Pinky and the Brain (TV Series 1995–1998) Poster



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Followed by 

Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (1998) (TV Series)

Spun-off from 

Animaniacs (1993) (TV Series)
Pinky and the Brain have their own segment on "Animaniacs" before they're given their own show.


THX 1138 (1971)
During the opening The Brain writes THX=1138 on a chalk board as part of an equation called "The Theory of Everything (made simple)"
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) (TV Series)
On Brain's blackboard, he attempts to take the square root of BH 91210, alas he has written the wrong value!

Referenced in 

Freakazoid!: And Fan Boy Is His Name/Lawn Gnomes Chapter IV: Fun in the Sun/Freak's French Lesson (1995) (TV Episode)
Harlen Anderson is seen holding a poster of this show.
Freakazoid!: The Chip: Part 2/Freakazoid Is History (1995) (TV Episode)
Both of the main characters appear in this episode.
Freakazoid!: The Freakazoid (1996) (TV Episode)
Freakazoid, Wakko and The Brain argue over whether Freakazoid, Animaniacs or Pinky & the Brain are Steven Spielberg's favourite show.
Smart Guy: Lab Rats (1997) (TV Episode)
Mo refers to the series.
Pinky and the Brain: A Meticulous Analysis of History/Funny, You Don't Look Rhennish (1997) (TV Episode)
Pinky asks Brain if they can sing about cheese. The Cheese Role call was a Season One Segment.
The New Batman Adventures: Torch Song (1998) (TV Episode)
On the phone with Bruce, Barbara quotes from the famous exchange between the cartoon's stars, where Pinky asks what they're going to do that night and Brain replies, "The same thing we do every night, Pinky: try to take over the world!"
Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) (Video Game)
In Gecko there is a large intelligent mole rat called "Brain". He has a lust to take over the world.
Creation Science 103: Class 4 (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kent.
Madagascar (2005)
King Julian and Maurice characters refer to Pinky and the Brain's characters. Physical analogies and almost same voices.
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
One of Silhouette's scans is "What was I doing? Oh yeah, the same thing I do every night. Try to take over the world!"
Creation Science 201: Class 6 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kent.
Creation Boot Camp: Dinosaurs in the Bible (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kent.
Hack! (2007)
Maddy and Ricky call each other "Pinky" and "Brain" and mention taking over the world.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Yami of Darkness (2007) (TV Episode)
Odion: "Gee Brain, what are we going to do tomorrow night". Marik: "The same thing we do every night Binky boy, try and take over the world".
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Alma Mater (2007) (TV Episode)
one of the shows brought up in the TV show identification duel between Lester and Morgan
Nostalgia Critic: Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat: The Movie Reviews - Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
The names of Pinky and Brain are used to make fun of all the annoying characters in Street Fighter.
Bones: The Doctor in the Den (2009) (TV Episode)
Booth refers to himself and Bones as Pinky and the Brain when he mentions a fact about giraffes that Bones doesn't know about.
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
I Am Weasel got its own series like how this show did from Animanaics
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Boast Busters (2010) (TV Episode)
Snips and Snails's exchange in which Snips asks "You thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?" and Snails replies "Why is it dey call it a flea market when dey don't really sell fleas?" is an homage to Pinky and the Brain. A running gag in Pinky and the Brain was that Brain, the smarter and shorter one, would ask Pinky, the taller and stupider one, "Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?", and Pinky would reply with a bizarre non sequitur.
Nostalgia Critic: The First Couple: TMNT (2010) (TV Episode)
Appears in place of Krang for one scene
Nostalgia Critic: Secret of NIMH 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic compares movie's climax to the plot of Pinky and the Brain
Ultimate Cartoon Fighting: Dexter vs. Stewie - UCF Round 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Pinky and the Brain make an appearance
Nostalgia Critic: Heavy Metal (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic and Hagan do the "are you pondering what I'm pondering" gag.
After the Tribulation (2012)
Mentioned by Kent.
I Know That Voice (2013)
Discussed in the film
Honest Trailers: Game of Thrones Vol. 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
"The same thing we do every day, Pinkie - try to take over the world"
Nostalgia Critic: The Purge (2014) (TV Episode)
Malcolm and Tamara are worried about Pinky and the Brain splitting up
Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance (2014) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: How Bad Is Lady in the Water??? (2014) (TV Episode)
An image of Pinky is shown.
iZombie: The Exterminator (2015) (TV Episode)
Liv names her trivia team "Piggy and the Brain"
Look Who's Back (2015)
An image of Pinky and the Brain appears for a brief moment on the computer screen when Hitler is looking for "World domination" on Google.
Nostalgia Critic: Hocus Pocus (2015) (TV Episode)
Isaac and Malachai behave like P&B, even quoting their catchphrases."
Honest Trailers: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Beast of Hollow Mountain (2017) (TV Episode)
"...The same thing I do every night, Don Perdro: Try to take over the world!"
Honest Trailers: Power Rangers (2017) (2017) (TV Episode)
'Pinky in the Plane'
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Cartoon Fan Theories (2017) (TV Episode)
The theory that Pinky is the genius is #4.
Fresh Off the Boat: It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang (2017) (TV Episode)
a trick or treater is dressed as The Brain
Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Science (2017) (TV Episode)
When Adam and Winnie become cartoon mice they're drawn to resemble the title characters.
Tully (2018)
Tully quotes the Brain's catch-phrase "try to take over the world".
Queer Eye: Below Average Joe (2018) (TV Episode)
DVD in Joe's room
Honest Trailers: Venom (2019) (TV Episode)
"Inky and the Veins"
Postmodern Jukebox: Pinky and the Brain Theme (2019) (Video)
The band performs the version of the theme song that was used in this series.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Too Drunk For Disney (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.

