Let's Honor the 20th Anniversary of 'Animaniacs'

Today in viral videos: Animaniacs turns 20 (and makes us feel old), a Friday the 13th prank you should not try and replicate, and a dog that won't get up for anything other than a distressed raccoon. 

This article is from the archive of our partner .

We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cellphone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why, every day, The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:

Animaniacs is 20, y'all. Today's anniversary is a cruel reminder of the specter of mortality that haunts all of us. To get your mind off of that, here's the first episode of the show:

It's also Friday the 13th, which means it's prime time for pranks. Here's one you probably shouldn't be trying at home:

Whoever this man is, here, take our money:

And, finally: the weekend to Atlantic Wire staffers is basically like a distressed raccoon call is to this dog:

This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.