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From: collins_w@cubldr.colorado.edu Subject: Episode Guide for Disney's Little Mermaid series Message-ID: <1993Jan25.033102.1@cubldr.colorado.edu> Organization: University of Colorado, Boulder Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1993 10:31:02 GMT Lines: 906 Here is the whole version of my episode guide for "Disney's The Little Mermaid" series, including the last two new entries. I have included the titles list again, with a 'CUT HERE' separating the two files. I am still working on my detailed episode guide for "Saban's Adventures of The Little Mermaid", which is even more detailed (note that it is called a 'detailed' episode guide instead :-) ). The file is already formatted for printing (and has form-feeds), so do not use a filter if you print it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Neil Collins | | For email responses, please say the mail is "For Neil" on the subject line. | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------- CUT HERE ---------------------------------- Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 1 First Season Episodes (14 - 11-SEP-1992 to present) 1 - Whale of a Tale 2 - "THE GREAT SEBASTIAN" 3 - "STORMY" 4 - "URCHIN" 5 - "DOUBLE BUBBLE" 6 - "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE" 7 - "CHARMED" 8 - "MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE" 9 - "THE EVIL MANTA" 10 - "THINGAMAJIGGER" 11 - "RED" 12 - "BEACHED" 13 - "TRIDENT TRUE" 14 - "EEL-ECTRIC CITY" ---------------------------------- CUT HERE ---------------------------------- Disney's The Little Mermaid series Episode Guide by Neil Collins Last updated 24-JAN-1993 Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 1 Whale of a Tale 1 - Title: Whale of a Tale Summary: Ariel finds a lost baby killer whale, and names him Spot. She tries to keep him hidden from King Triton & Sebastian, which fails. Ariel, Sebastian, & Flounder need to teach Spot to defend himself, so that he can survive on his own. Songs: "JUST A LITTLE LOVE" - sung by Ariel. "YOU GOT TO BE YOU" - sung by Sebastian (with some help from some backup singers). Tape: #TDK2 (beginning), 11-SEP-92 (SP). Characters: Story: Ariel finds a lost baby killer whale, and names him Spot, because of a spot on his tail-fin. She hides him in her room, but Sebastian discovers him and disapproves of this. Ariel & Sebastian then try to keep Spot hidden from King Triton, but her father eventually discovers him. King Triton tells Ariel & Sebastian that they must teach Spot to be able to survive on his own. Just when Ariel, Sebastian, & Flounder figure it is hopeless to teach Spot how to defend himself, some sharks attack, chasing after them. Spot attacks the sharks, saving all of them! Spot then hears his family and returns to them. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 2 "THE GREAT SEBASTIAN" 2 - Title: "THE GREAT SEBASTIAN" Summary: King Triton sends Sebastian as his ambassador of peace to arrange for a peace conference with Sharkania. The Sharkanians agree to this, but instead are planning to attack Atlantica. Tape: #TDK2 (2nd episode on tape), 12-SEP-92 (SP). #TDK9 (3rd episode on tape), 12-DEC-92 (SP) - There was no voice-over during the closing credits. Characters: Story: King Triton wants to make peace with the Sharkanians. He has been searching for an expert on Sharkania to be his advisor. Sebastian volunteers, saying that he is well versed in Sharkania culture (he is not). King Triton makes Sebastian his ambassador of peace, and sends him to Sharkania to arrange for a peace conference. Ariel & Flounder follow Sebastian. Emperor Sharga of the Sharkanians agrees to Sebastian's proposal. After the meeting, Ariel & Flounder swim off to explore Sharkania. They discover that the Sharkanians are not interested in peace, and are planning to attack Atlantica. They are hiding two Sharkanians in the lower compartment of the chest which contains a gift of treasure for Atlantica. Before Ariel & Flounder can warn anyone, they are captured! Ariel is forced to write a note to Sebastian, telling him to return to Atlantica without her & Flounder. Sebastian returns to Atlantica, with the gift of treasure. Ariel & Flounder escape their captors, and return to Atlantica to warn of the Sharkanians plan to attack. King Triton uses his Trident to drive the Sharkanians away, saving Atlantica! Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 3 "STORMY" 3 - Title: "STORMY" Summary: Ariel wants to ride a wild and giant sea horse named Stormy. Against King Triton's orders, she does ride him and is taken to the wilderness. King Triton, Sebastian, & Flounder search for her. Songs: "TO THE EDGE OF THE EDGE OF THE SEA" - sung by Ariel. This song is continued later in the episode. Tape: #TDK2 (3rd episode on tape), 19-SEP-92 (SP) - There was no voice-over during the closing credits. #TDK13 (beginning), 19-DEC-92 (SP) - The first part of the title sequence was not broadcast. Characters: Story: Ariel discovers a giant sea horse name Stormy, who is tied up and is too wild to ride. Ariel thinks that Stormy should be free, and also wants to ride him. King Triton forbids Ariel to go near Stormy. Ariel ignores her father, and sneaks out to see Stormy. But King Triton catches her, and says that he will have to sell Stormy. Ariel once again sneaks out to see Stormy, and rides off on him. Stormy is swimming very fast and takes her towards the wilderness. King Triton goes after Ariel, followed by Sebastian & Flounder. Ariel falls off of Stormy, and he returns to her. Ariel takes a nap. King Triton and the others continue to search for Ariel. Stormy is captured by two octopuses. Ariel then frees him, and rides off on him. Ariel is then knocked off of Stormy, and is knocked unconscious. Stormy rescues her, by having her land on his back. King Triton and the others then find Ariel & Stormy. Stormy returns Ariel to her father. King Triton agrees to release Stormy, when Ariel is better. When Ariel has recovered, she & her father release Stormy, so that he can be free. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 4 "URCHIN" 4 - Title: "URCHIN" Summary: Ariel & Flounder are captured by the Lobster Mobster & Shrimp. Urchin later helps Sebastian to rescue them. Crab Louie tries to rob Atlantica's royal treasure vault. Songs: "THE LOBSTER MOBSTER'S MOB" - sung by the Lobster Mobster & Shrimp. A short version of this song is sung again by Shrimp later in the episode. Tape: #TDK3 (beginning), 26-SEP-92 (SP). #TDK13 (2nd episode on tape), 26-DEC-92 (SP). Characters: Story: The Lobster Mobster & Shrimp discover Urchin in Urchin's cave. The Lobster Mobster wants Urchin to join his mob. He convinces Urchin to steal dinner for them. Urchin sneaks into the Neptune Ball, and steals some food. Ariel sees this, and she & Flounder follow him back to his cave. King Triton sends Sebastian after them. Urchin then discovers Ariel & Flounder. Sebastian determines that the Lobster Mobster is a wanted criminal. The Lobster Mobster & Shrimp trap Ariel & Flounder in the cave, using a large boulder. They are planning to ransom Ariel for the treasure stored in Atlantica's royal treasure vault, because they believe that King Triton will pay dearly to get Ariel back. Ariel convinces Urchin to go get her father. Urchin goes in search of King Triton, but he has already left to apologize to the guests that had attended the Neptune Ball which Urchin had wrecked. Sebastian doesn't know where King Triton is. So Sebastian pretends to be Crab Louie, a notorious criminal, in order to rescue Ariel. Sebastian & Urchin capture the Lobster Mobster, using a net. Urchin leaves to rescue Ariel, leaving Sebastian on guard. But Shrimp then frees the Lobster Mobster. Urchin then frees Ariel & Flounder, by tying a rope around the boulder, and attaching the other end to a passing whale. Urchin then discovers that Sebastian has been captured in a net, and that the Lobster Mobster has escaped. The real Crab Louie, who is gigantic, grabs the Lobster Mobster & Shrimp. Crab Louie threatens to crack them. The Lobster Mobster makes a deal with him to save them, by telling him about the ton of treasure stored in Atlantica's royal treasure vault. Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, & Urchin go to see King Triton about Urchin. A guard then arrives, telling King Triton that Crab Louie is stealing from the royal treasure vault. Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 5 "URCHIN" (continued) Urchin tries to stop Crab Louie. Ariel then helps him. King Triton does not help them. They knock Crab Louie off of the treasure vault, and he falls to the ocean floor. Urchin asks King Triton if his Trident can really shoot lightning. King Triton demonstrates this on Crab Louie. The Lobster Mobster & Shrimp leave, who had been spying on Crab Louie because they wanted some of the treasure. