The BEST Episodes of The Wild Thornberrys

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 10, 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.

Darwin Plays the Palace

#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.

star 9.67
3 votes
Directors: Sylvia Keulen
Writers: Eva Almos, Ed Scharlach
Thornberry Island

#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.

star 9.67
3 votes
Directors: Becky Bristow
Writers: David Regal
Stick Your Neck Out

#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.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Cathy Malkasian
Writers: Adam Beechen
Koality and Kuantity

#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!

star 9.50
2 votes
Writers: David Regal
Chew If by Sea

#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.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Steve Russel
Writers: Monica Piper
You Ain't Seen Nothin', Yeti

#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.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Carol Millican
Writers: Adam Beechen
On the Right Track

#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.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Cathy Malkasian
Writers: David Regal
Show Me the Bunny

#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.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Becky Bristow
Writers: Adam Beechen
Reef Grief

#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.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Sylvia Keulen
Writers: Allen J. Zipper
Island Trade

#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.

star 9.50
2 votes
Rumble in the Jungle

#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.

star 9.50
4 votes
Writers: John Derevlany
Pal Joey

#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.

star 9.50
4 votes
Directors: Carol Millicam
Writers: Gene Grillo
Rain Dance

#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.

star 9.33
6 votes
Directors: Sylvia Keulen
Writers: Mady Julian, Arnold Margolin
Lost and Foundation

#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.

star 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Sylvia Keulen
Writers: Kate Boutilier
The Great Bangaboo

#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.""

star 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Cathy Malkasian
Writers: David Regal
Flight of the Donnie

#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.

star 9.17
6 votes
Directors: Steve Ressel
Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
Polar Opposites

#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.

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Steve Russel
Writers: Jill Gorey, Barbara Herndon
Clash of the Teutons

#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.

star 9.00
3 votes
Directors: Cathy Malkasian
Writers: Adam Beechen
Tamper-Proof Seal

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
You Otter Know

#20 - You Otter Know

Season 2 - Episode 20

When Kip and Biederman cause an oil spill, Eliza must save her sea otter friends.

star 9.00
1 votes
Have Yourself a Thornberry Little Christmas

#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!

star 9.00
1 votes
Luck Be an Aye-Aye

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
The Kung and I

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Dear Diary

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Becky Bristow
Writers: Alice Miller
Black and White and Mom All Over

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes