The BEST Episodes of Police Academy: The Animated Series
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Based on the notoriously popular Police Academy movies, this show chronologically takes place between the fourth and fifth film. Twelve characters are re-created for this animated version, including a team of Academy graduates led by Carey Mahoney, a likeable rogue bachelor boy, who unconsciously -- and consistently -- does his best to make life miserable for Captain Harris and his knucklehead assistant Sgt. Proctor. Mahoney's friends include the aptly named Moses Hightower, walking sound effects machine Larvell Jones, trigger-happy Eugene Tackleberry, sweet & timid Laverne Hooks, tough-as-nails Debbie Callahan, larger-than-life House, and the bread-&-butter duo of reformed gang member Zed and his best buddy, Sweetchuck. Eric Lassard is the highly-respected (albeit dreamy) Commandant, and Academy newcomer The Professor is also on hand, stocking our crime-fighting heroes with an endless supply of wacky gadgets as they combat a motley crew of recurring villains such as Num
#1 - Puttin' on the Dogs
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 10, 1988
To help combat a string of cat burglaries throughout the city, Commandant Lassard welcomes the latest addition to the Police Academy family, a group of police dogs known as the K-9 Corps. When the infamous Claw crashes a masquerade party and steals the Queen's crown during her royal visit, it's up to Mahoney and the gang to save the day, while trying to avoid Harris' and Proctor's attempts to shut down Lassard's pet project.
#2 - The Phantom of the Precinct
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 10, 1988
More and more officers are being scared into taking extended leave, following ghostly encounters with the crooked Phantom. Captain Harris thinks this would be a great way to rid the force of a few certain individuals, and puts Mahoney and friends on the case. But when Sweetchuck is kidnapped by the Phantom, the team follows the trail to Hearse Castle, where they have to deal with a barrage of the Phantom's magic tricks to try and save their comrade. However, the secret to catching this ghastly ghoul might just rest with Sweetchuck himself.
#3 - The Good, the Bad, and the Bogus
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 10, 1988
When Captain Harris bungles an operation to catch the infamous Clown Gang, he is punished by being sent back to the Police Academy to train new recruits. Our favorite grads also return to the Academy under the watchful eye of Harris, but what happens when the Clown Gang enrols as the Captain's new recruits?
#4 - A Blue Knight at the Opera
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 17, 1988
When the opera is plagued by numerous accidents, the team is called to protect opera singer Mademoiselle Diva. Mahoney's advances are rejected, as Diva is enamored with Tackleberry instead. During a performance attended by the Police Chief, Diva is kidnapped by the Phantom of the Opera. Lassard and House try to cover, making their stage debuts in the process.
#5 - Cops and Robots
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 17, 1988
Captain Harris cooks up a hairbrained scheme to induct the Professor's new robots as police officers, replacing Mahoney and crew. But when Kingpin and his men abduct the Professor and force him to re-program the robots to aid his criminal activities, it's up to our heroes to make things right once again.
#6 - Police Academy Blues
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 17, 1988
When the London Bridge Gang swipes the Professor's Supercar during a police parade, Lassard is forced to step down as Commandant of the Academy, making way for his replacement - Commandant Harris. The British police call our favorite Academy grads for help, as they set out in search of the Supercar, in high hopes of getting their beloved former leader reinstated.
#7 - For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 24, 1988
A wealthy entrepreneur is intent on forcing his daughter to marry his business partner. While on duty at the reception, the grads meet Mahoney's childhood friend Ben, now the hired help, whom bride-to-be Debbie has fallen in love with instead. Ben's plans to save Debbie from her arranged marriage turn nasty, when the actors originally hired for a faux kidnapping decide to carry it out for real.
#8 - Westward Ho Hooks
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 24, 1988
Feeling stressed, overworked and underappreciated at the precinct, Hooks applies for, and lands, a new job as sheriff of an old western town. Upon arriving, she learns the town has been overrun by Seedy McLeech and his gang of assorted bandits. The Academy grads have their hands full as they saddle up to go after these crims, while trying to win Hooks back in the process.
#9 - My Mummy Lies Over the Ocean
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 1, 1988
To put an end to a curse, a museum curator seeks the help of the Academy grads to escort the mummy of an ancient Egyptian king, as it is shipped back to its rightful resting place, via a cruise liner. Our heroes also have to deal with not only a group of thugs who are trying to steal the mummy, but with the mummy itself who comes to life, causing panic on the cruise ship!
#10 - Proctor, Call a Doctor!
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 1, 1988
When Harris is injured and hospitalized, Proctor becomes Acting Captain for a day, and is forced to deal with a hostage crisis. The mayor has been kidnapped by Mr Sleaze, who wants his goons released from prison. The chase leads our heroes to an amusement park, where they scurry through loads of roller coasters, dodgem cars and haunted houses, in hot pursuit of the thugs.
#11 - Little Zed & Big Bertha
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 8, 1988
When Zed tracks down the infamous Highway Robbers, he discovers them to be his long lost cousins, under the guidance of his Aunt Bertha. After they beat him up for being a cop, Zed suffers amnesia, and joins his family gang. Bertha sets out plans to rob an airplane full of money. But, when Sweetchuck & the team track them down, how will Zed respond?
#12 - Zillion Dollar Zed
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 12, 1988
Zed wins $ 50 million from a TV quiz show, and becomes rich and famous, going on a vacation at the center of the Earth. But the criminal Ace, envious of him, that he lost his winning numbers, wants to force to apprehend 50.000.000 redemption, devising a plan to the fair.
