The Best Episodes of TaleSpin
Baloo the Bear stars in an adventurous comedy of love and conflict with his friend Kit Cloudkicker. Rebecca Cunningham and her daughter Molly purchase Baloo's failing company. Baloo must fly transport runs to clear his debt while dodging Don Karnage and his sky pirates.
#1 - Baloo Thunder
Season 1 - Episode 53
Prof. Buzz gives Baloo and Kit a tour of his research and development section of Khan's business. When they leave, Buzz overhears Perry, one of Khan's white-collars, on the phone with Miniversal Crop. Turns out he's going to steal Khan's Top Secret Flying Project for the rival corporation. Upon hearing this Buzz goes to inform Khan. But when Perry finds out Prof. Buzz is onto him, he alerts security that Buzz is the traitor. Buzz escapes with the Top Secret Project, only further incriminating himself. It's up to his best friends Baloo and Kit to clear his name and reveal who the real traitor is.
#2 - Bygones
Season 1 - Episode 64
Baloo is reading about the Great War pilot Ricky Sky, who vanished 20 years ago transporting silver for the war effort. The disappearance lead to the belief that he and his crew stole the silver for themselves. While avoiding Don Karnage and his pirates, he sees a distress flash from a downed pilot. When he stops to investigate, it's a man claiming he's the legendary Rick Sky. Baloo says that Rick sky would be 50, the man looks 30. When they return to Higher for Hire, Rick says he needs to restore the honor of squadron, for they were not thieves. Only he can't remember what happened the day of the disappearance. Becky won't give in, claiming this man cannot be Rick Sky. When Baloo sticks to his guns, he's surprised to find the man stealing the Sea Duck. Now Baloo must get his plane back, avoid Don Karnage and his pirates, and finally find out who this mysterious man really is.
#3 - Flight School Confidential
Season 1 - Episode 46
Kit wants to fly, but Baloo says that he's too young. When he learns that Thembria is training pilots as young as 12 years-old, Kit enlists. The piloting school is anything but training kids how to fly. General Spigot and Dunder are in charge of preforming the aerial flounder formation. Turns out Spigot accidentally ordered a whole fleet of small planes. To avoid punishments (or death), Spigot plans on having small kids in the plane creating the illusion that they're the appropriate size. Dunder is put in charge of bolting all the planes together, and the lead plane will be flown by a Tiny Bubbles, a professional Thembrian pilot. When Kit finds out that they will never be actually flying, he starts scheming how he's going to get himself in the air.
#4 - Captains Outrageous
Season 1 - Episode 37
At the Jungle Aces Secret Midnight Club, a new person is presented by Kit for membership. To everyone's disappointment it's Oscar Vandersnoot, a walking disaster. Kit says he deserves a chance to tell of an adventure of his own. Thing is, he needs to experience one first. They decide to visit Wildcat for suggestions. Meanwhile, Don Karnage plans to kidnap Oscar for a ransom. When they find him at Wildcats, they overhear something about a 'Secret Anti-Pirate Weapon,' which is just a canister of air that breaks open and unknowingly takes out Maddog and Dumpster. Baloo has to deliver some vegetables, but they tell Oscar that's code for delivering the weapon. The pirates hear this and then plan to kidnap Oscar and steal the weapon all at once.
#5 - Jolly Molly Christmas
Season 1 - Episode 43
Christmas time is approaching, and Becky wishes it was snowing. When Molly asks when it's going to, Becky says it never snows in Cape Suzette, it only rains. Baloo tells Molly about a peppermint fairy that comes and leaves a peppermint under your pillow. However, when Baloo forgets to deliver the goods, Molly begins to doubt this fairy... and Santa Claus. Not wanting to disappoint Molly twice, Baloo gets Louie to dress up as Santa and turn his restaurant into the North Pole. Baloo then takes Molly there to get her present. But Molly's present this year is a wish for snow for her mother. Determined not to disappoint, Baloo is going to drop soap shavings over Louie's to create the illusion of snow. But with a trip to Cape Suzette and back in his way, Baloo has to contend with Louie's impatient customers and Don Karnage's version of Christmas.
