Pink Panther and Pals
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|Pink Panther and Pals|
|Created by||Friz Freleng (characters: The Pink Panther and The Ant and the Aardvark)|
|Theme music composer||Henry Mancini (arranged by David Ricard)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||26 (78 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||21 minutes (whole)
7 minutes (segments)
|Distributor||MGM Worldwide Television Distribution|
|Original network||Cartoon Network|
|Original release||March 7 – August 23, 2010|
|Preceded by||The Pink Panther|
Pink Panther and Pals was an animated television series based on the classic DePatie-Freleng Panther shorts from the 1960s, produced for Cartoon Network by Desert Panther Production and Rubicon Studios in association with Mirisch-Geoffrey-DePatie-Freleng and MGM Television. The show premiered on Cartoon Network on March 7, 2010 at 7:30am, presented in both HD and SD. The series had its UK premiere on Boomerang on April, 19 at 4pm. Started airing on Boomerang Africa on September 11, 2010. The show is composed of two seven-minute Pink Panther shorts with a seven-minute Ant and the Aardvark short in between. The show is rated TV-Y7.
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther shorts are reminiscent of the classic DePatie-Freleng shorts from the 1960s and the 1970s, from art direction, silent acting, musical scoring, and story lines. The Pink Panther remains silent throughout the show, and has been aged down as a teenager. The Little Man has been renamed to "Big Nose" for this series with vocal effects provided by Alex Nussbaum. Pink Panther's donkey and Big Nose's lovable canine companion have been reintroduced as well.
The Ant and the Aardvark
The Ant and the Aardvark is based on the classic DePatie-Freleng shorts. In this version, the Aardvark's (Eddie Garvar, in the style of John Byner) Jewish sense of humor from his classic counterpart has retained, the Ant (now voiced by Kel Mitchell famous for his roles on the classic Nickelodeon series' All That, Kenan and Kel, the movie Good Burger, and the PBS series, Clifford the Big Red Dog) has been aged down like the teenage Pink Panther; however, he is never called "Charlie" (as his classic counterpart). The series now takes place in a jungle and new characters are introduced in this series.
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- The Pink Panther: The protagonist of the series. He's a cool and collected character who always seems to rub Big Nose the wrong way. As in the classic series, he is, for the most part, a silent protagonist. He is also nicknamed Pink or Pinky.
- Big Nose: Based on the original "Little Man" from the classic series. He is the neighbor of the Pink Panther and is not fond of him at all. He always ends up being upstaged by the Pink Panther in everything he tries to do where he got the Pink Panther back instead. He's depicted as short, with a big nose and a mustache, and is plain white in color. He has a pet dog that, unlike his master, has almost no problem with the Pink Panther at all.
- Hoarse: The Pink Panther's donkey, based on a horse that gave him trouble in several cartoons of the classic series.
- Dog: Big Nose's dog who is cute and lovable. Like his master, he is a plain white color and not very outstanding. He is not always fond of the Pink Panther, and is not afraid of showing his displeasure. But from time to time has shown to enjoy the Pink Panther's activities such as music and dancing.
- Ant: A small red ant, and one of the title characters of the "The Ant and the Aardvark" sketches. He is quite sharp and intelligent, and like real-life ants, is physically very strong, being able to carry objects many times his weight.
- Aardvark: A blue aardvark, and the main antagonist of the "The Ant and the Aardvark" sketches. Like real aardvarks, he wants to eat the Ant. He's sly, sneaky and appears to have awareness of the fourth wall; he frequently addresses the audience of what's going on.
- 'Eli' : A elephant, is responsible for protecting the Anteater Charlie.
- Sensei Puerco: A hedgehog or porcupine, is the rival Anteater always ruins the house along with wild animals you do not like as ever.
- CucroCroc: A cocodrille the like to party and dance but also does not like the anteater.
- Leopard: He likes to eat the anteaters, anteater Sometimes says there was a lion and also wants to eat the Leopards.
- Mockingbird: he has also named Mike, has things that pleases Mike as Repeat something to Eli saying the word.
- Tiger: A Tiger, sometimes that does not sit very well Anteater.
- Lady Gorilla: A lady having a baby gorilla named Junior, Ant When Charlie who looks after the baby.
