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Cute Little Alienhead/Better Living Through Cheese is the second episode of Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain. It originally aired on September 26, 1998. Both cartoons in this episode were animated by Rough Draft.

Cute Little Alienhead[]

Cute little alien head title


The Brain uses an intergalactic radio to flag down a passing alien, in hopes of trading for advanced weaponry. Unfortunately, Brain cannot get along with the alien (Shad Equipo), who later finds himself joining Elmyra's pet collection.



  • Elmyra playing Scotty Says is a reference to the Star Trek character, Scotty.

Better Living Through Cheese[]

Better living through cheese title


To win the prize money from a science fair, The Brain builds a high-tech device for Elmyra to show off. However, Rudy destroys the device just before it can be judged by Bob Quack the Science Hack.



  • Pinky asking if the Telechubbies fight fair is a reference to the Teletubbies.
  • Bob Quack the Science Hack is a parody of Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Production Notes[]


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Cree Summer Elmyra
Nancy Cartwright Rudy Mookich
Frank Welker Parrot, Alien
John Vernon Principal Cheevers
David Paymer Shad Equipo
Pat Musick Old Woman

List of Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain episodes
Season 1
Patty Ann / Gee, Your Hair Spells TerrificCute Little Alienhead / Better Living Through CheeseMy Fair Brainy! / The Cat Who Cried Woof!The Girl With Nothing Extra / Narfily Ever AfterThe Icky Mouse Club / The Man From WashingtonAt the Hop! / Pinky's Dream HouseYule Be Sorry / How I Spent My WeekendWag the Mouse / A Walk in the ParkThe Ravin! / Elmyra's Music Video / Squeeze PlayTeleport a FriendMr. Doctor / That's Edutainment!Fun, Time and Space / Hooray for MeatParty Night / The Mask of Braino