- List of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers episodes
This is an episode list for Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, an American animated series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters Chip 'n Dale in a new setting. The series premiered on the Disney Channel on March 4, 1989, having aired the first produced episode, "Catteries Not Included," as a preview on August 27, 1988. The final episode aired on November 19, 1990.
In the fall of 1990, a live-action educational film/video was made entitled The Great Quake Hazard Hunt were Rescue Rangers Chip and Dale, along with their friends, show children how to prepare for earthquakes. (The characters were portrayed by actors in character costumes made for the Disney theme parks and other live appearances.)
In the fall of 1991, another live-action educational film/video was made entitled Rescue Rangers Fire Safety Adventure were Rescue Rangers Chip and Dale, along with their friends, must foil the plans of Fat Cat as he leaves a trail of fire hazards throughout the fire station and neighboring bank.
When the show moved to daily syndication, it premiered with a two-hour movie special, Rescue Rangers: To the Rescue, which was later broken up into five-parts for the weekday run. Although it illustrates how the Rescue Rangers became a team, and was chronologically "first" in the fiction of the show, it was not the first episode produced.
Notable merchandise based on the series include two DVD episode sets covering the entire show in two different regions, three video games, a short run comic book series, and a line of McDonald's Happy Meal toys.
Season Episodes Originally aired Season premiere Season finale 1 13 March 4, 1989 May 21, 1989 2 47 September 15, 1989 May 2, 1990 3 5 September 10, 1990 November 19, 1990
Season 1 (1989)
# # Title Original airdate 1 1 "Piratsy Under the Seas" March 4, 1989 The Rangers discover a sunken pirate ship and a huge cargo of gold, along with a crew of rats who have forgotten about the life above the surface. 2 2 "Catteries Not Included" March 5, 1989 A little girl is looking for her kitten, Spunky, and the Rescue Rangers are on the case. The trail leads to Nimnul's laboratory, where the professor is kidnapping cats and using them to generate lightning bolts by building up a charge of static electricity in their fur. 3 3 "Dale Beside Himself" March 12, 1989 A trio of shape-changing aliens from the planet Fleeblebrox are vacationing on Earth. When it's time to leave, one of them, Ditz, decides to remain behind by tricking Dale into switching places with him. 4 4 "Flash the Wonder Dog" March 19, 1989 To bring down beloved television star Flash the Wonder Dog, Fat Cat and his henchmen dress up in his costume and perform random acts of badness. Soon, the town is buzzing with bad vibes for Flash and the studio is replacing the canine with his cockatoo sidekick. Meanwhile, Dale gets a sobering meeting with his TV hero. 5 5 "Out to Launch" March 26, 1989 The Rangers go to watch the launch of a space shuttle, but unfortunately Chip and Dale get trapped in a spacesuit in orbit, forcing the other rangers to attempt a launch of their own. 6 6 "Kiwi's Big Adventure" April 2, 1989 The Rangers lose the Ranger Plane to a tribe of kiwi birds. In their attempt to get it back, Dale pretends to have broken his toe to receive affection from Gadget. 7 7 "Adventures in Squirrelsitting" April 9, 1989 While trying to recover the stolen Maltese Mouse from Fat Cat, the Rangers accidentally wreak havoc in the home of a squirrel with two daughters. While the mother repairs the damage, the Rangers take care of the girls. The eldest, Tammy, develops a crush on Chip. She decides to prove herself to her hero by sneaking into Fat Cat's hideout and recovering the priceless statue herself. 8 8 "Pound of the Baskervilles" April 16, 1989 MacDuff enlists the Rescue Rangers (with a little help from Sureluck Jones) to find the will that proves the old family mansion rightfully belongs to his master, Roger. 9 9 "Risky Beesness" April 23, 1989 Irwina Allen uses her control of bees to steal a swarm and plot her takeover of the world of rock and roll. The queen bee appeals to Zipper and the other Rangers for help. 10 10 "Three Men and a Booby" April 30, 1989 A mad egg collector attempts to collect the egg of a mother Booby Bird, and the rangers attempt to help reunite her with her baby. 11 11 "The Carpetsnaggers" May 7, 1989 The homes of the wealthy are being robbed by flying carpets under the control of Professor Nimnul. 12 12 "Bearing Up Baby" May 14, 1989 While on a camping trip, the Rangers find themselves watching over a little boy named Jeremy, who's also being watched over by Humphrey the Bear. 13 13 "Parental Discretion Retired" May 21, 1989 Monty's father Cheddarhead Charlie comes to visit, and tries to help the Rangers stop Fat Cat's latest scheme.
