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Gruel and Unusual Punishment

Season 1, Ep 43, Aired 12/4/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Becky is excited to be attending the Pilot's Ball. However, Baloo wants to lose some weight before escorting Becky. He decides to enter the Elizabeth Taper Center, where they have some of the strictest weightloss counselors around. With Wildcat guiding them, he accidentally drops him off at the Bedevilled Island Prison run by the Thembrian government. Thinking the guards are the counselors, Baloo goes along with their orders with complete cooperation. This only infuriates them to commence with stricter punishments. When Baloo realizes where he is, he's accumulated enough Thembrian crimes against himself that he's officially a prisoner and he has to find a way to escape.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kenneth Mars

    Professor Buzz

  • Dan Castellaneta

    Additional Voices

  • Tim Curry

    Additional Voices

  • Sally Struthers

    Rebecca Cunningham

  • Julie Uribe

    Bunnie

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Rebecca: I'm touched you tried so hard, Baloo. But appearances don't matter. It's what's inside that counts. Baloo: Then I'm gonna get as much inside as I can! (starts eating)

    • Rebecca: You don't have to be slim and trim to be a great pilot. The way I look at it, the more you weigh, the more of you there is to order around. Baloo: Yeah! Huh!?

    • Kit: I hope Baloo's lost a lot of weight. Wildcat: Oh, not too much - I had an aunt who lost two thousand pounds and she was MISERABLE! Kit: Two thousand pounds!? Wildcat Yeah, her car was stolen.

    • Kit: Do you ALWAYS start a diet with a double order of guacamole tacos? Baloo: You wouldn't want me to lose weight on an empty stomach, would you?

    • Baloo: Ho, ho. Wait 'til Rebecca gets a load of me in this! So suave, so debonair, so, so, uh (struggles to get tuxedo on), so --- Kit: Fat! Baloo: Urgh, not fat. Just, urgh (gets tuxedo buttoned), well upholstered.

    Notes (2)

    • This episode was released on TaleSpin: Volume 2.

    • Originally released in syndication.

    Trivia (1)

    • According to production # it should have been the 37th episode in the show.

    Allusions (3)

    • When Baloo asks for a second helping of steam in the dining hall he says, "Please sir, can I have some more?", a classic line spoken by the title character in Oliver.

    • Character: Elizabeth Taper This character's name is probably a pun on Elizabeth Taylor.

    • The episode title is a spoof of the saying "Cruel and Unusual Punishment"

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