- William Hannah (Archive audio; Uncredited) - The Pink Panther
- Kel Mitchell - Ant
- Eddie Garvar - Aardvark
- Alex Nussbaum - Big Nose
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1a||"Pink Up the Volume"||Ron Brewer||Adam Beechen||March 7, 2010|
|Big Nose wants to spend his day with quiet hobbies like assembling his ship in a bottle, stamp collecting, and pottery, but neighbor Pink Panther makes the task difficult as he plays various music instruments in his garage. Calling the police doesn't help as they join Pinky to form a band. As a last resort, Big Nose takes his dog with him to the furthest, most isolated cabin he can think of. Even that doesn't work since his dog enjoys music and manages to get the stuffed animals in the cabin animated enough to join him in a jam session.|
|1b||"Zeus Juice"||John Over||John Over||March 7, 2010|
|Aardvark is out of shape and finds himself too worn out to chase Ant. He returns to his cave where he develops various energy drinks to give him the necessary boost to chase Ant in the jungle. However, increased speed, laser vision, powerful nostril suction, and even boosted intelligence aren't enough to get the better of the crafty Ant. Aardvark finally catches him the old fashion way. However, Ant takes an energy drink of his own to get increased strength to set himself free and show off his new pecs to Aardvark, which he then decides to order pizza next time he's hungry.|
|1c||"A Pink and Stormy Night"||Ron Brewer||Ken Segall||March 7, 2010|
|Mad scientist Big Nose invents a machine that can turn anyone into a monster. He wants a test subject and calls in pizza delivery boy Pink Panther in hopes of turning him into one. However, his efforts backfire and only his dog ends up transforming into a monster. Big Nose's last try results in him turning gigantic and chases his dog and Pinky in his castle. However, his even bigger and angrier wife intervenes, forcing the scientist to pay Pinky for the pizza, who obliges by delivering a giant-sized pizza to satisfy the woman's appetite.|
|2a||"Pink Hi-Tops"||Ron Brewer||Ken Segall||March 14, 2010|
|Pink Panther wants the latest pair of hi-top sneakers that everyone has. A golden pair that seem to have a life of their own come along and get on his feet, causing him to zoom all over the world at fast speeds. He makes it back to the city, but has trouble removing the sneakers until he finds himself on a jetliner. The hi-tops eventually come off his feet, but when Big Nose is walking his dog, he puts them on and gets carried off the same way.|
|2b||"Land of the Gi-Ants"||John Over||John Over
Denise Downer (story)
|March 14, 2010|
|After Aardvark unwittingly gets into a tiff with Eli the Elephant, the pachyderm drops him into a prehistoric subterranean world where aardvarks are significantly smaller than primitive ants. Modern day Aardvark tries to train his prehistoric counterpart on how to catch a giant ant, but their efforts are unsuccessful. Aardvark then gets into a tiff with a woolly mammoth, who knocks him back home to the jungle, before Eli drops him back down to the prehistoric world.|
|2c||"Pink Thumb"||Ron Brewer||Adam Beechen||March 14, 2010|
|Pink Panther enjoys his luscious green garden until a factory is built nearby, causing pollution to ruin the plants. Upon sneaking in, Pinky discovers it's an automated factory that's run by Big Nose, who's utilizing various robots, including a dog to keep intruders out. Panther counters by growing various plants and trees inside to get the better of Big Nose and the robots.|
|3a||"Pink Magic"||Cecilia Aranovich||Ken Segall||March 21, 2010|
|Pink Panther takes over Big Nose's magic show, drawing a big crowd and applause, leaving the disgruntled magician to try to get back on stage to win back the crowd. His efforts are unsuccessful and Pinky only becomes more of a hit, leaving Big Nose frustrated as the audience carries Panther triumphantly out of the theater after his show is over.|
|3b||"Party Animals"||Bob Spang & John Over||Adam Beechen & John Over||March 21, 2010|
|Learning he can't resist parties, Aardvark invites Ant to his birthday party in hopes of making a meal out of him. But Ant is wise to his plan, inviting several of the other jungle animals to join them in what becomes a real party, impeding Aardvark's efforts.|
|3c||"Pink n Putt"||Ron Brewer||Ken Segall||March 21, 2010|
|Big Nose challenges Pink Panther to a game of miniature golf, then resorts to cheating in efforts to win. But his efforts backfire, especially when a rocket blasts him to the Moon. As a result, Pinky is the winner.|
|4a||"Pinxillated"||Cecilia Aranovich||Adam Beechen||March 28, 2010|
|Pink Panther goes to the local arcade run by a stingy Big Nose, who does all he can to prevent the kids from getting prizes (a stuffed animal version of Horse) by continuously increasing the number of tickets needed to win so to keep the toys all for himself. Pink finds this unfair and plays the various games, most against Big Nose himself in order to accumulate tickets. The two then are pulled into the video games, where Pinky still comes out on top and stops Big Nose. Afterward, Pink Panther donates some of his tickets to a young boy and they make off with as many prizes as they can when they leave the arcade.
Note: This episode contains parodies of Dance Dance Revolution, Street Fighter, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong.
|4b||"Zoo Ruse"||Robert Sledge & John Over||John Over||March 28, 2010|
|Ant and Aardvark are on exhibit at a zoo. Aardvark escapes his display in effort to get to the Ant's, but has a difficult time when he winds up going through other animal displays, then outside in the general public. He's able to get a set of keys from an animal trainer, but only succeeds in entering, then locking himself back in his own display.|
|4c||"The Spy Wore Pink"||Ron Brewer||Adam Beechen||March 28, 2010|
|Pink Panther becomes an unwitting spy and is assigned to retrieve a disc from an office building. Big Nose is an enemy spy who's out to stop him from delivering it to his contact. In the end, Agent Pink is able to outwit him and make the delivery. The disc turns out to be a rare music CD that enables Pinky and the contact to dance to the latest song that's soon to be released.|
|5a||"Remotely Pink"||Tyree Dillihay||Adam Beechen||April 4, 2010|
|Pink Panther gets a universal remote control for his entertainment system. However, it only works on various other items, like the vacuum, Big Noses's garage door, the sun and the moon. Other items in the house are changed and Pinky even finds himself altering his own cartoon. He eventually gives up trying to use it to operate his entertainment unit. But when he begins washing the dishes, he finds that the faucets can control the TV, so he brings it over to sit down and watch, then using the remote to fill his drinking glass.
