Hercules and the Driving Test is an episode of Hercules: The Animated Series. It first aired on September 26, 1998.


Hercules makes a bet with Adonis that he can get his driver's license by sunset in an effort to impress Helen (Jodi Benson); Zeus and Hermes meanwhile make a bet with Hades that he will do the same, and if he doesn't, Hades gets the Elysian Fields. Zeus promises to stay out of it, but Hades doesn't, sending Pain and Panic to stop him. Phil tries to teach Hercules a thing or two, but he eventually goes on his own with Cassandra and Icarus, getting detoured into a game show with Sphinx Martindale (Wink Martindale). After answering the question and winning a chariot, he takes the test, despite being delayed by Pain and Panic. His instructor is tough city trooper Chipacles, so Zeus and Hermes force Phil to aid Hercules. Despite having massive fireballs thrown at them by Hades, Hercules eventually gets his license, impressing Helen and even Adonis, while Zeus gives Hades a teasing "I told you so".


  • Cassandra describes Helen as "the face most likely to launch an international conflict". This is a reference to Greek mythology, where Helen of Troy was considered the most beautiful woman in the world and brought about the Trojan War.