The BEST Episodes of TaleSpin

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2020

Network: Disney Channel

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.

Mommy for a Day

#1 - Mommy for a Day

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 13, 1990

Everyone at Higher for Hire is working hard for a game hunter named MacKnee who wants his crate delivered. The crate contains a huge creature that gets big when it's wet and small when it's dry. Molly wants to play, but when she tries to get someone's attention it causes MacKnee's crate to fall off the pulleys and make a hole in the dock. The creature inside escapes through a small crack in the bottom of the crate and out the hole. Molly befriends the creature calling him Henry. She's able to keep him hidden from everyone since they're always occupied. But when MacKnee finds out his creature's missing, he forces everyone to aid in it's recapture, even when Henry starts to fly back to it's homeland with Molly on it's back.

star 9.02
118 votes
Directors: Ed Ghertner
Writers: Libby Hinson
Destiny Rides Again

#2 - Destiny Rides Again

Season 1 - Episode 55 - Aired Feb 8, 1991

After delivering a package, Baloo finds Kit talking to a Madam Una. Upon seeing Baloo (with a llama hat on), she mistakes him for the legendary 'Great Llama.' She then tells him of the legend of The Idol Of Doom. It's Baloo's destiny to find this idol of mass destruction that can only be destroyed by a hero (e.g. The Great Llama). Before Baloo can object, she slaps a bracelet that leads The Hero to the idol. The bracelet causes a chain of events that, through shear dumb luck, bring him to the temple the idol is hidden in. Meanwhile, they're pursued by El Gato, a man who seeks the idol for it's destructive powers.

star 9.00
4 votes
On a Wing and a Bear

#3 - On a Wing and a Bear

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 3, 1990

Shere Khan raises gas prices because Don Karnage is stealing all the gas drums. Meanwhile, Baloo finds he's flying with an expired pilots license. When he goes to get it renewed, he's reacquainted with his old Drivers License Instructor Ralph 'Love to Flunk 'Em' Throgmorton. Throgmorton makes Baloo so nervous that he can't pass the test. When he seeks other employment, Throgmorton is always there, and loses all other jobs due to a nervous breakdown. When he attempts one more time for his pilots license, they stubble upon Don Karnage and reveal his partnership with Shere Khan.

star 8.90
134 votes
Directors: Robert Taylor
Writers: Ken Koonce, David Wiemers
Polly Wants a Treasure

#4 - Polly Wants a Treasure

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 18, 1990

Baloo buys a plane load of junk, figuring he'll just fix, shine, or polish them up a little and sell them as antiques. After investigating a voice from the cargo hold, they find a parrot in a trunk. Soon, they're grounded by pirates who only take the trunk they got the parrot from. Turns out the parrot is a living map to Juan Toomany's treasure. Baloo doesn't believe the this, but Kit gives him a chance. But the pirates, after figuring out that Baloo has the parrot, are right behind Kit and Baloo has to put aside his resentment of the parrot to save them.

star 8.72
74 votes
Directors: Jamie Mitchell
Writers: Carter Crocker, Bruce Talkington
Your Baloo's in the Mail

#5 - Your Baloo's in the Mail

Season 1 - Episode 61 - Aired Feb 22, 1991

Becky wins the Pazuza Sweepstakes and is going to receive $100,000. All she has to do now is send in the winning ticket by mail and arrive at the sweepstakes office by 8 AM tomorrow. Not wanting to take chances, she decides to go all out on the postage ($17.50). However, Molly has a school play, preventing Becky from getting to the post office in time. When she considers making Baloo do it, she's reminded of the fact that Baloo always messes up 'important jobs.' Then Molly suggests to just tell Baloo that it's a normal 'non-important' job. So Becky gives the letter along with $20 and tells him to send the letter SSTISDD (Super Speed, Triple Insured, Same Day Delivery). And the cherry on top: he gets to keep the change. Baloo goes to the post office, but stops at a fast food restaurant and spends $19.98 on food. He does, after all, get to keep the change, and how much does postage cost? Baloo ends up shipping the package 18th class, which takes 10 weeks to deliver.

