Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

Season 1 Episode 28

Too Many Kooks

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Dec 20, 1969 on CBS

Episode Recap

The Vulture Squadron is implementing another plan of Klunk in order to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon. They send a mechanical hawk after him. The hawk catches a rock and brings it to their airplane, which Klunk can't prevent, since the remote control's button is stuck. After this other fall, Dastardly says he will no longer try any of Klunk's ideas. Zilly says he has one idea of his own: get away from there, but Dastardly "volunteers" him to devise their new plan to catch the pigeon. Zilly devises the operation bean bag. While in the air, Zilly explains the plan. They all are holding a rope that holds a heavy bag of beans. Once the pigeon is under the bag, they drop it on him. Dastardly was too far from him to understand Zilly's instructions and asks someone to repeat but Klunk's gibberish and Muttley's "woof"s aren't something he understands. When it was time to drop the bag, Dastardly kept holding the bean bag and it pulls him away from the plane. Muttley saves him and asks a medal but instead Dastardly gives him the "honor" of making their newest plan to catch the pigeon. Muttley develops a bird dog sensing device and places it on a dog-house-shaped airplane. Unfortunately the device causes the airplane to ignore the pigeon and chase a cat to a tree. Dastardly decides to use the policy of if you want something to be done right, do it by yourself and invents an airplane with a jaw to catch the pigeon. When they were trying to put it on air, the motors started failing and they had to push it. The plane departs without them and comes back to swallow the squadron back to their places. Finally on the air, they try to "eat" the pigeon when the plane motors fail again and Dastardly orders the squadron to jump the plane and push it again, despite the fact they were on the air. (granted, if it was all like in real life the plane would already fall but they started falling anyway and even Dastardly admitted he did something stupid) While they were falling, the General phones them and says he developed special planes for them. The "planes" were a ride from a park named Kiddyland and the pigeon laughs at them.
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