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"Broadway Malady" is the twenty-fourth episode of the third season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the forty-ninth episode overall. It originally aired January 3, 1998.

Broadway Malady[]

Animation by Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.

Broadway Malady Title


Impressed by the financial success of Cats, Pinky and The Brain stage their own Broadway musical. Tensions arise when Pinky and Brain each have conflicting creative visions and go their separate ways. The mice begin to miss each other as they go further into their careers.




  • The episode title is a reference to the 1929 film The Broadway Melody.
  • Mice: The Musical is a direct parody of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, with the onscreen songs, "Musical Mice" and "Pinky's Memories," being parodies of, respectively, "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" and "Memory."
  • The end reference to Pinky investing in a "Waterworld" musical references the 1995 film Waterworld, which famously did not recoup the costs of its incredibly high budget.
  • Three singers (two male, another female) sing the ending chorus at the very end of the episode.

Production Notes[]

  • This episode was the subject of a sweepstakes contest held by Wendy's and Kids' WB! in 1997. In the sweepstakes, a winner would have to guess which of four schemes would be the first episode broadcast in 1998. This episode's scheme ("Stage a broadway musical") was the second choice in the list of four schemes (which were also from then-unaired episodes). The winner, Angela Klein, was revealed during The WB's 1997 New Years Eve Bash.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Tress MacNeille Thelma, Additional Voices
Michael McKean Herbert Schneiderlander, Additional Voices
Billy West Roger Ebert
Julie Bernstein Female Singer

See Also[]

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)