"The Prisoner" is the seventh episode of Wander Over Yonder, it originally aired on October 11, 2013 on Disney Channel and December 12, 2013 on Disney XD.


Fed up with Wander's constant botherings, Lord Hater sends Peepers to trick Wander into entering the ship so he can trap him and throw him in the ship's prison. But when Wander starts having a lot of fun, it makes the task extremely difficult for Peepers to succeed.


Peepers is laughing at the fact Lord Hater told him something, who scolds him as it's no joke and the fact Wander is a sly, cunning and crafty genus and is the only threat to his power. After a series of flashbacks explaining this, he demands Peepers to bring Wander to him immediately while he heads off to his torture room, and reminds him it won't be easy, hence the fact Wander is sly, cunning and crafty.

Meanwhile, Wander and Sylvia were napping under the stars when Wander hears someone call him. He wakes up to see Peepers outside Lord Hater's ship, and Wander follows him inside. Peepers mocks the fact that it wasn't easy and calls Lord Hater, who is in his torture room sharpening the blade of one of his swords, telling him that he got Wander. In the middle of the call however, Wander is gone, and Peepers is shocked, but learns if he catches him once, he can catch him again.

Wander explores the ship, and enjoys everything in it from electrodes to dangerous rays. Peepers runs up to him and he thanks him for inviting him on the ship, before running off to see more. Peepers chases him all over the ship, and suddenly Wander starts getting hold of the ship's driving mechanism causing it to fly out of control. After the ship stops, the space police arrive just as Peepers gets fringed into the room, and give him a ticket for speeding.

The tour continues to a room with imprisoned creatures. Wander does not like the fact the creatures are trapped and deducts one star from his five star review, deeming the fact the creatures are "lousy". He opens the cages one by one and leaves, just as Peepers enters. He realizes the cages are open and closes them all, only for Wander to suddenly deactivate the gravity in the ship causing everything to float in the air. He adds the deducted star back to his review as an addition. Wander then reactivates the gravity releasing everyone back onto the ground, even Peepers and the creatures, who are now out of their cages, and they attack him.

Peepers suddenly sees Wander repeatedly pressing a series of buttons, causing a series of booby traps to activate. He manages to dodge the traps but right when he gets to Wander, he presses one more button which teleports him to space. Lord Hater calls him and wonders why he didn't bring Wander to him yet, and he teleports back inside the ship, but realizes he's back in the room with the creatures and they attack him once more.

Wander finds his way into a more civic area of the ship and sees the map, overjoyed at the fact there's a food court. He goes there and converses with the Watchdogs, stating they have one fancy, schmancy ship to which they happily agree. At that point, an enraged Peepers tells the Watchdogs to get Wander, but he gets out of the way and accidentally bumps into one of them, causing him to drop his pie into Peeper's face. This causes the Watchdogs to have a food fight, and Peepers even gets covered in the food. After the fight, Peepers hears music in the distance, and realizes Wander has found his way to Lord Hater's bedroom.

In Lord Hater's bedroom, Wander jumps on Lord Hater's water bed and toys with a series of remotes, changing the music and even showing Lord Hater lifting weights on a jumbo-tron, which surprises Wander. Peepers barges into the room and suddenly lands on the bed with the top of his helmet down, popping it. Wander lands catches one of the remotes, which happens to be the ship's remote self-destruct button, which Peepers told Lord Hater was a bad idea.

The chase continues as Peepers chases Wander through a hall of laser guns, where he gets an idea. He gets one of them and corners Wander to a room with targets and tells him to stay still, but when he turns on the laser, Wander sees its light and tries to catch it, which gives Peepers another idea. He uses the laser to lure Wander into a prison cell, finally capturing him, but at the last minute, Sylvia punches him, knocking him out. Peepers falls on the self-destruct remote, causing the self-destruct to activate. Sylvia quickly frees Wander and he tells her the ship is amazing, to which Sylvia adds, "Not for long", and zips out. Wander thanks Peepers for the tour.

Peepers is shocked at the fact that the self-destruct has activated, just as Lord Hater returns. Peepers confesses over the fact that he had Wander and states he was wrong, and Wander is sly, cunning and crafty. He then begs Lord Hater to say the password to stop the self-destruct, and Lord Hater utters: "Lord Hater, number one superstar". This deactivates the self-destruct to Peepers' relief, but not for long as Lord Hater punishes him by zapping him with lightning.


End Credits

Wander plays a song on Hater's guitar about Lord Hater's ship and Peepers gets mad that Wander is on Hater's ship.


(Peepers lures Wander onto the ship and stands on him)
Peepers: Ooh! That was so hard! (imitates Lord Hater) "But seriously, this is not going to be easy! He's a tricky one!" (normal) Pfft, yeah, right, Lord Hater. (dials phone, sighs) If ya ask me, I should be the one in charge.
Wander: Howdy, friend! Thank you so much for inviting me on your ship, this place is amazing! Now, I'm sure we'd love to stay and chat, but there's still so much in this place I haven't seen. So, catch 'cha later!
Peepers: No, it is I who shall catch you!
Wander: (seeing the caged creatures) Well, that's one star off my five star review! These guest accommodations are lousy! (Scats and opens their cages, leaves)

Peepers: Ha! Gotcha! (sees the creatures) Sweet Betsy! (closes the cages) Where'd he go? (suddenly floats into the air)
(Wander activates the ship's gravity function, causing everyone even Peepers to float in the air)
Peepers: What the...?

