Pinky and the Brain

Season 3 Episode 17

A Pinky And The Brain Halloween

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 19, 1997 on The WB
out of 10
User Rating
15 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

On Halloween night, Brain tries to hypnotise trick-or-treaters with the Jackolantronic Broadcasting System. However, Pinky gets chocolate on the transmitter – causing an explosive overload. As Brain vows to prepare for the next night, the mice are greeted by Mr. Itch. After displaying his supernatural powers, he offers Brain control of the world in exchange for his soul. Brain ultimately refuses, but moments later, he finds himself the undisputed, beloved ruler. It turns out this has happened because Pinky sold his own soul. Mr. Itch takes Pinky to Hades to be tortured (though that proves more difficult than expected). Meanwhile, despite finally ruling the world, Brain appears quite despondent. As much as he hates to admit it, Brain misses Pinky. He soon goes all the way to Hades to save him.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Pinky and the Brain go to Hell.

    This show seems to know how to do holiday episodes right the show does it once again. Episode based off of Halloween I sometimes find the most intresting because horror and comidy mix well. This episode is sort has a Faust like format, the good and gullible spirit Pinky is he loves his friend so much he would sell his soul just so his desire to take over the world will come true. And he does it with a guy named Mr. Itch otherwise best known as The Devil/Methasophlies (you name it); Gary Marchall does a good and funny job playing this character he makes him sort of like a sneeky smooth talking used car salesman.

    What I really like about this episode is it's all about friendship and how far one would go to honor it and maintain it which makes this episode strangely touching as well. We see even though Brain has everything he wants it's sort of an empty victory because he has no one to share it with, when he begins to realize the emptyness he's feeling with Pinky's absence. He may not be a person that shows his emotions at least rarely (sort of like myself in real life)but has feelings all the same.

    Got to admire Brain on one thing this guy has got a lot of guts going to Hell to save his best friend. In fact the scenes from Hell are the funnest part of the whole episode. From seeing Pinky being put though most of the tortures in Hell, no matter what they did they couldn't break the guy spirt which just gives a lot of grief to the demons and Mr.Itch and makes Hell bad for them, in a way it's sort of remonicent of the film "Stir Crazy" where Gene Wilder's character was put through the same dilema. Though my favorate part was simply seeing Brain trying to go to Hell which was to stand in long lines. This was funny because it was painful true like Brain I hate standing in long lines, I didn't know what was worse going to Hell or the wait to go to Hell.moreless
John Tesh

John Tesh

voice of Himself

Guest Star

Garry Marshall

Garry Marshall

voice of Mister Itch

Guest Star

Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall

voice of Snowball

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

voice of Greta

Recurring Role

Billy West

Billy West

voice of Receptionist

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • After the regular opening, this episode contains a unique second opening where brown leaves blow through the wind and an instrumental version of the theme song with a 'Halloween' tone to it plays.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (1)

    • This cartoon was first aired as part of episode 43. The gag credit for this episode is: Ghost Teeth - Lack of the Teeth's Outer Layers.


    • John Tesh, who voices himself here, is a well known singer and broadcaster. Tesh announcing during the rythmic gymnastics is a nod to his having broadcasted several of the Olympic Games.

    • Brain: Pinky, no! You got chocolate in my Jack-o-lantronic transmitter!
      Pinky: You got Jack-o-lantronic transmitter in my chocolate!

      This exchange is a reference to the old TV commercials for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

    • Kid in ghost costume: I got a bowl of soup.

      The kid wearing the ghost costume with too many holes in it is a reference to Charlie Brown's costume in It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. His complaint here mirrors Charlie's repeated line from the special, "I got a rock."

    • Classical music allusion in the soundtrack: Mussorgsky, "Night on Bald Mountain".