Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

Season 1 Episode 23

Operation Birdbrain

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Dec 06, 1969 on CBS

Episode Recap

After another failure at catching Yankee Doodle Pigeon Dick Dastardly decides the Vulture Squadron must learn to think like a pigeon. In the next morning we see them using nests as beds and eating bird seed. Klunk says that he dreamed to be a chicken and Zilly says he dreamed to be a woodpecker and woke up pecking the kitchen table. Their first plan thinking like a pigeon consists in using a bird shaped airplane and trying to hit Yankee Doodle Pigeon with what seems to be a giant egg. The egg landed in a set of mountains whose shape allowed it to get back in the sky and hit the squadron. Later they were flying in a birdhouse shaped plane and trying to hit the pigeon with a machine gun shooting popcorn. When they flew right above the chimneys of a factory the corn popped inside the plane, ruining their plan. Later we see Dastardly asking Klunk what their new airplane has to do with pigeons and he explains the pigeon they must catch is a messenger and messengers deliver things in mail boxes so he made their new airplane look like a giant mail box. Once they approach the pigeon, Dastardly opens the mail box and invites Yankee Doodle Pigeon to take a rest. The pigeon recognizes them and flees. Their attempts at catching him result in they crashing on a train. After this new failure the General calls Dastardly and says he has sent them a leader who actually thinks like a bird. This leader happens to be a parrot.
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