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"Flash the Wonder Dog" is the fourth episode of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers. It aired on March 19, 1989.

Synopsis

The episode begins with Dale watching the TV show "Flash the Wonder Dog." A few minutes later, a breaking news report comes on -- the show's star, Flash, has disappeared! Dale insists that they go and find him, so the Rangers climb into the Ranger Plane and go out to search for him. Several hours later, they find Flash in an abandoned building, being guarded by a sleeping Mepps. The Rangers manage to get Flash out, even though a cheese attack by Monty almost ruins their escape. During the escape though, the Rangers learn that the supposedly fearless Flash has an extreme fear of heights. Dale is very disappointed that his hero is apparently a fake, and they part ways, with Flash heading back to the TV station.

Meanwhile, Fat Cat (irked that the star and hero of the TV show is a dog) and his gang have been committing various crimes while disguised as Flash the Wonder Dog in order to destroy his reputation. These included filling a construction foreman's car with cement, breaking a baby's milk bottle, knocking over a stack of tomato crates, and painting over a brand new billboard. These events are discovered by the Rangers when they are aired on the news, and they know that Flash could not have committed those crimes -- because they knew he was innocent. Dale sums up their reaction, saying, "Flash may not be a hero, but he's no bad guy!" The Rangers set out to find Flash before the angry citizens do. They find him just as he reaches the TV station, and they help him escape an angry mob that chases him through the TV studio past several sets where filming is going on (including a cooking show, where the chef's soufflé is ruined, and a Bill Nye-style science show).

The Rangers, who by now have figured out that Fat Cat framed Flash for some reason, are trying to figure out a way to help him prove he is innocent when they learn that "Flash" (Fat Cat in disguise) is holding Conrad Cockatoo (Flash's former co-star who had recently been named as his replacement) hostage on set. The Rangers hatch a plan that will clear Flash and save Conrad. Gadget and Zipper head to the control room and Monty heads to one of the cameras while Chip, Dale, and Flash head for the set. With his trademark howl, Flash overcomes his fear of heights and jumps down from a catwalk, landing on Fat Cat and unmasking him, the tv station empolyes see that the Flash is a fake. Monty turns the camera around while Gadget sets up the broadcast and has Zipper hit the "transmit/on-air" button as the action unfolds. Flash is cleared on national television and gets his show back while Fat Cat and his lackeys end up being "hosed".

The episode ends with Flash thanking the Rescue Rangers profusely for helping clearing him and making him look like a hero and Chip proclaiming him an honorary Rescue Ranger.

Voice Cast

Video releases

VHS

  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Double Trouble

DVD

  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Volume 1


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Media
Chip 'n Dale Rescue RangersFeature filmVideographyVideo gameChip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2The Adventure in Nimnul's CastleThe Legend of the Chaos GodDisney ComicsThe Case of the Flying CarpetBoom! StudiosThe Big Cheese CaperGhost of a ChanceThe Rescue Rangers Save Little Red
Disney Parks
Gadget's Go Coaster
Characters
The Rangers: Chip and DaleGadget HackwrenchMonterey JackZipperFlash the Wonder DogLahwhinie

Characters: SpunkyCheddarhead Charlie and Camembert KateTammyGeegaw HackwrenchMrs. BoobyBaby BoobyConrad CockatooSergeant SpinelliOfficer Kirby and Officer MuldoonDonald Drake and PlatoFrenchieQue SeraClyde CosgroveMr. GribbishColonelBuffy RatzkiwatzkiProfessorFoxgloveMidgeHumphrey the BearKookoo and BootsSparkyNemoSpirit of the LampBric, Brac, and DTZPepto GizmoHarryHarrietHiram the MummySir ColbyTomDarby SpreeCassandraPop TopQueenieThe Pi-RatsCaptain ColonelElliottTing-a-Ling & Ming-TingBruinHeebee & JeebeeRogerMacDuffSteggyChirp SingMyronCanina La Fur
Villains: Fat CatFat Cat's GangMaltese de SadeLe Sewer and RatatouilleProfessor Norton NimnulRobot DogsNormie NimnulAldrin KlordanePercyJuice-LeeBilly the SquidSewernose de BergeracBansheeRat CaponeArnold Mousenegger and Sugar Ray LizardSpy RatsThe Greatest Spy in the WorldCaptain FinnAll Hands and Mr. StarfishLouie the Mountain LionTick-Tock the CrocodileEl EmenopioWinifredBudLouMrs. SweeneyToddJack and NickelsErolMusclesBaby ThaddeusMonrovia and PomonaKismetMr. DumptyNogCruiser and BruiserDr. PiltdownBubblesIrwina AllenQuigley and Abba-DabbaLord HowieSu LinHeinrich Von SugarbottomWexlerRatso RatzkiwatzkiMoose and RoccoZsa Zsa Labrador

Episodes
Season One: "Catteries Not Included" • "Piratsy Under the Seas" • "Dale Beside Himself" • "Flash the Wonder Dog" • "Out to Launch" • "Kiwi's Big Adventure" • "Adventures in Squirrelsitting" • "Pound of the Baskervilles" • "Risky Beesness" • "Three Men and a Booby" • "The Carpetsnaggers" • "Bearing Up Baby" • "Parental Discretion Retired"

Season Two: "To the Rescue" • "A Lad in a Lamp" • "The Luck Stops Here" • "Battle of the Bulge" • "Ghost of a Chance" • "An Elephant Never Suspects" • "Fake Me to Your Leader" • "Last Train to Cashville" • "A Case of Stage Blight" • "The Case of the Cola Cult" • "Throw Mummy from the Train" • "A Wolf in Cheap Clothing" • "Robocat" • "Does Pavlov Ring a Bell?" • "Prehysterical Pet" • "A Creep in the Deep" • "Normie's Science Project" • "Seer No Evil" • "Chipwrecked Shipmunks" • "When Mice Were Men" • "Chocolate Chips" • "The Last Leprechaun" • "Weather or Not" • "One-Upsman-Chip" • "Shell Shocked" • "Love is a Many Splintered Thing" • "Song of the Night 'n Dale" • "Double 'O Chipmunk" • "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" • "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!" • "Short Order Crooks" • "Mind Your Cheese and Q's" • "Out of Scale" • "Dirty Rotten Diapers" • "Good Times, Bat Times" • "Pie in the Sky" • "Le Purrfect Crime" • "When You Fish Upon a Star" • "Rest Home Rangers" • "A Lean on the Property" • "The Pied Piper Power Play" • "Gorilla My Dreams" • "The S.S. Drainpipe"
Season Three: "Zipper Come Home" • "Puffed Rangers" • "A Fly in the Ointment" • "A Chorus Crime" • "They Shoot Dogs, Don't They"

Objects
Ranger WingRanger PlaneScreaming EagleGyrotankMeal-O-MaticLampSteggy's SpacecraftCoo-Coo ColaGigantico Raygun
Locations
Ranger Headquarters • Happy Tom Cat Food FactoryProfessor Nimnul's Lab Dome
Songs
Rescue Rangers ThemeFat Cat StompThe Best of EverythingYou're the Best Bee for MeThe Coo Coo Cola Song
See also
The Disney AfternoonDisney XD (Netherlands)Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing TourLet's Go to Disneyland Paris

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