Season 1 Episode 32

Return of the Driller

Aired Daily 5:00 PM Nov 05, 1985 on
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Episode Summary

Driller, Mumm-Ra's servant who captured Panthro for him in Spitting Image, returns to aid Mumm-Ra once again. His job this time is to drill a hole from the Cat's Lair to the Acid lake, allowing the acid to flow in and eat away at the lair. The Thundercats set out to find the one substance that neutralizes the acid.moreless

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Earle Hyman

Earle Hyman

Panthro, Redeye, Ancient Spirits of Evil, Grune The Destroyer, Captian Cracker, Hammerhand, Cruncher

Lynne Lipton

Lynne Lipton

Cheetara, Wilykit, Mandora, Luna, Warrior Maidens

Doug Preis

Doug Preis

Lynx-O, Guardian of the Book of Omens

Earl Hammond

Earl Hammond

Jaga, Mumm-Ra, Tug-Mug, Vultureman, Ratar-O, Snowman, Hachiman, Ro-Bear Berbils, Top-Spinner, Claudus

Larry Kenney

Larry Kenney

voice of Lion-O / Jackalman

Peter Newman

Peter Newman

Tygra, Wilykat, Monkian, Bengali, Alluro, Capt. Shiner

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Goof: When Mumm-Ra first takes the hourglass all the sand is at the bottom. When he flips it over most of the sand is still at the bottom.

    • The Driller requires diamonds to prevent his drill point from growing dull.

    • Goof: When Lion-O is being held by the giant worm, his arms are pinned. He is only able to draw the sword out and hold it in his left hand. But when it jumps to him actually shouting "Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats Ho," it shows both hands holding the sword. Then after the eye opens and summons the other ThunderCats, the next shot of Lion-O shows the sword is back in the clawshield again.

    • When the ThunderTank stalls, Lion-O gets out of the front seat and goes back to check it. When he doesn't come back after awhile, Snarf goes up to look for him. He only looks forward before telling Panthro that Lion-O is gone without looking in the direction that actually Lion-O went.

    • Mumm-Ra used an hourglass to time how long it would take for the acid to destroy Cats Lair. When the hourglass ran out, however, he said that his time had run out and he returned to his sarcophagus.

    • The Thundertank uses cutters and pincers for the first time. This is also the first time the tank uses an electric discharge and the lifting arms.

    • Sponge cloud is the only substance which can neutralize the acid from acid lake.

    • The Driller is unable to move if his drill point goes dull.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Wilykit: Look out, Wilykat, you'll fall.
      Wilykat: (falls) You made me do that, Wilykit.
      Wilykit: No I didn't. You fell because you broke the law.
      Wilykat: Broke the law? Which law?
      Wilykit: The law of gravity.

    • (Watching the ThunderKittens gather apples in his cauldron)
      Mumm-Ra: How very charming. What a tranquil scene. The ThunderCats romp and play unmolested on my planet. I shall soon put an end to this frivolity.

    • Mumm-Ra: I am the immortal one, yet they survive every ordeal, but now their time is running out.

    • Panthro: At least we're out of Rockmen country.
      Lion-O: But we're still in the woods. Most of the giant insects feed at night...
      Snarf: And me without my bug spray mreerow!

  • NOTES (2)


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