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Two Mice and a Baby/The Maze is the 9th episode of the 2nd season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 22nd overall. It originally aired on February 1, 1997.

Two Mice and a Baby[]

Two Mice and a Baby Title

Animation by Rough Draft Studios, Inc.


Pinky and Brain take in a powerful child from a recently-destroyed alien planet and try to raise him to advance Brain’s ambitions for world domination.




  • The title is a spoof of the film Three Men and a Baby.
  • This cartoon is a parody/adaptation of the origin story of Superman.
  • This cartoon would mark the first time the mice are presented as parents as they try to care for baby Kal-El/Clark Kent, who calls Brain "Da-Da" at the very end of the cartoon.
  • The Salad Spinner is a reference to the Salad Shooter, a kitchen utility that spits out what it slices.
  • "G.I. Jack" is a parody of Hasbro's G.I. Joe franchise.
  • Baloney returns from Animaniacs, once more parodying the edutainment character Barney the Dinosaur.
  • Two "nun"-oriented references occur in this cartoon: The Singing Nun, a singer-songwriter; and the 1967 sitcom The Flying Nun.

The Maze[]

The maze title

Animation by Akom Film Production


Pinky and the Brain venture through a maze to obtain a chip vital for Brain’s latest plan. They don’t have a lot of time, as they need it to take advantage of the impending convergence of the planets which occurs for 15 seconds every 5,000,352,099.7 years.


  • Written By Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard, Charles M. Howell IV and Earl Kress
  • Directed By Kirk Tingblad



Production Notes[]

  • This is the first episode of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series to have two different studios handle the animation (in this case, Rough Draft and Akom).


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Tress MacNeille Baby Clark/Kal-El, Lara, Martha, Scientist #1
Pat Musick Scientist #2
Jeff Bennett Baloney, Jor-El, Jonathan


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)