#6 - Jumping the Guns
Season 1 - Episode 48
Don Karnage is sick of many a failing attempt to get into Cape Suzette. When he watches Baloo deliver lunch to the guards, he comes up with the idea of stealing The Sea Duck to infiltrate their defenses. When Louie and Baloo get wise to their plan, they only have the time it takes the Iron Vulture to get from Pirate Island to Cape Suzette to re-arm the cliff guns.
#7 - In Search of Ancient Blunders
Season 1 - Episode 49
Baloo and Wildcat are assigned to deliver an Egyptian tablet to Aridia. The tablet has directions on how to find the lost treasure of King Utmost, and Don Karnage is not going to let this one slip past him. When they arrive, they find the Museum of Ancient History... coming soon. It's (going to be) run by Myra who is an archaeologist for the Ministry of Culture. Baloo and Wildcat agree to help her find the location since she can't read the coordinates, but find that once they're involved, they have to survive traps, pirates, and a mummy that's protecting the treasure.
#8 - Sheepskin Deep
Season 1 - Episode 51
With his High School reunion coming up, Baloo anticipates the arrival of his invitation. When none comes, he asks Louie where his invitation is. Turns out Baloo never graduated from Grade School. He decides to enroll in classes with Kit. This way he can graduate and still attend the reunion. However, along with school, he still has to make his deliveries for Higher for Hire. When this doesn't work out, the principal threatens to expel Baloo, he's allowed one last chance by taking an equivalency test. With Kit helping him, they attempt to make the impossible possible.
#9 - Pizza Pie in the Sky
Season 1 - Episode 52
Becky enrolls in the Better Business Boot Camp. In the meantime, Baloo and Kit are in charge. Baloo takes advantage of his own business and pairs up with Louie to deliver pizzas. With no real business know-how, Baloo tries all the normal techniques on a larger scale. He ends up taking all the petty cash from Higher For Hire, buy rancid anchovies that make Louie (their only chef) pass out, and get the attention of the Health Department.
#10 - Double or Nothing
Season 1 - Episode 30
Baloo's favorite record, handed down by his father, is broken and so is Baloo's heart. He finds the last existing record is for sale at an antique store for $100. With $50 of Kit's hard earned money for starting cash, Baloo sets out to show Kit that you don't need to work hard for 'easy money.' However, the easy street requires them to cross Trader Moe, who's not about to lose his trades to someone muscling in on his action.
#11 - My Fair Baloo
Season 1 - Episode 44
Becky can't find a date to the Businessman's Ball. Kit suggests Baloo, however she thinks his manners would not fit in with the upper crust. After a crash course with Kit and Wildcat, all seems hopeless. But when Baloo finds that the dinner is on the Spruce Moose, the plane-turned-diner that was built so big it couldn't get through the cliffs of Cape Suzette, he becomes dedicated. That night, Baloo could not shake his old ways and Becky is embarrassed by his performance. When the Spruce Moose is suddenly hijacked by Owl Capone and his gang, it's up to Baloo to save the day.
#12 - Waiders of the Wost Tweasure
Season 1 - Episode 45
Baloo has to deliver a package to Walla Walla Bing Bang. While en route, they run into Airplane Jane, an old friend of Baloo's who beat him in a race years back. Since then, there's always been a rivalry between the two. Princess Grace of Walla Walla Bing Bang is being challenged to the right of the throne by her long lost brother Prince Rudolf. In order to prove her right to rule, they need to produce Queen Mureens Ruby Rings at the coronation. The Rubies were lost centuries ago in the mountains of Walla Walla Bing Bang and it's up to Airplane Jane to find it. But Baloo sees this as an opportunity to win the rivalry once and for all.
#13 - Bringing Down Babyface
Season 1 - Episode 47
Baloo is put in charge of transporting Babyface Half-Nelson from Prison Island to Cape Suzette. However, Babyface has knocked out the officer transporting him and switched outfits. Baloo, who's never seen Babyface before, takes them back to Cape Suzette and let's Babyface walk away. When the officer awakens, he arrests Baloo for aiding in the escape of a prisoner. Meanwhile, Babyface's mother hires two goons to free her son, who also have never seen him. Baloo begs for forgiveness and the cops are about to let him go since he doesn't seem the type to work with gangsters. It just happens that right then, the goons nab Baloo, thinking he's Babyface. When they arrive back at their hideout, Babyface is already there. Since he knows too much, they order the goons to 'retire' him. With the cops now convinced that Baloo is working with Babyface and the gangsters out to kill him, Baloo has to do everything he can to clear his name.
