Animanicast 149: Discussing “Tokyo Grows” and more from Pinky and the Brain Episode 3

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It’s time for the Animanicast with a discussion on Pinky and the Brain

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today your hosts discuss the third episode of Pinky and the Brain featuring the segments, “Tokyo Grows,” “That Smarts” and the song “Brainstem.”

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today your hosts discuss the third episode of Pinky and the Brain featuring the segments, “Tokyo Grows,” “That Smarts” and a catchy song entitled “Brainstem.” How many water towers will this episode receive?

Tokyo Grows

The Brain realizes that if he and Pinky make themselves as large as the mythical creature Gollyzilla, they could then create a fake fight for all of Tokyo to see. Then the Brain could become ruler! Unfortunately the real Gollyzilla emerges from the depths and puts an end to that plan. This cartoon ends up becoming the biggest cartoon Pinky and the Brain ever starred in when even Tokyo Grows!

That Smarts

The Brain calculates that the reason they never succeed at taking over the world is because Pinky is an idiot. He straps Pinky into his latest invention and before you can say, “Narf!” Pinky is a genius! Unfortunately he’s even smarter than the Brain and he’s able to find all the flaws in Brain’s plans. The Brain realizes that one of the two must be stupid in order for then to be successful, but who should be the dumb one?

Brain Stem

The Brain teaches the kids at home all about the parts of the Brain. Except for the “Brain Stem” which Pinky takes care of with lots of enthusiasm.

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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!

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