Pinky and the Brian 3 Seasons 1995

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3. Tokyo Grows/That Smarts/Brainstem TV-NR CC

In Tokyo in the 1950s, The Brain reverses a miniaturization ray to create monsters to scare the city and then rescue it. Trouble occurs when a real monster arrives. The Brain decides that the key to his success is to make Pinky as smart as he is.

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22 minutes
Original air date:
September 17, 1995

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Season 1
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    1. Das Mouse Pinky (series star ROB PAULSEN) and The Brain (series star MAURICE LaMARCHE) go undersea in a submarine to find the key ingredient for a hypnotic pancake batter.

    TV-NR 21min September 9, 1995
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    2. Of Mouse And Man The Brain gets a job at a large corporation and schemes to collect workmen's compensation in order to fund another plan to take over the world.

    TV-NR 22min September 10, 1995
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    3. Tokyo Grows/That Smarts/Brainstem In Tokyo in the 1950s, The Brain reverses a miniaturization ray to create monsters to scare the city and then rescue it. Trouble occurs when a real monster arrives. The Brain decides that the key to his success is to make Pinky as smart as he is.

    TV-NR 22min September 17, 1995
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    4. Pinky & The Fog/Where No Mouse Has Gone Before/Cheese Roll Call In the 1930s, The Brain poses as The Fog and plots to broadcast his hypnotic voice over the radio. Pinky and The Brain alter the inscription on a space probe to show themselves as the dominant species. Pinky sings about cheeses.

    TV-NR 22min September 24, 1995
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    5. Brainania Pinky and The Brain establish a bogus country, "BRAINANIA," in order to receive aid from the United States.

    TV-NR 22min January 1, 1995
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    6. Tv Or Not Tv The Brain decides he will take over the world by starring in a hit TV sitcom, but his dreams of fame and global dominance get shattered.

    TV-NR 21min November 19, 1995
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    7. Napoleon Brainaparte In 18th-century Paris, Pinky and The Brain plan to use the celebration of Napoleon's victories to cause a diversion, but they become the diversion themselves.

    TV-NR 22min January 1, 1995
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    8. A Pinky & The Brain Christmas The Brain designs a mesmerizing doll, Noodle Noggin, which resembles him. His plan is to make one for every house so he can make people do his every command through mind control.

    TV-NR 23min December 13, 1995
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    9. Snowball Snowball, an evil hamster that also wants to take over the world, interrupts the Brain's chain-letter scheme. Ironically, The Brain must now save the world so that it will be available to conquer the following night.

    TV-NR 22min January 20, 1996
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    10. Around The World In 80 Narfs In 19th-century England, Pinky and The Brain accept a challenge to circle the globe in 79 days in order to gain a foothold in the British Empire and then conquer the world.

    TV-NR 22min February 3, 1996
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    11. Fly After purchasing carefully selected properties, The Brain schemes to flood the planet and leave his holdings as the only dry land.

    TV-NR 21min February 11, 1996
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    12. Ambulatory Abe/Mouse Of La Mancha Knowing that the population craves an honest politician, Pinky and The Brain mechanize the Lincoln Memorial and drive it around town, convincing the population that it's the reincarnated Lincoln. They meet with some success--but not quite enough.

    TV-NR 21min February 25, 1996
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    13. The Third Mouse/The Visit Pinky arrives in Vienna circa 1946 to search for his friend, The Brain. Several people tell him that The Brain was killed in a chemical explosion. It is later revealed that The Brain is alive, but faked his death in the hopes of starting a new life.

    TV-NR 23min May 12, 1996
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    14. It's Only a Paper World "If you build it, they will come" could be the motto for The Brain's (series star MAURICE LaMARCHE) latest scheme for world domination.

    TV-NR 22min September 7, 1996
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    15. Collect 'Em All/Pinkasso In "COLLECT 'EM ALL," Brain uses Johannes Gutenberg's printing press to make up collectable trading cards. In "PINKASSO," Pinky becomes a famous modern artist.

    TV-NR 22min January 1, 1995
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    16. Plain Brain from Outer Space Pinky and Brain are chased by an alien that eats brains.

    TV-NR 21min January 1, 1995
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    17. The Mummy/Robin Brain In "THE MUMMY," Pinky and the Brain come face to face with a real mummy after they get sealed inside an Egyptian pyramid. In "ROBIN BRAIN," Brain hires men to steal from the rich and give to him.

    TV-NR 22min October 19, 1996
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    18. The Pink Candidate Loved by the citizens of the country, Pinky runs for president with The Brain running as his vice president. The plan is working until The Brain's instruction book on world domination is stolen and he is impeached.

    TV-NR 22min November 2, 1996
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    19. Brain's Song Brain schemes to create a tearjerker movie that will be broadcasted to the entire world and the world's leaders will be so depressed they will relinquish power to him.

    TV-NR 21min January 1, 1995
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    20. Welcome to the Jungle Pinky and The Brain are "saved" by animal rights activists and released in the jungle, where they discover that The Brain's nemesis, Snowball, is worshipped as a king.

    TV-NR 23min November 16, 1996
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    21. A Little Off the Top/Megalomaniacs Anonymous In "A LITTLE OFF THE TOP," Brain tries to discover the source of Sampson's strength. In "MEGALOMANIACS ANONYMOUS," Brain joins a support group for those obsessed with the notion of taking over the world.

    TV-NR 22min January 1, 1995
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    22. Two Mice and a Baby/The Maze In "TWO MICE AND A BABY," a spoof of the Superman story, Brain and Pinky care for a boy with special powers sent to Earth by his parents. In "THE MAZE," Lab scientists use a chip critical to Brain's plan and he must get through a virtual reality maze to get it back.

