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Snowball is the 9th overall episode of the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series and features the debut of Brain's rival, Snowball. It originally aired on January 20th, 1996.


Animation by Akom

Snowball title


Brain and Pinky find competition in Brain's old friend now rival, Snowball. However, while trying to stop him, Snowball tells lies about Brain to Pinky and makes him his assistant in ruling the world. Can Brain muster up enough strength to defeat Snowball once and for all?



  • Pinky's catchphrase "Troz" ("Zort" backwards) debuts in this episode. It would go on to be frequently used in additional episodes of this series and Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain; as well as the movie Wakko's Wish. Most recently, the phrase was referenced in the Animaniacs reboot cartoon "The Flawed Couple."
  • The scene with the snowglobe of Acme Labs falling and breaking parodies the beginning of Citizen Kane.
    • Snowball assumes the role of the title character of Citizen Kane when he rules the world and Pinky assumes the roles of Kane's wife, playing with puzzles and being the wife (or assistant in this case) to the power-hungry guy.
  • Microsponge is a spoof of the tech conglomerate Microsoft. Bill Grates is also a caricature of Bill Gates, the founder and CEO of Microsoft.
  • The ending parodies that of North by Northwest, with Pinky hanging onto his dear life on Mount Rushmore in one shot, and climbing into the mail slot in Acme Labs in the next.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky, Bill Grates, Additional Voices
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Additional Voices
Roddy McDowall Snowball
Frank Welker Board Room Member, Additional Voices

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)