Animaniacs' 'Yakko's World' Song As Performed By 168 Movies

August 9, 2017

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This is a video of characters from 168 different movies edited together to sing the geography learning song 'Yakko's World' from Animaniacs. I also included the original (with lyrics) for reference. Do you know where all the world's countries are now? Good, me too. Although I always thought they were called counties. I tried out for Jeopardy once but Alex Trebek told me I might be the stupidest person he's ever met. I told him the stupidest person I've ever met is his face without the mustache even though I didn't mean it, he really is handsome either way.

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Thanks to Jackie, who wasn't sure if I'd post the video like I don't live for this stuff.

  • Lee Van Queef

    Credit to the compiler, but there needs to be an official law of recognition that these "done with movies" videos don't really work when the clips are all less than a second long as it's too fast to recognise or appreciate. So far the Lionel Richie one is the only one to actually get the timing balance right.

  • So many inaccuracies!

  • Ollie Williams

    That's a lot of wasted hours of editing. A lot.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I feel old reading the lyrics and thinking "hmm... lots of these territories have changed hands a few times in the past 20 years or so.

    Best guess for when the song was written... Somewhere between the unificiation of North and South Yemen and the reunification of East and West Germany.

    Of course they lyrics mention "both Yemens" so both Yemens had to exist (i.e. before May of 1990). And Germany wasn't in one piece until October 1990.

    The original air date of Animaniacs was 1993. This episode was from the first season. So basically "research was hard back then" is the point I'm failing to make in a concise manner.

  • FearlessFarris

    I loved Animaniacs as a kids. I had Yakko's World recorded on VHS, and I loaned it to my favorite teacher in 7th grade (geography) because I just knew if he watched it he would love it, and it would maybe give us something to talk about. Every day when I would walk into his classroom, I'd ask if he'd watched the tape yet, and he would always say "no." At the time, I just thought he was a really busy adult and I tried to understand, although I was certainly disappointed a little bit each day.

    Now that I'm an adult, I realize that no adult is too busy to watch a 3 minute video, day after day after day. Now I kind of think he was maybe just kind of a jerk in real life, and was OK with disappointing a nerdy 7th grader on a daily basis. Come to think of it now, I don't know if I ever even got the tape back.

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