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** In a later episode, Billy is in the future with [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]] centuries after Billy found him in his yard. Fred's brain is promptly eaten by one of two alien overlords, but Fred is fairly indifferent toward it.

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** In a later another episode, Billy is in the future with [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]] centuries after Billy found him in his yard. Fred's brain is promptly eaten by one of two alien overlords, but Fred is fairly indifferent toward it.


* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Billy's dad accidentally eats his own tiny brain and is no less stupid than before.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Billy's dad accidentally eats his own tiny brain and is no less stupid than before. He also once had his brain removed during an AlienInvasion and talked differently but was otherwise the same.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': At the beginning of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E4ItchyAndScratchyLand Itchy & Scratchy Land]]", while promoting the titular theme park, Itchy stabs Scratchy in the head with a pair of scissors. Scratchy pulls it out along with his brain, leaving him drooling.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': At the beginning of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E4ItchyAndScratchyLand Itchy & Scratchy Land]]", while in a cartoon promoting the opening of the titular theme park, Itchy stabs Scratchy in the head with a pair of scissors. Scratchy pulls it out along with his brain, leaving him drooling.


* Borderline Type I/Type II case: In a ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' episode Alex and Harper switch brains and while trying to get back into each others bodies both brains end up in Alex's head. Harper's brainless body wanders around with a stupid grin on her face spouting random words though she seems to be slightly aware of the world around her in same way a baby is aware.

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* Borderline Type I/Type II case: In a ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' episode Alex and Harper switch brains brains, and while trying to get back into each others bodies other's bodies, both brains end up in Alex's head. Harper's brainless body wanders around with a stupid grin on her face spouting random words words, though she seems to be slightly aware of the world around her in the same way a baby is aware.


* Peri of ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'' ended up in a state somewhere between Types I and II: he was mostly incapacitated but could sorta walk around and mumble/scream for the return of his brain. When he found is brain had been implanted into a toaster ([[ItMakesSenseInContext roll with it]]) he tried to shove it back in, toaster and all. It didn't work.

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* Peri of ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'' ended up in a state somewhere between Types I and II: he was mostly incapacitated but could sorta walk around and mumble/scream for the return of his brain. When he found is his brain had been implanted into a toaster ([[ItMakesSenseInContext roll with it]]) he tried to shove it back in, toaster and all. It didn't work.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': At the beginning of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E4ItchyAndScratchyLand Itchy & Scratchy Land]]", while promoting the titular theme park, Itchy stabs Scratchy in the head with a pair of scissors. Scratchy pulls it out along with his brain, leaving him drooling.


* A more serious example than most in Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman. [[TheDragon Dr. Kemp removes his brain to [[spoiler: enable the BigBad to carry out his plan]]. THis merely turns him into a OneWingedAngel, who serves as the MonsterOfTheWeek.

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* A more serious example than most in Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman. [[TheDragon Dr. Kemp removes his brain to [[spoiler: enable the BigBad to carry out his plan]]. THis This merely turns him into a OneWingedAngel, who serves as the MonsterOfTheWeek.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Boob Tubed" Heffer has his brain sucked out through the tv after sitting too close, he is reduced to a drooling idiot who spouts nonsense, repeatedly walks into walls, and thinks he can fly.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Boob Tubed" Heffer has his brain sucked out through the tv TV after sitting too close, he is reduced to a drooling idiot who spouts nonsense, repeatedly walks into walls, and thinks he can fly.

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* Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom has an episode where the McGuffin is the brain of a prince called “Dick”. They eventually remove it from the one travelling with them, to no ill effects.
* A more serious example than most in Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman. [[TheDragon Dr. Kemp removes his brain to [[spoiler: enable the BigBad to carry out his plan]]. THis merely turns him into a OneWingedAngel, who serves as the MonsterOfTheWeek.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'': Fred the mutant has had his brain shot out, transformed in a vicious monster, and replaced with an alarm siren. He kept on living with no trouble at all, and being a masochist, he actually enjoyed the pain.


* In a bizarre variation, the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "[[Recap/Sealab2021S3E4IRobotReally I, Robot, Really]]" ends with Quinn transferring most of the cast's brains into robots and turning the rest of their bodies into {{Mobile Suit Human}}s piloted by mice. Once Quinn "perfects" the latter process (i.e. putting the top of their heads back on instead of just a glass dome, so they look the same), the bodies wake up and act as if they're the original people, though hungry for [[StockAnimalDiet cheese]].



