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Pinky and the Brain

Season 3 Episode 24

Broadway Malady

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jan 03, 1998 on The WB
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Episode Summary

To make money, Pinky suggests they stage a Broadway musical. Brain loves the idea but refuses to sell-out and do an Andrew Lloyd Webber-type show. Pinky goes on with Mice and becomes a major hit while Brain's Angst plays to a tiny theater filled with cardboard cut-outs of audience members.moreless

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    Michael McKean

    Michael McKean

    voice of Schniederlander

    Guest Star

    Julie Bernstein

    Julie Bernstein

    voice of Female Singer

    Guest Star

    Tress MacNeille

    Tress MacNeille

    voice of Thelma

    Recurring Role

    Billy West

    Billy West

    voice of Roger Ebert

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Brain: We'll start with all the money you made on your musicals.
        Pinky: Sorry Brain, but I invested it all in a sure-fire thing: Waterworld - The Musical! Um, does sure thing mean you lose all your money?

    • NOTES (1)

      • This cartoon was first aired as part of episode 44. The gag credit for this episode is: Schadenfreude - joy at the misfortune of others.

    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • Pinky: I invested it all in a sure-fire thing: Waterworld - The Musical!

        Waterworld was a 1995 Kevin Costner film infamous for being one of the biggest bombs in cinematic history.

      • The reviewers who praise Pinky's musical are takes on film reviewers Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, and Gene Shalit.

      • The ad for the play Fanboys Of The Opera is a parody of the Andrew Lloyd Webber play Phantom Of The Opera.

      • The musical staged by Pinky named Mice is a reference to Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats.

      • As Pinky is accepting his award, he says he "misses Norman Brain". In the famous finale of the 1954 film A Star is Born, Vicki Lester (Judy Garland)proclaims that she is "Mrs. Norman Maine" in reference to her late husband.