star 8.67
3 votes
Stuck on You

#6 - Stuck on You

Season 1 - Episode 57 - Aired Feb 12, 1991

When a reward is put on Don Karnage, he's insulted. He puts on a full attack on the cliff cannons. When he's victorious, he decides to boast in an old fashion manner: on a hot air balloon. At that same moment, Baloo is delivering several canisters of glue from a glue factory. Don Karnage is knocked out of the sky and onto the Sea Duck. Once inside, the two quarrel knocking themselves out the rear hatch. When Karnage climbs back to safety, he heroically pulls Baloo up too. Then one of the canisters comes loose and covers the two. They become glued together. Since Karnage saved Baloo's life, he promises not to turn Karnage in for the reward in return. And the pirates think Baloo killed their captain, so they attack the Sea Duck. To make matters worst, they discover that they have until 6 o'clock (3 hours) to get back to the glue factory and un-stick themselves before it becomes permanent.

star 8.50
4 votes
Mach One for the Gipper

#7 - Mach One for the Gipper

Season 1 - Episode 56 - Aired Feb 11, 1991

Baloo is reacquainted with Ace London, a highly regarded pilot. He belittles Baloo and boasts himself as the ace of the skies. They both have to pick up packages at the same cargo hold. By Ace's ignorance, he picks up Baloo's cargo of pickles and Baloo picks up Ace's cargo: A Top Secret Plane Engine. Upon realizing his mistake, Ace claims Baloo stole his cargo. He then explains the mission to his reinforcements over the radio, which is being intercepted by Don Karnage. When Baloo doesn't respond to Ace, Ace opens fire on the Sea Duck. When he realizes that the whole ordeal is over the fact he has the top secret engine, he has to personally fly back to the military airbase to clear his name.

star 8.50
4 votes
Plunder & Lightning (4)

#8 - Plunder & Lightning (4)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 9, 1990

Kit feels absolutely sad about Baloo leaving him and when Karnage welcoming him back to the pirate pack. So when he finds out that Karnage was going to destroy and takeover the world he decides to stop the explosive madness of Karnages plan. He later gets caught and is dropped to his death until Baloo rescues him , after hearing his apology on the radio at Louie's. Then later Baloo goes back to Becky with help to stop Don Karnages clashing attack. Baloo and friends save the town from the clashing attack and Karnage and his pirates are flown out of the town. Baloo finally gets his plane fixed and decides to work for Becky with Kit on his side and with Wildcat for help on fixing the plane, Baloo was happy and was ready for more adventures with his seaduck plane.

star 8.44
142 votes
Directors: Larry Latham
Writers: Mark Zaslove
Plunder & Lightning (3)

#9 - Plunder & Lightning (3)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 9, 1990

After finding out that Becky and Molly were kidnapped, Baloo and Kit decide to go and rescue them immediately from the dangerous pirates. Kit has the idea later to setup Karnage by acting like he setup Baloo and Becky. Baloo takes it furious and thinks that Kit betrayed him. Baloo, Becky and Molly escape immediately. Kit feels sad with tears finding out that Baloo didn't believe him about his plan. Karnage welcome Kit back to the family. Baloo later decided to go away from all the trouble that he was brought into....

star 8.42
207 votes
Directors: Robert Taylor
Writers: Len Uhley
A Bad Reflection on You (1)

#10 - A Bad Reflection on You (1)

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 1, 1990

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.

star 8.33
99 votes
Directors: Jamie Mitchell
Writers: Chuck Tately
A Bad Reflection on You (2)

#11 - A Bad Reflection on You (2)

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 2, 1990

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.

star 8.32
99 votes
Directors: Jamie Mitchell
Writers: Jymn Magon
The Golden Sprocket of Friendship

#12 - The Golden Sprocket of Friendship

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 27, 1990

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.

star 8.32
101 votes
Directors: Larry Latham
Writers: Steve Sustarsic
Plunder & Lightning (2)

#13 - Plunder & Lightning (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 9, 1990

Returning from the pirates, Baloo and Kit go out to find the treasure that Kit promised to share with Baloo only to find out that it's a one jewel treasure. Later Baloo finds out that a another volunteer named Rebecca Cunningham has taken over his job and wants to help him with job and process. Then later Baloo goes to Shere Kahn and thells them about the one jewel treasure that Kit took from Don Karnage. With nothing else to say, Kahn wanted the two to bring back the powerful jewel only to find out that there place was clashed and Becky and her daughter Molly was kidnapped.

star 8.31
235 votes
Directors: Larry Latham
Writers: Alan Burnett
All's Whale that Ends Whale