#13 - Worth Her Weight in Gold
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 24, 1988
Callahan, Hooks and Zed are forced to pose as women wrestlers to combat alleged gold heist mastermind, strongwoman Phoenix Amazona; though our heroes' efforts may be jeopardized by Sweetchuck's apparent crush on the women's champion.
#14 - Numbskull's Revenge
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 1, 1988
During a bank robbery, the thick-headed Numbskull is caught by the equally cranial Captain Harris. However, Numbskull escapes from jail, seeking payback on Harris for his confinement. Harris is on the evening tv news, promising to catch Numbskull again, when a note from Numbskull hints at pulling off the biggest bank heist the city has seen yet. Will Harris be able to back up his words, or will he be eating them instead?
#15 - Curses on You!
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 8, 1988
The PA grads have their hands full with a gang of notorious gypsies known as the Land Pirates, while also becoming victims of a string of curses set by the Pirates' fortune teller, Madame Zelda. When Mahoney gives Sweetchuck a 'magical orb' to offset the jinx, their luck seems to take a turn for the better, but is that really the case?
#16 - Lights, Action, Coppers
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 8, 1988
Assigned to night duty at Galaxy Studios, movie buff House becomes caught up in a phony film director's plot to steal a giant animatronic robot of Awesome Ape, causing chaos throughout the city as the bad guys pull a string of heists using the monster movie star.
#17 - Camp Academy
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 15, 1988
Commandant Lassard opens a new summer camp for underprivileged inner city youths, attended by the likes of rebellious teen Bobby & friends. Mahoney and crew have a difficult time gaining the youngsters' trust, but they have to unite as a team in order to stop a group of neighborhood criminals from trying to sabotage the camp's activities.
#18 - The Tell Tale Tooth
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 15, 1988
When a massive diamond -- The Cyclops' Eye -- is brought to town for an exhibition, Harris is in charge of a security team protecting the diamond case, which can only be opened using a combination of three keys. Harris gives one to the Police Chief for safekeeping, one to Commandant Lassard, and keeps the third himself. But the Magnificent Mystopholes hypnotises Hightower under the pretense of curing his fear of dentists, while actually using him to steal the three keys to unlock the Cyclops' Eye diamond case, aiding his twisted plot of mass hypnosis.
#19 - Mr. Sleaze Versus Lockjaw
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 15, 1988
Lt. Callahan becomes the object of affection for one Lockjaw, who is also embroiled in a bitter turf war with Mr. Sleaze after muscling in on his territory. When Sleaze captures Callahan so he can blackmail Lockjaw into handing him all of his stolen loot, it's up to our heroes to save Debbie (and the day, once again).
#20 - Spaced Out Space Cadets
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 22, 1988
Along with Proctor, Harris is accidentally locked on board a space shuttle with our heroes, whom Harris has enrolled in a nine month space program. But moments after takeoff, the shuttle's controls are overridden by an unknown source. They are forced to land in the Amazon jungle, where Harris & Proctor, while looking for answers, are taken captive by mysterious tribesmen.
#21 - Sweetchuck's Brother
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 22, 1988
Sweetchuck hides from his FBI agent brother Doug when he comes to the Academy looking for assistance in nabbing a wanted spy. The grads discover Sweetchuck's insecurities, as Doug is bigger, stronger, more confident, and seemingly better at everything than his older brother. Dressed as criminals, Mahoney, Jones, Tackleberry & House set up a mock robbery in hopes that Sweetchuck will capture them, showing his brother just how tough he really is. But when their plans go awry, Doug is captured by the spy he's been looking for, and Sweetchuck finds himself in a very real situation.
#22 - Karate Cop
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 22, 1988
Jones finds help from his old karate teacher Master Shiro, after his karate skills seem to be diminished, following a botched encounter with some Japanese bad guys at the local power plant. Master Shiro's former student Flung Hi (I kid you not) is carrying out his plans to harness various energy sources, in his ultimate quest to take over the city. Jones must train harder to regain his confidence, as he prepares to face his nemesis in the inevitable showdown.
#23 - The Hang Ten Gang
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 29, 1988
While shopping for a new goldfish for Commandant Lassard's birthday, Sweetchuck discovers that Zed has a fear of water. An eavesdropping Proctor eagerly relays this news to Captain Harris, who says this information is all he needs to oust Zed from the force. But first, they have to deal with a group of hoverboard riding burglars known as the Hang Ten Gang. After making off with both a ton of cash and Zed's girlfriend, the chase leads our heroes over land, air and (gasp)...water! Can Zed face his fear and beat these surfer dudes at their own game? Or will he have to endure the sounds of Harris and Proctor singing 'Goodbye'?
#24 - Nine Cops and a Baby
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 29, 1988
Mahoney plays babysitter for the day, when asked to take care of the new neighbor's baby, Nellie. What he doesn't know is that high-tech criminals are trying to steal top-secret transistors hidden in Nellie's rattle, before Aunt Mona delivers them to the government. But when baby Nellie wanders out of the building with the rattle, a wild goose chase involving both crooks and cops ensues throughout the city. One must wonder, which poses a bigger challenge for the P.A. grads; nailing bad guys, or changing diapers?
#25 - Fish and Microchips
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Oct 29, 1988
When a suspected space lab burglar, Mr. Glitch, is taken in for questioning, he drops a stolen microchip into a goldfish bowl, where it is swallowed by Lassard's pet goldfish Finnegan. After Glitch is let go for lack of evidence, it's a race between cops and robbers to find the chip, after Finnegan is accidentally sent down the drain.