Note: This episode is respectively a spoof of Click and a parody of the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
|5b||"I Didn't See That Coming"||John Over||John Over||April 4, 2010|
|Aardvark tries to catch Ant by using an invisibility spray, but his strategy doesn't work as well as expected, especially when Ant uses it to get the better of him. And things get worse when Aardvark insults a tiger and his mother, and goofs again when he accidentally uses the spray on them, enabling the two to wallop him good.|
|5c||"The Pink Party of One"||Cecilia Aranovich||Adam Beechen||April 4, 2010|
|While skatboarding, Pink Panther gets hungry and decides to dine out at a fancy restaurant. But matre d' Big Nose won't allow him to enter without the proper attire, eventually throwing him out. He tries several schemes to sneak in, but is thwarted before going in disguise. Big Nose mistakenly thinks he's a restaurant critic before the real one arrives and the matre d' gives him an extra spicy meal. The critic is outraged, leading to the restaurant's shutdown. Some time later, Pinky is skateboarding in the park and goes to a hot dog cart when he's hungry, but is surprised when he sees Big Nose as the vendor, who chases him away.|
|6a||"Pink Pool Fool"||Ron Brewer||Ken Segall||April 11, 2010|
|Pink Panther goes to the local skate park only to find it closed for the day. But undeterred, he finds ways to drain the water from the pool he shares with Big Nose in order to use it as a substitute. But a battle ensues between them as Big Nose wants his pool filled so he can have a cool dip during the hot day.|
|6b||"The Aardvark's New Moves"||Bob Spang & John Over||Bob Spang & John Over
Bob Spang (story)
|April 11, 2010|
|A sloth offers Aardvark the chance to catch Ant by having him go high-tech in exchange for getting 50 percent of the meal. But efforts of using hypnosis, virtual boxing and portals all backfire, leading Aardvark to give the sloth 50 percent of the pummeling he received from the bear and the herd of elephants who denied him his desired meal.|
|6c||"The Mighty Pinkwood Tree"||Cecilia Aranovich||Ken Segall||April 11, 2010|
|Pink Panther tries to save the tree where he resides from Big Nose, who's in charge of building a highway. His efforts to cut it down are repeatedly thwarted until a last try seems successful, until the tree drops down on the new highway. But Pinky, Big Nose, and a beaver come to a compromise as they get termites to dig a tunnel at the bottom of the tree where Big Nose can work as a toll booth clerk to earn money for his successful highway.|
|7a||"Pink Suds & Clean Duds"||Ron Brewer||Adam Beechen||April 18, 2010|
|Pink Panther goes to the laundromat and his day is quite eventful, especially with Big Nose's family there. Pinky has to find an available washing machine, gets lots of coins from the change machine, then has to find an available dryer. And with kids using carts to race and spilled detergent, it becomes a major adventure. At the end Big Nose is piling all his clean laundry ready to leave only to have a passing ice cream truck splash mud all over the entire load, leaving him to stay at the laundromat longer to start all over again.|
|7b||"Dog Daze"||Robert Sledge & John Over||John Over||April 18, 2010|
|Aardvark catches a cold and while watching TV, sees an ad for a professional sniffing dog service. He hires one for 3 hours for the purpose of catching Ant, but the hunt doesn't go as well as expected. After spending his day photographing the wildlife and the 3 hours are up, Ant hires the pooch to chase Aardvark.|
|7c||"The Pink Painter Show"||Tyree Dillihay||Ken Segall||April 18, 2010|
|At an art gallery, Pink Panther and Big Nose compete to see whose artwork will come out on top when an art critic arrives. Big Nose's efforts to sabotage Pinky and bolster his own work continuously backfire until one last try causes him to be coated in pink paint and making him look like a statue. Strangely enough, he gets the blue ribbon as the best exhibit.|
|8a||"Cleanliness Is Next to Pinkliness"||Lionel Ordaz||Mark Zaslove||April 25, 2010|
|At their apartment building, Pink Panther and Big Nose are trying to bathe and shower at the same time. But there's not enough water for both apartments and the two battle to get their water at the right temperature. They continuously tinker with the building's plumbing, and eventually the reservoir by Big Nose, who causes geysers to pop up all over the city streets, leaving Pinky with more than enough water to shower.|
|8b||"Baby Makes Three"||Robert Sledge & John Over||Adam Beechen & John Over||April 25, 2010|
|Ant agrees to care for Mrs. Gorilla's baby while she's away for the day. Aardvark uses this as an opportunity to sneak up on Ant, but the baby gets the better of him each time. When mother returns, Ant agrees the baby can keep Aardvark as his new pet as he gets a jar of honey in exchange.|
|8c||"Pinkazoic Era"||Ron Brewer||Guy Toubes||April 25, 2010|
|A narrator gives a documentary on the development and evolution of Primitive Man and Primitive Panther as they invent the wheel, various modes of transportation, ways of fishing, art, tools, and attempted flight. Primitive Man seems to lose out to Primitive Panther, but eventually they'll evolve into higher beings. Or will they?|
|9a||"Pinkaroni Pizza"||Lionel Ordaz||Ken Segall||May 2, 2010|
|Pink Panther craves pizza, but isn't able to find a parlor nearby. Instead, he buys the necessary ingredients to make one himself. He follows an audio guide on how to do so, which leads to funny results.|
|9b||"Find Your Own Ant"||Bob Spang||Ken Segall & Charles Horn||May 2, 2010|
|Aardvark finds himself in competition with a hedgehog to catch Ant, who's become even more appetitzing after stuffing himself with kiwi fruit. The two eventually wind up in the wrestling ring for a fight, which Aardvark wins after the hedgehog steals his beehive armor and is nearly victorious until the bees arrive to get their hive back. But when Aardvark tries to eat his desired meal, he suffers an allergic reaction to all the kiwi Ant has eaten, enabling him to escape once again.
