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Note that the second cartoon in this episode, "Your Friend Global Domination", contains instances of bright, flashing and flickering white lights and imagery that may affect photosensitive viewers.

Pinky's Turn/Your Friend Global Domination is the 29th episode of the 3rd season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 54th episode overall. It originally aired on February 28, 1998. Both cartoons in this episode were animated by Rough Draft.

Pinky's Turn[]

Pinkys turn title


After another painful night of failure, Pinky decides to enact his own plan for world domination. Brain goes along, believing it will fail; but is surprised to see Pinky's plan actually progress farther than most of his own plans have.



  • This cartoon is one of the closest instances the mice come to achieving world domination.
  • John Glover guest-stars as tycoon Buzz Peterson; he had previously guest-starred as Rasputin in the Animaniacs cartoon "Nothing But the Tooth".
  • When Peterson is first seen, he is seen discussing an individual named "Rupert" on the phone. This may be a nod to News Corporation's founder Rupert Murdoch.
  • Pinky's plan is inspired by Brain's own past failed schemes:
    • The Oyster-portion is inspired by the Mugu fish scheme from "Big in Japan."
    • The Shiny Pants were influenced by a scheme to put the mirror at the North Pole to shine into everybody's eyes.
    • The 24-hours of Jugband music that replaces the 24-hour news channel was inspired by Brain's plan to broadcast the music of Rush Limbaugh throughout the world in "The Real Life."
    • After noticing this, Brain asks Pinky if he realizes what this means, to which Pinky responds that Brain comes up with a lot of "silly" ideas.

Your Friend: Global Domination[]

Your friend global domination title


The Brain describes what things would be like if he ruled the world in an "educational" PSA.



  • The Brain himself is credited with narrating this cartoon.
  • As stated in the warning above, this cartoon contains sequences of flashing and flickering white screens that may affect photosensitive viewers. These sequences occur when Brain's film tears up as well as the ending chorus.
  • Brain proposes the alteration of some popular media under his rule. These include changing Seinfeld to Brainfeld, and Casablanca to Casabrainia.
  • Brain's internet-capable juice-maker and washing machine device "Compu-Juice-a-Matic" bears similarities to modern day smart appliances; which can perform certain tasks (including juice-making) while browsing the web.
  • In the end, Brain starts shouting "Try to take over the world!", but then the picture starts to roll up and down and the audio suddenly makes weird garbled sounds followed by the film burning and leaving a blank flickering screen. After this, the ending chorus is heard per usual.


  • "The Bear Went Over the Mountain"
  • "Entry of the Gladiators"
  • "Stars and Stripes Forever"
  • "Coming Through the Rye"


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Frank Welker Mr. President
Billy West Mayor
John Glover Buzz Peterson (Credited as "Tycoon")
Tress MacNeille First Lady


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)