The BEST Episodes of The Wild Thornberrys
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 6, 2019
Eliza Thornberry is not your ordinary kid. It's not just because she travels the world in an RV with her parents, Nigel and Marrianne: famous nature show hosts. Eliza also happened to be granted the magical ability to talk with and understand animals. She's now able to talk with animals and help save them from various threats along with her friend Dawrin, a chimpanzee who travels with Eliza and her family.
#1 - Darwin Plays the Palace
Season 2 - Episode 4
When Eliza gets a hunch that foul play has led to Darwin's disappearance, she sets out to rescue her long lost companion. To her dismay, she finds Darwin has become one of the most popular acts at an Indian palace where a young prince lives. It's up to her to prove to Darwin that friendship runs deeper than the glamour and glitz of showbiz.
#2 - Thornberry Island
Season 2 - Episode 17
The Thornberrys get stranded on an uncharted island, basking at first in all the beauty and the splendor, but discover soon enough that being marooned isn't all it's cracked up to be.
#3 - Stick Your Neck Out
Season 2 - Episode 5
Eliza finds a hero in a giraffe who can see distances with his height and warn others of approaching danger. However, to Eliza's dismay, the giraffe leaves the animals for his own needs. Only when Eliza herself is in danger does the giraffe return and realize his selfishness.
#4 - Koality and Kuantity
Season 2 - Episode 8
The Thornberrys discover that koalas are missing from their native groves. Eliza decides to unravel the mystery only to discover Kip and Biederman masterminding the evil plot. It is now up to her to stop the culprits from wiping out an entire species!
#5 - Chew If by Sea
Season 2 - Episode 9
When the Thornberrys leave Australia for India, Eliza can't bear to leave her wombat friend, Emily. Even though she is told not to, she brings her along. Now Eliza is constantly forced to re-create Emily's habitat in order to ensure her survival.
#6 - You Ain't Seen Nothin', Yeti
Season 2 - Episode 11
To study and protect the snow leopards from extinction and a construction site that is threatening their survival, Nigel's mentor (thought to be lost for many years) has left civilization to be a yeti. Eliza discovers his identity, helps him fend off the construction workers, and reunites him with her father.
#7 - On the Right Track
Season 2 - Episode 12
When the Thornberrys are in Finland for the annual reindeer races, Eliza feels left out. She single-handedly uncovers a plot to sabotage the races, and along with an equally excluded reindeer who didn't make the final cut, helps save the day by playing fair.
#8 - Show Me the Bunny
Season 2 - Episode 15
After Eliza saves an arctic hare from a determined stoat, she learns that underdogs come in all shapes and sizes.
#9 - Reef Grief
Season 2 - Episode 16
Eliza gets in over her head when she assumes responsibilities she can't handle. She is soon forced to don scuba gear and rescue a fumbling Nigel and a tumbling commvee under the dangerous waters of Australia.
#10 - Island Trade
Season 3 - Episode 7
Location: Zanzibar, TanzaniaDebbie and Tyler mistakenly trade the commvee for a dress at an island marketplace; Marianne and Nigel explore the Ngorongoro Crater.
#11 - Rumble in the Jungle
Season 1 - Episode 18
Eliza convinces a group of baboon-like apes to stand up to their legendary adversaries--""The Others."" Darwin, meanwhile, has met an almost identical group of apes with an identical problem. As Eliza and Darwin lead their separate groups into battle, they suddenly find themselves face-to-face--in an all out war! Now it's up to Eliza to quickly find a way avert the battle and teach the apes to get along.
#12 - Pal Joey
Season 2 - Episode 2
Eliza convinces a mother kangaroo that she can handle the responsibilities of baby-sitting. She quickly learns that this mischievous joey is more than meets the eye. After a close encounter with Tasmanian devils, Eliza is all too happy to relieve her duties and go back to being a kid herself.
#13 - Rain Dance
Season 2 - Episode 3
With the commvee broken down in the desert and no water left to survive, the Thornberrys go through desperate measures to maintain their sanity.
#14 - Lost and Foundation
Season 1 - Episode 15
When the girls discover that their parents have mistakenly taken embarrassing home movies to an awards banquet, they join forces in order to save face. Their cross-island trip turns into a race against time in order to beat their parents to the podium and stop the world from seeing them at bath time.
#15 - The Great Bangaboo
Season 1 - Episode 17
When Eliza discovers that a local performer claims he can talk to animals she believes she's found a soul mate. Eliza must enlist the help of some very ""urban"" animals to sneak into the sideshow and meet ""The Great Bangaboo.""
#16 - Flight of the Donnie
Season 1 - Episode 14
Eliza and Debbie must take over Marianne's duties when she is sick. Debbie goes with Nigel to shoot footage of a condor and Eliza must care for Donnie. Covered with feathers from a pillow, Donnie is snatched up by the condor and Eliza and Darwin must rescue him and help the condor find her real baby. In return for the favor, the condors stay on a tree branch so Debbie can get footage of them.
#17 - Polar Opposites
Season 2 - Episode 13
When a friendly polar bear is wrongly accused of vicious behavior, Eliza goes to great lengths to keep him from being harmed and learns the value of sticking by a friend in times of trouble.
#18 - Clash of the Teutons
Season 2 - Episode 10
The Thornberrys meet the Fensterkopfs who make false documentaries. The Fensterkopfs' kid lies to Eliza and gets them all stuck on a cliff. After the families barely escape an avalanche, the value of truth is learned by all.
#19 - Tamper-Proof Seal
Season 2 - Episode 19
When the Commvee is surrounded by angry seals, Eliza tries her own methods to get them to move. But she learns from her Inuit friend Jim that traditional ways have their value.
#20 - You Otter Know
Season 2 - Episode 20
When Kip and Biederman cause an oil spill, Eliza must save her sea otter friends.
#21 - Have Yourself a Thornberry Little Christmas
Season 2 - Episode 21
Eliza goes to desperate measures to help animals survive during tough times along the Skeleton Coast. Her good-will intentions, however, will soon cost her family their entire supply of holiday cheer--and their Christmas dinner!
#22 - Luck Be an Aye-Aye
Season 2 - Episode 22
When Donnie kidnaps an aye-aye for a pet, Eliza must return the ""bad luck"" omen to his home before the villagers hunt him down.
#23 - The Kung and I
Season 2 - Episode 23
When the Thornberrys visit the !Kung people, everyone is shocked to discover that Debbie can click-talk. No one is more surprised than Eliza, however, who is only ""cured"" of her jealousy by a !Kung healing ceremony.
#24 - Dear Diary
Season 2 - Episode 24
When Eliza ""accidentally"" reads Debbie's diary she learns that Debbie thinks she's an embarrassment of a sister. Debbie and Eliza have it out and learn the real truth about their relationship.
#25 - Black and White and Mom All Over
Season 2 - Episode 25
When a seemingly abandoned panda bear imprints on Debbie, Eliza doubts Debbie's ""parenting"" ability--until a monsoon convinces Eliza that Debbie can handle more than she lets on.