Note: Aardvark's voice suddenly becomes slightly deeper starting with this episode.
|9c||"Gold, Silver, Bronze, Pink"||Tyree Dillihay||Adam Beechen||May 2, 2010|
|Pink Panther, Big Nose, and Horse compete in various Olympic events in efforts to win the gold medal with each devising ways to win against the other. Pinky is the overall winner with several gold medals, Hoarse wins one, and Big Nose gets shut out. Panther, feeling sympathetic, offers Big Nose one of his medals, putting a smile on his face. But he's unable to wear it since it's longer than his neck and it simply drops to the ground.|
|10a||"Life in the Pink Lane"||Lionel Ordaz||Adam Beechen & Ken Segall
Stephanie Ramirez (story)
|May 9, 2010|
|Pink Panther competes with Big Nose in a bowling tournament. In spite of his efforts to sabotage Pinky's game, things don't go Big Nose's way. Eventually Pinky bowls a perfect game. But with a little rubber glue trick, Big Nose is able to get a few strikes of his own. He then tries to stop Pink Panther from getting his 300 trophy, but his efforts backfire as he destroys the bowling alley and falls just short of getting his own perfect game.|
|10b||"Mitey Blue Instruamental"||Robert Sledge||John Over & David Corbett
Adam Beechen (story)
|May 9, 2010|
|Ant recalls the time he met Mitey Mite, a strong termite who protected him from Aardvark and loves music. Initially, he wasn't very talented, but Ant found he can play the piano well. And when Aardvark makes a second attack, the termite was able to defeat him again, and in the process found he could he his personal instrument as well. Eventually, Mitey Mite is able to go on a concert tour with Aardvark going along with him.|
|10c||"Wild Pinkdom"||Ron Brewer||Ken Segall||May 9, 2010|
|Big Nose is a nature photographer seeking to get a picture of the Pink Panther, who's never been previously captured on film. A narrator gives details of his efforts to do so. However, his efforts are far from successful and he's eventually fired from the magazine where he worked. Afterward, he settles for being a photographer for children parties.|
|11a||"Knights in Pink Armor"||Lionel Ordaz||David Shayne||May 16, 2010|
|In a medieval era, King Big Nose gives his servant Pink Panther the opportunity to become a knight by sending him out on a mission to slay a dragon that's a threat to his kingdom, doing so only because his servant is expendable. After journeying up to the mountain he resides, Pinky tries various ways to defeat the dragon, only to find the giant lizard is afraid of mice, giving him the chance to make a deal with him. The dragon returns with Pink Panther, forcing the king to officially make him a knight while the dragon can provide entertainment as well as heat for the coming winter.|
|11b||"Grampy's Visit"||Robert Sledge||John Over & David Corbett
Adam Beechen (story)
|May 16, 2010|
|Grampy Aardvark visits to help his grandson in his efforts to catch Ant. He arrives with a stomping machine that the two operate, but Ant is able to sabotage it to his advantage. But the old Aardvark is able to catch him. However, he gets upstaged by his father, who then gets upstaged by his father, and even then his father, making for one weird Aardvark family reunion. Present generation Aardvark is inspired not to quit and continues his quest to catch the ant.|
|11c||"Itching to Be Pink"||Lionel Ordaz||Adam Beechen||May 16, 2010|
|At the local park, Big Nose's dog has fleas. When Pink Panther skates by to pet him, one flea manages to jump onto him, causing him to itch all over as he continues skating in the city. He eventually finds the dog, but Big Nose will only help Pinky get some flea powder he's bought if he gives the dog a bath. Afterward, the clean dog is flealess and Big Nose gives Pinky the powder. However, during the exchange, the flea jumps onto him, forcing Big Nose to take the powder back. But as it turns out, all it does is make the flea's new home a winter wonderland.|
|12a||"Pink Pink Pink Pink"||Ron Brewer||Adam Beechen||May 23, 2010|
|Pink Panther gets a fancy new music stereo system which he finds can duplicate any object that gets pulled into it. When he gets pulled in as well, three clones of Pinky are created, each of which has a distinct personality, all of whom become a huge annoyance to next door neighbor Big Nose.|
|12b||"Spaced Out"||Robert Sledge||John Over & David Corbett||May 23, 2010|
|When a small alien spaceship is abandoned by its fleet and crashlands in the jungle, its tiny occupant ends up being chased around by Aardvark while Ant takes the ship out for a spin, collecting as much food as he can. Eventually, the alien is able to contact his fleet, rescuing him from being a snack for Aardvark, then offers Ant a ride to explore outer space.
