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The Pinky and the Brain Theme has been the theme song for the titular mouse duo since their first segment on Animaniacs. The tune of it was inspired by the song "Singin' In The Rain".

There are three main versions of the Pinky and the Brain theme song. The first version is performed by the Warners, which is used in the original Animaniacs and the reboot, while the second version with alternate lyrics is performed by a male and female chorus and is featured in the original Animaniacs. The third, probably most well-known version, is sung by a male quartet (Jess Harnell, Rob Paulsen, Dorian Harewood and Jim Cummings) and is used in the spin-off. The music was composed by Richard Stone and the lyrics by Tom Ruegger. An extended version of it is featured as a track on the album Variety Pack.

The first version of the intro from Animaniacs is animated by Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd., the second version is animated by Japanese studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.; and the reboot intro is a collaborative effort between Giant Ant and Titmouse, Inc.. [1]

There are also variants that appear in some episodes. For example, there was "Mindy and the Brain," and "Pinky and the Cat,” in Episode 35 of the original series, as well as “Pinky and the Brain... and Larry” in the spin-off episode of the same name.

Lyrics from Animaniacs segments

Opening dialogue

Pinky:
Gee, Brain, what do ya wanna do tonight?
The Brain:
Same thing we do every night, Pinky, try to take over the world.

First Version

Yakko, Wakko and Dot singing the theme song

Synthwave-inspired intro in the Animaniacs reboot

This version is re-recorded in the 2020 reboot

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot:
They're Pinky and the Brain,
Yes, Pinky and the Brain,
One is a genius, the other's insane.
They're laboratory mice.
Their genes have been spliced.
They're dinky.
They're Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain.

Second version

Unique footage in the second version


Singers:
They're Pinky and the Brain,
They're Pinky and the Brain,
One is a genius, the other's insane.
To prove their mousey worth,
They'll overthrow the earth.
They're dinky.
They're Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain.

Episode 35 - In the Garden of Mindy: Mindy and the Brain

The Warners:
They're Mindy and the Brain.
Mindy and the Brain.
One's a small child
And the other's...
THE BRAIN!!
He uses his lobe
To overflow the globe.
She's whimsy.
They're Mindy and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain.

Episode 35 - Pinky and the Cat

The Warners:
They're Pinky and the Cat.
Yes, Pinky and the Cat.
Her name is Rita.
He's a lab rat.
Pinky:
A mouse!
The Warners:
They live inside a cage,
Making less than minimum wage.
It's stinky,
They're Pinky and the Cat, Cat, Cat, Cat, Cat.
Pinky:
What do you want to do tonight, Rita?
Rita:
I don't know. Eat you for supper? (she eats Pinky) So far, this is my favorite episode.
Pinky:
NARF! Oh, roomy accommodations, Rita!
The Warners:
She ate the rat
Cuz' Rita is a cat, cat, cat, cat, cat.

Lyrics from the spin-off series

Opening dialogue

Pinky:
Gee, Brain, what do ya wanna do tonight?
The Brain:
Same thing we do every night, Pinky, try to take over the world.

Pinky and the Brain main theme

The intro of the spin-off has its lyrics as animated on-screen text.

Singers:
They're Pinky and the Brain,
Yes, Pinky and the Brain,
One is a genius, the other's insane.
They're laboratory mice,
Their genes have been spliced,
They're dinky,
They're Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain.
Before each night is done,
Their plan will be unfurled,
By the dawning of the sun,
They'll take over the world.
They're Pinky and the Brain,
Yes, Pinky and the Brain,
Their twilight campaign
Is easy to explain:
To prove their mousey worth,
They'll overthrow the earth.
They're dinky,
They're Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain...
Pinky: NARF!

A Pinky and the Brain Christmas

Singers:
They're Pinky and the Brain,
Yes, Pinky and the Brain,
One is a genius, the other's insane
Their holiday plan
Is to overthrow man.
They're dinky,
They're Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain.
By the dawn of Christmas Day,
Their plot shall be unfurled,
They'll control the earth
And bring joy to the world!
They're Pinky and the Brain,
Yes, Pinky and the Brain,
They'll have ye merry gentlemen
Singing this refrain
And after Christmas Eve,
The world will believe
In Pinky
In Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain...
Pinky: NARF!!!

Pinky and the Brain... and Larry

(Apart from Larry’s interjections the lyrics here are exactly the same. Note that the lines for Larry are done by Rob Paulsen in Yakko's voice rather than Billy West.)