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 6 "DOUBLE BUBBLE" 5 - Title: "DOUBLE BUBBLE" Summary: Ariel babysits the twins of the Count & Countess of Clambakersfield. The twins are kidnapped by the Lobster Mobster & Shrimp. After they are rescued, King Triton performs the right of passage ceremony for them. Songs: "DA BEDDIE BYE BLUES" - sung by the Lobster Mobster & Shrimp. Tape: #TDK3 (2nd episode on tape), 3-OCT-92 (SP). #TDK13 (3rd episode on tape), 2-JAN-93 (SP) - started using new VCR. Characters: Story: The Count & Countess of Clambakersfield visit Atlantica with their twins, so that King Triton can perform the right of passage ceremony for them. It has been a long time since they have seen King Triton. He even had red hair when they last saw him. They need a babysitter for the twins, so Ariel volunteers. Sebastian & Flounder help Ariel with the twins. The twins are nothing but trouble. The twins wander off. Ariel, Sebastian, & Flounder look for the twins, but have no luck in finding them. The Lobster Mobster & Shrimp decide to kidnap the twins so that they can obtain the Countess's pearls. Ariel, Sebastian, & Flounder save the twins from a giant squid. Sebastian is then captured by the Lobster Mobster, who uses his Bubble Gun. Ariel frees Flounder, who has been captured by the giant squid. The Lobster Mobster & Shrimp capture the twins. They are a handful for Shrimp to take care of. The Lobster Mobster accidentally traps the twins in a bubble from his Bubble Gun. The twins then float off and into a whirlpool. The Lobster Mobster & Shrimp follow them in. Ariel, Sebastian, & Flounder also follow the twins into the whirlpool. Ariel tries to grab the twins, but the bubble slips out of her grasp and bounces around. The twins' bubble then knocks everybody out of the whirlpool. The twins land on the back of a whale. Later, Ariel recovers them. Ariel then returns the twins to their parents. King Triton next performs the right of passage ceremony for them. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 7 "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE" 6 - Title: "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE" Summary: Ariel finds a message in a bottle from someone who is a prisoner in a sea monster's cave. Ariel decides to rescue him, but instead discovers Simon who is a friendly sea monster. Simon helps to drive away an enemy which is attacking Atlantica. Songs: "SING A NEW SONG" - sung by Ariel & Simon the sea monster. Tape: #TDK3 (3rd episode on tape), 10-OCT-92 (SP) - two short (fraction of a second) interruptions in the video (broadcaster's fault?). #TDK17 (beginning), 9-JAN-93 (SP). Characters: Story: Ariel finds a message in a bottle which reads "Help, I'm a prisoner in a sea monster's cave. Please rescue me". It is signed "Simon. P.S. See map on other side". Ariel decides to help. Sebastian & Flounder go with her. An enemy of Atlantica, disguised as anemones, is planning to attack so that they can loot the palace. Ariel, Sebastian, & Flounder find the cave and search it for the note's author. They discover the sea monster's room. The sea monster then returns, so they hide. He discovers and captures them. It turns out that the sea monster is really Simon, and that he is friendly. Simon has been sending out 100s of messages in bottles, so that he will have someone to attend his party, which has been set up for years. Simon asks them to please stay for the party, and Ariel says yes. Ariel invites Simon to visit Atlantica. He agrees to this. They all return to Atlantica where Ariel introduces Simon to her father. Ariel & Flounder play with Simon. Simon sleeps outside, because he is too large to fit inside the palace. The next morning, Simon disturbs everybody with his exercises. King Triton asks him to please stop, which makes him feel like a loser, so Simon runs off. King Triton goes after him to apologize. The enemy then uses this opportunity to attack, but King Triton & Simon return just in time to scare them away! Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 8 "CHARMED" 7 - Title: "CHARMED" Summary: Ariel finds a bracelet and puts it on. She then discovers that she cannot remove it. She becomes trapped in an abyss by the Flow Monster, until her father rescues her. Tape: #TDK5 (beginning), 17-OCT-92 (SP). #TDK17 (2nd episode on tape), 16-JAN-93 (SP). Characters: Story: Ariel & Flounder discover a shipwreck which contains some human objects. Ariel finds a magnifying glass, which she calls a "bigger majigger". She returns to the palace. King Triton catches Ariel with the magnifying glass, and forbids her to have human objects. He destroys it with his Trident. Ariel & Flounder swim to an abyss. Flounder sees a shiny object in the abyss, so Ariel swims down to it. She finds a bracelet, with trinkets attached to it. It is caught on a piece of coral. When she pulls on it, the chain holding the key breaks, leaving the key still stuck to the coral. She then puts on the bracelet. It is getting late, so it is time for Ariel & Flounder to head home. She needs to remove the bracelet, since her father has forbidden her to have human objects, but cannot without the key! She cannot let her father see the bracelet, so she cannot go home! She tries to remove it using a piece of coral, but fails. She determines that she needs the other piece still in the abyss, so she heads there. Ariel swims into the abyss again, to retrieve the key. Ariel finds it, but it is stuck to the coral. She is then sucked downward in a whirlpool. She sends Flounder for help. She is sucked into a large cave and just escapes the Flow Monster, who uses the suction to feed. She learns that she cannot swim fast enough to escape from the cave between feedings by the Flow Monster, so she is trapped. Flounder tells King Triton what has happened. King Triton, Sebastian, & Flounder head for the abyss to rescue Ariel. Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 9 "CHARMED" (continued) They find the place where Ariel had found the bracelet. The Flow Monster then starts to feed. King Triton, Sebastian, & Flounder head into the whirlpool and are sucked downward. King Triton zaps the Flow Monster with his Trident and saves them all. They find Ariel. King Triton uses his Trident to propel all of them upward, away from the Flow Monster. They all escape. Ariel swims back into the abyss again to find the key. She cannot free the key, and becomes caught in the Flow Monster's whirlpool again. King Triton helps her to unlock the bracelet, which is then sucked downward. He uses his Trident again to help them both escape from the abyss. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 10 "MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE" 8 - Title: "MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE" Summary: Ariel mistakenly thinks that her father is arranging for her marriage to the Olympian Prince Thor. This misunderstanding starts a war. Tape: #TDK5 (2nd episode on tape), 24-OCT-92 (SP). #TDK17 (3rd episode on tape), 23-JAN-93 (SP). Characters: Story: Ariel & Flounder are playing, by sliding down a chute. King Triton is watching Ariel play, and says to Urchin that she is old enough and that she & young Prince Thor of Olympia will be perfect together - the perfect union. King Triton goes to Olympia. Urchin asks Sebastian what a union is. He answers that it usually is a marriage. Urchin tells Sebastian what King Triton told him. Ariel & Flounder overhear this too. Ariel does not believe that her father is arranging for her marriage, and tells Urchin so. King Triton suggests the pairing of Ariel & Thor for the Aquabatics Sea Games Competition, to Thor's father Augustus, saying that it will promote peace. They decide to discuss this over lunch. Thor, who overheard the conversation, decides to check out Ariel because he doesn't want to risk his chances of winning the games. So he heads to Atlantica. Thor arrives in Atlantica, and announces that he is here for Princess Ariel. He says that she is pretty enough. Ariel then thinks that Urchin is right about the marriage. Ariel then asks Sebastian to invite Thor to dinner. Sebastian sends Urchin to invite Thor to dinner. Urchin demonstrates some fictitious Atlantian customs on Thor, so that he will not like Ariel and will not marry her. Prince Thor is insulted by this, so Ariel thinks that he will want to leave and never see her again. But he says that their union is too important to their nations, so that he is taking Ariel to Olympia. Sebastian & Urchin try to discourage Thor from taking Ariel by making up some stories about her. Thor is insulted because he thinks that they believe that Ariel is too good for him, so he leaves without her. Thor reports about his treatment to his father. King Triton does not believe this, and it causes an argument between him & Augustus. Augustus orders King Triton to leave, saying that peace is now impossible. Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, & Urchin learn the truth about Ariel's marriage from King Triton. Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 11 "MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE" (continued) The Olympians attack Atlantica. Ariel finds Thor and apologizes for the misunderstanding, but Urchin thinks that she has been captured and tries to rescue her. Instead, he is injured. Thor tells his father to stop the attack. It turns out that Urchin is OK. King Triton & Augustus decide on having peace. Ariel & Thor decide to be partners in the Aquabatics Competition. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 12 "THE EVIL MANTA" 9 - Title: "THE EVIL MANTA" Summary: Ariel frees the Evil Manta from his prison in a volcano. He causes the Atlantians to hate each other, until Ariel brings them back together. Songs: "IN HARMONY" - sung by Ariel. This song is continued a little later in the episode. Tape: #TDK5 (3rd episode on tape), 31-OCT-92 (SP). Characters: Story: King Triton, Sebastian, & Urchin leave to go watch a turtle race. Ariel finds a creature trapped in a volcano. It begs her to free it and says that it has been trapped for a long time. Flounder warns Ariel about a story of a horrible creature that ancient merpeople had locked in a mountain. The story says that if the creature gets out, all of Atlantica