Note: This episode contains subliminal backmasked messages, including "Come back with my ship!", "I'm not a [something] and I'm not going to take it anymore!", and "Yikes!"
|12c||"Shop-Pink Spree"||Ron Brewer||David Shayne||May 23, 2010|
|A hungry Pink Panther goes to the local supermarket, where he becomes its one millionth customer and wins a shopping spree. A jealous Big Nose, who just missed out on the prize, sabotages Pinky's efforts to get as much food as he can. Pink Panther leaves empty-handed, but when they go to the local pizza joint, Pinky becomes the one millionth customer there as well and wins a huge supply of pizza, leaving Big Nose hot under the collar.|
|13a||"Pink Beard"||Ron Brewer||Adam Beechen||May 30, 2010|
|Pirate Big Nose and his First Mate Dog arrive on Pink Panther Island in hope of finding treasure. But along the way, they encounter a mean squid, quicksand, a snake, and island natives who worship Pinky, giving him a map that may lead to the treasure. But their chase takes them to a volcano which erupts. In the end, the only treasure the pirates see is a giant balloon in Pink Panther's image, which he uses to depart the island.|
|13b||"One Small Step for Ant"||Robert Sledge||Jim Beck & Charles Horn||May 30, 2010|
|Another Ant and Aardvark chase, leads them to a space center, where Ant uses a rocketship to go to the Moon to have a vacation away from Aadrvark. However, he's able to hitch a ride to continue his pursuit of Ant on the Moon. After some lunar hijinks, Aardvark stumbles into the dark side, where giant Moon monsters decide to chase him in efforts to make a meal of him.|
|13c||"Chilled to the Pink"||Lionel Ordaz||Heidi Foss||May 30, 2010|
|After autumn quickly changes into winter, a snowstorm instantly appears, burying Pinky and Big Nose in several centimeters of snow. Big Nose has difficulty keeping warm, so he decides to steal Pink Panther's portable heater. He eventually succeeds, but unfortunately, he accidentally sets it into a deep freeze mode, leaving him in a giant block of ice. However, Pinky is nice and warm, as Big Nose's last scheme caused him to be mailed all the way to a tropical island.|
|14a||"The Pink Is in the Mail"||Lionel Ordaz||Mark Zaslove||June 6, 2010|
|Pink Panther takes a job as a mailman. But his delivery route is disrupted when Big Nose's dog is keeping all trespassers off his property—including mailmen!
Note: On this episode's first airing came a test of the EAS system.
|14b||"Aard Fu"||Lionel Ordaz||David Corbett||June 6, 2010|
|After being outwitted by Ant one too many times, Aardvark trains with a pig in the art of Kung Fu. But the overall results are less than desirable, especially when it turns out Ant is the supreme master!|
|14c||"Pink's Peak"||Ron Brewer||Ken Segall & David Corbett||June 6, 2010|
|Pink Panther and White Horse are recruited to scale Mount Forget About It, the most unconquerable mountain to climb. The narrator offers them tips on how to achieve their goal, most of which don't work out that well.|
|15a||"And Not a Drop to Pink"||Lionel Ordaz||Adam Beechen & Ken Segall||June 13, 2010|
|Pink Panther is an archaeologist exploring an ancient pyramid in Egypt that's guarded by Mummy Big Nose, who wants to add him to his collection of animal mummies. After avoiding various traps and a giant guard dog, Pinky is able to find a fountain of youth which turns the mummy into a baby.|
|15b||"Ant Arctic"||Robert Sledge||David Corbett & Robert Sledge||June 13, 2010|
|Ant plans a trip to Antarctica expecting to find more ants there. But he gets an icy reception as he explores the continent looking for fellow ants. Meanwhile, Aardvark has followed him hoping for a frozen treat, only to have an overly friendly walrus as a constant companion, thwarting his efforts to get the ant.|
|15c||"Pink on the Canvas"||TBA||TBA||June 13, 2010|
|Pink Panther wants a new guitar, so he takes on a challenge to battle "The Crunch" in the wrestling ring to get some money. He takes on the moniker Pinkrageous and utilizes various strategies in an effort to defeat him and his dog to get the championship belt.|
|16a||"Pink or Consequences"||Lionel Ordaz||Ken Segall||June 20, 2010|
|Pink Panther reluctantly participates in a game show against El Destructo and his dog El Destructo Jr. He lucks out in most of the rigorous events, then must go through the really tough final event, the Gauntlet, in order to win the grand prize, a lifetime supply of Pickleicious Pickle Power Extreme, his favorite sports drink.|
