Animaniacs (1993–1998)
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Deduces Wild/Rest in Piece/U.N. Me 

To complete a scavenger hunt, the Warners arrive at detective Sherlock Holmes' flat in "Deduces Wild". Next, in "Rest in Pieces", Walter Wolf fakes his own death to trap Slappy at a ... See full summary »

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Liz Holzman, Audu Paden
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Rob Paulsen ... Yakko Warner / Dr. Otto Scratchensniff / Prof. Mariachi (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner / Walter Wolf (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner / Mary Hartless (voice)
Sherri Stoner Sherri Stoner ... Slappy Squirrel (voice)
Nate Ruegger Nate Ruegger ... Skippy Squirrel (voice) (as Nathan Ruegger)
Frank Welker ... Thaddeus Plotz / Babe Ruth (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Sherlock Holmes / Dr. Watson (voice) (as Jeff Glen Bennett)
Jack Burns ... Sid the Squid (voice)
Avery Schreiber ... Beanie the Bison (voice)
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To complete a scavenger hunt, the Warners arrive at detective Sherlock Holmes' flat in "Deduces Wild". Next, in "Rest in Pieces", Walter Wolf fakes his own death to trap Slappy at a booby-trapped "funeral," but his plan backfires as Slappy delivers the eulogy--and the last laugh. Later, in another musical finale, the Warners warble "U. N. Me", a ditty about the United Nations. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(1993 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References What's My Line? (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule Britannia
(uncredited)
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
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Wild deduction
19 August 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation to bits. It was a big part of my life as a child, especially Disney, Looney Tunes, Hanna Barbera and Tom and Jerry (with tastes broadening further getting older with Pixar, Studio Ghibli and some of the more mature animations out there), and still love it to this day as a young adult whether it's film, television or cartoons. Actually appreciate it even more now, with more knowledge of the different animation styles, directors, studios and what work went into them.

'Animaniacs' has always been one of my favourites. From an early age, it always stood out as one of the most colourful, unique, funniest and cleverest shows, animated and otherwise, ever made. It is not to be dismissed as a show just for children. There is plenty for children to enjoy, any child who loves great animation, humour to laugh at and unique characters will be in heaven. There is more than plenty for adults too, especially the hugely clever in-jokes/poking fun that is likely to be better understood by older viewers with more familiarity for what is being referenced and poked fun at.

While not one of my favourite episodes, it is still pretty great, with the only issue actually being again some occasional corniness in the writing, "U.N. Me" is not quite one of my favourite musical ditties on 'Animaniacs'.

Generally however, the animation is well done, with vibrant colouring, crisp beautiful backgrounds and convincing movements for the characters. The music is not only catchy it is actually memorable as well, with an instantly hummable main theme.

The scripts and humour are witty and hilarious with clever references and inside jokes. "Deduces Wild" is an example of the latter, but "Rest in Piece" is my favourite. As are the situations no matter how silly they are the characters get into. This all springs from a great concept, some shows have a great concept but don't live up to it.

'Animaniacs' was always one of the finest examples of execution of a great concept doing that and superbly, with the story lines here being funny, touching and endearing. The characters are immensely likable with unique personalities, love Slappy and Walter is a fine adversary.

Voice acting is terrific, Sherri Stoner, Jess Harnell (as Walter) and Rob Paulsen in particular.

In conclusion, great. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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