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The Best Episodes of Pinky and the Brain

Every episode of Pinky and the Brain ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Pinky and the Brain!

Pinky and Brain are genetically enhanced laboratory mice who reside in a cage in the Acme Labs research facility. Brain is self-centered and scheming; Pinky is good-natured but feebleminded. In each episode, Brain devises a new plan to take over the world, which ultimately ends in failure, usually due to Pinky's idiocy, the impossibility of Brain's plan, Brain's own arrogance, or just circumstances beyond their control.

Genres:AnimationComedyFamilySci-Fi & FantasyKids
Network:The WB

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Pinky and the Brain" is "Cheese Roll Call", rated 8.5/10 from 440 user votes. It was directed by Audu Paden and written by Paul Rugg. "Cheese Roll Call" aired on 10/8/1995 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "A Pinky And The Brain Halloween".

  • Cheese Roll Call
    8.5/10 440 votes

    #1 - Cheese Roll Call

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 1995-10-08

    Pinky sings about cheese.

    Director: Audu Paden

    Writer: Paul Rugg

  • A Pinky And The Brain Halloween
    8.5/10 123 votes

    #2 - A Pinky And The Brain Halloween

    Season 3 Episode 25 - Aired 1997-10-19

    Mr. Itch offers Brain control of the world in exchange for his soul, but Brain refuses. In a shocking twist, Pinky sells his soul to make it happen and Brain soon decides to get his friend back.

    Director: Kirk Tingblad

    Writer: Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard

  • Snowball
    8.4/10 143 votes

    #3 - Snowball

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 1996-01-21

    Brain comes face to face with his former friend and now enemy, Snowball. And it seems Snowball has his own plans to take over the world.

    Director: Audu Paden

    Writer: Peter Hastings, Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard

  • Brainwashed Pt. 1: Brain, Brain, Go Away
    8.4/10 103 votes

    #4 - Brainwashed Pt. 1: Brain, Brain, Go Away

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 1998-09-14

    Pinky and Brain are kidnapped in Washington, DC by an unknown force. Brain loses his memory and the mice are then imprisoned in a town where everyone is forced to perform the Schëerskåhøvên, which is dumbing down the entire country.

    Director: Kirk Tingblad

    Writer: Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard

  • Brainwashed Pt. 2: I Am Not a Hat
    8.4/10 102 votes

    #5 - Brainwashed Pt. 2: I Am Not a Hat

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 1998-09-15

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

    Director: Kirk Tingblad

    Writer: Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard

  • Brainwashed Pt. 3: Wash Harder
    8.4/10 102 votes

    #6 - Brainwashed Pt. 3: Wash Harder

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 1998-09-16

    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.

    Director: Russell Calabrese

    Writer: Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard

  • A Legendary Tail
    8.4/10 133 votes

    #7 - A Legendary Tail

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 1998-09-28

    Inspired by legends of the past, Brain tries to create a legend about himself to gain world acclaim.

    Director: Nelson Recinos

    Writer: Earl Kress, Jed Spingarn, Charles M. Howell IV

  • Brainania
    8.2/10 152 votes

    #8 - Brainania

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 1995-11-12

    The Brain hatches a plan to take over the world by using static electricity to shock the world into submission. Unfortunately he needs several billion dollars to build a giant clothes dryer. Pinky and the Brain head to Island X where they set up a fake country and hope to get a giant foreign aid loan from the United States.

    Director: Jon McClenahan

    Writer: John P. McCann

  • Brain's Song
    8.2/10 122 votes

    #9 - Brain's Song

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 1996-11-09

    Brain makes a tearjerker movie to make the world sad enough to make him leader.

    Director: Liz Holzman

    Writer: David Finkel, Brett Baer

  • Megalomaniacs Anonymous
    8.2/10 109 votes

    #10 - Megalomaniacs Anonymous

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 1996-11-23

    When Brain comes to the conclusion he no longer wants to take over the world, he decides to help others who had his problem and the first one to be helped is Pinky.

    Director: Nelson Recinos

    Writer: Charles M. Howell IV, Bill Matheny

  • Cinebrania
    8.2/10 110 votes

    #11 - Cinebrania

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 1997-09-08

    The mice make a series of comedy films and hit the big time.