Season 2 (1989–1990)
# # Title Original airdate 14 1 "To the Rescue (Part 1)" September 15-17, 1989 (varied by market) A heartless tycoon named Aldrin Klordane and his pet cat, Fat Cat, frame police detective, Donald Drake, and his canine companion, Plato, for stealing a priceless ruby. While the human police try to get Drake to confess to the crime, a pair of chipmunks named Chip and Dale help Plato find the real culprits. 15 2 "To the Rescue (Part 2)" September 15-17, 1989 (varied by market) In their attempt to get the ruby back, Chip and Dale follow Fat Cat to a Chinese laundry, and later a fishing boat, where they befriend a fat Australian mouse named Monterey Jack and his housefly companion, Zipper (who are on the fishing boat to get the latest shipment of cheese). 16 3 "To the Rescue (Part 3)" September 15-17, 1989 (varied by market) While Klordane and Fat Cat head for Glacier Bay, Chip and Dale follow Monterey Jack and Zipper to the home of Monty's old traveling partner Geegaw, but must deal with Monty's "cheese attacks" (hypnotic spells that occur whenever Monty sees or smells cheese) and an elaborate security system set up by Geegaw's daughter, Gadget. 17 4 "To the Rescue (Part 4)" September 15-17, 1989 (varied by market) The Rangers return to the city, where Prof Ninmul has transported a glacier to, so it can be crushed and transported underground. The Rangers also finds themselves having to save Plato from the animal shelter. 18 5 "To the Rescue (Part 5)" September 15-17, 1989 (varied by market) The Rangers discover Klordane and Nimnul's plot to create an underground earthquake via a giant gelatin mould, and they are the only ones who can stop them. 19 6 "A Lad in a Lamp" October 3, 1989 Fat Cat attempts to get hold of a magic lamp, but it falls into the hands of Monterey Jack instead. After Monty alienates the other Rangers by his greed, the genie tricks him into switching places, just as Fat Cat finds the lamp. 20 7 "The Luck Stops Here" October 6, 1989 A failing inventor who believes that all his troubles are due to bad luck alone is aided by the Rangers. Gadget, however, learns that the inventor's cat has been sabotaging his inventions. 21 8 "Battle of the Bulge" October 9, 1989 Monty's weight problem encourages the Rangers to go on diets and to exercise more frequently. Meanwhile, Fat Cat is hiring Jamaican fruit bats to steal jewels for him. 22 9 "Ghost of a Chance" October 10, 1989 While visiting the Tower of London on a quest to stop Fat Cat, the Rangers meet up with the ghost of one of Monty's ancestors, Sir Colby. Monty then learns that Sir Colby isn't as brave as he's made out to be. 23 10 "An Elephant Never Suspects" October 11, 1989 The Rangers investigate a peanut shortage at the zoo. When the leader of the zoo's elephants accuses the Rangers of stealing the peanuts, the Rangers must find the real thief in order to clear their names. 24 11 "Fake Me to Your Leader" October 12, 1989 Professor Nimnul uses his Gigantico Gun on some pillbugs, and an unwitting Zipper, as part of his plan to fake an alien attack and extort lots of gold for "spaceship fuel". 25 12 "Last Train to Cashville" October 13, 1989 When Dale stays up all night, he's too tired to help the other Rangers with tracking down a stolen toy train the next day and ends up sleepwalking. 26 13 "A Case of Stage Blight" October 16, 1989 The Rangers attend a human opera and discover it is being sabotaged. The culprit is the alligator Sewernose de Bergerac, who plots to replace the lead in the opera. 27 14 "The Case of the Cola Cult" October 17, 1989 While test-driving the Ranger-mobile, the Rangers stumble across a group of soda-worshipping mice who call themselves the Cola Cult. But it soon becomes clear that the Cult's leaders are exploiting its members, stealing everything they donate. A sub-plot for this episode involves Gadget losing confidence in herself after several of her inventions fail. 28 15 "Throw Mummy From the Train" October 18, 1989 At the tomb of King Nutun-Khamun, an archeologist finds the ring to unlock the diamonds of the Sphinx of Inka-dinka-do. His greedy assistant Wexler steals the ring and eludes the mummy assigned to guard it, Hiram. Wexler tries to hide the ring and Dale gets it for a while, putting the Rangers on the case. 29 16 "A Wolf in Cheap Clothing" October 19, 1989 Prof Nimnul is using a shape-shifting device to trade places with a wolf. While Nimnul robs homes as a wolf, the human-turned wolf experiences the downtown nightlife. 