History WesternAnimation / PinkyAndTheBrain

21st Sep '17 10:20:36 AM brianify
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* MediumAwareness: Occasionally, but particularly during the "Brainie the Poo" episode.
-->'''Pinklett''': Um, when does this scene start to animate, Brainie?
-->'''Brainie''': It already has, Pinklett.
13th Sep '17 7:08:39 PM luiz4200
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* DealWithTheDevil: In "A Pinky and the Brain Halloween", a man named Mr. Itch, who is later revealed to be the devil himself, offers Brain to finally achieve his goal to rule the world in exchange for his soul. When Brain refuses, Pinky offers his soul instead.

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* DealWithTheDevil: DealWithTheDevil:
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In "A Pinky and the Brain Halloween", a man named Mr. Itch, who is later revealed to be the devil himself, offers Brain to finally achieve his goal to rule the world in exchange for his soul. When Brain refuses, Pinky offers his soul instead.instead.
** In one story from the comics, Brain tells Pinky a version of {{Faust}} where Brain[=/=]Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for the ultimate knowledge.


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* LoopholeAbuse: In the comics, Brain's version of {{Faust}} makes a DealWithTheDevil to obtain the ultimate knowledge and isn't worried because [[InvokedTrope there's no contract without a loophole out of it]]. When Mephistopheles shows up to collect, Faust [[SubvertedTrope couldn't find a loophole]] and says that means [[DoubleSubversion Mephistepheles failed to give him the ultimate knowledge the deal requires him to]]. [[spoiler:Mephistopheles lets Faust keep his soul but rewinds time back to when the deal was made so the accomplishments made with help from the deal never happened and erases everything about the deal from Faust's memory.]]
8th Sep '17 11:25:36 AM GrammarNavi
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* {{Amish}}: The Rhennish, complete with BarnRaising.

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* {{Amish}}: UsefulNotes/{{Amish}}: The Rhennish, complete with BarnRaising.
26th Aug '17 6:33:34 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BreakingTheBonds: The Brain manages this in the episode "Welcome to the Jungle".



* BreakingTheBonds: The Brain manages this in the episode "Welcome to the Jungle".
6th Jul '17 11:04:32 PM HeroicJay
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* UpliftedAnimal: The two were ordinary lab mice before having their genes spliced. Other characters, such as Snowball, also qualify. Aside from a few movie pastiches and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' crossovers, no talking animals are seen that were not the products of science.
2nd Jul '17 9:57:48 AM nombretomado
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* GrandFinale: "Star Warners", a WholePlotReference to the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. Featuring [[{{Crossover}} guest appearances]] by most of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' characters, as well as [[{{Freakazoid}} a cameo by Freakazoid, Mo-Ron/Bo-Ron and Fanboy]]. As a trivia note, this episode also aired the same day as the final episode of ''Animaniacs''.

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* GrandFinale: "Star Warners", a WholePlotReference to the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. Featuring [[{{Crossover}} guest appearances]] by most of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' characters, as well as [[{{Freakazoid}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} a cameo by Freakazoid, Mo-Ron/Bo-Ron and Fanboy]]. As a trivia note, this episode also aired the same day as the final episode of ''Animaniacs''.
28th Jun '17 3:56:03 AM NESBoy
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--> Brain: Hit the lights!
--> Pinky: (off camera) Ow!
--> Brain: Turn on the lights, Pinky.

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--> Brain: '''Brain:''' Hit the lights!
--> Pinky:
floodlights!\\
'''Pinky:'''
(off camera) Ow!
--> Brain:
Ow!\\
'''Brain:'''
Turn on the lights, Pinky.floodlights.
** Soon afterward, Pinky tries to ask the Brain about what to do with a pancake recipe where a key ingredient, the hypnotic sapo of a rare frog species, has a bitter taste. The Brain dismissively tells him, "Cut it out." Pinky misunderstandingly proceeds to eliminate the fluid from the recipe, singlehandedly ruining their MassHypnosis plan.



* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: The final episode of the show was a Star Wars parody featuring the cast of WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}, the show that it spun off from.

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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: The final episode of the show was a Star Wars ''Franchise/StarWars'' parody featuring the cast of WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', the show that it spun off from.
21st May '17 9:04:35 AM MasamiPhoenix
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* EvilAlbino: Brain, due to being a white lab mouse with pink eyes who plans to take over the world. Well, maybe "evil" is a bit exaggerated.
26th Apr '17 12:27:33 PM StFan
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!!''Pinky and The Brain'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!''Pinky and The Brain'' provides examples of the following tropes:
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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: TropeNamer. After years of playing it straight, it was 'capped' by being played with in the episode 'Brain Food':

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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: TropeNamer. TropeNamer.
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After years of playing it straight, it was 'capped' "capped" by being played with in the episode 'Brain Food':"Brain Food":



--->'''Snowball:''' Nice try, Brain, but I don't need your-- (Falls down a waterfall) Help!