will be doomed. Ariel does not believe the story, and frees the creature, who turns out to be the Evil Manta! She regrets having freed him, as he heads for Atlantica. The Evil Manta convinces the Atlantians to hate each other, saying that each one is better than the others. Ariel & Flounder try to catch the Evil Manta in a net, but fail. Ariel tries to bring the Atlantians back together again, but fails. The Evil Manta makes Flounder hate Ariel! Ariel tries to get Flounder to like her again, but it turns out that he was faking it! The Atlantians drive Ariel & Flounder away. Ariel & Flounder have a flashback to the time when they were much younger, and when they first met and became friends. We learn that Flounder's real name is Guppy Number 35, but his friends call him Flounder. Ariel convinces all of the Atlantians to be friends again. This drives the Evil Manta away. King Triton, Sebastian, & Urchin return. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 13 "THINGAMAJIGGER" 10 - Title: "THINGAMAJIGGER" Summary: Ariel finds a boot, which she calls a Thingamajigger. The Lobster Mobster gets a hold of it, until the Evil Manta tries to use it to take over Atlantica. Tape: #TDK6 (beginning), 7-NOV-92 (SP). Characters: Story: Ariel finds a boot, and calls it a Thingamajigger. She takes it to the palace, and shows it to the other inhabitants. They try to determine what it is. King Triton discovers Ariel with the boot. Ariel asks him what it is. He says that it is a human object and asks everyone if they realize that humans are evil, and whatever humans drop into the sea is dangerous. King Triton says that they must get rid of the Thingamajigger, or it will destroy them all. He appoints Sebastian to be the royal disposal officer in charge of giving the Thingamajigger a proper burial far away from the palace. Ariel offers to help him. They head off with the boot, and Flounder joins them. The Lobster Mobster & Shrimp are about to do some target practicing with the Bubble Gun, but it turns out that it is broken. They then learn about the Thingamajigger from some clams, and that even King Triton is afraid of it. So the Lobster Mobster wants this powerful weapon. Ariel, Sebastian, & Flounder bury the boot. But another creature digs it up. Later, the Lobster Mobster & Shrimp find the boot. The Lobster Mobster decides to try out his new weapon by pointing it at a cliff. Just then, a cannon ball from two passing ships above destroys the cliff, leading him to believe that the weapon works. Ariel, Sebastian, & Flounder learn from the clams that the Lobster Mobster has the Thingamajigger. Later, the Evil Manta learns more about the Thingamajigger that he keeps hearing about, from the clams. He learns that it is even more powerful than King Triton's Trident! Sebastian tries to steal the Thingamajigger from the Lobster Mobster. But the Lobster Mobster sees the boot moving away, so Sebastian hides inside of it. Ariel & Flounder decide to go to a fishing port to learn more about the Thingamajigger. She learns that humans wear Thingamajiggers on their feet (she calls them fins). Prince Eric frees a porpoise that is trapped in a net, but looses a boot. Ariel then determines that all humans are not evil. He then discards the other boot into the ocean, so Ariel thinks that it must be worthless, because he just threw it away. Sebastian makes the Lobster Mobster & Shrimp believe that the Thingamajigger is alive, and scares them off. Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 14 "THINGAMAJIGGER" (continued) The Evil Manta finds the Thingamajigger. He threatens King Triton with it, so that he can take over Atlantica. The inhabitants are ready to surrender, but Ariel counters with two Thingamajiggers! The Evil Manta then retreats. Ariel then adds the boots to her Treasure Grotto. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 15 "RED" 11 - Title: "RED" Summary: King Triton is turned into a young boy, called Red, by the Youth Stone. A wicked sorceress tries to get his Trident, which will free her from her imprisonment in a cave. Songs: "DIS IS DE LIFE" - sung by Sebastian & some other characters. Tape: #TDK6 (2nd episode on tape), 14-NOV-92 (SP). Characters: Story: Ariel is giving a party. King Triton joins her in a dance, but injures his back. She wants to make him feel better. The Glowfish suggests that he knows someone who has cures and potions, who may be able to help. The Glowfish visits a sorceress in a cave, who has been trapped there for centuries. He wants Atlantica's royal jewels. He asks for and receives the Youth Stone from the sorceress. In return, he must bring her King Triton's Trident, which is powerful enough to break the curse which keeps her powers trapped in the cave, and will free her. She also gives the Glowfish a magic