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Brain's Song is the 5th episode of the 2nd season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 18th episode overall. It originally aired on November 9, 1996.

Brain's Song[]

Brain's song title

Animation by Akom Film Production


Brain schemes to create a tearjerker movie that will be broadcasted to the entire world so the world's leaders will be so depressed they will relinquish power to him.



  • As the title suggests, this episode is focused on Brain directing a parody of the 1971 TV film Brian's Song.
  • One of the films Brain plays with his emotion suppressor is an obvious parody of Disney's The Lion King, using tigers instead of lions.
  • This episode features caricatures of various celebrities including Tom Hanks (who Brain refers to as "Forrest Grump"), Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Whoopi Goldberg, Mike Tyson, Jaleel White (as Steve Urkel), Bea Arthur, Katie Couric and the Xenomorph from the Alien series.
  • Pinky's "Win one for the Giffords!" line is a reference to television personality Kathie Lee Gifford, and football coach Knute Rockne's "Win just one for the Gipper" speech in honor of his former player George Gipp.
  • The comedian mocking Brain's failed "The Overlord" broadcast is Steve Martin. Brain allides to his interpretation as a wild and crazy guy, a nod to Martin's 1978 album of the same name (and SNL routine).
  • In the ending chorus, the last "Brain" had a long, slight vibrato, due to Brain's plan being foiled when the electric football tabletop used for the film’s set keeps electrocuting him.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Tress MacNeille Katie Couric
Frank Welker Mr. President
Jim Cummings V/O #1
Dave Coulier Tom Hanks

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)