Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars

Season 1 Episode 2

A Fistful of Simoleans

Aired Unknown Sep 08, 1992 on
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Episode Summary

A Fistful of Simoleans
With the help of Willy DuWitt, Bucky O'Hare and his crew manage to repair the damaged photon accelerator and escape in the nick of time. They journey to Warren, and find it in ruins, discovering that the Toad Empire has found a way to change the climates of planets. Meanwhile, the Toad Air Marshall enlists the services of mercenary Al Negator to steal the clearance codes for the satellite defense system of Genus. Also, Bruce's brother Bruiser joins the crew, while back on Earth, Willy attempts to avoid getting beaten up by promising to help school bully Doug McKenna do the big science project.moreless

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    Scott McNeil

    Scott McNeil

    Deadeye Duck / Frax

    Jay Brazeau

    Jay Brazeau

    Additional Voices

    Richard Newman

    Richard Newman

    Komplex / Toadborg

    Garry Chalk

    Garry Chalk

    Al Negator / Commander Dogstar

    Doug Parker

    Doug Parker

    Bucky O'Hare

    Dale Wilson

    Dale Wilson


    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (7)

      • Goof: When the Righteous Indignation flies into the toad mothership, the "mouth" closes. However it closes with the top portion coming down and the lower portion remaining static. This is in contrast to the beginning of "War of the Warts" wherein the mothership's mouth opens via the bottom part swinging down and the top part not moving.

      • Goof: Willy's helmet is a Bruce mask in this episode. Since this is supposed to be part of Bruce's battle suit, one wonders if Bruce was in the habit of wearing an exact replica of his own face as a helmet. Later episodes however depict Willy wearing a different mask.

      • Goof: Tinker's outfit changes during the scene in his office with Al. When he's sitting behind his desk, he's wearing a red shirt and blue pants. But when he gets up to open the secret passage and gets knocked out by Al, he's suddenly wearing an all-red jumpsuit. Then when Wolf kneels down to examine him, he's back to wearing the red shirt and blue pants again.

      • A sign for an amusement park on Warren reads "Rabbit Layland."

      • While escaping from the toads at the beginning, Bucky tells Jenny to bring all their engines to full power. There is no mention of the two that were destroyed during the pursuit through the asteroid field in the previous episode.

      • Goof: Andy Phibian says he's from TTN (The Toad Network), but both his microphone and press badge say TTV (Toad TV).

      • During the recap of the previous episode, the narrator refers to Deadeye as a former space pirate. But nothing of Deadeye's criminal past was ever mentioned in the first episode.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • (Willy stares down Doug McKenna, Jeff and Mark)
        Doug: So what's it gonna be, egghead?
        Willy: I said my choice of weapons. And I choose... this! (he whips out a diagram)
        Doug: You want me to beat you up with a piece of paper?!

      • Commander Dogstar: (entering Tinker's spy shop) By the authority invested in me by the Security Council of the United Animals Coalition I do hereby.
        Wolf: He's out cold, Commander. Somebody got to him before us.

      • Jenny: There's something about this Al Negator that makes my hair stand on end.
        Deadeye: That's 'cuz he be a Sleazasaur, and I ain't never heard nothin' good said of no Sleazasaur.
        Bucky: Well, and I know folks who say that about pirates, too.

      • Toad Air Marshall: Five-thousand simoleans?! That's extortion! That's blackmail!
        Al Negator: (laughs) Of course. Two of my specialties.

    • NOTES (5)

      • Several scenes and elements are different in the original script of the episode versus the final aired version:
        On Warren, Bucky and his crew encounter a group of Stormtoads who attack them and then run away after mistaking Willy - in his battle suit - for a Berserker Baboon. This deleted sequence could possibly explain why Willy is suddenly further away from the group when he discovers the busted toad communicator.
        When coming to arrest Tinker, Dogstar and Wolf are accompanied by Rumble Bee, Digger McSquint and Pitstop Pete (referred to in the script as "Robot," "Mole," and "Pitbull") and the group has to fight their way through a maze of weapons and traps, including a reprogrammed Guardroid, before reaching Tinker's office. Presumably for time constraints, the sequence was apparently never animated, and instead of what would become their usual crew Dogstar and Wolf are accompanied by a nameless canine subordinate.
        The name given to Dogstar's ship is the Manifest Destiny, not the Indefatigable.
        The scene where Willy challenges Doug McKenna to do the science project with him is slightly different than it is in the completed episode: instead of showing Doug a diagram of the computerized skateboard which Doug then crumples up, Willy draws the diagram on a chalkboard.

      • Toad Borg could have possibly appeared in the 5 issue adaptation of the original graphic novel. He appeared only on one page with no dialogue as a mystery character secretly observing Jenny on a monitor screen. His appearance was also different to his cartoon character.

      • Both Dog Star and Wolf appeared in the original comic but they had no dialogue and there was no mention of their names or of being the crew of the Indefatigable.

      • First appearance of Dog Star, Wolf, Bruiser, Al Negator and Toadborg.

      • When the episode originally aired it featured an opener segment showing a toad reporter, Andy Phibian, reporting live to a toad audience regarding Bucky's situation. Frix and Frax appear behind him and make goofy faces at the camera, and then are startled by something offscreen and run away. Although in the original script Frix and Frax did not appear in this scene, the Air Marshall did, snatching the microphone from Andy and talking into it himself, so perhaps they were reacting to him approaching. In any event, the scene is curiously absent from the episode on the recent DVD release of the show, although the similar opener in the next episode - where Andy attempts to interview Toadborg - remains intact.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)