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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 66

    Flying Dupes

    Aired 8/8/91

  • S 1 : Ep 65

    Bygones

    Aired 5/3/91

  • S 1 : Ep 64

    The Incredible Shrinking Molly

    Aired 4/8/91

  • S 1 : Ep 63

    Paradise Lost

    Aired 2/25/91

  • S 1 : Ep 62

    Your Baloo's in the Mail

    Aired 2/22/91

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Welker

    Wildey Pole/Additional Voices

  • Rob Paulsen

    Ratchet/Dr. Debolt/Additional Voices

  • Jim Cummings

    Louie, Don Carnage, Trader Joe

  • Tim Curry

    Additional Voices

  • Alan Oppenheimer

    Additional Voices

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  • In this next related spin-off to The Jungle Book. Baloo the Bear stars in an adventurous comedy of love, fights, situations and exciting adventures with his life along with a new friend named Kit Cloudkicker. The two spend so much time with each other, Kit always calls Baloo his papa bear because he loves him as his father. With that you Rebecca Cunninghams and her daughter Molly Cunninghams who can get involved in many adventures if Baloo screws up a mission or a plan, that makes Becky very mad at him and frustrated at him.Baloo has a lot of enemies in his life in this series, one of the biggest is actually Don Karnage and his pilots. Whenever Karnage has an evil plan he tries to make sure it works, if it fails he would usually turn on kidnapping someone for hostage. Another main enemy is truly Shere Kahn. He may not be bad at the other episodes of the series, but in the movie The Jungle Book he was the enemy of Baloo.moreless

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  • Quotes (265)

    • Baloo: Wildcat, meet Rebecca Cunningham, our new boss. Wildcat: Really? You smell pretty good for a boss! Rebecca: Thanks...

    • (Shere Khan's carnivorous plants prepare to eat his "yes-man") Khan: I've discovered that business is like a jungle. There are the eaters... and there are the eatens. (Khan rescues his terrified yes-man from the plants) Khan: Find those pirates. Yes-Man: Yes, sir!

    • (Kit steals the Stone from Don Karnage) Kit: For me? Aw, you shouldn'ta! Karnage: Well, it was nothing really-- STOP THAT BOY!!!

    • (Baloo ransoms the Stone to Shere Khan)
      Baloo: What might it be worth to ya?
      Khan: Well, Mr. Baloon--
      Baloo: That's Baloo.
      Khan: Yes. That "stone," as you call it, is an electrical alloy developed by my scientists. What would you say to... a hundred?
      Baloo: A hundred lousy bucks?!
      Khan
      : A hundred THOUSAND lousy bucks.
      Baloo: A hundred thousand?!
      Kit: Dollars?!

    • (The nature of the Stone is explained by Dr. Debolt) Debolt: The Stone is actually a Sub-Electron Amplifier, which means it can create unlimited amounts of electricity - Enough to run all of Mr. Khan's businesses. But, we were only able to create one stone, and it-- (Shere Khan suddenly grabs Debolt by the neck) Khan: Thank you, Doctor.

    • Dumptruck: About Cape Suzette Uh, are we going to rob it? Karnage: No, we are going to PLUNDER it. Dumptruck: Wait, aren't we robbers? Karnage: No, we are pirates! Pirates, pirates, pirates! How many times do I have to tell you?!

    • Karnage: Allow me to introduce myself. A man who needs *no* introduction. I am Don Karnage! Rebecca: Don Karnage?! Karnage: For years I have tried to visit your fair city, BUT YOU HAVE ALWAYS SHOOTED AT ME!

    • Baloo: Why do you guys even hang out with a loser like me? Kit: Come on, we like being with ya! You're our buddy! You're the best! Wildcat: Besides, we've got nothing else to do!

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    Notes (162)

    • Plunder & Lightning was adapted into a 4 issue comic miniseries prior to a shortlived monthly comic.

    • The TV film won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming More Than One Hour).

    • This TV movie later aired in four parts.

    • According to production # it should have been the 13th episode in the show.

    • Originally released in syndication.

    • This episode was released on Talespin Volume 1 DVD.

