List of Pinky and the Brain episodes

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The following is an episode list for the Warner Bros. Animation animated television series Pinky and the Brain, which ran from 1995 to 1998. The series was a spin-off from another Warner Bros. Animation's animated series, Animaniacs, and includes some of the Pinky and the Brain shorts that were created as part of that show.

Pinky and the Brain was later retooled as the short-lived Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, which ran in the 1998–1999 season for only 13 episodes.

Outside of the original Animaniacs shorts, there were 65 Pinky and the Brain episodes produced.

The lists below are ordered by Season, and then by Episode Number. Several episodes included two or more skits; these are identified by the Segment number. The episode list reflects the show as aired in repeats and syndication and presented on the series DVDs; some initial Season One episodes had two or more programming variations on their first run.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally Aired
First Aired Last Aired
1 13 September 9, 1995 (1995-09-09) May 12, 1996 (1996-05-12)
2 12 September 7, 1996 (1996-09-07) May 17, 1997 (1997-05-17)
3 33 September 8, 1997 (1997-09-08) May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
4 7 September 14, 1998 (1998-09-14) November 14, 1998 (1998-11-14)


Season 1 (1995–1996)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Das Mouse" Liz Holzman & Al Zegler Peter Hastings September 9, 1995 (1995-09-09)
Brain must recover crab meat from those that only live in the sunken wreckage of the Titanic to implement a hypnotic food additive for world domination.
2 2 "Of Mouse and Man" Audu Paden Peter Hastings September 10, 1995 (1995-09-10)
Brain, in his human suit, gets a job and then stages an accident, suing the company as to obtain enough money to set up an automated answering system that will keep people busy while he takes over the world. This episode managed to get away with saying the word "sexual".
3a 3a "Tokyo Grows" Al Zegler Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV September 17, 1995 (1995-09-17)
Brain plans to use a "growing ray" to grow Pinky into super-size while dressed up as Gollyzilla (a spoof of Godzilla), while Brain would stop him in exchange for world domination. However, the real Gollyzilla emerges from the ocean and starts to rampage, making Brain think that the lizard is Pinky. The episode ends with the ray making everything on Earth grow, including the Earth itself, to the point that Pinky, the Brain, and even Gollyzilla are mouse-sized by comparison again.
3b 3b "That Smarts" Audu Paden Peter Hastings September 17, 1995 (1995-09-17)
Brain uses a machine that can increase or decrease intelligence, and uses it so that Pinky can become smart enough to understand that he is the cause of Brain's failures, due to research Brain conducted. Pinky, depressed over the fact that Brain doesn't like him when he is smart, uses the machine to make himself stupid, so Brain will like him again. However, Brain, discovering that he himself is the cause of his failures and believing both of them to be better off with Pinky as the genius and Brain as a moron, uses the machine on himself as well. In the end, both of them are idiots and are too dumb to operate the machine and restore either of them to their intelligent selves.[1]
3c 3c "Brainstem" Al Zegler Tom Minton September 17, 1995 (1995-09-17)
Pinky and Brain sing about the parts of the human brain, to the tune of "Camptown Races"
4a 4a "Pinky & the Fog" Audu Paden Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
Brain becomes a serial radio voice actor similar to the Shadow as a means to use a special voice modulation device in order to control the minds of the listeners.
4b 4b "Where No Mouse Has Gone Before" Al Zegler Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
Brain changes a message on a deep space probe about to be launched that he is the ruler of the world instead of the humans; the probe is found by aliens who come to Earth to show their respect for Brain.
4c 4c "Cheese Roll Call" Audu Paden Paul Rugg November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
Pinky sings about the world of cheeses.
5 5 "Brainania" Jon McClenahan John P. McCann November 12, 1995 (1995-11-12)
Brain creates a fictional island nation in attempt to exploit the United States for billions of dollars in foreign aid.
6 6 "TV or Not TV" Al Zegler Peter Hastings November 19, 1995 (1995-11-19)
Brain invents dentures that gives him a smile which can hypnotize anyone that sees them without sunglasses. He goes on to attempt to become a celebrity (a stand-up comic specifically) in order to achieve mass population control. When starting out on his first show, he uses the jokes used by other comics, which gets him instant boos. But when he starts insulting the audience, everyone bursts out laughing, showing the benefits of his friendship with Pinky (also a subtle reference to the snide comments Groucho Marx made at a show, launching the Marx Brothers' career as comics).
