The BEST episodes written by Dan Gordon

The Gift of Life
star
8.50
10 votes

#1 - The Gift of Life

Highway to Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 25

Jonathan and Mark's latest assignment is to try and get cold hearted businessman R.R. Benson to change his ways. When subtlety fails, Jonathan decides to try the direct approach and tell Benson who he is and why he is here. When Benson refuses to change, Jonathan tells him to read the Bible. And it's during the night that a burglar breaks in and shoots Benson. Later Jonathan and Mark find Benson but he's now a spirit. That's when Jonathan takes him on a tour of his life and what he has done. Upon seeing that Jonathan tells him he's being given the opportunity to relive the last week of his life. And he tries to do the right thing this time.

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To Bind the Wounds
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8.47
11 votes

#2 - To Bind the Wounds

Highway to Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 18

Jonathan and Mark help a whole town to remember how a young soldier who was killed in Vietnam touched their lives when the attempts of his father to have a memorial made to commemorate his son are ignored.

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The Monster (1)
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8.25
13 votes

#3 - The Monster (1)

Highway to Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 10

Julian Bradley is a young artist with a facial deformity that is treated badly by the town folks. Julian meets a blind girl named Rachel and they fall in love, but an operation that could restore Rachel's sight may also destroy Julian's hopes for love.

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Swarm
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8.20
5 votes

#4 - Swarm

Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles - Season 1 - Episode 7

The battle against the Bugs moves to the watery planet Hydora, where Rico and the Roughnecks again come to Carmen's rescue when she is stranded while evacuating wounded.

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As Difficult as ABC
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8.12
23 votes

#5 - As Difficult as ABC

Highway to Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 17

Brian Baldwin learns that his hopes of being a college basketball star are dashed when he is diagnosed with cardiac insufficiency. Now he must face another challenge the challenge is that he cannot read. He tries to hide that fact but doesn't hide it very well.

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The Monster (2)
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8.12
14 votes

#6 - The Monster (2)

Highway to Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 11

Scotty must defend Julian after he is accused of assaulting Rachel....and it appears the odds are not in either man's favor.

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A Dolphin Song for Lee (2)
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8.00
7 votes

#7 - A Dolphin Song for Lee (2)

Highway to Heaven - Season 4 - Episode 22

A teen aged girl goes through an operation, that may not be successful. Mark helps Her fulfill Her dream of saving the dolphins.

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The Magnetic Telescope
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7.97
109 votes

#8 - The Magnetic Telescope

Superman - Season 1 - Episode 6

When a professor's experiments with his "magnetic telescope" endangers the city by pulling in a flaming comet from space, the mayor orders a stop to the experiments. Believing in the importance of his research and confident he can exert greater control of his device, he ignores the order and proceeds with plans to pull a larger comet in for a closer look. When the city police disable the telescope, the incoming comet descends out of control, forcing Superman to intervene to save the city from certain destruction.

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A Divine Madness
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7.87
29 votes

#9 - A Divine Madness

Highway to Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 8

Jonathan and Mark have started their assignment by meeting with one of the people that Crock Jr. wants to bulldoze, a sweet middle-aged lady named Gwen,who runs a veterinary clinic. Jonathan convinces Gwen to go with him to plead her case before Mr. Crock. Poor Gwen is nearly scared out of her wits when she meets 'King Arthur' and is ranted at for being an invader to his realm. Jonathan very smoothly convinces the man that he is a humble subject of the realm who has accompanied the Lady Guinevere, who wishes to petition her liege. The king promptly knights Jonathan and accepts the petition, stunning the lady again by offering his loving heart to her.

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A Song for Jason (1)
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7.84
16 votes

#10 - A Song for Jason (1)

Highway to Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 1

Jonathan and Mark become counselors at Camp Good Times, a summer camp for children with cancer, to help two cancer patients: a frightened little boy with an overprotective mother and an angry teenage athlete who may lose his leg to bone cancer.

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The Return of the Masked Rider
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7.79
37 votes

#11 - The Return of the Masked Rider

Highway to Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 4

Jonathan and Mark take jobs working in a local area boxing ring. The owner's grandson, Joey, has a good shot at the local championship fight against the leader of the gang causing the problems. Joey wants to win so that he can give the kids in the neighborhood an honest example to live up to, hopefully to prevent at least a few of them from joining the gangs. In order to ensure his victory, Thumper (the gang leader), kidnaps Joey's grandfather. Joey feels that his hands are tied and he has no choice but to throw the fight. Mark tries to tough talk the gang, figuring on Jonathan's angelic powers to kick their collective ass, but God doesn't see fit to grant Mark's wish and Jonathan gets beat up. He doesn't have any marks to show for the beating, but Jonathan is obviously pretty irritated with Mark over the incident, and can't figure out what he's supposed to do if God won't let him take the direct approach.

