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Brainwashed Part 3 - Wash Harder is the 3rd episode of the 4th season of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and the 61st episode overall. It originally aired on September 16, 1998, and is the final part of the three-part Brainwashed saga.

Brainwashed Part 3 - Wash Harder[]

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Brainwashed part three title card


Pinky, Snowball and the Brain escape the Microsponge Center for Psychiatric Research and track down the culprit to the "Schmeerskahoven" scheme to the island of Dr. Mordough, the scientist who spliced the mice and the hamster. They initially believe he is the mastermind, but find it is none other than the old ACME Labs cat Precious. Now the mice must try to sabotage Precious' scheme before the final phase is complete.




  • As Pinky, Brain and Snowball fly over to Dr. Mordough's island in a private jet, Pinky makes a reference to the trio being like the Baldwin brothers.
  • Dr. Mordough and his island are a reference to the 1996 film adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau. The doctor himself is even a caricacture of Marlon Brando, who played Dr. Moreau in the film.
    • Dr. Mordough's line – "I’m gonna make the world a fruit salad you can’t refuse." – is a parody of a line spoken by his character Vito Corleone in the 1972 film The Godfather.
  • Pinky refers to Precious as a "Bad ol’ puddy tat!" – a reference to the famous cartoon quote stated by Tweety regarding Sylvester.
  • At the end of this episode, Bobby Bob Yokel tells Precious "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." – which is a parody of the famous quote at the end of the 1942 romantic drama Casablanca.
  • The ending chorus to this episode is performed to the tune of the "Schmeerskahoven".

Production Notes[]

  • This episode marks the final appearance of Snowball, who is turned into a regular hamster by the gene splicer. His voice actor, Roddy McDowall, passed away a few weeks after this episode aired.
  • This is the only part of the Brainwashed saga to not be directed by Kirk Tingblad. Instead, Russell Calabrese takes over directing duties for this episode.
  • It is speculated that this episode is the intended series finale for the standard setting of Pinky and the Brain. According to a post on Tom Ruegger's old account "Trtoonswba"; the Brainwashed episodes did in fact- initially represent episodes 62-64 of the series (making this episode the 64th and placing it before only episode 65- "Star Warners"). [1] However, Kids' WB! ended up airing the three-parter before the remainder of the series, altering the episode listing order. This change remains in effect 24 years later for the series episode listings in digital and streaming outlets, and the DVDs.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Jeff Bennett Dr. Mordough
Nora Dunn Precious
Corey Burton Evil Clown
Townsend Coleman Bobby-Bob Yokel
Roddy McDowall Snowball
Tress MacNeille First Lady, Additional Voices
Frank Welker Mr. President


  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)