101 Dalmatians: The Series

Season 2 Episode 31

Snow Bounders / Gnaw or Never

Aired Weekdays 5:30 AM Nov 11, 1997 on Toon Disney
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Snow Bounders / Gnaw or Never
Snow Bounders: The main pups stowaway on Roger and Pongo's winter camping trip but wind up stranded in woods with Cruella.

Gnaw or Never: Rolly suddenly develops an insatiable desire to chew on expensive shoes, and Cruella schemes to use his addiction to bankrupt the Dearly's.

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  • "Snow Bounders" and "Gnaw or Never" were both excellent episodes of 101 Dalmatians that I rather enjoyed.

    In "Snow Bounders", Roger and Pongo are going camping on a snowy day for a little male bonding. Lucky, Cadpig, Rolly and Spot sneak along to prove that they can survive in the wild.

    This, I find, is one of the most adventurous episodes of the series. There is also some strong character developments in this episode. For one thing, it gives Lucky a chance to show his ways of being a leader. Cadpig also shows that even though she is an unusually strong pup, she is still very light in weight (hence the fact that she would have been blown away by the wind if it weren't for her friends). Rolly and Spot are also in character as they've always been throughout the series.

    This is also very entertaining for the sake of the characters in this episode. Lucky and Cadpig each get a lot of memorable lines in this episode. This is also a strong vehicle for Pongo, as it's one of the very few episodes where he played an important role. Horace and Jasper also give some good laughs in this episode; even though they are amongst the least interesting characters in the series, their stupidity really exceeds in this episode (such as when they didn't know where Cruella was when she screamed for them, and when they were distracted by the fireworks).

    This is one of the very few episodes in the series where Cruella is actually nice to the pups. Though it was painful to see her force them to mush her to shelter, they got treatment by sharing her fire.

    "Gnaw or Never" is kind of a strange episode, but it's still very good. We all know Rolly as a lovable character who is always hungry and very suave. However, in this episode, things change. After biting one of Cruella's shoes in an attempt to return it to her, he suddenly is constantly craving shoes.

    Rolly is still in some ways the same character he has always been, but the obsession with shoes he developed caused him to not care about his home or his friends. It always hurts me to see the main pups get separated, and I prefer to watch episodes where Lucky, Cadpig and Rolly all do stuff together.

    The ending, I felt, was a little awkward, when Scorch starting eating Cruella's shoes. I've always known plenty of dogs to do that, but not ferrets.

    Overall, a strong pair of episodes in one small package. They've earned my recommendation. I'm sure you won't regret it once you've watched them.

    "If anyone can scare off the Angel of Death, it's Cruella."

    -Eep! Hide me! "Snow Bounders"moreless
Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

voice of Lucky

Pat Corley

Pat Corley


Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

Colonel, Ed Pig

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Various Voices including Princess

Frank Welker

Frank Welker


Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • (Cruella notices one of her boots is chewed up.)
      Cruella: I wasn't aware you also kept alligators as pets.

    • Rolly: I'm famished, and you bring me stinky footwear? Please!
      Cadpig: It's the perfect snack! Did you want some dipping sauce?
      Rolly: I'd never chew shoes! I'm a gourmet. A kibble connesuir, don't you know. My taste buds are oh so divine.

    • Horace: Sure is a slow fireworks show.
      Jasper: When's the grand finale?

    • Pongo: Lucky, what are you doing here?
      Lucky: Surviving. We worked together to survive the blizzard. I told you we could do it!
      Pongo: You also dissobeyed me! You're all grounded for a week!
      Cadpig: That's cruel and unusual!
      Pongo: Oh, you'll survive it if you work together.

    • Cruella: Where's my purse?
      Lucky: She dropped it back where we started. Let's go find it.
      Spot: Are you nuts? In this gizzard-freezing blizzard? I'm staying here.
      Lucky: We've got to work together to get through this.
      Cadpig: He's right. We've got to prioritize. Survive now...bury him in blame later!

    • (A bear roars at Cruella)
      Cruella: I'm not in the mood.

    • Rolly: Do you think she's alright?
      Cadpig: If anyone can scare off the angel of death, it's Cruella.

    • Cruella: Get me out of here, you croutons!!! (the word, "croutons" echoes all over the place)
      Horace: She's over there!
      Jasper: No, she's over there!
      Horace: She's everywhere!

    • Rolly: What survival skill should we try first?
      Lucky: We can survive later. Right now, let's have some fun.

    • Lucky: Can we go, Dad? Pleeeaasse?
      Pongo: I'm sorry, Lucky. This trip is for doggly dogs, not pupply pups. You haven't developed the proper skills yet.
      Rolly: Well, at least you tried.
      Lucky: Hey, we're just getting started. We sneak along, prove we can survive in the wild, and BOOM! We're big enough to go camping!
      Cadpig: I admire your proactive spirit, Lucky, but if this goes wrong, you're taking the fall.

    • (After trying to tie Rolly up, Cadpig, Lucky and Spot get tied up)
      Spot: He's good, you gotta admit, he's good.

    • Rolly: But I don't know if I can be strong...and I don't know if I even want to.
      Lucky: You can do it, Rolly, your friends are here to lend you emotional support...and to truss you up like a holiday turkey!

    • Rolly: Come on. Help me pull this thing loose.
      Spot: I thought you were too much of a gourmet to chew shoes.
      Rolly: I'm not gonna chew it. I'm gonna fetch it to Cruella. Maybe my good deed will earn me a hand-up.
      Cadpig: Yeah, and maybe the tooth fairy will fly away to Lollypop Land and get a cavity.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The episode 'Snow Bounders' marks the second and last time that it snows at the Dearly Farm. The first time was in the episode 'A Christmas Cruella'.


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