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One Fresh Batch of Lemonade (2)
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7.74
32 votes

#12 - One Fresh Batch of Lemonade (2)

Highway to Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 7

One day, while showing off for some friends by riding his skateboard and hanging on to his friend's speeding car, another car comes around a blind corner from the opposite direction and is not able to swerve out of the way in time to avoid hitting Deke. The next time we see the young man, he is in the hospital where both of his legs have had to be amputated below the knee. Feeling bitter and resentful toward everyone, Deke drives away everyone who tries to visit with him. He seems intent on simply sulking and bemoaning his fate until the day he dies. Fortunately, this is where Jonathan steps in to help. He has taken the job of physical therapist at the hospital, but it's easy to see that it's really Deke's mental and emotional state that he's there to work on. With the willing help of a quadriplegic patient named Scotty, a shy fellow student named Eleanor, and a young gymnast (Bart Connor) who is the boy who crippled Deke, Jonathan sets out to restore Deke's faith in himself. There is

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A Song of Songs
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7.73
14 votes

#13 - A Song of Songs

Highway to Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 16

James Earl Jones stars as Gabe Wilson, an old friend of Mark's and down-and-out jazz pianist who tries to re-build his life after suffering a heart attack. Gabe reconnects with an old flame named Ellie, a God-fearing widow who is having problems trying to relate to her daughter, Vanessa, the vocalist in a rock band. When Gabe tries to encourage Vanessa to pursue her dreams, he unwittingly strains the not-so-harmonious mother-daughter relationship even more. After Vanessa runs away without leaving a note, Ellie lashes out at Gabe, telling him that God made him blind to make him pay for his sins (he had become blind after a drunk driver struck his vehicle years earlier). It is up to Jonathan to reunite Ellie and Vanessa and set them both straight.

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A Dolphin Song for Lee (1)
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7.71
6 votes

#14 - A Dolphin Song for Lee (1)

Highway to Heaven - Season 4 - Episode 21

A young teen aged girl is dying, and has one more chance for a life saving operation. She has one dream that she would like to fulfill, in case She doesn't make it.

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With Love, the Claus
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7.71
5 votes

#15 - With Love, the Claus

Highway to Heaven - Season 4 - Episode 12

It's Christmas time and Jonathan and Mark's latest assignment is to try and get two divorce parents who are bickering and using their son as a pawn against each other to stop and start being parents.

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The Devil and Jonathan Smith
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7.63
18 votes

#16 - The Devil and Jonathan Smith

Highway to Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 5

Jonathan recruits a con artist's help after Jabez Stone tricks Mark into selling his soul in order to save a little boy's life, but The Devil has another agenda - acquiring the soul of an angel.

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One Fresh Batch of Lemonade (1)
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7.62
30 votes

#17 - One Fresh Batch of Lemonade (1)

Highway to Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 6

One day, while showing off for some friends by riding his skateboard and hanging on to his friend's speeding car, another car comes around a blind corner from the opposite direction and is not able to swerve out of the way in time to avoid hitting Deke. The next time we see the young man, he is in the hospital where both of his legs have had to be amputated below the knee. Feeling bitter and resentful toward everyone, Deke drives away everyone who tries to visit with him. He seems intent on simply sulking and bemoaning his fate until the day he dies. Fortunately, this is where Jonathan steps in to help. He has taken the job of physical therapist at the hospital, but it's easy to see that it's really Deke's mental and emotional state that he's there to work on. With the willing help of a quadriplegic patient named Scotty, a shy fellow student named Eleanor, and a young gymnast who is the boy who crippled Deke, Jonathan sets out to restore Deke's faith in himself.

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Another Song for Christmas
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7.55
21 votes

#18 - Another Song for Christmas

Highway to Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 13

Jonathan and Mark become involved in their own version of Dickens' classic "Christmas Carol" ... only their "Scrooge" is a heartless used car salesman.

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Terror on the Midway
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7.53
72 votes

#19 - Terror on the Midway

Superman - Season 1 - Episode 9

Lois Lane and Clark Kent are at a circus covering the events underway when one of the star attractions, a giant gorilla, is accidentally set loose. The gorilla goes on a rampage and chases after Lois, and in the process sets loose yet more circus animals. With the situation out of control and lives at stake, Clark is forced to step in as Superman.

