101 Dalmatians: The Series

Season 1 Episode 1

Home is Where the Bark Is

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Sep 13, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Lucky's plot to escape from the house through the chimeny was not very well thought out. The chimeny is really tall, so there is no way the main pups would have been permitted to get up that high if they stacked up on one another. Adding on, how did Lucky expect to get Rolly and Cadpig out of there if he didn't have a rope with him?

    • While Lucky is holding Cadpig over the toilet, Rolly's pupils are colored blue rather than their usual black.

    • When the pups are looking up the chimeny, all three of them walk into the fireplace, but when the camera shifts to outside the fireplace, only Rolly is in the fireplace, but Lucky and Cadpig are suddenly outside of it.

    • How did some of the pups survive from a high leap off the combine?

    • When Lucky says "I've got an idea!", his collar appears, despite the fact that Cruella snatched their collars earlier.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • When this episode aired on Disney Junior, the scene where Cruella says "I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" was cut.

    • Awards and Nominations:

      - Won the 1998 Silver Angel Award for "Excellence in Media"

      - Nominated for the 1998 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production"

    • Cruella's Memo: Come up with another diabolical scheme to steal this farm.

    • Cruella's Memo: Buy that doughnut shack in Grutely and fire everybody.

    • This episode was originally scheduled to air on September 6, 1997, but it was delayed due to Princess Diana's death on September 1.

    • Spot is not absent in this episode. She's seen for a split second during the scene where the main pups are trying to sleep but can't due to the noise.

    • Jock from "Lady and the Tramp" makes a cameo appearance.

    • The Series Premiere.

  • Allusions

    • Cruella: I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.

      This is a reference to the movie Airplane, where the character Steve Mccrosky keeps saying things like "I picked the wrong week to quit smoking/amphetamines/sniffing airplane glue".

    • When Lucky comments on being covered in soot looking like a Labrador Retriever, he is making a reference to the original Disney's 101 Dalmatians movie from 1961.

    • In '101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure', the plot involving the Dearlys moving into their new home on the farm was borrowed from this episode.

    • The title of this episode is a play on the old saying, 'home is where the heart is'.

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