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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: In the "I'm Mad" song. Were the Warners genuinely ticked off? Or was this a mind game set up from the beginning just to drive Doctor Scratch'n'Sniff insane? (You know, like they love doing every other episode?)
  • Americans Hate Tingle: When the show aired in Japan on TV Tokyo in 1996, only 13 episodes aired (the first 12 and episode 49). While Tiny Toon Adventures was incredibly successful in Japan, this show, for whatever reason, never caught on. It has been rerun on the Japanese Cartoon Network, but only the same 13 episodes have ever aired. It may be because of the American pop culture references flying over Japanese viewers' heads.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Mindy is either adored for being cute and naive and loving Buttons, or hated for being the one who causes him such grief.
    • Minerva Mink is fairly divisive due to the large amount of fanservice in her two released shorts.
    • While people do love Rita's singing, some find her singing too much on her shorts.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice:
    • There are numerous videos and lists compiling the innuendos and hidden sex jokes. Those weren't the only bits of Getting Crap Past the Radar on the show, but they're the most remembered.
    • Minerva Mink is remembered so well - despite having only two cartoons (aside from guest cameos in other shorts) - precisely for this reason.
    • And of course Hello Nurse is one of the most memorable aspects of the cartoon - to the point that she named her own trope.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Every instant of Slappy's You Remind Me of X statements comes out of nowhere and is never mentioned again.
  • Broken Base:
    • The Mindy and Buttons segments due to their Strictly Formula nature and treatment of Buttons. There are a few fans who like them, though.
    • To a lesser extent, the Rita and Runt segments due to the Mood Whiplash they tend to cause.
    • To an even lesser extent, the Slappy Squirrel short "I Got Yer Can", due to the writers making Slappy a Designated Hero, and all Candie Chipmunk did was ask Slappy to pick up her soda can and dispose of it in her own trash can.
    • The news of the reboot has split between those who are looking forward to it, and those who worry that it will be yet another reboot that disrespects the original show. The latter group would rather that the franchise keep resting and not be revived, at least not right away.
    • Some of the lesser segments are quite divisive, such as The Goodfeathers, Hip Hippos, Katie Ka-Boom, Chicken Boo, etc. Likewise with some of the one-off sketches featuring none of the usual cast (one notable example being "The Flame", a mostly serious cartoon from the POV of a candle flame who watches Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence).
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  • Crazy Awesome: The Warners are made of this, Wakko in particular. Slappy as well.
  • Critical Research Failure: "Yakko's World" isn't exactly a great way to learn geography. Aside from being outdated and countries changing names, it also refers to regions of countries and territories as nations, like Tibet, Guam, Puerto Rico, etc, mislabels countries, and egregiously refers to Asia, San Juan and Algiers as countries (the first is a contenent, the latter two being cities). This video sums up all the errors.
  • Designated Hero:
    • While the Warners themselves are usually depicted as Karmic Tricksters who only torment and mess with people who deserve it, they occasionally cause problems unprovoked as well as annoy and inflict harm on people who haven't wronged them.
      • "Toy Shop Terror" has them wreak havoc inside a toy store during closing hours and the grumpy owner had every right to try and kick them out.
      • They remorselessly cause Otto Von Scratchansniff to get severely injured in "Fake" and "Anchors A-Warners".
      • "Back in Style" consists of the Warners being loaned out to guest star in parodies of other cartoons, where the three do nothing but insult, humiliate, and injure the cartoons' main characters unprovoked. The worst offender, however, would be in the Underdog spoof, where they prevent Thunderdog from rescuing the stand-in for Sweet Polly Purebred and cause him to suffer an injury that leaves his lower body deformed for life.
      • And in "Acquaintances" they just behave in rather mean-spirited ways towards the Friends Expies, in a way that is completely unprovoked.
  • Designated Villain:
    • The Wally Llama, who simply wanted a break from answering so many stupid questions. Granted, he could've explained more clearly and been more polite to the Warners that he just wanted to rest. But the audience were meant to root for the Warners who torment him to insanity.
    • Ms. Butley in "Bully for Skippy". Sure, she was naive for not speaking to Duke but she did have a point about violence being inappropriate and she didn't deserve to be put in the violence-inator or whatever it's called.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Plenty of fans will tout Minerva Mink as their ideal woman. While she's not pure evil, the fans are ignoring that she's vain, shallow, materialistic and happy to use her sex appeal to get what she wants - purely because she's just that sexy. The comics do at least give her more Pet the Dog moments.