flute, which he is to blow when the Youth Stone is in King Triton's hands. The Glowfish gives the Youth Stone to Ariel, who gives it to her father. The Glowfish then blows the magic flute, turning King Triton into a young boy with red hair. His nickname is Red. Red is a handful for Ariel to take care of. While Red is investigating a ship passing overhead, he becomes trapped in a fishing net. The ship starts to reel him in. Ariel tells him to use his Trident to cut the net, which allows him to escape. He continues to be a handful for her. Ariel catches the Glowfish with the royal jewels. She tells him what has happened, and he takes her, Sebastian, & Red to the sorceress in the cave. The sorceress wants the Trident, and takes it from Red. Red then turns back into King Triton. He then remembers that she is a wicked sorceress that he had condemned to the cave long after his childhood, so this is why he didn't remember who she was until now. King Triton then recovers his Trident. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: There is a ship passing overhead, so Red wants to investigate it. Ariel warns him "Daddy no, humans are dangerous too!". Sebastian then adds "Now where have I heard that before?". While Red is riding a clam, Ariel says to him "Red, how many times must I tell you .... Oh no! Oh no, I'm starting to sound just like my father!". Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 16 "RED" (continued) Red injures himself on some stinging sea nettles after Ariel had warned him not to touch the plant. She then says to him "Why don't you listen? You're too young to .... Oh oh, I did it again!". Sebastian then adds "If you had a beard, I'd think you was your father, instead of him!". Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 17 "BEACHED" 12 - Title: "BEACHED" Summary: Ariel & Arista are beached (grounded) for arguing, so they cannot attend the Carnival of Tides. While the others are at the carnival, two alligators try to rob the palace. Tape: #TDK6 (3rd episode on tape), 21-NOV-92 (SP). Characters: Story: Ariel is arguing with her sister Arista. King Triton catches them. He had warned them that if they had one more argument, that they would both be beached (grounded). So they will have to miss the Carnival of Tides. King Triton, Flounder, Urchin, & Ariel's other sisters leave for the carnival. Two alligators want to rob the palace. They figure it will be easy now that everyone has gone to the carnival. Sebastian had to stay behind to look after Ariel & Arista. Ariel & Arista see the alligators trying to climb into the palace, so Ariel dumps Plankton Pate' on them, because it attracts snapping clams. Some snapping clams arrive, driving off the alligators. Sebastian goes to fetch King Triton, but is accidentally caught in a net by the alligators, who were planning to catch Ariel & Arista instead. They decide to use Sebastian as bait. They threaten to hurt him, unless Ariel & Arista come down from the palace. One of the alligators tries to capture them, but it turns out that they were just dummies filled with cannon balls. Ariel gets Sebastian back when Arista drops a rock on the alligator's tail. The alligators keep trying to rob the palace, but Ariel & Arista keep springing traps on them. Finally, Ariel & Arista capture the two alligators. King Triton, who has returned to bring Ariel & Arista to the carnival, learns what has happened. He says that they may go to the carnival, so they & Sebastian head for the carnival. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 18 "TRIDENT TRUE" 13 - Title: "TRIDENT TRUE" Summary: Ariel is looking for a father's day gift for her father. She becomes trapped in a cave by an octopus, so Urchin returns to the palace and borrows King Triton's Trident. The Trident is stolen by Moray the Eel, and ends up in the hands of the Evil Manta. Tape: #TDK9 (beginning), 28-NOV-92 (SP). Characters: Story: Urchin is playing some practical jokes on Ariel's sisters, involving their makeup. Ariel is looking for a father's day gift for her father. Urchin is sad, because he doesn't have a father. Moray the Eel tries to sell a gift to Ariel. He then mentions the legendary Glow Shells of Shark Canyon. He doesn't have any, but he does sell her a map to Shark Canyon. Ariel, Flounder, & Urchin head there. After arriving at Shark Canyon, Ariel & Flounder are trapped in a cave by an octopus, but luckily the octopus is too big to fit through the opening. But it tries to grab them using its tentacles. Ariel sends Urchin to go get her father. King Triton, who is tired after signing papers, decides to take a dip in the hot springs. But he leaves his Trident behind. Sebastian joins him. Urchin arrives at the palace looking for King Triton & Sebastian, but cannot find them. But he does notice the Trident, and