101 Dalmatians: The Series

Season 1 Episode 7

Swine Song / Watch for Falling Idols

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Oct 25, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Lucky told Thunderbolt that they met at the Grutely County Fair. However, he's refering to the episode, "Close But No Cigar", which aired after this episode.

  • Quotes

    • Director: (about Lucky) What is this? Some kind of miniature cow?
      Roger: That, sir, is a puppy.
      Director: Ah, we'll make it work!

    • Rolly: I think I'm in love.
      Lucky: In love? With Dumpling?
      Rolly: It all happened like Cadpig said, so it must be love.
      Spot: Maybe it's just gas.

    • Dumpling: Mirror, mirror, in the sty, no-one's more gorgeouser then I!

    • (After watching a romance film)
      Cadpig: (crying) That was so sentimental.
      Rolly: Give me a break.
      Lucky: Or a barf bag.

    • (Rolly's wearing a very weird costume.)
      Rolly: I can't see.
      Spot: That makes you the luckiest one here.

    • (Rolly is showing his love to Dumpling; Cadpig provides the poetry for him.)
      Cadpig: Oh, Dumpling, beloved...
      Rolly: Oh, Dumpling, you mudhead!
      Spot: He's dead.
      Cadpig: Uh... uh... your eyes are limpet pools, and your lips are cherries.
      Rolly: Your eyes are lizard drool, and your lips are hairy!
      Cadpig: (disgusted with Rolly's flubbing) No, no, you doofus!
      Rolly: No, no, you doofus!
      Spot: Oh sure, he gets that one right!

    • Cadpig: Have you never felt the pangs of Toujour L'amour?
      Rolly: I pulled a groin once.
      Lucky: I had ringworm.
      Spot: Does moulting count?

  • Notes

    • Cynde Clark and Steve Granat were nominated for the 1998 Annie Award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production" for this episode.

    • The episode 'Swine Song' is referred to in the episode 'Spot's Fairy God-Chicken'.

    • In this episode, we learn that Rolly has a hearing problem.

  • Allusions

    • Cadpig attempting to tell Rolly exactly what to say so that he can successfully woo Dumpling is a reference to the 1897 play, Cyrano de Bergerac.

    • In '101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure', the plot involving the main pup discovering his hero is a fraud is borrowed from 'Watch for Falling Idols'.

    • Rolly: I pulled a groin once. – This is likely a reference to the episode 'Home is Where the Bark Is', where Rolly had pulled a groin muscle in that episode.

    • Lucky: I saw all of your movies: 'Indiana Bones', 'Dog Star Wars', 'First Bloodhound'...
      Those are spoofs on the George Lucas movies, Indiana Jones and Star Wars, and the Ted Kothceff film First Blood.