7 7 "Napoleon Brainaparte" Audu Paden John Loy and Peter Hastings November 26, 1995 (1995-11-26)
After inventing exploding crepes, Brain is mistaken for Napoleon Bonaparte and rises to the seat of power.
8 8 "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas" Rusty Mills Peter Hastings December 13, 1995 (1995-12-13)
Brain builds a toy based on him called a "Noodle-Noggin Doll", which has the power to hypnotize people so he can order the world to obey him. Taking a job as one of Santa's elves, he puts the doll on every Christmas list in the world, so that every household receives a doll. When the time comes to switch the machine on, Pinky is horrified to find his letter to Santa wasn't given to him and gets upset, but Brain isn't interested and forces Pinky to man the equipment. However, just before the machine is switched on Brain starts reading Pinky's letter to Santa which praises Brain despite the fact he can't succeed, and asks Santa to give all of Pinky's presents to Brain. Brain, finally realizing how much of a selfish jerk he had been to his best pal, bursts into tears and orders the world to have a merry Christmas, after which he smashes the machine. Back at Acme Labs, Pinky gives Brain a keyring Earth for which Brain is truly grateful.[2] This episode won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 1996.
9 9 "Snowball" Audu Paden Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard and Peter Hastings January 20, 1996 (1996-01-20)
Brain conducts a chain letter scheme that will make him the ruler of the world by simply spelling "you will bow before the Brain" backwards. But unknown to the pair, the Brain's childhood friend (now his worst enemy), Snowball (a genetically altered hamster), has been spying on them and stole Brain's plan. Brain becomes frustrated and creates a new holiday (Wink Martindale Day) and closes the post office. Snowball then tries to convince Pinky that Brain is only using him (and offer him fudge), but Pinky refuses to believe him. Later, Snowball buys out the world with his incredible wealth, and builds a Pinky themed amusement park. Pinky begins to consider Snowball's offer, to which Brain replies, unbeknownst to Pinky's talk with Snowball, "Oh, go ahead, Pinky; I don't need you. What, do you think I just have you around so I can steal your brilliant ideas and claim them as my own? That I'm just using you? Oh, yes, I'm using you for your brilliance." Pinky, unable to distinguish that he was being sarcastic, accepts Snowball's offer, but misses Brain terribly. The episode ends when Brain snaps and challenges Snowball to a fight.
10 10 "Around the World in 80 Narfs" Liz Holzman & Al Zegler Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV February 3, 1996 (1996-02-03)
In a parody of Around the World in Eighty Days, Brain attempts to circumnavigate the globe in 79 days in order to become the president of the Pompous Explorers Club, a position that typically leads to becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Pinky and the Brain travel east around the world and reach New York, and only need to take an already scheduled ship to Britain to secure Brain's position as Prime Minister. But upon catching a cab to the pier, the driver only speaks 'New York Cabbie', the one language that Pinky's guidebook does not contain, so Brain loses the challenge.[3]
11 11 "Fly" Liz Holzman & Al Zegler Peter Hastings and John Loy February 11, 1996 (1996-02-11)
Brain buys out all real estate above the 39th floor, and then he and Pinky travel to the Hubble telescope in an attempt to melt the ice caps and flood the Earth.
12a 12a "Ambulatory Abe" Charles Visser Tom Minton February 25, 1996 (1996-02-25)
Brain converts the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial into a robot to make people believe that Lincoln has returned and that he will be returned to power immediately.
12b 12b "Mouse of La Mancha" Charles Visser Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV February 25, 1995 (1995-02-25)
Brain tells the story of "Don Cerebro", a mouse with plans to take over the world in a parody of Man of La Mancha.
13a 13a "The Third Mouse" Charles Visser Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV May 12, 1996 (1996-05-12)
In a parody of The Third Man, Pinky searches for Brain in post-World War II Vienna, despite constant attempts to convince him that Brain is dead.
13b 13b "The Visit" Charles Visser Peter Hastings May 12, 1996 (1996-05-12)
While attempting to lure white mice into the Labs for his latest plan, Brain discovers two that are his parents and immediately creates devices to give them intelligence, but his parents drive him off the deep end and he sends them to Florida, fooling them into thinking the trip is only a vacation.

