Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)
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Brainwashed: Part 2 - I Am Not a Hat 

The Brain and Pinky escape from the land of Hats, but find someone is still after them as they try to save the world from an evil dance, the Schmeerskahoven.


Kirk Tingblad


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Episode credited cast:
Maurice LaMarche ... The Brain (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Pinky (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Corey Burton ... Strawboater (voice)
Townsend Coleman ... Bobby Bob yokel (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... First Lady (voice)
Roddy McDowall ... Snowball (voice)
Cree Summer ... Receptionist (voice)
Frank Welker ... The President (voice)


The Brain and Pinky escape from the land of Hats, but find someone is still after them as they try to save the world from an evil dance, the Schmeerskahoven.

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Release Date:

15 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Whhile the credits on the computer monitor Pinky and the Brain are looking at are scrolling up, the first 2 names in the list are made up of the first names of all 4 members in the musical group ABBA. The rest of the names in the list that we can actually read are the names of characters from the hit television series "Murphy Brown" which had just concluded it's 10 year run. In an odd twist, Warner Brothers announced the re-boot of "Animaniacs" (to air in 2020)which was the birthplace of "Pinky and the Brain" AND CBS announced a re-boot of the show "Murphy Brown"(to air in 2018). See more »


The Brain: What kind of person would blow up our lab?
Pinky: That clown from Washington D.C?
The Brain: Newt Gingrich?
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


Performed by Maurice LaMarche
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Dance of evil
19 May 2019 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Am a big fan of animation while not being afraid to admit that there are average to terrible ones out there, so there is no bias here. 'Pinky and the Brain', despite being a personal favourite for many years, is not a show where every episode is outstanding. It is though a show where in my mind there isn't a bad episode, so quality-wise it is consistently decent to outstanding, something that is not found a lot when it comes to shows, animated and non-animated.

'Pinky and the Brain' is one of the best examples of a childhood favourite that has not only held up well but brilliantly, not every childhood favourite has so this has nothing to do with nostalgia. As a young adult, actually find it even better now, due to noticing and appreciating more things and the humour being funnier and easier to understand being more familiar with any references and such. Once again, don't fall for any misconception implying that animation is just for kids and exempt from criticism or to be shyed away from. 'Pinky and the Brain' has much for children and adults alike, young adults even are probably more likely to get the most enjoyment out of it, and there is much more to it than an animated show with two reasonably cute-looking mice.

"Brainwashed" is the only 'Pinky and the Brain' three parter, with all three parts being among the best 'Pinky and the Brain' episodes. The first one "Brain Brain Go Away" is my personal favourite of the three parts, but "I Am Not a Hat" is very close behind. It is not quite as witty or as clever as "Brain Brain Go Away", but it has a little more imagination, also liked that it was slightly less Brain-centric so Pinky had more time to shine. And is not near as weird or as silly as it sounds.

The animation is bright and colourful with nice attention to character and especially background detail, it's smoothly drawn too and expressive. Music is similarly blameless. The scoring is dynamic and composed in a way that is always adding to the actions, expressions and gestures and doing what good music scores in animation should do in enhancing them. The theme song is one of the catchiest in animation, have always felt that. "Schmeerskahoven" is a very catchy song and the typically clever lyric writing is present here as well.

Have very rarely been let down by the writing in 'Pinky and the Brain'. Am still not. The typical zaniness and wit is there, as well as the intelligence. Youngsters will still find the writing funny most likely because the comic timing and visuals are timed so well, and the exchanges between Pinky and Brain are mini-masterpieces of character interaction.

Will never stop loving the characters. The supporting characters are great but it's the two titular characters that everybody remembers the most. Pinky is incredibly endearing and as ever amusing, stupid can mean obnoxious but not in the case of Pinky. Brain comes over as a little more interesting and have always loved him for his deadpan personality and dark sarcasm. Have always loved the relationship between the duo, with such different personalities one worries as to whether they would gel together or clash but 'Pinky and the Brain' was always a masterclass of how to contrast two completely different characters and their personalities harmoniously and with substance and complexity.

Rob Paulsen and especially Maurice LaMarche do splendidly with the voice work, they have always been two of the best and deservedly prolific voice actors today and their work on 'Pinky and the Brain' is among their best. Also feel a bond between them when hearing their voice work.

All in all, every bit as brilliant as "Brain Brain Go Away". 10/10

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