethoven.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: They may be goofy and crazy, but do not underestimate them.
  • Black Bead Eyes: The only characters of the series who have this eye style. They were created in 1929, after all.
  • Cardboard Prison: As a result of their antics, the Warner siblings were locked away in the water tower on the Warner Bros. Studios lot, and allegedly hadn't escaped until the series premiere. However, it's shown in later episodes that not only were Yakko, Wakko, and Dot able to get out whenever they wanted, but were even let out more than once while the tower was being fumigated. Furthermore, similar to The Joker's attitude towards Arkham Asylum, they view their so-called "prison" as their home, and always return to it willingly when they're done causing chaos.
  • Cartoon Creature:
    • They have bright red noses, puppy dog ears, and kitty cat tails, but what exactly are they supposed to be remains unknown. Though others often refer to them as "puppy children," they insist they aren't puppies (though Wakko has no problems acting like one for a gag).
    • Lampshaded in "What Are We?" when Scratchansniff asks what the heck the Warners are. Dot is shown to have Wolverine Claws she activate by pushing her palm like a cat, and the Warners contort themselves into a variety of shapes, like eels and seals, while listing possibilities. They end the song by revealing what they are: cute.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: They take this trope to extremes, as even their theme song is filled with non-sequiturs and bizarre references. Wakko, however, seems to be the most extreme of the three.
  • Cultured Badass: Especially Yakko, but all three have a lot of knowledge in many different subjects.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Yakko's the most deadpan, but all three of them have their moments.
  • Depending on the Writer: Who sleeps where on their triple-decker bunk bed — or for that matter, whether they have a triple-decker bunk bed or each have a bed of their own.
  • Dirty Kid: None of them have hit puberty yet, but they all have an appreciation for attractive members of the opposite sex.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Being cartoon characters, the Warners are able to make fun out of almost anything. This is most prominent in songs like "A Quake, A Quake", where they seem to be having fun in the middle of a massive earthquake that levels everyone's homes, and "Yakko's Universe", where Yakko cheerfully explains how small and insignificant we are in the grand scope of the universe.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Played for Laughs. They're so annoying that no one wants to deal with them, and their arrival typically elicits groans of This Is Gonna Suck from anyone who knows who they are.
    • That said, those who enjoy the constant gags and don't mind getting messy often welcome the Warners for making things fun.
  • Drop the Hammer: Their favorite form of slapstick is to pull out an enormous mallet and whack something with it, whether it be other people or each other. In fact, they were originally designed to simply smash Buddy over and over with it to make something interesting out of the cartoon.
  • Everybody Has Standards:
    • While at best the Warners tend to be manic and at worst absolute lunatics, they do have standards and morals of sorts. In spite of the havoc they wreak, they are fundamentally good kids that just don't know how to calm down. They will never go out of their way to be malicious or cruel with their antics unless you are a major Jerkass either to them or to other people who don't deserve it. After that, you become their "Special Friend". They also can't bring themselves to harm someone who, regardless of personal annoyance or irritation to the Warners, hasn't actually done anything bad or harmful to them or others. In "The Sound of Warners," the nanny is being overly friendly to the kids and singing lame songs that are absolutely driving them nuts. But the Warners can't bring themselves to harm her because she's truly trying to care for them in a kind (albeit saccharine) way. The Warners may be Jerks, but their hearts are solid gold on the inside.
    • It should be noted that while they do keep to this code, it only goes as far as preventing deliberate malice from them. There can be a lot of overlap between what they deem to be harmless fun and driven up the wall madness, as a lot of what happens to Scratchansniff shows. Their code also isn't so binding that they're above bringing in someone who doesn't have their limitations to solve problems, as seen when they recruited Slappy Squirrel to deal with the nanny mentioned above.
    • The Warners may delight in bugging and bothering people — especially jerks — but they definitely have a limit as to what they find annoying. It's most notable in "Survey Ladies," when the titular characters won't leave them alone and keep finding them at every possible turn to pepper them with questions ("WOULDJA LIKE TAH TAKE A SUR-VEY?"). By the end of the short, all three are begging them to stop.
  • Expy: Of Bugs Bunny, among others, because of their statuses as Karmic Tricksters.
  • Flanderization: While early episodes made it clear that the Warners are only deliberately annoying to those who are mean to them, several of the show's later episodes had them bother and cause harm to other people when not provoked. This is especially notable in "Toy Shop Terror" (where they wreak havoc in a toy store during closing hours while the owner is trying to sleep) and "Back in Style" (where they ridicule, sore, and inflict pain on the stars of the cartoons Warner Bros. loaned them to for money).
  • Fun Personified: They know how to have fun all the time and they are usually annoyingly hyper and cheerful.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal:
    • Yakko just wears pants, Wakko just wears a shirt, and Dot just wears a skirt. This was lampshaded in a Kids' WB! 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: All of them can pull comically large objects out of thin air. Wakko in particular has his Gag Bag full of everything from cars to Elvis Presley. Meanwhile, Yakko sometimes pulls things out of his trousers.
  • Inkblot Cartoon Style: As they were created just before the 30s, the Warners are designed like a Mickey Mouse-pastiche, with Rubber Hose Limbs, black fur, white faces and gloves, Four-Fingered Hands, and white paws for feet. Yakko and Wakko also lacked tufts of hair until the 2020 remake, another signature of this art style.
  • Jerkass Ball: Some of the things they do could be needlessly cruel to the point of making them unsympathetic, such as stripping and humiliating Otto (a friendly guy who wasn't being a jerk) in the "Schnitzelbank" song. Fittingly, they end up punished for it, as the sketch ends with Otto kicking them out.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They may wreak havoc wherever they go and delight in this, but none of them are bad kids, and are only deliberately malicious to those who truly deserve it.
  • Karmic Trickster: 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. In one episode, they're being driven crazy by a parody of the nanny from The Sound of Music... but can't bring themselves to clobber her, because she's not doing anything wrong, something which is lampshaded in the middle of the episode as part of a moral code of sorts. After attempting and failing to provoke a reaction from her, they hire Slappy, who lacks such a code.
  • Mouthy Kid: 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 self-centered Jerkasses.
  • Naughty Is Good: They are portrayed as heroic characters and usually mischievous with people who deserve it. Though, when they actually have to go over morals as part of the Saturday morning cartoon format, Wakko and Dot cry and moan.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
  • Nonstandard Character Design: The Warners' design was inspired by this 1930's style; them being designed differently compared to the other characters is explained by them actually being created in 1929 In-Universe.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: They often hug and kiss the people (male or female) they interact with.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Tom Ruegger, the creator of the show, has confirmed that the Warners' biological ages are 14, 11, and 9, despite being created in 1929.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: While they are eccentric, they often play up their Cloudcuckoolander tendencies to annoy other people for the fun of it.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Especially seen in the episode "Taming Of The Screwy", where Dr. Scratchansniff desperately tries to teach them good manners for most of the episode, but at the end, it's revealed that they are perfectly capable of acting well-mannered and serious — they just prefer not to because it's more fun.
  • Older Than They Look: Due to being Not Allowed to Grow Up, the Warners look and act like kids despite being as old if not older than many of the adults who have to handle their antics.
  • Old Shame: An in-universe example. The people at Warner Bros. Studios have been so ashamed of the Warners that in addition to locking them away in a water tower, they also refused to release any of their cartoons or to publicly acknowledge the trio's existence.
  • Overly Long Gag: Their first solo skit had them trying to get flypaper off their butts. Daffy Duck noted that it was a perfectly funny thing for a cartoon short... but this one lasted eight hours.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: They love to make of pop culture references.
  • Pungeon Master: They love playing with words and making puns (even used occasionally to hide dirty jokes) and often rely on hurricanes of puns, especially when dealing with Dr. Scratchnsniff.
  • Royal Blood: In "King Yakko" and in "Wakko's Wish."
  • Running Gag:
    • They started out as this in the Buddy cartoons, as they'd appear out of nowhere to smash him flat with their mallets. Dot even lampshades this trope by name in "Survey Ladies", as the Survey Ladies' attempts to get them to talk grow increasingly ridiculous.
    • They also have several recurring gags throughout their skits, such as whacking people with a mallet, smooching people they're annoying, and the "Hello Nurse!" reaction.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Being locked up in a water tower for several decades certainly counts, though the fact several episodes show them venturing through several different time periods (World War II among them, which largely took place a decade after they were supposedly locked up) implies they might not have even been locked up that long.
  • Smarter Than You Look: 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.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Played for laughs. Throw them bodily out the door, turn around, and there they are. They're also on the receiving end of this on occasion, notably from the likes of Pip, Baloney the Dinosaur, and Elmyra.
  • This Means War!: Push them too far, and they will say (in unison) this variation of Groucho's and Bugs' quote.
  • Toon Physics: As actual cartoons, all of them abide by this, meaning that they can never really get injured and can express themselves in ways that many of the other characters around them can't. Wakko makes particular use of this, spontaneously multiplying himself when told to do a math problem, inflating like a balloon when asked to "expand" on his thoughts (he pops himself to deflate back into his seat), and twisting himself around in a coil while desperately trying not to wet himself.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Repeatedly.
  • The Trickster: Since they are based on Bugs Bunny, this is a given.
  • Tuft of Head Fur: Yakko and Wakko both have these in the reboot.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Non-romantic variant, obviously.
  • White Gloves: All three wear these. In a episode, Wakko's gloves take on a life of their own.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: They're afraid of Mr. Director's eccentricity, Baloney the Dinosaur, the public restroom at a gas station (that hasn't been washed in years), and hippies.
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    Yakko 
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Voiced by: Rob Paulsen (English), Ryusei Nakao (Japanese), Rafael Monsalve (Latin American Spanish)

