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"It's a Swamp Thing" is the first segment of the twenty-second episode of 101 Dalmatians: The Series. It aired on September 12, 1997.


The episode starts with Lucky in the Colonel's rail cart, admiring the images of the many campaigns which the Colonel has taken part in. He particularly admires the regimental scarf which the Colonel wears, thinking he'll look great in it. The Colonel allows him to wear the scarf for the day, and Lucky admires it in a mirror. Cadpig, Rolly and Spot arrive so Lucky can join them to look for rocks, but Lucky then notices an image of the swamp. The Colonel also explains that others call it "The Widow Maker", "Satan's Punch Hole", and "El Perdito", and he advises the pups not to ever step paw in the swamp.

Lucky, however, gets Cadpig, Rolly and Spot to come with him to the swamp, seeing it as an adventure, but the others try to obey the Colonel's advice. As Lucky tries to convince them, the scarf slightly drops into the water where Swamp Rat is swimming. Swamp Rat uses the scarf as a towel before he pulls it from Lucky's neck.

Seeing where Swamp Rat took the scarf, Lucky finds a fishing line and uses Spot as a lure to try and get the scarf back. This results in Spot fishing out a boot, getting covered in mud, and then reeling in a muffler, which causes the Dalmatians and Spot to get tangled in a tree.

The Dalmatians and Spot then head in to the swamp. Rolly reminds Lucky that the Colonel told them not to step paw in the swamp, but Lucky explains that they're not "stepping" but "wading". They arrive at the entrance of Swamp Rat's store, and he tries to sell them a color television...knob, a washer/dryer...vent, a kitchen sink...faucet, and then a '57 Chevy muffler (Lucky explains, they already have one), but Lucky asks about a scarf, and Swamp Rat invites them in to discuss it over a "friendly game of chance."

Inside Swamp Rat's store, he plays a shell game with them. Lucky thinks he knows where it is, but he picks the wrong shell (or more likely, Swamp Rat cheats) and Swamp Rat takes the Dalmatians' collars. Swamp Rat offers for them to play again, but Lucky insists where they can get the Scarf. Swamp Rat explains that he sold it to Cydne the water snake.

The Dalmatians and Spot head to the snake pit, where Spot insists that she does the talking. They summon Cydne and when Spot tries to explain what is up, Cydne thinks they're solicitors and goes back inside. While Rolly feels defeated, Lucky insists that they're not giving up. Cadpig feels tension too, and gets Spot to summon Cydne again. When Cydne reappears, Cadpig claims that she thinks that the snake needs a group hug. Cydne plays along using the "hug" as a means to constrict the Dalmatians and Spot. As he does so, Cadpig is able to ask him about a scarf, with Cydne explaining that he sold it to Steven. Cydne constricts them so hard that he accidentally launches the Dalmatians and Spot to safety, while getting himself in a knot.

The Dalmatians and Spot land in a pile of mud with Rolly angry at Cadpig for what her plan had almost caused. Lucky notes that they need to find Steven, and Spot notices a sleeping Steven wearing the Colonel's scarf. Lucky claims that he'll get the scarf, but Spot insists that she'll get it. Spot is able to sneak around Steven and get the scarf on her, but then she yells out that she got it, causing Steven to wake up and snap Spot into his muzzle.

Lucky is able to rescue Spot, and the alligator chases the Dalmatians and Spot through the swamp. During the pursuit, they interrupt a poker game that Swamp Rat is playing, causing the rat and his playmates to be sent flying. Steven then chases the Dalmatians and Spot into a tree, but the alligator soon gets stuck.

The Dalmatians and Spot are able to escape the swamp, but see that the Colonel's scarf is practically a muddy wreck. Lucky claims that he knows how to handle the Colonel and, if they act natural, the Colonel shall never know. Though as they approach the Colonel's carriage, it shows the Dalmatians and Spot haven't any fur (or feathers) on their tail sides.

The Colonel is instantly able to tell that the Dalmatians ignored his warning, and questions why they disregarded his advice. Lucky insists it was for a good reason and points out that it was to get the scarf back. However, the Colonel shows that he has an entire trunk full of regimental scarves. The Colonel explains that while a scarf may be able to be replaced, the Dalmatians cannot. He then consults with Sergeant Tibbs about a suitable punishment.

Sgt. Tibbs feels that they are a younger generation, so they are free-willed and prone to thrill seeking. The Colonel admits that it's a lesson they've all had to learn, showing that he and Sgt. Tibbs are also missing the fur from their tail sides, likely suggesting that they too did something similar to what the Dalmatians and Spot had done.



v - e - d

Animated Films: One Hundred and One Dalmatians | 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure | Video
Live-Action Films: 101 Dalmatians | 102 Dalmatians | Cruella
TV Series: 101 Dalmatians: The Series | Once Upon a Time
Music: Soundtrack
Video Games: 101 Dalmatians: Animated Storybook | 101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor | 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue | 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure | Kingdom Hearts
Books: Disney Wonderful World of Reading | Classic Storybook | Tell-A-Tale Book | Golden Sound Story

Disney Parks

Club Villain | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Entertainment: Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | The Golden Mickeys | Villains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Cinema Parade
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween Party | Happy Hallowishes | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | It's Good to Bad with the Disney Villains | Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime | Villains Mix and Mingle


One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Pongo | Perdita | Roger Radcliffe | Anita Radcliffe | Nanny | Cruella De Vil | Jasper and Horace | Bachelorettes | Dirty Dawson | Lucky | Patch | Rolly | Penny | Freckles | Pepper | Dalmatian Puppies | Danny | Scottie | Towser | Lucy | Captain | Sergeant Tibbs | Colonel | Prissy | Collie | The Cows | Labrador
101 Dalmatians: The Series: Tripod | Cadpig | Spot | Lieutenant Pug | Mooch | Mayor Ed Pig | Dumpling | Cornelia | Scorch | Swamp Rat | Cydne | Steven | Persian Pete | Vendella De Vil | Go-Go | Blaze | Cave Pup | Rebecca | Amber | P.H. De Vil | Cecil B. De Vil | Ivy De Vil | Malevola De Vil | Judge Dimsdale De Vil
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure: Thunderbolt | Lil' Lightning | Lars
101 Dalmatians: Herbert | Alonzo | Mr. Skinner | Jewel | Dipstick | Fidget | Two-Tone | Whizzer | Kipper
Video game characters: Patches
102 Dalmatians: Chloe Simon | Kevin Shepherd | Jean-Pierre Le Pelt | Dottie | Little Dipper | Domino | Oddball | Fluffy | Waddlesworth | Drooler | Chomp | Digger


ABC Episodes: "Home Is Where The Bark Is" | "He Followed Me Home" | "Love 'Em and Flea 'Em" | "Howl Noon" | "Easy on the Lies" | "Two for the Show" | "An Officer and a Gentledog" | "Bad to the Bone" | "Southern Fried Cruella" | "Swine Song" | "Watch for Falling Idols" | "The High Price of Fame" | "The Great Cat Invasion" | "No Train, No Gain" | "Rolly's Egg-Celent Adventure" | "Wild Chick Chase" | "The Dogs of DeVil" | "Dog's Best Friend" | "A Christmas Cruella" | "Out to Launch" | "Prophet and Loss"
Syndicated Episodes: "You Slipped a Disk" | "Chow About That?" | "Tic Track Toe" | "Lucky All Star" | "Shake, Rattle, and Woof" | "Cadpig Behind Bars" | "Leisure Lawsuit" | "Purred It Through the Grapevine" | "Our Own Digs" | "Goose Pimples (Goose Pamples)" | "Two Faces of Anita" | "The Fungus Among Us" | "Market Mayhem" | "Lucky to be Alone" | "Four Stories Up" | "It's a Swamp Thing" | "Roll Out the Pork Barrel" | "Alive N' Chicken" | "Prima Doggy" | "You Say It's Your Birthday" | "Oozy Does It" | "Barnboozled" | "Citizen Canine" | "Full Metal Pullet" | "Dough the Right Thing" | "Frisky Business" | "Cadet of the Month" | "Valentine Daze" | "Close But No Cigar" | "Invasion of the Doggy Snatchers" | "Smoke Detectors" | "Lobster Tale" | "Double Dog Dare" | "Mooove It On Over" | "Shipwrecked" | "Mall Pups" | "Shrewzle Watch" | "The Life You Save" | "Spots and Shots" | "On the Lamb" | "Treasure of Swamp Island" | "Lord of the Termites" | "Fountain of Youth" | "Walk a Mile in My Tracks" | "Cruella World" | "Hail to the Chief" | "Food for Thought" | "The Maltese Chicken" | "Film Fatale" | "My Fair Chicken" | "Snow Bounders" | "Gnaw or Never" | "Poison Ivy" | "Twelve Angry Pups" | "The Good-bye Chick" | "Robo-Rolly" | "Splishing and Splashing" | "Virtual Lucky" | "Cupid Pups" | "The Artist Formerly Known as Spot" | "The Nose Knows" | "K is for Kibble" | "Humanitarian of the Year" | "Beauty Pageant Pandemonium" | "Hog-Tied" | "Coup DeVil" | "Every Little Crooked Nanny" | "Cone Head" | "Channels" | "Un-Lucky" | "The Making of..." | "Best of Show" | "Walk on the Wild Side" | "Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move" | "DeVil-Age Elder" | "Jurassic Bark" | "My Fair Moochie" | "Dog Food Day Afternoon" | "Spot's Fairy God-Chicken" | "Good Neighbor Cruella" | "Animal House Party" | "Dalmatian Vacation, Part I - Road Warriors" | "Dalmatian Vacation, Part II - Cross-Country Calamity" | "Dalmatian Vacation, Part III - Dearly Beloved"


London | Regents Park | Hell Hall | Dearly Farm | Gruteley County | Cherry Tree Farm | House of DeVil


Cruella's car | Jasper and Horace's truck | Moving van | Dalmatian puppy bus | Kanine Krunchies truck | Double decker bus


Cruella De Vil | Kanine Krunchies | Dalmatian Plantation | Don't Buy a Parrot from a Sailor | March of the One Hundred and One | Cheerio, Good-Bye, Toodle-oo, Hip Hip! | One Hundred and One | 1-0-1 | Dalmatian Vacation | Surf Puppies | I See Spots | Try Again | You're the One | Digga Digga Dog | So Fabulous, So Fierce | I Love Fur | Puppies, Oh, Puppies | Twilight Bark | Up the Stair | Cover Yourselves with Soot

See Also

The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour | The Disney Afternoon | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt

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