#14 - All's Whale that Ends Whale

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 26, 1990

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.

star 8.29
103 votes
Directors: Jamie Mitchell
Writers: Julia Jane Lewald
Plunder & Lightning (1)

#15 - Plunder & Lightning (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 1990

Kit Cloudkicker bumps into Baloo and hides a secret treasure so that his now to be enemy, Don Karnage won't find it. Actually Kit gets to know Baloo more better and tells him alot of things. Baloo and Kit are ambushed by Karnage and his pirates. When Baloo and Kit have a furious argument, Kit gets caught from the pirates and Baloo rescues him. Kit apologizes about the argument and tells Baloo that he has a treasure that he wants to share with him.

star 8.27
333 votes
Directors: Robert Taylor
Writers: Mark Zaslove
Stormy Weather

#16 - Stormy Weather

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 21, 1990

While cloud surfing, Kit pulls a stunt that shakes Baloo. When Kit reassures him that he knew what he was doing, Baloo starts to set some rules on Kit's hobby. But when he's approached by Dan Dawson who saw his aerodynamics, Kit is dazzled by his many compliments. Fearing Kit is slipping from his guidance, Baloo plans to show him some fun times at Louie's the next day. But early in the morning Kit heads back to the airfield where he and Dan Dawson are perfecting a stunt... that they both plan on performing on the road.

star 8.26
104 votes
Directors: Ed Ghertner
Writers: Jan Strnad
The Ransom of Red Chimp

#17 - The Ransom of Red Chimp

Season 1 - Episode 59 - Aired Feb 20, 1991

Louie's aunt is coming to visit, which puts Louie in red alert. She dances, she parties, and she calls Louie 'Louis.' When Louie loses control of the atmosphere, he makes a fake announcement over the radio that the air race his aunt is participating in has been moved to today, prompting her to cut the visit short. Meanwhile, Don Karnage sends his men to kidnap Louie's wealthy aunt. When Louie receives a ransom demanding $5 million, both he and Baloo decide to fight to get her back. But when they arrive, they find that aunt Louise's active lifestyle can help her take care of herself.

star 8.25
4 votes
Paradise Lost

#18 - Paradise Lost

Season 1 - Episode 62 - Aired Feb 25, 1991

Baloo is asked by a man named O'Rourke to fly him into the Mogavi desert. When Baloo questions what's out there, he tells them a tale of a lost paradise, where dinosaurs roam and long lost vegetation grows. It only appears once every 100 years, when at the break of dawn, a door opens. From that flows ancient waters deep from within the Earth. When it touches the sands of the Mogavi desert, it turns into the lost paradise. O'Rourke wants to open a tourist attraction there, and he's cutting Baloo in on the profits. All he has to do is fly him to the spot and blow open the door permanently. But when O'Rourke starts showing a darker side on their journey, Baloo begins to reconsider the deal.

star 8.25
4 votes
Her Chance to Dream

#19 - Her Chance to Dream

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 25, 1990

Baloo and Louie encounter a ghost that's been in the basement of Louie's restaurant. When they return to Higher for Hire, Becky believes the story is a cover for why Baloo didn't return with the cargo sooner. To make matters worst, Baloo forgot the cargo back at Louie's so they have to return. The two are reluctant to go, so Becky accompanies them. Upon arrival, they find nothing but the place looking like a mess. They're also greeted by a man named Captain Stansbury, who Becky takes a charm to. When they find the Sea Duck won't start, they're forced to spend the night. But during the night, they find that Captain Stansbury isn't who they think he is.

star 8.24
98 votes
Directors: Ed Ghertner
Writers: Libby Hinson
Vowel Play

#20 - Vowel Play

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 19, 1990

After a hard day of learning how to spell at school, Kit comes back to Hire For Higher to find that Becky's now investing business into sky writing. Baloo has trouble with the first customer, spelling their message wrong in the sky. Then a customer going by the name Weazel starts requesting unusual messages. Turns out that he is working with Heimlich Menudo in communicating with all the criminals in Cape Suzette via the sky writings. When the police get wise to the writings, they arrest Baloo on charges that he's involved. When they crack the code, it's up to Baloo to defect the last message, and that means he has to rely on his shoddy spelling skills.