|16b||"Z Is for Aardvark"||Cecilia Aranovich||Denise Downer & David Corbett||June 20, 2010|
|To get the advantage in catching Ant, Aardvark paints himself with black and white stripes in order to resemble a zebra. But his plan backfires when an orphaned baby zebra takes to him as its mother, interfering with his efforts to make a meal out of Ant. Ant is angry that it is (and was) Aardvark who had been masquerading as a zebra. Ant tells Aardvark that he has to please the orphaned baby zebra or he's going to find its real mother. After unsuccessful attempts to please the baby zebra, Aardvark gives it an "aardvark ride" in which the baby zebra's real mother appreciates.|
|16c||"Pink Me Out to the Ball Game"||Ron Brewer||Guy Toubes||June 20, 2010|
|Pink Panther and Big Nose attend a baseball game in hopes of catching a foul ball as a souvenir. The two battle all around the stadium when one comes their way.|
|17a||"Make Pink Not War"||Lionel Ordaz||Guy Toubes||June 27, 2010|
|Pink Panther finds himself between two feuding neighbors and can get no peace outside his house and eventually inside, when they break inside to continue their battle. Pinky eventually finds the cause of their dispute when he learns one neighbor doesn't have a beard, and the other doesn't have a moustache. Pink Panther's solution is to shave them both, and the two eventually make peace as they admire each other's clean faces. Just when Pinky thinks it's all right to go outside, he finds his neighbors' sons in a feud of their own as each is envious of the other's hairstyle.|
|17b||"Pick a Caardvark"||Cecilia Aranovich||Adam Beechen & David Corbett||June 27, 2010|
|After watching a magician show on TV, Aardvark tries to outwit Ant with some card tricks in hopes of winning the chance to eat him. However, Ant is able to turn the tables on him by switching cards to get the higher ones, making the Aardvark run the dreaded errand of getting him honey from the Hill of Doom with the obvious dangers involved. After one final draw, Aardvark loses again and must get the Ant berries from the Tree of Misery with even more treacherous hazards in his path.|
|17c||"Pink Stink"||Ron Brewer||John Semper Jr.||June 27, 2010|
|Pink Panther's day of spring cleaning his house is ruined when a goat with a horrible stench becomes an uninvited guest in his backyard. Since the surrounding houses are deserted and have no grass, the goat helps himself to Pinky's lawn. He eventually makes his way inside and Pink Panther's last resort is to call in a pair of skunks to remove the goat. However, they make themselves at home as well, eating stinky cheese and Pinky joins him.|
|18a||"Pink Trek"||Ron Brewer||Guy Toubes||July 4, 2010|
|Pink Panther and Big Nose are competing mailmen seeking to get their deliveries to their destinations no matter where they have to go or whatever conditions they have to deal with, even getting in each other's way in the process.|
|18b||"One Too Many Chefs"||Robert Sledge||Kate Barris||July 4, 2010|
|Ant tries to convince Aardvark that he's not his only means to a meal, trying to convince him to try out other foods. Eventually, Ant winds up on a TV show as a competing chef along with a crocodile as they try to make the best dish. However, Aardvark schemes to make Chef Ant as his meal during the show, becoming thwarted in culinary fashion.|
|18c||"Pink Kahuna"||Ron Brewer||Adam Beechen||July 4, 2010|
|Pink Panther's plans for fun and relaxation at the beach are disrupted by Big Nose, who's a beach patrol officer, banning various forms of leisure. This doesn't stop him, though, as Pinky gets his fun by outwitting Big Nose and his dog every way he can.|
|19a||"Enchanted Pinkdom"||Ron Brewer||Ken Segall
David Corbett (narration)
|August 12, 2010|
|Pink Panther stars as Little Pink Riding Hood in a world that blends elements from several fairy tales including The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Humpy Dumpty, Jack and Jill, and Hansel and Gretel. Big Nose portrays the Big Bad Wolf, who causes trouble for each of the fairy tale characters, culminating to the end when Little Pink Riding Hood arrives at Granny's house. She's revealed to be a fairy who uses her powers to drive the wolf away, leaving him to the mercy of the other characters, then treats Pink Riding Hood to a big meal.
Note: This episode is a retelling of the folktale Red Riding Hood.
