* ExecutiveMeddling: The only reason this ReTool even exists. The theme song [[LampshadeHanging explicitly states]], "It's what the network wants, why bother to complain?", as Pinky and the Brain get kicked out of the Warner Brothers studio lot. At the end of the song, Brain says "I deeply resent this."
* FranchiseKiller: Before the ReTool, ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' was a mega hit shown on prime time. 5 episodes later, it got cancelled.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Ben Stein guest stars in one episode as "Rockin' Johnny Hot."
* OldShame: Creator/MauriceLaMarche (The Brain) was not very fond of the retool.
** Creator/RobPaulsen (Pinky) didn't care much for it either.
** They're not the only ones; in case you haven't noticed, nearly ''everyone'' who worked on this thing hated with a passion. So much so that the theme song takes pot shots at the idea.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The show made references to several late 90's bands and TV shows, including 'Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'', ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'', and Music/{{Hanson}}.
* WriterRevolt: See... most of this page. You'll understand.
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