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Leggo My Ego/Big in Japan is the 19th episode of the 3rd season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 44th episode overall. It originally aired on November 7, 1997. Both cartoons in this episode were animated by Wang.

Leggo My Ego[]

Leggo My Ego Title


Pinky and the Brain venture to 1912 Vienna in order to see Sigmund Freud. Brain intends to hypnotize Dr. Freud with mirrored glasses in order to control Freud's patient Emperor Franz Josef. When Brain tries to enact his plan, it backfires when he accidentally grabs the wrong pair of glasses (Pinky's pop-out eyeball glasses). Freud then hypnotizes Brain himself, uncovering Brain's repressed traumatic memories of youth. Freud also uncovers what really pushed Brain's desires for world domination. Pinky meanwhile, makes "small talk" with a certain individual in the waiting room.



  • This cartoon presents one of many different takes on Brain's origins and motivations for world domination. It is revealed here that Brain's megalomaniacal goals stem from a subconscious desire to return to his childhood, a tin can of "World's Finest Peaches" bearing an image of an Earth globe.
  • The title of the episode references the Eggo Waffles marketing slogan: Leggo My Eggo
  • Brain's parents return in their field mice designs during the flashbacks.
  • The lunch scene and "More? You want MORE!" line are references to the musical Oliver Twist.
  • The scene where Brain is punished by having his eyes taped open while being subjected to a bad film references A Clockwork Orange. The film in question features a caricature of American Vaudeville performer Will Rogers, parodying his famous quote "I never met a man I didn't like".


Big in Japan[]

Big in Japan Title


The Brain creates "Cappy Brain's Frozen Fishsticks", which require a rare Mugu fish that renders anyone who eats it immobile for 24 hours. In order to retrieve it, Pinky and the Brain must go undercover at the only known place to contain the species- a Sumo wrestler camp in Japan. Only the most elite wrestlers can have the Mugu, so Brain prepares to train himself to become an elite Sumo wrestler.


  • Written By Jed Spingarn
  • Directed By Charles Visser


  • The "Tickle Me Herbert" doll is a parody of the "Tickle Me Elmo" dolls.
  • Brain's human suit returns, modified to flip anyone up to 600 pounds.
  • The ending chorus is sung underwater.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Steven Landesberg Sigmund Freud
Miriam Flynn Woman
Clyde Kusatsu Hama

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)