Pinky and the Brain

Season 1 Episode 2

Of Mouse And Man

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 10, 1995 on The WB



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Brain: Utilizing satellite technology and these alligator clips, we will redirect all global telephone communication into an endless voice mail system. Once a person is on the line, the array and the amount of choices will render them occupied, busy, and unable to defend the Earth for a full 72 hours. More than enough time for a well-prepared mouse to take over the planet!

    • Brain: You have a choice. You can listen closely and provide assistance or you can find your head inside a walnut shell.
      Pinky: Hmm, world domination. Walnut shell. World domination. (Brain puts his head inside a walnut shell) Or walnut shell?

    • Brain: Man has an evil side, Pinky.
      Pinky: Which one? Front, or back?

    • Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?
      Pinky: I think so Brain, but I get all clammy inside the tent.
      Brain: Sigmund Freud would have had a field day with you, Pinky.
      Pinky: Oh, he liked sports then, did he?

  • Notes

    • One line was changed after the first airing of this episode. What is heard now as: "There must be a way to get this money without running for Congress." originally was: "There must be a way to get this money without working for Eisner."

    • This cartoon was first aired as part of episode 2. The gag credit for this episode is: Ultracrepidarianism = Giving opinions outside of one's knowledge.

    • Animation by Akom Production Company.

  • Allusions

    • Christopher Walken:

      The opposing lawyer in the courtroom scenes was a take on actor Christopher Walken.

    • Gallagher:

      Punk: Oh, we've got a real funny man. A regular Gallagher, eh?
      Brain: You think Gallagher is funny?

      Gallagher was a stand-up comedian popular in the 1980's, best known for routines of smashing watermelons and other large objects on stage with a mallet.

    • Episode Title: Of Mouse And Man.
      The title of this episode is a reference to John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men.

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