History WesternAnimation / PinkyandtheBrain

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:
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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".
23rd Nov '16 6:45:02 AM CaptainTedium
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* DownOnTheFarm: "Brain Acres"

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* DownOnTheFarm: "Brain Acres"Acres" has Pinky, the Brain, and a mutant carrot named Maurice move to a farm to grow Brain's genetically enhanced vegetables.



* DrunkOnMilk

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* DrunkOnMilkDrunkOnMilk:



* EarpieceConversation: In "The Pink Candidate" and "Pinky's Turn".

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* EarpieceConversation: In "The Pink Candidate" and "Pinky's Turn".Turn", Brain uses communications technology and orders Pinky to repeat what he says when Pinky lucks his way into a position of power.



* EpisodeTitleCard

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* EpisodeTitleCardEpisodeTitleCard: Sometimes used, but more often the episode's title would just appear over the beginning of the actual episode.



* EvilAlbino: Brain. Well, maybe "evil" is a bit exaggerated.
* EvilBrit: Snowball
* EvilVersusEvil: The battles between Snowball and the Brain could be interpreted this way.

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* EvilAlbino: Brain.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.
* EvilBrit: Snowball
Snowball speaks with a British accent. It helps that his voice actor was the late Roddy [=McDowall=].
* EvilVersusEvil: The battles between Snowball and the Brain could be interpreted this way.way, since either way you slice it, plotting to take over the world doesn't necessarily make you a good guy.



* FantasticRacism: Brain shows shades of this towards Pinky and Pharfignewton.
* FantasticVoyagePlot: In "Brainwashed".

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* FantasticRacism: Brain shows shades of this towards Pinky and Pharfignewton.
Pharfignewton, the only reasoning he gives for their relationship not working out being that they are two different species.
* FantasticVoyagePlot: In "Brainwashed".Done in the three-part episode "Brainwashed". The first part has them travel inside Tom Bodett's body while he's recording dialogue for a ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Good idea, Bad Idea]]'' segment to try and gain control of his voice, while the third and final part had them end up inside Bobby Bob while intending to get inside one of the members of Swedish music group Baab and having to use him to thwart Precious' plan.



* [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Fire and Brimstone Hades]]

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* [[FireAndBrimstoneHell FireAndBrimstoneHell: Hell as seen in the Halloween special is no different from its usual depiction. Fire everywhere and Brimstone Hades]]all that.



* OriginsEpisode: "Project B.R.A.I.N."
* OrWasItADream: In "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town Again"

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* OriginsEpisode: "Project B.R.A.I.N."
N" is the first time we are given an in-depth look on how Pinky and the Brain got their genes spliced and became intellectually superior to your average rodent.
* OrWasItADream: In "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town Again"Again", Brain freaks out to see that Pinky actually does have a sock puppet wife named Margaret and that Dick Clark really does live next door to them.



* [[ToHellAndBack To Hades and Back]]

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* [[ToHellAndBack To ToHellAndBack: Pinky goes to Hell, or Hades as it is called, in the Halloween episode because he gave up his own soul in exchange for Brain finally ruling the world. Brain rescues Pinky after realizing that he misses him (though he denies it and Back]]claims to only want him back because he forgot where the food pellets were kept).
23rd Nov '16 6:32:15 AM CaptainTedium
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* AllJustADream: In [[spoiler:"Pinky and the Brainmaker"]] and [[spoiler:"You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town Again"]].

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* AllJustADream: In [[spoiler:"Pinky "Pinky and the Brainmaker"]] Brainmaker" and [[spoiler:"You'll "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town Again"]].Again" both end with the revelation that Brain only dreamed the events of the episodes.



* BaseballEpisode: "Pinky at the Bat"

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* BaseballEpisode: "Pinky at the Bat"Bat" has Brain try to manage a baseball team as the cover for his latest world domination scheme.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: Snowball vs. Brain.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Snowball vs. Brain. While it's clear that taking over the world isn't exactly a benevolent action, it's made clear that Brain at least has good intentions in his plans for world domination and that Snowball is worse than Brain.



* BrickJoke

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* BrickJokeBrickJoke:



* ChainedToARailway: Parodied in "Cinebrainia."

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* ChainedToARailway: Parodied in "Cinebrainia.""Cinebrainia", where Brain's first attempt at filmmaking had Pinky play a villain tying a doll to railroad tracks.



* ChristmasEpisode: Theirs won an Emmy.
* ClipShow: "Schpiel-borg 2000" starts off as this.

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* ChristmasEpisode: Theirs won an Emmy.
"A Pinky and the Brain Christmas", where Brain tried to take over the world by tricking Santa into manufacturing his Noodle Noggin dolls (which were actually hypnotic devices in disguise) and distributing them to every home in the world.
* ClipShow: "Schpiel-borg 2000" starts off as this.this, which clips of every time Pinky and Brain said their catchphrases.



** Pinky's 'sister' is an empty wooden thread-spool.

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



* CurseCutShort: An ending that parodied ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'':

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* CurseCutShort: An ending that parodied ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'':''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' in "The Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo":



* DeadpanSnarker: Brain
* DealWithTheDevil: In the Halloween episode.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Brain
Brain isn't above making snide remarks about Pinky's stupidity, often not caring if his statements fly over Pinky's head.
* DealWithTheDevil: In "A Pinky and the Halloween episode.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.



* DisneyAcidSequence: The musical number in "Just Say Narf".
* DisneySchoolOfActingAndMime
* DistaffCounterpart: Billie looks like a female version of Pinky, is just as ditzy -- and Brain has a crush on her. Make of that what you will. Though her [[JerkassWoobie Jerkass Woobie-ness]] and squawky voice are closer to [[Film/CitizenKane Susan Alexander-Kane.]]

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* DisneyAcidSequence: The musical number in "Just Say Narf".
* DisneySchoolOfActingAndMime
Narf" features warped and improbable imagery.
* DistaffCounterpart: Billie looks like a female version of Pinky, is just as ditzy -- and Brain has a crush on her. Make of that what you will. Though her [[JerkassWoobie Jerkass Woobie-ness]] personality and squawky voice are closer to [[Film/CitizenKane Susan Alexander-Kane.]]
23rd Nov '16 6:19:25 AM CaptainTedium
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* TakeThat

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* TakeThatTakeThat:



** From the episode where they fake a reunion show to get big ratings, from [[TheLoveBoat Gavin]] [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow McCloud]] himself no less:

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** From "The Pinky and the episode where they fake a reunion show to get big ratings, Brain Reunion Show", from [[TheLoveBoat Gavin]] [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow McCloud]] himself no less:


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** There are some in the three-part episode "Brainwashed".
*** One of the symptoms of people being made stupid by the Schmëerskåhøvên dance is that they think Pauly Shore is funny.
*** This exchange after Acme Labs gets blown up in part two.
-->'''Brain:''' Who would blow up Acme Labs?
-->'''Pinky:''' Maybe it was that clown from the White House.
-->'''Brain:''' Newt Gingrich?
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