Season 1 Episode 43

Gruel and Unusual Punishment

Aired Weekdays 12:00 PM Dec 04, 1990 on



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Rebecca: I'm touched you tried so hard, Baloo. But appearances don't matter. It's what's inside that counts.
      Baloo: Then I'm gonna get as much inside as I can! (starts eating)

    • Rebecca: You don't have to be slim and trim to be a great pilot. The way I look at it, the more you weigh, the more of you there is to order around.
      Baloo: Yeah! Huh!?

    • Kit: I hope Baloo's lost a lot of weight.
      Wildcat: Oh, not too much - I had an aunt who lost two thousand pounds and she was MISERABLE!
      Kit: Two thousand pounds!?
      Wildcat Yeah, her car was stolen.

    • Kit: Do you ALWAYS start a diet with a double order of guacamole tacos?
      Baloo: You wouldn't want me to lose weight on an empty stomach, would you?

    • Baloo: Ho, ho. Wait 'til Rebecca gets a load of me in this! So suave, so debonair, so, so, uh (struggles to get tuxedo on), so ---
      Kit: Fat!
      Baloo: Urgh, not fat. Just, urgh (gets tuxedo buttoned), well upholstered.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • When Baloo asks for a second helping of steam in the dining hall he says, "Please sir, can I have some more?", a classic line spoken by the title character in Oliver.

    • Character: Elizabeth Taper

      This character's name is probably a pun on Elizabeth Taylor.

    • The episode title is a spoof of the saying "Cruel and Unusual Punishment"