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Brainwashed Part 1- Brain, Brain, Go Away is the 1st episode of the 4th season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 59th episode overall. It originally aired on September 14, 1998, and is the first in the three-part Brainwashed saga.

Brainwashed Part 1- Brain, Brain, Go Away[]

Animation by Rough Draft

Brainwashed part one title card


During a White House conference on the topic "the brain," one of the president's assistants mistakenly invites The Brain. After he becomes trapped in a web of conspiracy and deception, The Brain gets brainwashed and Pinky must save him while trying to escape The Land of Hats.




  • Like the rest of Season 4, this episode is counted under "Season 3" on Hulu.
  • In the beginning of the episode, the mice attempt to sabotage Tom Bodett's recording of the Animaniacs segment Good Idea, Bad Idea.
    • The opening scene, where Pinky and Brain journey inside Tom Bodett's body, is one of several examples that have great influence from the 1966 science-fiction adventure film Fantastic Voyage.
  • Pinky's "There's a human version of you?" line to Brain is later referenced in the Animaniacs reboot cartoon "Of Mice and Memes."
  • Much of this episode takes cues from the 1967 British avant-garde social science fiction television series The Prisoner. The Village is spoofed in the form of The Land of Hats.
  • The French markings on the painting in Brain's Land of Hats home, "c'est ne pas un chaipeau"; translates to "this is not a hat."
  • The scream by the Land of Hats citizens is a reference to the scream from the 1978 film adaptation of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The same audio clip was even used.
  • Before the preview for the second part of "Brainwashed" was shown, the ending chorus calls Pinky and the Brain "Pork Pie and the Fez" after their Land of Hats identities.

"The Brain" Press Conference Guest-List[]

The following people were invited to the White House's press conference on "The Brain"; as they are considered to be the world's leading experts on it. Some names are series crew-members, celebrities, and characters.

Production Notes[]

  • If Kids' WB! didn't air the Brainwashed three-parter earlier in the series episode listing, this episode was initially supposed to represent episode 62 in the Pinky and the Brain series.[1]


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Tom Bodett Himself/Good Idea, Bad Idea Narrator
Andrea Romano Herself
Townsend Coleman Bobby-Bob Yokel
Tress MacNeille First Lady, Additional Voices
Frank Welker Mr. President
Larry Cedar Fedora
Corey Burton Strawboater
Roddy McDowall Snowball (Ending teaser only)


  1. Tom Ruegger's post on Published July 31, 1997. Retrieved June 27, 2022.

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)