  • Ear Worm: Almost all the music sticks with you - the theme song, the 'Monkey Song', 'Yakko's World', Wakko's 'America Song', the 'Schnitzelbank', Wakko's 'Two-Note Song', the clown's bizarre whippoorwill song, 'Macadamia Nut', and of course 'The Big Wrap Party Tonight'.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Naturally Pinky and the Brain, the biggest darkhorses in the show, who actually achieved Breakout Character status...
    "Gee, Brain! What are we going to do tonight?"
    "The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to Take Over the World!"
    • Minerva Mink, most likely due to the fact that only two cartoons starring her were made. Her Ms. Fanservice status make her one of the most iconic characters in the Furry Fandom and beyond.
    • Slappy Squirrel has a lot of fans due to being an entertaining Deadpan Snarker and easily outwitting her foes at all times.
    • Rita and Runt's segments get a lot of praise because of Rita's wonderful musical numbers and her and Runt being very dear friends regardless of what they go through.
    • Wilford Wolf's handsome form is pretty popular, to the point where the majority of fanart shipping him with Minerva depicts him in handsome form.
  • Even Better Sequel: Animaniacs was the successor to Tiny Toon Adventures and has been considered one of the crown jewels of Warner Bros. Animation.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • The episode "Magic Time" had famous magicians Schnitzel and Floyd being abusive to their pet lion and elephant, and later are mauled by said animals in revenge thanks to the Warners. The two magicians are even dropped off in a jungle, where it's quite obvious they get more of the same. As of October 3, 2003, that might not be so funny anymore (but, like The Simpsons example, having either Siegfried and/or Roy get attacked by the animals they use for their magic acts was pretty much going to happen some day. People just didn't expect it to be so soon).
      • For bonus harshness, the real Siegfried and Roy actually defended the tiger in question and opposed all recommendations for euthanasia, citing that the tiger was acting on protective instincts towards Roy that don't work as well on humans as they do tiger cubs.
    • Dot's crush on Mel Gibson has definitely proven to be such of late, given his recent (and sexist) transgressions. Showrunner and creator Tom Ruegger has actually acknowledged this in an old post on his blog.
    • Dot: "What's Christie Brinkley got that I ain't got?" Yakko & Wakko: "Billy Joel." Not true after 1994.
    • "A Quake, A Quake" is pretty funny, but the end line (which references the then-recent Lebanese Civil War) takes on a new Oh, Crap! meaning after 2006:
    "We want to find some peace and quiet, so we're moving to Beirut"
    • The episode "Plane Pals" has an in-flight safety film that pokes fun at various potential in-flight disasters. A few years after the episode aired, one such scenario came true:
    "Welcome to Air Pacific, the Jolly Airline. Our deluxe 757 is equipped with a number of safety features to use in case of an emergency, such as our fuel tanks explode, and we crash like a fiery ball into the sea."
    • "Potty Emergency" has a scene where Wakko tries to use the women's restroom at a movie theater due to the men's room being out of order and gets kicked out. The controversy over transgender people and gender-specific bathrooms in the mid-2010s makes this moment cringe-worthy.
  • Genius Bonus: Much like the early Simpsons episodes, the jokes on Animaniacs can only be understood if you knew anything about pop culture. In Animaniacs' case, the jokes aren't as obvious as what The Simpsons puts out, and doesn't always go for what's popular now.
    • Les Misérables and Sweeney Todd aren't musicals that kids would (or should) watch, but Animaniacs somehow managed to put them both together in Les Miseranimals and then also use Runt and Rita (because they're not sad enough).
    • Unless you happen to be an animation buff, most of the jokes in "Back In Style" are going to be lost on you. In the first scene alone, there are references to Tex Avery directing Kool-Aid commercials in his later years, Friz Freleng being the inspiration for Yosemite Sam, and an accusation that Freleng borrowed heavily from Bugs Bunny in his design for The Pink Panther.
    • The short "Yes, Always" seems pretty random and strange unless you're aware of the Orson Welles Findus commercial taping that it brilliantly spoofs (and that Maurice LaMarche's "Brain" voice is a spot-on impersonation of a younger Welles). There's a also a nested bonus when the director bemoans getting kicked out of the booth by Brain even after she "Taft-Hartleyed" him on his first job (as in, she got him work on that gig without him having to join the union first).