Singers:
They're Pinky and the Brain, (And Larry!)
Yes, Pinky and the Brain, (And Larry!)
One is a genius, the other's insane. (And the other one’s Larry!)
They're laboratory mice, (So is Larry!)
Their genes have been spliced, (Along with Larry’s!)
They're dinky,
They're Pinky and the Brain, (And Larry!) Brain, (And Larry!) Brain, (And Larry!) Brain, (And Larry!)
Brain, (And Larry!) Brain, (And Larry!) Brain, (And Larry!) Brain, (And Larry!)
Brain. (And Larry!)
Before each night is done, (Larry’ll wake up.)
Their plan will be unfurled, (All three of them.)
By the dawning of the sun, (Larry likes the sun.)
They'll take over the world. (Larry will help!)
They're Pinky and the Brain, (And Larry!)
Yes, Pinky and the Brain, (And Larry!)
Their twilight campaign
Is easy to explain: (Larry will explain it!)
To prove their mousey worth, (Along with Larry.)
They'll overthrow the earth. (And so will Larry!)
They're dinky,
They're Pinky and the Brain, (And Larry!) Brain, (And Larry!) Brain, (And Larry!) Brain, (And Larry!)
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain... (And Larry-Larry-Larry-Larry-Larry-Larry-LARRY!)
Pinky: NARF!!! (Larry says Narf too!)

Star Warners

They've entered in a race
To conquer outer space
They're Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain.

Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain

Singers:
The situation's changed
For Pinky and the Brain.
No laboratory,
Alone in the rain.
And someone's looking 'round
For where they might be found.
It's stinky,
For Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain.
Their pressure magnified,
With every lab they tried,
They had to flee constantly,
Needing a place to hide.
Trapped inside a store,
A girl ran in the door.
She bought a discount turtle,
but ended up with more.
Elmyra:
Furry things are nice,
I love my talking mice,
I take them to school,
And make them eat rice.
I spray them with perfume
In my own bedroom.
Singers:
They're wrinkly,
And often in great pain, pain, pain, pain,
Pain, pain, pain, pain,
Brain.
So Pinky and the Brain,
Share a new domain,
It's what the network wants,
Why bother to complain?
The Earth remains a goal,
Some things they can't control,
They're Pinky,
Elmyra and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain,
Brain: I deeply resent this.
Pinky: Troz!
Elmyra: Mousies!