The eldest of the Warners. He's the fast-talking, wisecracking, and most literate of the three, taking the lead in conversations and generally looking after his younger siblings when they're not all bouncing off the walls.


  • All Men Are Perverts: Shares this with his brother Wakko, particularly when Hello Nurse is around.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While Yakko is mostly attracted to women, he has kissed a few men on occasion. Yakko once willingly kissed Dr. Scratchansniff (who was really trying to kiss his girlfriend) on the lips, embraced him, and said, "I didn't know you cared." Another episode revealed that Yakko wears women's stockings and garters (though this could have just been a Cutaway Gag). Not to mention that lavender is his favorite color (lavender is a color often associated with gay men) and he is ambidextrous according to Word of God. In "WhoDonut", a Cutaway Gag involves him and Dot on a double date with a male and female bat; Yakko sits across from the male one.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: He's based on Groucho Marx and his first name is derived from the Yiddish name "Yakov". He and his siblings enthusiastically celebrate Christmas, though.
  • Big Brother Instinct: 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.) Also gets expressed subtly throughout, with things like leading his siblings around by the hand and shielding them from danger. He's straight-up Promoted to Parent in Wakko's Wish.
  • Bubble Pipe: Yakko occasionally "puffs" on a soap-bubble pipe while parodying highbrow intellectuals.
  • Catchphrase: [blows a kiss to the viewers] "Goodnight everybody!"
  • Cultured Badass: As wacky as he is, Yakko is still the most literate of the three. He is also shown to be capable of speaking proper and actual Japanese, as opposed to the stereotyped barely-Asian-sounding gibberish you usually get in western cartoons. He can also name every single country in the world and every word in the English language.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While all of the Warner siblings could indulge in this a bit, Yakko was the standout.
  • Determinator: One interesting example is him singing all the words in the English language to the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance song. He's obviously broken down when shown singing the "Z" words but refuses to quit and doesn't faint until being requested to sing all the numbers above zero.
  • The Face: 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.
  • Hidden Backup Prince: To the royal family of Anvilania.
  • The Leader: In so far as the Warners can be said to have a leader, Yakko is it.
  • Kiddie Kid: Even though he is older than his siblings, he acts just like them.
  • Meaningful Name: Of the three Warner siblings, Yakko's certainly the most vocal.
  • Motor Mouth: Especially when he starts singing. Taken Up to Eleven in the 2020 reboot when he challenges Jay-Pac - a multiple Grammy winning rapper in-universe - to a rap battle and wins.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's pretty obviously based on Groucho Marx.
  • Noodle Incident: Milton Berle and Yakko didn't get along for an unexplained reason.
  • Sad Clown: In the 2020 revival, it is revealed that Yakko's fear is that people wouldn't find him funny.
  • Team Dad: He is the "guardian" of the trio, or the parental figure, as he seems to take charge in many situations, and acts generally in a fatherly manner towards his siblings (Especially in Wakko's Wish).
  • Trouser Space: Yakko keeps lots of things in his pants.
  • Unexpected Successor: He's something like a second cousin twice removed to the Anvilanian bloodline.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to say "Uhhhhh..." at the beginning of a sentence. Especially right before a zinger. This was actually improvised by his voice actor. Interestingly, it's also used in a Couch Gag as the only one not to include the -y suffix.

