Pinky and the Brain

Season 3 Episode 6

All You Need Is Narf

Aired Saturday Sep 17, 1997 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • Look hard: you can see Jimi Hendrix in the crowd of hippies during Walter Concrete's new report. Frank Sinatra, for some reason, decides to stop for advice shortly after.

    • The woman promising twelve bags of sandle-root to Brain only gives him five bags.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The song Pinky is listening to at the beginning of the episode is a parody of The Beatles song "I Am The Walrus".

    • The fast postman stamping "fragile" on packages strongly resembles Newman from "Seinfeld".

    • "All You Need Is Lunch" is obviously a play on the Beatles song: "All You Need Is Love", but it may be also be a subtle tribute to Eric Idle's Beatles parody: The Rutles, who sang "Can't Buy Me Lunch".

    • Maxwell's Silver Hammer

      At the beginning of "All You Need Is Narf," a silver hammer is seen in the background labeled "Dr. Maxwell." This is a reference to the Beatles' song "Maxwell's Silver Hammer."

    • The Beach Boys

      Also visible in one guru scene is an animated version of the Beach Boys, who themselves were also devotees of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

    • 6-month sing in for peace and dental hygiene

      A parody of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's week long bed-ins for peace

    • Mouse-arishi

      Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was a spiritual guru that the Beatles associated with and sought enlightenment from in India.

    • Walter Concrete

      This character is a parody of Walter Cronkite- a famous news anchor of this era.

    • All You Eat is Lunch

      A parody of the song, "All You Need is Love", which is also alluded to by the title of this episode.

    • Narf Out!

      A reference to the phrase Freak Out! popularized by Frank Zappa's 1966 album of the same name. (the episode is said to occur in 1967)

    • 'What We Are Singing Is Take Off Your Pants'

      A parody of the Beatles' song, 'Give Peace a Chance'.

    • I Am The Cheesebag- Boo Boo Badoob

      This song is very obviously a parody of the Beatles' song, 'I Am the Walrus', which contains the phrase 'Goo Goo Gajoob.'

    • Jim Lemon falls in love with Yoyo Nono and the Feebles break up:

      The romance of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was often 'blamed' for the break up of the Beatles.

    • The members of the Feebles (BEATLES) are as follows:

      Jim = John
      Fred = Paul
      Steve = George
      Bongo = Ringo

    • The title of this episode All You Need is Narf is an allusion to the Beatles song All You Need is Love.