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Full Name Pinky
Segment Pinky and the Brain
First Episode Animaniacs: The Monkey Song/Win Big
Pinky and the Brain (spin-off): Das Mouse
Voice Actor Rob Paulsen
Catchphrases "Narf!" "Poit!" "Zort!" "Troz!" "Egad!"
"Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
"Egad, Brain, brillaint! Oh, wait, no no..."
"Oh well that's different then, isn't it?"
"Uh, I think so, Brain, but..."

Pinky is a recurring character on Animaniacs and one of the two main protagonists in Pinky and the Brain. He is also a major character in Wakko's Wish. Pinky is a lab mouse with a open-minded personality, and he is the assistant of Brain, who often says random nonsense words. Brain often claims Pinky to be the main failure of his plans, although in actuality these failures were sometimes not Pinky's fault.


Lab report on Pinky

Pinky is often silly, dumb, insane, lovable, funny, open-minded, sweet, kind-hearted, polite, sensitive, gentle, child-like, joyful, patient, naive, friendly, loyal and cute. Despite the pain and insults he took from his fellow roommate, he was almost always happy and giddy. However, there were a few times that these factors of the character were changed. In the episode "That Smarts" it is revealed that when he becomes very smart, Pinky's relationship with Brain loses all of its zest and it becomes boring. However, to his credit Pinky does know all of the names to all of the world's cheeses and can even name what country produces each type of cheese. Pinky also once almost convinced all of the rulers of their countries to hand-over their countries to Brain as part of his birthday gift (Pinky even managed to keep the secret from Brain, but it only made Brain wonder what Pinky was up to and led him to ruin his own birthday). Surprisingly whenever Brain's intellectual methods didn't work (which was very rare), Pinky's instincts kick in and usually do a good job of guidance. There's even been a few cases where Pinky provided great useful knowledge about certain topics like comic books. In the episode titled The Pink Candidate, it showed that if Pinky were to become President of the Untied States than he would be a fair, loyal and honest leader. This loyalty to Brain has also shown it's self in many other cases. An example of Pinky's loyalty to Brain would be found in the episode "Snowball" where Brain's enemy Snowball tried to sway Pinky into believing that Brain was just using him. Pinky however, was unswayable and refused to believe Snowball.         

Character info

He loves cool weather, his horse girlfriend Pharfignewton, Bingo, television, movies, Acme Labs, and participating in Brain’s plans.



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  • Pinky is modeled after Eddie Fitzgerald, a writer and director for Tiny Toon Adventures.
    • When Tom Ruegger was working for Tiny Toons, his office was next to Fitzgerald and Tom Minton's, and he would often overhear their conversations. Minton would talk in a low voice and Fitzgerald would often randomly interject with words like "NARF!" and "EGAD!".
    • In fact, in one of the episode credits for Tiny Toons, Fitzgerald is credited as "Guy Who Says 'Narf'".
  • Often Brain said after coming up with a plan, "Pinky, are you pondering what I am pondering?" Pinky replied, "I think so Brain, but..." he then said something completely off topic.
  • He was once eaten by Rita. It is unknown how he survived.
  • His repertoire of random words were "Narf" ,"Zort", "Poit", "Egad", "Troz", and "Fiddely-posh." It was revealed in their own TV show that these words were seen by him when he said them.
  • As revealed in a Pinky and the Brain episode called "The Family that Poits Together, Narfs Together", Pinky was born in a pet shop
  • Pinky may have psychic powers as in the Pinky and The Brain episode Fly, he was moving fruit around in a circle without touching them.
  • He and The Brain will return in 2020 reboot.
  • He may have regenerative abilities since in Pinky and The Brain, he suggested that his leg grew back.
  • He has a girlfriend named Pharfignewton (who happens to be a horse).
    • Despite having a horse for a girlfriend, Pinky also has had two failed love interests with non-rodents (a sea lion named Winnie and a pig named Penny).
  • He appears to be interested in smart phones now as suggested by the trailer for the 2020 reboot.


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