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Pinky and the Brain 

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A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.
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Series cast summary:
Rob Paulsen ...  Pinky / ... 65 episodes, 1995-1998
Maurice LaMarche ...  The Brain / ... 65 episodes, 1995-1998
Tress MacNeille ...  First Lady / ... 43 episodes, 1995-1998
Frank Welker ...  The President / ... 27 episodes, 1995-1998
Jeff Bennett ...  Baloney / ... 24 episodes, 1995-1998
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A genetically engineered mouse (who sounds like Orson Welles) and his insane cohort make nightly attempts to take over the world. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Series producer Peter Hastings described the show as "a $250,000 inside joke on Orson Welles". The Brain was inspired by Welles, and frequently slips in tributes to Welles' work into his schemes. See more »

Quotes

The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
Pinky: Wuh, I think so, Brain, but wouldn't anything lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits you'll find the definition for one of the polysyllabic words used by Brain in that week's episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 'Nickelodeon Network' adds the 'Nickelodeon' logo into the opening credits on various objects. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Madagascar (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Pinky and the Brain Theme - Original Version
Written by Richard Stone and Tom Ruegger
Performed by Jess Harnell, Dorian Harewood, Jim Cummings and Rob Paulsen
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Hilarious, cute, brilliantly animated and zany, quite simply a brilliant TV show
20 April 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

As an avid fan of Animaniacs, I watch this spin off show with the lovable characters Pinky and the Brain religiously, and I love it just as much as Animaniacs. It is simply brilliant and so much fun, something cartoons now should learn from. It is hilarious, cute and zany, and not only is a worthy successor to Animaniacs but almost surpasses it.

Pinky and The Brain is brilliantly animated, I love looking at the audacious colours, the pretty backgrounds and how the characters move. The music is very memorable and really cleverly composed, and the theme song is deliciously catchy. Plus the story lines are clever, outrageous but brilliantly structured, and the scripts and humour is engaging, hilarious and zany. I think it is thanks to the superb writing, and the characters are endearing and unique, Pinky being stupid but funny and adorable and Brain being brainy and somewhat deadpan. The voice acting is absolutely stellar, Rob Paulson and Maurice LeMarche both do superb jobs, and they are supported brilliantly by Tress MacNeille and Frank Welker.

Overall, brilliant, perfect for kids and adults. Shame it didn't last longer. Personally, I would avoid the spin off Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, the obnoxious Elmyra alone was enough to make me stop watching. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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9 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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