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Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers

Season 2 Episode 34

It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!

Aired Unknown Dec 22, 1989 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!
Dale finds a meteorite that gives him amazing powers and decides to use it to his advantage by becoming a superhero dedicated to doing good.

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    Peter Cullen

    Peter Cullen

    Officer Kirby/ Officer Muldoon/ Mepps/Crook/ Alphonse

    Recurring Role

    Corey Burton

    Corey Burton

    Red-haired Scientist, TV Camera Man, Fireman/Dale, Zipper, Mole, Snout

    Recurring Role

    Jim Cummings

    Jim Cummings

    Brown-Bearded scientist. Dr. Hibbleman. Crook, Poodle with sweater, Flamethrowing cop/Monterey Jack, Professor Norton Nimbul, Fat Cat, Sergeant Spinelli, Wart, Stan, Blather

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Continuity blip: When the news bulletin concerning the disappearance of the monuments shows that the sphinx is missing, we see plain sand. It was shown in 'Throw Mummy from the Train' that there is a pit containing diamonds underneath the statue.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Dale: Y'know, now you guys know my secret identity, you can all be my sidekicks. Every superhero needs sidekicks, y'know, for comic relief.
        (Chip loops the loop, causing Dale to hit his head)
        Dale: Yowch! What was that for?
        Chip: Just a little 'comic relief'.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Superhero Allusions: *The episode title is an allusion to the old Superman radio series, which opened with the line "Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!" Dale also briefly considers calling himself "Supermunk", in reference to the hero.
        *Dale's stretching powers are similar to that of the DC Comics heroes Plastic Man and Elongated Man, and the Marvel Comics hero Mr. Fantastic.
        *Dale refers to himself as "an idol of millions", which is what Marvel Comics hero The Thing often calls himself.
        *The premise of a superhero's enemy having the same powers as he does is similar to the Superman villain Bizarro, and the Spider-Man villain Venom.

      • Seymour: I shot a chipmunk in the air. And where he fell, I do not care.

        This couplet parodies the first two lines of Longfellow's poem "The Arrow and the Song":
        I shot an arrow into the air,
        It fell to earth, I knew not where

      • It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!: title pun

        the title is a pun on the phrase: Look! up in the sky! it's a bird! , it's a plane! , It's Superman! from the same comic series

      • Poodle: Looks like just the kind of Canine Crunchies us real dogs deserve!
        Canine Crunchies was the name of a dog food advertised on TV in the Disney movie 101 Dalmatians.