Season 2 (1996–1997)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
14 1 "It's Only a Paper World" Liz Holzman Brett Baer & David Finkel September 7, 1996 (1996-09-07)
Brain creates a Papier-mâché copy of the Earth, and lures the entire population to it with free t-shirts in order to take over the real Earth. However, a meteor collides with the real Earth, forcing the mice to flee to "Chia Earth" to narrowly avoid its complete destruction.
15a 2a "Collect 'em All" Kirk Tingblad Charles M. Howell IV & Rich Fogel September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)
Brain uses the Gutenberg printing press to create a series of collectible card that will convert children to his control when they collect the whole set.
15b 2b "Pinkasso" Charles Visser Tom Sheppard & Wendell Morris September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)
Brain uses Pinky's new fame as an abstract art painter called Pinkasso as a means to finance his latest plan for world domination.
16 3 "Plan Brain from Outer Space" Al Zegler Nick DuBois, Earl Kress and Tom Sheppard September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28)
Brain goes to the Area 5.1, a parody of Area 51, and makes contact with the alien Zalgar in hopes that he will help him take over the world, but Zalgar has other plans in mind: specifically, devouring Brain's brain.
17 4 "The Pink Candidate" Charles Visser Reid Harrison November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)
After Pinky writes a misunderstood letter to the newspaper complaining about The Family Circus he is elected as President of the United States and Brain uses Pinky's position to try to take over.
18 5 "Brain's Song" Liz Holzman Brett Baer & David Finkel November 9, 1996 (1996-11-09)
Brain attempts to make the ultimate emotional movie, "Brain's Song" (a parody of Brian's Song) and to take over while the world is in tears, but the vibrating of the electric football machine Brain used in the movie has had an effect on him, causing him to vibrate uncontrollably at random times, making him the worlds biggest joke.
19 6 "Welcome to the Jungle" Rusty Mills Gene Laufenberg November 16, 1996 (1996-11-16)
Pinky and the Brain are mistaken for monkeys by animal activists and are released into the jungle, and while trying to return to Acme Labs, encounter Snowball, who is leading a tribe of misbegotten tourists. Brain manages to defeat Snowball, and just as he gets used to the natural setting, both mice are recaptured as laboratory specimens for Acme Labs.
20a 7a "A Little Off the Top" Charles Visser Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV November 23, 1996 (1996-11-23)
Brain attempts to use the miraculous strength properties of Samson's hair for his own benefit.
20b 7b "Megalomaniacs Anonymous" Nelson Recinos Charles M. Howell IV & Bill Matheny November 23, 1996 (1996-11-23)
Brain determines that he's tired of trying to take over the world, and joins a support group for others that have done the same, but convinces himself that his megalomaniacal attempts aren't an obsession.
21a 8a "The Mummy" Kirk Tingblad Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard December 28, 1996 (1996-12-28)
Pinky and the Brain get trapped inside an Egyptian pyramid and try to avoid the Mummy's curse.
21b 8b "Robin Brain" Kirk Tingblad Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard December 28, 1996 (1996-12-28)
In a parody of Robin Hood, Brain collects a group of his own Mighty Mallards in a parody of the Merry Men to steal from the rich to fund his own plans for world domination.
22a 9a "Two Mice and a Baby" Kirk Tingblad Story by: Shaun McLaughlin
Written by: Shaun McLaughlin and Charles M. Howell IV
February 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)
Pinky and Brain try to raise a super baby that they found in a rocket launched from a doomed alien world.
22b 9b "The Maze" Kirk Tingblad Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard, Charles M. Howell IV and Earl Kress February 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)
The mice must navigate a difficult and dangerous maze in Acme Labs to retrieve a microchip critical for Brain's latest plan.
23 10 "Brain of the Future" Nelson Recinos Brian Swenlin February 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)
Pinky and Brain are visited by their future selves, who give them a kit for world domination from a future where intelligent cockroaches take over the world.
24 11 "Brinky" Kirk Tingblad David Fury & Elin Hampton February 22, 1997 (1997-02-22)
Brain attempts to create an army of Brain clones, but when Pinky's DNA gets mixed up, the two discover a mouse that is the genetic child of both mice, which Brain names "Roman Numeral One", or Romy for short. Brain tries to educate Romy in the ways of world domination, while Pinky overly mothers him, causing Romy to leave the two to become a ventriloquist.
25 12 "Hoop Schemes" Nelson Recinos Brett Baer & David Finkel May 17, 1997 (1997-05-17)
Pinky helps Brain assemble a celebrity basketball team as part of Brain's latest plan, but fires every single one of them (including Pinky), causing the once adoring fans to bitterly despise them after he ends up injuring most of the other team.