|19b||"Eli the Aardvark"||Bob Spang||Denise Downer
Bob Spang (story)
|August 12, 2010|
|Aardvark tries to drop a boulder on Ant to make a meal of him, but it hits Eli the Elephant, who's carrying a cart of blueberries. As a result, he develops amnesia and is colored blue, enabling Aardvark to manipulate him into believing they're brothers, then uses him in efforts to catch the Ant, which ultimately fail. Eventually, another boulder drops on Eli, restoring his memory, and he thwarts Aardvark again.|
|19c||"Stop Pink for Directions"||Ron Brewer||David Slack||August 12, 2010|
|On a hot day, Pink Panther takes his scooter with a fancy new GPS unit to the new ice cream parlor. But after arriving, the unit malfunctions and adopts various personalities, causing the scooter to take him to various places around town, including a health food store, an auto race track, and chasing a cat. Eventually, he manages to get back to the ice cream parlor where he disposes of the GPS unit, and ditches the scooter itself when traffic cop Big Nose writes a ticket, as Pinky joyfully walks away with his ice cream.|
|20a||"Frosted Pink"||Lionel Ordaz||David Shayne||August 13, 2010|
|After going extreme skating on a hot day, Pink Panther decides to buy a slushy drink at the local supermarket. Store manager Big Nose is a neat freak who wants to keep his workplace clean and organized and does whatever he can to keep Pinky from making a mess. However, his efforts, along with his dog and Pink Panther's blundering cause the entire store to be flooded with slushy drink. Pinky offers a quick solution by selling the drink from outside the store, which is now one giant slushy machine. Customers, including Pink Panther can finally get a cool treat.|
|20b||"AardvARK"||Bob Spang||Kate Barris||August 13, 2010|
|On a scorching hot day in the jungle, Ant and Aardvark seek a way to keep cool. After reading the story of Noah's Ark, Aardvark decides to build his own in hopes it'll rain for 40 days and 40 nights and various animals will come on board the ship, including ants, so he can get a meal as well. To the animals' surprise, it does rain, causing a flood, making them jump on board. However, Aardvark misses the boarding due to the fact that he gets seasick.|
|20c||"Pink! Pow! Kaboom!"||Lionel Ordaz||Lionel Ordaz & Miguel Puga (story)||August 13, 2010|
|Pink Panther doesn't have enough money to buy a greatly coveted comic book at the local comic book store, so he returns home to draw his own comic where he is a superhero battling a giant villain. He gets carried away in his fantasy and is pulled into the comic where the battle continues. The villain is defeated and Pinky returns to the store where shop owner Big Nose is impressed with the new comic and trades for it with the comic Pinky wanted. When Big Nose opens the first page, he gets pulled into the comic and ends up fighting the villain as the cover page changes with his image in the front.|
|21a||"A Fairly Pink Pumpkin"||Ron Brewer||Ken Segall
Mauricio Pardo (story)
|August 16, 2010|
|Farmer Big Nose dreams of having the best pumpkin in order to win the blue ribbon. But his hopes are dashed by Pink Panther, whom with his pumpkins, is able to top him in best pumpkin sculpture and racing. He also has a giant pumpkin that can easily win for heaviest weight, but Big Nose tries to sabotage Pinky, then steal it for himself. After a chase, the giant pumpkin is splattered, but Pink Panther is able to use it to win for best giant pumpkin pie and is awarded the blue ribbon.|
|21b||"If Wishes Were Ants"||Lionel Ordaz||Jim Beck & David Corbett||August 16, 2010|
|While chasing Ant, Aardvark gets hit by a pickup truck. Among the contents that fall out is a magic lamp with a genie who grants him three wishes. Unfortunately his wishes for speed and stickiness fail, making Aardvark frustrated to the point that he unwittingly uses his final wish for the genie to go away. He realizes his error too late, and when Ant gets the lamp, he makes one wish for the genie to be free and Aardvark to take her place when the next person finds the lamp.|
|21c||"Pink on the Hoof"||Ron Brewer||David Corbett & Ron Brewer||August 16, 2010|
|Out in the west, Pink Panther dreams of riding the open range on White Horse, but the animal is uncooperative, leaving Pinky to struggle to wake him up, put on his horseshoes and saddle. After finally getting White Horse outside, he still won't cooperate until a female horse appears, enabling Pink Panther to use some ingenuity to have her to lead White Horse around, enabling him to get his ride on the range after all.|
|22a||"The Pink, the Bad, and the Ugly"||Lionel Ordaz||Lionel Ordaz||August 17, 2010|
|In an old western town, Pink Panther is the sheriff who must face the outlaw Big Nose, the notorious bank robber, who's also made off with his sidekick White Horse as a means of getting away with the loot. Sheriff Pinky mounts a rescue and looks to apprehend the outlaw, leading to madcap mayhem along the way.|
|22b||"Anti-Ant Trance"||Bob Spang||Adam Beechen & David Corbett||August 17, 2010|
|Aardvark tries out hypnosis as a means to control his cravings for ants, but Ant exploits the opportunity to use it to control him how he wants. Aardvark's efforts to undo the hypnosis leads to more humiliation until he gets conked on the head by a coconut. Just when he's about to eat Ant, a couple of crocodiles come to the rescue and chase him away.|
|22c||"Shorely Pink"||Ron Brewer||Ron Brewer||August 17, 2010|
|At a muscle beach, Pink Panther is pitted against Big Nose in various games and feats of strength and with a little luck on his side, is able to get the better of him. The final contests include a horseshoe pitching contest, as well as a jet ski race where Pinky is helped by White Horse, dolphins, and even sharks, who chase away Big Nose in the ocean.|
|23a||"Pink on the Pitch"||Ron Brewer||David Regal||August 18, 2010|
|Pink Panther is the star of his junior soccer (football) team playing against a team of giant robots coached by Big Nose. He uses underhanded tactics to get the advantage and even removes the other players on Pinky's team, leaving him all alone to rally against what seems to be an insurmountable lead. Big Nose himself operates a giant robot to overwhelm Pink Panther with soccer balls, but with a fancy move, Pinky defeats the robot and all the balls wind up in his goal, giving him the victory.|
