Newsreel of the StarsEdit
Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Pinky and the Brainy...
Yakko sings a (now outdated) song set to the tune of the Mexican-hat-dance about the nations of the world.
- The song misses over 40 nations, not including ones that were created after the song was written.
- This song is a favorite of Yakko's voice actor, Rob Paulsen, who performs it at various public events
- This song includes Palestine, which is still negotiated to this day, and is not an independent country.
- The world map shows Russia with Soviet-era borders. This is inaccurate even for the time, as the former Soviet republics had gained independence in 1991. Similarly, Czechoslovakia had been split up for eight months at the time the episode aired (due to the lead time required for animation, it's likely the split hadn't taken place at the time the song was actually written).
Cookies for EinsteinEdit
The Warners in 1905 Germany, inadvertently help Albert Einstein discover the theory of relativity through their attempts to sell him cookies with The Acme Song
- The theory of relativity that Einstein describes is actually the mass-energy conversion formula (e=mc2).
- This error is referenced in the "Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation" cartoon.
- The Kid Scouts are a parody of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts (mostly Girl Scouts, due to the concept of selling cookies).
- This was the first short to feature the Warners in a location and time other than the Warner Bros. Lot in the present day.
The Brain wants to win $99,000 so he can finish his device to take over the world on the show Gyp-Parody, but ultimately loses when he doesn't know what classic TV character was known for saying, "Bang! Zoom! Right in the Kisser!" (which Pinky does know).
- This was the first Pinky and the Brain short.
- Yakko, Wakko, and Dot make a cameo where they run on top of the taxi the Brain is taking, being chased by Ralph, beginning a literal running gag throughout the series.
- This segment was later worked into an episode of the official Pinky and the Brain spin-off.
- Gyp-Parody obviously parodies Jeopardy.
- This short features the first appearance of Brain's human suit, which was featured in various episodes of the spin-off. Writer Peter Hastings actually had a replica of the human suit in his office.
- This episode is a parody of The Honeymooners episode "The $99,000 Answer", even including a reference to the show in the episode.
- The Brian: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?
- Pinky: I think so, Brain, but, where are we gonna find a duck and a hose at this hour?
The moral of today's story is: "If at first you don't succeed, blame it on your parents."
- First "Wheel of Morality" gag.
- The Wheel of Morality is not just a parody of the Wheel of Fortune, but also a satire on the suggestions by the FCC to add some moral and educational value to childrens' shows.
|Rob Paulsen||Yakko Warner, Pinky, Alex Quebec|
|Jess Harnell||Wakko Warner, Alvey, Cabby|
|Tress MacNeille||Dot Warner|
|Paul Rugg||Albert Einstein|
|Maurice LaMarche||The Brain, Ralph Kramden, Announcer|
Kathryn Page's CreditEdit
Yakko: I'm Yakko!
Wakko: I'm Wakko!
Dot: And I'm cute!
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