    Wakko 
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Voiced by: Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche (Wakko's burps in "The Great Wakkorotti" shorts) (English), Yuu Mizushima (Japanese), Giset Blanco (Latin American Spanish)

The middle Warner child. A quiet but especially goofy kid with "middle kid syndrome", his actions speak far louder than his words.


  • Alliterative Name: Wakko Warner.
  • All Drummers Are Animals: 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, the fact that he's based on Ringo, or both.
  • All for Nothing: In "Wakko's America", Wakko breaks into song and correctly names all 50 states and their capitals (with Washington D.C. for flavor). The problem is that he's playing a game of Jeopardy!. Since he didn't respond in the form of a question, his answer is invalid despite all his effort. He facepalms when he realizes this by smashing his own fiddle across his head.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Shares this with his brother Yakko, particularly when Hello Nurse is around.
  • Bag of Holding: His Gag Bag can hold everything from the Warners' signature mallets to Elvis Presley to a full-sized car to an entire functioning toilet.
  • Berserk Button: Giving him an F (especially on his hat).
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a sweet-natured kid, but he's perfectly willing to mallet anyone who annoys him. And when he gets REALLY mad... watch out.
  • Big Eater: As the theme song states, "Wakko packs away the snacks". Yakko and Dot might eat their weight in sweets, but Wakko's the type to gobble up everything in the refrigerator, and then eat the fridge for dessert.
  • Catchphrase: "Faboo!"
  • Character Tics: He's prone to having his tongue hang out for no apparent reason to add to his goofiness.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Wakko seems to be the most extreme of the three. In one episode where the kids visit a shopping mall, he walks the wrong way on an escalator and declares "Mine's not working." Yakko explains it as "middle kid syndrome."
  • Crazy-Prepared: He has almost anything he needs in his Gag Bag for any punchline.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • "Potty Emergency" features him as he desperately tries to find a potty to use, giving him more lines than he's ever had in any episode prior.
    • "Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner" shows ten shorts revolving around Wakko's life.
  • Equippable Ally: One scene features Dot using Wakko as a Gatling gun to shoot malted milk balls at a candy store owner.
  • Embarrassing Damp Sheets: In one issue of the comics, Yakko implies that Wakko once wet the bed when having a nightmare about the Olsen Twins.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Wakko can and will eat anything you put in front of him. Exploding tapes, glass perfume bottles, the refrigerator and everything in it... if you can think of it, he's probably eaten it.
  • Gasshole: Wakko's ridiculous burping is provided by Maurice LaMarche, who can actually do that on cue.
  • Literal-Minded: After one of the the Warners' skits in the 30s, Wakko decides to paint the town red by pulling out a can of red paint and brushing it all over anything in sight.
  • Meaningful Name: By a narrow margin, Wakko is the craziest of the Warners (it's the ditziness).
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Probably most evident in that Yakko is a Hidden Backup Prince, Dot introduces herself as "Princess", but he has no noble title at all. He's also dismayed to find that he doesn't get as much fan mail as his siblings, and when he does get it, he admits that some of it was written by himself.
  • Nice Guy: Wakko is a trickster like his siblings but he's sweet-natured and the most polite out of all the Warners.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a red, backwards baseball cap that he's almost never seen without.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Blue Boy to Dot's Pink Girl. He wears a blue turtleneck, while Dot wears a pink skirt.
  • Potty Emergency: The Trope Namer and one of his most famous A Day in the Limelight episodes has him needing to pee after drinking a large soda while at the movies. After a most sadistic search, he finally gets the relief he needs by installing a toilet from his gaggy bag into a room in the very movie he and his siblings are watching.
  • Potty Failure: In a special Japanese-themed issue in the comic series, Wakko has to go potty, but can't because he didn't go before he and his siblings left the pagoda. Then, when a herd of bandits run into the Warners, Wakko lampshades this by saying he doesn't have to go potty anymore.
  • The Quiet One: He's the least talkative of the Warners. In some gags, he doesn't even talk.
  • Rimshot: One of Wakko's jurisdictions is to supply these as necessary.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: After his first two attempts to whisper to Yakko that he needs to use the restroom in "Potty Emergency" fail, he shouts it loud enough for the entire theater to hear. He does it again to get an obese lady to move aside so he can leave.
  • Unexplained Accent: Wakko has a Liverpudlian brogue for absolutely no damn reason — at least not one ever explained on the show. Justified in that he's a cartoon character in-universe and therefore pretty much runs on Rule of Funny. His voice actor, Jess Harnell, explains that Rule of Funny is the only reason why he gave Wakko the accent.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "Clown and Out" (another popular "day in the limelight" episode featuring Wakko) shows that he has a fear of clowns. Also, according to the Topps trading card game for the show, he also fears potty emergencies.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's only 7 according to the "Hello Nurse" song, but writers have explained that he only said it in order to rhyme with "heaven". Word of God note  is that the Warners' ages aren't specified beyond "not old enough to date". And course they're technically in their 60s.

