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Pinky Suavo/T.H.E.Y is the 14th episode of the third season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 39th episode overall. It originally aired on October 4, 1997. Both cartoons in this episode are animated by Rough Draft Studios, Inc.

Pinky Suavo[]

Pinky Suavo title card


Brain creates a “Personalitron” in attempt to enhance his personality so the public can like him more. However, Pinky winds up in the machine after things go awry and becomes Pinky... Suavo. Yeeeeess...




  • The celebrity ingredients Brain utilized for the Personalitron are: The undiluted machismo of John Wayne, the dynamic sensuality of Valentino, and the sensitivity of actor's actor Tony Randall. Pinky also suggests that Brain to add the pure comedic genius of The Unknown Comic (to enhance the "wacky" side), which Brain later uses in a rush to restore the Suavo before his climactic television appearance.
  • The "Pinky Suavo" song is a parody of "Rico Suave" by Gerado.
  • The ending chorus is sung to the style of the "Pinky Suavo" song.
  • Due to Pinky Suavo being portrayed as a suave, charismatic mouse, it became a joke within the Animaniacs fandom online in 2021 to classify him as a "Tumblr sexyman" (a term for "A male fictional character [often conventionally unattractive or non-human] with a particularly devoted fanbase on Tumblr.")[1] Requests to add him to the "Sexypedia Wiki" became overwhelmingly high, with some resorting to vandalism and trolling in support of his addition to the website. As a result of this, Pinky Suavo was added to the site's now-deleted "Forbidden Characters" page. In turn, this resulted in angry spam comments on that very article. Following the removal of the "Forbidden Characters" article, Pinky Suavo's article was restored in October 2022.




Brain and Pinky bring their Brainania personas out of retirement to try to gain membership to a secretive World Leaders Club.


  • Written By Wendell Morris and Tom Sheppard
  • Directed By Mike Milo



  • The comedy show Pinky and the world leaders watch is an obvious parody of The Three Stooges.
  • The ending chorus plays instrumentally in this episode.
  • Brain's "how many takes does it take to get to the center of your mind" quote to Pinky is a play on the Tootsie Pop advertising slogan. Pinky even responds "The world may never know!"
  • Among the list of world leaders are Michael Jordan.
  • When Brain asks Pinky if he is pondering what he is pondering, Pinky responds he prefers "Space Jelly." This is a joke on the Looney Tunes movie Space Jam.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Tress MacNeille First Lady, Additional Voices
Frank Welker Mr. President
Billy West Regis, Larry Fine, Henry Kissinger, Additional Voices


  1. "Tumblr Sexyman" - Wiktionary. Retrieved March 24, 2023.

External links[]

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)