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My Feldmans, My Friends is the 5th episode of the third season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 30th episode overall. It originally aired on September 16, 1997.


My Feldmans, My Friends[]

Animation by Wang

My feldmans my friends title

Plot[]

Pinky and The Brain are constructing a giant radio tower, which, without a "red rubber nub", will electrocute the entire planet in an impending electrical storm. They are forced to befriend their eccentric new neighbor, Sultana, to whom the "nub" is delivered when they are absent.

Posing as Mr. and Mrs. Feldman, the two lab mice visit Sultana's home and slowly win his confidence. Pinky and The Brain's kindness only increase Sultana's feelings of loneliness, however, and Sultana's quirk will cause more and more snags in their operation.

Crew[]

Trivia[]

  • This episode marks one of many times where Pinky and the Brain play the roles of a couple; in this case "Mr. and Mrs. Feldman."
  • Mr. Sultana makes his first appearance in this episode. He then makes one more appearance in "This Old Mouse."
  • Brain likens his broadcast to a "fireside chat." Fireside Chats were a term originally applied to radio addresses given by 32nd US president Franklin D. Roosevelt during his presidency, and were briefly revived by 39th US president Jimmy Carter.
  • The Brain calls himself "The Greater Communicator" while boasting about the power of his broadcast This name is a play on a nickname for 40th president Ronald Reagan, "The Great Communicator."
  • Pinky mistakes a Jarvik heart for a red rubber nub. A Jarvik heart was one of a type of artificial hearts developed in the 1980's (it's named for its creator Robert Jarvik). The heart was a failure as a long-term transplant device, and is no longer used as such.
  • When Mr. Sultana mentions that he played trombone #72, the music playing in the background is "76 Trombones".
  • Mr. Sultana's rival, Gary Busey, was a musician before he was an actor (going with this episode's backstory of Busey upstaging Mr. Sultana constantly in high school).
  • In addition to Mr. Sultana, it is said that Acme Labs once had another neighbor- Mr. Carlisle- who apparently "exploded."
  • The postal service Brain receives his package from, "FedUp", is a parody of the real-life postal service FedEx.

Production Notes[]

  • While not yet confirmed, this episode was likely produced to meet The WB's demands for the show to become more "sitcom-like." One of these demands requested for the mice to have neighbors[1] (in this episode's case that role is fulfilled by Mr. Sultana).
  • This episode has the shortest amount of cast-members in the entire series - three.

Soundtrack[]

  1. The Mulberry Bush (Traditional Children's Song)
  2. Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 - Allegro Molto by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  3. Light Cavalry Overture by Franz von Suppé
  4. Gaudeamus Igitur
  5. "76 Trombones" by Meredith Willson
  6. Scenes From Childhood, Op. 15 - Dreaming by Robert Schumann

Cast[]

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Maurice LaMarche The Brain
Rob Paulsen Pinky
Paul Rugg Mr. Sultana

References[]

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
Brainwashed:

(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)

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