    • The Suspiciously Similar version of "With a Little Help from My Friends" that the No Celebrities Were Harmed version of Joe Cocker sings in "Woodstock Slappy" has the words "Would you throw a tomato at me?" instead of "Would you stand up and walk out on me?" in the second line. In fact, as Ringo Starr has mentioned many times, "Would you throw a tomato at me?" was the original line that Lennon and McCartney wrote, but Ringo didn't like it and changed it when The Beatles recorded the song.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The show is popular in Africa, to the point where some airlines in the country offer the show as an in-flight viewing option, something that's rare for any show that isn't modern.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Seeing Slappy destroy the home of expies of Siskel & Ebert in an attempt to kill them in the short "Critical Condition" can become uncomfortable nowadays now that they're both dead for real.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In "Meatballs or Consequences" the Warners, a couple of children, torture the Grim Reaper. A decade later, a cartoon came out with a similar premise about the Grim Reaper being tormented by some children.
    • In "Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled", Ron Perlman voiced the Devil. Years later, he'd be Hellboy.
    • "Hot, Bothered, and Bedeviled" began with a Saddam Hussein-esque dictator of Iraq getting dropped through a trap door into Hell. The Real Life version of this near the very end of 2006 would add a noose, but the principle's the same. Plus, 6 years later South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut would depict Saddam in a tumultuous romantic relationship with Satan himself.
    • In "Critical Condition" the Siskel & Ebert parodies are tormented by Slappy for giving her a really bad review, finally being put inside an dinosaur movie and squashed. Cut to 1998, when Godzilla by Roland Emmerich comes out, and he just mocks them a little in-movie through Expies. Siskel even asked why he "didn't have the monster eat or squash them" after he went though the trouble of putting them in a monster movie.
    • As an airline stewardess, Dot asks passengers if they want "Coffee, Tea, or Monster." These days, the joke goes from being a non sequitur to a pun, as there really is a drink out there called "Monster" (it's a brand of energy drink).
    • In "One Flew Over The Cuckoo Clock", Slappy, driven crazy after too many talk shows, mentions that it's "Time for Montel and Phil on the Oprah Channel". Several years later, there really is an Oprah Channel! And Dr. Phil really does air on the network as well! (Though the Phil she was referring to was Phil Donahue, not Phil MacGraw)
    • In a Star Trek: The Original Series spoof, Spork attempts a Vorkan Mind meld on Wakko, ending in Spork clutching his head, disoriented. He walks away, runs into Uhura and hits on her, saying "Helloo, Nurse!" Looks like J.J. Abrams was watching the show.
    • The Power Rangers parody episode "Super Strong Warner Siblings" had the siblings colors as red, blue, and yellow. Later, Super Sentai released their own Self-Parody Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger with the same colors.
    • In-joke for German SpongeBob SquarePants fans: In "The Party", Thaddeus Plotz (whose name in the dub is spelled with an a and umlaut, so it's really Thaddäus Plotz) is reading the invitation from the Warners, who suddenly pop up behind him without warning, and Plotz tells him not to do that. Yakko tells him to blame the writers, and we see Paul Rugg (voiced by Eberhard Prüter), laughing at the idea of the Warners being right behind him. In short, Thaddäus Plotz got screwed around by Thaddäus Tentakel.
    • The reference that the Warners make to The Mask while hiding from their fans in "A Hard Day's Warners" gets even funnier when you remember that Yakko voices the title character in the animated series.
    • In Hooray for North Hollywood 1, Mr. Plotz kicks George Lucas out for trying to get "another sequel to Star Wars". Considering what happened next with the prequel and sequel trilogies, it can get a nice chuckle in a different way now.
    • In the Goodfeathers segments, Maurice LaMarche plays a Mumbling Brando mafia boss, the Godpigeon. Two decades later, in Zootopia, he plays another iconic Godfather expy, Mr. Big the shrew.
    • "The Presidents Song" ended with then-current President Bill Clinton, but joked that his wife Hillary was the real power behind the throne by listing him as "the Clintons, Bill and Hillary" or "Clinton, first name Hillary". In The New '10s, Hillary had a few (unsuccessful) runs for the Presidency herself (possibly Harsher in Hindsight depending on your opinion of the people she lost to).
    • In "10 Short Films About Wakko Warner", one of the short films features Wakko visiting the "Nanaland Retirement Home".
    • Jess Harnell voicing Chandler in the Friends parody. Wakko's Japanese voice actor, Yu Mizushima, voiced Chandler.