    Director: Liz Holzman, Russell Calabrese

    Writer: Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard

  • Brain Drained
    8.2/10 119 votes

    #12 - Brain Drained

    Season 3 Episode 17 - Aired 1997-09-26

    Brain is out of ideas for taking over the world, so he tries to get some from writers.

    Director: Russell Calabrese

    Writer: Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard

  • The Tailor and The Mice
    8.2/10 97 votes

    #13 - The Tailor and The Mice

    Season 3 Episode 32 - Aired 1997-11-15

    A well-meaning tailor makes Pinky and Brain's lives miserable.

    Director: Mike Milo

    Writer: Tom Ruegger

  • Of Mouse and Man
    8.1/10 183 votes

    #14 - Of Mouse and Man

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 1995-09-17

    Brain plans to take over the world by creating a voice mail system that will tie up everyone on the planet long enough for him to take over. In order to do this he needs money. He decides to get it by getting a job and then staging an accident in order to sue the company.

    Director: Audu Paden

    Writer: Peter Hastings

  • It's Only a Paper World
    8.1/10 129 votes

    #15 - It's Only a Paper World

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1996-09-07

    Brain tries to get all the people off Earth onto his paper mache creation, Chia Earth.

    Director: Liz Holzman

    Writer: David Finkel, Brett Baer

  • Collect 'em All
    8.1/10 123 votes

    #16 - Collect 'em All

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1996-09-14

    Using Johannes Gutenberg printing press, the Brain make a series of collectible trading cards.

    Director: Kirk Tingblad

    Writer: Charles M. Howell IV, Rich Fogel

  • Plan Brain From Outer Space
    8.1/10 119 votes

    #17 - Plan Brain From Outer Space

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 1996-09-28

    Brain hopes his inter-galactic pen pal, Zalgar, will help him take over the world. But it turns out Zalgar likes to snack on brains.

    Director: Al Zegler

    Writer: Earl Kress, Tom Sheppard, Nick DuBois

  • Pinky & The Brain ...and Larry
    8.1/10 108 votes

    #18 - Pinky & The Brain ...and Larry

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 1997-09-13

    Pinky and Brain have a new companion, Larry, but their newest plan just doesn't seem to pan out.

    Director: Liz Holzman, Russell Calabrese

    Writer: Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV

  • Say What, Earth
    8.1/10 103 votes

    #19 - Say What, Earth

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 1997-09-15

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

    Director: Nelson Recinos

    Writer: Gene Laufenberg

  • All You Need Is Narf
    8.1/10 100 votes

    #20 - All You Need Is Narf

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 1997-09-17

    Pinky becomes a guru during the 1960s.

    Director: Kirk Tingblad

    Writer: Earl Kress, Charles M. Howell IV, Bill Matheny

  • Brain Storm
    8.1/10 96 votes

    #21 - Brain Storm

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 1997-09-19

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

    Director: Russell Calabrese

    Writer: John P. McCann

  • Brain's Way
    8.1/10 96 votes

    #22 - Brain's Way

    Season 3 Episode 24 - Aired 1997-10-11

    To save his Las Vegas casino, Brain works as a lounge singer.

    Director: Nelson Recinos

    Writer: Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard

  • But That's Not All, Folks!
    8.1/10 92 votes

    #23 - But That's Not All, Folks!

    Season 3 Episode 29 - Aired 1997-11-08

    Brain takes control of a satellite to air his infomercial around the world, but the satellite belongs to the military and they want to capture whoever hacked into their systems.

    Director: Nelson Recinos

    Writer: John Ludin

  • You Said a Mouseful
    8.1/10 95 votes

    #24 - You Said a Mouseful

    Season 3 Episode 31 - Aired 1997-11-14

    Brain tries to change the Earth's weather patterns.

    Director: Kirk Tingblad

    Writer: Gordon Bressack

  • To Russia With Lab Mice
    8.1/10 89 votes

    #25 - To Russia With Lab Mice

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 1998-09-21

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

    Director: Nelson Recinos

    Writer: Earl Kress, Charles M. Howell IV, John Ludin