    TV-NR 22min January 1, 1995

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Audu Paden, Al Zegler
Supporting actors James Belushi, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker
Season year 1995
Network Warner Bros.
Executive Producer Barbra J. Gerard
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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134 of 139 people found the following review helpful By Mark Clegg on May 30, 2006
Format: DVD
Spun-off from Animaniacs, 'Pinky and the Brain' has a fantastic concept that constantly bears fruit - Two lab mice ("One is a genius, the other insane" in the words of the theme tune) are constantly thwarted in their attempts to take over the world. Like Wile E. Coyote before them, they seem to eventually lose sight of what they are trying to do and why, and just use more and more outlandish ruses to reach their target (Brain as the Country and Western singer is my favourite).

The concept itself may not have worked if the characters weren't so well written and performed. To my memory there was only ever three continuous characters in the show - Pinky, Brain and occasionally Snowball, a genius hamster and rival to Brain voiced by the late, great Roddy McDowell. With such reliance on a small cast (the rest of the characters featured - the humans - were different every week), the creators worked hard to get them to be well-rounded and likable (although they are essentially villains - at least Brain is anyway). That they came fully formed from Animaniacs is an even higher praise. The use of catchphrases helped make this show highly accessable ("Poit" and "Narf" from Pinky and "Yes!" from Brain as well as the opening exchange.

Elsewhere on this page, the show is described as "mindless fun" - not so. Fun, yes. Mindless, never. This was a show that had Looney Tunes sensibilites but with a brain (literally). Although the writing was hit and miss at times, it was never short of brilliant and the animation was much more consistant than its parent show which sometimes veered into amateurish. The theme tune is one that gets in the head and refuses to budge, and watch out for the definition of a new word in the end credits of every show.

If there is anyone in Hollywood reading this, I suggest a live-action movie version of this - its rife with possibilities! In the meantime, buy this and make the most of a largely forgotten gem of '90s TV.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By tonsir on July 26, 2006
Format: DVD
As a long time P&B fan I was thrilled to see the series finally coming to DVD. Many fans and would be purchasers have been concerned that this set is labeled as a "collection" of episodes instead of one or more complete "seasons". Don't worry! As has been noted in other reviews this set (Vol I) contains ALL of season 1 and most of season 2 (the last three episodes are missing) for a total of 22 episodes. Why did they do this?? I don't "know" for a fact but I'm sure it is so that they can release 3 volumes of approxiamtely equal size. The show had 65 episodes total. That means 3 volumes each with 22 episodes (OK, so one of the volumes will have 21 episodes - nitpick, why dontcha!). So if you are a fan of the show, cast away your concerns and pick up this first volume ASAP!

For those of you who have never seen the show, expect to be pleasently surprised. This is one of those rare animated shows that appeals to adults and children equally (well maybe not equally, I'm sure I enjoyed watching it on TV more than my kids). The Brain is a super intelligent, meglamaniacal lab mouse intent on taking over the world with schemes that would make Rube Goldberg proud. His sidekick Pinky is affable and kind hearted but somewhat dim wited. Think of them as the animated versions of Laurel & Hardy or Abbott & Costello.
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38 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A. CLEMENS on August 1, 2006
Format: DVD
What can you say, its grrreeat!

Episodes contained on DVD

Das Mouse

Of Mouse and Man

Tokyo Grows/That Smarts/Brainstem

Pinky and the Fog/Where No Mouse Has Gone Before/Cheese Roll Call

Brainania

TV or Not TV

Napoleon Brainaparte

A Pinky and the Brain Christmas

Snowball

Around the world in 80 Narfs

Fly

Amubulatory Aide/Mouse of La Mancha

The Third Mouse/The Visit

It's Only a Paper World

Collect 'Em All/ Pinkasso

Plan Brain from Outer Space

The Pink Candidate

Brain's Song

Welcome to the Jungle

A little Off the Top/Megalomaniacs Anonymous

The Mummy/Robin Brain

Two Mice and a Baby / The Maze
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Klein HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 25, 2006
Format: DVD
The first season of "Pinky and the Brain" arrives on DVD with an extremely nice transfer and at a decent price (particulary if you can find it on special). Featuring the first season of the series plus the bulk of the second(22 episodes) and a 25 minute featurette, "Pinky and the Brain" was a cult favorite that uses the formula of the plot to maximum advantage for the humor. This does include the Emmy Award winning Christmas special. Warner release this so that each set would have a total of 22 episodes according to tvondvd.com in a report posted in November of last year. That way there won't be any redundant content (in other words you won't have to buy sets that have duplicate content).

Basically the plot in every episode features Brain a lab mouse with super intellect and his partner in crime Pinky a clueless but funny mouse with a brain that, well, doesn't do a whole lot more than run his body and make off the wall comments. Their plan--to take over the world. Every episode revolves around that simple plot and it's the ways that they plan to take over the world that make this so much fun.

A very different show from "Animainacs", "Pinky and the Brain" actually survived for a while as a prime time TV show (3 seasons)on the WB. This nicely packaged set includes all 22 episodes on four discs. If Animaniacs is like The Marx Brothers (chaos incarnate) or Robin Williams than Pinky & The Brain is Abbott and Costello, Hope & Crosby, Martin & Lewis and..Steve Martin. What I mean to say is that Animaniacs is chaotic comedy and Pink & the Brain uses its formula for its own brand of inspired lunacy.In conclusion--"Zot! Narf!" "Pinky are you pondering what I'm pondering?" "Yeah, I think so Brain...only why would people want to laugh at two lab mice when they could be laughing at themselves?" "They are Pinky, they are!"
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