The BEST episodes of Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Every episode of Captain Planet and the Planeteers ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Captain Planet and the Planeteers!
Seeing the Earth in its profound environmental peril, Gaia, goddess of the Earth, summons five kids from around the world to become the Planeteers, an opposing force to fight back and educate others in the need to be environmentally responsible. To accomplish that task, each kid is given a magic ring that each has a power of earth, wind, water, fire and heart. When the threat they face is too big for them to face, they can combine and amplify their powers to create Captain Planet, who has the power to stop catastrophic environmental disasters himself, while the Planeteers contribute with the things anyone can and should do to help.
#1 - Twilight Ozone
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/1994
While studying the effects of ozone depletion, the Planeteers encounter scientists in the Australian Outback who are experimenting on new life forms that thrive on deadly levels of UV radiation. And when their prize specimen, Duke Nukem, goes on a radioactive rampage, the Planeteers are forced to give him the slip, slap, slop!
#2 - Hollywaste
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/17/1994
The Planeteers go to Hollywood to appear in a environmental thriller, and find out that big-budgets can lead to big waste. With the Planeteers trying to clean up Hollywood's act, a series of strange accidents occur... and the #1 suspect is none other than movie star Bambi Blight, Dr. Blight's younger sister!
#3 - A Hero for Earth
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/15/1990
In this first exciting episode, the nasty Hoggish Greedly and his sidekick, Rigger, use a devastating land-blaster oil rig to tap into an oil fieid under the sea bed. The distruption is enough to awaken Gaia, earth's spirit, from her long slumber. She soon learns to her horror that Greedly's merciless deeds are not uncommon in the world today, Earth is suffering terribly from all kinds of environmental damage every day. Refusing to sit back and do nothing again, Gaia calls forth five special young people from all five corners of the globe, and provides each of them with rings that control the four elments of the earth, plus the hearts of it's inhabitants. Kwame-From Africa, controls the power of Earth Wheeler-From North America, controls the power of Fire Linka-From Russia, controls the power of wind Gi-From Asia, controls the power of Water Mat-Ti-From South America, controls the power of Heart After a quick introduction to Gaia, their powers, and each other, the Planeteers race to stop Greedly's land blaster from doing further harm to the ocean, and to the wild life on shore. But the battle is not easy, and soon the planeteers find the situation is too much for them to handle alone, then Gaia instructs them to combine their powers as one. They do so, and earth's greatest champion is born..CAPTAIN PLANET! Planet immediately puts an end to Greedly's oil harvesting, but the villain and Rigger escapes to fight another day, Captain Planet tells the Planeteers that he will always be there should they need him. THE POWER IS YOURS!Watch Now:Amazon
#4 - Rain of Terror
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/22/1990
Verminous Skumm turns a shut down coal factory into an acid rain making station by using a special acid rain making chemical. This chemical speeds up the acid rain process. The Planeteers go to shut Skumm down, but without the help of Ma-Ti. Ma-Ti has developed a size complex, and is feeling down because he feels he is too small. When the Planeteers are trapped, Ma-Ti must find a way to get past his complex to save his friends. They use teamwork to summon Captain Planet, but Skumm still manages to get away.
#5 - 101 Mutations
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/11/1996
The Planeteers discover Dr. Blight has been experimenting with puppies at a dog pound she's secretly running. Unsuspecting people, including Wheeler's young cousin are adopting unhealthy dogs and it's up to Captain Planet and the Planeteers to put a stop to Blight.
#6 - Old Ma River
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/3/1996
While visiting India to do research on pollution in the sacred Ganges River, the Planeteers and thousands of others come down with a mysterious illness. Only Wheeler, who has been off exploring the city on his own, is not sick. However, when he starts receiving mystical visions from the Hindu gods, Hanuman and Ganesha, his newfound friend Lita wonders how well he really is.
#7 - The Conqueror
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/20/1990
A comet hurtles towards earth, crashing into a deep forest and creating a devastating fire. The Planeteers exstinguish the danger with the aid of Captain Planet, and then they investigate what caused such a thing. Stumbling across the asteroid, the Planeteers are shocked to discover it is in fact, a spaceship, and that it carries an occupant, Zarm. This "peaceful alien" has traveled from his home planet to provide the Planeteers with powers with which they could easily save the planet without constantly depending on Captain Planet to do it for them. Taking the form of Iron Gauntlets, these powers increase the Planeteer's original capabilities a hundred fold. But with such mighty gifts, there must always come a price, the heroes of earth soon become corrupted by this power, and Zarm, (in reality, the exiled predecessor to Gaia), takes advantage of their new-found lust for glory. He tells them to destroy a nuclear missle base, which will undoubtly lead to disaster. He also captures Captain Planet. The only people who can stop Zarm now are Mati, (the only Planeteer to refuse Zarm's offer), and Zarm's succesor Gaia, but is it too late for the Planeteers, and Captain Planet?
