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Timon and Pumbaa
“Saskatchewan Catch”
Season 1, Episode 1B
Saskatchewen Catch
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Original air date September 8, 1995
Timon and Pumbaa Episodes
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"Saskatchewan Catch" is the second segment of the first episode of Timon and Pumbaa. It aired on September 8, 1995.


Timon climbs a tall tree to catch the Saskatchewan sky-high beetle, the rarest beetle in Canada, as Pumbaa directs him from the ground. He is about to capture his dinner when a singing flying squirrel frightens the bug and makes him fall to a much lower limb. He is then knocked down by another flying squirrel. As he falls, Pumbaa sets up a bedroom set to cushion Timon's fall. The flying squirrel lands softly on the bed but Timon smashes through a dresser. Timon immediately gets up and attempts to climb again. Pumbaa and Timon ask the squirrel if she will fly up to retrieve their insect meal. She agrees to help but only if they help her get the male squirrel who earlier knocked Timon down. Pumbaa is happy to be a matchmaker but Timon is very unhappy.

They first try to use a trampoline to bounce up and catch him, but Timon crashes into a branch. Next, they use a lever to propel Timon with Pumbaa's weight. This one also fails due to Timon's miscalculations. Using a very tall jack, Timon sends up a sign saying that they have free nuts for the squirrel. The male squirrel, however flies headlong into the sign and is trapped in a cage, a barbed wire fence, and an elecrified geodesic dome. They offer him a free dinner (which was actually set up by the female flying squirrel). He is excited for the meal but is completely shocked to discover that he is going to be accompanied. He is even more shocked when he sees the gorgeous female squirrel.

He is quickly enamored of her. Pumbaa cries because he is so proud that he was involved, but Timon complains about being extremely hungry. The French squirrel expresses his affection for her. He then promises to never leave her or fly freely as he used to. Timon is not happy at the squirrel being irrational but the two still fly away. Both of them are still hungry, as both of the squirrels forgot to retrieve the rare beetle for them, and Timon must attempt climbing again.


  • This is the first episode in which Timon's voice is done by Quinton Flynn.
  • Saskatchewan is the name of a Canadian province.
  • Flying squirrels are not capable of powered flight like birds or bats; instead, they glide between trees.[1]

Video releases


  • Timon and Pumbaa: Grub's On!


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