Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain

It’s what the network wants, why bother to complain!?
Picture format 480i
Running time 20-21 Minutes
Creator Tom Ruegger
Starring Rob Paulsen
Maurice LaMarche
Cree Summer
Country of origin United States of America
Original channel Kids' WB!
Production company Amblin Television
Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original run September 19th,1998 – April 10th,1999
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Related shows Animaniacs
Pinky and the Brain
Animaniacs (2020 TV series)

I deeply resent this.

Steven Spielberg presents Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain (originally titled The Continuing Adventures of Pinky and the Brain and Pinky and the Brain: The Elmyra Years) is a spin-off series of Pinky and the Brain, starring the two characters alongside Elmyra Duff from Tiny Toon Adventures. It was created as result of The WB Network executives demanding to change Pinky and the Brain to have less focus on world domination and adding another main character. The series' writers were not at all happy with these demands, to the point that Peter Hastings left Warner Bros. for Disney in 1997, with his final script being the episode "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets In This Town Again".

The show was cancelled after one season due to bad ratings and the later episodes were aired on The Big Cartoonie Show. In total, the thirteen episodes of this spin-off plus the sixty-five episodes of the main series add up to 78 total episodes of the Pinky and the Brain series. It has been alluded by Tom Ruegger that the series is set in a mirror-universe where the events of the prior series occurred, but a series of different events render the show “non-canon” to the main universe.


This short-lived series continued the exploits of Pinky and The Brain, who had now been evicted from the now-burned-down Acme Labs (in one episode, it was revealed that the lab had been turned into a Disney Store) and on the run from the psychotic Wally Faust, a parody of actor Christopher Walken, who had been parodied on the show several times before. Their life on the lam (as explained in the theme song) eventually leads to them hiding out in a pet store and being purchased by Elmyra Duff.

Now living in Elmyra's bedroom, Brain continues to work on his schemes of world domination, but Elmyra proves to be quite a distraction, to the point that in some episodes, Brain never actually gets around to enacting any part of his plans. Also, the other Tiny Toons characters, including Elmyra's own family, are oddly absent from this series. In place of Furrball and Byron, Elmyra's pets include a new cat named Mr. Pussy-Wussy and a turtle named Mr. Shellbutt. Elmyra now goes to Chuck Norris Grammar School instead of Acme Looniversity, and she now had a crush on a thickheaded slob named Rudy Mookich, with absolutely no explanation as to what happened to Montana Max.


# First segment Second segment
1 Patty Ann Gee Your Hair Spells Terrific
2 Cute Little Alienhead Better Living Through Cheese
3 My Fair Brainy! The Cat That Cried Woof
4 The Girl With Nothing Extra Narfily Ever After
5 The Icky Mouse Club The Man From Washington
6 At the Hop! Pinky's Dream House
7 Yule Be Sorry How I Spent My Weekend
8 Wag the Mouse A Walk in the Park
9 Squeeze Play The Ravin!
10 Teleport a Friend
11 Mr. Doctor That's Edutainment!
12 Fun, Time and Space Hooray for Meat
13 Party Night The Mask of Braino

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