Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kids

Season 1 Episode 11

The Parrot Caper

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Nov 17, 1973 on NBC
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The Parrot Caper
The Kids are enjoying a picnic when Mr. Socrates calls them on a special mission: they are to pick up a special parrot that used to belong to a deceased scientist and deliver it to Switzerland. The parrot has memorized half of a secret formula, his twin brother has the other half and the parrots muct be reunited in order to deliver the entire thing. When they arrive in Switzerland an enemy scientist's assistants switch the parrot on Wally and give him a sickly looking coocoo bird. But without his brother the parrot canot give the scientist the formula, so he has his assistants follow the Kids and get him. The Kids to go their contact and pick up the other parrot and hide them in their cabin, intending to switch it for the coocoo bird when the assistants come. When the assistants pick up the coocoo bird, the Kids chase him on skis. Wally falls behind due to his inability to ski, and Steffy and Merilee crash into each other. The assistants try to derail Butch with a carreening rock, which Butch misses, calling Merilee and asking her to rent a helicopter and trail him to the hideout. When the assistants get back to the hideout, they reveal they were tricked with the coocoo bird, and as te scientist is scolding them Butch sneaks in and takes the parrot back. After a heart-rendering escape in which he risks his life jumping over a steep gorge, the finally reunite the two parrot, only to find out that since their master was Japanese, the formula is in Japanese as well!moreless

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