    Dot 
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Voiced by: Tress MacNeille (English), Ikue Otani (Japanese), Elena Prieto (Latin American Spanish)

The youngest Warner and the only girl. Dot is proud of how cute she is, but she's just as willing to take a mallet to the nearest problem as either of her brothers.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Or in this case, ambiguously pansexual if the rainbow she put in the tower in the ep 'The Cutening' to go by.
  • Absurd Cutting Power: The Wolverine Claws she sprouts in "What Are We?" slice cleanly through Scratchansniff's couch.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Usually averted, but she ends up annoying both her brothers during the "I'm Cute" song and annoying Yakko throughout "I'm Mad."
  • Badass Adorable: She is a cute little girl in a pink dress with a flower in her hair and she's just as devastatingly annoying as her brothers. She also carries cute little boxes that hold her... pets.
  • Berserk Button: She does not take kindly to being called "Dottie", to the point where she'll kill you if you do. She says herself in the song "Macadamia Nut" (a "Macarena" parody) that "if you call me Dottie, I'll have to hurt you."
  • Catchphrase: "And the Warner sister."
  • The Cutie:
    Yakko: I'm Yakko.
    Wakko: I'm Wakko.
    Dot: And I'm cute!
  • Deliberately Cute Child: She exploits her cuteness for all it's worth.
  • Ears as Hair: She wears her ears in a scrunchie.
  • The Fake Cutie: She likes to think of herself as The Cutie and takes her cuteness very seriously, but she's hardly innocent. She's a snarky troll like her brothers, and is also as perverted as them.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Most of Dot's "Pets" when she does the "Wanna See My Pet?"
  • Genki Girl: She has the same energy of her male siblings.
  • Hypocritical Humor: A sexy woman walks by, causing Yakko and usually Wakko to shout "Hello, Nurse!", 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.
  • Insistent Terminology: Whenever someone refers to the Warner Brothers, expect her to pipe up with "and the Warner Sister!"
  • "I Am Great!" Song: "I'm Cute". Her brothers, who are singing the chorus, eventually get sick of it and interrupt with mocking lyrics of their own.
  • Jerkass to One: With Wakko, she is only sometimes picking on him.
  • Kawaiiko: She might be a Western example of this, as she constantly brags about her cuteness to the point of having an entire song titled "I'm Cute", and being referred to in the theme song as the "cute" one.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Not quite to Yakko's level, but Dot can snark quite a bit as well.
  • Meaningful Name: She's named for the dot in "Warner Bros. Pictures".
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Dot is one of the few inversions in Western animation that willingly introduces herself as this trope on a regular basis.
  • Not So Above It All: She rolls her eyes at her brother's perverted moments, but she's just as excited as they are when it comes to painting naked women all over the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo.
  • Odd Name Out: She's the only Warner that doesn't have an "-akko" name. Lampshaded in one of the comics, when Yakko says that they should have named her "Dakko."
  • Overly Long Name:
    • Her full name is Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana-Fanna Bo Besca the Third. But you can call her Dot. Call her Dottie, and you die.
    • In one skit, even Dot gets exasperated at how long her name is and how easy it is to mess up. Yakko teases her for this, and she dares him to try saying her name without messing up. He does.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: As she likes to point out all the time, she's the only girl of the Warner siblings.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Pink Girl to Wakko's Blue Boy. Wakko wears a blue turtleneck, while Dot wears a pink skirt.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her skirt.
  • Potty Failure: Lampshaded. In the episode with Rasputin, at the end when the moral of the day is revealed to be "Brush your teeth," Dot says, "That makes me feel all warm and squishy. Either that or I need to wear diapers."
  • Proud Beauty: The most fervent admirer of her own cuteness, to Narcissist levels. Especially during her "I Am" Song where she states "I'm simply a goddess".
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She believes to be perfect in every way. The song "I'm cute" is all about her endlessly praising herself, while also claiming "I am never vain" among her positive qualities.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: She's extremely vain and concerned with her appearance, far more than her brothers.

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Major Supporting Characters

    Ralph Theodore Guard 
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Voiced by: Frank Welker (English), Fumihiko Tachiki (Japanese/regular voice), Kōzō Shioya (Japanese/few episodes)

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.


  • Characterization Marches On: He first appeared (without a name) on Tiny Toon Adventures where he was surprisingly competent at keeping the characters from getting into the studios they were trying to visit.
  • The Ditz: This guy didn't even notice when the Warners were hiding in the chair he was sitting in.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His Tiny Toon Adventures appearances.
  • Fat Idiot: He's dim-witted and very overweight.
  • Friendly Enemy: Although most of his screentime with the Warners involves attempting to capture them while they physically injure him in their attempts to escape, they're pretty cordial to each other when not at odds.
  • Happily Married: In "A Christmas Plotz", he's shown to have a wife and son.
  • Perma-Stubble: Always has 5 o'clock shadow.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's a security guard while the Warners are anarchy incarnate. You can see how he'd be pitted against them despite a lack of malice on either side.
  • Running Gag: His chasing the Warners into the other characters' segments.
  • Simpleton Voice: Daaaahh, he takes a while to begin sentences and, daaahhh, complete his thoughts.

    Dr. Otto von Scratchansniff 
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Voiced by: Rob Paulsen (English), Koichi Kitamura (Japanese/first voice), Mitsuru Ogata (Japanese/rest of the series)

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 seems to get along with them well (when he's not being terrorized), and they seem to consider him a father figure.


  • Adaptational Badass: While jerkish, you have to respect the fact that in the reboot, he managed to get one over the Warner siblings, TWICE!
  • All Psychology Is Freudian: He's branched out a little - hypnotherapy, group counseling - but when in doubt he returns to Siggy's methods.
  • Butt-Monkey: The most regular victim of the Warner's antics.
  • Chubby Chaser: He's attracted to fat women as shown in "Drive-Insane" where he attempts, unsuccessfully, to make an advance on Frau Hassenfeffer.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To his perpetual woe, Plotz assigned him to try to put an end to the Warner chaos.
  • Companion Cube: Mr. Puppethead sometimes begins conversations with Scratchy.
  • Demoted to Extra: Plays a much smaller role in the 2020 revival; in the first season he only has a speaking role in a single episode.
  • Dodgy Toupee: In "Drive-Insane", he wore a very obvious toupee on his date. Made even more obvious seeing that it was several sizes too small for his immense head. When the Warners come to crash his date, Yakko at one point comments, "By the way, something died on your head."
  • Einstein Hair: Used to have it. Until he tore it all out during his first therapy session the Warners.
  • Friends All Along: 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 happily gathering up all three Warners in a bear hug.
  • Funny Foreigner: Has accent, ya?
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: 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.
  • Herr Doktor: Vaguely Austrian, maybe.
  • Leitmotif: The episodes "De-Zanitized" and "La La Law" both have an instrumental version of "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" serve as Otto's theme music.
  • Meaningful Name: In the German dub, he's Dr. Freudlos, a double pun: It literally means "Joyless", as well as being a nod to Sigmund Freud.
  • Nervous Wreck: Like most cartoon psychiatrists, he needs one more than he needs to be one.
  • No Respect Guy: He was one of the greatest psychiatrists in Hollywood before the Warners arrived.
  • Opaque Lenses: His glasses.
  • Parental Substitute: He becomes the closest thing the Warners have to a father figure, and is the one to take them out on outings.
  • Team Dad: The Warners seem to view him as this.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the 2020 revival, he seems to have finally had enough of the Warners' nonsense, and gets positively gleeful when he gets to one-up them for a change, gloating and mocking them for all he's worth.
  • The Von Trope Family: 'Von' just in case you thought he was one of the Hackensack N.J. 'Scratchansniffs'.

