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Clever quips mixed with humorous slapstick and several jabs at celebrities and politicians make Pinky and the Brain an incredibly funny show.
When I first watched this show about ten years ago, I was too young to really understand the in-depth jokes of the series. Now, ten years later, I look back at Pinky and the Brain and say, "Damn, this show was funny!"
Starring two genetically altered lab mice, the show follows Pinky and Brain as the latter continually attempts to conquer mankind with ludicrous, yet ingenious schemes. Both characters are well-voiced and play to their roles extremely well; Brain is a highly sophisticated individual, whilst Pinky clearly has his lights on, yet no one home. The way the two interact is truly amusing, and I'd call you a liar if you said you didn't laugh while watching them.
Though by today's standards its jokes might not be entirely valid, Pinky and the Brain took a big risk in making multiple insults toward celebrities and political figures, such as Bill Clinton, Paulie Shore, and various others. And you know what? It worked: the jokes are extremely clever and seem to be like a lightweight version of what would be shown in Southpark. These are mixed in with other clever jokes that are bound to put a smile on your face.
If you're ever in need of a good laugh, try to find an episode of Pinky and the Brain to watch. You'll probably laugh yourself to tears.moreless
Pinky and the Brain are two genetically engineered lab mice living at Acme Labs. The Brain is a genius, while Pinky is somewhat insane. The two mice initiate creative and hilarious schemes for world domination, only to have them ultimately fail. However, with great persistence, they continue working each night to "try to take over the world!"
Pinky and the Brain first appeared as supporting characters on Animaniacs, then becoming popular enough to get their own series. In the Fall of 1998, this series ended and a short lived spin off, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, was created. Pinky and the Brain are two genetically engineered lab mice living at Acme Labs. The Brain is a genius, while Pinky is somewhat insane. The two mice initiate creative and hilarious schemes for world domination, only to have them ultimately fail. However, with great persistence, they continue working each night to "try to take over the world!"
Pinky and the Brain first... A great show, A+ 10/10moreless
Extreme intelligence without the use of lazy sex jokes makes this show a high-brow masterpiece.
This is one of the best cartoons out there. With a mix of satire, clever slapstick, and classic cartoon zaniness, this show's humor appeals to extremely smart people. It's just such an intelligent show. I didn't understand a single joke as a child, but now that I'm older, there is much to laugh at. While the humor appeals to mostly adults, the characters of Pinky and the Brain lure in people of all ages. Like Tom Ruegger has said before, we each have a little Pinky in us, and we each have a little Brain. I can totally relate to both characters in many ways. Celebrities, political figures, and other leaders are frequently mocked in this show, adding to its value. In fact, the political humor and celebrity bashing is so frequent that a joke will occasionally slip past me, and I will have to research it. Everything is so clever. On top of that, you've got great animation, wonderful music, and, like Animaniacs, the best voice actors you can get. This show will always hold a place in my heart.moreless
Pinky is my hero!
Ah, yes. Pinky and the Brain! Such an excellent show, it's a shame today's cartoons don't have the same charm they used to. Every since I was little, Pinky has been one of my heroes. Rob Paulsen does an excellent job voicing him and helping bring out his wacky, strange personality. The Brain is funny too but Pinky will always be on my top 5 funniest cartoon character list. I loved the show when I was little but couldn't get most of the jokes. Now that I re-watch it as a young adult, I can fully appreciate the humor. Shows like this go to show you that cartoons aren't ALWAYS for kids!moreless
Pinky and The Brain is sheer genius. The character designs are wonderful and the voice acting is superb. But the single stand out feature is the theme song. One of the greatest theme songs of all time.
I loved Pinky and The Brain. One of the best shows of the 1990s.
Pinky and The Brain are, as it's wonderful theme song says, "two laboratory mice whose genes have been spliced". The Brain lives up to his name and has a giant brain and a genius intellect. Pinky, on the hand, is more on the mentally challenged side of things. Every night they try, and fail, to take over the world with one The Brain's evil genius plans.
Pinky and The Brain started off just a recurring bit in the Animaniacs, which was also a great show, but there was so much potential in the concept that Pinky and The Brain soon had their own show.
The Brain's voice was a perfect mock Orson Welles and Pinky's nonsensical rantings and noises were hilarious. But the single best part was the theme song. The Pink and The Brain theme song will go down as one of the best theme songs of all time. It's impossible to be unhappy while listening to that song.moreless
Not as good as the Animaniacs..
I loved the Animaniacs, and I really do think that Pinky and the Brain was one of the good parts of the show. However, I don't think it was worthy of its own show. I actually think there were other segments of the show that were better. I have to say that I think Pinky and the Brain were a bit over-rated, and that I never understood why they were so popular with everyone, and I don't think I ever will. I am still a die hard Animaniacs fan, but as for Pinky and the Brain.... them I can live without.moreless
Pinky and The Brain, yes Pinky and The Brain!
OMG, I love Pinky and The Brain!!!!!!!!! It's so hysterical I laugh until tears come out of my eyes every time I watch it!!!!! Oh, we got these dead lab frogs in Science, and I named mine Pinky. A friend of mine named hers The Brain, so now we have Pinky and The Brain. This show is about two idiotic mice who try to take over the world. The Brain thinks he's smart, but when you get right down to it, he's just as stupid and naive as Pinky. Pinky's just more open about it. I also like when Pinky just shouts "NARF!" at random times. It makes me laugh. :Pmoreless
This show is definitely underappreciated. At first glance, it seems that Brain is the 'smart' one and Pinky is the stupid one. But as you watch you'll see that Brain makes the most elaborate schemes which always fail..and Pinky has all these hidden talents, and the fact that he's totally entertaining. I truly love all his quirky little catch-phrases! Poit!! :) Ahh, also this show is so well written compared to other children's shows. They often have more grown-up references that only the parents of this kids could understand, which probably makes it much more watchable for them. Love the whole idea of the show, completely original.moreless
Awesome cartoon. I love it!!!
I think this is a great show. I got my first glimpse of Pinky and the Brain while i was flicking through a load of channels on TV in July 2005. Since then I have been addicted. The show has such a good setup: one idiot with one genius. Together they have only one mission: to take over the world! Oh, and have i mention that they are mice, with spliced DNA in their body that makes them able to talk. Between Pinky and Brain, my favourite character is Pinky. I mean, you could never get tired of him. Ever. NARF!!!moreless