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Pinky and the Brain

Season 4 Episode 3

Brainwashed (3): Wash Harder

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 1998 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Though free from the asylum, Pinky, Brain and Snowball have no time to relax. They travel to a distant destination – the island of Dr. Mordough. Since he spliced their DNA to begin with, they think he is the only other one that could possibly be behind the Schmëerskåhøvên. Once at Dr. Mordough's laboratory, though, they find that he has also succumbed to the Schmëerskåhøvên. Instead, Precious – Dr. Mordough's genius cat – is the mastermind. Worse, she is about to fulfill the final part of her plan. Can Pinky, Brain and Snowball save the world?moreless

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    Nora Dunn

    Nora Dunn

    voice of Precious

    Guest Star

    Roddy McDowall

    Roddy McDowall

    voice of Snowball

    Recurring Role

    Townsend Coleman

    Townsend Coleman

    voice of Bobby Bob Yokel

    Recurring Role

    Tress MacNeille

    Tress MacNeille

    voice of First Lady

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • QUOTES (1)

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • The title is a nod to the name of the film Die Hard 2: Die Harder.

      • When Bob says to Precious "Kitty, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship", this is a nod to the famous final line of the film Casablanca, "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

      • Marlon Brando

        This episode features several references to Marlon Brando movies:

        -Dr. Mordough is physically based on Brando, who played the title role in the 1996 film version of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau. Like Mordough, Moreau was also a geneticist interested in gene splicing and DNA experimentation.

        -Snowball claims that he sent his lawyers to Mordough's island, and they were never seen again. They are later found brainwashed. This is a reference to Apocalypse Now, in which Brando plays the renegade Colonel Walter Kurtz; several people sent to find Kurtz mysteriously disappeared, only to be discovered, now loyal to the Colonel.

        -The scene is which Mordough sticks an orange wedge in his mouth is an homage to The Godfather; Don Vito Corleone (played by Brando) plays a similar game with his grandson just before dying.

        -In another Godfather reference, Mordough says "I'll make the world a fruit salad it can't refuse," a take-off of Don Vito's line, "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."