List of Rocky and Bullwinkle episodes
The following is a list of individual episodes of the American animated television feature Rocky and Bullwinkle (1959–1964). In the original broadcasts, two Rocky and Bullwinkle segments were aired as part of each half-hour program, along with several supporting features and bumpers.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Season 1 (1959–1960)
- 3 Season 2 (1960–1961)
- 4 Season 3 (1961–1962)
- 5 Season 4 (1962–1963)
- 6 Season 5 (1963–1964)
- 7 Short film (2014)
- 8 Notes
- 9 References
- 10 External links
There is a difference of opinion regarding the titles famously used as teasers at the end of most Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to promote the next episode (e.g. "Don't miss tomorrow's exciting episode: Bullwinkle's Ride or Goodbye, Dollink"). Some sources, such as IMDB, use them as actual titles for the individual episodes. Others, however, regard them simply as each segment's final gag (most involve cultural references—sometimes rather obscure—and frequently dreadful puns) rather than as actual titles. While these titles are mentioned at the end of most episodes they never appear in or on the episodes to which they supposedly refer. NOTE: The episode titles used below are the titles used on title cards in syndicated versions. Indeed, while these titles invariably refer to the characters' predicament at the end of the segment, they often do not apply to anything that actually appears in the subsequent episode. The Rocky and Bullwinkle DVDs do not use these titles, referring to the individual segments simply by number. However, Keith Scott's The Moose that Roared, prepared in cooperation with Jay Ward's family and production company, does use them.
The first two seasons appeared on ABC as Rocky and His Friends. The last three seasons aired on NBC as The Bullwinkle Show. Today they are known collectively as The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show or simply Rocky and Bullwinkle. For legal reasons, current DVD editions title the reassembled programs The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.
Rocky and Bullwinkle story arcs generally end with the title characters riding off into the sunset. Rather than promoting a specific upcoming episode or story line the narrator simply exhorts viewers to "tune in next time" for the heroes' further adventures. Thus, the initial segment of each story arc is not named in the preceding episode; these episodes take their names from the story arc that they begin.
Season 1 (1959–1960)
The first season contained twenty-six half-hour shows, each of which included two Rocky and Bullwinkle segments. Production of the first season was intentionally halted after twenty-six shows, as twenty-six weekly programs would fill exactly half a year and simplify any rerun schedule.
The first story in the series is also the longest. Bullwinkle and Rocky are introduced when their cake recipe proves to be an excellent rocket propellant, but it draws the attention of two notorious spies (Boris and Natasha) as well as two alien beings from the Moon itself.
- Jet Fuel Formula
- Bullwinkle's Ride or Goodbye Dollink
- Bullseye Bullwinkle or Destination Moose
- Squeeze Play or Invitation to the Trance
- The Scrooched Moose
- Monitored Moose or The Carbon Copy Cats
- Rocky’s Dilemma or Squirrel in a Stew
- The Submarine Squirrel or 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea
- Bars and Stripes Forever
- Hello out There! or There's No Place like Space
- A Creep in the Deep or Will Success Spoil Boris Badenov?
- Ace Is Wild or The Flying Casket
- The Back Seat Divers or Mashed Landing
- Bullwinkle’s Water Follies or Antlers Aweigh
- The Inspector-Detector or A Kick in the Plants
- Canoes Who? or Look Before You Leak
- Two for the Ripsaw... or Goodbye, Mr. Chips
- Farewell, My Ugly or Knots to You
- Cheerful Little Pierful or Bomb Voyage
- Summer Squash or He's Too Flat for Me
- The Earl and the Squirrel or The March of Crime
- Adrift in the Mist or Fog Groggy
- The Deep Six or The Old Moose and the Sea
- The Slippery Helm or Captain's Outrageous
- Bullwinkle Makes a Hit or I Get a Bang out of You
- Three on an Island or Tell It to the Maroons
- Dancing on Air or The Pottsylvania Polka
- Axe Me Another or Heads You Lose!