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--->'''Snowball:''' -->'''Snowball:''' Nice try, Brain, but I don't need your-- (Falls ''[falls down a waterfall) waterfall]'' Help!



** The entire episode "Pinky and The Brain... and Larry" was one big take that against the Kids WB network execs, who kept demanding that the show add a third character to the show, despite Pinky and The Brain being pretty explicitly a comedy ''duo'' who would gain nothing from a third character. To illustrate this, they made an episode where a third mouse named Larry appears, [[RememberTheNewGuy and the other two act as if he has always been there]] (he's even added to the theme song.) Most of the episode's humor comes from the fact that Larry seems incredibly out of place and unnecessary to the plot, and that he keeps trying to insert himself into gags and situations where he adds nothing.
*** Either the execs didn't get the joke, or they did and decided to take revenge on the writers, because a year later a third character (Elmyra) was forced on the show, leading to a unintentional version of the awkwardness seen in the Larry episode, and then cancellation.

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** The entire episode "Pinky and The Brain... and Larry" was one big take that against the Kids WB network execs, who kept demanding that the show add a third character to the show, despite Pinky and The Brain being pretty explicitly a comedy ''duo'' who would gain nothing from a third character. To illustrate this, they made an episode where a third mouse named Larry appears, [[RememberTheNewGuy and the other two act as if he has always been there]] (he's even added to the theme song.) song). Most of the episode's humor comes from the fact that Larry seems incredibly out of place and unnecessary to the plot, and that he keeps trying to insert himself into gags and situations where he adds nothing.
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nothing. Either the execs didn't get the joke, or they did and decided to take revenge on the writers, because a year later a third character (Elmyra) was forced on the show, leading to a unintentional version of the awkwardness seen in the Larry episode, and then cancellation.



* CatchPhrase: "Same thing we do every night", "AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering?", [[BigYes "YES!"]], "Narf!/Poit!/Zort!/Troz!", others.

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* CatchPhrase: "Same thing we do every night", "AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering?", "AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering", [[BigYes "YES!"]], "Narf!/Poit!/Zort!/Troz!", others.



-->'''Jack Maguire''': I never take pleasure in the demise of another man.... (smiles) Usually!

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-->'''Jack Maguire''': Maguire:''' I never take pleasure in the demise of another man.... (smiles) ''[smiles]'' Usually!



'''Brain:''' Uh...guess.\\

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'''Brain:''' Uh... guess.\\



* CompanionCube
** Pinky's 'sister' from "The Family That Poits Together Narfs Together" is an empty wooden thread-spool.

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* CompanionCube
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** Pinky's 'sister' "sister" from "The Family That Poits Together Narfs Together" is an empty wooden thread-spool.



--> '''Brain:''' I see ''some''one had too much Shasta on the plane.

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--> '''Brain:''' --->'''Brain:''' I see ''some''one had too much Shasta on the plane.



-->'''Pinky:''' Um... Brain... d-don't you think maybe you've had enough to drink?\\

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-->'''Pinky:''' --->'''Pinky:''' Um... Brain... d-don't you think maybe you've had enough to drink?\\



* DumbIsGood: Pinky, though his morality sticks even when he's not 'dumb' due to events.

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* DumbIsGood: Pinky, though his morality sticks even when he's not 'dumb' "dumb" due to events.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the {{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}} segments, especially earlier on, Brain's megalomania is more apparent and he's barely tolerating of Pinky compared to later, even using him for labor. Pinky is less capable (a minion in the traditional sense) and far more likely to goof off, playing into the 'insane' part of the theme song. There's some VocalEvolution as well.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the {{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' segments, especially earlier on, Brain's megalomania is more apparent and he's barely tolerating of Pinky compared to later, even using him for labor. Pinky is less capable (a minion in the traditional sense) and far more likely to goof off, playing into the 'insane' "insane" part of the theme song. There's some VocalEvolution as well.
20th Apr '17 3:23:33 PM RisefromYourGrave
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[[caption-width-right:209:''[[EarWorm One is a genius, the other's insane...]]''

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[[caption-width-right:209:''[[EarWorm One is a genius, the other's insane...]]'']]'']]
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