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"The Love Bug" is the 62nd episode of Aladdin, originally aired on November 22, 1994. It is the 52nd episode to air in syndication.


At Aladdin's hovel, everyone is fast asleep, however Aladdin and the others wake up to find a raincloud. Iago immediately realizes that Thundra sent the cloud as a sign of her love for him, however Aladdin believes that Thundra's rainforest is in danger. The gang go to Thundra's rainforest, however Iago still believes it to be nothing, suddenly when they see Thundra arriving Iago prepares for her affections. However, instead she tells the others to follow her and Thundra shows them an area of the forest where all the trees have been cut down, claiming them to be disappearing and can do nothing to stop it. Genie reveals he has special magic beans that will be able to grow the trees back.

While the gang helps spreads the seeds to grow the trees back, Iago tries to get Thundra's attention, however she remains uninterested, saying that she is busy and again Iago still believes she is putting on an act and believes she is doing this to get get his attention. Suddenly Abu alerts the others that the new trees are being devoured, once they take a closer look everyone realizes that the problems are termites. Genie then shrinks everyone to have a better look and them, only to discover that they are mechanical and Aladdin soon realizes that this Mechanicles' doing. Thundra notices that Aladdin and Genie are gone, but Iago doesn't care and instead asks Thundra to drop "the act" and tries to be romantic with her. However, Thundra instead becomes angry with him when she learns that Iago thinks she purposely made her trees disappear to lure him to her. She calls Iago a "cuckoo bird" and flies away, but now Iago believes that she's interested in another bird.

Still small, Aladdin and the others do their best to try and stop the robot termites, but have trouble due to their small size. Genie then reverts everyone back to normal size. Thundra then appears and everyone reveals to her that the villain Mechanicles is behind her forest being destroyed. At his hideout, Mechanicles is happy that his new invention is destroying the rainforest, as he hates all the dirt they have there, although he knows that if the rainforests are destroyed then so will the world. He instead does not care and believes that the planet will be "clean" once all of the rainforests are destroyed. Back at Thundra's rainforest, more of Mechanicles' robot termites continue to destroy more of the rainforest, everyone tries their best to defeat but to no avail as there are too many of them to handle. Soon they also discover that the termites don't just eat trees, but they will devour just about anything.

Now finally realizing that the forest really is in danger, Iago attempts to impress Thundra by leading everyone to Mechanicles' hideout. Aladdin, however, has the same idea and soon everyone leaves, but right after they do, Mechanicles' mechanical scarab, Scooter, happens to pass by. Iago decides to follow it, and soon discovers that the Greek's hideout is behind a waterfall. When Iago enters Mechanicles' laboratory, the mad scientist finds the parrot and traps him. The Greek recognizes him to be one of Aladdin's friends and prepares himself for the arrival Aladdin and the others. Iago tries to escape, but to no avail. Aladdin and the gang burst in to confront Mechanicles, but instead fall into his trap, Genie also becomes imprisoned in a small tub and is unable to help the other. When everyone wonders how Mechanicles knew they were coming, Genie alerts them all to an also imprisoned Iago and finally learn the truth.

Back at the rainforest, Mechanicles is making the bugs eat the gang, but they only eat the ropes and not the heroes due to Genie's formula of grease (except Iago). Mechanicles, with the help of the mechanical bugs, puts on an insect-shaped suit of armor and tries to destroy the gang. Everyone tries their best, but no matter how hard they fight, they can't do much damage to his armor. Mechanicles then takes Thundra hostage and threatens to hurt her, but Iago, seeing Thundra in danger, fights him and frees her in the process. Thundra now becomes worried for Iago and soon both Iago and Mechanicles fall off the waterfall. Mechanicles comes out and soon prepares to fight the group again, only to discover his armor has become rusted due to the water and it soon comes off. He also notices the rust has stained his toga, which of course, makes him flip out. Everyone then comes over to the waterfall to search for Iago, but can't find him. However much to everyone's relief, Iago emerges from the water and is alive and alright. Mechanicles gets on his mechanical bug, Scooter, and makes his escape.

