History WesternAnimation / PinkyAndTheBrain

13th Feb '17 1:45:51 PM morenohijazo
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* CockroachesWillRuleTheEarth: One of the episodes has them travel in time to the far future when anthropomorphic cockroaches rule the world under a cockroach queen.
30th Jan '17 1:38:04 PM Snicka
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* BehemothBattle: In the episode "Tokyo Grows", Brain attempts to take over Tokyo by disguising Pinky as the [[RentAZilla giant monster]] [[PunnyName Gollyzilla]], turning him into a giant with a reversed ShrinkRay, and then turning himself giant too and [[EngineeredHeroics saving the city by fighting Pinky]]. HilarityEnsues when the real Gollyzilla shows up and Brain fights him instead of Pinky.
2nd Jan '17 9:24:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* DreadfulMusician: YokoOno {{Expy}} Yoyo Nono in "All You Need Is Narf".

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* DreadfulMusician: YokoOno Music/YokoOno {{Expy}} Yoyo Nono in "All You Need Is Narf".
26th Nov '16 11:44:44 PM Az_Tech341
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The due attempt a ''War of the Worlds'' hoax with a special effects budget of $0. (See SoBadItsGood.)

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The due duo attempt a ''War of the Worlds'' hoax with a special effects budget of $0. (See SoBadItsGood.)
26th Nov '16 6:39:52 PM LBHills
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The due attempt a ''War of the Worlds'' hoax with a special effects budget of $0. (See SoBadItsGood.)
24th Nov '16 6:27:32 AM Az_Tech341
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** Brain comes ''this close'' to taking over the world in "The Brain's Apprentice". If only he hesitated a bit on deactivating the robots forcing the President to sign the documents enabling Brain to be the leader.

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** Brain comes ''this close'' to taking over the world in "The Brain's Apprentice". If only Apprentice", but he hesitated a bit on foils his own plan by deactivating the robots forcing the President to sign the documents enabling Brain that would have enabled him to be the leader.
23rd Nov '16 12:24:33 PM HeroGal2347
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* PlatonicDeclarationOfLove: Played with via LastSecondWordSwap. In one episode, Brain accidentally knocks Pinky off the table. Upon finding out that he's all right, Brain laments that it's his fault: "This obsession with taking over the world is causing me to hurt the ones I...tolerate."
23rd Nov '16 7:12:08 AM CaptainTedium
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* AnimalWrongsGroup: In one episode, a group of them "liberate" the duo and return them to their "natural habitat": the jungle. By throwing them out of a plane, [[CriticalResearchFailure because mice can fly]].

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* AnimalWrongsGroup: In one episode, "Welcome to the Jungle", a group of them "liberate" the duo and return them to their "natural habitat": the jungle. By throwing them out of a plane, [[CriticalResearchFailure because mice can fly]].
23rd Nov '16 7:11:04 AM CaptainTedium
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* SuckECheeses: A birthday party at "Chunky Cheesey".
* SurroundedByIdiots: Brain thinks this is the case.
* SuspectIsHatless: Pinky's description of Snowball was spectacularly vague... until he brought up his tattoo.

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* SuckECheeses: A birthday party at "Chunky Cheesey".
Cheesey" in "Pinky's Plan".
* SurroundedByIdiots: Brain thinks this is the case.
case. Not only is Pinky too dumb to be a completely efficient assistant, but it's also shown on several occasions that he doesn't have a high opinion on the intelligence of the human race in general.
* SuspectIsHatless: Pinky's description of Snowball in the latter's debut episode was spectacularly vague... until he brought up his tattoo.



* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: The bulk of the episode "Brain Drained".

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* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: The bulk of the episode "Brain Drained".Drained" has Pinky and the Brain listen to different people's pitches for a television show about them, which is actually a front for getting new ideas for world domination schemes. Notable pitches include a TotallyRadical pastiche of your garden variety superhero cartoon of the 90's called ''Brain Dude and Pinkosaur'' and a saccharinely sweet show aimed at really young audiences called ''Pinky-Winky and Brainy-Wainy''.



* TimeTravel: "When Mice Ruled the Earth".

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* TimeTravel: "When Mice Ruled the Earth".Earth" had Brain try to use time travel to make the prehistoric ancestors of mice beat humanity in the race of evolution. Unfortunately, he ends up in a world inhabited by Pinky-like mice.



* TropaholicsAnonymous: Megalomaniacs Anonymous
* UndercoverAsLovers: In "My Feldmans, My Friends".

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* TropaholicsAnonymous: Megalomaniacs Anonymous
Anonymous from the episode of the same name is a support group for people who have obsessively attempted world domination.
* UndercoverAsLovers: In "My Feldmans, My Friends".Friends", Pinky and Brain pretend to be a married couple.



* VictoryIsBoring: What happens when Brain actually takes over the world.

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* VictoryIsBoring: What happens when On the rare occasions where Brain actually takes succeeds in taking over the world.world, he ends up restoring the status quo due to not being satisfied.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Brain

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: BrainBrain may want to take over the world, but it's only because he believes the world would be a better place with him in charge.



* WhatDoesThisButtonDo

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* WhatDoesThisButtonDoWhatDoesThisButtonDo: In episodes where it is Pinky's stupidity that ruins everything, it's often due to pressing a button he was told to leave alone.



* WholePlotReference

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* WholePlotReferenceWholePlotReference:



* YankTheDogsChain
** Brain comes ''this close'' to taking over the world in "The Brain's Apprentice".
** "Bubba Bo Bob Brain".
* YokoOhNo: [[invoked]] Pinky and the Brain accidentally cause this in "All You Need Is Narf".