    Hello Nurse 
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Voiced by: Tress MacNeille (English), Lilo Schmid (Latin American Spanish/first voice), Edilú Martínez (Latin American Spanish/rest of the series)

Scratchansniff's ravishing assistant, the frequent subject of Yakko and Wakko's boyish affections.


  • The Ace: According to the "Hello Nurse" song, 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 King Lear, becoming the ambassador to China, and not smoking.
  • Action Girl: In the comics she is a secret agent and shows fighting skills.
  • Characterization Marches On: 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 Literal-Minded Dumb Blonde. Eventually, however, she was developed a little more, to become Scratchansniff's extremely intelligent, Hypercompetent Sidekick, and her Dumb Blonde moments completely vanished.
  • Dude Magnet: Has men lusting after her constantly, especially the Warner Brothers.
  • Dumb Blonde: 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 Wakko's Wish.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: A blonde woman and treated as a sex symbol in-universe.
  • French Maid Outfit: She wore this costume in an episode in order to teach the Warner siblings table manners. There really wasn't a reason other than Fanservice.
  • Gainaxing: She is sometimes animated with her breasts jiggling.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Trope Codifier, and former Trope Namer. Hello Nurse's appearance almost always prompts Wakko and Yakko into exclaiming "Hellooooooo, Nurse!", (one of the show's well-known lines) and jumping into her arms.
  • Hospital Hottie: Unsurprisingly (though she doesn't have a hospital to heat up).
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Scratchansniff.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Parodied in Wakko's Wish where she designs a bottle for Scratchansniff's elixir that is said to be popular because of its more attractive shape. The bottle happens to have a shape similar to Hello Nurse's curvaceous figure. See her picture on the trope page!
  • Living a Double Life: In the comics, Hello Nurse was also a secret agent. She is an Agent of H.U.B.B.A., wears a white Leotard of Power and fight villains. She has also an Archenemy in Nurse Doom, her Evil Twin with red hair.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the major examples in western animation. Hello Nurse is a sexy and voluptuous blonde woman. She is the main source of Fanservice in the show over whom Yakko and Wakko continually fawn.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Like an actress, she is used in other episodes as needed.
  • No Name Given: Subverted. Hello Nurse is actually her name. Tom Ruegger has actually revealed her real name on Twitter: Heloise Nerz.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Hello, Nurse!" of course.
  • Parody Sue: At least in this song about her.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: In the episode "King Yakko", Hello Nurse plays the prime minister of the kingdom, and she wears a magenta dress with ermine trim and a blue cloak.
  • Put on a Bus: The 2020 revival phases her out by having Dr. Scratchansniff say that she left to join Doctors Without Borders.
  • Sexy Secretary: Her duties to Dr. Scratchansniff seem more secretarial than anything medical.
  • Sexy Stewardess: In two shorts, one with the Warner Brothers and another during a cameo with Slappy Squirrel.
  • She's Got Legs: Lampshaded in the musical number "Hello Nurse".

