101 Dalmatians: The Series

Season 1 Episode 3

He Followed Me Home / Love 'Em and Flea 'Em

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Sep 27, 1997 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

He Followed Me Home / Love 'Em and Flea 'Em
He Followed Me Home: A circus elephant has gone missing from the local circus troupe, and the trio decides to keep it as a pet. However, Cruella formulates a plan to report the elephant to the local authorities to get the Dearlys to loose their farm. Will the pups' be able to get Jumbo back home before it's too late?

Love 'Em and Flea 'Em: After being bullied by Mooch, Lucky decides to take Two-Tone to the Four Legged Fall Ball in order to get revenge, since Mooch likes Two-Tone. However, will Mooch stand by while Lucky takes his girlfriend to the ball, or is Lucky getting in over his head?moreless

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  • My review for He followed me home/Ya love'em Ya flea 'em

    This was one episode that I saw several times in a row when the series first aired. I found it to be pretty funny, one thing I liked about it is some the other puppies were the main focus in the episode. Some episodes only show the pups as background characters that have little or no dialogue with the main characters.

    But over all 101 Dalmatians has always been my favorite cartoon show, If Disney ever comes out with a DVD set of this cartoon show, I'll have to consider buying it.moreless
  • Love\\\'em and Fela\\\'em: Two-Tone believes that Mooch is going to ask her to the 4-legged fall ball, but is wrong\\\'d when Mooch shows how he truly feels about her, which causes her to go with Lucky Instead, who wants to take her.moreless

    This is by far one the sweetest,most romantic epsiodes there is on the series.

    And like other fans, I believe this was meant for a later showing, and I think when I first it was shown months later on ABC.

    When I first read the title, I knew it was going to center Lucky and Two-Tone, because of the way I saw Two-Tone acted in an early epsiode, you could see then how sweet she was.

    This to me was the Aladdin/Jasmine epsiode of 101.

    Very well done!

    Could had something to work with, had the series contuined for a few more seasons.

    Overall, Very Romantic and Very Good!

    I highly recommend seeing it. ^_^moreless
  • Go Two-Tone!

    'He Followed Me Home' is just okay, but the 9.5 score I give is mainly due to the wonderful 'Love 'Em and Flea 'Em' episode; it is a personal favorite episode in my opinion and highly entertaining. I tend to love episodes that are funny and dramatic at the same time; it does much more for me than a straight silly episode or one that is too serious. Disney would need to look back at movies like Aladdin and The Lion King (and of course, 101 Dalmatians) to get the idea. In addition, it is the episode where Two-Tone gets a major role and I believe that she has a lot of potential as a character. 'Love 'Em and Flea 'Em' is what I consider to be the main part of these two episodes and seriously worth watching.

    'He Followed Me Home'--A baby elephant gets lost on his way to the circus and is taken in by the Main Pups (following Rolly and his bag of peanuts), but must hide him when Cruella tells Roger, on the arrival of his Aquarium Pets, that a 102nd pet violates his deed contract.

    I liked this episode, but it wasn't especially deep. The elephant had some good moments and didn't seem excessive. Some funny parts appear, namely when the elephant proved to be an even bigger glutton than Rolly. It sucked up huge bales of hay and even Rolly's life-saving food stash (leaving poor Rolly feeling bitter). Cruella had some good parts too, I got a good laugh out of seeing her try to find the elephant and find Roger in the shower (it was nothing suggestive).

    However, there just didn't appear to be anything special about this episode; it was funny and cute, but it didn't appear to add anything to the characters. Lots of other kids' animated programs have an episode with a similar story, so it seemed a little ordinary. The plot to this episode could have been questioned; do only the Dalmatians count, and the farm animals don't? I know they wouldn't consider farm animals as 'pets', but was worth mentioning.

    The background music also felt inappropriate at times, I had no idea why they chose to play an instrumental 'Rock-A-Bye Baby' when Spot was talking about disguising the elephant as a refridgerator.

    Overall, I would say 'He Followed Me Home' is at worst, mediocre, but at best, good. I think of it as a 'filler' episode, one to leave you with low expectations...until, that is, when you see the next upcoming episode.

    'Love 'Em and Flea 'Em'--With the 'Four Legged Fall Ball' approaching, Two-Tone considers leaving Mooch in favor of Lucky after he tells her off.

    While it aired fairly early, I like to think this episode is supposed to be later due to the fact Two-Tone leaves Mooch's gang after this episode.

    This is a particularly memorable episode due to the fact it is an episode about Two-Tone. She's a terrific character, with an evident personality and I like her color set-up: white on one end, black on the other (an odd colored pup, much like Beethoven's puppy Tchaikovsky on Beethoven's 2nd). If Disney chose to pick this show up again, I wouldn't mind seeing more of her.