30 17 "Robocat" October 20, 1989 A junkman builds a mechanical guard-cat. When it breaks down, Gadget fixes it and makes it friendly. Fat Cat finds out about this and plots to reprogram the cat for his own ends. 31 18 "Does Pavlov Ring a Bell?" November 2, 1989 Professor Nimnul trains lab rats to follow the maze that mimics the city's underground tunnels in order to use them as a navigation system for his bank-robbing super-rat robot. The team befriends two rats, Sparky and Buzz. Meanwhile, the battle between Chip and Dale for Gadget's attention begins to get ugly. 32 19 "Prehysterical Pet" November 3, 1989 Dale's discovery of a rodent-sized space-travelling stegosaurus is certainly a surprise to the Rangers; and when the diminutive dinosaur suddenly begins to grow in size and lose intelligence, the rangers have to save him. 33 20 "A Creep in the Deep" November 13, 1989 The Rangers are spurred into action by a rash of bizarre attacks on seafood shipments and restaurants. After some research, they find that the attacks are being led by a fish by the name of Captain Fin, who has modified a sunken submarine so that it holds water, allowing Captain Fin and his crew to traverse on land. 34 21 "Normie's Science Project" November 14, 1989 Professor Nimnul designs a super-weapon that levels cities with mega-amplified sound. However, his nephew Normie borrows the "molecular sound amplifier", the main part of the weapon, for the school science project. 35 22 "Seer No Evil" November 15, 1989 While at a carnival, the Rangers meet a fortune-telling moth named Cassandra, who predicts that Chip will be killed "before the next sun rises". On learning that one of the carnival members is a crook who is using his monkey accomplice to rob the homes of those people who have won prizes at his booth, the Rangers must find a way to solve the case while keeping Chip out of harm's way. 36 23 "Chipwrecked Shipmunks" November 16, 1989 When the Rangers are shipwrecked on an island, Gadget and Chip try to find a way off the island before a hurricane hits while Monterey Jack and Dale find treasure. The pirate rats then come to the island to search for the treasure that Dale and Monterey Jack found. 37 24 "When Mice Were Men" November 17, 1989 Monty gets invited over Tramplonia, Spain, where he is regarded as a hero for defeating a vicious bull. Truth is, Monty didn't defeat the bull with his bare hands. 38 25 "Chocolate Chips" November 20, 1989 A mad chocolate lover employs mosquitoes loaded with drugs to make the locals easily hypnotizeable and make them unknowningly work night shifts at his chocolate factory, and Dale is the only member of the Rangers unaffected by the drugs. 39 26 "The Last Leprechaun" November 21, 1989 The Rangers crash-land in Ireland and are tricked by Darby Spree, King of the Leprechauns, into helping him rescue his fellow leprechauns from their enslavement to a banshee. 40 27 "Weather or Not" November 22, 1989 Professor Nimnul's weather machine vs. Monterey Jack's weather-predicting tail. 41 28 "One-Upsman-Chip" November 23, 1989 While Fat Cat plots to steal the world's biggest pearl from a tank guarded by a vicious shark, Chip and Dale engage in a war of practical jokes that ends with Dale in Fat Cat's clutches. 42 29 "Shell Shocked" November 24, 1989 The Rangers attempt to enjoy a day at the beach is nearly ruined by Chip's micromanagement style, so Dale is made leader for the day, just before the group discovers that the beach's crabs are having their shells stolen. 43 30 "Love is a Many Splintered Thing" December 18, 1989 While trying to stop a group of antique store thieves, Monterey Jack becomes entranced by the smell of perfume. After the bust, Monty confesses that he was once in love with a female rat named Desiree D'Allure (who wore perfume when he first met her), but stood her up on her wedding day after getting a cheese attack and going after a cheese truck. When Desiree returns, Monty is still in love with her, but Chip thinks Desiree is using Monty, prompting Monty to leave the Rescue Rangers. 44 31 "Song of the Night 'n Dale" December 19, 1989 The Rangers' new vehicle, the Ranger Wing, accidentally takes them to the Himalayas, where they come to the aid of the emperor's songbird, Chirp Sing. It appears that the gentle emperor is going insane, while his greedy sister plots to sell the valley to developers. The Rangers must discover what is really going on and turn the tables on the scheming Su Lin. 45 32 "Double O'Chipmunk" December 20, 1989 Dale and Zipper decide to emulate their heroes, Dirk Suave (Double 'O Super-Spy) and Odd Shoe, and soon become involved in a real spy caper. 