Special Sub-Topic: Yakko's World - A Geography Lesson
|Yakko recites a lot of nations throughout the song, but what is the first nation he recites?|
United States. Canada was the second country mentioned, Panama was the fourth country mentioned, and Sudan was the last country mentioned.
|Yakko recites most of the world's nations. Which nation was NOT recited at some point throughout the song?|
Vatican City. Vatican City was not recited at any point throughout the song. Fiji, Sri Lanka, and Norway were recited.
Did you know that this song is tuned to the "Mexican Hat Dance"? Sure, the tune may have been altered a little, but listen to both song and you'll hear a similarity.
|Yakko recited countries from the seven continents. Which of these countries is on Asia?|
Laos. Laos is a landlocked country in southeast Asia, many consider it to be the poorest country of the region. While Australia is very close to the islands of Indonesia and East Timor, and some people consider Algeria to be part of the Middle East, Laos is the only country technically on the Asian continent.
|Yakko kept the nations to the tune of the song, but he had to add in some extra words. Which was a phrase that Yakko sang at some point throughout the song?|
The Spanish Sahara is Gone. Yakko sang these words: "Burundi, Lesotho, and Malawi, Togo, The Spanish Sahara is Gone!"
Did you know that the "Spanish Sahara" became a territory called Western Sahara?
|Yakko mentioned one city during the song. What city was it?|
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Did you know that San Juan was originally called Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rico used to be called San Juan. Then, the island's and the city's name were accidentally switched.
|Africa is the last continent Yakko names countries from. What is the first African country he names?|
Tunisia. Tunisia is the first African country named in the song. Uganda was named shortly after and Ghana was named a little bit later. South Africa wasn't even mentioned.
Did you know that "Animaniacs" released a movie? It was a tragicomedy called "Wakko's Wish".
|Before the song begins, what does the announcer yell?|
"And now, the nations of the world, brought to you by, Yakko Warner!". The announcer says "And Now, The Nations Of The World, Brought To You By, Yakko Warner!" Yakko then jumps onto the screen and begins dancing.
|North America/Central America/Caribbean is the first area of the world Yakko recites nations from. What is the first Central American country Yakko recites?|
Mexico. While Belize and Honduras are central American countries as well, Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula stretches down into the region, and that means that Mexico is the first Central American Country mentioned.
Did you know that Belize was the last country in Central America to gain independence? British Honduras gained independence from Britain in 1981.
|When the song was made, some countries were still around. Which one of these countries did Yakko mention?|
Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was named at the very end of the song. While its true that the map showed the Soviet Union, Yakko said "Russia". Yakko also said "Germany now in one piece" and "Both Yemens".
Did you know that Yugoslavia was a country that dissolved into several other countries, including a country called Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This country changed it's name to Serbia and Montenegro, and then it dissolved into two countries. They are Montenegro and Serbia.
|While you may not have heard of some of these countries, do you care to take a guess at which one of these countries Yakko did NOT mention?|
Samoa. Samoa was not mentioned at any point throughout the song, while Bhutan, Liechtenstein, and Canada were.
Did you know that Samoa was originally known as Western Samoa. The people on the island of American Samoa didn't really like the name change, because it "diminished their identity". People on American Samoa still call Samoa "Western Samoa".
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