The Raccoons

CBC (ended 1992)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 64

    The Raccoons: Let's Dance

    Aired 1/1/84

  • S 1 : Ep 63

    The Raccoons and the Lost Star

    Aired 1/1/83

  • S 1 : Ep 62

    The Raccoons On Ice

    Aired 1/1/81

  • S 1 : Ep 61

    The Christmas Raccoons

    Aired 1/1/80

  • S 1 : Ep 60

    Stealing the Show

    Aired 1/1/89

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Schneider

    Dan the Forest Ranger (1983)

  • Rich Little

    Narrator (1980-1983)

  • Susan Roman

    Melissa Raccoon (1986-1992)

  • Len Carlson

    Bert Raccoon (1980-1992)

  • Dan Hennessey

    George Raccoon (1990-1992)

  • show Description
  • Welcome to The Raccoons guide at The Raccoons was an animated show played from 1985 to 1992 on the Canadian Broadcasting Channel (CBC) and Disney. The show started as special half hour episodes brought out each year at Christmas such as 'The Christmas Raccoons', 'The Raccoons on Ice' and 'The Raccoons: Let's Dance' which was a compilation of the previous specials. There was also an hour long special 'The raccoons and the Lost Star' that I believe was shown in two half hour parts. After the success of the specials the series was created using all the same characters, introducing new characters as the series progressed. The series played once a week rather than each year and all the episodes were 25 minutes long. The show had the basic structure of having three environmentally aware Raccoons, Bert Ralph and Melissa, involved in various adventurous settings to stop the financially minded Cyril Sneer from destroying the forest in his pursuit of self gain. Their friends Schaeffer and Cedric Sneer help them to this end in a majority of episodes. Main storylines revolve around friendship, love and loyalty overcoming personnal gain. These cute characters interact perfectly with one another and although the pictures may be 2D the characterisations certainly are not. Of particular note is the dual nature of Cyril Sneer, the fact that he is not a typical villain without emotion develops through the series. He feels guilt and tries to be a better father even though he doesn't always do this in the best ways.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (249)

    • (Bert and Sophia prepare to abseil up Sneer's mansion) Bert: Boy, it sure is a long ways up... Sophia: Just keep looking up, and you won't fall. Bert: It's not the falling I'm worried about, it's the landing!

    • Cyril: Nothing is too big for Cyril Sneer to take care of!

    • Cyril: Somewhere out there is an army that’s out to destroy everything I’ve pillaged, cheated, robbed and connived to build!

    • Cyril: You're nothing but a powerless paralytic inept ineffective bumbling bunch of deadbeat bears! Some secret service. You didn't even load the Camera!

    • Cyril: Try to surprise Cyril Sneer? Well, I love to spoil surprises!

    • Cyril (pointing at a picture of Schaeffer): No eyes! Extremely dangerous! Has a very keen sense of smell, so take a bath!

    • Cyril: It’s time to call out my secret service. Cedric: What secret service? Cyril: It’s so secret, I haven’t told anyone!

    • Cyril: If I don’t know how much I’ve got, I can’t figure out how much I need!

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    Notes (103)

    • Songs: Run with Us/Sooner or Later.

    • Aired in 1985. Actual date of television premiere unknown.

    • The song "Night After Night (If You Need Someone to Love)" was used in this episode.

    • Aired in 1985. Actual date of television premiere unknown.

    • The song "All Life Long" was used in this episode.

    • Aired in 1985. Actual date of television premiere unknown.

    • The song "Here I Go Again" was used in this episode.

    • Aired in 1985. Actual date of television premiere unknown.

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    Trivia (117)

    • Look hard: In Cedric's room, before Cedric is taken to the Dungeon, You can see an Electric Guitar which we later discover he can play.

    • Cyril’s security alarm has ACME written on it. ACME has been used (not in the raccoons) as an acronym meaning ‘A Company Manufacturing Everything’. Warner Brothers used the name for the mail order company that Wile E Coyote uses when ordering tools to use against the roadrunner. Perhaps Wile E Coyote and Cyril Sneer ordered from the same company!

    • At 9:08 we catch a glimpse of Ralph and Melissa from above and behind while a bear in a tree tries to take their picture. The paper they are both studying appears to me to be blank.

    • When we see the room Cyril has his slideshow in there are 7 secret service bears in brown trench coats when viewed from behind. When we switch view and scan across the line of bears we can count 9.

    • Cyril has 40 stocks in consolidated consolidations that are worth $580

    • When Cyril is in the vault with Cedric totalling up sums of money watch the stacks of treasure behind Cyril. In one shot we glimpse what looks like the Mona Lisa half buried with coins!

    • Bert mentions that he learned how to play the bugle in the "junior Raccoon scouts."

    • When Ralph and Melissa are walking through the forest, Melissa's arm keeps switching from one shade of gray to another.

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    Allusions (29)

    • Bert: Bert Raccoon, boogie-woogie bugle boy! "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy" was a song by the wartime group The Andrews Sisters.

    • GoodSneer: a Spoof of GoodYear.

    • Pigs: Yes sir! Yes sir! Three bags full, sir! These are the same lines from the "Baa Baa, Black Sheep" Nursery Ryhme.

    • Cyril: I've got news for you, Lone Ranger face... Cyril is likening Bert to the title character of the classic TV series The Lone ranger.

    • The episode's title is a reference to the classic story The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

    • Sophia: The complete works of William Shakesneer! This is a play on the actual book The Complete works of William Shakespeare.

    • Bert: I feel like Videl Raccoon! This is a reference to Videl Sassoon, a famous hairstylist.

    • Among the crowd in The Raccoon's concert is a character who resembles Looney Tunes' Witch Hazel.

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  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • A World of Raccoons and Their fight against Urbanization.

    By DarkRaccoon, Dec 08, 2007

  • One of the best 80's family cartoons!

    By McRazor, Sep 10, 2006

  • An awesome show that i watched as a little kid and i still miss it.

    By darkteddybear18, Mar 24, 2006

  • A much missed show. It was absolutely astonishing.

    By beno_1990, Nov 02, 2005

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