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Brinky is the 11th episode of the second season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 24th episode overall. It originally aired on February 22, 1997.


Brinky title

Animation by Akom Film Production


Brain creates an experimental clone in hopes of kickstarting an army of himself to take over the world. However, some of Pinky's DNA contaminates the prototype, creating a child who is a mix between their personalities and abilities. When the clone, Romy, runs away after feeling misunderstood, Pinky and the Brain set out to find him.



  • The title of this cartoon is quite a mix between Brain and Pinky's names. It has also been used as the ship-name between Pinky and the Brain; and has seen a resurgence in popularity within the fandom as of the 2020's.
  • Romy's creation intentionally evokes the imagery of a birthing scene, with Brain telling Pinky to "push", followed by Pinky doing Lamaze breathing.
  • Pinky asks for the number of The La Leche League, which is a non-profit organization which advocates for the education of breastfeeding.
  • At the bar, Romy tells the bartender that "the levy is dry", which are lyrics from the Don McLean song "American Pie"
  • The talk show that Brain and Pinky go on, Rikki Lake, is a parody of Ricki Lake and her 1993 daytime talk show.
  • Romy's letter to Pinky begins the same way as his father's own letter to Santa Claus in "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas" ("Dear, [RECIPIENT], Hello! Ha ha! Narf!").
  • One interesting aspect to note is that Maurice LaMarche voiced Baby Romy, who was as goofy as Pinky, while Rob Paulsen voiced Adult Romy, who acted more intelligent and sardonic like Brain. This goes to show how much Romy resembles his parents.


  • Pinky: Careful, Brain, You know I'm still recovering from a pulled muscle.
    Brain: The one in your head?
    Pinky: Exactly! It was last week, when I had that idea. Hmm... now what was it? Ow! I did it again! Narf!
  • Brain: Allow me to tell you of my idea. One involving the lowest, simplest, most elemental unit of life.
    Pinky: Egad, Brain! Pauly Shore!
    Brain: A valid guess, but, no, Pinky.
  • Pinky: Pat the Bunny!
    Brain: Pinky, do you realize how that inane drivel could disrupt its neural programming?
    Pinky: Oh, fiddledy-posh, I was raised on Pat the Bunny.
    Brain: ... Sometimes you make it too easy for me, Pinky.
  • Romy: N... N... Narf!
    Brain: Narf?
    Pinky: His first word, Brain! Narf! Ha-ha-ha!
    Romy: Zort! Fiddledy-posh!
    Pinky: "Narf! Zort! Fiddledy-posh!" Egad! A whole sentence!
  • Brain: What in the name of all which is good and sweet in Odin's beard is that?
  • Brain: One of your errant nail clippings befouled my tissue sample! My clone is a product of our merged DNA! Do you realize what this means?
    Pinky: [gasps] I'm a mummy! [laughing and crying] I'm a mommy! Oh, I'm a mummy!
    Brain: Pinky, that's absurd, you're nothing of the kind. Its chromosomal makeup just happens to include both of our genetic building blo-- [screams] Oh, my lord, you are its mommy...
  • Brain: Pinky, I'm going to regret asking you this but, what are you doing?
  • Romy: Uh, yeah, yeah, about that... You see, I-I've been pondering this whole, uh, "taking over the world" idea you got a jones for. Like, don't you see the narfness of it? Uh, I just gotta say pass, bro.
  • Brain: Pinky, your head would make a wonderful ant farm.
    Romy: And you two! Bicker, bicker, bicker! It's like... Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Pinky: I am! Whoo, that woman gives me the willies.
  • Romy: Hey, Don McLean, the levee is dry.
    Bartender: What are you, some kind of circus freak?
    Romy: Yeah, I'm Jojo the thirsty boy.
    Bartender: Okay, but no checks this time.
  • Herb: Now this [freak]?
    Romy: Actually I'm a cloned lab mouse--
  • Bunny: Herb, you're a psychotic delusional paranoid with a proto-user mentality and sadistic controlling tendencies.
    Herb: It's "erb." [shouts] Ow! He bit me! The circus freak bit me!
    Romy: That's right! Now you're a circus freak! Anybody else want a little Circus in their blood?
    Bunny: I've had my shots. Bite me.
    Romy: Yes.
  • Brain: Yes. Well, be that as it may, young lady, we're simply here to let our young clone, Roman, know we want him to come back home.
    Pinky: Whooo! I'm down with with that! Whoo! Narf!
    Brain:Pinky, please!
    Pinky: Talk to the hand, talk to the hand!
    Brain: And if it isn't too much trouble, Ms. Lake, please ask your audience to refrain from addressing me as "girlfriend."
    Rikki Lake: We'll return with our furry delusional albino men, discuss their problem, and give them fantasy makeovers.
  • Brain, reading Romy's letter: "So please don't try to find me. Your clone, Romy. 135 South Mullen Street, Apartment 2F."
    Pinky: Oh, Brain, he could be anywhere!
    Brain: Pinky, he really is your son.
  • Romy: Well, well, look who's here. My two dads. Saget and Coulier.
    Pinky: Oh, please tell me he's Saget.
  • Romy: Look, what it comes down to is you want me to take over the world, and Pinky wants me to wrap my toes in string cheese. But... face it, man, that's not me.
  • Romy: Man, I'm sick of disappointment! That's why we're taking a year off to follow the Grateful Dead.
    Brain: Do you want to tell him, or shall I?
    Pinky: I will Brain. ... HAVE FUN! Narf!
  • Brain: Call me... dad. But... don't get excited! It's simply an acronym for Derivation of Applied DNA.
  • Pinky: Brain, promise me we'll have another someday.
    Brain: Pinky, please. We must get back to the lab. The night is young. There's still time!
    Pinky: To do what, Brain?
    Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world!
    Pinky: Oooh, not tonight, Brain. I have a headache.


Production Art[]

Production Notes[]

  • This episode was a result of executive meddling from The WB. They demanded the show be modified to become more sitcom-like, with an emphasis on the duo each having children, being married to other characters, and living in the same neighborhood ala The Flintstones and The Simpsons. Producer Peter Hastings gave them this episode as a result to meet and lampoon their demands, with the "marriage" aspect being lampooned in what would later become "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets In This Town Again."[1]
  • Christian Slater was considered to voice Romy at one point, and an offer was even sent out to him. He wasn't able to make it, however, and the role went to Rob Paulsen (adult) and Maurice LaMarche (child).[2]


  • "Twinkle Twinkle"
  • "Jolly Good Fellow"
  • "A Tisket a Tasket"


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Adult Romy
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Baby Romy
Tress MacNeille Rikki Lake
Frank Welker Bartender
Cree Summer Bunny


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)