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"The Return of Malcho" is the 78th episode of Aladdin that aired on February 28, 1995. It is the 65th episode to premiere in syndication.


In a large tower it shows that Jasmine, the Sultan, and the rest of the gang are all trapped within a cage and Aladdin is forced by a small mamluk-sprite to make a decision of two different doors otherwise Agrabah is doomed. Aladdin picks Door Two, but the sprite says no and drops a globe. However, it shows that Aladdin is no longer in the tower but is now sitting on the throne in his "Prince Ali" outfit as it turns out that Aladdin was merely having a nightmare. It's revealed that everybody (minus Iago) has gone away on vacation and Aladdin has become temporary Sultan until they return. Aladdin reveals to Iago that he isn't ready to be Sultan yet and the responsibility of ruling Agrabah is making him nervous. However, Iago tells him to relax and that being Sultan is easy.

The guards enter the room, Aladdin becomes worried believing that something has happened but they reveal that a scroll has arrived for him. It turns out to be a letter from Genie telling Aladdin how everyone is doing while also revealing that they know ruling the kingdom is a lot for him to handle but says that everyone has faith that he can rule Agrabah without them. The guards however don't believe that Aladdin can handle the responsibilities and think he will only cause trouble for the kingdom. The guards soon leave the throne room. Aladdin is annoyed that the guards don't believe in him and says that he can handle the job. Iago tells Aladdin to calm down and assures him that the kingdom practically runs itself and that as long as he does his job he'll be fine, but starts to wonder what would happen if a monster does attack them causing Aladdin to become worried again.

Meanwhile, high above in the sky it's revealed that Malcho has somehow been able to free himself from his freezing arctic prison and goes to Agrabah to get revenge on Iago. While Iago is in the palace gardens relaxing in the fountain, he looks up to see icicles falling from the sky and calls out to Aladdin for help, causing Aladdin to become worried and call the palace guards. Once they have arrived Iago explains what happened and thinks ice demons are attacking. However when he tries to show them the icicles, they have already melted away. Still, Iago is worried and asks Aladdin to do anything possible to stop them, however Aladdin tells the guards to instead return to their posts. Iago is annoyed that nobody believes him and asks Aladdin to call them back, but Aladdin tells him that he has he entire kingdom to watch over and can't panic everyone over nothing. Iago is now more annoyed that now Aladdin doesn't believe him causing the two to have an argument, which results in Aladdin leaving and for Iago to deal with it on his own.

Meanwhile, Malcho is watching Iago from a nearby bush and is wondering how to exact his revenge. Back at the fountain, Iago finds a scaled feather and after some thought, Iago finally realizes that Malcho has escaped and calls out to Aladdin again. In the throne room after hearing Iago's cries, Aladdin calls out to the guards again and Iago enters the room and reveals that Malcho has escaped and has come to seek revenge over imprisoning in the frozen north. Iago says that it's Aladdin's duty to help those in need, but Razoul and the guards say however that Aladdin's duty is to Agrabah and says that if something is after Iago than it's his own problem and they kick him out of the palace.

Iago is both furious and terrified and keeps calling out to Aladdin and the guards to let him back inside the palace. Inside Razoul says that Aladdin made the right decision, but after some thought Aladdin decides that they must help Iago. Meanwhile as Iago keeps begging to be let back inside, he suddenly stops and notices a large shadow and sees that Malcho has finally arrived. Terrified Iago lies to Malcho saying he's really a bird called "Phil", however Malcho is not fooled and is about to attack him, but Aladdin quickly saves him and takes Iago inside.

Everyone are trying their best to defeat Malcho and send him back outside, but just as they finally get him out, Malcho takes Iago hostage just before he's pushed out. The guards are finally able close the doors, but Aladdin orders them to be reopened to rescue Iago and they reluctantly do so. As everyone gets out of the palace they see that Malcho is about to devour Iago. But before Iago is eaten, Aladdin use bolas to trap Malcho. However despite being trapped, Malcho is able to escape underground but just before he leaves, Aladdin is able to free Iago from him.

Realizing that Iago has escaped his clutches, Malcho warns them that he'll be back. The guards are now mad as because of letting him escape, Malcho is now a threat to Agrabah and they start to blame Aladdin for this mess. Iago gets everyones attention and reminds them that Malcho is after him and says that they have two choices; They could either keep him safe in the palace where Malcho won't be able to get him, or they could leave him alone on the streets where Malcho will destroy the entire city just to hunt him down. Now convinced they decide it's best to keep Iago locked in the palace in order to secure the kingdom's safety.

At the Throne room, the guards board up the space between the marble pillars so Malcho can't get in and take Iago. While Iago himself is safe and sound, sitting on the throne enjoying himself. However, as the guards and Aladdin leave, Iago becomes afraid, but Aladdin reassures Iago that he's completely safe and leaves the throne room. Suddenly the ground starts to shake and Malcho enters the room from underground, Aladdin is able to make it to throne room to protect Iago, but Malcho locks the doors and the guards are not able to get in to help. While the guards get a battering ram to knock the doors open, Aladdin and Iago face Malcho themselves.

When the guards finally get the battering ram and knock the door open, they arrive in the room to see Malcho holding both Iago and Aladdin in his clutches. While Malcho is busy with Aladdin, Razoul sneaks behind him is able to free Iago and ties a battering ram onto Malcho's tail, and take it to the balcony causing Malcho to both release Aladdin and fall out of the palace. Aladdin congratulates Razoul on a job well done, but Iago reminds the both of them that Malcho is getting away. Malcho is able to escape but again tells everyone that he'll be back. Iago tells Aladdin to do something about this, but Razoul and the guards disagree and start to get into an argument over what Aladdin should do. Finally having enough of listening to both the guards and Iago, Aladdin tells them all to stop arguing with each other and start listening to him. He lays down the law and says since he's the sultan for now, he'll make the decisions and doesn't want to hear any backtalk, before asking if anyone has a problem with it. They don't, causing everyone to agree and he finally seems to get everyone's respect. Now having full control over the situation, Aladdin tells them he has an idea.

Later, everyone goes to a volcano and are preparing their new plan to finally defeat Malcho. Iago doesn't exactly like this idea and isn't sure it will work, but Aladdin reassures him as he ties Iago to a post. Razoul alerts the others and Malcho shows up, Aladdin says he is willing to give him Iago in return for leaving Agrabah alone. As Malcho is about to eat Iago. Aladdin tells him to wait saying that Iago could escape when really he secretly unties him and holds the parrot up to Malcho. While Malcho is distracted, Aladdin passes Iago to the guards, who hand him a hammer in return. Aladdin hits the post, the ground shakes, he and the guards run away, and Malcho gets sucked into the lava.

Back at the Throne room, as Aladdin and Iago are finishing repairing the floor, Razoul and the guards alert to them that the everyone is finally back. As Aladdin is reacquainting himself with everyone, the Sultan asks Aladdin how everything went, he and Iago tell him that everything was alright instead of mentioning Malcho. Meanwhile, Malcho gets out of the lava and decides that he now wants revenge on Aladdin and no longer cares about Iago.


"Aladdin, listen to me! Give up the bird!" - Rasoul
"Give me up? Give up your mama! It's your duty to protect the kingdom and I am— " - Iago
"EVERYONE! SHUT UP! I'm through listening to any of you. I'm the Sultan for now, I'll make the decisions. No backtalk. Anyone got a problem with that?" - Aladdin

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Disney Parks

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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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