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The Mummy/Robin Brain is the 8th episode of the second season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 21st episode overall. It originally aired on December 28th, 1996 (See below). Both cartoons in this episode were animated by Rough Draft Studios, Inc.

The Mummy[]

The Mummy title card


As scientists have discovered ways to unveil the mysteries of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Pinky and the Brain travel to the very pyramid to disguise as angered ancient Pharaohs, in order to demand absolute control of the world. In their way are the archaeologists' robot probe, the protesters that wish to see the Pharaohs back to life, the angry, religious locals, and the great unknown that stems from the mummies themselves.




  • One of the punishments from the ancient mummies, as pointed out by a bishop, is more Olsen Twins movies. Those who learn about it are positively terrified.
  • After their voyage for almost no reason, Pinky frequently chants "Early in the morning" from the folk song, "Drunken Sailor."
  • This is one of the few cartoons that doesn't end with the Pinky and the Brain theme playing. Instead, it ends with Brain deliriously singing "Drunken Sailor."

Robin Brain[]

Robin Brain title card


("England, 1182") To bring civilization out of the dark ages and take over the land, Brain intends to become a Robin Hood-like figure, Robin Brain, and collect money from aristocrats to build a massive water heater. He seeks a loyal Fryer (as in, fry cook) and a band of outlaws to uphold justice. Besides, Pinky has a problem with hiccups. After rising to prominence eventually, Brain and his band of "Mighty Mallards" come into conflict with the real Robin Hood.


  • Written by Wendell Morris and Tom Sheppard
  • Directed by Kirk Tingblad


  • Pinky's answer to Brain's "Are you pondering what I'm pondering?" is "but Kevin Costner with an English accent?", referring to his performance in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.
  • Brain's reason for not giving the money to the poor like Robin Hood, is to not be sued for copyright infringement. As it turns out, this is the exact reason the real Robin Hood wants Robin Brain out of Sherwood.
    • Similarly, Brain names his band of outlaws "The Mighty Mallards" as "The Mighty Ducks" is considered catchy by Pinky and the folks, but the "Ducks" name is already taken, presumably by the Disney franchise of the same name.
  • When rallying to gather the outlaws, Brain motivates the townspeople to chant, "I'm as mad as all get-out, and I'm not going to take it anymore!". This spoofs the 1976 film Network which features an unstable anchorman, Howard Beale; who utters a similar catchphrase.
  • The ending chorus calls Pinky "Pinketh" and the last "Brain" had a long vibrato, as the iris stops at Pinky who hiccups before finally closing.


Production Notes[]


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Scientist #1, Additional Voices
Tress MacNeille Old Woman
Corey Burton Cushing
Michael McKean Toll collector, Robin Hood
Sam McMurray Taxman #1
Jim Cummings Chuck

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)