This is a show I didn’t even realize existed? I know what you’re gonna say….”Hey dumb-ass, you never heard of Pinky & The Brain?” Of course I’ve heard of Pinky & The Brain, that show was brilliant. But this article is about Pinky, Elmrya & The Brain…which was a real show. Pinky & The Brain started as the genetically enhanced Acme lab mice in Steve Spielberg’s Animaniacs, a show that spawned many spin-off’s. The duo became so popular with their comedic back and forth (Pinky: “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?” The Brain: “The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!”) that they had a half-hour all to themselves in 1995. They lasted 4 seasons and 65 episodes. Sadly the Brain never succeeded in taking over the world…he came close though. For some strange reason the show was “retooled” in 1998 as Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (originally titled Pinky & the Brain Meets Elmyra, The Continuing Adventures of Pinky & the Brain, and …
You know who They Might Be Giants are now? C’mon! They wrote the theme song for Malcolm in the Middle! Gawd! Anyway, this is a video that again some of you probably remember, but for sure this song is a more well known TMBG…I dunno…hit? One listen and I am sure you will remember this song and if you don’t, well, apparently I don’t know you that well. So can you really blame me for all those terrible Christmas presents? All that aside, enjoy Istanbul (Not Constantinople) by They Might Be Giants and Tiny Toons!
They Might Be Giants. A band you MIGHT not know. But you really should…well maybe not…you know what, lets just start over. Back in the day there was a sweet cartoon called Tiny Toons. It was awesome. What you may not remember is that they teamed up with a little known band called They Might Be Giants to make a couple pretty cool videos that aired on the show. The first of these videos we will be featuring is Particle Man. There is no real description for the videos that will do them any justice, I suggest you just give them a look and they say to yourself “OH! I remember this!”
This was apparently banned back in the day and after watching it I can understand why. It’s about the dangers of alcohol. Only shown once in America when it first aired. Tiny Toon Adventures was one of my favourites growing up. If I saw this as a kid, I for sure would want to emulate these three. In fact after watching this, I could really go for a beer.