The BEST Episodes of The Raccoons
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2021
Network: CBC (CA)
The series features the adventures in the Evergreen Forest, "quiet, peaceful, serene", (which is depicted to be in Western Canada) of Bert Raccoon and his friends Ralph and Melissa, particularly in their attempts to thwart the industrialist actions of pink aardvark Cyril Sneer and his trio of pig henchmen. Another interesting character was the capitalist Mr. Knox—a crocodile with a New Orleans accent. Cyril's son Cedric is Bert's best friend. Usually, the series would feature the main characters learning major life lessons in teamwork, friendship, cooperation, and sometimes just helping out their fellow friends that live near the forest, human and animal alike, tangling with the tyrannical tycoon Cyril Sneer, who does not let anything as trivial as nature's defining highlights (trees, lakes, etc.) prevent him attempting to obtain a profit. Unlike many North American animated television productions, this series' characters developed significantly through its run. For instance, Cyril gradually evolves from an unrepentantly destructive capitalist to a likable and environmentally responsible, if still highly aggressive, businessman and occasional ally of the Raccoons. Likewise, Bert Raccoon matures to a degree while Cedric Sneer becomes more self-confident.
#1 - The Evergreen Grand Prix
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 14, 1985
Cyril pitches his idea called the "Sneermobile" to Mr. Mammoth. The design sounds simple enough, but when Mammoth begins to have doubts about a solar-powered car being sold, Cyril instantly halts production and gets to work on a menacing new "Sneermobile." When it seems the new car could threaten the very existence of the forest, such as be levelled for land to make a "Sneermobile Factory," Cedric's friends help him salvage the parts and rebuild the car anew. With Bert at the wheel, the car is now dubbed the "Solarcoaster." On the day of the "Sneermobile's" trial run before Mr. Mammoth, our gang brings the Solarcoaster to the race, and pretty soon, Cyril is pulling out all stops to not have his new demonic-looking Sneermobile lose. But still, almost all tricks don't hold up in the end, as the Solarcoaster makes it over the finish line in one piece, while Cyril's car is decimated by being pushed to the limits of it's "Turbo-power." Mr. Mammoth decides that through the trial run, the "So
#2 - Surprise Attack
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 11, 1985
Cyril smells conspiracy when the pigs report having overheard a disturbing conversation between the raccoons, about a surprise for Cyril that would "teach him", and involves balloons loaded with gun powder... Feeling his health and wealth threatened, he sends out his spies. Soon after, he's told the raccoons were hiding a secret weapon. He remembers Cedric's friendly relationship with the "traitors", and wants to send him to further investigate, but puts right into his private jail when he finds him in the middle of writing a warning message to them. Fortunately, little Broo manages to escape unnoticed and alert Cedric's friends, who sneak into the house at night. They free him, but in such a noisy manner that Cyril awakens and chases them into the woods on a motorcycle, in the hope they'd lead him to their hiding place, which actually happens. Finally, he reaches them standing around a huge wooden box (which he suspects to be holding the secret weapon), falls into a mad rage and tries
#3 - A Night to Remember
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 13, 1985
Bert and Ralph set off to visit The Fortress, an old "clubhouse" where they used to spend their time when they were young. They take Cedric with them, in order to introduce him into the club, but lose the girls by telling eerie stories about the place they'd go to - ghosts terrorizing unsuspecting campers, and an old spooky house. Soon, they arrive at the Fort, which turns out as a wooden cabin that could break down any minute. Before they can move in, they'll have to spend some time with repairs. They're not aware that Cyril is spending his vacations nearby (as recommended by his doctor), together with the pigs who are to serve him and watch his blood pressure, which rises dangerously when the Raccoons and Cedric start their noisy activities. The pigs are sent to check out the noise. At night, our friends row through a nearby lake, to an island where said house is located. In order to prove himself as a worthy club member, Cedric will have to spend the night in there, alone... At this
#4 - The Intruders
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 1985
While Cedric shows Ralph the inside of Cyril's new vault, the pigs mistake the two for intruders, and time-lock the vault, sealing Ralph and Cedric in 'til next Groundhog Day. Cyril tries everything he can to get them out, even the promise of a master security key hidden in the vault, but it seems hopeless, until Melissa, Bert, Broo, Sophia, and Schaeffer find out. Pretty soon, Cyril, Bert, Broo, and Melissa are dodging the extra precaution systems as they make their way underground to get to the vault.
#5 - Opportunity Knocks
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 6, 1986
Dan the Forest Ranger is offered a job in the city, and has to choose the best life for his children. Ralph is offered the post of Editor of a paper, and makes ready to leave the Forest. However, Cyril Sneer needs putting in his place, and the first issue of the Evergreen Standard is printed. Also Bert gets sick when Ralph and Melissa plan to leave.
#6 - Time Trap
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 13, 1987
Crazed by an enormous bill for back-taxes, Cyril Sneer plans to go back in time to thwart every Raccoon victory of the past, hoping to enlarge his present fortune. Hurtling through time in the machine hastily assembled by his pigs, Cyril learns the hard way that tampering with history has some serious side effects.
#7 - The Evergreen Express
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 17, 1988
Bert & Cedric find an abandoned steam train on an unmapped train track. If the legends about an infamous train robber are true, this train could solve Cyril's financial problems. The Raccoons set about restoring the train to its former glory, unaware of Cyril's scheme.