Season 3 (1997–1998)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
26a 1a "Leave It to Beavers" Liz Holzman & Russell Calabrese Wayne Kaatz & Charles M. Howell IV September 8, 1997 (1997-09-08)
Brain attempts to communicate with a pack of beavers in order to control the flow of a river and threaten the humans under his control.
26b 1b "Cinebrainia" Liz Holzman & Russell Calabrese Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard September 8, 1997 (1997-09-08)
The mice become silent film comedy stars in a parody of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, but when they switch from comedy to drama, people get tired of their movies.
27 2 "Brain Noir" Charles Visser Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard September 12, 1997 (1997-09-12)
In a film noir spoof, Pinky and Brain run into Billie, who uses her charm to fool them into thinking she needs help when she's really working for Snowball. At the end, she tosses Snowball and Brain over the edge of the waterslide she built for Pinky, Brain because he loves the world too much to care about her, and Snowball for making her take voice lessons in an effort to make her lose her squawky, "Pinky-like" tone.
28a 3a "Pinky & the Brain...and Larry" Russell Calabrese & Liz Holzman Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)
Pinky and the Brain (and Larry, a parody of Larry Fine of The Three Stooges whose presence is never explained but may have something to do with voice actor Maurice LaMarche's nickname "Moe", is awkwardly worked into the show's routines and dialogue, and doesn't actually contribute to the plan) develop a formula for the Synchrono Plastic Remote Controller, which was intended to control garage door openers so that people will be forced to use bikes and the petroleum industry will be ruined. Unfortunately, a gyroscopic transducer chip is needed to complete the device, so Pinky, Brain and Larry pose as wallpaper hangers in the White House in order for Brain to get close to the President. Things quickly descend into Stooge madness until a butler throws them out due to the presence of three wallpaper hangers. Back at the lab, Brain works out the problem with their teamwork, seeing that there's a Yin and Yang but no Larry. Larry decides to change his name to Art (a reference to Art Garfunkel, whose hair is similar to that of the Three Stooges' Larry) and leaves in a huff at the end of the episode to become a singer and performs the song "The Smells of Loudness", a direct shout out to "The Sound of Silence", with Paul Simon, only to have another mouse named Zeppo come in at the very end.
28b 3b "Where the Deer and the Mousealopes Play" Russell Calabrese & Liz Holzman Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)
Brain and Pinky pose as the endangered species, the Mousealope, to take over a large amount of land near Pittsburgh for their own.
29a 4a "Brain's Bogie" Nelson Recinos Reid Harrison September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
Brain joins a golf tournament dressed as Cher to steal a special golf club from a competitor to use in his world domination plan.
29b 4b "Say What, Earth" Nelson Recinos Gene Laufenberg September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
Brain manages to communicate with the Earth directly with a new device, and attempts to use that ability to take over the world, but the Earth turns on him and tries to destroy him. Pinky convinces him not to and sends the machine into outer space, bringing the moon to life.
30 5 "My Feldmans, My Friends" Charles Visser Brett Baer & Dave Finkel September 16, 1997 (1997-09-16)
Brain must recover a critical part for his plan from his packrat neighbor, Mr. Sultana Sultana, whom the part was accidentally delivered to, in order to prevent a lightning strike from destroying the earth. To do so, Pinky and Brain must pose as a married couple, resulting in Mr. Sultana becoming romantically attracted to Pinky as the housewife. Brain is eventually able to recover the part and save the world, but his device is destroyed as a result.
31a 6a "All You Need Is Narf" Kirk Tingblad Bill Matheny, Charles M. Howell IV and Earl Kress September 17, 1997 (1997-09-17)
Pinky becomes a guru in 1960s India, which Brain tries to exploit in his latest plan, and they both meet a parody of The Beatles.
31b 6b "Pinky's Plan" Kirk Tingblad Cathy Shambley & Earl Kress September 17, 1997 (1997-09-17)
Pinky actually succeeds in talking certain powerful world leaders (including then-President Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat) into handing over control of the world, but when Pinky hands over the "key to the world" to Brain, Brain botches it up by repulsing the leaders with his anger and rudeness, thinking that Pinky is plotting against him, when in fact, it is only a surprise birthday party.[4]
32 7 "This Old Mouse" Charles Visser Bill Canterbury September 18, 1997 (1997-09-18)
Brain develops a machine that can see into the future and sees that he will never rule the world. He gives up trying to take over the world and becomes a ski instructor. Back at the lab, Pinky finds a yam given by Mr. Sultana and uses the yam to replace Brain. Using the virtual reality helmets, Pinky and the yam foresee Brain's death in an avalanche and then Pinky tries to save Brain and change the future. They succeed in saving Brain, who deduces that the future can be changed, and the mice return to the lab. They take one last glance at the future using the helmets, only to discover that the yam has taken over the world.
33 8 "Brain Storm" Russell Calabrese John P. McCann September 19, 1997 (1997-09-19)
Brain tries to take control of tornadoes as part of his plan. The episode contains many references to The Wizard of Oz.
34a 9a "A Meticulous Analysis of History" Kirk Tingblad Earl Kress, Charles M. Howell IV, Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard and Jed Spingarn September 20, 1997 (1997-09-20)
Brain and Pinky sing about famous history leaders and their downfall, and how Brain will learn from their failures.
34b 9b "Funny, You Don't Look Rhennish" Kirk Tingblad Jed Spingarn September 20, 1997 (1997-09-20)
Brain and Pinky must pose as Rhennish (a parody of the Amish people) farmers and assist with the barn raising activities in order to gain access to a key mineral for Brain's latest plan. However, Brain finds out that there's only the "fool's" version of the mineral in the region.
35 10 "The Pinky Protocol" Kirk Tingblad Rich Fogel September 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)
Brain creates a conspiracy to make people think that the government is hiding a document declaring him ruler of the world (which he calls the Pinky Protocol), and when a nutjob from northern Virginia tries to rescue him, he only makes matters worse by keeping him in his cabin with nothing but "enough spam to last the turn of the century" to eat. It is soon discovered that a picture Brain pasted his own photo over is really of Joyce DeWitt, who then becomes the ruler of the world.
36a 11a "Mice Don't Dance" Russell Calabrese Tom Minton September 26, 1997 (1997-09-26)
Brain develops mechanical tap-dancing legs to tap out a subliminal morse code message while he dances at the 1939 New York World's Fair.
36b 11b "Brain Drained" Russell Calabrese Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard September 26, 1997 (1997-09-26)
Brain runs out of his own ideas for world domination and seeks input from screenwriters for inspiration.
37 12 "Brain Acres" Nelson Recinos Charles M. Howell IV, Earl Kress, Wendell Morris and Tom Sheppard September 27, 1997 (1997-09-27)
Brain grows an army of giant, animated vegetables to take over the world. This episode contains references to Green Acres and Born Free. Earl Kress is mistakenly credited as "Kearl Kress".
38a 13a "Pinky and the Brainmaker" Russell Calabrese Normam McCabe September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
Brain creates a clone machine to create an army that will take over the world through celtic dance. Pinky puts in a picture of only himself by mistake and creates his own cloned dance troop. The dancing Brains and Pinkys have a dance-off, ultimately requiring Brain to abandon that plan altogether, but his clones turn on him, revealing that this plan was only a dream.
38b 13b "Calvin Brain" Russell Calabrese Rich Fogel, Earl Kress and Charles M. Howell IV September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)