- The Pen Pals or Rock Hocky Rocky
- The Fright-Seeing Trip or Visit to a Small Panic
- Boris Burgles Again or Sinner Takes All
- Dander Ahead or Watch Out for Falling Rockys
- Avalanche is Better Than None or Snows Your Old Man
- Below Zero Heroes or I Only Have Ice for You
- The Snowman Cometh or An Icicle Built for Two
- The Moonman Is Blue or The Inside Story
- Fuels Rush In or Star Spangled Boner
- The Pottsylvania Permanent or I've Grown Accustomed to the Place
- The Boundary Bounders or Some Like It Shot
- The Washington Whirl or Rocky off the Record
The world's economy becomes so dependent on box top refunds that Boris and Natasha are able to cause worldwide sabotage via counterfeiting.
- Box Top Robbery
- A Fault in the Vault or Banks a Million
- Calaboose Moose or The Crime of Your Life
- When a Felon Needs a Friend or Pantomime Quisling
- Give 'em the Works or Rocky Around the Clock
- Crime on My Hand or Hickory Dickory Drop
- Down to Earth or The Bullwinkle Bounce
- Fall Story or Adrift in the Lift
- The Ground Floor or That's Me All Over!
- Fools Afloat or All the Drips at Sea
- Water on the Brain or The Deep Six and 7/8
- Bullwinkle Goes to Press or All the Moose That's Fit to Print
Season 2 (1960–1961)
The second season contained 104 Rocky and Bullwinkle segments, exactly twice the number of the first season. During this period the program was broadcast semiweekly.
Bullwinkle inherits a mine on Mount Flatten. When he and Rocky go there, they find that Mount Flatten floats in the sky because it is the only source of upsidaisium, the anti-gravity metal. Its value is such that Boris and Natasha's overlord, Mister Big, becomes personally involved in attempts to steal first the mountain and then the government's storehouse of ore.
- Big Bomb at Frostbite Falls or The Exploding Metropolis
- The Road to Ruin or Mine Over Matter
- Two Flying Ghosts or High Spirits
- Crash Drive or Oedipus Wrecks
- Fender Benders or The Asphalt Bungle
- Burning Sands or The Big Hot Foot
- Death in the Desert or A Place in the Sun
- The Boy Bounders or Plane Punchy
- A Peek at the Peak or Your Climb is my Climb
- You've Got a Secret or Out of Sight, Out of Mine
- Boris and the Blade or Shiek Rattle and Roll
- Sourdough Squirrel or Hardrock Rocky
- A Creep at the Switch or Sudden Pacific
- The Train on the Plane or The Overland Express
- Danger in the Desert or Max Attacks
- The Missing Mountain or Peek-a-Boo Peak
- Go Down Mooses or The Fall Guy
- Rocky and the Rock or Braver and Boulder
- Mountain Mover or Boris Sneaks a Peak
- Bullwinkle's Rise or This Goon For Higher
- Boris Bites Back or Rebel Without a Pause
- Bullwinkle at the Bottom or A Mish-Mash Moose
- Double Trouble or The Moose Hangs High
- Jet Jockey Rocky or One Point Landing
- Plots and Plans or Too Many Crooks
- The Cliff Hangar or Taken for Granite
- Supersonic Boom or The Old Mount's A-Moverin'
- The Big Blast or A Many Splintered Thing
- The Steal Hour or A Snitch In Time
- Verse without Werse or Crime Without Rhyme
- Truckdrivers in the Sky or Follow the Fleet
- The Squirrel Next Door or High Neighbor
- The Spell Binders or Hex Marks the Spot
- Battle Of the Giants or It Takes Two to Tangle
- Bye-Bye, Boris or Farewell, My Ugly
A legion of six-foot robot mice descend upon Earth and devour television reception antennas.
- Metal-Munching Mice
- Bullwinkle Bites Back or Nothing but the Tooth
- Knock on Wood or Bullwinkle Takes the Rap
- A Knock for the Rock or The Lamp Is Low
- Window Pains or The Moosetrap
- Doorway to Danger or Doom in the Room
- Boris Makes his Move or The Miceman Cometh
- Big Cheese Boris or I'd Rather be Rat
- The Space Rat or Of Mice and Menace
- The Shot Heard Round the World or First National Bang
- The Rat-Pack Attacks or Sharrup You Mouse
- Bucks for Boris or Rocky Pays the Piper
- Fright Flight or A Rocky to the Moon
- Bullwinkle Bellows Again or Moonin' Low
- Bongo Boris or The Hep Rat (the Narrator says The Hep Cat before Boris corrects him and takes a balalaika and sings a short song at the end)
- The Spies of Life or When a Fella Needs a Fiend
The Brooklyn-accented ruler of a South Pacific island kidnaps Bullwinkle after the island's dominant bird disappears.