Featured in 

See Spot Run (2001)
James watches this on Gordon's TV.
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005)
Audio clips are used.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs (2008) (TV Episode)
#3 is anything written by the Richard Stone team.
Atop the Fourth Wall: TMNT Meets Archie (2010) (TV Episode)
A classic "are you pondering what I'm pondering" gag is recalled.
Nostalgia Critic: Ferngully 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Brain saying his catchphrase
Nostalgia Critic: Gordy (2011) (TV Episode)
clip of Pinky when Gordy is given that nickname
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cartoon Theme Songs (2014) (TV Episode)
"Pinky and the Brain" gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dumbest Animated TV Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Pinky is #6.
Cinemadonna: Bloodhounds of Broadway (2014) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Lost in Adaptation: Ender's Game (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional TV Inventors (2015) (TV Episode)
The Brain is #9.
Nostalgia Critic: Lady in the Water (2016) (TV Episode)
Since "narfs" are mentioned in the movie, the Critic inserts clips of Pinky saying it, and the Critic wishes he and Brain were part of the twist ending
WatchMojo: Top 10 Henchmen from Kids' Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
Pinky gets an honorable mention.
Nostalgia Critic: Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic praises the original series
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Talking Animals in TV (2016) (TV Episode)
Pinky and the Brain get an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Cartoon Villains of the 1990s (2017) (TV Episode)
The Brain gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cartoon TV Sidekicks (2017) (TV Episode)
Pinky is #4.
MsMojo: Top 10 Animated Kids' Shows That'll Make You Nostalgic (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips from the show are featured.
MsMojo: Top 10 Animated Show Moments That Made Us Happy Cry (2018) (TV Episode)
The moment in Pinky and the Brain: A Pinky & the Brain Christmas (1995) when the Brain reads Pinky's letter is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Smartest Characters in Cartoons (2019) (TV Episode)
The Brain is #7.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Cartoons That Were Canceled for Ridiculous Reasons (2019) (TV Episode)
Pinky and the Brain, canceled because of the network executives adding Elmyra, is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best 90s Cartoon Theme Songs (2019) (TV Episode)
The "Pinky and the Brain" theme song is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cartoons That Deserve a Second Chance (2019) (TV Episode)
Pinky and the Brain is #7.

Spoofed in 

Zinor Layla: Episode dated 22 June 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Noyam and Arbel song
Nostalgia Critic: The Purge (2014) (TV Episode)
Pinky and the Brain have a falling out
Camp Camp: Journey to Spooky Island (2016) (TV Episode)
A mouse with a large, human-sized brain is shown as an experiment with the label "Take a cartoon literally"
1st Viewing: Sleepwalkers (2018) (TV Episode)
Doug and Rob do a parody of the opening of the show in the beginning of the video.

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