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Fly is the 11th episode of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series. It originally aired on February 11, 1996


Animation by Akom

Fly title


After purchasing carefully selected properties, The Brain schemes to flood the planet below the 39th floor of buildings to leave his holdings as the only dry land. In order to do this, Brain and Pinky must travel into space to alter the direction of the Hubble Space Telescope so they can melt the ice-caps.



  • Alex Rocco of The Godfather-fame guest stars in this episode as Floyd Nesbit.
  • This episode reveals that Pinky possesses telekinetic powers which "comes and goes" randomly.
  • The character of "Newt" is not to be confused with the hunting dog of the same name from Animaniacs.
  • The nerdy guy in mission control with the accent resembles the scientist Ben from the 1986 film Short Circuit.
  • One of the foreign scientists planned to go aboard the space shuttle is named Dr. Nikki Jiggleitalittleitllopen. This is a reference to a running gag in The Lucy Show where Lucille tells visitors having trouble opening her refrigerator to "just jiggle it a little, it'll open", to the confusion of some of her visitors.
  • When the mice bounce around the rocket in their space suits, this is referencing a scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey (which was also referenced in "Where No Mouse Has Gone Before.")
  • At the time the episode aired, the next planned Hubble servicing mission was STS-82, due for launch in June 1997 (it eventually flew that February). Given what we know of PATB's internal chronology, the mission in the episode is likely being flown in the early spring of 1996.
  • The Russian capsule that returns Pinky,the Brain,and a dog to Earth could be based on the Bion space capsules flown by the USSR and later Russia in the 1970s,80s,and 90s.
  • The ending chorus is sung with Russian accents.


  • Brain mentions that all of the "Ziggy" jet fighters were sold to Iceland in 1958. However, the European scientists fly a "Ziggy" with a Norwegian flag on the side of it, not an Icelandic flag.



Voice Actors: Character(s):
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Alex Rocco Floyd Nesbit
Tress MacNeille Janine, Additional Voices
Brian George Drake
Larry Cedar Newt


Special thanks to Brian Norman's "Bunches of References Accumulated In a Nutshell" (B.R.A.I.N) reference guide for aiding in documenting this episode's references.

List of Pinky and the Brain episodes
Season 1
Das MouseOf Mouse And ManTokyo Grows / That Smarts / BrainstemPinky and the Fog / Where No Mouse Has Gone Before / Cheese Roll CallBrainaniaTV or Not TVNapoleon BrainaparteA Pinky and the Brain ChristmasSnowballAround the World in 80 NarfsFlyAmbulatory Abe / Mouse of La ManchaThe Third Mouse / The Visit
Season 2
It's Only A Paper WorldCollect 'em All / PinkassoPlan Brain From Outer SpaceThe Pink CandidateBrain's SongWelcome to the JungleA Little Off the Top / Megalomaniacs AnonymousThe Mummy / Robin BrainTwo Mice and a Baby / The MazeBrain of the FutureBrinkyHoop Schemes
Season 3
Leave it to Beavers / CinebrainiaBrain NoirPinky and the Brain... And Larry / Where the Deer and the Mousealopes PlayBrain's Bogie / Say What, EarthMy Feldmans, My FriendsAll You Need Is Narf / Pinky's PlanCold Open- A New Direction / This Old MouseBrain StormA Meticulous Analysis of History / Funny, You Don't Look RhennishThe Pinky ProtocolMice Don't Dance / Brain DrainedBrain AcresPinky and the Brainmaker / Calvin BrainPinky Suavo / T.H.E.YThe Real LifeBrain's WayA Pinky and the Brain HalloweenBrainy JackLeggo My Ego / Big in JapanBut That's Not All, Folks!Operation Sea Lion / You Said a MousefulThe Tailor and the Mice / Bah, WildernessPinky at the Bat / Schpiel-borg 2000Broadway MaladyThe Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo / The Melancholy BrainInherit the WheezeBrain's Night Off / Beach Blanket BrainThe Family That Poits Together, Narfs TogetherPinky's Turn / Your Friend: Global DominationYou'll Never Eat Food Pellets In This Town AgainDangerous BrainsWhat Ever Happened to Baby Brain / Just Say NarfThe Pinky P.O.V. / The Really Great Dictator / Brain Food
Season 4

(Part 1 - Brain, Brain, Go AwayPart 2 - I Am Not a HatPart 3 - Wash Harder)
To Russia With Lab Mice / Hickory Dickory BonkThe Pinky and the Brain Reunion SpecialA Legendary Tail / Project B.R.A.I.N.
The Ultimate Animaniacs Super Special: (Star Warners)