    • Another Friends one. Dot has a Running Gag where her name is really Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca the Third. Season 10 of Friends would have Phoebe legally change her name to Princess Consuela Banana Hammock. But her friends can call her Valerie.
    • In "Nothing But the Tooth", the Warners toss Rasputin the Mad Monk into a dentist's chair and announce that they need to give him some "Anastasia." A girl in a tiara and a poofy dress then hits Rasputin on the head with a hammer. Dot turns to the camera and deadpans, "Obscure joke. Talk to your parents." Don Bluth would bring the good duchess back into popular consciousness just a few years later.
    • In "Jokahontas", there's a song called "Just The Same Old Heroine" which makes fun of how Disney movies using female heroines or princesses make the company a lot of money. Four years after the episode aired, Disney Consumer Products would make a merchandising program starring the three characters Dot becomes over the course of the song (Belle, Ariel and Jasmine), the titular character of Pocahontas (which they were spoofing) and Disney's other popular female heroines, Disney Princess, which was based on the popularity of princess movies among young girls.
    • Speaking of Disney, one of the responses to Yakko's "It's that time again" during the Wheel of Morality was "to make fun of the Disney Channel?" This originally happened in 1993; at the time, it was meant to just be a light-hearted jab at Disney as Warner Bros usually did, with them being rival companies and all. Doubly so, because this was in the pre-Network Decay era when the Disney Channel still lived up to its name. It was still a premium subscription service, and they still focused on actual Disney programming such as classic shorts. In the modern day, with the channel now having undergone severe Network Decay and many of its shows hitting the Girl-Show Ghetto that have nothing at all to do with classic Disney animation, the light-hearted jab now feels like sincere satire that's even more appropriate than it was before.
    • One of the Chicken Boo stories is a parody of The Karate Kid (1984) but has a title ("Kung Boo") that alludes to Kung Fu. Later on, the Karate Kid franchise had a reboot that retains the original title in spite of using Kung Fu instead of Karate.
      • Speaking of Chicken Boo, a video game with a very similar premise to the shorts (a non-anthropomorphic animal tries to masquerade as a human using a Paper-Thin Disguise, with only one person recognizing that they aren't human) was released in 2010—only starring an octopus.
    • In "Garage Sale of the Century", the man that Wakko turns upside-down with the garage door opener looks very much like Johnny Bravo.
  • Ho Yay:
    • While the Warner brothers are mostly attracted to women, they have 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."
    • Pinky and Brain have their Ho Yay moments as well, especially during the spin-off.
    • For the Goodfeather segments, Squit kissed Pesto on two occasions, and once admitted that Pretty Boy Robin is kind of cute.
    • The Angry Guard Dog from "Up A Tree" is just a little too eager to sniff Runt. The way Runt reacts to the guard dog's sniffing obsession is similar to how a straight male would respond to being flirted with by a gay male.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • The Warner siblings are tricksters and occasional cause serious damage to people who don't deserve it, but the introduction reveals they were locked in the water tower for almost sixty years. No wonder they escaped.
    • Slappy Squirrel becomes this in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo Clock". She may be one of the most vicious anti-heroes on the show but seeing her go through a dementia phase and having Skippy taken away from her is nothing but heart-wrenching.
    • Baynarts "Charlton" Woodchuck. He's kind of full of himself and keeps a list of his enemies, but he gets put through a lot of physical abuse in his rare appearances. Plus, his name is Baynarts. More than likely, he got bullied in school when growing up.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Wakko's America": "Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Columbus is the capital of Ohio!..." Jess Harnell can still sing the whole song from memory. Also an awesome Ear Worm.
    • "Yakko's World" is also legendary — so legendary that Rob Paulsen still remembers it (even though it's a bit outdated, as a lot of African countries have changed their names due to civil war and unrest and there is no Yugoslavia anymore). In late 2017, it was a trend to edit the song whenever Yakko says a certain thing, or to edit it to Yakko only saying certain countries. Wakko's America also got similar treatment.
    • Brain's "Brainstem" (sections of the brain) got a good run as well. Basically any song where anyone lists everything that makes up anything.
    • "...G'night everybody!"
    • "A clown is my friend. A clown is not a big spider. A clown will not bite me and throw me in the basement."
    • "When the whippoorwill / Whippoors in the wind / The wind can whippoor back / Oh nice and chubby baby!"
    • "Hellooooo Nurse!"
    "Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?"
    "I think so, Brain, but (insert completely random and off-topic question here)"
    "Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
    "The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!"
