The BEST Episodes of Pinky and the Brain

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 3, 2020

Network: The WB

Pinky and the Brain are two genetically engineered lab mice living at Acme Labs. The Brain is a genius, while Pinky is somewhat insane. The two mice initiate creative and hilarious schemes for world domination, only to have them ultimately fail. However, with great persistence, they continue working each night to "try to take over the world!" Pinky and the Brain first appeared as supporting characters on Animaniacs, then becoming popular enough to get their own series. In the Fall of 1998, this series ended and a short lived spin off, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, was created.

Brainwashed (3): Wash Harder

#1 - Brainwashed (3): Wash Harder

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 14, 1998

The mice and Snowball search for the one who spliced their DNA, Dr. Mordough, thinking he's responsible for all this. But it turns out to be his cat, Precious, and time is running out.

star 9.83
65 votes
This Old Mouse

#2 - This Old Mouse

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 18, 1997

After getting a glimpse of his future, Brain abandons his attempts to take over the world and gets a job as a ski instructor.

star 9.83
64 votes
Directors: Charles Visser
Writers: Bill Canterbury
Pinky's Turn

#3 - Pinky's Turn

Season 3 - Episode 43 - Aired Feb 28, 1998

Pinky has his own plan for world domination and Brain goes along with it.

star 9.82
33 votes
Writers: Jed Spingarn
Hoop Schemes

#4 - Hoop Schemes

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired May 17, 1997

Pinky and Brain put together a basketball team as part of their next plan, but the fame may be swelling Brain's head.

star 9.59
34 votes
Directors: Nelson Recinos
Writers: Brett Baer, David Finkel
To Russia With Lab Mice

#5 - To Russia With Lab Mice

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 21, 1998

Pinky and Brain's plan to alter caviar with a mutating capsule is complicated by a Russian lab mouse.

star 9.54
35 votes
Brainwashed (2): I Am Not a Hat

#6 - Brainwashed (2): I Am Not a Hat

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 7, 1998

Brain regains his memory and the mice escape. They believe Snowball is responsible for the Schmëerskåhøvên, but him imprisoned in a mental institution.

star 9.45
38 votes
The Pinky And The Brain Reunion Special

#7 - The Pinky And The Brain Reunion Special

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 21, 1998

A special of highlights of their career is on the air, but it's really all a ruse so Pinky and Brain can hypnotize the viewers.

star 9.43
37 votes
Directors: Charles Visser
Writers: Gordon Bressack, Jed Spingarn
The Visit

#8 - The Visit

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 12, 1996

The Brain captures two mice for an experiment to aid in a plan for world domination. He discovers however that the two mice are his parents.

star 9.41
68 votes
Directors: Charles Visser
Writers: Peter Hastings
Brain's Bogie

#9 - Brain's Bogie

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 15, 1997

Brain gets caught up in winning a golf tournament, even though it interferes with his new plan.

star 9.35
37 votes
Directors: Nelson Recinos
Writers: Reid Harrison
Brain Storm

#10 - Brain Storm

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 19, 1997

The mice are looking to control tornados, but a pest keeps getting in their way.

star 9.31
92 votes
Writers: John P. McCann
Say What, Earth?

#11 - Say What, Earth?

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 15, 1997

After the Earth gets the power of speech from his Silitronlinguifactor device, Brain comes up with a new plan.

star 9.25
8 votes
Directors: Nelson Recinos
Writers: Gene Laufenberg
Pinky And The Brainmaker

#12 - Pinky And The Brainmaker

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 29, 1997

Brain creates a cloning machine and plans to clone himself in order to create the best Celtic dance troupe the world has ever seen.

star 9.09
34 votes
Writers: Norm McCabe
Broadway Malady

#13 - Broadway Malady

Season 3 - Episode 36 - Aired Jan 3, 1998

Pinky and Brain stage their own seperate musicals, which have varying degrees of success.

star 9.00
5 votes
Writers: Gordon Bressack
The Family That Poits Together, Narfs Together

#14 - The Family That Poits Together, Narfs Together

Season 3 - Episode 42 - Aired Feb 21, 1998

Brain enters Pinky's family in a contest to win $25,000.

star 9.00
32 votes
Writers: Earl Kress, John Ludin
Whatever Happened To Baby Brain

#15 - Whatever Happened To Baby Brain

Season 3 - Episode 47 - Aired May 9, 1998

Pinky and Brain masquerade as a mother and child star respectively to get money needed for the next plan.

star 8.97
32 votes
Directors: Charles Visser
Writers: Jed Spingarn
Inherit The Wheeze

#16 - Inherit The Wheeze

Season 3 - Episode 39 - Aired Feb 14, 1998

Brain tries to become a national hero by taking down a tobacco company.

star 8.94
32 votes
Directors: Nelson Recinos
Writers: Earl Kress
Brain Noir

#17 - Brain Noir

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 13, 1997

It's 1946 and Brain's new plan gets interrupted when he and Pinky encounter Billie and Snowball.

star 8.93
94 votes
Directors: Charles Visser
Writers: Tom Sheppard, Wendell Morris
My Feldmans, My Friends

#18 - My Feldmans, My Friends

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 16, 1997

Brain tries to get a package meant for him back from his neighbor.

star 8.92
92 votes
Directors: Charles Visser
Writers: Brett Baer, David Finkel
Brain of the Future

#19 - Brain of the Future

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 8, 1997

The mice's future selves arrive in the lab, sending them on a roller coaster ride through time to find a world domination kit.

star 8.92
91 votes
Directors: Nelson Recinos
Writers: Brian Swenlin
Brinky

#20 - Brinky

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 22, 1997

Pinky and Brain's DNA get merged during a cloning experiment, creating a new mouse.

star 8.89
92 votes
Directors: Kirk Tingblad
Writers: David Fury, Elin Hampton
Hickory Dickory Bonk

#21 - Hickory Dickory Bonk

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 21, 1998

Brain plots to make every clock on Earth chime repeatedly.

star 8.86
7 votes
Directors: Nelson Recinos
Writers: Earl Kress
Brain Food

#22 - Brain Food

Season 3 - Episode 51 - Aired May 16, 1998

Brain opens a restaurant and feeds the customers a drug to make them smarter.

star 8.83
6 votes
Directors: Mike Milo
Writers: Bill Braunstein, Gordon Bressack
Pinkasso

#23 - Pinkasso

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 14, 1996

A successful modern artist is born and it's Pinky, trying to help fund Brain's new plan.

star 8.82
122 votes
Directors: Charles Visser
Writers: Tom Sheppard, Wendell Morris
Just Say Narf

#24 - Just Say Narf

Season 3 - Episode 48 - Aired May 9, 1998

Pinky sings a song about saying "narf".

star 8.80
5 votes
Directors: Charles Visser
Writers: Bill Canterbury, Gordon Bressack
The Really Great Dictator

#25 - The Really Great Dictator

Season 3 - Episode 50 - Aired May 16, 1998

The mice sing about world domination.

star 8.80
5 votes
Directors: Mike Milo
Writers: Liz Holzman