46 33 "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" December 21, 1989 Gadget is tricked by her Hawaiian double, Lahwhinie into trading places with her right before the Hawaiian mouse is to be tested for her worthiness to become queen of the mice. 47 34 "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!" December 22, 1989 Two parts of a meteor crashing into Earth give Dale and a crooked travel agent super stretching powers. Dale becomes the Rubber Bando and leaves the Rangers, while Seymour uses his powers to steal national monuments for ransom. Soon the Rubber Bando is blamed for the thefts, and must turn to the Rangers for help. 48 35 "Short Order Crooks" February 5, 1990 Monterey Jack and Zipper go to an abandoned diner to prepare Monty's famous cheese chowder (after it explodes in their kitchen), only to discover that a pair of crooks are using the diner to dig their way into a neighboring bank. 49 36 "Mind Your Cheese and Q's" February 6, 1990 After botching a rescue due to a cheese attack, Monterey Jack decides to give up cheese, which is easier said than done, especially when there's a cheese shortage in town courtesy of Rat Capone. 50 37 "Out of Scale" February 8, 1990 A gangster has kidnapped Professor Nimnul, and is using his Gigantico Gun (in reverse) to steal museums and statues, both for the valuables inside, and to provide doll houses for his spoiled daughter Buffy. The Rangers are on the case, until Chip and Dale are captured and forced to be Buffy's pets. 51 38 "Dirty Rotten Diapers" February 19, 1990 Gadget decides to adopt a policy of non-violence for the team, which is immediately put to the test as the Rangers investigate a midget posing as a baby to rob the homes of rich childless couples. 52 39 "Good Times, Bat Times" February 21, 1990 A washerwoman named Winifred is seeking to become a witch by means of a spell she found in the library. Compiling the ingredients are her familiars: Bud the snake, Lou the spider, and Foxglove the bat. During her mission, Foxglove falls in love with Dale, and has second thoughts about being a villain. 53 40 "Pie in the Sky" February 22, 1990 The Rangers help a lost sparrow return to Capistrano and discover a bad "chicken" pie outfit using an electromagnet to catch the migrating birds. This episode also has references to the musical, Sweeney Todd 54 41 "Le Purrfect Crime" March 19, 1990 When the Rangers learn that dogs are fleeing from Paris, they travel there and learn about the latest plot of Maltese de Sade, Fat Cat's cousin. Meanwhile, Dale realizes he's a distraction to the rest of the Rescue Rangers and wanders aimlessly through Paris, where he suffers amnesia and is brainwashed by Maltese de Sade into fighting against his friends. 55 42 "When You Fish Upon a Star" March 21, 1990 When the Rangers go to investigate a sunken ship, they learn that Fat Cat is responsible, as he hired fireflies to confuse the captain. 56 43 "Rest Home Rangers" March 22, 1990 When Professor Nimnul invents an aging ray and turns Monty (who is already insecure about getting old) into an old man, the rangers attempt to stop the mad Professor and reverse the effects of his ray on Monty. 57 44 "A Lean on the Property" April 16, 1990 Monty's mother Camembert Kate comes to visit, but Monty can't stand her smothering. In his latest dog-ridding scheme, Fat Cat recruits a team of moles to dig underneath the foundations of the city's buildings, causing them to lean over, and driving everyone (and their dogs) out of town. 58 45 "The Pied Piper Power Play" April 23, 1990 Nimnul hypnotizes all the mice in town into running on hamster wheels, so that they can charge a powerful generator for him. 59 46 "Gorilla My Dreams" May 1, 1990 The Rangers agree to rescue Ku-Ku the gorilla's pet kitten Boots who was catnapped by Fat Cat. Fat Cat is holding Boots hostage, so that Ku-Ku will commit crimes for him. 60 47 "The S.S. Drainpipe" May 2, 1990 Rat Capone's use of slave labour to build himself a castle draws the attention of the Rangers — unfortunately, Dale's attempts to emulate his TV hero, the Red Badger of Courage, lead to the other four rangers becoming the slave labour.
Season 3 (1990)
# # Title Original airdate 61 1 "Zipper Come Home" September 10, 1990 Zipper leaves the Rangers and becomes the king of a tribe of water beetles. Little does he know that the tribe has a bad habit of sacrificing their kings to a giant frog. 62 2 "Puffed Rangers" September 18, 1990 The Rangers go to Hong Kong, where a cereal manufacturer is smuggling cars into the US without import fees by shrinking them into cereal toys. 63 3 "A Fly in the Ointment" September 26, 1990 Professor Nimnul has invented a device to transmit himself across telephone wires, and uses it to steal scientific devices from guarded laboratories. A neglected Zipper discovers Nimnul in the act and is caught in the Modemizer with him, leading to two creatures out of The Fly. 64 4 "A Chorus Crime" November 5, 1990 Nimnul has stolen all of Canina La Fur's dance shoes, so that he can get a group of penguins to create icebergs through excessive tap dancing. 65 5 "They Shoot Dogs, Don't They" November 19, 1990 Zsa Zsa Labador, Canina La Fur's stand-in, strands her in Taxedermia, where all animals are fair game for hunting. The Rangers must then get Canina out of the country.
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