    • "Would you like to take a survey?"
    • The whole "Potty Emergency" episode.
    • "Good idea: (insert something you like or something normal here). Bad idea: (insert something you don’t like or something over the top that’s related to the good idea here)."
  • Moe: Although Dot was advertised as the cutest character on the show, there's a few that fit this bill better:
    • Wakko, with his derpy face and his tongue sticking out most of the time.
    • Skippy Squirrel who's basically an adorable squirrel with Puppy-Dog Eyes.
    • Pinky, who's as goofy as he is adorable and charming.
    • If you don't mind Mindy, she qualifies for being a cute, innocent Cheerful Child.
    • The alien babies from "Clown and Out". Imagine The Greys as babies, but in adorable cartoon style and wearing baby accessories such as diapers and hair bows.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Walter Wolf faking his own death in order to turn everyone against Slappy Squirrel, including her own nephew.
    • King Salazar the Pushy crossed it when he tried to kill the Warner Bros. (and sis) by blasting them with a cannon. This led everyone on his side to turn against him when they believed that Dot was caught in the blast and killed.
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • Rita's gorgeous singing, all courtesy of Bernadette Peters.
    • The fly's Spike Lee inspired "please baby" in "Meet Minerva".
    • Whenever Dot goes "and the Warner Sister" in her sweet, adorable voice.
    • The Warners' harmonies with each other in their songs; the last verse of "Noel" is a particular standout.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: Konami's video game adaptations are considered to be pretty well done.
    • The Funnybone Interactive Animaniacs Game Pack was pretty well done too.
  • Older Than They Think: "The Sound of Warners" has a parody of Maria von Trapp and her status as a Magical Nanny. None other than Julie Andrews herself parodied Maria in a sketch on The Carol Burnett Show - before she had even starred in the film version.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • You'd be surprised to find that Minerva Mink only has two cartoons from her popularity.
    • The Godpigeon only shows up in choice Goodfeathers episodes, and generally only stays around for about a scene every time he appears. Still, he's pretty memorable.
  • Periphery Demographic: What happens when a majority of the best jokes appeal to the older crowd. Even the educational segments have fallen under this—some of them are even popular mnemonics among college students (most of whom were young enough to have seen them when they first aired).
  • Popular with Furries: Though Minerva Mink appears in only two cartoon shorts, she's nonetheless an object of affection among furry enthusiasts. That Minerva appears in a Sexy Silhouette scene in each one tends to be her key attractant.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Skippy Squirrel was seriously annoying in his first two appearances before settling in as his aunt Slappy's sidekick.
  • Seasonal Rot: Under Kids' WB!, the series began to rely a lot more on pop-cultural references (including Whole Plot References) and Breaking the Fourth Wall gags, blatantly recycle material, and repeat Running Gags to well beyond the point of losing their effect. It doesn't help that WB refused to produce new episodes in favor of unreleased material, and were fighting the producers tooth and nail over the fact that the show was attracting more adults than children.
  • Squick:
    • One of the "bad ideas" in "Good Idea, Bad Idea" is ordering a chili dog that makes you go. Another is finding Easter eggs on Christmas morning and it's illustrated with an Easter egg that has expired because it's been there since Easter and being so bad-smelling that Mr. Skull Head passes out.
    • The "Bran-i-maniacs" cereal is presented as another food that "makes you go" and the Warners claim that it "attacks your digestive tract" despite nutritionally lacking.
    • In "Be Careful What You Eat", the last lyric is "so we stuff 'em in our bodies 'til they make our insides rot."
  • Stock Footage Failure: Towards the end of the "Yakko's Universe" musical number, they recycle animation from the planets song, which is pretty noticeable considering Yakko pilots a saucer-like ship for the majority of the song where the stock footage has him piloting a rocket that looks nothing like the saucer.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song:
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Former Looney Tunes leading star, Buddy, gets an entire episode (The Warners 65th Anniversary Special) that makes fun of him for being such a boring character.
