Pinky and the Brain

Season 2 Episode 11


Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Feb 22, 1997 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Multiphasic transrepliclonator pods will allow Brain to begin cloning an army of himself. However, before even the first clone can be made, Pinky's DNA accidentally gets mixed in with Brain's. The result, naturally, is a different kind of clone – one that likes to be called 'Romy.' Brain tries to make do with this development, as he and Pinky essentially act as Romy's parents. The thing is, Romy wants to be his own mouse and doesn't like being pushed into Brain's world domination plans or Pinky's stupid ways. When he runs away, the mice try to find him.moreless

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  • Brain attempts to clone himself. But when Pinky's D.N.A gets mixed into the experiment, the results are not what Brain expected

    This is one of my all-time favorite episodes of Pinky and The Brain. Brain is studying a cell specimen he extracted from a secret location (however, it wasn't secret for long. Pinky found the location under Brain's tail, to Brain's embarassment). Brain planned to use the sample to make an army Brains. Unfortunately, Brain didn't see one of Pinky's toenails fly into his cloning machine while he was charging it up. Naturally, the clone's brainpower wasn't as great as it should have been (to Brain's horror, the clone starts to talk like Pinky). My favorite part of the episode was when Brain discovered that his clone had Pinky's D.N.A (as he put it "Be afraid, be very afraid). After seeing his clone sprout buck teeth (like Pinky), he yelled Pinky's name and drug him by the ear. After hearing that the clone was a combination of both their D.N.A, Pinky believed he was a mother. Brain tried to convince him otherwise, stating that the clone's genetic make-up just included both their building blocks. Upon hearing his own words, Brain realized Pinky was the clone's mother (that made him scream like crazy). Ha! Though the entire episode was good, that was my favorite part.moreless
Cree Summer

Cree Summer

voice of Bunny

Guest Star

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

voice of Rikki Lake

Recurring Role

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

voice of Bartender

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Brain: My newest plan involves the lowest, simplest, most elemental unit of life.
      Pinky: Egad, Brain. Paulie Shore?
      Brain: A valid guess, but no.

    • (Brain knocks Pinky down)
      Pinky: Careful, Brain, you know I'm still recovering from a pulled muscle.
      Brain: The one in your head?
      Pinky: Exactly. It was last week when I had that idea. Now what was it? Ow! I did it again.

    • Brain: Behold, Pinky. A cell from a tissue sample I took from a mysterious and secret location.
      Pinky:(looking at a bandage under Brain's tail) Found it!

    • (Brain is looking at a computer readout to see what went wrong with his clone) Brain: "Unknown contamination"? "D.N.A strands merged"? (Brain types a command into the computer) Brain: Search for contamination. (An image of a toenail appears on the screen) Brain: What in the name of all that is good and sweet in Odin's beard is that? (Brain types another command into the computer) Brain: Reconstruct! (The toenail disappears and is replaced with an image of Pinky) Brain: Be afraid, be very afraid. (Brain looks at his clone, who sprouts buck teeth like Pinky) Brain: PINKY! (Brain drags Pinky over to the computer by his ear) Brain: Look! (Pointing at the image) One of your errant nail clippings befouled my tissue sample! My clone is a product of our merged D.N.A. Do you realize what this means?! Pinky: I'm a mommy! Brain: Pinky that's absurd. Your nothing of the kind. It's chromosomal make-up just happens to include both of our genetic building bloc...(Realizes what he's saying) AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Oh my lord, you are its mommy!

  • NOTES (2)

    • This cartoon was first aired as part of episode 23. The gag credit for this episode is: Barophobia - Fear of gravity.

    • Pinky and the Brain's clone Roman Numeral One (Romy) is voiced by Maurice LaMarche when he is a baby and then voiced by Rob Paulsen when he is older.


    • The Fly:

      Brain discovering his DNA sample had been merged with Pinky's during Roman's creation parodies Seth Brundle discovering he had been fused with a fly when he teleported himself. Even the same line from the movie is used "Be afraid. Be very afraid".

    • Brain: I Have No Clone!

      This is a twist on the phrase "I Have No Son".

    • Romy: ...that's why we're taking a year off to follow the Grateful Dead.
      Brain: (to Pinky) Do you want to tell him or shall I?

      The Grateful Dead were a rock band started in the 1960s whose hits included "Truckin'" and "Uncle John's Band." They were known for their extended jam sessions and loyal fanbase, some of whom followed the band on tour, attending all the shows.

      What Brain was debating telling Romy was that, this being 1997, the Grateful Dead didn't exist anymore; the band dissolved in 1995 after the death of guitarist Jerry Garcia, although the surviving members of the band went on to form The Other Ones (who were later simply known as The Dead) in 1998.

    • Pinky: Oh...this is so "Savannah."

      Savannah was a prime time drama that aired on the WB around the same time as Pinky and the Brain.

    • Romy: Well well, look who's here. My two dads. Saget and Coulier.
      Pinky: Oh, pleeease tell me he's Saget.

      A double reference to two separate 80s/90s sitcoms.

      My Two Dads was a series about two best friends who split up over dating the same woman, only to both be appointed legal guardians of the woman's daughter after her untimely passing twelve years later.

      The "Saget and Coulier" line is a reference to Full House, starring Bob Saget as a widower who raises his three daughters with the help of his standup comic best friend (played by Dave Coulier) and his musician brother-in-law (played by John Stamos).

    • Romy: Hey, Don McLean...the levy is dry.

      A reference to musician Don McLean and his song "American Pie," specifically the line "Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry."

    • The two bikers hitting each other with pool cues are named "Herb" and "Peaches." This is a reference to the musical duo of Peaches & Herb, whose hits included "Shake Your Groove Thing" and "Reunited."