With Mechanicles defeated and the rainforest being restored, Thundra apologizes to Iago for hurting his feelings and explains that whenever the forest is in danger she tends to be little "cuckoo bird" herself. However, Iago again wanting to impress her lies saying that he wasn't worried at all and isn't the romantic type. However, Thundra can easily see through Iago's act and makes him jealous by saying there's another bird, causing Iago to go into a panic. However, much to Iago's surprise Thundra then kisses him and reveals that she has a romantic interest in him, which makes Iago faint, while everyone around him cheers.


  • This episode marks the final appearance of Thundra.

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Television: Aladdin: The Series | "Hercules and the Arabian Night" | Great Minds Think 4 Themselves | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | Sofia the First | A Poem Is... | Once Upon a Time
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Video Games: Video game | Nasira's Revenge | Disney's MathQuest With Aladdin | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts coded | Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ

Disney Parks

Arabian Coast | Art of Animation | Caravan Carousel | Disney Animation Building | Garden of the Twelve Friends | It's a Small World | Le Passage Enchanté d'Aladdin | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise | Storybook Land Canal Boats | The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) | The Magic Carpets of Aladdin | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
Entertainment: Aladdin's Great Adventure | Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular | Animazment - The Musical | Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Believe | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney's Summer Oasis Splash | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disney in the Stars | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Golden Fairytale Fanfare | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey and the Magician | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | The Magic Lamp Theater | Villains Tonight! | Wishes | World of Color
Restaurants: Aladdin's Oasis | Sultan's Oasis
Shops: Adventureland Bazaar | Abu's Bazaar | Agrabah Marketplace
Parade: Aladdin's Royal Caravan | Disney's Magical Moments Parade | Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen Before | Happiness is Here Parade | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Stitch's Summer Dance Bash | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween Party | Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Show | Happy Hallowishes | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney Villains | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime | The Villains World | Villains Mix and Mingle | Villains Night Out!


Original Characters: Aladdin | Genie | Jasmine | Abu | Magic Carpet | The Sultan | Rajah | Jafar | Iago | The Peddler | Razoul | The Royal Guards | Gazeem | Prince Achmed | Harem Girls | Farouk | Two Hungry Children | Sultana
Sequel Characters: Abis Mal | Cassim | Sa'Luk | The Oracle
TV Series Characters: Sadira | Merc | Queen Hippsodeth | Scara | King Pector | The Mukhtar | Eden | Sultan Pasta Al-Dente | Dhandi | Hamed | Pharabu | Prince Uncouthma | General Gouda | Brawnhilda | Bud | Runta | Thundra | Queen Kimbla | Brisbane | Koala Kid | Machana | Fasir | Riders of Ramond | Samir the "Destroyer" | Squirt | Captain Al Bahtross | Prince Wazoo | Ajed Al-Gebraic | Amal | Abnor Mal | Mechanicles | Scooter | Zarasto the Marauder | Marauders | Zorasto | Mozenrath | Xerxes | Khartoum | Sirocco | Shaman | Mirage | Haroud Hazi Bin | Fashoom | Saleen | Armand | Ayam Aghoul | Evil Aladdin | Caliph Kapok | Sootinai | Daru Tavelevil | Malcho | Dominus Tusk | Al Muddy Sultan | Al Muddy | Aziz | Minos and Fatima | Nefir Hasenuf | Nefir's Imps | Arbutus | Magma | Amuk Moonrah | Chaos | Evil Genie | Amin Damoola | Nasira | Frigeed | Anubis | Sahkata, Razili and Farida | Sand Monster | Sand Shark | Mothias | Ding and Oopo | Queen Deluca | King Zahbar | Queen Deluca's Brothers | The Great Rift | Mamluks | Kileem | The Ethereal | Zin and Zang | Kutato | Unkbuut | Destane
Enchanted Tales Characters: Aneesa | Hakeem | Sahara | Sharma
Video Game Characters: Nasira | Bizarrah | Very Ankh-Amman
Deleted Characters: Aladdin's Mother | Genie of the Ring


