With Pinky and the Brain occupying two timeslots per week in its third season, it's no wonder that we're honored with a stunning 51 episodes this year, with those slightly cracked genetically-engineered lab mice Pinky and The Brain still trying and trying and failing and failing to take over the world. In the season opener "Leave It to Beaver", Brain relies on outside help in his effort to change the course of mighty rivers. Later on, Pinky and The Brain finally gain the recognition they don't deserve by making comedy films; to fund another world-domination scheme, Brain claims that he and Pinky are members of a new endangered species, the Mousealopes; A.A. Milne will never be the same after 'Brainy the Poo" tries to steal valuable hunny from a beehive (he's a little pink, rain cloud, all right). And in episode acknowledging the fact that they're just cartoon characters, the boys decide to quit the series after several egregious examples of network interference. In the course of their many forays into time travel, our heroes journey to 1946 and land smack-dab in a black and white film noir; stopping over in the 1960s, Pinkie becomes a guru for a familiar-looking group of moptops; Brain does a good job breaking up the happy Elsinore household of Hamlet and his family in the episode "Melancholy Brain"; our heroes' attempt to make a slave of Emperor Franz Josef is foiled by Sigmund Freud in (get a good grip on yourself!) "Leggo My Ego"; and back in the present, Brain resorts to boring Mankind into submission by serving up a retrospective of past episodes in "Schpiel-Borg 2000."
by Hal Erickson synopsis