-> ''"Is that dead? Is that dead? Is ''that'' dead?" Yes, you guys. Everything is dead.''
--> '''Emily Grasile''', host of the Brain Scoop

Have you ever gone to a museum and seen a stuffed animal on the wall? Have you ever wondered how, exactly, you turn a dead animal into a stuffed one?

Well, Emily, with the help of some flesh-eating beetles and a creepy stuffed raccoon, is going to show you! Join her for a journey through the magical world of ''taxidermy'', to learn about everything from wolf-stomachs to skeleton preparation to, yes, the scooping of brains.

The Brain Scoop is a series of educational youtube videos that can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop?feature=watch here]]. Michael Aranda created the theme tune and it is currently produced, edited, and directed by Tom [=McNamara=] since Emily's move to Chicago. Produced by [[VlogBrothers Hank Green]], co-host of WebVideo/CrashCourse.
* {{Adorkable}}: Emily. So, so much.
* AnimateInanimateObject: Creepy raccoon, anyone?
* BluntYes: "Yes, you guys. Everything is dead."
* EdutainmentShow: Part of the VlogBrothers' continued efforts to create an online empire of entertaining and educational youtube videos.
* HauntedHouse: The Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum ''might'' be haunted by ghosts. Or just a creepy stuffed raccoon. You decide.
* InappropriateHunger: Emily will frequently mention food or being hungry while dissecting or prepping specimens, most notably comparing a thin slice of frozen dead wolf to pepperoni slices.
--> '''Emily:''' "I want pizza."
* MotorMouth
* ShipTease: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEBpQgejSI8 Emily Gets a Valentine.]] 'nuff said.
* ThatsAllFolks: Yeah, it still has brains on it.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Emily has said on Q&A segments that if Michael happens to catch her vomiting onscreen, it will make it to the final episode because it ''is'' part of the job sometimes. Michael has even said that he awaits the day when Emily vomits out the sides of her mask.