The Pinky and the Brain. Remember watching ANIMANIACS long back. Thought I’d take another look at it. Well... it’s not that it’s bad, much of the show is still cleanly witty and sparky, but it does show its age. It was a 1990s show, when there was a pop culture boom and you could rip off/parody just about any property/subject and get away with it. Grand times, but when I look at the show I see the Goodfeathers as GOODFELLAS clones, and the Warners as Mickey/Minnie Mouse lookalikes with Looney Tune mentalities; that pop culture/ripoff element is unavoidable, unfortunately. Besides, my sense of humour has changed over the years. As a kid, I laughed at the first episode where the Warners drove Dr Scratchansniff out of his mind; today, I see it as a wanton act of utter cruelty. Jerry Mouse tormenting Tom Cat who wants to eat him, Bugs Bunny harassing Elmer Fudd who’s hunting him, fine - tormenting a shrink who wants to cure you, not so much. The same goes for the poor doggy Buttons who always gets blamed for the havoc his bratty ward Mindy causes. I’ve digressed a bit... The best part of the show was without a doubt Pinky and the Brain (the fact they got a spinoff show is proof enough of that). Every night, they initiate a meticulous plan to take over the world, and every time their plan falls apart either by their own efforts or by an outside factor. But the best part is the duo themselves, they represent the best of the Odd Couple element (two diametrically opposite characters who make a great team). The Brain is a genius and Pinky is insane, but the two are the best of friends and will make sacrifices for each other, as these clips from an Emmy-winning episode show: Pinky and the Brain: Christmas Wish - YouTube Pinky & The Brain Christmas Clip - YouTube What more can I say, except: NARF!