List of Pinky and the Brain episodes
The following is a list of episodes for the Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment 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 skits that were created as part of that show.
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 1 episodes had two or more programming variations on their first run.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||14||September 9, 1995||May 12, 1996|
|2||12||September 7, 1996||May 17, 1997|
|3||33||September 8, 1997||May 16, 1998|
|4||7||September 14, 1998||November 14, 1998|
|5||22||January 5, 1999||January 26, 1999|
Season 1 (1995–96)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"Das Mouse"||Liz Holzman & Al Zegler||Peter Hastings||September 9, 1995|
|The Brain must recover crab meat from the crabs that only live in the sunken wreckage of the RMS Titanic to implement a hypnotic food additive that is necessary for his latest plan for world domination.|
|2||2||"Of Mouse and Man"||Audu Paden||Peter Hastings||September 17, 1995|
|The Brain, in his mechanical human suit, gets a job and then stages an accident, suing the company so as to obtain enough money to set up an automated answering system that will keep people busy while he takes over the world.|
|Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV|
|September 24, 1995|
The Brain plans to use a "growing ray" (originally a "shrinking ray") to grow Pinky into super-size while dressed up as Gollyzilla, while Brain would turn himself gigantic and stop him, using the name Brainodo, in exchange for world domination. However, the real Gollyzilla emerges from the ocean and starts to rampage through the city, making Brain think that the dinosaur is Pinky. The episode ends with the ray going out of control and 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 creates a machine that can increase or decrease intelligence and uses it on Pinky so that he can become smart enough to understand that he is the cause of Brain's failures, due to research that Brain conducted. However, Pinky constantly finds flaws in every plan to take over the world that Brain proposes, causing Brain to tell Pinky to leave. Pinky, depressed and thinking that Brain does not like him anymore now that he is smart, gets the idea to use the machine to make himself stupid so that Brain will like him again. However, Brain discovers (based on Pinky's re-calculations of his research) that he himself is the cause of all his failures and that Pinky is now even smarter than he is. Believing both of them to be better off with Pinky as the genius and Brain as the idiot, Brain gets to the machine first and uses it on himself - only to find out that Pinky has now done the same thing after he did. In the end, both of them are idiots and are now too stupid to operate the machine and restore Brain to his intelligent self.
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"
Gary Hartle, Audu Paden and Dave Marshall
|Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV|
|October 1, 1995|
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 named Bubba Bo Bob Brain in order to plant hypnotic suggestions for world domination, but Pinky keeps screwing up his name. Note: Initially aired as a segment of Animaniacs.
|5||5||"Where No Mouse Has Gone Before"|
"Cheese Roll Call"
Dave Marshall and Rusty Mills
|Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV|
Story by : Tom Ruegger
Teleplay by : Peter Hastings
|October 8, 1995|
Brain changes a message on a deep space probe about to be launched to say 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. Note: Initially aired as a segment of Animaniacs.
To the tune of John Philip Sousa's Semper Fidelis, Pinky sings of the different kinds of cheese he loves.