Album Releases

References

Songs
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot
Animaniacs Theme SongThe Monkey SongYakko's WorldSupport the ScoutsThe Acme SongYes, Brothers Warner WeI am the Evil Pirate Captain MelWe Should Run and We Should FleeI Am the Very Model of a Cartoon IndividualYakko's UniverseCome See UsThe Studio ShrinkThe Etiquette SongFlipper ParodyWhat Are We?Piano RagThe Warner's Lot SongThe Candyman's SwellLlama Llama LlamaLet the Anvils Ring (Prologue)Anvilania's National AnthemLet the Anvils RingIn Dear Old AnvilaniaMusical ChairsThis Means War(ners)My Old Anvilanian HomeWar Report FinaleFrere WarnerThe Hills are Quite FullThree Little MaidsFalderalOur First Day of SchoolFrizzy ColaWe'll Clean Your Flue for YouWritin' HooeyCall Dr. YakkoThe EndingWakko's AmericaLincoln's IntroductionLanky and CrankyBe Careful What You EatWe Haven't Got a ClueCamelotEarly in the MorningYou're in Hades NowWhiny Protest Song from the 60sPurgatory, Here We ComeO Silly MioPlanets SongYou'll Never Laugh AloneNice and Chubby BabyAnimaniacs StewWe've Been Mixing Up the ScriptsWe Found This Old ComputerWe're the MusketeersThe King's LullabySam 'N' Ella'sIn the MallThe Senses SongMary Tyler Dot SongVideo RevueThe Goodbye SongRavioli, PepperoniThe Warner Waiter TwoWe Were Sitting Here Before YouLake TiticacaMany Years AgoMean Old ManLots to SeeLittle Drummer WarnersSlippin' on the IceBranimaniacsI'm CuteThe Crickets and the FroggiesDot's Quiet TimeSchnitzelbankOn the Home Front We're Marching AlongFeelingsBaa Baa Black SheepJohn Jacob Jingleheimer SchmidtJimmy Crack CornOh My Darling, ClementineOld MacDonald Had a FarmLondon Bridge Is Falling DownPop Goes The WeaselThis Old ManBaloney and Kids ThemeThe Imagine SongThe Anvil SongBaloney's Goodbye SongDigg'd i' the DarkOh, Lady!Introducing the WarnersMake a GookieHurtin' Our FeetRompThe Hunk from UpumemaI'm MadSerendipitySuper Strong Warner SiblingsA Quake! A Quake!Variety SpeakTwelve Days Of ChristmasU.N. MeRunning From Our FansThey Want To LaughThe Surprises in LifeAll The Words in the English LanguageThe Presidents SongMultiplicationBurbankWhat Do You Do With Children Like Us Warners?Poison OakWhen I Am AfraidGrumpy ChickenEat All Your OatmealThe Cats of Phantom BoulevardDental AvenueTake a Nap InsteadSnack TimeDough, Some CashDon't Shout at Us, Mr. WebbyHello GoogiBeware the Big Bad WolfGoogily GoopThe Snugglers ThemeThe Angry SongWakko's Two Note SongPanama CanalHello NurseThe Ballad of MagellanAt the Big Wrap Party TonightCutie and the BeastThat's DotBe a PestDeck the HallsNoelIs Wakkoum a Warrior?Just the Same Old HeroineJohn Smith and CompanyIce CreamBars of Gold are ForeverWhen You're Traveling from NantucketObese OrsonNight TravelerBones in the BodyMacadamia NutWe Won't Ever LeaveThe Warner BunchHere Comes AttilaMagic GuysWe're On Our Way to Go See Mr. PlotzYou Gotta Do the SchmoozeThere's Only One of YouVariety Speak (HFNH)L.A. DotIt's New Year's EveWe're On Our Way to Go See Mr. Plotz (Version 2)
Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain ThemeI'm a Little TeapotMy Empty Hollow HeadTelephone RepairmanKing of the WorldPlay Fish With MePinky's Minstrel SongsJohnny Badnote's Song
Slappy Squirrel
Slappy Squirrel ThemeThe Wonderful World of WalnutsBumbie the Dearest DeerThe Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)The SlapperDaniel BooneGoing up the CountryWhat Am I Singing For?Crackers and CheeseWould You Still Cheer?Can You Hear Me?Slappy's PolkaStar-Spangled BannerIt's HalloweenLa donna è mobileFood SongSanta LuciaRide of the ValkyriesSlippin' on the IceHall of FameTake Me Out to the Ball GameSlappy Squirrel Theme (Three Tenors Version)Rocket Rat
Goodfeathers
Goodfeathers ThemeGoodfeathers SongCarlootaScorsese's HeadI Feel FeatheryThere's a Perch For YouScorseseEgg-hatcher, Egg-hatcherIf I Were the GodpigeonCoo Coo QuackSasha, SquitDo You Want Me?Regis PhilbinCoo
Rita and Runt
Rita and Runt ThemeHumans Ain't What They Seem to BeI, CamenbertAt The End Of My ForkLook At Rita!Flat in Gay PareeI Am Definitely RuntRita and RuntDo You Hear The Poodles Bark?Dig DownBitten In The ButtRunt and CamenbertAt the End of the RoadA Place Called HomeAll Wrapped Up in LoveLet's Try For TwoUse Your BrainA Hands On Kinda GalLet's Try For ThreeTogetherMilk Please MamaI'm Nobody's MamaMontereyHappy Bob's Bunny RanchStereotypical ViewBunny BedtimeMiaoFloridaCats Always Get the Short End of the StickI'll Go It AloneCornDizzyFraidy CatIs This My Destiny?The JudgeThere's Nothing Quite Like a CatStill There's Me and You
Other
Hip Hippos ThemeLa BehemothChicken Boo ThemeDavy OmeletteJingle BooIt's Not Pretty Being MeMr. Skullhead Show ThemeKatie Ka-Boom ThemeMindy and the BrainPinky and the CatDottie the SquirrelSister SlappyAnimaniacs Theme Song (Three Tenors Version)Twelve Days Of Christmas (Blue Bird Edition)Hello My LadyPinky and the Ralph
Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
Pinky and the Brain ThemeBrainstemBrain's the LeaderBrain's Rock n' Roll SongCheese Roll CallWe're Gonna Build BrainaniaBrainania AnthemPinky and the Brain Theme (Christmas)Deck the HallsChristmas BalladDon CerebroTo Scheme the Improbable SchemeKing VitaminYeaDrunken SailorBaloney's Day SongLo La LiPittsburgh's For Mousealopes OnlyI Am the CheesebagThe Mystical Majesty TripAll You Eat Is LunchYo-Yo's SongTake Off Your PantsJust Say Narf! (Short)The Storm Within My HeartA Meticulous Analysis of HistoryThe Pinnacle of WitsCongaBrainDude and PinkasaurPinky Winky and Brainy WainyBrain AcresPretty Fair FairGrow FreeI'm Too HappyPinky SuavoLyrics Are For WeeniesSad BrainHey Drive With MeWhat's Up Puppy Dog?GesundheitBrain's WayWhat a MouseBig DreamsFinsThe Fable of Brainy JackIncredible Product JingleAquatic Mammal MarinesThe Tailor and the MiceMake Me the World's LeaderI'm Going to Have to Hurt YouMusical MiceAngstPinky's MemoriesThe Schadenfreude PolkaBrainie the PooThe Wonderful Thing About JaggerThe KingRing Around The PinkyLumberjack CigarettesBrainy CigarettesBrain Doggy MamboPlease Bop Me, BrainPinkheadNice Boat, Candy CaneJust Say Narf!The Really Great DictatorSchmeerskahovenIn RussiaThe Mouse with the Giant HeadHickory Dickory BonkBrain's Tall Tale SongPinky and the Brain Theme (Star Warners)We're Off To See The Has-Been
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain (1998-1999)
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain Theme SongTwo of a KindTellechubbies ThemeBe More Like The BrainMercuryFlip-FlopDance of the Sugar Plum FairiesSea FoodThe Icky Mouse ClubThe Circle's ThemeThe HopPinky's Dream HouseMousey BalletPigstuckI'm a Pretty GirlPatty Ann
Wakko's Wish (1999)
Never Give Up HopeTrain Bringing WakkoI've Got a Ha'PennySo Much for Wakko's Ha'PennyTwinkle, TwinkleNever Give Up Hope (Reprise)The Wishing StarHungarian RhapsodyWagon SledAul' AcmeThe Wishing Star IIThe Wishing Star IIIIf I Could Have My Wish Then I'd Be HappyThe Wishing Star IVOh, Lady!Gotta Get to the Wishing StarHe's Got Two Ha'PenniesNever Give Up Hope (Finale)
Animaniacs (2020-)
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot
Animaniacs Theme SongThe Catch-Up SongReboot ItI'm Gonna Eat'chaSuffragette SongChicken Boo ThemeThe CuteningWakko's America8 MileShakespeare RapRap BattleAnima-NyetWakkov's Territories of Russian FederationBe Like MeNice and Chubby BabyA-ZitFLOTUS, FLOTUS, What Do You Know About Us?I Am the Very Model of an Ancient Roman EmperorWilliam the ConquerorThe Hamburg Tickler SongCategory 5Righty Tighty Lefty LoosieYakko's Big SongMime and MemeThe Magna Carta SongGruelsome ol' GruelYou Have to Sing a Song for Your GruelYakko's Countries of the Early 19th CenturyConceive of YourselfColumbus Sailed the Ocean BlueTuna Fresh GumA Brief History of HistoryIs This Egg Yours?Chicken Boo Theme (Warner's Ark)80's CatsStay With Me, WarnersFlora Dora
Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain ThemeMinstrel SongBondingLimbs Fall OffWe're the GrogglesOld Monsanto Had A FarmThis Old BrainBop Your HeadPinky Feels Like Falling DownBrownian MotionLakes Are FunPinky's Italy SongSuper SunnyBanana HammockBackwards GaryThe Brainy BunchNarfs ThemeFresh Pinky of BurbankPinky's How To JinglePinky's Narfday SongI Ate a RockFrench Fries for Breakfast
Other
Alien Chorus
Other Outlets
Promotional
I'm An AnimaniacCravingPut A Brain In The White HouseThe WB's The PlaceAnimaniacs Mac & CheeseHalf A Minute WaltzCaptain Planet On Kids' WB!Kids' WB Christmas SongTearing Up The StageAnimaniacs WeekAnimaniacs on The HubAnimaniacs Hub Can-CanLet the Anvils Ring (The Hub Edition)Wakko's Hub LineupFillerFeels Like Hulu
A Hip-Hopera Christmas (1997)
Jingle BellsDeck the HallsGhost of Christmas PastGhost of Christmas Present
Bubba Bo Bob Brain (1997)
Bubba Bo Bob BrainA Lab Mouse Will Take Over The World
Animaniacs Game Pack (1997)
Animaniacs Game Pack IntroI'm a Swingin' Gal
Miscellaneous
The Geologic ClockDear Mister GingrichThe Hello SongI'll Take an IslandSeveral Drops of RainSing-Along ThemeTraveling AnimaniacsBig Cartoonie Show ThemeTake Over The WorldSmaller Than That
Albums
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
AnimaniacsYakko's WorldSong SamplersTwisted TunesVariety PackThe Animaniacs Faboo! CollectionA Hip-Hopera ChristmasThe Animaniacs' Wacky UniverseThe Animaniacs Go Hollywood
Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
Bubba Bo Bob Brain
Animaniacs (2020-)
Season One
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