Animanicast 155: Discussing “Brainie the Poo” and “The Melancholy Brain”

by The Animanicast

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

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today your hosts move ahead in the timeline to discuss the fifty-first episode of Pinky and the Brain featuring the segments, “Brainie the Poo” and “The Melancholy Brain”

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today your hosts discuss episode 51 from the third season of Pinky and the Brain featuring the segments, “Brainie the Poo” and “The Melancholy Brain.” How many water towers will this episode receive?

The Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo

In this parody of “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh,” Brainie and Pinklet are in search of some honey for their latest plan to replace all the artificial sweeteners in the world with real sugar. They just need to find a way to get into the honey tree which is protected by angry bees. Along the way they run into Christopher (Walken), “Jagger,” “Algore” and even a tiny Bea Arthur. This episode has a lot of funny jokes and some pretty obscure references! It also features John Rhys Davies as the narrator!

The Melancholy Brain

Pinky and the Brain want to sew the seeds of discord to take over Denmark and eventually all of Scandinavia! The Brain drives Hamlet mad, convinces the King that Hamlet is trying to take over the throne, and even tries to talk the Queen into becoming suspicious of her husband and Hamlet! It all leads up to a sword fight, a dramatic death scene, and a twist ending! This cartoon also features Carey Elwes, Clive Revill and Olivia Hussey lending their voices to the Shakespearean characters.

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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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