* ActorAllusion: NancyCartwright plays a jerkish brute who loves to bully people. [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Sound familiar?]]
* 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. It also wound up being the final collaborative work between Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment as a result.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Ben Stein guest stars in one episode as "Rockin' Johnny Hot."
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The fate of the show for the longest time before finally getting a complete DVD release in 2014. Due to the [[{{Hatedom}} show's reputation]], many would be fine if it were to stay unreleased.
* OldShame: Nearly ''everyone'' who worked on this thing (Creator/MauriceLaMarche (The Brain), Creator/RobPaulsen (Pinky), the writers) hated it 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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