#14 - For Whom the Bell Klangs (2)
Season 1 - Episode 40
Thadeos E. Klang uncovers the Legendary Lost City of Tinabula and, with the help of Katie Dodd, starts to bypass it's traps and securities. Meanwhile Baloo and Louie are lost in the desert, wandering about trying to catch up to Thadeos. When Thadeos finds the city's 'weapon,' a device that uses sound waves to create sand storms that can immobilize anything that gets in it's way. Soon Baloo and Louie save Katie, but are pursued by Scarabs and minions. Katie tells them that they need to ring 'The Master Bell' to end Klang's reign of terror. But they need to solve the riddles and puzzles that stand in their way.
#15 - Citizen Khan
Season 1 - Episode 41
While transporting Carnubian Kumquats back to Cape Suzette, Baloo takes a shortcut across a desert so they kumquats don't spoil as fast. However, they're shot out the sky by the Boomstone residents who are capturing people as slaves for their mines. Turns out the residents are employees of Shere Kahn, but have been forgotten about over time. They used to mine for silver, but the silver ran out years ago. Since then they've been mining Urgonium, a highly explosive rock, and have plans for selling them to the highest bidder. When Wildcat accidentally sets one rock off, his hat is knocked off and soot covers parts of his face. The new look has everyone mistaking him for Shere Kahn. The Sheriff cannot have Kahn returning to Cape Suzette, since they would then be out of a job. And on top of that, the slave miners want the Sea Duck to escape.
#16 - The Time Bandit
Season 1 - Episode 38
Baloo asks Becky for his paycheck a day early. When she refuses, Baloo has a trick up his sleeve. He asks a local radio personality to say on the air Friday that it's Saturday. He then goes to Becky's apartment and changes all calenders to Saturday. And the cherry on top, a doctored paper that has Saturday for the date. When Becky awakens, she's convinced it's Saturday and Baloo is ready to collect his paycheck. But his plan soon backfires when Becky scolds him for forgetting his Friday deliveries and docks his pay until their done. The cargo is to be delivered to Thembria, where Spigot and Dunder are (illegally) listening to the radio. When they hear it's Saturday, they inform the High Marshall that they need to change it to tomorrow, and then inform the citizens that denial it's Saturday results in death. This only leads to disaster for Baloo and Becky when they arrive and a fight for their lives.
#17 - A Star is Torn
Season 1 - Episode 23
Baloo saves the life of Kitten Kaboodle, a famous star from Starrywood. In return, she invites him to co-star in her latest movie. But when they arrive, it turns out the accident wasn't a coincidence, it's one in a series of accidents they have been occurring on the Kitten Kaboodle movie set. Becky tries to explain this to Baloo, but he's too star struck by Mrs. Kaboodle. So, alone, Becky tries to solve the case.
#18 - Gruel and Unusual Punishment
Season 1 - Episode 42
Becky is excited to be attending the Pilot's Ball. However, Baloo wants to lose some weight before escorting Becky. He decides to enter the Elizabeth Taper Center, where they have some of the strictest weight-loss counselors around. With Wildcat guiding them, he accidentally drops him off at the Bedevilled Island Prison run by the Thembrian government. Thinking the guards are the counselors, Baloo goes along with their orders with complete cooperation. This only infuriates them to commence with stricter punishments. When Baloo realizes where he is, he's accumulated enough Thembrian crimes against himself that he's officially a prisoner and he has to find a way to escape.
#19 - A Bad Reflection on You (1)
Season 1 - Episode 20
Shere Khan is losing shipments when they are delivered on a route called 'The Master Run.' When planes approach the Twin Spires, they disappear off radar. Meanwhile, Baloo is flying blind when his headlights go out, until Kit comes up with a great idea to gets them home safely. But when the media gets a hold of the story, only Baloo gets the credit. On their second job, Kit saves a child from a fall. Once again, only Baloo gets the credit. Baloo consoles Kit saying that fame isn't everything, as long as you know who you are. Later that day, Shere Khan invites Baloo to his tower. There, he gives him a trophy naming him 'The Greatest Pilot in the World.' He then offers him a job that requires him to go on The Master Run. Dumbstruck with his own fame, he accepts. But when he attempts to fly the run, he too falls the same fate of all the other pilots before him.