#8 - Volcano's Wrath
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/17/1990
Sly Sludge thinks he has the answer to the world's trash problem: dump all the garbage into a Volcano on Laipuno Island, using it as an incinerator. Knowing the natives object to this, he pulls a phony trash shrinking scam as a cover. The volcano soon erupts, and the Planeteers and Captain Planet have to rescue the Island natives.Watch Now:Amazon
#9 - Dirty Politics
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/25/1995
It's twenty years in the future, and the Eco-villains are older, but certainly none the wiser. What's worse, they're all running for president, and they've kidnapped the future Planeteers so nothing can be done about it! Will anyone be able to stop the Eco-villains from turning the White House into the Blight House?!?Watch Now:Amazon
#10 - The Dead Seas
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/3/1990
Hoggish Greedly has set up a super drift net in the sea, trapping all sea life. Gi sees this on Planet-Vision, and storms out of the crystal chamber, tripping over Kwame. He refuses to let her take Greedly alone, so they both go to stop him. Eventually, Captain Planet is needed, and this provides Greedly with the break he needs: capture the Planeteers and their rings, to prevent summoning him again.Watch Now:Amazon
#11 - A World Below Us
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/26/1991
Gi is knocked unconscious while investigating ocean pollution. She is rescued by an inhabitant of a secret underwater city called Oceanus. Since Sly Sludge's illegal toxic dumping operation is polluting the surrounding waters, both the sea life and the underwater city are in danger of being destroyed. The Planeteers must race against time to find Gi, and use teamwork to save the people of this underwater paradise.Watch Now:Amazon
#12 - Tree of Life
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/10/1990
Dr. Blight and her robojacks chop down the "Tree of Life" and she taps the trees extraordinary powers to become Super-Blight. With her new powers Blight will destroy the ancient redwood forests, unless Captain Planet and the Planeteers can stop her.Watch Now:Amazon
#13 - Greed Is the Word
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/24/1996
Engines are revving up for a giant speedboat race through the Florida waterways. Unfortunately, the race threatens the endangered manatees who live in these backwaters. As usual, the Planeteers try putting to stop the eco-catastrophe. Only, this time they get some unlikely help from Wheeler's favorite TV stars, Danny Dazzleduff and Belinda Bubblebutt from Babe Watch, when they discover that Hoggish Greedly is behind a plan to get rid of the manatees.Watch Now:Amazon
#14 - Deadly Ransom
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/13/1990
Dr. Blight and Duke Nukem stage a phony bomb threat to lure the Planeteers into the Arctic. After they summon Captain Planet, the villains are able to trap him and hold him for ransom, with the potentially critical cost to earth for his freedom is looming in the balance.....Watch Now:Amazon
#15 - Bitter Waters
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/17/1992
When visiting Skyrunner (from "Stardust"), the Planeteers come across a faulty irrigation project, engineered by Looten Plunder, who has manipulated the Tribe into allowing him to put the project into effect. Blinded by promises of riches, new jobs, and a good harvest, the Tribe must be convinced by the Planeteers that the project is more destructive than productive, before Plunder drains them of their water, and thier livelihood.
#16 - Little Crop of Horrors
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/26/1994
A vine designed by nature to control the rate of erosion is altered by Dr. Blight, using a stolen growth enhancement ray which she "apprpriated" from a research lab. Blight then introduces the mutated vine into a new eco-system, where it transforms into a giant, ravenous plant, hungry, it sets it's sights on a nearby villiage. Can the Planeteers cut this plant down to size?Watch Now:Amazon
#17 - One of the Gang
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/27/1996
When Captain Planet & the Planeteers save a ship from a storm, Senor Cisnernos offers the Planeteers a free vacation at his South American hotel. One of the employees mistakes Ma-Ti as a local riff-raff. But Ma-Ti decides to take a walk away from the good life. When a gang destroys a local restaurant, Captain Planet arrives & puts out the fire riding a surfboard!
#21 - No Place Like Home
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/19/1994
Dr. Blight abducts Gaia and transforms her into a homeless person, the Planeteers and the now powerless Captain Planet must locate Gaia and return her to Hope Island by sunrise or the Earth will lose it's spirit
#22 - Skumm Lord
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/6/1990
Venomous Skumm introduces his new formula, rat rot, into the local water system. It transforms anyone who comes into contact with it into mutant rats. Skumm's goal is to turn the earth into a planet-wide vermon carrier. His plot can only be countered by the Planeteers and Captain Planet, but not before some of them accidentally get a dose as well.Watch Now:Amazon
#23 - Going Bats, Man
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/5/1994
Panic strikes in a small town when killer bats are reported to be on the rampage. A frightened public sets out to gas an entire bat colony for alleged crimes, and it's up to the Planeteers, and a local bat expert, to prove that these gentle creatures are not bloodthirsty vampiresWatch Now:Amazon
#25 - No Horsing Around
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/7/1994
As part of a traditional quest, one of Ma-ti's Native American friends ventures into the desert to tame a wild horse. Ma-ti, accompaning him, set out, only to be captured by Hoggish Greedly, who has illegally crossed onto Indian land to round up the wild horses for slaughter