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The Family That Poits Together, Narfs Together is the 53rd overall episode of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 27th episode of season 3. It originally aired on February 21, 1998.

The Family That Poits Together, Narfs Together[]

Animation by: Rough Draft

Family that poits together narfs together title


Touched by a sentimental soap opera, Pinky longs for a family reunion. When Brain overhears a talk show that awards the best family with a $25,000 prize, the exact amount he needs to fuel his world domination plan, he starts tracking down Pinky's potential family members.




  • The title is a parody of the phrase, "The family that pays together, stays together."
  • The talk show that announces the family prize, On the Air with Squeege and Kathie Glee, is a parody of long running syndicated show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee.
  • An instance of self-referential humor occurs when Brain seeks Pinky's Dad in the Warner Bros. Animation studio. He encounters (caricatures of) Tom Ruegger and Peter Hastings pitching to Steven Spielberg about a show, starring a lab mouse who wants to take over the world. Spielberg is less than impressed.
  • Brain advises Pinky and the family to behave like a painting by Norman Rockwell. However, he compares the actual behavior of Pinky's family to a painting by Norman Bates.
  • The "we'll win one for the Gipper!" line is a reference to football coach Knute Rockne's "Win just one for the Gipper" speech in honor of his former player George Gipp. US president Ronald Reagan would later portray Gipp in the 1941 film Knute Rockne, All American, and repurpose it for a political slogan.


Home Sweet Home by HR Bishop

Animal Fair (Traditional Children's Song)

Yankee Doodle (Traditional Children's Song)

Symphony No. 6 - Movement 4 (Pathetique) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

This Old Man (Traditional Children's Song)

Rock-a-Bye Baby by Effie I Canning

The Alphabet Song (Traditional Children's Song)


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Eric Idle Pinky's Mom and Dad
Gail Matthius Kathie Glee
Jeff Bennett Squeege
Tress MacNeille Mrs. Perfect
Peter Scolari Mr. Perfect
Frank Welker Steven S.

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)