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->''"Gee Brain, what do you wanna do today?"''\\
''"The same thing we do every day, Pinky -- endure Elmyra, then try to take over the world!"''

->''Now Pinky and the Brain share a new domain. [[ExecutiveMeddling It's what the network wants, why bother to complain?]]''

At some point after all their attempts at [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]] have failed, WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain end up forced out of Acme Labs when it gets torn down. To make matters worse, a man named Wally Faust is pursuing the mice so that he can use them in his own world domination schemes. While trying to escape Faust, the rodents end up in a pet store, where they -- and a turtle named Mr. Shellbutt -- are purchased by [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Elmyra Duff]]. Now stuck living in Elmyra's house, Pinky and The Brain continue planning their world domination schemes -- provided, of course, they survive living with their new owner.

This crossover -- which marked Creator/WarnerBros Animation's final collaborative effort with Creator/StevenSpielberg -- came about entirely from ExecutiveMeddling (specifically, their insistence that ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' become LighterAndSofter). The writers didn't like this one bit; Peter Hastings not only [[WriterRevolt wrote an episode of the original series predicting the series' downfall because of the executives' demands]] ("You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town Again"), but later left Warner Bros. to create Disney's OneSaturdayMorning. [[{{Hatedom}} To no one's surprise, the fans agreed with the writers]]. Only five full episodes of '''''Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain''''' aired before Warner Bros. pulled the plug, and the remaining segments were aired as part of the compilation program ''The Cat & Birdy Warneroonie Pinky Brainy Big Cartoonie Show'' for a grand total of 13 episodes.

While many ''Pinky and the Brain'' fans believed(/hoped) [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes the show would never receive a DVD release]], Warner Bros. eventually proved them wrong with [[http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Pinky-Elmyra-Brain-complete-series-announced/19041 a planned DVD release for the series in January 2014]].

