Box Top Robbery

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"Box Top Robbery"
Rocky and Bullwinkle episode
l to r: Rocky & Bullwinkle, Boris & Natasha (disguised as Hemlock Soames & Watkins), Fiduciary J. Blurt
Episode no.Season 1
Directed byGerard Baldwin
Pete Burness
Bill Hurtz
Gerry Ray
Bob Schleh
George Singer
Ernie Terrazas
Written byGeorge Atkins
Chris Hayward
Chris Jenkins
Lloyd Turner
Produced byPonsonby Britt
Production code41–52
Original air dateApril 7, 1960 - May 12, 1960
Episode chronology
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"Jet Fuel Formula"
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List of Rocky and Bullwinkle episodes

Box Top Robbery is the second Rocky and Bullwinkle story arc. It includes 12 episodes, and was broadcast as part of the first season of Rocky and His Friends on ABC during the spring of 1960. It is considerably shorter than the preceding story of Jet Fuel Formula, and subsequent Bullwinkle stories would usually follow this length.


The basis of the world economy is not gold, silver, or even uranium but, rather, cereal boxtops. Fiduciary Blurt, the head of the World Economic Council, has informed members that someone is flooding the market with counterfeit box tops, threatening to devastate the world economy. Suspicion quickly falls on Bullwinkle, who has amassed tens of thousands of box tops. However, Bullwinkle has come by his fortune legitimately, and once his name has been cleared he is asked to appear before the Council as an expert on box tops. Blurt also summons his chief security officers, Hemlock Soames and Dr. Watkins, who are actually Boris and Natasha in disguise. As they are in fact the box top counterfeiters they realize that the jig is up and set about bundling off their stash of counterfeits, just as Rocky and Bullwinkle discover their hiding place. The heroes survive being launched into the air in an elevator car and fired upon by the Coast Guard. Boris and Natasha's printing press is accidentally destroyed by Rocky and Bullwinkle, who are given a parade and awarded medals before heading off into the sunset.

Episode segments[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

  1. Box Top Robbery
  2. Aesop and Son: The Hare and the Tortoise
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: How To Catch A Bee (and Make Your Honey Happy)
  4. Dudley Do-Right: Trap Bait
  5. A Fault in the Vault or Banks a Million

Episode 2[edit]

  1. Calaboose Moose or The Crime of Your Life
  2. Fractured Fairy Tale: Snow White
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: How To Be a Cow-Puncher (without Getting Hit Back)
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: William Tecumseh Sherman
  5. When a Felon Needs a Friend or Pantomime Quisling

Episode 3[edit]

  1. Give 'em the Works or Rocky Around the Clock
  2. Aesop and Son: The Hare and the Hound
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: How To Escape From Devil's Island (and Get Away From It All)
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: First Kentucky Derby
  5. Crime on My Hand or Hickory Dickory Drop

Episode 4[edit]

  1. Down to Earth or The Bullwinkle Bounce
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: How To Shoot Par
  4. Dudley Do-Right: Masked Ginny Lynne
  5. Fall Story or A Drift in the Lift

Episode 5[edit]

  1. The Ground Floor or That's Me All Over!
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: Pinocchio
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: Magic Made Easy
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: P.T. Barnum
  5. Fools Afloat or All the Drips at Sea

Episode 6[edit]

  1. Water on the Brain or The Deep Six and 7/8
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: How To Turn a Beastly Failure Into a Monstrous Success
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: Stanley and Livingstone
  5. Bullwinkle Goes to Press or All the Moose That's Fit to Print

Video releases[edit]

In the early 1990s, this episode was released as the main feature of the video "La Grande Moose", although the second part of Episode 2, all parts of Episodes 3 and 4, and the first part of Episode 5 were removed to avoid showing Bullwinkle in danger of falling off a building, which lasted through almost six parts.

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