History WesternAnimation / PinkyAndTheBrain

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...]]'']]'']]
20th Apr '17 3:23:19 PM RisefromYourGrave
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[[caption-width-right:''[[EarWorm One is a genius, the other's insane...]]''

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[[caption-width-right:''[[EarWorm [[caption-width-right:209:''[[EarWorm One is a genius, the other's insane...]]''
20th Apr '17 3:23:05 PM RisefromYourGrave
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[[caption-width-right:''[[EarWorm One is a genius, the other's insane...]]''
13th Apr '17 5:16:36 PM eroock
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* HitchhikersLeg: In "Brain Storm", The Brain attempts to hitch a lift while wearing a Verkimer Suit by hitching the metal on its leg in a parody of Claudette Colbert in ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''. Unsurprisingly, it fails.



* ShowSomeLeg: In "Brain Storm", The Brain attempts to hitch a lift while wearing a Verkimer Suit by hitching the metal on its leg in a parody of Claudette Colbert in ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''. Unsurprisingly, it fails.
28th Mar '17 11:49:02 PM KZN02
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* FunnyXRay: In the opening sequence,the two title characters walk by an X-ray machine. Brain has gears inside his head, while Pinky has a peanut.
13th Mar '17 11:32:51 AM bt8257
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An AnimatedSeries about a superintelligent, genetically-altered lab mouse who enlists his halfwit roommate (read: the other mouse in his cage) into his endless quest to take over the world. Each episode saw The Brain devise an elaborate, improbable scheme for world domination, only be foiled in the end due to some unforeseeable twist of fate, or occasionally his own blundering arrogance. On one or two occasions he actually succeeded in taking over the world, but with some kind of unacceptable side-effect that sent him back to the drawing board. By contrast, many episodes had his schemes barely even getting off the ground, and the story centered around his attempts just to get Step One going.

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An AnimatedSeries about a superintelligent, super-intelligent, genetically-altered lab mouse who enlists his halfwit roommate (read: the other mouse in his cage) into his endless quest to take over the world. Each episode saw The Brain devise an elaborate, improbable scheme for world domination, only be foiled in the end due to some unforeseeable twist of fate, or occasionally his own blundering arrogance. On one or two occasions he actually succeeded in taking over the world, but with some kind of unacceptable side-effect that sent him back to the drawing board. By contrast, many episodes had his schemes barely even getting off the ground, and the story centered around his attempts just to get Step One going.
7th Mar '17 2:55:31 PM toregg
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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: The episode "Pinkasso" is about Pinky becoming a star artist for his Jackson Pollack-like paintings, then pretending he died. Then, rich people will pay much more money for his art, as part of Brain's money making scheme.


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* {{Notzilla}}: Gollyzilla from the episode "Tokyo Grows".
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.
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