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“Animaniacs” Made Entertaining With Addition Of Burlesque

Attractive scantily-clad women who like Animaniacs sounds like every ’90s TV animation fanboy’s wet dream, but New York City residents no longer have to fantasize about Wakko, Yakko and Dot as buxom babes. This month, the experimental burlesque troupe Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque, whose previous shows including the Disney-themed “Bibbity Bobbity Boobs” and the PBS-themed “Public Bracasting System,” will perform “Good Idea/Bad Idea: : A Fully-Scripted Burlesque Tribute to Animaniacs. Billed as “self-indulgent ’90s nostalgia”, here’s the program description:

Starring Jo Boobs Weldon, with Angelique A’LaMode (Yakko), Gemma Stone (Wakko/The Brain), Kinky Demure (Dot), Lucida Sans (Pinky/Runt), Avian Rush (Hello Nurse), Spartacus Rising (Chicken Boo), Debra Delorean (Randy Beaman Kid), Miss Cherry Delight (Mime Time), Charlotte Pines (Rita), Billie Shakes (Slappy the Squirrel), Joseph Raik (Deuce Velvet III), Fancy Feast (Monica Lewinsky), and Phil Wisocki (Live Foley). In this original burlesque musical, the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister, Dot, fell upon hard times as The Gay Nineties led way to the devastation of the Y2K. The target audience for the WB afternoon line-up put away their pogs and finished studying for their bar mitzvahs and turned their JNCO-clad backsides on their once-beloved Animaniacs. When Dr. Scratch’n’Sniff was finally arrested for sniffing too much scratch, Wakko, Yakko, and Dot lost their sole protectors on the Warner Studio Lot. After years being locked into their water tower, the Warners were finally locked out. After more than a decade in exile, the Warners’ fortunes sunk so low that they turned to hosting cheap burlesque at a seedy club on the Upper West Side, where they now share the stage with neo-burlesque luminaries like Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque and Jo Boobs Weldon, headmistress of the New York School of Burleque and head mistress of half the world’s leaders.

There will be three performances at the Triad Theatre (158 W. 72nd Street, NY, NY): Sat, August 11 @ 10pm; Sun, August 19 @ 9pm; and Sat, August 25 @ 10pm. Tickets are $15 in advance via Brown Paper Tickets, or $20 at the door.

Here’s a brief taste of what you can expect to see:

  • That’s just what I thought when watching Animaniacs… “Needs tits.”

    • Mike Russo

      Considering the show included characters like Hello Nurse and Minerva Mink, I think Animaniacs had more than enough tits for a show that wasn’t specifically meant for adults.

    • Inkan1969

      Believe me, you weren’t the only one…

  • Dario

    I watched the video. I just want to have that audience with me all the time hanging around with me, laughing at the silly things I may say or do. Unbelievable….

  • Helloooooooo, NURSES!!!

  • Norco

    That performer was smarter than the average stripper. This troupe must do “My Mother, the Car” next.

  • Mr-Famicom

    I have seen showcases of Mario Burlesque shows (I do not go to them by the way, or anything in the like), but not this.

    Guys, TMS themselves already did something like this (but with more plot), it’s called Mankatsu (link about the show hear: ) and yes, TMS did use Telecom (the unit that did all of their Disney and Warner Bros stuff, even as of now with Justice League Doom and Superman Vs. The Elite) on it through Masuda’s unit (yet Telecom did not do much with it); Theres also The Woman Called Fujiko Mine that is more of the “Burlesque with plot” type but there is no Telecom (they already had there hands full at the time with Buta, Moyashimon Returns, Justice League Doom, Blood Seal~Eternal Mermaid~ and Superman Vs. The Elite, plus all of the random outsourcing from other studios to boot, they did not have any room to do this), but if you were already a LupinIII fan, you will watch it anyway.

    Animaniacs dose not need this (and nether dose Tiny Toons and the like), TMS already has LupinIII for stuff like this with Fujiko Mine, and if you guys what to make a burlesque show off of a TMS (Japanese studios tend to go by the chief animation studio and not by the producer, thats why Detective Conan is labeled under TMS rather then Shogakukan) show, do so with LupinIII (I still will not watch it anyway), not this.

    • Chris Sobieniak

      well, at least it’s the closest America has come to what has already been done in Japan if you want to see it that way.

      • Mr-Famicom

        True, but this is not needed for a kids show, it will be like if the same people who made this made a burlesque show of Anpanman and/or Hamtaro; Look, I’m not against burlesque, I’m just not into it, but if you guys what burlesque shows based on cartoons, based it on one that is aimed at adults, not kids.

      • Chris Sobieniak

        Of which I don’t think we have really have much of to begin with (at least any I can’t think of without being too obvious).

  • Mister Twister

    Well that wasn’t funny :(

  • Inkan1969

    So, next month, they do “My Little Pony”?..

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  • Randy

    Wow…..the. stupidest. drek. EVER.
    OK, bye.