Wander: Nope. Scratch that reverse it, five star review, best ship ever!
Wander: (reading a directory) Shut! Up! THERE'S A FOOD COURT?!?
Sylvia: Geez, with a guy with an eyeball for a head, how did you not see that comin'?

Background Information

  • This episode generally focuses on Peepers, while Wander has more of a supporting role.
  • Sylvia only has two cameos in this episode.
  • First time Wander and Sylvia go into Lord Hater's ship.
  • Wander said Peepers' name for the first time. Lord Hater and Peepers also said Wander's name for the first time.
  • First episode where Wander and Lord Hater have no interaction (not counting the flashback sequence).
  • The title refers to Peepers luring Wander onto the ship to be captured but ends up causing mischief throughout.
  • Wander breaks the fourth wall by staring at the screen upon seeing Lord Hater work out on his bedroom jumbotron.
  • While Peepers gets his blaster, the action is similar to Sylvia's from the episode "The Pet".


  • First time Wander is seen using his hat as a sleeping bag. (also seen in "The Box")
  • This episode reveals Lord Hater and Peepers are not friends, despite working for each other.
  • Lord Hater describes Wander as a sly, cunning and crafty genius.
  • It's revealed that Lord Hater's ship has a remote self-destruct button, which was a bad idea according to Peepers.
  • This is the first episode where Wander is shown to actually dislike something, in this case the caged creatures.
  • First episode to open at Lord Hater's ship.
  • This episode and "The Good Deed" aired exactly a week after they aired on Disney XD Latin America, on Disney XD Poland.
  • Second episode to limit Sylvia to cameo appearances ("The Picnic").
  • This is the second episode to not show an overview of a planet at the start, and to not take place on one, the first being "The Pet".
  • This is the first episode where Peepers is called "Commander Peepers".


  • Lord Hater says the password that stops the self-destruct is: "Lord Hater, number 1 super star", he previously said this in "The Picnic" and "The Greatest".
  • The Giant Robot from "The Picnic" makes an appearance.
  • In the beginning, Hater's ship appears to be in the same location it was at the end of "The Pet".


  • When we see Wander and Sylvia napping, there are two more planetoids with trees above the planetoid they're napping on. However when the camera zooms out when Peepers tricks Wander into coming onto the ship, no planetoids are visible above Wander.
  • When Wander and Sylvia are napping, Wander is sleeping in his hat. When he sits up, his hat is on his head without any action of putting it on, though it happened at an unseen moment.
  • When Wander bumps into the Watchdog with a pie, the pie flies out of the Watchdog's hands and lands on Peepers, later when Peepers gets hit with hot sauce, lemon and pepper, the pie is cleaned off him.
  • When Wander goes to a table and complements on the ship to the Watchdogs, his legs cannot be seen in the open space under the table.
  • The ship was set to self-destruct in thirty seconds, but the time between when the timer started counting down to when the self-destruct deactivates is one minute and five seconds in real time.
  • When Wander is on Lord Hater's ship, his shoes appeared to be more pale colored than usual.
  • When Peepers gets pelted with food, he has a burger stuck to the bolt on his helmet. After Wander and Sylvia leave, the burger disappears and never returns.
  • In the first flashback, when Lord Hater starts to say "shall be --" before Wander comes in, the left lightning bolt on his hood is superimposed over his mouth.
  • During the part where Peepers gloats after finally capturing Wander, when Sylvia punches him causing him to spin around, when looking closely Wander suddenly disappears from the prison cell a half second after the punch.
  • When Wander and Sylvia were napping at the beginning, the inside of Wander's hat is dark green instead of black, but when Wander runs into Lord Hater's ship, the inside of his hat is black again.
  • When Wander is shown pressing the buttons the first time, his right shoe doesn't have laces or a black stripe on it.
  • When Wander says "Best ship ever!" while spinning, his arms go behind the control panel, though it appears it's pressed against the wall.
  • When Wander scoops up the remotes, whenever he's seen up close the two remotes flying up behind him are in this order: Red self-destruct remote on top, green remote on bottom. But when the camera zooms out, they have switched places.
  • Closed captioning errors:
    • At the beginning when we see Lord Hater's ship while Peepers laughs from inside, the captions say he's crying.
    • When we see Lord Hater in his torture room, the music in the background says "Who is the universe's awesomest evildoer" but the captions say "Who in the universe is the awesomest evildoer".
    • When Peepers says "Sweet Betsy!" the captions list he is screaming indistinctly.
    • When Peepers cries out "Not Lord Hater's bedroom!" the captions exclude "Not".


  • He-Man - Lord Hater grabbing the sword and saying "I Have the Power" is a reference to the 1981-1986 toyline He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
  • Nursery Rhymes - The song Wander sings when he toys around with the lasers is a parody of the nursery rhyme "The Muffin Man".
  • While Peepers is laughing at the beginning, he sounds a lot like the Ice King. Coincidentally, both were voiced by Tom Kenny.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 - When the camera zooms into Lord Hater's bedroom when it appears, it goes through a series of doors like in the opening of the movie.
  • The Office - When Wander sees Lord Hater working out, he stares at the screen like what the characters do on the former NBC show "The Office".



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