Brain becomes a fashion designer in order to get everyone to wear his perfume, "Subjugation," which has hypnotic properties.

39a 14a "Pinky Suavo" Mike Milo Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
Brain uses the Personalitron to inherit the world's most attractive personas (i.e., John Wayne and Adam West), simply by scanning their photos into the machine and then stepping inside it, but Pinky ends up going into the machine instead. He is then transformed into "Pinky Suavo", a more suave version of Pinky, as the name implies. Pinky gains control of people's attention instantaneously, and the Brain finds a way to use it to his advantage and puts Pinky on a talk show. But he finds out that bopping him on the head will deplete the effects and actually "breaks" him to the point that he only says "Narf, poit, egad, troz, zort". Brain asks for a break and takes Pinky back to the Personalitron. Pinky looks changed but, at the end, it is discovered that the Brain put in a picture of The Unknown Comic instead of the celebrities.[5]
39b 14b "T.H.E.Y." Mike Milo Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
Pinky and Brain attempt to gain membership into a secret, world-controlling organization called "THEY". The mice manage to complete the hazing rituals but only Pinky is accepted into the group because Brain can't take any more of their shenanigans (including tipping Buckingham Palace Guards, presenting Saddam Hussein with the A.B.C. gum award, and T.P.-ing the White House).
40 15 "The Real Life" Kirk Tingblad Jed Spingarn October 10, 1997 (1997-10-10)
Brain must take part along with Pinky in a reality television program based on The Real World in order to be able to set up a radio tower near Cleveland at the precise spot needed for his plan to work. While Pinky fits in perfectly, the rest of the house guests find Brain obnoxious and that he was taking money from the house funds, so sell off all of his gear in a garage sale. He intends to broadcast to the world the last remaining copy of the Rush Limbaugh singing album which is so horrible that the world will submit to get him to turn it off, but Rush himself buys it and smashes it into millions of tiny little pieces.
41 16 "Brain's Way" Nelson Recinos Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard October 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)
In 1962, Brain opens a casino, and becomes a lounge singer to attract people to it. However, he only offers the game of baccarat, and runs into financial and mortal danger from his funding source. The loaner he borrowed from turns out to be a loan shark and takes Acme Labs into custody until, turning it into a lounge, Brain can repay her.
42 17 "A Pinky and the Brain Halloween" Kirk Tingblad Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard October 19, 1997 (1997-10-19)
Mr. Itch (the devil himself) offers to give Brain the world in exchange for his soul; Brain refuses, but finds out later that Pinky has taken the deal. Snowball appears as his court jester, attempting to make Brain miss Pinky so much that he would look for him, leaving him in charge. Brain enters a rhythmic gymnastics competition with Mr. Itch and loses, when Pinky points out that Mr. Itch was actually unable to fulfill his part of the deal (due to not knowing what an object Pinky had requested as part of the deal actually was), making the whole deal null and void.
43 18 "Brainy Jack" Charles Visser Brett Baer, Dave Finkel and Earl Kress November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)
Brain becomes a hippie leader and encourages people to form a human chain across America in order to send a subliminal message.
44a 19a "Leggo My Ego" Charles Visser Jed Spingarn November 7, 1997 (1997-11-07)

Brain tries to hypnotize Sigmund Freud, but Pinky accidentally leaves Brain's mirrored glasses behind. During the hypnosis, we learn to understand the root for his want of world domination, and why Pinky's such an idiot.

Note: Scenes in this episode parody Oliver Twist and A Clockwork Orange.
44b 19b "Big in Japan" Charles Visser Jed Spingarn November 7, 1997 (1997-11-07)
Brain becomes a sumo wrestler as to obtain a rare Japanese fish as part of his latest plan.
45 20 "But That's Not All, Folks!" Nelson Recinos John Ludin November 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)
Pinky and Brain sell a fictitious product via infomercials to gain a large database of addresses to be used in Brain's latest plan.
46a 21a "Operation: Sea Lion" Kirk Tingblad John P. McCann November 14, 1997 (1997-11-14)
Brain learns to communicate with sea lions in order to create an aquatic army.
46b 21b "You Said a Mouseful" Kirk Tingblad Gordon Bressack November 14, 1997 (1997-11-14)
Brain attempts to put helium in hacky-sack sack-kicker shoes in a Hackensack factory. The episode contains numerous tongue-twisters, and Brain's plan fails because he cannot enunciate what he wants Pinky to do.
47a 22a "The Tailor and the Mice" Mike Milo Adapted by: Tom Ruegger November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)

The mice are unfortunate recipients of a tailor's well-meaning ways based on the folk song "The Tailor and the Mouse" popularized by Burl Ives.

(Note: This is the shortest Pinky and the Brain episode ever.)
47b 22b "Bah, Wilderness" Mike Milo Jed Spingarn November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)
Brain attempts to become the top camp councilor at "Camp Davey", a summer camp for world leader's children by taking out all the other camp councilors. However, as soon as he is able to become the top councilor, the children of the world leaders have completed their camp, and now the children of the world vice-presidents are now attending, much to Brain's dismay.
48a 23a "Pinky at the Bat" Nelson Recinos Bill Braunstein & Gordon Bressack November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
The mice become baseball players and lead their team to victory so that Brain can release a special perfume on the pitcher's mound at the right time. Unfortunately, the victory celebration prevents Brain from completing his plan, and while leading a losing team to a winning season, both mice are kicked off the team.
48b 23b "Schpiel-borg 2000" Rusty Mills Rob Davies November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
Brain creates a robotic replica of Steven Spielberg as part of his world domination plan. The episode starts out as a clip show hosted by Steven Spielberg himself, which covers such aspects of the series such as the writing, the characters, and how much Steven himself loves his creation. It is revealed that it is only a robot when it exclaims "...I'm getting goosebumps just thinking bout it. Narf! Poit! Zort!" and Brain comes to tell Pinky off. Pinky accidentally presses a button, and the robot goes into "schpiel mode", where it recreates scenes from various films, including one from Jurassic Park during which Steven gets up and walks through a brick wall out onto a bridge and explodes. Brain decides he'll try again with the "Ted Turnerator".[6]
49 24 "Broadway Malady" Russell Calabrese Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV January 3, 1998 (1998-01-03)
Brain attempts to get a musical on Broadway, but is surprised to find that Pinky's musical is much more popular.
50a 25a "The Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo" Charles Visser Patric M. Verrone February 7, 1998 (1998-02-07)
In a spoof of Winnie the Pooh, Brainie and Pinklet attempt to steal honey from a beehive so they can secretly replace the world's artificial sweeteners with it and render everyone fat, slow, and toothless. Brain is Brainie the Poo (Winnie-the-Pooh), Pinky is Pinklet (Piglet), Al Gore is Algore (Eeyore), Christopher Walken is Christopher (Christopher Robin), and Mick Jagger is Jagger (Tigger).
50b 25b "The Melancholy Brain" Charles Visser Gordon Bressack & Patric M. Verrone February 7, 1998 (1998-02-07)
Brain attempts to take over the royal family of Denmark by causing havoc with Hamlet.
51 26 "Inherit the Wheeze" Nelson Recinos Written by: Earl Kress
Story by: Tom Ruegger and Earl Kress
February 14, 1998 (1998-02-14)
Brain attempts to use a tobacco company to take over the world by selling cigarettes to children. However, Pinky becomes disgusted at the sight of children smoking and convinces Brain to double cross the tobacco company.[7] The episode later won a PRISM Award for Best Children's Animated Television Episode, for its anti-smoking message.[8]
52a 27a "Brain's Night Off" Kirk Tingblad Charles M. Howell IV, Wendell Morris and Tom Sheppard February 21, 1998 (1998-02-21)
Brain decides not to try to take over the world for one night, and enjoys a night out with Pinky. Brain's inadvertent actions in complaining about the service he gets ends up with people wanting him to become their leader, but their desires fail to register with Brain.
52b 27b "Beach Blanket Brain" Kirk Tingblad Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard February 21, 1998 (1998-02-21)
Brain becomes a surfer to get other surfers to wear his hypnotic suntan lotion.
53 28 "The Family That Poits Together, Narfs Together" Russell Calabrese Earl Kress, Charles M. Howell IV and John Ludin February 21, 1998 (1998-02-21)
Brain helps to reunite Pinky's family in order to win a television show's cash prize. Tracking down his family, and then using the intelligence machine that gave the two mice their smarts, Brain finds Pinky's family (father, mother, and a spool of thread they call "Sis") are as insane as Pinky is. Brain is barely able to control Pinky's family, and is very disappointed to find the prize is not what he expected.
54a 29a "Pinky's Turn" Russell Calabrese Jed Spingarn February 28, 1998 (1998-02-28)
Frustrated with his failures, Brain lets Pinky try to take over the world with surprising success until Brain takes control and ruins everything.
54b 29b "Your Friend: Global Domination" Russell Calabrese Gordon Bressack February 28, 1998 (1998-02-28)
Brain attempts to sway schoolchildren by creating an educational video.
55 30 "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town Again" Russell Calabrese Written by: Charles M. Howell IV & Jed Spingarn
Story by: Peter Hastings
April 25, 1998 (1998-04-25)

The show is changed and Pinky and Brain become frustrated with this and quit the show. When Brain falls back onto Pinky's attempts to get some work, he is given a job blowing up balloons at a children's birthday party, where he becomes angry at the birthday boy for insulting him and is kicked out. It is revealed that Brain is married to Billie (who in real life is Sheila, and hates playing Billie), who pretty much only agreed because he's famous, and eventually kicks him out and makes Brain live in his restaurant (which is bought by Yurkle, a parody of Steve Urkle from Family Matters). In the end, Brain wakes up and realizes it's all a bad dream, but Pinky still has his puppet Margaret and they still live next door to Dick Clark.

(Note: This was the last episode written by Peter Hastings.)
56 31 "Dangerous Brains" Mike Milo Brett Baer, Dave Finkel and Tom Ruegger May 2, 1998 (1998-05-02)
Brain takes a job as a teacher at a troubled school in order to earn money for his latest plan and Pinky, disguised as one of the students, convince the other classmates to take the studies seriously.
57a 32a "What Ever Happened to Baby Brain" Charles Visser Jed Spingarn May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
Brain poses as a child actress (as a parody of Baby Jane) to gain public admiration.
57b 32b "Just Say Narf" Charles Visser Bill Canterbury & Gordon Bressack May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
Pinky sings a song in the style of "Make 'Em Laugh" to try to cheer Brain up.
58a 33a "The Pinky POV" Mike Milo Gordon Bressack May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
Brain's latest plan for world domination is shown from Pinky's perspective.
58b 33b "The Really Great Dictator" Mike Milo Liz Holzman May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
The mice sing about world domination to the tune of the Can-can.
58c 33c "Brain Food" Mike Milo Bill Braunstein & Gordon Bressack May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
Brain attempts to increase the intelligence of the population in order to make the population understand why he should be their leader by opening a restaurant to feed them an intelligence-increasing drug.

Season 4 (1998)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
59 1 "Brainwashed: Part 1 - Brain, Brain, Go Away" Kirk Tingblad Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard September 14, 1998 (1998-09-14)
An episode of three parts. Pinky and Brain were in the midst of preparing a plan, involving a trachiomatic control chip on celebrity Tom Bodett. However, things hit a snag and largely because of the Schmëerskåhøvên (parody of the Macarena), a new craze dance that’s sweeping the nation. Everyone who dances those steps gets progressively dumber and dumber. Meanwhile, the President and First Lady are planning a conference on "The Brain". To combat the dumbing down of America, a White House conference is called to find solutions to this problem. The mice attend after Brain is mistakenly invited, and he and Pinky headed off to Washington, thinking the conference is in Brain’s honor. When he soon realizes that the real reason for an affair is his error, they’re ejected from the White House, but not before refusing to participate in the Schmëerskåhøvên. Suddenly, a sinister clown, hired to make balloon animals for the event, steals the speech the Brain was giving. As the mice are leaving, they pursue him into the Washington Monument where they’re led into a trap, sedated, and captured. Then, they are strapped into a machine which causes one to lose their memory. After erasing their minds (more specifically, just Brain’s mind as Pinky does not have a mind to erase), they’re imprisoned in a strange and mysterious place called the Land of Hats (a parody of the British TV series The Prisoner), ruled by the Top Hat, where everyone is forced to identify only by the hat they wear, and participate in the Schmëerskåhøvên.
60 2 "Brainwashed: Part 2 - I Am Not a Hat" Kirk Tingblad Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard September 15, 1998 (1998-09-15)
Weirdness in the "Land of Hats" (a parody of the British TV series The Prisoner) continues for Pinky and an amnesic Brain. They eventually get lucky, as real memories, a little truth about the Schmëerskåhøvên. With Pinky’s help, Brain is able to outwit the Top Hat (a computer that controls the Land of Hats), and they manage to escape. By examining files taken from the Top Hat, Brain learns that the Schmëerskåhøvên is a dance created so that its motions cause those who dance it to dumb down. It’s all someone’s plan for world domination by reducing brain function and mental capacity, and that he and Pinky were imprisoned in the Land of Hats for refusing to dance it. The disc he downloaded with the information causes a self-destruct sequence in the laboratory. The ultimate mastermind, however, is still a mystery. Brain heads out in search of the one person (besides him) who could be behind such a scheme to conquer the world: Snowball. Suspecting him, Brain sets off for Microsponge, Inc. (a parody of Microsoft), which is owned by Snowball himself. However, Brain just finds him locked away as a culprit in his own mental institution of his creation, and that he too was coming too close to discovering who’s behind the Schmëerskåhøvên scheme, and security is tight. Brain reluctantly agrees to get Snowball out if he’ll help them, but ends up in the next cell to him as an inmate. To save the world, though, the mice have little choice but to team up with their worst foe.
61 3 "Brainwashed: Part 3 - Wash Harder" Russell Calabrese Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard September 16, 1998 (1998-09-16)
After escaping from the mental institution (with Pinky’s help), the trio have no time to relax. They seek out which mastermind set up this trap for them and save the world from the Schmëerskåhøvên. They travel to a distant destination – to the deserted island of Dr. Mordeau. He’s the geneticist who created the gene splicer which made them super intelligent. They discover that though the answer was there, he too was a victim of the Schmëerskåhøvên. After they’re captured, they find the true mastermind: Mordeau’s mistakenly transformed cat, Precious. She’s about to fulfill the final part of her plan. Worse, she leaves all three of them on a conveyor belt leading to the gene splicer, but they somehow escape and only Snowball is left to the trap when he runs from his lawyers directly into it; this causes him to lose his intelligence and become a normal hamster. Pinky and the Brain are left to stop her and her planned world-wide Schmëerskåhøvên group dance, before the great anthem for world peace in Washington D.C. takes place, making the Earth’s population permanently stupefied. Finally, Brain saves the world by creating a new verse to the Schmëerskåhøvên which reverses the effect, and Acme Labs is gladly rebuilt. With their grand adventure over, Brain tells Pinky they need to prepare for the following night when they will, as always, try to take over the world.
62a 4a "To Russia with Lab Mice" Nelson Recinos Charles M. Howell IV, Earl Kress and John Ludin September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21)
Pinky and Brain are shipped to Russia as part of a toy testing project, and meet a Russian female spy mouse (Mousey Galore) that has a part critical to Brain's plan.
62b 4b "Hickory Dickory Bonk" Nelson Recinos Earl Kress September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21)
Sung to "Hickory Dickory Dock", Brain attempts to make every clock in the world chime simultaneously.
63 5 "The Pinky and the Brain Reunion Special" Charles Visser Gordon Bressack & Jed Spingarn September 25, 1998 (1998-09-25)
Brain concocts a reunion special between himself and Pinky in order to attract numerous viewers which he can brainwash with his latest device.
64a 6a "A Legendary Tail" Nelson Recinos Charles M. Howell IV, Earl Kress and Jed Spingarn September 28, 1998 (1998-09-28)
Brain attempts to create a tall tale about himself to earn world renown.
64b 6b "Project BRAIN" Nelson Recinos Gordon Bressack September 28, 1998 (1998-09-28)
This episode tells the story of how Pinky and the Brain first met, and Brain's first plan for world domination.
65 7 "Star Warners" Nelson Recinos Liz Holzman, Charles M. Howell IV and Tom Ruegger November 14, 1998 (1998-11-14)

The final Pinky and the Brain episode that includes many of the Animaniacs cast is a parody of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Pinky and the Brain (as 3-PinkEO and Brain2-Me2) plan to use the Mega Star for their world domination plans. A running gag involves Brain2 being mistaken for a refrigerator and other household appliances.

Note: Cameos by multiple Warner Bros. characters, including tertiary Animaniacs characters, Freakazoid characters, Looney Tunes characters, and even the Monstars from Space Jam.

Second note: This episode aired along with Animaniacs' final episode as part of the Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special. It also marked the return of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot with Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell and Tress MacNeille reprising their roles.


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  2. ^ "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas". Pinky and the Brain. Season 1. Episode 8. 1995-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Around the World in 80 Narfs". Pinky and the Brain. Season 1. Episode 10. 1996-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Pinky's Plan". Pinky and the Brain. Season 3. Episode 34. 1997-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Pinky Suavo". Pinky and the Brain. Season 3. Episode 40. 1997-10-04. 
  6. ^ "Schpiel-Berg 2000". Pinky and the Brain. Season 3. Episode 49. 1997-11-22. 
  7. ^ "Inherit the Wheeze". Pinky and the Brain. Season 3. Episode 54. 1998-02-14. 
  8. ^ "MIRAMAX, NBC, CBS & ABC AMONG WINNERS OF PRISM Awards Which Champion Accurate Depiction Of Drug Use In Movies & On Tv". 1999-03-09. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 

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