decides to borrow it. The octopus continues to try to grab Ariel using its tentacles. Ariel throws rocks at it to keep it away from her & Flounder. Urchin is on the way to Ariel with the Trident. But Moray the Eel steals the Trident and captures Urchin in a net. Urchin frees himself with a broken shell, but is too late to retrieve the Trident. Urchin returns to Ariel & Flounder. He pushes a large boulder over, which the octopus narrowly escapes being crushed by. This allows Ariel & Flounder to escape from the cave, where Ariel has found a Glow Shell. Urchin tells them about the Trident. Moray the Eel tries to sell the Trident to the Evil Manta, but is only given his life in return. Ariel, Flounder, & Urchin capture Moray the Eel in a net. Moray then tells them that the Evil Manta now has the Trident. He then sells them a map to the Evil Manta's cave. Ariel, Flounder, & Urchin head there. Ariel, Flounder, & Urchin arrive at the Evil Manta's cave, but a dogfish is guarding the entrance. Urchin gets the dogfish to chase after a Blowfish Ball, leaving the entrance unguarded. This allows them to enter the cave. Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 19 "TRIDENT TRUE" (continued) Ariel throws the Glow Shell near the Evil Manta in the hopes that he will put the Trident down. This works, so Urchin grabs the Trident, but the Evil Manta sees him and grabs him. Urchin then escapes, but the Evil Manta then grabs Flounder. He offers to exchange Flounder for the Trident. Urchin fires the Trident at the Evil Manta, which hits him and drives him out of the cave. Flounder was also hit, injuring him and causing him to glow with an electrical charge. Back at the palace, King Triton uses the Trident to remove the electrical charge from Flounder. He is then OK. Ariel & her sisters give their presents to their father. Ariel gives him the Glow Shell and Urchin gives him a Squid Pen. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes : Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 20 "EEL-ECTRIC CITY" 14 - Title: "EEL-ECTRIC CITY" Summary: Ariel & Allana go to a nightclub in Eel-Ectric City with Pearl. They are endangered by an approaching Arctic current. Tape: #TDK9 (2nd episode on tape), 5-DEC-92 (SP). Characters: Story: Ariel is riding with her father in his brand new chariot. She wants to steer, so he reluctantly agrees to allow her to do so. Pearl arrives and tells Ariel that she & Allana are going to a party. Pearl tells Allana when her party is going to start. Ariel asks if she can go. This is OK with them, and Allana will help to convince their father to let Ariel go. Pearl will pick them up tonight. Ariel & Allana then convince their father to let Ariel go. Pearl arrives again to pick up Ariel & Allana. Pearl sees King Triton's new chariot and wants to borrow it. They take the chariot, and decide to let Ariel steer. Flounder follows them. Allana notices that they are going the wrong way for Pearl's house, and has Ariel stop the chariot. Pearl tells them that they are going to Eel-Ectric City instead. Flounder overhears this conversation. Ariel, Allana, & Pearl continue on their way. Flounder returns to the palace. Flounder tells Sebastian what he overheard. Sebastian & Flounder head for Eel-Ectric City. Ariel, Allana, & Pearl arrive at Eel-Ectric City. They go into a nightclub. Sebastian & Flounder arrive, but have trouble getting into the nightclub. Then someone recognizes Sebastian, who was once called Dizzy Crustacean, and they are allowed to enter. Some clams note that an Arctic current is approaching. The two Orange Roughies and their leader the Big Barracuda arrive at the nightclub. Pearl challenges them to a chariot race, and says that Ariel will steer. The royal meteorologists have informed King Triton of the approaching Arctic current. So he is going to escort Ariel & Allana home, and has arrived at Pearl's house. But they are not there, and Pearl's parents don't know where they are. King Triton needs to find them, because everything in the path of the Arctic current will be swept away. Disney's The Little Mermaid series Page 21 "EEL-ECTRIC CITY" (continued) The chariot race is about to start. The Big Barracuda refers to Ariel, Allana, & Pearl as merbabes. Pearl takes the reigns and starts to race. The Big Barracuda & the Orange Roughies crash. An old shipwreck, which Sebastian & Flounder are inside of, is about to be knocked down onto them by the Arctic current. Ariel ties the two chariots together and pulls them away just in time. As the shipwreck starts to fall, King Triton uses his Trident to return it to the cliff. Back at the palace, King Triton lectures Ariel & Allana. He beaches (grounds) them both. Special Scenes Used Elsewhere : Quotes: Mistakes :

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