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- For the object itself, see The Wanky (object).
|Premiere date:||June 19, 2022|
River L. Ramirez
Da'vine Joy Randolph
|Music composed by:||Michael Kohler|
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"The Wanky" is the first episode of Birdgirl season two, and the seventh overall. It aired on June 19, 2022 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. It was written by Rowan Wheeler, produced by Susan Shipsky and Melissa Warrenburg, and directed by Richard Fergusion-Hall.
Judy wants to mass-produce her favorite childhood toy, which has a strong resemblance to a vibrator.
In order of appearance:
- United States
- Sebben & Sebben Worldwide headquarters
- Claude's Magical Toy Store
- Phil'z Toyz
- Caribbean Sea (indirectly mentioned)
- Washington, D.C.
- The White House
- Cayman Islands (mentioned)
- The White House
- Japan (indirectly mentioned)
- Tokyo (mentioned)
- Germany (mentioned)
- Berlin (mentioned)
- Australia (mentioned)
- Melbourne (mentioned)
- Austria (mentioned)
- United States
- Tax Payer Toby
- Measure Me Miles
- My Little Kidney Kleaner
- The Wanky
- Furby (mentioned)
- Wankynator 2000
- Police car
It was copyrighted in 2022.
The theme song was performed by Leikeli47 and Michael Barney. The music was composed by Michael Kohler, although he's not expressly credited as such. Instead, he's credited for dialogue and other sound edits.
- Executive producers: Erik Richter, Christina Miller
- Story editor: Amanda Lund
- Staff writers: Rowan Wheeler, Sarah Afkami, Sonia Denis
- Script coordinator: Brittnay Johnston
- Animated by Global Mechanic
- Executive producer: Tina Ouellette
- Executive creative director: Bruce Alcock
- Creative director: Ryan Kane
- Animation directors: Tim Stuby, Rachel Stolberg, Eden Timm
- Technical director: Ben Gaumond
- Producer: Chris Brodie
- Production manager: Zoë Borroz
- Production coordinator: Klara Woldenga
- Production assistants: Aslan Alexia Mott, Vicky Van
- Lead character designer: Carly Monardo
- Lead background designer: Mike Gilbert
- Lead prop designer: Pia Guerra
- Designers: Adam De Souza, Diogenes Ostuni, Grace Yoo, Lily Snowden-Fine
- Lead storyboard artists: Drew Schmidt, Mike Owens
- Storyboard artists: Jack Seber-Merolla, Kira Jones, Marta Demong, Kaylea Chard, Tim Packford
- Lead rigging artist: Maree Railton
- Rigging artists: Eric Chow, Bo Cai, Annika Elyse, Sarah Whiffen, James Nethery, Bianca Duffeck, David Diamond
- Layout artists: Alex Meunier, Rayanne Sufian, Jo Schramer, Jeo Kim
- Setup: Cody Millett, Alan Burton
- Lead animators: Chris Savage, Laurel Thomson
- Alternative animation sequences: Kevin Langdale, Chez Battista, Pia Guerra
- Animators: Alejandra Luna, Audrey Kare, Belen Saenz De Viteri, Caitlyn Legrow, Catarina Niero, Emily Rodriguez, Jade Laflamme, Jon Henshaw, Karen Chu, Karli Knaff, Maria Cortes, Mark Janes, Eveline Rozsa, Montana Brodie, Nana Boachie, Reetta Linjama, Richard Silvius, Eric Cheung, Rory Neil, Ryan Imm, Sara Franco, Sofia Guerra, Torrey Notestine, Yuki Okamura-Wong, Lena Franzz, Rowan Laura Ceredona
- Revisionists: Nathalia Bomfirm, Alena Miklos, Emanuele Cardillo, Venetia Ellis, Mark Janes
- Editors: Matt Sipple, Ben Guamond
- Lead compositor: Marc Fortin
- Compositor: H. Kristen Campbell
- FX animator: Jenny Plyler
- Accountant: Kathy Watt
- Bookkeeper: Geraldine Robinson
- Sound designer and mixer: Bluetube
- Supervising sound editor and dialogue editor: Michael Kohler
- Casting directors: Linda Lamontagne, Amber Bickman
- Casting administrator: Stacy Shtogrin Renfroe
- Title sequence: Candace House
- CG artist: Patrick Rossano
- For WarnerMedia Studios
- Editor: Jon Dilling
- Producer: Alan Steadman
- Production supervisor: Sarah Platock
- Production coordinator: Dylan Lay
- Production assistants: Paula Navarro, Jordan Felton, Taj-Malik Tavares
- For Williams Street
- Executive producer: Jordan Askins
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: June 19, 2022 at 11:30 pm on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network); June 20, 2022 on HBO Max
- United Kingdom & Ireland: October 21, 2022 at 1:50 am on E4
Behind the scenes
- The Nest was introduced in the previous episode, "Baltimo."
- Judy's phone says it's September 22.
- The drinks guy from the first episode is finally called Josh.
- Brian's chalkboard has Calypsis drawn on it from "Pilot."
- The image of the Birdteam together was taken from a real promotional image of them together.
- For some reason, Brian has a framed paper on his wall that mentions Shredder the main villain from the comic book series (and later cartoon and movies of) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- Meredith mentions the 1976 film Carrie, when Gillian gains telepathic powers.
- Lorelei Ramirez changed their name to River L. Ramirez during their transition.
- Julie Dove, the voice of Jessica, has been added to the main cast.
- Hugh, the technosexual, is identified by name in the next episode, "The Rejuvication."
- In the aforementioned next episode, Sharon is inexplicably renamed Sandra.
In other languages
- Not available. 😥