Pinky and the Brain. World Bro-mination! .
Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
Bromances come in all different shapes and sizes, but fewer bromances are as bromantic as those born out of circumstance. Sure, in the free world, Brain would have little to chat about with the relatively simple Pinky, but thanks to their shared domicile of a lab cage, a bromance was forged. And not just any bromance - a team who dedicated every night to world domination. That ain't something to be taken lightly; you don't just try to take over the world with ANYone (trust me, I know)! No, there's gotta be a deeper bond.
On the surface, Brain had little patience for Pinky's antics, but deep down, there was love. Besides, it wasn't like Brain had any trouble getting out of that cage to seek out new, more intelligent partners. Nearly every night, they'd embark out into the world, finding new ways to take it over and sometimes, getting darn close. When you consider Pinky was often the reason for Brain's plans getting foiled, the point only lands harder. Why else would Brain keep Pinky around when he's clearly damage to the cause?
Perhaps Brain knew Pinky needed him for survival, the way a family member takes care of another after severe brain damage. That's love. Pinky, in turn, was always uncompromising in his assistance to Brain, despite his clear indifference toward actual world domination. No, this was what Brain wanted and that was always good enough for Pinky. It's beautiful, really.
No, they don't quote movies together or buy matching headbands or cruise bars picking up chicks, but for me, Pinky and the Brain's bromance is world dominating. And that, in itself, may just be enough.