Saturday, August 18, 2007

Saturday Morning Cartoon: Animaniacs U.S. Presidents


Blogger Donald Douglas said...

Loved it! Too many quips to quote, but Ford did fall down, and Reagan was scripted (love 'em both).

Loved Harrison "dead in thirty days" too!

And Eisenhower's "got the power"!

Hey, what happened to G.W.?

Have a great one!

Burkean Reflections

Saturday, August 18, 2007 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I wondered the same thing... what happened to G.W.? They left him out!

Cute though. :)

Saturday, August 18, 2007 2:51:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Apparently, the episode was made in 1995.

Saturday, August 18, 2007 6:57:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Lyrics provided from the same link:

Yakko: Heigh ho!
Do you know,
The names of the US residents
Who then became the Presidents
And got a view from the White House loo
Of Pennsylvania Avenue?

Wakko: George Washington was the first, you see,
He once chopped down a cherry tree

Dot: President number two would be
John Adams and then number three

Yakko: Tom Jefferson stayed up to write
The Declaration late at night
So he and his wife had a great big fight
And she made him sleep on the couch all night

Wakko: James Madison never had a son
and he fought the War of 1812

Dot: James Monroe's colossal nose
Was bigger than Pinnochio's

Yakko: John Quincy Adams was number six
And it's Andrew Jackson's butt he kicked
So Jackson learns to play politics
Next time he's the one that the country picks

Dot: Martin Van Buren number eight
For a one term shot as chief of state

Yakko: William Harrison, how do you praise?
That guy was dead in thirty days!

Wakko: John Tyler he liked country folk
Dot: And after him came President Polk
Yakko: Zachary Taylor liked to smoke
His breath killed friends whenever he spoke

Wakko: 1850, really nifty
Millard Fillmore's in
Yakko: Young and fierce was Franklin Pierce
The man without a chin

Dot: Follows next a period spannin'
Four long years with James Buchanan
Then the South start shootin' cannon
And we've got a civil war

Yakko, Wakko & Dot: A war!
A war down south in Dixie!

Yakko: Up to bat comes old Abe Lincoln
Dot: There's a guy who's really thinkin'
Wakko: Kept the United States from shrinkin'
Saved the ship of state from sinkin'

Dot: Andrew Johnson's next
He had some slight defects
Wakko: Congress each
Would impeach
Dot: And so the county now elects

Yakko: Ulysses Simpson Grant
Who would scream and rave and rant
Wakko: While drinking whiskey,
Although risky,
'Cause he'd spill it on his pants

Yakko: It's 1877 and the Democrats would gloat
But they're all amazed when Rutherford Hayes
Wins by just one vote

Dot: James Garfield, someone really hated
Cause he was assassinated
Wakko: Chester Arthur gets instated
Four years later he was traded

Dot: For Grover Cleveland, really fat
Elected twice as a democrat
Then Benjamin Harrison, after that
It's William McKinley up to bat

Yakko: Teddy Roosevelt charged up San Juan Hill
Wakko: And President Taft he got the bill
Yakko: In 1913, Woodrow
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: Wiiilllllllson
Takes us into World War One

Yakko: Warren Harding next in line
Dot: It's Calvin Coolidge he does fine.
Wakko: And then in 1929
The market crashes and we find

Yakko: It's Herbert Hoover's big debut
He gets the blame and loses to
Dot: Franklin Roosevelt, President who
Helped us win in World War Two

Wakko: Harry Truman, weird little human
Served two terms and when he's done
Yakko: It's Eisenhower who's got the power
From '53 to '61

Dot: John Kennedy had Camelot,
then Lyndon Johnson takes his spot
Yakko: Richard Nixon he gets caught
And Gerald Ford fell down a lot

Wakko: Jimmy Carter liked campaign trips
Yakko: And Ronald Reagan's speeches' scripts
All came from famous movie clips
And President Bush said, "read my lips"

Dot: Now in Washington, D.C.
Wakko: There's democrats and the G.O.P.
Yakko: But the ones in charge are plain to see
Dot: The Clinton's, Bill and Hillary

Yakko: The next President to lead the way
Well, it just might be yourself one day
Then the press'll distort everything you say
Yakko, Wakko & Dot: So jump in your plane and fly away

Saturday, August 18, 2007 6:58:00 PM  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

Ha, great lyrics!

Sunday, August 19, 2007 7:41:00 AM  

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