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!! ''Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Happens in "Fun, Time and Space" when Pinky tells a joke to Elmyra (Q: Why don't sharks eat clowns? A: Because they taste funny). Brain overhears the joke and at first expresses contempt towards it, but then grins and states that he understands that the joke is a play on words.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Elmyra has a crush on a slob named Rudy Mookich (apparently forgetting about Montana Max), but Rudy has the hots for her cousin Patty Ann -- who is really just Brain in his mechanical suit. Brain, needless to say, does not return Rudy's affections, but [[TheDitz Elmyra seems to think "she" does]].
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: In addition to the usual RunningGag, the series also included a variation that would appear in addition to or instead of the usual exchange. Brain would ask if Pinky has "Any questions?", with Pinky responding by asking a completely irrelevant question. Then, at the end of the episode, [[BrickJoke Brain gives Pinky the answer to his question]]. For example:
-->'''Brain:''' Any questions?\\
'''Pinky:''' Just one. If [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]] knew the giant order of ribs was going to tip over his car, why did he order them every week?\\
''(later)''\\
'''Brain:''' It was an end title.\\
'''Pinky:''' What?\\
'''Brain:''' Fred Flintstone doesn't order ribs every week. That was only animated once, then music and voice tracks were added. The footage runs at the end of the show in the same place every time. It's called an ''END TITLE''.
* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: In "My Fair Brainy", Brain's scheme to take over the world involved getting all of the money in the world for himself. However, if one person had all the money in the entire world, cash would become useless, and people would naturally resort to other forms of currency for exchanges.
* BerserkButton: Don't get caught cheating in front of [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Baloney]]. Don't let his ability to tolerate anvils fool you, you will not like the result.
* BigBad: Wally Faust is the closest the series has to a recurring antagonist and tries to capture Pinky and the Brain so they can aid the organization the Circle in conquering the world.
* BitingTheHandHumor: The opening song features the line "It's what the network wants, why bother to complain?" At the end of the song, Brain says "I deeply resent this."
* CallingMeALogarithm: Elmyra has a tendency to mistake Brain's technical jargon for "naughty-waughty potty talk".
* TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Mr. Director]] shows up in "How I Spent My Weekend" as "The King of Cheese." The credits don't say who voiced him, but [[TheOtherDarrin it is clearly not Paul Rugg]].
* CatchPhrase: Elmyra Duff frequently shouts "Chockit pie!"
* ChristmasEpisode: "Yule Be Sorry" takes place during Christmas and depicts Elmyra opening presents.
* CreditsGag: Similar to the CreditsGag of the original series, the credits here have Elmyra attempting to define the words instead, and we end up with things like the word "onomatopoeia" being defined as, "Naughty potty word!"
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The theme song brings the audience up to speed on why Pinky and the Brain are under Elmyra's roof. In short, she adopted them because they were on the run from Wally Faust ever since Acme Labs was destroyed.
** The theme song flat out informs viewers that ExecutiveMeddling is the reason this show exists at all.
-->Pinky and the Brain
-->Moved to a new domain
-->[[ExecutiveMeddling It's what the network wants]]
-->[[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong Why bother to complain?]]
* ExpressLaneLimit: In "The Mask of Braino", Brain tried to become a masked hero to get people to respect him. One of his attempted good deeds was preventing a man from using the express lane with one item above the limit. Nobody cared.
* {{Expy}}:
** Rudy Mookich is pretty much [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Nelson Muntz]] without the "Haw-haw!" In fact, they even share the same voice actor.
** Bob Quack the Science Hack from "Better Living... Through CHEESE!" is an obvious parody of ''BillNyeTheScienceGuy''.
* FracturedFairyTale: "Narfily Ever After" spoofs Cinderella by having glass footwear being the norm while Cinderelmyra goes to the ball with leather shoes. The episode also references other fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In "Pinky's Dream House", Pinky and the Brain are at one point watching a spoof of ''The Jerry Springer Show'' that depicts stereotypical hillbillies fighting with the banner at the bottom reading "I Want to Marry My Sister".
** In Brain's retelling of Cinderella in "Narfily Ever After", the story's counterparts of Brain and Pinky mention that one way inventing leather shoes in a society where glass footwear is the norm will be a good thing is that they won't see as much of the Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe, the obvious implication being that her transparent house doesn't prevent her from being seen naked by others.
* GrumpyOldMan: One appears in "The Icky Mouse Club". He ruins the children's fun by putting up signs everywhere forbidding them to have any kind of fun, always giving the excuse that everything is fun until children ruin it for everyone. By the end of the episode, he gets arrested by a cop who is P.O.ed because he did the same thing to shut down [[DonutMessWithACop a donut shop]]. The cop proceeds to encourage the children to have fun and to not listen to the old man because he has no real authority.
* InsufferableGenius: The alien Shad Equippo in "Cute Little Alienhead", who is so arrogant about his intellect that he insistently refers to Brain as a "dummy boy".
* InterspeciesRomance: Pinky falls for a pig named Penny in "Teleport a Friend". The same episode has Brain mention that Pinky once fell in love with a sealion.
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: The above-mentioned ChristmasEpisode is about Brain dreaming that he still lives at Acme Labs and that he's never met Pinky, but somehow Elmyra has found her way to the lab.
* LabPet: The premise of the show.
* MultiCharacterTitle: Obviously, the title refers to Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** Wally Faust is an obvious parody of Creator/ChristopherWalken.
** "The Girl With Nothing Extra" features a parody of Music/{{Hanson}} called Jansen.
* PaperThinDisguise: Taken to its extreme when Brain pretends to be Patty-Ann. He doesn't bother disguising his voice, and somehow no-one notices the LarynxDissonance.
* ReplacementLoveInterest: Rudy is pretty much this for Montana Max. Both of them are very rude and never return Elmyra's affections for them.
* {{Retcon}}:
** As if it wasn't enough that this series was basically an unneeded ReTool to a show that was doing fine the way it was, practically everything else about ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' is never mentioned. The show's setting was ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' mixed with that of a scrapped Elmyra-based ''Tiny Toon Adventures'' SpinOff.
** In "The Man From Washington", Pinky and the Brain don't seem to recognize [[BigBad Wally Faust]], but the opening clearly indicates that they do.
* SelfDeprecation: The writers even take shots at the new direction in the theme song.
* ShoutOut:
** One episode opens with Mr. Pussy-Wussy chasing Pinky and Brain, who are shown respectively wearing a vest and a bow-tie, à la Pixie and Dixie from ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow''.
-->'''Pinky:''' Egad! That cat hates us meeces to pieces! Doesn't he, Mr. Pixie?\\
'''Brain:''' [[AccidentalMisnaming Stop calling me Mr. Pixie!]] This isn't funny, it's sick!
** In "Gee, Your Hair Spells Terrific", Elmyra talks about spelling something with "lots of [=Qs=]". It's a reference to a mid-1990s FlameWar on alt.tv.animaniacs (and particularly, its associated IRC channels) over a VerbalTic that got out of hand.
* SoapPunishment: Elmyra does this to Brain every time she thinks he is swearing (when he is actually just indulging in SesquipedalianLoquaciousness).
* SpellingBee: "Gee, Your Hair Spells Terrific" has Elmyra end up in the spelling bee after Brain helped her with her spelling homework. Because Elmyra's a dunce, Brain tries to help her win by cheating, but things quickly go downhill from there.
* StupidQuestionBait: This happens OnceAnEpisode. The Brain explains the plan of the episode, then asks, "Any questions?" This prompts Pinky to ask a completely irrelevant question. It isn't until the end of the episode when the Brain answers the question. For example, when Pinky asked why Fred Flintstone keeps ordering giant ribs every week, the Brain explains the concept of end titles at the end of the episode.
* StylisticSuck: Most of "How I Spent My Weekend" is drawn and narrated by Elmyra and therefore is depicted as child-like drawings set in motion.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Rudy Mookich and Mr. Pussy-Wussy replacing Montana Max and Furrball, who aren't even ''mentioned'' in this spin-off.
* TakeThat:
** "Better Living Through Cheese" features a parody of ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'' called Bob Quack the Science Hack, who is portrayed as a complete idiot who, [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike like Elmyra, mistakes Brain's large vocabulary for swearing]].
** One episode is entitled ''[[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub The Icky Mouse Club]]''.
** One of the shows depicted on Pinky and the Brain's television in "Pinky's Dream House" is entitled ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M.U.S.H.]]''
** "A Walk in the Park" is generally a dig at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]], complete with the obligatory potshot at the "It's a Small World" ride and the episode ending with Brain being so traumatized by his experience that he vows to never return to Duckyland, citing that not even world domination is worth going back.
** In "The Ravin", Pinky and the Brain go back to Acme Labs only to find that it has been converted into a [[Creator/{{Disney}} Dizzy]] Store, with the mascot being a bat version of Mickey Mouse. Pinky and the Brain describe the store as selling stuff that no one wants to buy.
** "That's Edutainment!" contains jokes at the expense of the E/I rule, Disney's OneSaturdayMorning (Pinky's response to AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering is "I think so, Brain, but ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' makes me sneeze," and he later performs as a parody of Manny the Uncanny called Pinky the Unstinky), and the decision to put Elmyra in the show.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: [[invoked]] (In-show) In "A Walk in the Park", Brain complains about Elmyra's selection of albums, which contain such titles as "It's a Sugary-Wugary Day" by Laffi and "Life's a Rosy-Posy Bed of Honey" by Marie Flewis and Pork Chop.
** This doubles as a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed ShoutOut, referencing to child-friendly singer Raffi and ventriloquist/kids show host Shari Lewis (and her puppet Lamb Chop).
* TookALevelInKindness: Shad Equippo was an InsufferableGenius in his debut episode "Cute Little Alienhead", but when he finally escapes from Elmyra's clutches in "Mr. Doctor", he and Brain are on better terms.
* {{Transplant}}: "''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' ' Elmyra gets shoehorned into the ''Pinky the Brain'' series" is possibly a sufficient summary of the series as a whole.
* UnreliableNarrator: Played with and ultimately subverted in "How I Spent My Weekend". Elmyra's story about Pinky and the Brain's plan sounds rather ludicrous due to Brain planning to take over France by using a giant robot named Roberto to turn all the cheese into annoying American tourists, but there are some parts that Elmyra admits are not accurate, such as Brain stating that he likes dancing in a tutu. By the end of the episode, after Elmyra gets a bad grade for making up the story, it turns out that Pinky and the Brain actually did try to conquer France with a giant robot and that Roberto really did fall for a female robot in France.
* UranusIsShowing: This tidbit from "My Fair Brainy":
-->'''Brain:''' Let's see... Where to begin... Ah, yes, Uranus is gaseous.\\
'''Elmyra:''' *Gasp* Naughty mousey big head, mustn't use naughty potty dirty words! ''(washes Brain's mouth with a bar of soap)''
* VandalismBackfire: In "Squeeze Play", Elmyra stepped on Rudy's snake Tunk to force it to spit Pinky and the Brain out. Rudy tried to retaliate by stomping on something of hers but stomped on Brain's device of the week. After she told him it wasn't hers, Rudy simply gave up and left.
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Occurs in "The Girl With Nothing Extra" when Pinky and the Brain try to make Elmyra popular so that she can have friends and spend more time away from them. They end up regretting their plan when Elmyra's popularity only ends with her numerous new friends joining her in abusing the two mice.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Considering Acme Labs was torn down...yeah.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Discussed by Wally Faust in "The Man from Washington" when he explains to Pinky and the Brain that the Circle will eliminate them once they've served their purpose.

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-->'''Brain:''' Enjoy yourself, Pinky. We must rest up for tomorrow.\\
'''Pinky:''' What are we going to do tomorrow, Brain?\\
'''Brain:''' The same thing we did today, Pinky -- NOTHING! HA!\\
''[[EveryEpisodeEnding They're Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain.]]''

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