Season One: Getting the Bugs Out | Mudder's Day | Fowl Weather | The Prophet Motive | Much Abu About Something | My Fair Aladdin | To Cure a Thief | Never Say Nefir | Raiders of the Lost Shark
Season Two: "Air Feather Friends" | "Bad Mood Rising" | "Do the Rat Thing" | "The Vapor Chase" | "Garden of Evil" | "Some Enchanted Genie" | "Web of Fear" | "Plunder the Sea" | "Strike Up the Sand" | "Sneeze the Day" | "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like" | "Forget Me Lots" | "Scare Necessities" | "SandSwitch" | "Lost and Founded" | "Moonlight Madness" | "The Flawed Couple" | "Rain of Terror" | "Dune Quixote" | "That Stinking Feeling" | "The Day the Bird Stood Still" | "Of Ice and Men" | "Opposites Detract" | "Caught by the Tale" | "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine" | "Beast or Famine" | "Smolder and Wiser" | "The Game" | "Poor Iago" | "The Spice is Right" | "The Animal Kingdom" | "Power to the Parrot" | "The Sands of Fate" | "Hero with a Thousand Feathers" | "The Citadel" | "Snowman is an Island" | "The Secret of Dagger Rock" | "In the Heat of the Fright" | "Witch Way Did She Go?" | "The Seven Faces of Genie" | "The Wind Jackals of Mozenrath" | "A Clockwork Hero" | "Mission: Imp Possible" | "Stinker Belle" | "Sea No Evil" | "Shadow of a Doubt" | "Smells Like Trouble" | "The Way We War" | "Night of the Living Mud" | "Egg-stra Protection" | "A Sultan Worth His Salt" | "Heads, You Lose" | "The Love Bug" | "When Chaos Comes Calling" | "Genie Hunt" | "Armored and Dangerous" | "The Lost Ones" | "Eye of the Beholder" | "Shark Treatment" | "Black Sand" | "Love at First Sprite" | "Vocal Hero" | "The Lost City of the Sun" | "As the Netherworld Turns" | "Seems Like Old Crimes" | "From Hippsodeth, with Love" | "Destiny on Fire" | "The Return of Malcho"
Season Three: "The Hunted" | "Riders Redux" | "The Book of Khartoum" | "While the City Snoozes" | "Two to Tangle" | "The Ethereal" | "The Shadow Knows" | "The Great Rift"


Agrabah | Cave of Wonders | |Crazy Hakim's Discount Fertilizer | The Sultan's Palace | The Vanishing Isle | Odiferous | The Isle of Galifem | Morbia | Very Ankh-Amman | The Land of the Black Sand | Old Wizard's Lab


Golden Scarab Beetle | Jafar's Snake Staff | Genie's Lamp | Jafar's Lamp | Eden's Bottle | Mozenrath's Gauntlet | Crystal of Ix | Blue Rose of Forgetfulness | Tree of Renewal | The Oracle's Scythe | Hand of Midas


Original: Arabian Nights | One Jump Ahead | Friend Like Me | Prince Ali | A Whole New World
Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for Me | Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend) | Forget About Love | You're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves: There's a Party Here in Agrabah | Out of Thin Air | Welcome to the Forty Thieves | Father and Son | Are You In or Out
Enchanted Tales: More Than a Peacock Princess | I've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted songs: Humiliate the Boy | Proud of Your Boy | Why Me? | Count on Me | Call Me a Princess | Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim | High Adventure | My Finest Hour | To Be Free
Broadway: A Million Miles Away | These Palace Walls

See Also

Musical | Friend Like Iago | The Disney Afternoon | Disney Renaissance | As Told by Emoji

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