“United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru; Republic Dominican, Cuba, Caribbean, Greenland, El Salvador too.” By now, the classic Animaniacs’ song, Yakko’s World, is probably firmly stuck in your head. But did you know that Rob Paulsen, the voice of Yakko Warner, recorded that incredibly complex…
Some TV shows go on hiatus at Christmas. Others embrace the hell out of the season. Sitcoms are well-tailored for shenanigans involving gift exchanges gone awry; it gets a little trickier when it comes to scifi and fantasy shows. Still, some shows nail it. Here are our holiday-themed favorites.
Are you pondering what I’m pondering? No, it has nothing to do with monkeys and dental floss. We’re ranking every single one of Brain’s schemes—both from the Pinky and the Brain series and their shorts on Animaniacs—and thereby take over the internet! (Enh, we’ll figure that part out later.)
The X-Files, Heroes and Twin Peaks are all coming back to our screens soon, with at least some of the original castmembers returning. Sounds great—except that this sort of thing doesn’t always work out. Here are the most ignominious examples of classic TV shows that were reanimated...but they came back wrong.
In following Pinky and the Brain's hilariously cursed cartoon quest to take over the world, we kids get to see a story about the classic odd couple and the funny hijinks they run into. What we don't see is the truth that adults willfully ignore: that lab rats live a miserable life and would totally want to rule the…
It's just a photo of two toys facing off, but this photo by JD Hancock has us imagining all sorts of scenarios in which Brainy and the Brain have to team up. (To take over the world, of course.)
Sometimes it can be confusing to be a fan of pop culture. Sometimes writers leave halfway through a story, and a new writer has to wrap things up somehow. Sometimes a creator gets fired, and the replacement told to change gears in a hurry. Here are 20 stories that changed drastically when the writer left in the middle.
Everyone has a limit where they just stop refusing to put up with shit. Some people — like the megalomaniacal Animaniacs' character Brain here — will put up with his compatriot Pinky's gross incompetence for years until he snaps... as captured in the above video in all its profane glory.
Tonight, The Big Bang Theory celebrates Star Wars Day with a Star Wars-themed episode. But can it begin to measure up to the wealth of funny Star Wars tributes in television, movies, and comics?
Why animals sleep remains one of the enduring mysteries of biology, but new research suggests the primary reason might be to allow cerebrospinal fluid to wash all the gunk out from between your brain cells.
The Pinky and the Brain School is a real school that is 100% named after the adorable Animaniacs cartoon duo. Located in the capital city of Nigeria, we can only imagine what the classes are like. But they all should only have one goal — to try to take over the world.
Welcome to the second io9 music smackdown! We're putting together the ultimate science fiction (and fantasy) playlist - all the music that everyone should have on his or her iPod.