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What Ever Happened to Baby Brain/Just Say Narf is the 32nd episode of the 3rd season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 57th episode overall. It originally aired on May 9, 1998. Both cartoons in this episode were animated by Wang.

What Ever Happened to Baby Brain[]

Whatever happened to baby brain title

Plot[]

It's the Great Depression and all of Hollywood is down on its luck-- child star Trudy Simple is getting too old for her roles in her movies, which lift America's spirit in these trying times. In hopes to gain money for his latest plan to take over the world, The Brain takes advantage of this and poses as "Little Baby Brain" to replace her, with Pinky posing as his mother. Baby Brain becomes a rising star, much to the ire of a competing star.

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Trivia[]

  • The title of this cartoon and Brain's alias "Baby Brain" is a parody of the novel What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?; and takes cues from the 1962 film adaptation.
    • Benzeweinger is a caricature of Bette Davis, star of Baby Jane.
  • Trudy Simple is based off-of child-star Shirley Temple.
  • Pinky and Brain seek out producers at Schwab's Pharmacy, a popular hangout for movie actors and movie industry dealmakers from the 1930s through the 1950s.
  • The film that Benzeweinger, Joan Crawford and the Brain read for is a take on the 1981 biographical drama Mommie Dearest; which was based off Joan's daughter Christina Crawford's toxic experiences with her.
    • Joan Crawford also starred in Baby Jane.
  • The character of Irving Thyroid is based off-of film-producer Irving Thalberg.
  • Gossip columnist Hooda Hepper is a parody of gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
  • The Puce Fedora is a parody of the Brown Derby, a chain restaurant in Los Angeles.
  • Brain's escort, Rickey Mooney, is a caricature of actor Mickey Rooney.
  • Brain finally has a face-to-face meeting with the very man his voice was initially based-off of: famous director Orson Welles. The two apparently share a desire to take over the world and bond over their hatred for the paparazzi.

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Just Say Narf[]

Just say narf title

Plot[]

Brain is depressed, and converses with Pinky. In an attempt to raise his spirits, Pinky performs a song for Brain.

Crew[]

Songs[]

Trivia[]

Cast[]

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Pamela Hayden Trudy Simple
Cary Elwes Director Fritz
Tress MacNeille Hooda Hepper, Assistant, Joan Crawford, Benzeweinger
Jeff Bennett Irving Thyroid, Additional voices
Jim Cummings Orson Welles, News Anchor



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
Brainwashed:

(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)

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