- Greenpernt Oogle
- The Mail Animal or Bullwinkle Stamps His Foot
- Burgled Bullwinkle or The Moose Nappers
- A Crown for Bullwinkle or Monarch Moose
- Squirrel in the Scope or Ring Around the Rocky
- Block Party or The Happy Headsman
- The Wizard Biz or Bullwinkle Lays an Egg
- Riptide Rocky or Drips Adrift
- Blood and Sand or Three for the Show
- Bullwinkle's Landing or Moosle Beach
- The Sand Blasters or Big Bang on the Beach
- The Brave and the Boulder or To Each His Stone
Boris is hired by three greedy brothers in London after their uncle bequeaths his mansion to Bullwinkle.
- Rue Britannia
- Earl and Water Don't Mix or Next Time, Take the Drain
- Moose Gets the Juice or Mourning Becomes Electra-cuted
- Episode 120 or 123
- Explosive Situation or Don't Make it Worse—It's Badenov
- You've Got Me in Stitches or Suture Self
- Fifty Cents Lost or Get That Halfback
- The Scheme Misfires or You Can Planet Better Than That
Boris masquerades as a US gangster and uses his new hirelings to rob Frostbite Falls' bank.
- Buried Treasure
- A Tisket a Casket, or The Bury Box
- The Bank Busters, or The Great Vaults (The camera zooms inside an angry Boris Badenov's mouth and the Narrator screams into it)
- Sweet Violence, or The Yegg and I
- Many A Thousand Gone, or The Haul of Fame
- Down To Earth, or Me and My Shatter
- Hop Skip And Junk, or Bullwinkle’s Big Tow
- Bucks for Boris, or The Green Paper Caper
- When Moose Meets Moose, or Two's a Crowd
- The Midnight Chew-Chew, or This Gum For Hire
- Boris Badenov and His Friends?
- Bars of Steal, or The Hard Cell
- Subway Finish, or An Underground Round
- The Last Edition, or Five-Scar Final
Bullwinkle suddenly believes he is a brilliant actor and is conned by Boris into making a movie - which proves more popular than anyone expects.
- Last Angry Moose
- A Punch in the Snoot or The Nose Tattoo
- Fun on The Freeway or The Quick and the Dead
- Bullwinkle Makes a Movie or The Feature from Outer Space
Boris rampages through the sea with a giant robot whale.
- Wailing Whale
- Vagabond Voyage or The Castoffs Cast Off
- Fear on the Pier or What's Up Dock?
- TNT for Two or Fright Cargo
- Underwater Eyeball or The Deep Blue See
- Underwater Moose or The Aqua-lunk
- Terror On The Seas or We’ve Only Begun to Fright
- Blank Night or The Age of Nothing
- Defective Story or A Muffled Report
- Leaky Lyrics or Bullwinkle Plugs a Song
- Follow the Swallow or The Inside Story
- Playtime for Rollo or Rest In Pieces
- A Whale of A Tale or Thar She Blows Up
- Fast and Moose or Charley's Antlers
Season 3 (1961–1962)
Season 3 contained 66 segments.
- Three Moosketeers
- Foiled Again or Don't Fence Me In
- Squeeze Play or Glad We Could Get Together
- Just Desserts or Operator, We’ve Been Cut Off
- Severed Relations or How to Get a Head
- That's the Way The Cookie Crumbles or Me and My Chateau
- A Raw Deal or Two Aces and a Pair of Kings
- Rocky Draws the Line or Who Got My Ruler
Rocky and Bullwinkle buy a suffering dude ranch that raises worms. Meanwhile, Boris and Natasha are trying to get rid of them so they can gain the mineral rights to the ranch.
- Lazy Jay Ranch
- Fast and Moose or The Quick and the Dead
- Buzzard Bait or The Carrion Call
- Rocky Rides Again or Small in the Saddle
- The Last Angry Angus or Hot Scotch
- Our Town or Home of the Grave
- The Big Countdown or Tally in Our Alley
- Aches and Planes or The Old Chisel ‘Em Trail
- Bucket-Headed Bullwinkle or Pail-Face Moose
- Make-Believe Monster or Once Upon a Crime
- Chew Chew Baby or Stick to Your Gums
- Rain of Terror or The Desperate Showers
- The Lightning Bugs or Nuts and Volts
- The Bush Pusher or Beri Beri Whose Got the Berry?