    Thaddeus Plotz 
Voiced by: Frank Welker (English), Takeshi Watabe (Japanese)
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The CEO of Warner Bros. (in-universe, that is) during the original 1990s series.
  • Break the Haughty: In "Hooray for North Hollywood" The Warner's titular movie proving to be a smash hit after he had rejected it, while the film he greenlighted "Jamelot" bombed, resulting in him getting fired, really does a number on his ego, as he gets left without a job or a home.
    Plotz: All alone on New Year's Eve. What an arrogant pig-headed fool I've been.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Plotz is not present in the reboot, with Nora Rita Norita taking his place. He does make an appearance in the Pinky and the Brain segment "How to Brain your dragon" as a king however.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Just about any of the Warners' antics will set him off.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Appears to hate the Warners, but enlists their help in times of need. He even hired a clown for Wakko's birthday, despite being absolutely terrified of clowns. This was before he was aware of Wakko's own fear of clowns so it wasn't out of malice.
  • Mean Boss: His bad temper, tendency to assign blame at random and money-hungry ways keep him unsympathetic.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He regretted ever making the Warners stars.
    • The Warners' 65th anniversary special has two in-universe examples of big ones:
      • According to him, his biggest mistake was giving them their own cartoons.
      • According to Slappy, his stupidest mistake was letting Wakko direct one of said cartoons.
    • In the second part of "Hooray for North Hollywood", he regrets turning down the Warners' script when he sees how successful and profitable their movie is.
  • The Napoleon: Plotz is extremely short, with a short temper to match.
  • Older Than They Look: Not that he looks young, but the Warners' 65th anniversary special reveals that he was already head of the studio when they were created, which means he must be in his mid 80s at the very least, though he seems no older than 70. And the Christmas Future scene in "A Christmas Plotz" shows him still alive and well about 40 years in the future.
  • Punny Name: His surname is Yiddish-American slang meaning "to explode" or "to collapse."
  • Pointy-Haired Boss
  • The Scrooge: He even gets his own "Christmas Carol" episode.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: In the episode "Taming of the Screwy," Mr. Plotz is holding a banquet for foreign investors with the intention of getting $1 billion from them, and said investors want to meet all of the workers at the Warner Bros. studio, including Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. Under his orders, Dr. Scratchansniff manages to convince the Warners to keep their lunacy under control so they can attend the banquet... only for Mr. Plotz to force them out of the banquet regardless because he doesn't trust them not to screw things up. Snubbed and insulted, the Warners return to the banquet and ruin it in their usual Karmic Trickster fashion. In a nutshell, if Mr. Plotz had just let them stay since they were behaving, the entire thing would have gone off without a hitch. It worked out for the best anyway, since the foreign investors praised the Warners for making the party so much fun and gave THEM the $1 billion.
  • Sequel Non-Entity: He's retired as of the 2020 revival and only appears as a painting in his old office.
  • Spoiled Brat: Definitely one as a child, according to "A Christmas Plotz." And a Bratty Half-Pint to boot. As a newborn baby he threatened to sue the doctor for spanking him and at age 5 he brings a team of lawyers to demand a long list of presents from Santa (including a horse, not a pony).
  • The Von Trope Family: As "Baron von Plotz" in Wakko's Wish.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: 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 Warners themselves to cut him a break and even give him some small reward.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Has a fear of clowns. Shares this with Wakko.
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    Nora Rita Norita 
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Voiced by: Stephanie Escajeda
The new CEO of Warner Bros. after 22 years, replacing Mr. Plotz.
  • All There in the Script: Her name is revealed in the end credits.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: She plays a similar antagonistic role to the Warners as Plotz did, and is still a bit of a Mean Boss, but her attitude is very different; she's far less emotional and childish, and doesn't seem to have his stinginess or Pointy-Haired Boss tendencies either. Where Plotz took the Warners running amuck personally, Nora Rita just reacts with dismissive annoyance and generally just doesn't have time for their tomfoolery. And of course she's a tall and thin woman, where Plotz was a short and fat man.
  • Female Misogynist: Implied. One of her first lines is a blunt admission she has no interest in helping any women in the company other than herself.
  • Foil: To Hello Nurse. Both of them are the only prominent human women in their respective series, are fairly attractive and are known to be quite intelligent (HN of the Genius Ditz variety and Nora being a Brainy Brunette). The main differences are that Hello Nurse was a light hearted blonde woman who was recognized more for her physical beauty and served mainly as Dr. Scratchansniff's assistant while Nora is a woman of color with a tough, no-nonsense personality and is the new boss of the Warner Bros. studios.
  • Gag Nose: Her nose is pretty pointy.
  • Granola Girl: She takes her physical health with absolute seriousness. Most of her scenes feature her performing some type of exercise and she went Laughing Mad when the Warners accuse her of eating Wakko's donuts.
  • Hartman Hips: Her wide hips emphasize her femininity.
  • Laughing Mad: In "Whodonut", the Warners interrogate her over who ate Wakko's designer donuts. As a fitness nut, she seems to have a psychotic break at the suggestion, cackling maniacally as she asks them if she'd really ruin her chances of reaching The Singularity by eating refined sugars. Her unhinged behavior is creepy enough that the Warners take it as clear proof of her innocence and quickly carve a hole in the window to make their escape.
  • Mean Boss: She has a bit of a stern tone, and she proclaims to have a "pulling back the corporate ladder" mentality after Dot says she wants to succeed her.
  • Not So Above It All: Her Laughing Mad section above shows that she can be just as zany as the inhabitants of the Animani-verse.
  • Repetitive Name: Her last name is just her first two names combined.

Minor Characters

    Mr. Director 
Voiced by: Paul Rugg
A crazy director who looks, sounds, and behaves like a young Jerry Lewis.

    Ms. Flamiel 
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille
A schoolteacher who sometimes tries to educate the Warners, only for them to frustrate her in the process.
  • Aside Glance: Once or twice.
  • Break the Haughty: Her certainty that she can shatter the Warners' wills and make them good little children turns out to be... a little optimistic.
  • Stern Teacher: Mr. Plotz hired her because she's a stern, abrasive disciplinarian whom he thinks will keep the Warners in line. Still, she's a fairly reasonable example, who genuinely wants to educate the Warners, doesn't deliberately make things hard for them, and would probably be less sour if her students didn't always torment her with their usual antics.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: She apparently keeps her marker for giving people F's in her blouse. Quoth Yakko; "Ooh, what else you got in there?"

    Baloney the Dinosaur 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
A sappy orange and light blue dinosaur who is an obvious pastiche of Barney and the star of his own Show Within a Show. One of the few things the Warners are afraid of.
  • Ambiguously Human: Since he's a parody of Barney the Dinosaur, a character portrayed by a man in a costume, and he's in a Show Within a Show, you would expect that Baloney is also played by a man in a costume. Baloney is frequently depicted with a few stitches and seams indicating that he's a costume, but there's really no indication of a human actor wearing the costume. Baloney is shown transforming from a stuffed animal into his default form, but there's no indication that this is just an in-universe special effect. Also, Baloney's face moves just like that of a living thing. The seams are the only indication that he's not just an anthropomorphic dinosaur, but he may actually be a living dinosaur costume.
  • Anvil on Head: The Warners keep dropping anvils on his head in the episode "Baloney and Kids," but it turns out even this won't stop him.
  • Berserk Button: As shown in his appearance on Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, he hates cheating.
  • Captain Ersatz: An obvious parody of Barney the Dinosaur.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: His "Imagine Song."
  • The Ditz: He's not too bright.
  • The Dreaded: The Warners dread him partially because of his unbearably saccharine nature, and partially because he's an Implacable Man to their pranks.
  • Dumb Dinos: A very dumb dino.
  • Expressive Mask: Although Baloney is slightly implied to be a costume (see Ambiguously Human above), his face moves as if he's fully alive.
  • Fat Idiot: He's as stupid as he is rotund. Very.
  • Friend to All Children: Played for Laughs. Baloney seems to get along great with the human children in his show, and so Baloney thinks the Warners love him just as much, even though they clearly hate him.
  • Implacable Man: To the Warners' terror, nothing can make him stop. Nothing! Not even falling anvils! Subverted at the end, when the third anvil dropped on his head seems to have finally done him in (he's clearly dazed and ready to pass out).
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He keeps coming back from all the abuse the Warners heap on him.
  • It's All About Me: Baloney's second most notable personality trait (the first is being dumb as a rock) is loving himself way too much. He loves to talk about himself ("It's me, Baloney!" "M is for me!") and constantly tries to force the Warners to be his friends.
  • Raptor Attack: In his appearance on Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, he goes full-on Jurassic Park-Velociraptor on Pinky and the Brain for helping Elmyra cheat.
  • Show Within a Show: He's the star of an in-universe show called Baloney and Kids, which is apparently just about him being friends with kids.
  • Simpleton Voice: He's a total moron, and has a deep, silly voice.
  • Take That!: He's obviously a jab at Barney the Dinosaur.
    Wakko: Are we being punished?
    Yakko & Dot: Yes.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: This is the Warners' In-Universe reaction to him. As a parody of Barney the Dinosaur and other kid's show hosts, Baloney is overly cheerful and sappy, constantly singing, using phrases like "yum yum doodle dum" and wanting to be friends with everyone.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: He terrifies the Warners!
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: Subversion of the usual portrayal.