    We also got to see more of Mooch, Wizzer and Dipstick; while I am a little indifferent to the latter two, something about Mooch I like. Maybe it's Danny Cooksey, his voice actor. He reminds me somewhat of Tiny Toon Adventures' Montana Max.

    The message of this episode was 'Like someone for themselves, not their looks', which I am happy to say, wasn't hammered into my head. Then again, Mooch isn't the most charming (or good-looking for that matter, though it's established that Two-Tone was consistantly Mooch's partner for dances and the like) of pups; Two-Tone left him for Lucky, despite the fact Mooch purposely dyed him pink (pink food coloring in a flea bath, no thanks to him); this means while she seems to be cast as a 'boy crazy' type of gal, Two-Tone is a deep character.

    While I think that it would have been nice if Rolly, Cadpig and Spot had larger roles in this ep (I don't mind Lucky/Cadpig), maybe establish who they would be dancing with (we can guess they would have gone too), I guess this episode is meant for Two-Tone and it's a nice one, regardless. Two-Tone got a great opening sequence with Cadpig, especially the different 'outfits' Two-Tone was getting into. I'll say right now: I adored seeing Cadpig wearing the Gidget 'cat-eye' glasses (it's adorable!)

    And yes, I would highly recommend these episodes. 'He Followed Me Home' is love it or leave it, but 'Love 'Em and Flea 'Em' is a must-see. No question; it is the stronger episode. If you watch it after 'The Making Of...' it is a nothing less than brilliant. 'Love 'Em and Flea 'Em' is definitely in my top favorites.

    "I came here to say to you that I have nothing to say to you. If I did have something to say to you, I'd say it to Lucky. My date for the dance."

    --I like you girl. You got moxie, 'Love 'Em and Flea 'Em'moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Two-Tone: Yard sales? I love yard sales! Actually, I hate yard sales. Of course, the pros of a yard sale are the bargains...but the cons of a yard sale are the items are used! Ugh!
      Cadpig: Two-Tone...FOCUS!

    • (Spot's about to tie Lucky to the windmill.)
      Lucky: Where did you learn about this?
      Spot: I'm Professor Egghead Science Over-Easy!

    • Lucky: I look like a big wad of bubble gum!
      Rolly: Then why'd you dye yourself pink? You shoulda picked another color!

    • Two-Tone: Which do you think Mooch'll like best? Necklace or bracelet?
      Cadpig: I had no idea he was so conflicted! This is a Mooch we didn't know!

    • (Lucky's hiding under a box and runs into Rolly.)
      Rolly: Hey, watch where you're going, you clumsy box!

    • Two-Tone: Beautiful morning, isn't it?
      Mooch: It was! I can't see it anymore!

    • Spot: How do you hide an elephant?
      Rolly: Maybe we can put him on wheels and disguise him as a vacuum cleaner.
      Spot: Or stick little magnets on him and pretend he's a refridgerator.
      Cadpig: Or put a saddle on his back and pretend he's a horse with a glandular problem.

    • Lucky: You see? You were all worried about nothing! He definately isn't getting into any trouble.
      Spot: Okay, then where is he?
      Cadpig: (sees Jimbo on the silo) In trouble!

    • Lucky: (referring to Jimbo) Where did he come from?
      Cadpig: He's a stray. A wandering orphan in the suburban jungle.
      Spot: A stray elephant?
      Lucky: Hey, we're not in the city anymore. In the country, we get all kinds of strays. Stray elephants are probably pretty common.

    • Rolly: Anybody want some peanuts?...What? It's not like I've never offered you any of my food before. Okay, it's been a while.

    • Cadpig: Uh-oh! I'm having an out-of-bubble experience!

    • Lucky: Are we going to let Cruella De Party Pooper stop us from having a pet?
      Rolly: Uh-huh.
      Cadpig: That's the plan
      Spot: Sounds good to me.

    • (The elephant begins to suck up Rolly's peanuts)
      Rolly: Hey, my peanuts!
      (Rolly jumps up but gets stuck in the elephant's trunk)
      Rolly: Aw, nuts!

    • Two-Tone: I came here to say to you that I have nothing to say to you. If I did have something to say to you, I'd say it to Lucky. My date for the dance.

    • Cadpig: Looks like you've been bitten by the puppy-love bug.
      Lucky: That explains why I itch! But does it explain why I hear music?
      Rolly: That's funny. I hear it too.
      (Lucky then sees some fleas conga dancing across his nose.)
      Lucky: It's not the love bug. It's fleas!

  • NOTES (5)