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Pinky and the Brainmaker/Calvin Brain is the 13th episode of the 3rd season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 38th episode overall. It originally aired on September 29, 1997. Both cartoons in this episode were animated by Rough Draft.

Pinky and the Brainmaker[]

Pinky and the brainmaker title

Plot[]

The Brain uses a dance to demonstrate the true poetic majesty of world domination in this musical interlude.

Crew[]

Songs[]

  • "Waltz Of The Flowers" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Instrumental Only)

Trivia[]

  • This episode was written by Warner Bros. Animation veteran Norm McCabe, who animated for Looney Tunes and did sheet-timing for Animaniacs.
  • The episode parodies the popular theatrical show Riverdance, which consisted of traditional Irish music and dance.
  • The opening scene where Pinky gracefully plays with the balloon-globe parodies a scene from the 1940 film The Great Dictator, where Adenoid Hynkel plays with a similar toy.


Calvin Brain[]

Calvin brain title

Plot[]

The Brain becomes a fashion designer and Pinky becomes a supermodel to promote a mind-controlling fragrance.

Crew[]

Songs[]

Trivia[]

  • The episode title is a parody of American fashion designer Calvin Klein, who is parodied in this cartoon along with his fashion products.
  • Brain's mind-control fragrance "Subjugation" is a parody of the popular Calvin Klein perfume "Obsession."
  • When Brain mentions that he and Pinky are journeying to a place where "women are paid huge amounts of money to look beautiful and change their clothes frequently"; Pinky believes that Brain is referring to actor Charlie Sheen's house rather than a fashion show. This also references Sheen's lewd romantic endeavors.
  • Elsa Kitsch is a caricature of Elsa Klensch who hosted Style with Elsa Klensch for CNN from 1980 to 2001.
  • Baloney and his fictitious program make a cameo appearance during Calvin Brain and Pinky's press-tour. Notably, Baloney's mouth doesn't move when he speaks, seemingly making light of lower-budget children's programs utilizing mascots with limited movements.
  • The following magazines are spoofed throughout this cartoon:
  • House of Fads a parody of House of Style, a fashion program which ran from 1989-2000 on MTV.
  • The "I'm Too Happy" song is a parody of Right Said Fred's 1991 song "I'm Too Sexy."
    • The fictitious director of Pinky's music video, Skeetz Edwards, would later be credited with directing the Slappy and Suzy cartoon "Nutty Nurses"; as referenced in the Animaniacs episode "The Sunshine Squirrels."
  • Pop-singer Michael Jackson is briefly spoofed along with his Neverland Ranch (called "Nevermore Ranch" here). Eerie theremin music accompanies Jackson's appearance.

Soundtrack[]

  • Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair by Stephen Foster (Plays in "Calvin Brain")
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Plays in "Calvin Brain")
  • Yankee Doodle (Plays in "Calvin Brain")
  • Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fucík (Plays in "Calvin Brain")

Cast[]

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Tress MacNeille Elsa Kitch, Additional Voices
Jeff Bennett Fabrizio Ditzio
Laraine Newman Giselle


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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