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.

Last Updated: 6/11/2024Network: TBSStatus: Ended
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Twilight Ozone
star
8.14
7 votes

#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!

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Hollywaste
star
8.00
6 votes

#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!

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A Hero for Earth
star
7.94
126 votes

#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!

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Rain of Terror
star
7.83
84 votes

#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.

Writer: Perry Martin
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Old Ma River
star
7.80
5 votes

#5 - 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.

101 Mutations
star
7.80
5 votes

#6 - 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.

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The Conqueror
star
7.31
13 votes

#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?

Writer: Perry Martin
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Volcano's Wrath
star
7.27
11 votes

#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.

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Dirty Politics
star
7.20
5 votes

#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?!?

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The Dead Seas
star
7.15
13 votes

#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.

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A World Below Us
star
7.14
7 votes

#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.

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Tree of Life
star
7.10
10 votes

#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.

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Little Crop of Horrors
star
7.00
4 votes

#13 - 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?

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One of the Gang
star
7.00
6 votes

#14 - 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!

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Greed Is the Word
star
7.00
5 votes

#15 - 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.

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Deadly Ransom
star
6.94
18 votes

#16 - 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.....

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Bitter Waters
star
6.86
7 votes

#17 - 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.

Directors: Stan Phillips
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Orangu-Tangle
star
6.80
5 votes

#18 - Orangu-Tangle

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/30/1994

The Planeteers fight off poachers to save an infant orangutan and it's mother.

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A River Ran Through It
star
6.80
5 votes

#19 - A River Ran Through It

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/12/1994

Hoggish Greedly and Rigger use some slippery sabotage tricks to ignite a war between two opposing sides of loggers and salmon fishermen, can the Planeteers make the two sides see eye to eye?

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No Place Like Home
star
6.80
5 votes

#20 - 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

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Skumm Lord
star
6.75
20 votes

#21 - 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.

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Planeteers Under Glass
star
6.75
4 votes

#22 - Planeteers Under Glass

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/23/1994

A scientist invites the Planeteers to participate in a new eco-experiment, but they all soon fall victim to another scientist - Dr. Blight, who makes one minor change to the experiment - they can't get out!

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No Horsing Around
star
6.75
4 votes

#23 - 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

Disoriented Express
star
6.75
4 votes

#24 - Disoriented Express

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/1/1994

Dr. Blight kidnaps the wealthy benefactor of a new smog reducing railway system, and threatens to sabotage the entire project. Can Captain Planet and the Planeteers save the project's leader and go be in time to stop the train system from being derailed ?

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Numbers Game
star
6.75
4 votes

#25 - Numbers Game

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/18/1995

It's Wheelers Birthday, and a trip to Coney Island is delayed due to a eco emergency, so instead they go to an Eco Park. Wheeler, who is tired, falls asleep on a tunnel of love trip with Linka, and dreams he is a father with 6 kids, and one on the way, and Hope Island is destroyed by over comsuption, and the planeteers and Captain Planet don't care anymore. Wheeler wakes up, and discovers it was only a dream, or was it?

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