Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

Season 1 Episode 31

Have Plane Will Travel

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Jan 03, 1970 on CBS

Episode Recap

The Vulture Squadron is, once again, trying to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon. Dastardly says they'll catch him even if they have to chase him through the ends of Earth, to which Klunk replies saying they've done it last time. they crash inside a packing plant. A telephone rings from a ham package. It's the General, who transfer the squadron to another base of operations. The new base turns out to be a small island with a few palm trees and, as Dastardly points out, a lot of seagulls. Zilly says that at least they don't deliver messages. Dick was also happy about it until Yankee Doodle Pigeon shows up. Klunk then makes an airplane of some trees and vines and the Vulture Squadron flies again - not before losing the landing gear. They try to hit the pigeon by throwing coconuts on him but they hit a cloud which throws the coconuts back to the airplane, destroying it. All that's left is a boat made of the remains and some oars the squadron uses to get back to the island. Their next attempt comsisted of a sail plane. they then tried to hit the pigeon with an harpoon. When the harpoon was hammered out the plane, not only they missed the target but also wrecked the plane. Dastardly says at least they don't need any oar because of the sail, but Muttley accidentally destroys it, forcing him to push their way back to the island by swimming. Klunk then uses a palm tree as catapult to send them after the pigeon in a small plane. When Dastardly asks how will they remain in the air, Klunk tells him to spin the fan, but Dick tells him there's none. Klunk forgot to put one, causing them to fall again. Klunk now says they must swim their way back to the island. When Dastardly asks for a reason to do so, Klunk points four - sharks. Their next plan consists of a giant kite keeping Dastardy and Muttley in the sky waiting for the pigeon. The plan would succed, but Klunk and Zilly, who were supposed to keep holding the kite rope on the ground, were distracted by a funny-looking bird and let them loose in the sky. Dick orders Muttley to do something. He cuts the rope causing them to fall and Dastardly to give them a doghouse medal because he would be locked there. Furious, Dastardly tells Klunk to invent a new way to hunt the pigeon. It satrts to rain, causing Klunk to think at something. He decided to lasso the cloud, causing Dick to think the pressure finally drove Klunk to insanity but the cloud lifts the island in the sky. They were chasing the pigeon in the floating island until it rains, causing the cloud to disappear and the island to fall. The squadron now had to sit in the top of the palm trees. A telephone falls from the shy with help from a parachute. The General tells them they're going to a really pigeon-free place. At first, they believe the General is right about having no pigeons in Moon, only to be scared by the presence of Yankee Doodle Pigeon. After they run away, some local inhabitants comment about how crazy Earth folks are.