|6||6||"Brainania"||Jon McClenahan||John P. McCann||November 12, 1995|
|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|
|Brain invents dentures that gives him a smile which can hypnotize anyone that sees them without wearing 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|
|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|
|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 from Santa. When the time comes to switch the machine on, Pinky is horrified to find that his letter to Santa was not given to him and gets upset, but Brain is not 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 that he cannot 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 in a fit of rage. Back at Acme Labs, Brain gives Pinky a spell checker for Christmas and Pinky gives Brain a key chain of Earth, for which Brain is truly grateful. 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|
|Brain conducts a chain letter scheme that will make him the ruler of the world by simply including a final sentence 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 lab hamster), has been spying on them and stolen Brain's plan. Brain becomes frustrated and creates a new holiday (Wink Martindale Day) that closes the post office, thus preventing Snowball from mailing the chain letters. Snowball then tries to convince Pinky that Brain is only using him (and offers him fudge), but Pinky refuses to believe him. Later, Snowball buys out the world with his incredible wealth that he has had Bill Grates, the world's richest nerd (a parody of Bill Gates and leader of Microsponge (a parody of Microsoft)) sign over to him, and builds a Pinky-themed amusement park. Pinky begins to consider Snowball's offer, to which Brain replies, not knowing about Snowball's talk with Pinky, "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 Brain is just being sarcastic again, accepts Snowball's offer, but eventually ends up missing Brain terribly. The episode ends when Brain snaps and challenges Snowball to a fight, ultimately defeating his foe.|
|11||11||"Around the World in 80 Narfs"||Liz Holzman & Al Zegler||Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV||February 4, 1996|
|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 Brain travel east around the world and reach New York, and only need to take an already scheduled ship to Great 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.|
|12||12||"Fly"||Liz Holzman & Al Zegler||Peter Hastings and John Loy||February 11, 1996|
|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.|
"Mouse of La Mancha"
|Charles Visser||Tom Minton|
Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV
|February 25, 1996|
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"|
|Charles Visser||Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV|
|May 12, 1996|
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 lab 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 finally sends them to Florida, tricking them into thinking that the trip is only a vacation.
Season 2 (1996–97)Edit
|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|
|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"|
|Charles M. Howell IV & Rich Fogel|
Tom Sheppard & Wendell Morris
|September 14, 1996|
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|
|Brain goes to 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|
|After Pinky writes a misunderstood letter to the newspaper complaining about The Family Circus, he is elected President of the United States and Brain uses Pinky's position to try to take over the world.|
|19||5||"Brain's Song"||Liz Holzman||Brett Baer & David Finkel||October 9, 1996|
|Brain attempts to make the ultimate emotional movie and to take over the world 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|
|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 into believing he is "the Wise One". 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"|
|Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV|
Charles M. Howell IV & Bill Matheny
|October 23, 1996|
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.
|Kirk Tingblad||Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard||December 28, 1996|
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 in order to fund his own plans for world domination.
|23||9||"Two Mice and a Baby"|
|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|
Pinky and Brain try to raise a superpowered baby that they found in a rocket that was 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 to take over the world.
|24||10||"Brain of the Future"||Nelson Recinos||Brian Swenlin||February 8, 1997|
|Pinky and Brain are visited by their future selves, who give them a kit for world domination from a future where intelligent cockroaches have taken over the world.|
|25||11||"Brinky"||Kirk Tingblad||David Fury & Elin Hampton||February 22, 1997|
|Brain attempts to create an army of Brain clones, but when Pinky's DNA gets mixed up in the process, 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|
|Pinky helps Brain assemble a celebrity basketball team as part of Brain's latest plan to take over the world, but fires every single one of them (including Pinky), causing the once-adoring fans to bitterly despise him after he ends up injuring most of the other team.|
Season 3 (1997–98)Edit
|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|
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|
Pinky, 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.|
Pinky and Brain pose as the last two individuals of an endangered species, the mousealope, in order 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|
|In a film noir spoof, Pinky and Brain run into Billie, who uses her charm to fool them into thinking that she needs help when she is really working for Snowball. At the end, she tosses Snowball and Brain over the edge of the waterslide that 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.|
"Say What, Earth?"
|Nelson Recinos||Reid Harrison|
|September 15, 1997|
Brain joins a golf tournament to steal a special golf club from a competitor to use in his latest world domination plan.|
Brain manages to communicate with Earth directly with a new device, and attempts to use that ability to take over the world, but Earth turns on him and tries to destroy him. Pinky convinces it not to and sends the device into outer space, bringing the Moon to life.
