Pinky & the Brain - The Warner Brothers cartoon
STEVEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS PINKY AND THE BRAIN/WB/1995-98 featured the antics of
Pinky and the Brain, two white lab mice who lived at ACME Labs.
Of the two, Pinky was the brawn (and quite insane) and the Brain, of course,
with his oversized head, was the intelligence in the partnership. Together,
Pinky & the Brain unsuccessfully advanced schemes for World Domination.
In fact, the whole series can be summarized with their trademark catchphrase
when Pinky asks "What are we going to do tonight?" and Brain answers, "The same
thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world."
He also commented "Worshipping me...the world will be a better place."
Whenever possible, Brain insulted Pinky with such brutal barbs as "Your brain is
not a fountain of knowledge, it's a dribble glass of stupidity" and "Your
cerebral spinal fluid is running a few quarts low."
The Pinky & Brain characters originally appeared on STEVEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS
TRIVIA NOTE: According to "The Official Cultural Reference Guide for the
Animated Series: Pinky and the Brain," edited and compiled by Brian Norman
(Version 1.0 Release date October-6-1997) the Brain's voice and mannerisms were
supposed to be a parody of Orson Welles.
It further stated "a radio interview with Maurice LaMarche (the voice of
Pinky) said: that when he saw the early model sheets of the Brain, he
immediately thought of Orson Welles, and did a straight Welles imitation for the
It was decided later that that voice was a little too flat, so Moe added a
touch of Vincent Price and a dab of Peter Lorre to come up with the voice we
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