* In a bizarre variation, the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "[[Recap/Sealab2021S3E4IRobotReally I, Robot, Really]]" ends with Quinn transferring most of the cast's brains into robots and turning the rest of their bodies into {{Mobile Suit Human}}s piloted by mice. Once Quinn "perfects" the latter process (i.e. putting the top of their heads back on instead of just a glass dome, so they look the same), the bodies wake up and act as if they're the original people, though hungry for [[StockAnimalDiet cheese]].


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* ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'': The Novakids are a race of aliens whose bodies are composed of homogenous, super-heated plasma shaped into a humanoid form, and as such nobody knows exactly how they think, breathe, eat, or do any other normal functions. They are also extremely absentminded, as they can't remember things for long, never bother to write down things they've discovered, and keeps reinventing all their technology, which many fans attribute to their lack of an actual brain. (Despite this, they are actually incredibly intelligent, as they can reverse-engineer spaceship tech just from having ''seen'' it before.)
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in one ''WesternAnimation/GrowingUpCreepie'' episode. Creepie's adopted insect brother Gnat is buzzing around her, trying to annoy her and when Creepie turns to glare at him he flies into her right ear, cackles 'Hello, anybody home?' and exits her left ear still laughing.



* B.O.B. from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' and [[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens2013 its sequel TV series]]. As the page quote shows, his lack of brain makes him extremely stupid. One episode of the series had him insert a mechanical brain into his body, which turned him into an EvilGenius. Another episode showed that having no brain [[DisabilitySuperpower makes him immune to having his memories erased]] (unfortunately, [[BrainBleach he]] ''[[BrainBleach wanted]]'' [[BrainBleach to have them erased]] at the time).

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* B.O.B. from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in one ''WesternAnimation/GrowingUpCreepie'' episode. Creepie's adopted insect brother Gnat is buzzing around her, trying to annoy her and [[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens2013 its sequel TV series]]. As the page quote shows, his lack of brain makes when Creepie turns to glare at him extremely stupid. One episode of the series had him insert a mechanical brain he flies into his body, which turned him into an EvilGenius. Another episode showed that having no brain [[DisabilitySuperpower makes him immune to having his memories erased]] (unfortunately, [[BrainBleach he]] ''[[BrainBleach wanted]]'' [[BrainBleach to have them erased]] at the time).her right ear, cackles 'Hello, anybody home?' and exits her left ear still laughing.



* B.O.B. from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' and [[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens2013 its sequel TV series]]. As the page quote shows, his lack of brain makes him extremely stupid. One episode of the series had him insert a mechanical brain into his body, which turned him into an EvilGenius. Another episode showed that having no brain [[DisabilityImmunity makes him immune to having his memories erased]] (unfortunately, [[BrainBleach he]] ''[[BrainBleach wanted]]'' [[BrainBleach to have them erased]] at the time).
* In a bizarre variation, the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "[[Recap/Sealab2021S3E4IRobotReally I, Robot, Really]]" ends with Quinn transferring most of the cast's brains into robots and turning the rest of their bodies into {{Mobile Suit Human}}s piloted by mice. Once Quinn "perfects" the latter process (i.e. putting the top of their heads back on instead of just a glass dome, so they look the same), the bodies wake up and act as if they're the original people, though hungry for [[StockAnimalDiet cheese]].



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* ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'': The Novakids are a race of aliens whose bodies are composed of homogenous, super-heated plasma shaped into a humanoid form, and as such nobody knows exactly how they think, breathe, eat, or do any other normal functions. They are also extremely absentminded, as they can't remember things for long, never bother to write down things they've discovered, and keeps reinventing all their technology, which many fans attribute to their lack of an actual brain. (Despite this, they are actually incredibly intelligent, as they can reverse-engineer spaceship tech just from having ''seen'' it before.)
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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'': Nitokris, a vampire NPC who claims to have been born in AncientEgypt, muses on how strange it is that she could be [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain killed by decapitation]] even though her brain was removed when she was embalmed.
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* A lot of stranger animals in the wild don't have brains and instead have nervous systems that do the thinking instead, like Jellyfish. The Xenophyophore is an eight-inch long underwater Amoeba that has a collection of thousands of Nuclei instead of any kind of brain.

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* In the original comic-book version of ''[[Magazine/{{Mad}} MAD]]'', Radio/TheShadow uses his ability to turn invisible, by "clouding men's minds," on a group of baddies. Nonetheless, a dopey-looking [[{{Mooks}} mook]] manages to find him and klonk him on the head. Recovering quickly, the Shadow realizes, "Good heavens! This man doesn't have a mind to cloud!"

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