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 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 14 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]

The first season aired Sundays at 7:00 PM (EST) on Kids' WB.

No. in
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 17, 1995 (1995-09-17)
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.
3 3 "Tokyo Grows"
"That Smarts"
Al Zegler
Audu Paden
Al Zegler
Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV
Peter Hastings
Tom Minton
September 24, 1995 (1995-09-24)
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.
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]
Pinky and Brain sing about the parts of the human brain, to the tune of "Camptown Races".
4 4 "Pinky & the Fog"
"Bubba Bo Bob Brain"
Audu Paden
Gary Hartle, Audu Paden and Dave Marshall
Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV
Sherri Stoner
October 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
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.
The Brain becomes a country-western star in order to plant hypnotic suggestions for world domination, but Pinky keeps screwing up his name.
5 5 "Where No Mouse Has Gone Before"
"Win Big"
"Cheese Roll Call"
Al Zegler
Dave Marshall and Rusty Mills
Audu Paden
Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV
Story by : Tom Ruegger
Teleplay by : Peter Hastings
Paul Rugg
October 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)
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.
Brain competes on the trivia game show "Gyp-Parody" to win money for an infidibulator in order to take over the world.
6 6 "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.
7 7 "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).
8 8 "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.
9 9 "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 aired on Wednesday night and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 1996.
10 10 "Snowball" Audu Paden Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard and Peter Hastings January 21, 1996 (1996-01-21)
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.
11 11 "Around the World in 80 Narfs" Liz Holzman & Al Zegler Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV February 4, 1996 (1996-02-04)
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]
12 12 "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.
13 13 "Ambulatory Abe"
"Mouse of La Mancha"
Charles Visser Tom Minton
Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV
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.
Brain tells the story of "Don Cerebro", a mouse with plans to take over the world in a parody of Man of La Mancha.
14 14 "The Third Mouse"
"The Visit"
Charles Visser Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV
Peter Hastings
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.
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]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
15 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.
16 2 "Collect 'em All"
Kirk Tingblad
Charles Visser
Charles M. Howell IV & Rich Fogel
Tom Sheppard & Wendell Morris
September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)
Brain uses the Gutenberg printing press to create a series of collectible cards that will cause children to fall under his control when they collect the whole set.
Brain uses Pinky's new fame as an artist to finance his latest plan for world domination.
17 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.
18 4 "The Pink Candidate" Charles Visser Reid Harrison October 2, 1996 (1996-10-02)
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.
19 5 "Brain's Song" Liz Holzman Brett Baer & David Finkel October 9, 1996 (1996-10-09)
Brain attempts to make the ultimate emotional movie 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 world's biggest joke.
20 6 "Welcome to the Jungle" Rusty Mills Gene Laufenberg October 16, 1996 (1996-10-16)
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.
21 7 "A Little Off the Top"
"Megalomaniacs Anonymous"
Charles Visser
Nelson Recinos
Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV
Charles M. Howell IV & Bill Matheny
October 23, 1996 (1996-10-23)
Brain attempts to use the miraculous strength properties of Samson's hair for his own benefit.
Brain decides that he is 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 are not an obsession.
22 8 "The Mummy"
"Robin Brain"
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.
In a parody of Robin Hood, Brain collects a group of his own Mighty Mallards to steal from the rich to fund his own plans for world domination.
23 9 "Two Mice and a Baby"
"The Maze"
Kirk Tingblad Story by : Shaun McLaughlin
Teleplay by : Shaun McLaughlin and Charles M. Howell IV
Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard, Charles M. Howell IV and Earl Kress
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.
The mice must navigate a difficult and dangerous maze in Acme Labs to retrieve a microchip critical for Brain's latest plan.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
27 1 "Leave It to Beavers"
Liz Holzman & Russell Calabrese Wayne Kaatz & Charles M. Howell IV
Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard
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.
The mice become silent film comedy stars, but when they switch from comedy to drama, people get tired of their movies.
28 2 "Pinky & the Brain...and Larry"
"Where the Deer and the Mousealopes Play"
Russell Calabrese & Liz Holzman Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV
Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard
September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)
Pinky, the Brain and Larry develop a formula for the Synchrono Plastic Remote Controller, which is 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 madness until a butler throws them out. Back at the lab, Brain works out the problem with their teamwork. Larry leaves in a huff at the end of the episode to become a singer
Brain and Pinky pose as the endangered species, the Mousealope, to take over a large amount of land near Pittsburgh for their own.
29 3 "Brain Noir" Charles Visser Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)
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.
30 4 "Brain's Bogie"
"Say What, Earth?"
Nelson Recinos Reid Harrison
Gene Laufenberg
September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
Brain joins a golf tournament to steal a special golf club from a competitor to use in his world domination plan.
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 it not to and sends the machine into outer space, bringing the Moon to life.
31 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.
32 6 "All You Need Is Narf"
"Pinky's Plan"
Kirk Tingblad Bill Matheny, Charles M. Howell IV and Earl Kress
Cathy Shambley & Earl Kress
September 17, 1997 (1997-09-17)
Pinky becomes a guru in 1960s India, which Brain tries to exploit in his latest plan.
Pinky actually succeeds in talking certain powerful world leaders into handing over control of the world, but when Pinky hands over the "key to the world" to Brain, Brain botches it by repulsing the leaders with his anger and rudeness.[4]
33 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.
34 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.
35 9 "A Meticulous Analysis of History"
"Funny, You Don't Look Rhennish"
Kirk Tingblad Earl Kress, Charles M. Howell IV, Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard and Jed Spingarn
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.
Brain and Pinky must pose as farmers 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.
36 10 "The Pinky Protocol" Kirk Tingblad Rich Fogel September 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)
Brain makes 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.
37 11 "Mice Don't Dance"
"Brain Drained"
Russell Calabrese Tom Minton
Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard
September 26, 1997 (1997-09-26)
Brain develops mechanical tap-dancing legs to tap out a subliminal message while he dances at the World's Fair.
Brain runs out of his own ideas for world domination and seeks input from screenwriters for inspiration.
38 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.
39 13 "Pinky and the Brainmaker"
"Calvin Brain"
Russell Calabrese Norman McCabe
Rich Fogel, Earl Kress and Charles M. Howell IV
September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
Brain creates a cloning 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.
Brain becomes a fashion designer in order to get everyone to wear his perfume, "Subjugation," which has hypnotic properties.
40 14 "Pinky Suavo"
Mike Milo
Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard
Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
Brain uses the Personalitron to inherit the world's most attractive personas, but Pinky ends up going into the machine instead. He is then transformed into "Pinky Suavo", a more suave version of Pinky. Pinky gains control of people's attention, and 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. 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]
Pinky and Brain attempt to gain membership into a secret, world-controlling organization. The mice manage to complete the hazing rituals but only Pinky is accepted into the group because Brain cannot take any more of their shenanigans.
41 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 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 Limbaugh buys it and destroys it.
42 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. 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.
43 17 "A Pinky and the Brain Halloween" Kirk Tingblad Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard October 19, 1997 (1997-10-19)
Mr. Itch (the Devil) 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.
44 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.
45 19 "Leggo My Ego"
"Big in Japan"
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.
Brain becomes a sumo wrestler to obtain a rare Japanese fish as part of his latest plan.
46 20 "But That's Not All, Folks!" Nelson Recinos John Ludin November 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)
Pinky and Brain sell a product via infomercials to gain a large database of addresses to be used in Brain's latest plan.
47 21 "Operation: Sea Lion"
"You Said a Mouseful"
Kirk Tingblad John P. McCann
Gordon Bressack
November 14, 1997 (1997-11-14)
Brain learns to communicate with sea lions in order to create an aquatic army.
Brain attempts to put helium in shoes in a factory. Brain's plan fails because he cannot enunciate what he wants Pinky to do.
48 22 "The Tailor and the Mice"
"Bah, Wilderness"
Mike Milo Tom Ruegger
Jed Spingarn
November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)
The mice are unfortunate recipients of a tailor's well-meaning ways.
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.
49 23 "Pinky at the Bat"
"Schpiel-borg 2000"
Nelson Recinos
Rusty Mills
Bill Braunstein & Gordon Bressack
Rob Davies
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. The victory celebration prevents Brain from completing his plan. While leading a losing team to a winning season, both mice are kicked off the team.
Brain creates a robotic replica of Steven Spielberg as part of his world domination plan. It is revealed that it is only a robot 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 the robot gets up and walks through a brick wall out onto a bridge and explodes.[6]
50 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.
51 25 "The Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo"
"The Melancholy Brain"
Charles Visser Patric M. Verrone
Gordon Bressack & Patric M. Verrone
February 7, 1998 (1998-02-07)
Brain and Pinky 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 attempts to take over the royal family of Denmark by causing havoc with Hamlet.
52 26 "Inherit the Wheeze" Nelson Recinos Story by : Tom Ruegger and Earl Kress
Teleplay by : 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]
53 27 "Brain's Night Off"
"Beach Blanket Brain"
Kirk Tingblad Charles M. Howell IV, Wendell Morris and Tom Sheppard
Wendell Morris & 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.
Brain becomes a surfer to get other surfers to wear his hypnotic suntan lotion.
54 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 are as insane as Pinky is. Brain is barely able to control Pinky's family and is disappointed to find the prize is not what he expected.
55 29 "Pinky's Turn"
"Your Friend: Global Domination"
Russell Calabrese Jed Spingarn
Gordon Bressack
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.
Brain attempts to sway schoolchildren by creating an educational video.
56 30 "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town Again!" Russell Calabrese Story by : Peter Hastings
Teleplay by : Charles M. Howell IV & Jed Spingarn
April 25, 1998 (1998-04-25)
Pinky and Brain 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, but 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 is famous, and eventually kicks him out and makes Brain live in his restaurant. In the end, Brain wakes up and realizes it is all a bad dream.
57 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, convinces the other classmates to take the studies seriously.
58 32 "Whatever Happened to Baby Brain"
"Just Say Narf"
Charles Visser Jed Spingarn
Bill Canterbury & Gordon Bressack
May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
Brain poses as a child actress to gain public admiration.
Pinky sings a song to try to cheer Brain up.
59 33 "The Pinky POV"
"The Really Great Dictator"
"Brain Food"
Mike Milo Gordon Bressack
Liz Holzman
Bill Braunstein & Gordon Bressack
May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
Brain's latest plan for world domination is shown from Pinky's perspective.
The mice sing about world domination.
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
60 1 "Brainwashed: Part 1 - Brain, Brain, Go Away" Kirk Tingblad Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard September 14, 1998 (1998-09-14)
Pinky and Brain are in the midst of preparing a plan, involving a control chip on celebrity Tom Bodett. However, things hit a snag because of a new dance craze which is making people dumb. A White House conference is called to find a solution. Brain is mistakenly invited. He and Pinky head off to Washington, thinking the conference is in Brain’s honor. Suddenly, a sinister clown steals the speech the Brain was giving. As the mice are leaving, they pursue him and are captured. After their minds are erased, they are imprisoned in the Land of Hats, ruled by the Top Hat.
61 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" continues for Pinky and an amnesic Brain. With Pinky’s help, Brain is able to outwit the Top Hat and they manage to escape. By examining files taken from the Top Hat, Brain learns that the dance was created to make people dumb, part of a plan for world domination and that he and Pinky were imprisoned for refusing to dance it. Downloading the information causes a self-destruct sequence in the laboratory. Brain heads out in search of the one person (besides him) who could be behind such a scheme to conquer the world: Snowball. Brain sets off for Microsponge, Inc., which is owned by Snowball. However, Brain finds him locked away in his own mental institution. Brain reluctantly agrees to get Snowball out if he will help them, but ends up next to him as an inmate. To save the world, though, the mice must team up.
62 3 "Brainwashed: Part 3 - Wash Harder" Russell Calabrese Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard September 16, 1998 (1998-09-16)
After escaping from the mental institution, the trio seek out the mastermind and save the world. They travel to the deserted island of the geneticist who created the gene splicer which made them super intelligent. They discover that he was also a victim of the dance. They find the true mastermind: the mastermind's transformed cat, Precious. She leaves all three of them on a conveyor belt leading to the gene splicer, but they escape and only Snowball is left to the trap, causing him to lose his intelligence and become a normal hamster. Pinky and the Brain are left to stop her, before the great anthem for world peace in Washington D.C. takes place, making the Earth’s population permanently stupid. Brain saves the world by creating a new verse to the dance which reverses the effect.
63 4 "To Russia with Lab Mice"
"Hickory Dickory Bonk"
Nelson Recinos Charles M. Howell IV, Earl Kress and John Ludin
Earl Kress
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 who has a part critical to Brain's plan.
Brain attempts to make every clock in the world chime simultaneously.
64 5 "The Pinky and the Brain Reunion Special" Charles Visser Gordon Bressack & Jed Spingarn September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21)
Brain concocts a reunion special in order to attract viewers who he can brainwash with his latest device.
65 6 "A Legendary Tail"
"Project BRAIN"
Nelson Recinos Charles M. Howell IV, Earl Kress and Jed Spingarn
Gordon Bressack
September 28, 1998 (1998-09-28)
Brain attempts to create a tall tale to earn world renown.
This episode tells the story of Brain's first plan for world domination.
66 7 "Star Warners" Nelson Recinos Liz Holzman, Charles M. Howell IV and Tom Ruegger November 14, 1998 (1998-11-14)
Pinky and the Brain plan to use the "Mega Star" for their world domination plans.


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