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Pinky at the Bat/Schpiel-borg 2000 is the 23rd episode of the 3rd season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 48th episode overall. It originally aired on November 22, 1997. Both cartoons in this episode were animated by Rough Draft.

Pinky at the Bat[]

Pinky at the bat title


Brain creates a leather repellant that will render people unable to touch their wallets, seemingly leading to economic turnmoil. In order to enact this, Brain must unleash it at 10:00 PM on October 2nd at the home stadium of the failing baseball team the New Hampshire Pineapples. The mice join the baseball team to get them to victory and give them access to the stadium on the desired date.




  • The title is a parody of the famous poem "Casey at the Bat".
  • The episode also parodies the 1984 baseball movie The Natural. Pinky gathered all of the splinters from the bench to make a baseball bat, carving the name "Thunderpoit" into the barrel (In the movie, Roy Hobbs makes his own baseball bat named "Wonderboy"). Pinky hitting the leather-repellent baseball which smashes into the stadium lights is a parody of the film's climactic moment.
  • Brain's baseball musical number is set to the tune of the classic song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game".
  • New Hampshire Pineapples owner George Beanstainer is a parody of former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
  • Brain's "Got Cheese" billboard is a spoof of the "Got Milk?" advertising campaign.

Schpiel-borg 2000[]

Schpielborg 2000 title


Executive producer Steven Spielberg seemingly takes the viewers on a tour of the mice's past adventures from this show and Animaniacs. It turns out that "Spielberg" is actually a robot copy created by The Brain and operated by Pinky.





Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Billy West George Beanstainer
Corey Burton Van Spoony
Frank Welker Steven Spielberg, Additional Voices

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)