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* YankTheDogsChain
YankTheDogsChain:
** Brain comes ''this close'' to taking over the world in "The Brain's Apprentice".
Apprentice". If only he hesitated a bit on deactivating the robots forcing the President to sign the documents enabling Brain to be the leader.
** "Bubba Bo Bob Brain".
Brain" had Brain almost succeed in becoming the ruler of the world using hypnotic country music, but throws it all away due to yelling at Pinky and his audience mistakenly obeying his orders to "forget the whole thing".
* YokoOhNo: [[invoked]] Pinky and the Brain accidentally cause this in "All You Need Is Narf".
Narf" by setting up a member of the Feebles with a parody of Yoko Ono.
23rd Nov '16 6:59:54 AM CaptainTedium
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* FunnyForeigner: Mr. Sultana Sultana

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* FunnyForeigner: Mr. Sultana SultanaSultana is very eccentric and speaks with an accent.



* GiantFood: "Brain Acres"

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* GiantFood: "Brain Acres"Acres" had Brain breed giant vegetables.



* GravityIsAHarshMistress

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* GravityIsAHarshMistressGravityIsAHarshMistress: Whenever Pinky and the Brain end up falling, they're guaranteed to experience a lot of pain.



* ILied:

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* ILied:ILied: From the conclusion of "Brainwashed".



* ImposterForgotOneDetail: When Brain decides to take over the world by impersonating UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, he's not worried that people will notice that he doesn't sound like the real Lincoln because Lincoln died before voice recording devices were invented and Brain doesn't believe there's any living person old enough to have heard Lincoln talk. The oldest living American proves him wrong about the last part.

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* ImposterForgotOneDetail: When Brain decides to take over the world by impersonating UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln in "Ambulatory Abe", he's not worried that people will notice that he doesn't sound like the real Lincoln because Lincoln died before voice recording devices were invented and Brain doesn't believe there's any living person old enough to have heard Lincoln talk. The oldest living American proves him wrong about the last part.



* [[KillerRabbit Killer Hamster]]: Snowball

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* [[KillerRabbit Killer Hamster]]: SnowballKillerRabbit: Snowball may be a hamster, but he's a genuine threat to Brain's plans.



* MyBrainIsBig: The Brain and Snowball.
* MyCard: [[DealWithTheDevil "Mister Itch: Proprietor of Wayward Souls"]]
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: A RunningGag in "Pinky and The Brain... and Larry".

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* MyBrainIsBig: The Brain and Snowball.
Snowball are both highly intelligent and have large heads.
* MyCard: "A Pinky and the Brain Halloween" has [[DealWithTheDevil "Mister Itch: Proprietor of Wayward Souls"]]
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: MyFriendsAndZoidberg:
**
A RunningGag in "Pinky and The Brain... and Larry".Larry".
** Also used in the third part of "Brainwashed", where Brain, Pinky, and Snowball search for the island of Dr. Mordough. Brain describes Mordough as the one who made them highly intelligent, and quickly adds "Oh, and you, Pinky."



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmedNoCelebritiesWereHarmed:



** A thinly-veiled ChristopherWalken frequently appears, and even Pinky is unnerved by his extremely... [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} odd mannerisms]]. He also heads a group similarly bent on taking over the world called The Circle, which even has a organ-themed {{leitmotif}}: naturally, it's a choir chanting "Lactose lactose lactose lactose laaactooose!"



* NoodleIncident

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* NoodleIncidentNoodleIncident:



* OverlyLongName

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* OverlyLongNameOverlyLongName:



* ParodyMagicSpell: "Creator/CharlieSheen, Ben Vereen, Shrink to the size of a lima bean!"

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* ParodyMagicSpell: From the ''Animaniacs'' episode "Spell-Bound". "Creator/CharlieSheen, Ben Vereen, Shrink to the size of a lima bean!"



* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: The episode "Snowball".

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* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: The episode "Snowball"."Snowball"has Pinky become convinced that Brain doesn't like him for the sake of the plot.



* ReTool: ''Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain''. A disastrous failure.
* ReunionShow: Parodied with "The Pinky and The Brain Reunion Special"

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* ReTool: The abysmal ''Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain''. A disastrous failure.
Brain'' changed it so that Pinky and Brain were [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Elmyra Duff]]'s pets.
* ReunionShow: Parodied with "The Pinky and The Brain Reunion Special"Special", where Brain tried to use a fake reunion show to lure everyone into a mass hypnosis.



* RightForTheWrongReasons: In one episode, Brain uses his MobileSuitHuman to get a job at a company, simulate an accident and sue his employer for turning him into a mouse. The judge rules in favor of the company and orders Brain to be arrested for fraud and perjury but these decisions are based on the belief that Brain is ''not'' a mouse. The judge also has Brain arrested for public nudity but that doesn't count as being "right" because mice aren't required to wear clothes in public.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: In one episode, "Of Mouse and Man", Brain uses his MobileSuitHuman to get a job at a company, simulate an accident and sue his employer for turning him into a mouse. The judge rules in favor of the company and orders Brain to be arrested for fraud and perjury but these decisions are based on the belief that Brain is ''not'' a mouse. The judge also has Brain arrested for public nudity but that doesn't count as being "right" because mice aren't required to wear clothes in public.



* SelfDeprecation

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* SelfDeprecationSelfDeprecation:



* ShooOutTheNewGuy: Parodied with Larry.
* ShoutOut

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* ShooOutTheNewGuy: Parodied with Larry.
Larry. He inexplicably appears among the main cast and Pinky and Brain at first regard him as if he was always with them until eventually realizing that his existence is completely unnecessary.
* ShoutOutShoutOut:



* SpoofAesop:

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* SpoofAesop:SpoofAesop: Given in "Brainwashed".
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