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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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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers | Feature film | Videography | Video game | Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 | The Adventure in Nimnul's Castle | The Legend of the Chaos God | Disney Comics | The Case of the Flying Carpet | Boom! Studios | The Big Cheese Caper | Ghost of a Chance | The Rescue Rangers Save Little Red

Disney Parks

Gadget's Go Coaster

Characters

The Rangers: Chip and Dale | Gadget Hackwrench | Monterey Jack | Zipper | Flash the Wonder Dog | Lahwhinie
Characters: Spunky | Cheddarhead Charlie and Camembert Kate | Tammy | Geegaw Hackwrench | Mrs. Booby | Baby Booby | Conrad Cockatoo | Sergeant Spinelli | Officer Kirby and Officer Muldoon | Donald Drake and Plato | Frenchie | Que Sera | Clyde Cosgrove | Mr. Gribbish | Colonel | Buffy Ratzkiwatzki | Professor | Foxglove | Midge | Humphrey the Bear | Kookoo and Boots | Sparky | Nemo | Spirit of the Lamp | Bric, Brac, and DTZ | Pepto Gizmo | Harry | Harriet | Hiram the Mummy | Sir Colby | Tom | Darby Spree | Cassandra | Pop Top | Queenie | The Pi-Rats | Captain Colonel | Elliott | Ting-a-Ling & Ming-Ting | Bruin | Heebee & Jeebee | Roger | MacDuff | Steggy | Chirp Sing | Myron | Canina La Fur
Villains: Fat Cat | Fat Cat's Gang | Maltese de Sade | Le Sewer and Ratatouille | Professor Norton Nimnul | Robot Dogs | Normie Nimnul | Aldrin Klordane | Percy | Juice-Lee | Billy the Squid | Sewernose de Bergerac | Banshee | Rat Capone | Arnold Mousenegger and Sugar Ray Lizard | Spy Rats | The Greatest Spy in the World | Captain Finn | All Hands and Mr. Starfish | Louie the Mountain Lion | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | El Emenopio | Winifred | Bud | Lou | Mrs. Sweeney | Todd | Jack and Nickels | Erol | Muscles | Baby Thaddeus | Monrovia and Pomona | Kismet | Mr. Dumpty | Nog | Cruiser and Bruiser | Dr. Piltdown | Bubbles | Irwina Allen | Quigley and Abba-Dabba | Lord Howie | Su Lin | Heinrich Von Sugarbottom | Wexler | Ratso Ratzkiwatzki | Moose and Rocco | Zsa 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 Wing | Ranger Plane | Screaming Eagle | Gyrotank | Meal-O-Matic | Lamp | Steggy's Spacecraft | Coo-Coo Cola | Gigantico Raygun

Locations
Happy Tom Cat Food Factory | Professor Nimnul's Lab Dome
Songs

Rescue Rangers Theme | Fat Cat Stomp | The Best of Everything | You're the Best Bee for Me | The Coo Coo Cola Song

See Also

The Disney Afternoon | Disney XD (Netherlands) | Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour | Let's Go to Disneyland Paris

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