Pinky and the Brain

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (112)

  • Pinky: Narf! The Brain: What is narf? Please tell me. Pinky: Well, it's like "Zort!", or "Poit!"

  • Pinky: Oh, please, Brain! If we don't do something soon, I'll go out of my mind! The Brain: That's a short trip.

  • Brain: We shall receive the aid of legions of unassuming humans because they will be hypnotized by the secretions of a rare Peruvian Gaokin. After we collect the frog's fluid, we shall mix the floury batter and have a giant pancake jamboree!

  • (Brain is showing Pinky a map of their trajectory) Brain: This is our position, and here is the hull of the Titanic. (Pinky looks at the map and mistakes the feet between them for inches) Pinky: Egad, Brain. It's so close. We'll be there before you can yell poit. Brain: We'll reach mars before I yell poit, Pinky. (Later, as the sub is being bombed) Pinky: Egad, Brain. We'll be okay, won't we? Brain: POIT!

  • Pinky: (After Brain escapes from his cage) Boy, that was a good one Brain! Brain: They are all good ones, Pinky.

  • Brain: The sea, Pinky. "Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean. Roll." - Byron. Pinky: Good one, Brain. Oh, oh, I've got one too! Um..."Hey you kids stay out of that rip tide"... Baywatch.

  • Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but there's still a bug stuck in there from last time.

  • Jack McGuire: I take no joy in the demise of another man... usually!

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Notes (129)

  • Animation by Wang Film Productions.

  • This cartoon was first aired as part of episode 1. The gag credit for this episode is: Spizzerinctum = the will to succeed.

  • One line was changed after the first airing of this episode. What is heard now as: "There must be a way to get this money without running for Congress." originally was: "There must be a way to get this money without working for Eisner."

  • This cartoon was first aired as part of episode 2. The gag credit for this episode is: Ultracrepidarianism = Giving opinions outside of one's knowledge.

  • Animation by Akom Production Company.

  • This cartoon was first aired as part of episode 3 which featured the cartoons "Tokyo Grows", "That Smarts", "Brainstem". The gag credit for that episode was: Palinoia - compulsive repetition of an act until perfect.

  • Animation by Wang Film Productions.

  • This cartoon was first aired as part of episode 3 which featured the cartoons "Tokyo Grows", "That Smarts", "Brainstem". The gag credit for that episode was: Palinoia - compulsive repetition of an act until perfect.

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Trivia (17)

  • Pinky's catch phrase "Narf" stands for Nuclear Attack Readiness Formation. At least... it does in this episode.

  • The pigeons on the Justice of the Peace statue outside the courthouse are the Goodfeathers characters from Animaniacs.

  • The size and shape of the hole in the boss's desk changes back and forth.

  • The machine's keypad has the numbers 1-13 first. Later in the episode, it only has 1-12.

  • ''Cheese Roll Call', as broadcast was has three cheeses coming forward: Wenslydale, Edelpilzkase and Australian Cheddam, but the version of the song on the Animaniacs Variety Pack CD, the French cheese Brie also speaks.

  • When Brain opens the French cookbook, the first two foods seen are French Toast and French Fries. Ironically, neither food originated in France; French Toast is believed to have been created in Italy, while French Fries are an American creation.

  • If you look carefully at the janitor elf, you'll see he's smoking a candy cane.

  • The song Pinky is singing in the bar is to the tune of the song he was singing in Animaniacs episode "Spellbound".

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Allusions (208)

  • Star Trek TOS episode Balance of Terror: Captain Jack McGuire's mid-battle speech to Brain is very reminiscent of the Romulan captain's speech to Kirk... "We are of a kind you and I. In another reality I could have called you 'Friend'"

  • Episode Title: Das Mouse The title of this episode is a reference to the German submarine film Das Boot (1981).

  • Christopher Walken: The opposing lawyer in the courtroom scenes was a take on actor Christopher Walken.

  • Gallagher: Punk: Oh, we've got a real funny man. A regular Gallagher, eh? Brain: You think Gallagher is funny? Gallagher was a stand-up comedian popular in the 1980's, best known for routines of smashing watermelons and other large objects on stage with a mallet.

  • Episode Title: Of Mouse And Man. The title of this episode is a reference to John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men.

  • The scientists words not matching their mouth movements is a pardory of the poor English dubbing of the old Japanese monster movies, particularly the Godzilla series.

  • "Gollyzilla" is an allusion to the infamous king of monsters, "Godzilla".

  • The man who repeatedly appears and says "Yes, I see" represents actor Raymond Burr. In the Americanized version of the 1956 Japanese movie "Godzilla, King of the Monsters", Raymond Burr was added to many scenes, and his most common line was "Yes, I see."

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