Captain Planet and the Planeteers

The WORST episodes of Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Every episode of Captain Planet and the Planeteers ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 7/3/2022Network: TBS
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An Eye for an Eye
star
4.67
6 votes

#1 - An Eye for an Eye

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/9/1995

Hoggish has set up a new commercial fishing business in the amazon, but when discovers that a group of local river Dolphins are literatly eating into his fishing profits, he schemes to eliminate the problem. Upon being breifed by Gaia, the Planeteers quickly race to make sure the amazon rivers are not made ""Dolphin-Safe"" simply for the sake of progress..

Scorched Earth
star
5.00
4 votes

#2 - Scorched Earth

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/14/1992

Zarm returns and takes over the body of a quasi-Mediterranean dictator. He then initiates a "scorched earth" program designed to take out anyone who opposes his anti-environmental plans. He orders his right hand man, General Baz, to lead the attacks, pitting the soldier against his own sister, who is leading a rebellion against Zarm's rule. The Planeteers are called in to resolve the crisis...

Directors: Jim Duffy
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Greenhouse Planet
star
5.20
5 votes

#3 - Greenhouse Planet

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/1992

When Dr. Blight develops a new rocket fuel to assist in NASA'S planned mission to Venus, she comes under the watchful eye of the Planeteers, who know the fuel will only hasten the degeneration of the O-Zone layer. But Blight is able to maintain her cover when the President of the United States himself arrives to oversee production of the fuel. Due to security, the Planeteers cannot get near the President without causing concern, so they cause a distraction to get Ma-Ti and Kwame inside the compound. As they warn the President, Blight and MAL become wise to the Planeteers' presence and launches the shuttle prematurely, with Kwame, Ma-Ti, and the President inside. They summon Captain Planet, whose powers are later drained by the craft's fuel. When he tries to return their powers, Kwame's and Ma-ti's powers are rejected by the dense outer space atmosphere. Now, Cap must use his wits to find a way to stop Blight, while Kwame and Ma-Ti try to save themselves and the President from crash landing onto Venus.

Directors: Stan Phillips
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A Good Bomb Is Hard to Find
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5.50
4 votes

#4 - A Good Bomb Is Hard to Find

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/11/1995

Using her latest time travel device, Dr. Blight returns from 20 years in the future back to the present to warn HERSELF that the world has become... peaceloving! In a last ditch attempt to restart the Cold War, the two Blights hijack a load of plutonium from dismantled warheads and escape back into the past to sell nuclear bombs to the highest bidder.

The Fine Print
star
5.67
3 votes

#5 - The Fine Print

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/23/1991

While the Planeteers learn about organic farming, Plunder exploits Joe, a man who cannot read, by tricking him into signing a contract allowing the distribution of pesticides on a farm that he manages.

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Off Road Hog
star
5.67
3 votes

#6 - Off Road Hog

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/30/1991

Pete, a dirt bike enthusiast, tags along with Hoggish Greedly and Rigger, until Ma-Ti and desert guide Joshua Stone show him how alive the "barren" desert really is. They must get ahead of Greedly's ORV race to save the desert from being destroyed.

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A Twist of Fate
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5.67
3 votes

#7 - A Twist of Fate

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/29/1992

During an earthquake, a blow to his head leaves Wheeler lost from the others and suffering from amnesia. He finds himself literally in the shoes of a homeless man, and learns that the only difference between them is a simple twist of fate. A bang to the head restores Wheeler's memory, and he helps summon Captain Planet to rescue Teresa from a slum fire. Teresa and some shantytown residents decide to return to the countryside to pool their skills and make life better there.

Directors: Jim Duffy
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Hate Canal
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5.80
5 votes

#8 - Hate Canal

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/21/1992

Verminous Skumm releases a virus into the Venice canal, turning the rats into more intelligent and more dangerous rodents. The Planeteers, with the help of a female pathologist, arrive to exterminate the vermin.

Directors: Jim Duffy
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Population Bomb
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6.00
5 votes

#9 - Population Bomb

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/27/1991

The Planeteers are flying through a hugely populated city, soon finding a building about to fall. They call Cap, and he saves the building, but as they return to Hope Island, Gaia tells the Planeteers about the over populated world. She says people should have fewer children and listening to this upsets Wheeler. He goes out to wind surf when he falls off and is knocked unconscious. While unconscious, he has a dream about being on a populated island with humanoid mice, and he learns that the mice city is over populated, learning the negative effects of overconsumption due to overpopulation. He befriends a mouse named Piebald, and he shows Wheeler the effects overpopulation has had on their city. Wheeler escapes the island, then wakes up from the dream with a different attitude towards population.

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Domes of Doom
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6.00
3 votes

#10 - Domes of Doom

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/1991

Ma-ti is fooled when Looten Plunder disguises himself as a scientist, promising to clear the air all over the world, including his tribe's village in the rainforest. After Wheeler and the tribe are trapped inside one of Plunder's domes, and Ma-ti is captured after discovering Plunder's scheme, the remaining Planeteers have to find them both and bring Plunder down.

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The Predator
star
6.00
3 votes

#11 - The Predator

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/12/1991

In the Florida Keys, Ma-Ti has a brush with what he thinks is a giant man eating shark, though Gi reveals that it is a harmless Basking Shark. When a local overhears and misinterprets their conversation, panic spreads throughout the resort town, whose mayor then hires Argos Bleak to eradicate all the sharks in the bay. Then, when stinging jellyfish (that the sharks used to feed on) swarm the beach, the townspeople learn that predators have an important role in the ecosystem. After escaping their sinking EcoCopter that was shot down by Bleak, the other Planeteers rescue Gi and Ma-Ti (who were captured earlier by Bleak) . . . and the Basking Shark . . . from bloodthirsty Bleak.

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The Ark
star
6.00
3 votes

#12 - The Ark

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/19/1991

An alien (named Collectore) with good intentions abducts the Planeteers, convinced that the Planet Earth is doomed and decides to collect human specimens and include them in his menegerie of assorted alien life forms. The Planeteers must convince the Alien that Earth can be saved before Dr. Blight and Hoggish Greedly can destroy a forest, permanently eliminating the tiger population....

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Isle of Solar Energy
star
6.00
3 votes

#13 - Isle of Solar Energy

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/26/1991

The Planeteers are saved from crashing by a solar beam, created by Dr. Pollo. He and his daughter live on an island, creating new and innovative ways to use solar power. Kwame falls in love with his daughter, while also becoming suspicious of their lab assistant, who turns out to be Leadsuit, sidekick to Duke Nukem. Nukem's plan is to turn their solar convertor box into a nuclear device, so he can feed on the nuclear energy generated by the beam that saved the Planeteers earlier. The Planeteers and Captain Planet stop Nukem in his tracks, but shocks from the nuclear energy erases Dr. Pollo's memory, prompting him to set out to rediscover his inventions.

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The Big Clam-up
star
6.00
3 votes

#14 - The Big Clam-up

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/9/1991

People are collapsing in San Francisco with symptoms that suggest a whole range of pollution poisoning. As the Planeteers follow clues to solve this mystery, Ma-Ti (who is reading 1940s detective novels) keeps imagining himself as a private eye in black-and-white sequences. Ma-Ti proves a poor sleuth at first, but eventually he tracks down Verminous Skumm who is serving seafood tainted by storm drain runoff in his restaurant, The Sinking Ship.

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An Inside Job
star
6.00
3 votes

#15 - An Inside Job

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/16/1991

Sludge and four of the Planeteers learn first hand the terrible effects of untreated sewage when MAL and Dr. Blight shrink the EcoSub (and them) to microscopic size and put them into polluted water that Kwame unwittingly drinks. The Planeteers must battle hideous water-borne parasites in Kwame's body so that he can recover, and restore them to proper size.

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Trouble on the Half Shell
star
6.00
3 votes

#16 - Trouble on the Half Shell

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/7/1991

The Planeteers are present for the testing of JASON, a robot that observes wildlife and the environment, and transmits the data to its home base. The tests are being done on the Galapagos Islands, which is where Hoggish Greedly, Verminous Skumm and his rats have crash landed, since their ship was thrown off course from a storm. Now, they're hungry, and consider feasting on tortoise eggs to fill their appetites. The Planeteers must fly to the Galapagos to save the eggs, and remove the rats from the environment to restore the balance of its ecosystem.

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Stardust
star
6.00
3 votes

#17 - Stardust

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/18/1992

Gi and Linka are livid when Wheeler belittles their favorite rock singer, but it looks as though Wheeler may be right after they come upon a land-ravaging, strip-mining operation run by Hoggish Greedly, but bankrolled by none other than their idol - Sky Runner! Stunned, they confront the star, who turns out to be innocent, but they still have to stop Greedly before the small mining town is destroyed.

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The Blue Car Line
star
6.00
3 votes

#18 - The Blue Car Line

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/25/1992

When air pollution suddenly skyrockets in an Australian city with one of the best mass transit systems in the world, Gaia is suspicious. The Planeteers investigate and find out Looten Plunder and Argos Bleak are behind the problem. They are making it look like the transit line is haunted so that they can profit from massive freeway system and auto-related businesses. Thanks to teamwork Captain Planet and the Planeteers get things "back on track"

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Birds of a Feather
star
6.00
3 votes

#19 - Birds of a Feather

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/1/1992

Linka and Ma-Ti visit a friend, Juan, in Central America. While there, Juan's parrot, El Profesor, leads them to a secluded "bird paradise" when suddenly, a giant, metallic bird appears. All the birds, including El Profesor, follow it and so do Linka and Ma-Ti. They soon find themselves locked in a huge aviary, courtesy of Hoggish Greedly, who's running an exotic bird smuggling venture. El Profesor escapes and leads the Planeteers back to the aviary, where they summon Captain Planet, who closes down Greedly's "fly-by-night" operation.

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Summit to Save Earth (2)
star
6.00
3 votes

#20 - Summit to Save Earth (2)

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/15/1992

Zarm, having disabled Gaia and re-taken his position as spirit of the earth, begins turning the world into little more than a dead husk. With Gaia reduced to an old woman with not much longer to live, the Planeteers and Captain Planet face their greatest threat yet...

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Losing Game
star
6.00
3 votes

#21 - Losing Game

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/22/1992

The Planeteers return to Kwame's homeland, Africa, to investigate strange happenings with cattle that was reported by his long-time friend and brother figure, Dr. Mabutu. Little do they know, Dr. Blight is there, scheming to convince a tribe leader (also a friend of Mabutu) to allow the injection of a serum that turns bulls into super steers in order to resolve their meat supply woes. Not only does this threaten the condition of the land, via excessive grazing, but the serum causes awkward side effects, which eventually does wear off. The Planeteers, with a hand from Captain Planet, manage to rid the land of Blight and MAL.

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Fare Thee Whale
star
6.00
3 votes

#22 - Fare Thee Whale

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 4/4/1992

The Planeteers are shocked to see a mother whale killed during a whaling expedition engineered by Blight and Plunder. They are even more shocked to learn that it's legal, thanks to a loophole in the international laws that allow whaling for "research." They set out to prove that Blight's research for a "whale repellent" is bogus and are helped by a young Japanese teenager who is trying to dissuade his whaler father from working for the villains.

Directors: Jim Duffy
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Hog Tide
star
6.00
3 votes

#23 - Hog Tide

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/14/1992

In this story, we supposedly learn of Captain Planet's REAL first adventure... Gaia recounts how Hoggish Greedly's "Godfather" grandpa, Don Porkaloin, built Decco developments too close to the oceans threatning the sea-life. What shocks the Planeteers is that Gaia reveals she brought forth eco-warriors - 1940s counterparts of the present day Planeteers - to stop Don Porkalion. These Planeteers could also summon Captain Planet, who went about de-constructing Porkaloin's deccos. The Planeteers are left confused about whether or not Gaia's story was real, totally missing the point about building too close to the water.

Directors: Stan Phillips
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A Formula for Hate
star
6.00
3 votes

#24 - A Formula for Hate

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/21/1992

Verminous Skumm brainwashes a high school into thinking that AIDS is contagious & dangerous. The Planeteers help out a star basketball player who is accused of having the disease. Captain Planet makes a speech to the crowd about AIDS awareness.

Directors: Stan Phillips
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The Night of the Wolf
star
6.00
3 votes

#25 - The Night of the Wolf

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/5/1992

The ranch of Lon Talbot is under attack from wolves, and the Planeteers are called in to investigate. Talbot blames the attacks on a local occult known as "Friends of the Wolf," a group dedicated to reintroducing wolves back into Yellowstone national park, after they were forced out when the park became an attraction. The Planeteers investigate further, resulting in a confrontation with a mechanical "robo-wolf," owned and operated by Looten Plunder! Captain Planet, with the help of REAL wolves, bring an end to the robo-wolf's rampage before further destruction can be caused.

Directors: Stan Phillips
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