- Underwater Trap or No Air in the Snare
- Boris Bounces Back or The Rubber Heel
- Boris Takes a Town or The Night Mayor
- Just Boris and Me or The Yegg and I
Rocky & Bullwinkle, Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader, and the Moonmen all become involved in the hunt for the powerful Kirwood Derby
- Missouri Mish Mash
- Landslide on the Rails or Bullwinkle Covers His Tracks
- Rocky and the Rock or Taken for Granite
- Trouble Upstairs or Bats in the Boris
- Boris on a Broomstick or The Flying Sorcerer
- Boris Lends a Hand or Count Your Fingers
- Mud-Munching Moose or Bullwinkle Bites the Dust
- Devil Dan Thinks It Over or Feud for Thought
- Calling Fearless Leader or Whistle for the Missile
- Rocky Takes the High Road or Missile in the Thistle
- Dollars and Scents or Putting on the Dog
- One of Our Meese Is Missing or Heads You Lose
- Bullwinkle Makes His Bid or Going! Going! Gun!
- The Vanishing American or No Moose Is Good Moose
- Hello, Ma Booby or Pleased to Beat Ya
- Under Bullwinkle’s Bowler or The Wide, Open Spaces
- Million Dollar Carton or Jack in the Box
- Two at One Blow or The Double Beheader
- Flower in the Hat or the Rose Bowler
- A Snitch in Time or The Finking Man’s Thilter
- Boomerang Bowler or Boris Makes a Comeback
- All in Fever Say Aye or The Emotion Is Carried
- Too Much Too Moon or What Makes Lunatick?
- Flying Bullets or A Cartridge in a Pear Tree
- The Crepe Hangers or Brighten the Coroner Where You Are
- Double Trouble or Two’s a Crowd
Boris causes the Earth to tilt so that the South Pole is switched to the Pacific.
- Topsy Turvy World
- Funny Business in the Books or The Library Card
- Topsy Turvy Time or Emit Yvrut Yspot
- Bullwinkle Takes the Wheel or The Bum Steer
- The Ocean Waves or Hi, Divers
- (Untitled Episode [Narrator falls asleep before telling the name of the next episode])
- Six O’Clock Low or Bullwinkle Gets the Point
- Boris Goes for Broke or A Fiend in Need Is a Fiend…Indeed,
- The Fright Before Christmas or A Visit from Saint Nicholouse
- Soups On or Rocky Goes to Pot
- Snowbank Squirrel or Bullwinkle Gets the Drift
- Claus and Effect or Yule…Be Sorry
- Boom at the Top or The Angry Young Moose
- Fur, Fur Away or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Season 4 (1962–1963)
Season 4 contained 38 segments.
Boris and Natasha rob a museum in Paris and hide their paintings on Bullwinkle's farm, until Bullwinkle splatters whitewash on the paintings and finds he can sell them to snooty art collectors.
Boris and Natasha lay siege to the world via powerful cannons.
Boris goes after a treasure hidden in a Minnesota lake.
- Treasure of Monte Zoom
- Flood Waters or Drown in the Valley
- A Leak in the Lake or The Drain Maker
- Bullwinkle Cleans Up or The Desperate Showers
- Boris Bashes a Box or The Flat Chest
- One, Two, Three, Gone or I’ve Got Plenty of Nothing
- All That Glitters or Baby, It’s Gold Outside
- Boris Wheels and Deals or A Profit Without Honor
Pottsylvania has developed a nerve gas that renders intelligent people helplessly foolish but doesn't affect Bullwinkle.
- Goof Gas Attack
- The Brain Drainers or Malice in Wonderland
- The Dunderheads or Feeling Zero
- Three to Go or Crash on Delivery
- McKeesport on the Prod or The Pennsylvania Poker
- Hare-Brained Boris or The Dumb Bunny
- Untitled Episode (Boris zapped the Narrator with Goof Gas before he could tell the name of the next episode)
- 5-4-3-2-1 or The Quick Launch Counter
Running out of ideas, Boris and Natasha stumble upon a new sound-suppressed explosive named "Hush-a-Boom", but lose the formula when they foolishly inscribe it on a banana that Bullwinkle promptly devours.
