ThunderCats

Season 1 Episode 5

Old Friends

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Aug 19, 2011 on Cartoon Network
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The ThunderCats accompany Panthro to Cloud Peak Mine to search for Thundrilium for the Thundertank. Along the way, Panthro and Grune's past is explored, from their first encounter to the reason behind Grune's betrayal.

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  • Old Friends

    9.5
    Old Friends was a superb episode of The Thundercats and I really enjoyed watching this episode because Panthro is back and it was interesting to watch him challenge Lion-O a little bit. In the end Panthro knew Lion-O was meant to be King of the Thundercats. It was great to see the back story of Panthro and Grune who helped Mumm-Ra escape his tomb. Hissarcophaguslooked very high tech and reminded me of the ones used by The Goa'uld on Stargate SG-1, and perhaps Sokar was based off Mumm-Ra a little? The new version of Trillium was neat. I look forward to more episodes of this awesome new series, The Thundercats !!!!!!!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Panthro has a tail in his training flashbacks...one that is mysteriously absent from both present scenes and the later flashbacks.

    • Villain Debut: The Driller

    • Tygra: What's a samoflange?

      This is a tongue in cheek in joke reference to a line in the original series and a blooper, where Panthro says something very similar, saying "Get your foot off of my samoflange." The rare bloopers reel, which is searchable on YouTube (as ThunderCats Blooper Reel), has some hilarious line reading sessions gone askew with the various cast members. In it, Panthro says the line, and Lion-O says "What the **** is a samoflange?!"

    • It is currently unknown how Panthro got that cut on his eye, or how Grune lost one of his fangs.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Panthro: You sure have a motley crew on your hands, kid. It's a miracle you survived this long without any adult supervision.
      Lion-O: We've been doing just fine under my command.
      Panthro: If you wanna stay alive, you're gonna have to listen to me!
      Lion-O: I'm the King now Panthro...
      Panthro: Ha!!! Could have fooled me... Your father? Now he was a leader.
      Cheetara: The King fought with his last breath, trying to save Thundera... In the end, Grune's betrayal was too much to overcome...
      Panthro: Grune... We've been inseparable every since that first day we met on the battlefield...

    • Panthro: I guess your father's sword wound up in the right hands after all. I served him proudly and you can expect the same.
      Lion-O: So you think that when we get to fix the ThunderTank, I can drive it?
      Panthro: Not a chance...my King.

    • Lion-O: (To Snarf and the ThunderCubs.) Wait for us here. We'll be back before dark.
      Panthro: If we don't all die first...

    • Grune: (Staring at a piece of Thundrillium crystal.) Thundrillium... The life blood of Mumm-ra's army... And it is under my control...

    • Tygra: (Mockingly, as he encourages Lion-O to talk Panthro, who is in a foul mood while repairing the ThunderTank.) Go on Lord of the ThunderCats... See if your loyal subject needs help fixing his tank... That is... Unless you're scared...
      Lion-O: Hey Panthro...
      Panthro: Go away! Can't you see I'm busy?!
      Lion-O: Oh come on!!! You really just going to ignore us forever?! What are you so grumpy about anyway?!
      Panthro: ... You're standing on my samoflange...
      Lion-O: (Shifting his weight.) Ah... Sorry... (Clears his throat.) Look, maybe I can help... I've dabbled in a little tech myself...
      Panthro: The ThunderTank's out of Thundrillium... Now I've got to risk my hide to get more at the Cloud Peak Mine...
      Lion-O: If you're going after Thundrillium, we're going with you... Panthro: Let me put this as respectfully as I can... No...
      Lion-O: I am the King now, General...
      Panthro: Fine... If you slow me down or get in my way, you're on your own. Any questions...?
      Tygra: What's a samoflange?

    • Lion-O: (Watching Panthro work on repairing the ThunderTank.) I thought he'd be smaller...
      Cheetara: I thought he'd be less spikey...

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