#8 - Life in the Fast Lane
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 10, 1988
Bert Raccoon risks his life and his friendship with Cedric, in an attempt to impress the tough Bix Wheelie and his gang. When faced with a real crisis, Bert's new found friends turn and run, leaving him in the lurch until Cedric saves the day. Bert learns a new respect for his old buddy and realizes that true friends are forever.
#9 - The Prism of Zenda
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 7, 1988
When Cyril Sneer loses the priceless Prism of Zenda he is forced to offer a valuable reward for its return. In his role as ace detective Bert Raccoon thwarts Cyril's scheme to swindle the public and uncovers the Prism right under Cyril's nose.
#10 - Games People Play
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 23, 1988
Bert, Cedric, and the gang surprise Cyril with a tv appearance on a game show. All he has to do is identify voices from his past to win big money. (Flash back episode.) Cyril isn't safe from the tax man, hot on his tail.
#11 - Easy Money
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 16, 1990
Bentley accidentally breaks Bert's new remote controlled car. Thinking he can find buried treasure is a cave system, he and the pigs end up trapped. Lisa and Bert must rescue them before the air runs out.
#12 - End of the Line
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 15, 1990
Sneer needs a product to sell to Mammoth and puts Cedric in charge of the factory. The product is a failure, but a trainload of garbage arrives at the Forest and sets Cedric to thinking about recycling plastics. A new business venture is born, while Ralph learns the unsettling truth about the source of the rubbish.
#13 - Endless Summer
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 19, 1990
Sneers new factory production line has teething troubles. Bentley breaks for the summer, and the pigs soon talk him into working for them. Bert is appalled. After Bentley's early sucess, the pigs feel threatened, and destroy Bentley's work. When he's fired, Bentley is despondant about losing the job. Then, Cyril finds out the truth.
#14 - Blast from the Past
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 4, 1987
Cyril panics when he learns that a former business partner Karl Snarl - whom he walked out on years before - is going "to give him what he deserves" and steps up security at Sneer Mansion. When Bert and Cedric become trapped on a rapidly narrowing ledge, Melissa has to overcome her fear of heights in order to rescue them by helicopter. Also Melissa fights her fear of flying to save Bert and Cedric.
#15 - Double Play
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 2, 1987
The Mammoth Mudheads come to the Evergreen Forest. Bert and Cedric compete for a place on the team, putting a strain on both their friendship, and ultimately their chances of winning.
#16 - The Chips Are Down
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 9, 1988
When Bert Raccoon falls victim to a Cyril Sneer advertising campaign, his friends become worried about him. Obsessed and addicted, Bert sacrifices almost everything he cherishes to win the grand prize, only to discover that there is no greater prize than friendship.
#17 - Going it Alone
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 12, 1985
Julie and Tommie, Ranger Dan's kids, are about to spend their first night alone in the woods. Before he leaves them in their tent, Dan tells them about Evergreen mountain, and a mystical being that legends claim to be living up there, watching over the mountain and protecting a dark secret. Ralph and Melissa have a discussion with Bert: they feel he's clinging to them more than he should, and doesn't grant them enough privacy. Bert's deadly insulted, but, at the same time, mightily provoked by their idea that he might be afraid of being alone... so in order to show them, he wants to undertake something truly impressive, all by himself, and decides to climb said mountain. But as soon as Cyril gets wind of Bert's enterprise, he's after him, trying by all means to prevent him from reaching the top. We then learn that the dark secret hidden there belongs to Cyril; an inheritance he hates deeply, but can't destroy due to a promise he gave. He feels he can't allow anyone else to find it, he
#18 - Cry Wolf
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 7, 1986
Bert uncovers a plot by Cyril to concrete over the Evergreen Forest. Unfortunately, Bert has been doing so much wild speculation and rumour-mongering lately that no-one will believe him.
#19 - Rumours
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 8, 1986
Rumours abound in the Evergreen Forest about the arrival of the royal family. Berts sets out on a number of arduous tasks with a Knighthood in mind, while Cyrils sees this as the ideal chance to clear his family's name.
#20 - Gold Rush
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 9, 1986
There is gold in the Emerald [Evergreen] Forest and Cyril Sneer wants it.
#21 - The Sweet Smell of Success
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 3, 1987
The Raccoons have formed a rock band and Cyril tries to enlist their help to promote a new brand of aftershave he has developed. But, although Ralph and Melissa decline, Bert can't resist the lure of starring in a tv commercial.
#22 - Power Trip!
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 5, 1987
After having his electricity cut off for failing to pay his bills, Cyril Sneer decides to build a hydroelectric dam. Meanwhile, Ralph and Melissa have gone camping and Bert is playing host to adventurous Great Aunt Gertie.
#23 - Stop the Clock
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 1987
Ralph's bookish young cousin Bentley Raccoon discovers how to have fun the Bert Raccoon way when he competes against Cyril Sneer in the Evergreen Forest Games. Bentley learns that you don't have to win to be a winner.
#24 - The Artful Dodger
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 1987
When Melissa Raccoon discovers valuable pre-historic cave paintings. Cyril Sneer plots to turn them into a moneymaking tourist trap. With the help of a mysterious cave dweller the Raccoon gang turn Cyril's destructive scheme around, transforming him into an unwitting patron of the arts.
#25 - Courting Disaster
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 1987
When the pigs mix up the Sneer Mansion's outgoing mail and send an invitation to 'merge' to Lady Baden Baden, and a 'thank you' to Mr. Knox, Cyril Sneer finds himself headed for the altar.