  • Too Good to Last: While the show itself lasted 99 episodes (which is longer than the average modern cartoon TV series for kids), two of its shorts (Minerva Mink and Rita & Runt) got retired. Minerva was too overtly sexual, and the voice actress playing Rita, Bernadette Peters, was getting too expensive to hire. Though both came back for the show's finale.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Some of the Warners' victims qualify to certain, a good example is the Wally Llama mentioned below who simply wanted a break from answering stupid and pointless questions.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Mindy is a girl, but if her name is misheard or not heard at all, then her hairstyle and her outfit make it quite easy to assume that she is a boy. She's voiced by Nancy Cartwright, who is famous for voicing a little boy to muddy the issue further.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: One of the common criticisms of the Kids' WB episodes is it started relying much more heavily on 90's pop culture references and parodies, such as Speed, Fargo, Friends, and the "Macarena". The episode parodying American Gladiators was particularly bad about this. The Beauty and the Beast parody was another noteworthy example.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?:
    • This, The Ren & Stimpy Show, and Rocko's Modern Life can be used as proof positive that American cartoon writers were not afraid of appealing to adults and kids back in the 1990s.
    • This effect was unintentionally created by some overly literal Russian translations of the show's title. While the official translation was safe, some promotional materials and TV program listings left the "maniacs" part untranslated. In Russian common usage the word "maniac" is used almost exclusively as a synonym for "Serial Killer".
  • The Woobie:
    • Buttons, due to his efforts of ensuring Mindy's safety always ending with Mindy's parents scolding him and denying him any treats just because he accidentally violates an order they gave him in the process (and that's the whole point).
    • Also Chicken Boo himself near the end in just every Chicken Boo cartoon, after his disguise is off and everyone who's praised him starts turning against him.
    • Rita also counts as a woobie, as most of her misfortunes show examples of unfairness and inequality. Runt counts too for the same reason, but generally shrugs things off a lot easier.
    • The clown in "Clown and Out". Most victims that find themselves at the receiving end of the Warners' tricks amply deserve it, but he just wanted to cheer Wakko up, not knowing that Wakko had coulrophobia and that Mr. Plotz forced him to perform at the party, not caring that Wakko was hurting him. On the upside, the clown ended up in Mars, where a bunch of Martian kids actually like him.
    • Surprisingly, Ralph becomes one in certain episodes, such as "A Hard Day's Warner", in which he is repeatedly trampled by overenthusiastic Animaniacs fans while trying to stop their stampede, and "A Christmas Plotz", when he gets fired from his job on Christmas Eve.
      • Since the latter is a Whole Plotz reference to A Christmas Carol, Thaddeus Plotz himself can arguably fall into Jerkass Woobie territory here. He doesn't see his own grave like Scrooge does, but he does have to see himself demoted to security guard, run ragged by the Warners, and then fired just like he fired Ralph earlier.
    • The title character in "Wally Llama", an apparently all-knowing creature, has spent countless hours answering increasingly stupid questions, and eventually decides he's done for the day and sits down to take a well-deserved break. Cue the Warners showing up and relentlessly heckling him to answer a supposedly "extremely important" question. His attempts to make them leave are admittedly somewhat rude and nasty, but the lengths they go to in order to get him to answer what ultimately turns out to be a petty and stupid questionnote  were really bad for their standards. They finally trick him into listening to their question by using reverse psychology, and when it turns out he doesn't know the answer, he goes completely insane and runs off laughing insanely while the Warners simply shrug it off as the cartoon ends.
    • Katie Kaboom's family. They have to live with a hormonal teenager, who in turn transforms into a hulking monster on a daily basis and destroys the entire house, while they fear for their lives. They constantly try to calm her down, but she just gets angrier and angrier, and in turn more and more destructive. You can't help but feel sorry for them.
    • Arguably, Brain, despite being a height-and-ego challenged evil genius of a mouse bent on world domination, comes so close each and every short to his goals of world domination with brilliantly inspirational plots due to the utter incompetence of Pinky, whose idiocy causes everything to unravel at the last moment and leaves Brain a blubbering mess.
      • Pinky himself also qualifies at times but its much more notable in the spin off series like when he broke down in tears during the Pinky And The Brain Christmas special episode.
    • Skippy Squirrel can be this, especially in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo Clock", where he has to take care of his mentally unstable aunt and slowly spirals into a depression.
      • Skippy is also a Woobie in "Bully for Skippy" (where he gets bullied both physically and verbally and Ms. Butley's advice not working, and in "Bumbi's Mom" where he's so sad over Bumbi's mother dying that he breaks down in tears when he tries to say, "she's dead". Thankfully, Slappy puts it right. Speaking of Ms Butley, she could qualify. She was a bit naive (why didn't she talk to Duke?), but all she wanted was for Skippy and Duke to get along and was a pacifist, but she got pummeled and possibly mind-warped along with that guy.


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