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The Really Great Dictator is a song from the second cartoon in the fifty-eighth episode of the Pinky and The Brain spin-off series.

Description[]

To the tune of Jacques Offenbach’s “Can-Can”, The Brain performs a musical number about his dreams of becoming a really great dictator with Pinky accompanying him. Brain also briefly mention past dictators. To emulate the militaristic take on the “Can-Can”, Brain is dressed in a general outfit while Pinky is dressed in a pink frilly dress. The song was written by Liz Holzman.

Lyrics[]

The Brain:
Noriega, Genghis Khan,
Saddam Hussein and me, The Brain
We all have this one thing in common,
We are into world domination!
Pinky:
It’s a new sensation
Try it and you’ll feel elation!
The Brain:
It’s the gift to give the guy who wants everything!
Pinky:
Military takeovers!
The Brain:
Governmental makeovers!
Pinky:
Coup d’etat let me confide!
The Brain:
It keeps your junta occupied!
The Brain:
Look here at this dotted line,
As Overlord, I could combine
And make this all one sovereign state.
Pinky:
Oh Overlord, you are so great!
The Brain:
I’ll sew up this divided planet,
My regime will surely span it!
Pinky:
Yummy, spam! Oh, will you can it?
The Brain:
No Pinky, you will!
I’ll learn the language if I must!
Pinky:
You will gain the people’s trust!
The Brain:
I’ll let them join my coterie!
Pinky:
And you can buy their loyalty!
The Brain:
There are several formulae I’d like to use for domination
And to get the maximum effect out of a helpless nation.
Crab meat or magnetic shoes,
Mind-controlling pink tutus,
Or a giant signal tower
To telecast my mental power!
Think, big, not small!
Pinky:
Dominoes will start to fall!
The Brain:
And then I can
Be the mouse who conquers man!
So, if you have a calculator,
You can be a great dictator!
Let each country that you covet, equal X
Pinky:
You’re gonna love it!
The Brain:
Multiply by Y not try it?
If the people start to riot,
You can always say that they are just a bunch of kooks!
People just need to be led!
Pinky:
By a mouse with a big head!
The Brain:
To their weakness, they’ll succumb!
Pinky:
If you give them chewing gum!
The Brain:
It may bother them a bit!
Pinky:
But they’ll soon get over it!
The Brain:
They won’t mind when I’m the Czar,
The Brain and Pinky:
Of all that we see near and far!

Trivia[]

  • Past plans from "Das Mouse" (crab meat) and "My Feldmans, My Friends" (giant signal tower to telecast Brain's message) are referenced in the lyrics.
  • A head resembling that of Mr. Skullhead's can be seen on Brain's chalkboard.

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