star 8.24
109 votes
I Only Have Ice for You

#21 - I Only Have Ice for You

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 14, 1990

After tricking the pirates, Baloo starts his flight back to Cape Suzette. Over confident, Baloo gets the pirates to chase him through the canyon. However, Air Traffic Control won't clear the Sea Duck because there's a blimp already passing through. Forced to escape the pirates, Baloo sneaks around and safely passes. However, the stunt results in Baloo getting his license suspended for a week. With the need to transport an iceberg to the desert prince, Becky gets a fliers permit and decides that she will fly the plane with the help of her book 'How To Fly In 3 Easy Lessons.' Becky refuses to listen to anything Baloo suggests. After all, he got his license suspended, so what does he know? But when air pirates attack the Sea Duck, Becky soon learns that you can't learn everything from a book in one day.

star 8.21
118 votes
Directors: Robert Taylor
Writers: Don Rosa
Bearly Alive

#22 - Bearly Alive

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 24, 1990

After reading an article, Becky insists Baloo get checked out by a doctor to see how his health is holding up. Meanwhile, Kit is playing in the Sea Duck. While pretending he's a pilot, he accidentally breaks the Googleschlocker Gyrocompass. Fearing punishment, Kit tries to fix it on his own taking it to a Dr. Ohlmeyer. Baloo's check-up finds him in good health, but one more test is supposed to come in. When Dr. Ohlmeyer calls Higher for Hire to inform them that the 'patient's' time is up and that the googleschlocker is kaput, Becky mistakes him to be Baloo's doctor. Knowing that his last days are upon him, Baloo wants to fly into the Bermuda Trapezoid since he has nothing to lose. But when the truth is revealed, everyone must go stop Baloo before he makes the mistake that may end his life for real.

star 8.19
103 votes
Directors: Robert Taylor
Molly Coddled

#23 - Molly Coddled

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 17, 1990

While escaping some thugs that are chasing him, a con artist named Covington hides a talisman in the Sea Duck to be recovered at a later time. When he returns, he finds Baloo and Kit cleaning out the plane. Fearing his talisman being tossed out, he introduces himself to the crew. But before he gets his hands on it, Molly (thinking it's a doll) finds the talisman first. Not to lose it so easily, Covington starts dating Becky. Over the next few weeks does everything to appear nice while trying to get the talisman back. However, Molly never trusts Covington and proves to be a pain. But when Covington becomes desperate, he fakes an emergency call from Higher for Hire and volunteers to take care of Molly. The two being alone, Covington shows Molly his true side, so Molly shows him the feats of Dangerwoman.

star 8.19
106 votes
Directors: Jamie Mitchell
Writers: Alan Burnett, Eric Lewald
The Idol Rich

#24 - The Idol Rich

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 20, 1990

Kit takes a shortcut home, resulting in him getting in a fight. Baloo teaches Kit that when others use their strength against you, you have to start using your brains. Baloo then starts to search for a legendary idol which, if found, the Sultan of Kafusalum is giving a 13 million torbit reward. He starts his search at Louie's, who has turned his restaurant into a 'Idol Hunters Headquarters. There, they meet Col. Spigot, who's on a quest to search and find the idol in the name of the Thembrian government. When Baloo solves the mystery behind the riddle, he claims his prize, only to have it snatched away by Spigot. After several attempts to take it back by force, Baloo has to follow his own advice and start using his brains.

star 8.19
107 votes
Directors: Jamie Mitchell
It Came from Beneath the Sea Duck

#25 - It Came from Beneath the Sea Duck

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 11, 1990

Baloo and Becky go shopping and Kit is left with the responsibility of babysitting Molly. Kit has his hands full, until Molly's favorite radio program, 'Danger Woman,' comes on. During the commercial break, Molly wants ice cream. They were instructed not to go further then the corner store. Meanwhile, Don Karnage sends Mad Dog and Dump Truck to steal goods from Cape Suzette via sub. When they cut through the net that keeps all sea creatures from entering Cape Suzette's harbor, A giant squid follows them. When Molly's wagon rolls all the way down to the docks, Kit asks Molly not to tell her mom how far away they strayed. However, Becky heard everything and told Kit that he was reckless and irresponsible. But when the apartment building is attacked by the squid and the pirates on the loose, Kit's job of protecting Molly is far from over.

star 8.13
182 votes
Directors: Robert Taylor
Writers: Don Rosa