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A Special Love (2)
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7.50
11 votes

#20 - A Special Love (2)

Highway to Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 2

Now that Diane and Scotty want to have children they decided to adopt Todd but learn that his natural parents don't want anyone to adopt him. Todd's natural parents were told some years ago that they had to put him out for adoption because he his handicapped.

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The Gathering
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7.46
437 votes

#21 - The Gathering

Highlander: The Series - Season 1 - Episode 1

Duncan McLeod is roused from his peaceful existence with the love of this life, Tessa Noel, when he is challenged to Immortal combat by Slan Quince, an Evil Immortal. An old friend and Clansman, Connor MacLeod, comes to try and convince Duncan to once more join the fray in the battle of Good versus Evil. This episode also introduces Richie Ryan, a kid from the streets whom Duncan befriends after catching him breaking into his antique store.

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A Song for Jason (2)
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7.40
14 votes

#22 - A Song for Jason (2)

Highway to Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 2

Camp Good Times is helping both Gary and Curtis in different ways, but Jason may have lost his will to keep going when his best friend is rushed to the hospital and his father still refuses to deal with Jason's illness.

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Jonathan Smith Goes to Washington
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7.36
10 votes

#23 - Jonathan Smith Goes to Washington

Highway to Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 11

Jonathan persuades an influential United States senator to restore severe Congressional budget cuts dealing with health-care, but when the senator suffers a fatal heart attack on the Senate floor, the assignment seems doomed to failure.

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The Brightest Star
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7.33
20 votes

#24 - The Brightest Star

Highway to Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 21

Jonathan and Mark help a young actress not to be so controlling around other's. Laurie soon tells Mark and Jonathan that she never wanted to be the star. She only wanted to continue acting and let someone else be the star.

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Bless the Boys in Blue
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7.33
20 votes

#25 - Bless the Boys in Blue

Highway to Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 3

When Mark wishes that Jonathan be a mortal cop "for just a little while", "The Boss" takes him up on his wish with the result that Jonathan must relinquish his angelic powers...which, considering the dangers of being a police officer, may not be a good idea.

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Another Kind of War, Another Kind of Peace
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7.33
11 votes

#26 - Another Kind of War, Another Kind of Peace

Highway to Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 4

Jonathan informs a man, Mr. Clancy that his son who died in Vietnam fathered a child. Now he is still hurting over losing his son, that he doesn't want them. But nevetheless brings them over. Now the boy is being shook down by some bullies who want his lunch money. Now the man's anger reaches it's boiling point and he throws them out. Jonathan then informs him of what his grandson has been going through. He goes out there to tell them to stop shaking him down. They try to rough them up but Jonathan gives a little bit of power to fight back. Later the man and his grandson finally reconcile.

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Change of Life
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7.29
13 votes

#27 - Change of Life

Highway to Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 15

After he and Jonathon are assigned to protect the famous actress Linda Blackwell, Mark and the actress switch bodies to see what the other has to go through. Sam Quigley is an old friend of Mark who likes Linda, but is afraid to tell her. When Mark and Linda switch bodies, Sam isn't sure that Linda is the Linda he likes.

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A Special Love (1)
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7.27
10 votes

#28 - A Special Love (1)

Highway to Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 1

Jonathan and Mark taken interest in Todd who has no desire to be in Special Olympics because he feels he can't do anything. Tries to convince Todd to get into Special Olympics to prove to himself that he can do things. Scotty and Diane learn whether they can have children or if they will have to adopt children. Diane learns her fate and it decides to adopt children but Scotty is against adoption because he wants to have a baby that looks like him and can run and play.

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All That Glitters
star
7.27
10 votes

#29 - All That Glitters

Highway to Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 14

When a major fire threatens a neighborhood, Jonathan and Mark (in the guise of priests) re-open an abandoned church as a shelter, and one of the people who take shelter there is a hustler also disguised as a priest who has found a briefcase containing $1 million and needs a place to hide from the hoods who lost it

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Help Wanted: Angel
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7.27
24 votes

#30 - Help Wanted: Angel

Highway to Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 10

Martin Lamm is waiting to hear that his script will become a movie, checking with the front desk clerk frequently to see if any mail has arrived for him. None ever does. Martin's friend, Joey,nails a poster on a pole asking for an ""angel"" in the sense Martin needs one: someone with the money to help him turn his script into a movie. Jonathan and Mark respond to the poster, not knowing what kind of angel Joey is looking for. While Jonathan and Mark are finding out what kind of angel Joey is looking for, a man named Petros arrives with the poster in his hand. He loves the script and and wants to make the movie. Petros at first scoffs at Martin's idea of using people from the neighborhood as actors in the movie, but Jonathan suggests they might find a star among the amateurs, save money and help people at the same time.

