Krypto: the Superdog

Season 2 Episode 19

The Parrot and the Pirates

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Aired Weekdays 12:00 PM May 05, 2006 on Cartoon Network
8.9
out of 10
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The Parrot and the Pirates
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When a parrot named Blackbeak and his rat pirate crew cause trouble in Metropolis, Streaky and Stretch-O-Mutt team up to put a stop to them. It seems like an easy task, but Blackbeak's pendant holds a special power.

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  • Pretty entertaining change of pace adventure featuring Streaky and Stretch-O-Mutt starts out well, but loses a bit of steam toward the end. Still a very good episode.

    9.7
    Streaky intends to take the day off but instead ends up on a pirate ship with Stretch-O-Mutt, to reclaim crackers stolen by Blackbeak and his crew of rats. But as an overconfident Streaky prepares to mop up the deck with the crew, Blackbeak uses a magical pendant to steal his powers. But with Stretch-O-Mutt's help, they escape and are victorious over the pirates.

    This one starts out extremely well. Streaky and Stretch's banter is amusing and the setup is great up until Streaky loses his powers. It seems Blackbeak is going to be a truly menacing villain, and it's fun to watch the heroes make their escape, but unfortunately it fizzles some once Streaky and Stretch confront the parrot pirate at the climax. The pendant is introduced as a plot device to conveniently remove Streaky's powers so he'll need Stretch's help and then seems to be destroyed, and Streaky's powers restored, just as conveniently. With the problem easily resolved, the ending seems kind of abrupt. Stretch was good for some laughs, but much as I like the character, I think he's being overused a bit and some of his schtick is starting to wear a bit thin, at least for me, anyway.

    One thing I definitely liked, in contrast to the last time Streaky's powers were stolen (When Pegnuins Fly), Streaky was still very much involved in the action, even without his super powers, and he and Stretch worked well together.



    I hope I don't come off too negative. I ejoyed this episode as you can see from my rating, I just think it could have been better. Still, it's a good change of pace adventure with some good action and comedy.moreless
  • The intro to Blackbeak, who I don't think we'll be seeing more of...

    9.7
    Streaky's entire week has been rough. First it's Ignatius, then meteors, wildfires, and robotic bugs. Krypto, being generous, gives Streaky the day off, which he can no longer use to sleep after being awoken. He decides to head down to the docks, where he finds Stretch-O-Mutt guarding a shipment of crackers. Streaky, unfortunately, hides in the barrel when he sees a ship come in, and Stretch disguises himself in order to get onboard the ship with him. After having his powers taken away by Blackbeak's medallion, he has to chase the bird with Stretch-O-Mutt and recover his powers. And there's not much to worry about after that's said and done.



    While an interesting episode, I felt like it couldn't really be taken seriously. I would've liked it to be longer, or maybe just Streaky on his own. They've sort of been overusing Stretch-O-Mutt in season two, but it's fine for now. 9.7/10moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Streaky: (to Blackbeak) You may look like a pirate, captain, but when I get you home, you're gonna be nothing but a jailbird!

    • Streaky: Didn't you hear, cats have nine lives?
      Blackbeak: We've got eight more planks for you to walk!
      Blackbeak raises his feather but then stops after hearing something
      Female Voice: Yoo-Hooo!
      (Blackbeak and his pirate crew look behind streaky to find Stretch-O-Mutt but he has stretched himself into a Mermaid with long and puffy orange hair, eyelashes on her eyes and puffy red lips at the end of her (his) muzzle)
      Stretch-O-Mutt: Oh handsome pirates!
      (We get a close up of Stretch-O-Mutt's face, he purses his lips and flutters his eyes. He also does a "Come here" motion with her fingers, the pirate rats run to the Mermaid Stretch-O-Mutt but before they can get to the Mermaid, Stretch-O-Mutt stretches into some kind of huge Squid and scares off the rats. Blackbeak looks at the Squid like creature as Stretch-O-Mutt stretches back to normal)
      Blackbeak: It's only that ridiculous rubber mutt, you bilge rats!

    • (Streaky is at the docks. He pulls out of the barrel with water a fish and smells it. But then, Stretch-O-Mutt stretches his head behind him)
      Stretch-O-Mutt: Hands up, pussy cat!
      (Streaky panics and falls into the barrel with water. Stretch-O-Mutt laughs)
      Streaky: (frowned) Stretch-O-Mutt! What're you doing here?
      Stretch-O-Mutt: (stretches his paw around Streaky's neck) I'm a guard dudent. (pulls Streaky out of the barrel) I'm protecting the barrels of crackers. (puts Streaky on a barrel with crackers)
      Streaky: You're guarding against cracker crooks?
      Stretch-O-Mutt: Sure. Haven't you heard? (stretches into an old man) They're the reports of a mysterious ship appearing off to the fog. When it passes, our shipments of cheese and crackers disappear like magic.
      Streaky: Don't try to spook me. That's all superstitious. (jumps down) If we work, black cats would never get out of bed in the morning.
      Stretch-O-Mutt: (stretches back to normal and stretches his head again towards Streaky) Does that mean you'll help me guard these snacks?
      Streaky: (stares at him with a frown) Sorry, Stretch-O. It is my day off.

    • Streaky: First, there was Monday with Ignatius freezing Metropolis with his freeze ray. Then there was Tueday when we had to stop a meteor shower. Wednesday was a wildfire, and don't even get me started on Thursday's giant robotic bug from outer space...

    • Streaky: Yeah, whatever fancy-feathers. Either turn this ship around this instant, or me and my friend will mop the poop deck with ya!
      Stretch-O-Mutt: (Turns into a mop) Yeah, mop the poop deck!
      Blackbeak: (laughs) The two of you against all of us. That'll be the deal.
      Streaky: Oh ya? Watch this! (Grabs an anchor and stretches it)

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