Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

Written by Richard Romine

When my kids were little, I in order to keep the kids quiet while my wife slept, working the night shift as an RN, I would watch cartoons with them. My favorite was always “Pinky and the Brain.” It was genius! But just in case you don’t know the show here is some information on it.
Gee Brain, what do you want to do tonight?”
“The same thing we do every night Pinky, try to take over the world!
— Pinky and the Brain, at the beginning of the show’s intro
Steven Spielberg Presents: Pinky and the Brain (simply known as Pinky and the Brain) is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment. It is a spin-off of Animaniacs, and focuses on Pinky and The Brain from that show’s segments of the same name. Like the segments, the show focuses on the two laboratory mice from Acme Labs that desire world domination and concoct different different schemes to do so, but end up failing in every episode.
After the Pinky and the Brain segments became particularly popular on Animaniacs, the mice proved to be notable enough to star in their own spin-off series. The show originally debuted on Kids’ WB! and ran from September 9, 1995 to November 14, 1998. It also aired on the standard WB Network‘s primetime block on Sunday nights during season one (and occasionally after that for holiday specials).
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Here is a synopsis of the show.
The names of great conquerors are few and fearsome. Attila the Hun. Genghis Khan. That guy whose fists you attacked with your face in the fifth grade. And now two more: Pinky and The Brain are the names. World domination is the aim.
The two genetically modified Acme Labs mice began ‘toon life in supporting segments of Animaniacs. But humble origins could not keep these wannabe rulers from landing their own show. Today, TV. Tomorrow, the world! With a persistence even Wile E. Coyote (Genius) would admire, methodical Brain (Maurice LaMarche) and no-brainer sidekick Pinky (Rob Paulsen) execute one flawed, gadget-driven scheme after another. [1]
So, when you see Marjory Taylor Green, Ted Cruz, Jim Jordan, and Donald Trump, you see the Pinky side. The Koch Network, the Council for National Policy, The Heritage Foundation is the brain side. Pinky and the Brain was hilarious, these guys are just a sad commentary on where we are.
Here is a link to a video of some of their best
My favorite was “Paper Mache Earth.”
RC Romine
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