|23b||"Happy Hunting"||Lionel Ordaz||Adam Beechen, Charles Horn & David Corbett||August 18, 2010|
|Ant seeks refuge from Aardvark by befriending a dim-witted leopard who wants to make a meal of him. Aardvark now has to use some wits of his own to outsmart the leopard before finally succeeding. But eventually, Ant outsmarts him in the end.|
|23c||"Catching Forty Pinks"||Ron Brewer||Ken Segall||August 18, 2010|
|Pink Panther is a furniture salesman who by the end of his workday is tired to the point where he falls asleep in a rolltop desk that's purchased and taken home by Big Nose. Efforts by his dog to alert him of the uninvited guest go unnoticed, leaving Big Nose agitated that he chases the dog out of the house after one last booby trap to catch Pinky gets the better of them both.|
|24a||"A Pinker Tomorrow"||Lionel Ordaz||Adam Beechen & Lionel Ordaz||August 19, 2010|
|In a distant, bleak, future, Pink Panther wakes up to a colorless world that's ruled by Big Nose's big-brained dog, who commands him to strip Pinky of his color after he finds himself able to spread color all over town. A battle ensues, and Pinky is victorious when he uses paint and music to get the better of the villains. He rejoices before losing his own color, only to find it was all a dream. Pinky is delighted to see the surrounding modern day neighborhood full of color with the lone exception being Big Nose's house, which he's painting gray. And it looks like he's being mentally commanded by his big-brained dog, who's lurking in the shadows.|
|24b||"An Awful Aardvark"||Bob Spang||Denise Downer & David Corbett
Ken Segall (story)
|August 19, 2010|
|An angry aardvark with a moustache storms into the jungle looking for his skateboard and puts a scare into the other animals in the process. Ant eventually finds it before losing it to the others, who are in service to Aardvark, thinking he's Awful Aardvark. Confusion arises when they see the two aardvarks, who battle to determine which is Awful. Aardvark is discovered as the phony, but Awful finds himself fearful of Awful Ant (also having a moustache), who orders him to clean up the jungle after the battle. The other animals then chase Aardvark after he deceived them.|
|24c||"Pinkular Mechanics"||Ron Brewer||Adam Beechen||August 19, 2010|
|Pink Panther's scooter breaks down, so he tries to repair it. He finds a couple of gremlin-like creatures in the engine and tries to remove them. Eventually they leave, only to learn that they get bigger when they're in contact with water. They run wild in the city, eating all sorts of metal in their path, and get even larger when Big Nose tries to spray them with a fire hydrant. Afterward, they're big enough to begin eating the entire city, but Pinky has the solution to get them back down to size by using a hair drier to shrink them down.|
|25a||"Note-Ably Pink"||Ron Brewer||Ron Brewer
David Corbett (story)
|August 3, 2010|
|In a uniquely animated short, Pink Panther and Big Nose star in a concert playing various instruments utilizing varieties of music from all around the world. A battle ensues with Big Nose losing against Pinky in the final number and Panther closes out the concert with his harmonica.|
|25b||"Shutter Bugged"||Robert Sledge||David Corbett & John McCann||August 20, 2010|
|People participating in a photo safari arrive in the jungle to take pictures of the animals. They think Ant is a rare striped species of insect, impeding Aardvark's efforts to make a meal of him. The two eventually tire of the people's presence, so they each devise a way to get rid of them, resulting in Aardvark getting stuck in a snare trap and Ant having to clean up after the safari ends. Ant leaves Aardvark stuck in the tree, saying he'll allow their chase to resume in two weeks after all the trash is removed.|
|25c||"Astro Pink"||Lionel Ordaz||Lionel Ordaz & David Corbett||August 20, 2010|
|Space villain Big Nose shrinks several planets in the galaxy in order to make a personal marble collection. He collects a mound of soil from Earth before adding it to his collection as well. Pink Panther, who was in the mound, is the only one who's normal-sized enough to save Earth and the other planets against the evil space villain. Once he dons a space suit, he's able to utilize it to escape Big Nose and restore the planets to their normal size, and becomes a hero in the process.|
|26a||"A Pink in Time"||Cecilia Aranovich||Ken Segall||August 23, 2010|
|Pink Panther is an assistant to time travel scientist Big Nose, who's returned from ancient Egypt with a valuable cat statue. But when his dog breaks it and Pinky gets the blame, he decides to use the time machine to get the same statue. However, his use of the machine results in him going through various time periods, including prehistoric, ancient Rome, and eventually Egypt, where he's able to get the statue. After a brief stint in the future, he returns home to the present where he presents Big Nose with the statue. However, it shatters again, and Pinky finds he went to all that trouble for nothing since the scientist had several of the same statues in his cabinet.|
|26b||"Quitting Time"||Robert Sledge||Adam Beechen & David Corbett||August 23, 2010|
|After failing to catch ant for the last time, Aardvark quits chasing him and tries out various hobbies. Aardvark is provoked into resuming his chase after Ant interrupts all his hobbies.|
|26c||"Reel Pink"||Ron Brewer||Guy Toubes & David Corbett||August 23, 2010|
|Pink Panther does not have enough money to pay to see the old black and white film festival at the movie theater, so he finds various methods to sneak in against under Big Nose's wishes. As a result, they get into chase sequences that imitate various scenes in the films to the point where they actually wind up in the movies themselves where the chase continues.
Note: This episode parodies the icons Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy.