The Best Episodes of Mongrels
Last Updated: May 22, 2019
Adult multi-species puppet comedy about five urban animals who hang out together in the back yard of an inner city pub. Starring Nelson, a metrosexual fox; Destiny, a pretentious pedigree It-bitch; Marion, a freshly-neutered wannabe tomcat; Kali, a deeply cynical pigeon; and Vince, the neighbourhood sociopath. Created by Adam Miller, developed by Jon Brown, Adam Miller and Daniel Peak, written by Jon Brown and Daniel Peak, and featuring the voices of Rufus Jones, Lucy Montgomery, Dan Tetsell, Katy Brand, Paul Kaye and Ruth Bratt. Puppets created by Talk to the Hand.
#1 - Marion the Young Lover
Season 1 - Episode 3
Nelson discovers that the animals in Springwatch are actors, but auditions when he hears that Destiny loves the show. Marion falls for the beautiful but underage Lollipop. Destiny decides that guiding is for her and Kali reveals that she used to nest in Amy Winehouse's hair.
#2 - Marion and the Myocardial Infarction
Season 2 - Episode 5
Nelson's bid to salvage the showbiz career of a depressed chimpanzee is thwarted when his protege reveals an embarrassing personal habit. Marion takes a spin in the washing machine. Kali seeks revenge when her put-downs are outclassed by Destiny's fabulously bitchy new gay best friend.
#3 - Nelson the Online Predator
Season 1 - Episode 1
Nelson uses Toby Anstis's social networking login to set up a blind date with a human. However, he gets a shock when he discovers the Wendy he was planning to meet isn't a human being after all, but a chicken. Destiny joins owner Gary for the canine horror show that is Strictly Dog Dancing and falls for badboy Rivers from the dog disobedience class. If she is to see Rivers again, Destiny has to start behaving really badly. When Marion's owner dies, Kali sees an opportunity for Marion to pose as a missing cat called Chopsticks in order to rob his owner for all she's worth. Marion finds his new life most comfortable, until his new owner takes him to be neutered.
#4 - Marion and the Force-Field
Season 2 - Episode 1
Destiny finds a knock-out strategy to win her dream man - John Terry's dog. Recruited by a secret society of bloodthirsty foxes, it's time for Nelson to kill or be killed. Marion is entranced by a peculiarly knowledgeable goldfish.
#5 - Marion the Superfluous Feed Character
Season 1 - Episode 7
With his nasty neighbor Vince in a coma, Nelson must look after his territory for him. It's time for Nelson to invoke middle-class techniques to keep the dangerous occupants under control. Just as she gets fed up with her latest controlling boyfriend, fate gives Destiny the chance to date her dream partner. He's unresponsive, he'll do anything she asks and he won't even answer back - it's the comatose Vince. When You've Been Framed broadcasts her mum's tragic death on nationwide TV, Kali decides to take revenge on the show's presenter Harry Hill, with the help of a Thai bride and some Genesis.
#6 - Nelson the Naughty Arsonist
Season 1 - Episode 8
It's 5/11 (November 5th) and Marion falls in with the wrong crowd of animals. They are determined to stop humans from celebrating bonfire night forever by blowing up the pub. It's up to Nelson to take heroic action to save Destiny from certain death. Whilst walking in the park, Destiny is chosen to become a photographer's model. The trouble is that the photographer's idea of glamour is quite different to Destiny's. When Kali has her wings clipped by the over-zealous firewarden Nelson, nasty neighbour Vince decides he's going to eat her. Kali must keep Vince fed, or she'll be appearing in her own version of Come Dine with Me.
#7 - Kali and the Psychological Warfare
Season 2 - Episode 6
Kali embarks on a campaign of psychological warfare against Vanessa Feltz. Marion tries to impress a long lost son with his special brand of fatherly advice. Destiny adopts extreme measures to get her paws on a decrepit old dog's unusually squeaky toy. Nelson tries his hand at matchmaking.
#8 - Nelson the Stroke Virgin
Season 1 - Episode 4
Destiny is awarded Animal of Courage 2010 and enjoys her moment in the spot light. Tension in the yard builds though as tomcat Marion is the true hero, but Destiny refuses to tell the truth about what happened. When things backfires though she is forced to admit the truth. Urban fox Nelson is determined to experience the feeling of being stroked by a human.
#9 - Kali the Genetic Engineer
Season 1 - Episode 5
Nelson's French penfriend Christian arrives for a visit, but brings rabies with him. Destiny discovers that her new boyfriend is a pimp organized by her owner Gary to get her to produce pups. When Kali is caught up in a pigeon cull, she resolves to take revenge on humankind.
#10 - Destiny and the V.E.T.S
Season 2 - Episode 3
Vince bumps into his old mate Danny Dyer. Kali struggles to win back her perch from a bolshy immigrant. Nelson falls for a feisty older vixen and runs into trouble with a disapproving relative. When Marion adopts Destiny's owner Gary, Destiny has to compete to regain his affection.
#11 - Vince and the Helpful Horse
Season 2 - Episode 8
It's New Year's Day and the night before is a complete blur. With a police dog hot on their trail, Nelson and the gang must solve the mystery of what happened to them on New Year's Eve before the law catches up with them. Where did Marion find his Siamese wife? Why are they now two identical Destiny's? And how did a dead horse end up in Nelson's den?
#12 - Destiny the Reluctant Sniffer Dog
Season 1 - Episode 2
When his neighbor Vince has a litter of fox cubs Nelson is thrilled to be an uncle at last, until he finds that Vince has eaten all of his cubs except one - the runt of the litter. Nelson decides to save the runt, only to discover that he's the sickliest, saddest, most difficult animal you could ever wish to meet. Destiny meets a handsome dog called James who teaches her the art of the bottom sniff. Destiny quickly discovers that when it comes to sniffing bottoms she is an artist with special powers. Marion gets addicted to catnip and goes crazy. Nelson steps in with some aversion therapy in a bid to save his friend. Kali is reunited with an old partner in crime, the dove Dean. She is irritated to discover that Dean has no interest in helping her terrorise the neighbourhood since he has now found God and seen the error of his ways. Annoyed, Kali plots to tempt Dean back to the dark side.
#13 - Vince and the C***'s Speech
Season 2 - Episode 4
It's Vince's wedding day and Nelson is thrilled to be his best man. Now all he has to do is to find just one nice thing to say about Vince in his speech - or die. Destiny adopts a high-risk strategy to avoid sitting at the singles' table. Kali is faced with a difficult dilemma over the wedding buffet - is it acceptable to eat your own cousin?
#14 - Kali and the Rickshaw Inferno
Season 2 - Episode 2
With Destiny on heat and trapped inside the pub by sex-crazed zombie dogs, Nelson has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to woo her. Marion's night in is ruined when Vince reveals he's a karaoke hog. And after a rickshaw driver runs over her dinner, Kali seeks explosive revenge.
#15 - Nelson and the Amazing Nuts
Season 2 - Episode 7
Marion becomes a YouTube sensation after getting his head stuck in a car tyre. When building work threatens his den, Nelson must find a flatmate from an endangered species or lose his home. Destiny uncovers a shocking secret about her owner Gary.
#16 - Destiny the Infection Risk
Season 1 - Episode 6
Afghan hound Destiny persuades her owner Gary to enter her into the local dog show, at last. But when she gets infected with boorish fleas who delight in quoting comedy catchphrases, she struggles with her preparations for the canine intelligence round. Destiny decides to pull out until the fleas persuade her that they have the brains to help her win. Pigeon Kali decides to protest against the new anti-pigeon spikes that Gary has put down to reduce vermin, by throwing herself upon them. Finding Kali impaled, Gary looks after her, and feeds her up to several times her normal size.
#17 - Miquita and the Obligatory Clips Show
Season 2 - Episode 9
With help of the acclaimed cast, Miquita Oliver presents a hilarious celebration of the multi-award-winning, critically-acclaimed, global smash-hit phenomenon that is BBC Three's Mongrels. Yes, it's the obligatory clip show. But no, it's not like any obligatory clip show you've ever seen before.