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Plan Brain From Outer Space is the 3rd episode of the second season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 16th episode overall.

Plan Brain From Outer Space[]

Plan brain from outer space title

Animation by Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.


Brain's intergalactic pen-pal Zalgar arrives to Earth and betrays him, hunting him and Pinky down to eat Brain's brain.



  • The title of this cartoon is a parody of the movie Plan 9 from Outer Space.
  • The show Pinky watches in the beginning of the episode, The Z-Files, is a parody of the popular 1990s sci-fi drama series The X-Files.
  • The Roswell guard is a caricature of actor Jim Nabors, specifically his portrayal of Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show.
  • Marvin the Martian's character theme could be heard when Zalgar first approaches the mice and is about to put on his goggles.
  • Items and inhabitants of Area 51:
    • Bigfoot
    • Elvis Presley - A reference to urban legends claiming that Elvis faked his death and is still alive.
    • Jimmy Hoffa - The former Teamsters Union leader who mysteriously disappeared in 1975.
    • Gov't Cheese
    • Ark of the Covenant
    • The cryogenically frozen corpse of Walt Disney - A reference to an urban legend that Disney had himself frozen.
      • Bigfoot, Elvis, and Jimmy Hoffa were also previously seen aboard the UFO in the Animaniacs cartoon "Space-Probed."


Production Notes[]

  • This episode was originally a scrapped pilot for a Zalgar The Brain-Eater series where Zalgar would hunt for a new brain in every episode, in this case the brain he is hunting for is that of The Brain himself. [1]
    • The entire episode had to be restructured to a more Pinky and the Brain-centric story. As a result, much of the dialogue in this episode is ADR and often doesn’t sync with the animation.
    • The following exchange is the one artifact from the original script that was kept intact for the final recording (albeit slightly modified):
Brain: "This is where the government keeps everything they don't want you to see."

The follow-up line was different, however. The initial line was:

Pinky: "You mean like Ernest Borgnine from underneath?".

See Also[]


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Jeff Bennett Zalgar, Additional Voices
Tress MacNeille Sully
Frank Welker General Odin, Additional Voices


Special thanks to Ron "Keeper1st" O'Dell's ever reliable website for providing much of the knowledge for the behind the scenes production info of this episode

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)