Animanicast 140: Discussing Pinky and the Brain- Das Mouse

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It’s time for the Animanicast: Discussing Pinky and the Brain- Das Mouse

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today Joey, Nathan and Kelly talk about the first episode of Pinky and the Brain, “Das Mouse” and give it a water tower rating. Then some more emails are shared from our annual segment “Rob Paulsen is One of the Nicest People on Earth.”

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today, your hosts talk about the premiere episode of Pinky and the Brain- Das Mouse. The three reflect upon watching the Pinky and the Brain series on the WB and whether or not this first episode was as good as previous Pinky and the Brain cartoons seen on Animaniacs.

Das Mouse

The Brain has a mind controlling substance that can control humans if they ingest it. Pinky suggests a throwing a pancake jamboree and the Brain actually likes the idea! The only problem is that they have to go to the Titanic to collect a massive amount of white crabs from the ship’s hull. The two mice soon find themselves facing off against CIA operatives who think that the sub the mice borrowed is actually a nuclear threat! Will the mice be able to throw a jamboree with mind controlling crab pancakes? Listen to find out!

Rob Paulsen Stories

Additional stories are shared from about Rob Paulsen from our listeners. We will read additional stories in the next few weeks. Got a story to share? Send it to [email protected].

Next Week!

Next week will be talking about the first episode of Freakazoid! Freakazoid can be found on DVD as well as streaming on VRV. Check out the first episode and come back next week to see what we thought!

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The Animanicast is a podcast dedicated to the classic animated television series Animaniacs. Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly as they revisit each episode in the order in which they were released. They’ll discuss their favorite moments, jokes, characters as well as their memories of first watching the episode. Pop cultural references are also discussed in detail. (You might just learn some cool facts!) In the end, each episode receives a “Water Tower Rating” from the hosts. Cue up an episode of Animaniacs on DVD or Hulu and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!

Cover art by @jedishua Intro Music performed by Kontra5t

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