Pinky & The Brain were fine by themselves, but some jabroni at Warner Bros. decided to shake things up by giving them a human foil who proved to be even more clueless than Pinky (Rob Paulsen), if that was even possible.
That would be Elmyra Duff (Cree Summer), formerly of Tiny Toon Adventures, who one day went into a pet shop to buy a turtle, and ended up with more than she bargained for. Combine her IQ with that of Pinky, and, suffice to say, it ain't much. Brain (Maurice LaMarche doing a Orson Welles mimic), who's had to suffer with Pinky's mental shortcomings to begin with, now must deal with Elmyra's suffocating presence.
Pinky, Elmyra, & The Brain, however, proved to be the last straw for Amblin Entertainment's collaboration with WB. Viewers voted with their remotes, and after six weeks, the series was cancelled. The remaining seven were divided up and mixed into an anthology series combining other WB cartoons.
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It turns out that Elmyra's red hair is actually a wig, suggesting a connection to Elmer Fudd, as if her first name and facial features weren't enough. Her personality, though, reminds me of a minor character in "Snoopy Come Home" who claimed possession of Snoopy for a time, and was just suffocating.