History WesternAnimation / PinkyandtheBrain

15th Sep '16 8:43:22 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ForWantOfANail: "TV or Not TV" has Brain unwillingly causing the failure of his plan. First, he makes the TV executive laugh so hard [[PeopleFallOffChairs he falls off his chair]]. He's cured through hypnosis, where the word "repugnant" both stops and triggers the pain. Unfortunadely, that word is Brain's InsultComic CatchPhrase, with a taping of his show causing enough pain to make the executive [[DestinationDefenestration fall off the window]]. Once Brain visits, he is kicked out... making the [[HypnoTrinket hypnotic dentures]] fall off and be caught by two failed comedians.

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* ForWantOfANail: "TV or Not TV" has Brain unwillingly causing the failure of his plan. First, he makes the TV executive laugh so hard [[PeopleFallOffChairs he falls off his chair]]. He's cured through hypnosis, where the word "repugnant" both stops and triggers the pain. Unfortunadely, Unfortunately, that word is Brain's InsultComic CatchPhrase, with a taping of his show causing enough pain to make the executive [[DestinationDefenestration fall off the window]]. Once Brain visits, he is kicked out... making the [[HypnoTrinket hypnotic dentures]] fall off and be caught by two failed comedians.
12th Sep '16 3:46:57 PM igordebraga
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** In "TV or Not TV", Pinky mentions "I know how you can get on the cover of ''[[BlandNameProduct Peeple]]'': marry Prince Charles!". So when Brain decides to appear in said magazine, he calls Buckingham Palace to hypnotize Lady Di and warrant a cover.



** Discussed when Pinky mentions the way to get to the cover of ''Peeple'' is "marrying Prince Charles". (see also BrickJoke above)
-->That's ridiculous, Pinky. Who'd want to marry someone with ears like that? [[IfItsYouItsOkay Princess Diana, on the other hand, I admit I've always found attractive.]]



* MassHypnosis: Brain tries to do this several times, including on the Christmas episode. He seems to prefer this sort of thing to more socially disruptive methods.

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* MassHypnosis: Brain tries to do this several times, including on the Christmas episode.episode (many times a HypnoTrinket is related). He seems to prefer this sort of thing to more socially disruptive methods.
12th Sep '16 3:27:59 PM igordebraga
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* ForWantOfANail: "TV or Not TV" has Brain unwillingly causing the failure of his plan. First, he makes the TV executive laugh so hard [[PeopleFallOffChairs he falls off his chair]]. He's cured through hypnosis, where the word "repugnant" both stops and triggers the pain. Unfortunadely, that word is Brain's InsultComic CatchPhrase, with a taping of his show causing enough pain to make the executive [[DestinationDefenestration fall off the window]]. Once Brain visits, he is kicked out... making the [[HypnoTrinket hypnotic dentures]] fall off and be caught by two failed comedians.



* PeopleFallOffChairs: Once Brain's SarcasticConfession is considered a hilarious pitch by a TV executive, he continues laughing until he falls off his chair (as ForWantOfANail shows, it gets worse).



** Numerous, including to ''Film/THX1138'' in the opening credits and ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''.

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** Numerous, including to ''Film/THX1138'' in the opening credits and ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''. [[http://patb-references.tumblr.com/page/36 This Tumblr]] (derived from [[http://www3.telus.net/greenfish/animaniacs/brain/index.html an old list]]) is a helpful source.


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* SophisticatedAsHell: Brain becomes a successful InsultComic because audiences find hilarious his complaints through complicated words (particularly "repugnant").


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** Easy listening music gets it twice: one episode has ''the box'' of a Music/KennyG album making someone fall asleep and a poster of "Yawni", and another has Brain's plan being to hijack radio stations so they only play Kenny G, Yanni, "and the soulful spasms of John Tesh."
3rd Sep '16 12:54:48 PM ading
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* AesopAmnesia: A lot of Brain's plans might have succeeded if he could learn to ignore Pinky's stupidity instead of getting angry about it.
11th Jul '16 2:05:16 AM PaulA
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* ImposterForgotOneDetail: When Brain decides to take over the world by impersonating 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 AbrahamLincoln, 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.
11th Jun '16 1:06:23 PM toregg
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11th Jun '16 1:05:25 PM toregg
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* LiteralMinded: When Pinky and the Brain are in a submarine, this happens.
--> Brain: Hit the lights!
--> Pinky: (off camera) Ow!
--> Brain: Turn on the lights, Pinky.
18th Apr '16 10:58:18 PM Kytseo
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** Brain suggests going to a place that never shuts down, where your wallet matters, and where actors and actresses slave all day. Pinky thinks they're going to Denny's.
18th Apr '16 10:36:07 PM Kytseo
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** There was also a gag one time where Pinky accurately guessed "try to TakeOverTheWorld," but mistakenly changed to Bingo when Brain affirms it by saying bingo.
15th Apr '16 10:44:14 AM backpack
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Obviously this comes up a lot because the show is a cartoon, but one episode is especially notable because it's unclear whether this trope is in effect, CartoonPhysics, or Brain's InsaneTrollLogic. Brain needs to reduce the weight of the Earth, so his plan is to convince everyone on Earth to put helium in their shoes. This fails on at least two levels: Firstly, things float when they displace air or water equal to their mass, meaning that the weight applied to the ground would be balanced out by increased air pressure. Secondly, even if helium DID magically make things lighter without an equal and opposite reaction, then whatever container the helium was currently being held in would become heavier as the people became lighter.
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