Pinky and the Brain

Season 1 Episode 4

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 17, 1995 on The WB
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Brain deduces that Pinky is the problem with each world domination plan. He uses a machine in the lab to change that – transforming Pinky into a genius. Brain thinks success finally awaits, but Pinky finds problems with each new plan. Even worse, Pinky deduces who was the problem in the first place – Brain himself.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Brain: I will pose as Jimmy Hoffa, back from vacation. All labor leaders will bow before me, and help me utilize the giant industrial complex to build this: The Forced Vertoconvector.

      • Brain : Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
        Pinky: Yes, I am.

      • Pinky: What are we going to do tomorrow night, Brain?
        Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky.
        Pinky: What's that?
        Brain: ...I have no idea.
        Pinky: Poit.
        Brain: Narf.

      • Pinky: I miss the days when it was "No Pinky" this, bop on the head, "No Pinky" that, bop on the head ...

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Gertrude Stein:

        The popular novel that Brain wants to use for world domination is actually a jab at avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein (which it mentions). It even contains the name of Alice B. Toklas, her life partner.

      • Jimmy Hoffa:

        Brain: I will pose as Jimmy Hoffa, back from vacation.

        Jimmy Hoffa was the infamous leader of the Teamsters union in the late 60's and early 70's who disappeared in 1975. Since then there have been numerous legends about the mafia killing him and where they stashed his body.

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