#20 - Louie's Last Stand
Season 1 - Episode 50
Douglas Benson cannot get everyone to stop laughing at him, except Shere Kahn who is unimpressed with all his investment ideas. When a friend takes Benson out to Louie's to forget his problems, Benson makes Louie and offer to buy his place. Louie refuses and once again Benson's the butt of all the jokes. Benson does some research, finding that Louie's deed is only good as long as he's still on the island when the previous lease expires. He then forges Kahn's signature on a document that allows Kahn's Elite Pilot Squad to force Louie off his island. No one wants to stand against Kahn's force, so it all comes down to Louie, Baloo and Kit to aid in Louie's Last Stand.
#21 - The Road to Macadamia
Season 1 - Episode 60
Louie and Baloo are going to Macadamia to drop off cargo and pick up some Macadamia nuts. But the cities economy had dropped since their last visit. When they went to the king to collect their payment and nuts, they're turned away. When they protest, a Chancellor Trample comes and tells them that they cannot afford to pay them. When Baloo and Louie investigate, they find that the chancellor is intentionally running the economy into the ground in hopes the absent-minded king will force princess Lotta L'Amour to marry him. With their income and cargo still needed, and now the help of the princess, Baloo and Louie decide to stay and help prove the chancellor is cheating the royal family.
#22 - A Bad Reflection on You (2)
Season 1 - Episode 21
Baloo is lost at sea while attempting The Master Run. Turns out Don Karnage has devised a plan that fools all pilots into thinking they are flying upside down, thus causing them to fly up (or down) into the ocean. When Karnage reads Baloo's 'Greatest Pilot in the World' trophy, he mocks and belittles him into depression. Kit tries to think of a way to get out of this mess, but Baloo is wallowing in self pity. When Kit finally gets everyone free, they are chased by the pirates. Kit makes a suggestion that will help them cripple the pirates planes, but all the other pilots say that Kit's plan won't work. Finally Baloo breaks free of his self loathing and stands up to the others telling them that Kit is the best navigator he ever had and if he says the plan will work, then the plan will work.
#23 - Whistlestop Jackson, Legend
Season 1 - Episode 29
Shere Kahn is making an under-the-table deal with the Finance Minister of Klopstokia to give Kahn Enterprises exclusive delivery contracts. At Higher for Hire, Baloo is excited that Whistlestop Jackson, the legendary ace of the skies, is helping Higher for Hire, even if he's just going to be the vice president. Jackson offers to show Baloo a few pointers, but Baloo ends up bailing him out. Becky blames Baloo for showing off, enraging him to fake an injury so Whistlestop will have to make the next delivery and reveal that he is a fraud. But the next delivery is to Klopstokia, and if done properly will result in an exclusive delivery contract. This gets Kahn's attention and he is not about to let Whistlestop, his old rival, get the upper hand... again.
#24 - All's Whale That Ends Whale
Season 1 - Episode 17
Baloo shows Kit his secret stash of cash he's saving up to buy back the Sea Duck. Then they go out to sea to fish and relax. When their bait of fish and peanut butter sinks in the water, it attracts a whale. After befriending it, Baloo and Kit head back to Higher For Hire. There, they find out there's a reward for the capture and return of the whale they found earlier. They contact Seymore of 'Seymore's See More Seaquarium' and the owner of Moby Dimple, the whale. But after they return the whale, they find that Seymore mistreats all his animals. When they call an inspector on him, he has all the angles covered to pass inspection. When their offer to buy the whale back with the Sea Duck money is turned down, Baloo and Kit decide that it's up to them to free Dimples by their own means.
#25 - The Golden Sprocket of Friendship
Season 1 - Episode 18
Cape Suzette is holding a Friendship Festival. Baloo decides to capitalize on this by selling hot dogs. But before he gets a chance to sell one dog, Becky asks him to deliver a piano to a house located on a hill. Worried that the delivery would take all day, he tricks Dunder into helping him, despite the fact that he's supposed to be guarding a box containing the golden sprocket. Meanwhile, Trader Joe and his goons get interested in what's in the box, so they disguise themselves like hot dog vendors, which only leads to loads of mistaken identity.