"Hercules and the Hostage Crisis" is an episode of Hercules: The Animated Series which first aired on October 2, 1998.


A terrorist group called POOTLS (People's Organization of Titanic Liberators) who worship the Titans takes Prometheus High hostage and demands Hercules as their prisoner (so Zeus can release the titans). Hercules and his guidance counselor, Mr. Parentheses, manage to avoid capture long enough to hatch a plot to thwart their captors' evil intentions, and combining brains with brawn, they bring the villains to justice.


  • Upon learning his career destiny, Icarus cheerfully declares that he's destined for a Greek chorus line and says "Gosh, I hope I get it". This is a reference to the musical A Chorus Line and its opening number "I Hope I Get It".


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