    Francis "Pip" Pumphandle 
Voiced by: Ben Stein

  • Ink-Suit Actor: Pip Pumphandle is based directly off his voice actor Ben Stein.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Pip turns the usual Warner Brothers (and Sister) formula on its head, delivering the same exasperation they had dispensed to so many others.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: After he leaves, the Warners find themselves missing him and want to hear another one of his stories.
  • The Cat Came Back: The Warners find him impossible to get rid of...until he actually leaves and they decide they miss him.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: When the Warners encounter him at a Hollywood party, he starts relating a long, rambling, essentially pointless story about how he once encountered Bob Barker eating a bologna and cheese ball sandwich, and he doesn't leave the Warners alone until he finishes (even practicing Offscreen Teleportation a la 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 The Little Shop of Horrors, and a hairy form with enormous teeth. In one case, Mr. Director was her pet.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Often the case.
  • Shout-Out: Whenever a Xenomorph appears and Dot brings out her pet, it will mimic the tendency of the second mouth/head in the originals mouth. Yes, this includes the above-mentioned Mr. Director.

One Shot Characters

    Professor Otto von Schnitzelbuskrankengescheitmeier 
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
A fat, jolly German guy who taught the Warners the International Friendship Song.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's ordinarily a nice guy, but when the Warners spend the entire last segment of the Friendship Song stripping him of his clothes and humiliating him he finally snaps at the end and kicks the three of them out of his village.
  • Big Fun: He's overweight and tries to sing a song with the Warners about friendship.
  • Cameo: In Wakko's Wish.
  • Dub Name Change: In the German dub his name is Aloysius Bierpichlersemmelknödelmeier.
  • Overly Long Name: His surname is pretty long, which Wakko lampshades at one point.
  • Shameful Strip: The Warners subject him to this, tearing his clothes off bit by bit until he's in nothing but his boxers.

    Sodarn Hinsane 
Voiced by: Frank Welker

A Lawyer-Friendly Cameo of Saddam Hussein who appears as the antagonist of "Baghdad Cafe", a crossover episode starring Yakko, Wakko, and Slappy (the latter in place of Dot).


  • Asshole Victim: Apparently, he was to host the Warner Brothers (and Sister) while his country is being curb-stomped by an enemy army.
  • Dub Name Change: Inverted in the Venezuelan Spanish dub: He was "renamed" as "Saddam Hussein", albeit his last name is pronounced more or less the same way as it should be pronounced in Arabic, rather than Spanish or English.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He appears being sent to hell in "Hot, Bothered, and Bedeviled" before his first formal appearance.
  • The Napoleon: He's a world leader who is short in stature.
  • Punny Name: His name sounds like "so darn insane".

    Wally Llama 
Voiced by: Richard Libertini

    Mr. Gobble 
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot's pet turkey who runs and dances to the tune of Turkey In The Straw.

    Howie Tern 
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche

    The Survey Ladies 
Voiced by: Tress MacNellie (Tall Survey Lady) and Deanna Oliver (Short Survey Lady)

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


  • American Accents: They have a Midwestern twang to their voices—"WOULDJA LIKE TAH TAKE A SUR-VEY?"
  • Based on a True Story: A retrospective reveals that the annoying survey ladies were based on a real-life encounter that some of the writing staff had not far from the studio.
  • Beyond the Impossible: They are so obnoxious and persistent that even the Warner Siblings, who absolutely love bothering people, can't stand them.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Their survey begins with two normal, if disjointed, inquiries: "Do you eat beans?" and "Would you like to see a new movie starring George Wendt?" They then proceed to ask an endless array of questions combining the two ideas: "Do you eat beans with George Wendt?" "Would you like to see George Wendt eating beans in a movie?" "How many bean-eating movies have you seen with George Wendt?" "Do you eat beans at George Wendt-bean-eating movies?" The short ends with them showing no signs of slowing down.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Inverted. Most people who bother or irritate the Warners get a taste of their own wacky antics and medicine—but in this case, the Warners are so annoyed by the Survey Ladies that, after a bit of fun at their expense, they start running from them and screaming for them to stop.
  • The Cat Came Back: They're everywhere in the mall. Everywhere.
    Survey Lady #2: We're persistent!
  • Determinator: They'll stop at nothing to complete their survey, and chase down the Warners, and anyone who'll listen, until they do.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: They're ladies with a survey. Hence "Survey Ladies."
  • Fat and Skinny: One is a tall, auburn-haired thin woman, while the other is a short, fat blonde.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Played for Laughs—when the Warners first encounter the Survey Ladies, they seem pleasant, if annoying. But when the siblings refuse to finish, the Ladies get dangerous and start an endless pursuit that ends with Yakko, Wakko, and Dot—who once irritated Death himself into submission—surrendering and tearfully begging them to stop.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Though the Survey Ladies look like average middle-aged human women, they possess the powers of teleportation, changing size (as demonstrated when they appear in a music box and cash register) and form (as revealed when they hide in a bottle of cologne), and are annoying enough to bother the Warners themselves.
  • No Name Given: Never referred to by anything but "Survey Ladies."
  • Nothing Is Funnier: No explanation is ever given for why the ladies are trying to complete a survey, or, more importantly, why on Earth said survey contains questions about George Wendt movies, beans, and George Wendt eating beans in a movie.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: They can travel from location to location instantaneously, without any sign of how they do it.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Even the Warner Siblings, masters of irritation, find them incredibly annoying, and can't escape them no matter how far they run.

    Fermin Flaxseed 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

  • Alliterative Name: First and last name both begin with F.
  • Bald of Evil: Covered by a highly unconvincing hairpiece.
    Dot (shyly offering it back): You dropped your hair.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: He has a suit and even wears shoes.
  • Inexplicably Tailless: He appears to be some kind of weasel, but he has no tail.
  • Jerkass: His first scene depicts him laughing off a nun's request that he donate to her charity and literally kicking her out of his store.
  • Kick the Dog: He is within his rights to deny donating his candy to orphans and asking the Warners to leave his store if they're not going to buy anything. It's just he's such an asshole about it, laughing loudly in the Nun's face before kicking her out and being disgusted by the sight of the Warners before they've even entered his store, that warrants his Humiliation Conga.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He is rewarded for his jerkish behavior by having the Warners torment him and make a mess of his store, getting the crap beaten out of him by a bunch of football players, and turned into a chocolate bunny.
  • Villain Has a Point: Much of a jerk as he is he does have the legal right to deny the nun and the Warners their requests. He's also able to save his skin from the nuns when they're about to attack him by pointing out they aren't supposed to resort to violence, which they agree with. Until the nuns pray for the Notre Dame football team to take care of it for them, which they do.

    Dan Anchorman 
Voiced by: Phil Hartman

A conceited news anchorman for the fictitious Newstime Live programme who refused to pay Yakko, Wakko, and Dot for a sandwich he had ordered.


  • Jerkass: To ensure that the audience doesn't feel sorry for him suffering the Warners' retribution towards him denying them a tip, his first scene has him angrily fire his makeup assistant for being a smidgen late and yelling at the rest of the news studio that they are useless.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Yes, he is incredibly conceited and abrasive, but if a delivery person ate the sandwich you ordered right in front of you and then demanded a tip, wouldn't you be pissed too? The Warners were lucky he didn't call the shop to complain!
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of Sam Donaldson. Originally named Slam Fondlesome until they were forced to change his name to something less risque-sounding. The new parody name sounds more like Dan Rather.

    Ivan Bloski 
Voiced by: George Dzundza

A Jerkass accountant who finds himself sharing an airplane with the Warners and becomes their "Special Friend." He is a parody of the notorious stock trader Ivan Boesky, who was convicted in a 1987 insider trading scandal.


  • Jerkass: He's a loud-mouthed asshole, and his entire short goes to great lengths to show this. Immediately after threatening to buy the airline just so he can fire the lady who accidentally got him bumped down to coach from first class, he literally throws a man with a broken leg out of his way, ordering him to "quit faking it and get a job," and then forces his way onto the plane, orders the stewardess to throw everyone in coach off the plane just so he can have privacy, and screams in the stewardess' face to get him 14 bags of peanuts. Needless to say, when Yakko, Wakko, and Dot appear and name him their "Special Friend," he deserves every minute of torture they give him. They even end up bringing him back to the water tower in The Stinger so they can continue tormenting him.

    Duanne Sewer 
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille

A rival newsreader of the fictitious Newstime Live program and anchorwoman in Washington, D.C. who appears in the episode "Broadcast Nuisance".


    Wolf Spritzer 
Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

A newsreporter for the fictitious Newstime Live program who appears in "Broadcast Nuisance".


    Death 
Voiced by: Jess Harnell

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


  • Chess with Death: Well technically checkers with death, this was made at the request of Yakko and Dot.
  • Exact Words: He tricks Yakko and Dot into betting their lives away.
  • Fate Worse than Death: (With apologies for the pun.) The Warners demand to spend the rest of eternity with him, adopt him as their father figure, and call him 'Daddoo.' He gets so fed up with it that he declares them all to be alive and informs them that it will be a long time before he lets them back in his domain again.
  • Norse by Norsewest: He speaks with a Swedish accent and "lives" in Sweden. The holes where his eyeballs would be are also blue.
  • Shout-Out: His design and accent are a clear reference to the classic Swedish film The Seventh Seal.

    Satan 
Voiced by: Ron Perlman

  • Butt-Monkey: Probably the only reason Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled was green-lighted. Even for a Yakko/Wakko/Dot villain he comes off as a complete chump.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: The sole reason why he is the Butt-Monkey.
  • Get Out!: Eventually gives up on the idea of subjecting the Warners to an eternity in the lake of fire, in favor of never having to see them again.
  • Satan: The rather campy, traditional Big Red Guy with a Fork.
    Yakko: Does George Hamilton know your tan is better than his?

    Calhoun Q. Capybara and Lew-Lew the Ring-Tailed Lemur 
Calhoun Capybara voiced by: Jim Cummings
Lew-Lew voiced by: Jess Harnell

    The Tiger Prince 

  • Misplaced Wildlife: He and his parents are tigers that live in Africa.
  • Take That!: His segment serves solely as a rather mean-spirited dig towards The Lion King (1994), since Yakko appears in the role of Rafiki and drops the cub after raising him to the sky, faux-innocently remarking that he thought cats always landed on their feet.

Minor and one-shot characters in the reboot

    Odysseus 
Voiced by: Diedrich Bader
The King of Ithica. He angers the Warners, who are Greek gods, and must face their wrath.
  • Jerkass: His introduction involves him getting the Warners wet twice with his boat, prompting them to smite him.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: He ends up enjoying the Warners' first two attempts to punisher him. Subverted on the third attempt where they get him to crack and apologize.

    Nils Niedhart 
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
A large buff Olympic medalist.

    Dwayne La Pistol 
Voiced by: Danny Jacobs
A rabbit enthusiast.
  • Animal Motifs: Rabbits. He has two big front teeth and two strands of hair that stick up separate from the rest of his body like a rabbit's ears.

    Dr. Walter Grubb 
Voiced by: Danny Jacobs
A hunter who dedicates his life to hunting the Animaniacs cast. However, he is also somebody else entirely, which the details about who he really is can be found in Other Supporting Characters.

    Jay-Pac 
Voiced by: Zeno Robinson
A rapper who gets challenged by Yakko.
  • Defeat Means Respect: After being beaten by Yakko, he holds no grudge and even congratulates the Warner.
  • Battle Rapping: Engages in one with Yakko. Yakko comes out victorious.

    Nickelwise 
Voiced by: Peter Stormare
Literally just Pennywise from It.
  • Expy: of Pennywise, as stated above.
  • Monster Clown: Comes with the territory of being a Pennywise expy. Ironically, this doesn't make Wakko scared of him anymore than most other clowns... or scared of him at all.
  • Near-Villain Victory: If Wakko and Dot didn't show up when they did, he would've sucked Yakko dry of his soul.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: He sucks up a person's soul once he gets them frightened. He loses the souls he has collected when the Warners frighten him with their zaniness.
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