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Love and Marriage (2)
star
7.23
11 votes

#31 - Love and Marriage (2)

Highway to Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 8

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Thoroughbreds (2)
star
7.07
13 votes

#32 - Thoroughbreds (2)

Highway to Heaven - Season 1 - Episode 25

In the conclusion of a two-part story, wealthy horse breeder Mr. Armstrong (Stephen Elliott) is still dead set against the romance between his playboy son Garth (John Hammond) and the daughter of Armstrong's head trainer MacGill (Noble Willingham). It is up to angel-in-training Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon) to smooth out the course (or in this case, the bridal path) of true love. Complications ensue when the young couple elopes -- with Garth unaware that his sweetheart is suffering from cancer

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Love and Marriage (1)
star
7.06
14 votes

#33 - Love and Marriage (1)

Highway to Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 7

Jonathan and Mark taken a couple back in time to help them understand what life would of been like had they not met each other 49 years earlier. Clarence and rose are about to divorce each other because they have fallen out of love.

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Innocent Man
star
6.88
292 votes

#34 - Innocent Man

Highlander: The Series - Season 1 - Episode 4

An Immortal friend of MacLeod's is beheaded in his isolated mountain retreat where he had hoped - like MacLeod - to retire from the fight for a while. A brain-damaged, homeless veteran is charged with the grisly crime, and an attempt is made to link him to the killing of Slan Quince (the villain of episode one, 'The Gathering'), an Evil Immortal whom MacLeod himself had slain in combat. MacLeod must try and clear the innocent man and unravel the mystery of who killed his friend. Here again we get a glimpse of MacLeod's past, in flashbacks set during the American Civil War.

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Country Doctor
star
6.86
6 votes

#35 - Country Doctor

Highway to Heaven - Season 4 - Episode 14

A small town Doctor is in bad health but he can't afford to retire and there is no one else to take his place.

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Ghost Rider
star
6.82
10 votes

#36 - Ghost Rider

Highway to Heaven - Season 3 - Episode 24

Birdy Belker a mystery writer gets to meet the man of her dreams. She meets Roger bolt who was slain in 1968. Jonathan grants birdy's wish to actually meet the man she writes about. She learns that meeting the man she writes about isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Cindy
star
6.74
41 votes

#37 - Cindy

Highway to Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 4

A modern-day Hollywood retelling of the Cinderella story, only this aspiring actress Cindy wants to be accepted for who she really is and not the Eliza Doolittle her well-meaning dad wants to transform her into.

Summit
star
6.44
7 votes

#38 - Summit

Highway to Heaven - Season 2 - Episode 20

Mark and Jonathan try to reunite a mother with her son who is now the premier of the U.S.S.R. When he is told that his mom would like to see him he believes Jonathan is with the CIA and not an angel.

Scaredycat Dog
star
5.00
1 votes

#39 - Scaredycat Dog

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks - Season 1 - Episode 6

Pixie and Dixie find the perfect way to get Mr. Jinks off there tails by getting a dog that will scare and threatining Mr. Jinks.

Little Bird-Mouse
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0.00
0 votes

#40 - Little Bird-Mouse

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks - Season 1 - Episode 7

Desperately, Dixie wishes to fly like a bird, but his schoolteacher won't allow it. Then Dixie uses his ears like flaps and is able to ascend and float this way. Mr. Jinxs goes after Dixie to collect a fortune for a flying mouse, surprising Pixie and especially the schoolteacher.

Jinks' Mice Device
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0.00
0 votes

#41 - Jinks' Mice Device

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks - Season 1 - Episode 4

Mr. Jinks' new invention turns them meeces "indivisible-like." Unfortunately for him, his scheme backfires, and they mess with his head.

Jiggers...It's Jinks!
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0.00
0 votes

#42 - Jiggers...It's Jinks!

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks - Season 1 - Episode 8

After losing his temper, Mr. Jinks decides to chase after the mices for getting on his nerves.

Hypnotize Surprise
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0.00
0 votes

#43 - Hypnotize Surprise

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks - Season 1 - Episode 17

Mr. Jinks finds a way to make Pixie and Dixie do what they want by hypnotizing them, but instead he hypnotizes Dixie to make him do what he wants to do, thats when Pixie trys to save Dixie from being hypnotized.

Mouse-Nappers
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0.00
0 votes

#44 - Mouse-Nappers

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks - Season 1 - Episode 21

Once again, Pixie and Dixie are being chased by Mr. Jinks and another cat who wants to get rid of them by eating them.