|31||5||"My Feldmans, My Friends"||Charles Visser||Brett Baer & Dave Finkel||September 16, 1997|
|Brain must recover a critical part of the device for his latest plan to take over the world from his packrat neighbor, Mr. Sultana Sultana, whom the part was accidentally delivered to, in order to prevent a lightning strike from destroying 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"|
|Kirk Tingblad||Bill Matheny, Charles M. Howell IV and Earl Kress|
Cathy Shambley & Earl Kress
|September 17, 1997|
Pinky becomes a guru in 1960s India, which Brain tries to exploit in his latest plan to take over the world.|
Pinky actually succeeds in talking certain powerful world leaders into handing over control of the world to Brain on his birthday as a surprise, but when Pinky hands over the "key to the world" to Brain, Brain ruins it by repulsing the leaders with his anger and rudeness, only realizing that the world was finally his after it is entirely too late.
|33||7||"This Old Mouse"||Charles Visser||Bill Canterbury||September 18, 1997|
|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 to him by Mr. Sultana and uses the yam to replace Brain. Using 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|
|Brain tries to take control of tornadoes as part of his latest plan to take over the world.|
|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|
|September 20, 1997|
Brain and Pinky sing about famous history leaders and their downfalls and how Brain will learn from their failures.|
Brain and Pinky must pose as Rhennish farmers in order to gain access to a key mineral for Brain's latest plan to take over the world. However, Brain finds out that there is only the "fool's" version of the mineral in the region.
|36||10||"The Pinky Protocol"||Kirk Tingblad||Rich Fogel||September 22, 1997|
|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 named Big Jake 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 that Brain pasted his own photo over is really one of Joyce DeWitt, who then becomes ruler of the world herself.|
|37||11||"Mice Don't Dance"|
|Russell Calabrese||Tom Minton|
Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard
|September 26, 1997|
Brain develops mechanical tap-dancing legs to tap out a subliminal message while he dances at the World's Fair.|
Brain runs out of 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|
|Brain grows an army of giant, animated vegetables in order to take over the world.|
|39||13||"Pinky and the Brainmaker"|
|Russell Calabrese||Norman McCabe|
Rich Fogel, Earl Kress and Charles M. Howell IV
|September 29, 1997|
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.
|Mike Milo||Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard||October 4, 1997|
Brain uses the Personalitron to inherit the world's most attractive personas of various celebrities, but Pinky ends up going into the machine instead. He is then transformed into "Pinky Suavo", a more suave version of himself. 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 this 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.|
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 the members' (who are various world leaders) shenanigans. As it turns out, the organization is only an excuse for the members to watch the only complete collection of The Three Morons short films whenever they want to.
|41||15||"The Real Life"||Kirk Tingblad||Jed Spingarn||October 10, 1997|
|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 latest plan to take over the world 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 they 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 him to get him to turn it off, but Limbaugh buys it and then destroys it.|
|42||16||"Brain's Way"||Nelson Recinos||Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard||October 11, 1997|
|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|
|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, thus 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 entire deal null and void.|
|44||18||"Brainy Jack"||Charles Visser||Brett Baer, Dave Finkel and Earl Kress||November 1, 1997|
|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|
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 to take over the world.
|46||20||"But That's Not All, Folks!"||Nelson Recinos||John Ludin||November 8, 1997|
|Pinky and Brain sell a product via infomercials to gain a large database of addresses to be used in Brain's latest plan to take over the world.|
|47||21||"Operation: Sea Lion"|
"You Said a Mouseful"
|Kirk Tingblad||John P. McCann|
|November 14, 1997|
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 latest plan to take over the world fails because he cannot enunciate what he wants Pinky to do.
|48||22||"The Tailor and the Mice"|
|Mike Milo||Tom Ruegger|
|November 15, 1997|
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 leaders' 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 time at camp, and now the children of the world's vice-presidents are attending, much to Brain's dismay.
|49||23||"Pinky at the Bat"|
|Bill Braunstein & Gordon Bressack|
|November 22, 1997|
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 latest plan to take over the world. 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.
|50||24||"Broadway Malady"||Russell Calabrese||Gordon Bressack & Charles M. Howell IV||January 3, 1998|
|Brain attempts to get a musical on Broadway, but is surprised to find that Pinky's musical is 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|
Brain (as Brainie the Poo) and Pinky (as 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 in a parody of Walt Disney Studios' Winnie the Pooh cartoons.|
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|
|Brain attempts to use a tobacco company to take over the world by selling cigarettes to children. However, Pinky becomes disgusted at what Brain is trying to do and convinces him to double-cross the tobacco company. Note: The episode later won a PRISM Award for Best Children's Animated Television Episode for its anti-smoking message.|
|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|
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|
|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 gene-splicing machine that gave the two mice their intelligence, Brain finds that Pinky's family are just as insane as Pinky is. Brain is barely able to control Pinky's family and is disappointed to find out that the prize is not what he expected it to be.|
"Your Friend: Global Domination"
|Russell Calabrese||Jed Spingarn|
|February 28, 1998|
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|
|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 to because he is famous, and eventually kicks him out and makes Brain live in his restaurant. In the end, Brain wakes up and realizes that it is all a bad dream.|
|57||31||"Dangerous Brains"||Mike Milo||Brett Baer, Dave Finkel and Tom Ruegger||May 2, 1998|
|Brain takes a job as a teacher at a troubled school in order to earn money for his latest plan to take over the world 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|
Brain poses as a child actress to gain public admiration.|
Pinky sings a song to try to cheer Brain up.
|59||33||"The Pinky P.O.V."|
"The Really Great Dictator"
|Mike Milo||Gordon Bressack|
Bill Braunstein & Gordon Bressack
|May 16, 1998|
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 in order to feed them an intelligence-increasing drug.
Season 4 (1998)Edit
|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|
|Pinky and Brain are in the midst of preparing a plan to take over the world involving a control chip on celebrity Tom Bodett. However, things hit a snag because of a new dance craze which is making people stupid. 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 Brain was giving. As the mice are leaving, they are pursued and 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|
|Weirdness in the "Land of Hats" continues for Pinky and an amnesic Brain. With Pinky’s help, Brain is able to regain his memory and outwit the Top Hat, after which they manage to escape. By examining files taken from the Top Hat, Brain learns that the dance was created to make people stupid, is 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 imprisoned next to him as an inmate. To save the world, therefore, the mice must team up with Snowball.|
|62||3||"Brainwashed: Part 3 - Wash Harder"||Russell Calabrese||Wendell Morris & Tom Sheppard||September 16, 1998|
|After Brain and Snowball escape from the mental institution, they and Pinky set out to find the mastermind and save the world. They travel to the deserted island of the geneticist who created the gene splicer which made Brain and Snowball super-intelligent. They discover that he was also a victim of the dance and find the true mastermind: the geneticist's transformed cat, Precious. She leaves all three of them on a conveyor belt leading to the gene splicer, but the mice escape and only Snowball is left to go into the machine, causing him to lose his intelligence and become a normal hamster. Pinky and the Brain are left to stop Precious before the great anthem for world peace in Washington D.C. takes place, making 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|
|September 21, 1998|
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|
|Brain concocts a reunion special in order to attract viewers who he can then brainwash with his latest device.|
|65||6||"A Legendary Tail"|
|Nelson Recinos||Charles M. Howell IV, Earl Kress and Jed Spingarn|
|September 28, 1998|
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|
|Pinky and the Brain (cast as parodies of the Star Wars saga's droids C3PO and R2D2, respectively) plan to use the "Mega Star" for their world domination plans. The episode, itself a parody of Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope, also features other Animaniacs characters as parodies of other Star Wars characters, including Yakko as Han Solo, Wakko as Luke Skywalker, Dot as Princess Leia, Thaddeus Plotz as Darth Vader, and squirrels Slappy and Skippy as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, respectively.|
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