    • According to production # it should have been the 5th episode in the show.

    • Originally released in syndication.

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    Trivia (78)

    • Don Karnage says to Kit: "well, my reckless reptile". Kit's not even a reptile, he's a mammal.

    • Don Karnage spares the pilot and co-pilot of the second cargo plane he plunders, so that they (the pilots) can report back to Shere Khan and tell him what Karnage stole, as Karnage wants Khan to worry. However, the pilots apparently did report back to Khan, since Khan doesn't seem to know that anything is amiss until Dr. Debolt tells him about the Lightning Gun.

    • When Baloo tells Kit they won't be going back to Louie's for a few weeks there's a knock at the door. As Baloo goes to answer it Kit says, "But I have to go NOW!" but if you look you can see his mouth doesn't move at all.

    • What was Dr. Debolt doing in Khan's office when Baloo, Rebecca, and Molly are brought in? Khan had already explained the stone to Baloo earlier, and he couldn't have known Rebecca would be there (as the limo driver was sent to get Baloo and Baloo only and grabbed Rebecca and Molly simply because they were there). It seems awfully convenient that Debolt was on hand to explain the nature of the stone.

    • When Dumptruck and Gibber charge up the stairs in Louie's, you can clearly hear more than two people shouting (and Gibber shouldn't even be shouting at all!).

    • If the stone is so important, why does Khan have it being transported under such lax security and with only one guy to guard it? For that matter, where exactly was the stone being flown to/from?

    • Baloo knocks out the pirate guarding Rebecca and Molly, but later he's among the pirates when Don Karnage unveils the Lightning Gun. Why didn't he, like, tell anybody the prisoners had got away?

    • Prior to Talespin, voice actors Ed Gilbert and R.J. Williams starred as father and son in the NBC cartoon Kissyfur. In another odd coincidence, both actors were cast as bears.

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    Allusions (64)

    • Molly: See ya later, navigator! This is a reference to the song See You Later, Alligator, by Bill Haley and his Comets.

    • The Flesh Eaters: Near the beginning, the pilot of a chartered sea plane who wears a flying cap lies to the bossy female ground radio operator when she insists that he returns to base, saying that he has to get a woman to her destination because of a rare blood type infusion in a cocky sort of way, while holding a hand over her mouth to keep her from refuting the story, after which the radio operator mentions it is more likely a money infusion he is after, and then mentions her feelings for him after she logs off. This is very similar to the relationship between the bossy Rebecca Cunningham, owner of the sea plane and base, and Baloo, the cocky pilot who always wears his flight cap, and their secret feelings for each other that grow over time through the series.

    • From Here to Machinery: Is a reference to the movie From Here to Eternity.

    • Radio Announcer: Faster then a speeding airship! More powerful then a turbine! Able to leap city blocks in a single bound! It's Danger Woman! This is a reference to the 1940s' Adventures of Superman radio series. The announcer would introduce Superman as "Faster then a speeding bullet! More powerful then a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!"

    • Time Waits for No Bear: title a reference to the phrase: Time Waits for No Man

    • The episode title is a spoof of the popular saying "Time waits for no one."

    • The episode title is a spoof of the popular song title I Only Have Eyes for You.

    • The concept of a kidnap victim was so annoying and troublesome that the kidnapper wants to be shed of them is a reference to O. Henry's classic short story "The Ransom of Red Chief". The TALE SPIN writers would revist the idea later this season in "The Ransom of Red Chimp", with Don Carnage and Louie's maiden aunt.

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  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • This was the show I use to run home and watch after school

    By lutomboy, Dec 19, 2007

  • Another solid show during the 90's. This was a show that was epic, exciting and very creative.

    By LaserAlloy, Sep 05, 2010

  • A bear flying a plane, a monkey slinging drinks, an empire run by a ruthless tiger, and a pack of dogs who are fierce air pirates... there is nothing today that can even come close to this!

    By oilcowboy, Jun 05, 2007

  • i never saw on disneychannel and i saw it on dvd this year

    By noorboness, Nov 19, 2006

  • A well written show with excellent storylines and exciting moments.

    By CrunchBandicoot, Sep 23, 2006

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