- Banana Formula
- Boom Town or Destination Schwartz
- The Flat of the Land or A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moose
- Mack the Knife or Operation: Moose
- Two Days to Doom or The Last Weekend
- Two Moose Is Loose or Which One Has the Phoney
- The Moose and The Monster or Nothing but the Pest
- Testing 1, 2, 3, or Tape a Number
- The Villain’s Victory Dance or The Jig Is Up (Fearless Leader announced the next episode's title, because feds bound and gagged the Narrator)
- The Missing Moustache or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
- Boom at the Top or Bullwinkle Loses His Head
- Boris Talks to Himself or Mockingbird Heel (Boris announced the next episode's title by impersonating the Narrator)
Season 5 (1963–1964)
Season 5 contained 66 segments.
- Bumbling Brothers Circus
- Lion in the Bedroom or The Cat’s Pajamas
- A Red Letter Day or Drop Us a Lion
- The Fire-Eaters or Hot Lips
- The Show Must Go On or Give ‘Em the Acts
- Looney Lightning or Nuts and Volts
- The Fire Chaser or Bullwinkle Goes to Blazes
- Flaming Arrows or Bullwinkle Meets His Match (Rocky & Bullwinkle announced the next episode's title as the Narrator was giggling at the word harrowing)
- It’s In the Bag or Rocky Gets the Sack
- A Short Weight for All Seats or One of Our Trunks Is Missing
Fearless Leader enters a man-eating plant in a Frostbite Falls flower contest and the plant spreads vast amounts of seeds that grow into an army of man-eating plants.
- Pottsylvania Creeper
- Four for the Show or Two Pairs of Plants
- Beaned by a Blossom or The Petal Pushers
- Vacation Days or Visit to a Small Panic Fearless Leader says the next episodes title when he appears on the show.
- The Worryin’ of the Green or The Look of the Irish
- It’s Only a Flesh Wound or Better Lead Than Dead
Bullwinkle discovers the lost state of Moosylvania and goes to Washington DC to campaign for the land's inclusion in the US.
- Blast Off Spedia with Encyclopedia or Off to Heaven with Volume Seven
- Resign Your Fate to a 52nd State or Moosylvania Mania!
- Bad Day at Flat Rocky or A Record in Bullwinkle’s Blot
An Indian ruler seeks a boat encrusted with valuable jewels that Bullwinkle finds in a lake.
Bullwinkle's attempt to get his expensive suit cleaned for a dinner in his honor becomes a chase to a Chinese laundrette that fronts for illegal activities by Boris and Natasha.
A fortune telling machine in the form of a lady is used by Boris and Natasha for an illegal gambling boat.
Bullwinkle witnesses a known gangster commit a crime and now must be guarded lest Boris, a fanatical admirer of the gangster, eliminate him.
A forlorn college football team discovers Bullwinkle's unstoppable abilities as a passer and it quickly swells into undefeated success and superstardom, drawing out sports gamblers Boris and Natasha as well as a Southern Revanchist.
- Wossamotta U
- A College for Two or Rock Enrolls
- The Hidden Ball Play or Goal Is Where You Find It
- Wager at Dawn or Early to Bet
- Standing Room Only or Bullwinkle Sells Out
- Bullwinkle Scores Again or Fool’s Goal
- Rogue’s Gallery or Hold That Line-Up
- Male Bags or Homely Are the Brave
- Mine Eyes Have Seen the Gory or Moose’s In the Col’ Col’ Ground
- Bullwinkle’s Battle Plan or Civil Defense (the Southern revanchist spoils the Narrator's closing)
- Bullwinkle Buys a Fence or Pickets Charge
- A Rock for Rock or To Each His Stone
To draw needed resources for Pottsylvania, Fearless Leader tricks Bullwinkle and Rocky into getting foreign aid to Moosylvania he intends Boris and Natasha to steal.
- Moosylvania Saved
- (Untitled Episode)
- (Untitled Episode)
- Moosylvania Mish Mash or A State of Confusion
Short film (2014)
An untitled Rocky and Bullwinkle short, directed by Gary Trousdale, was to be shown in theaters before Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which opened on March 7, 2014. This plan was dropped, but the short was later released with the film on Blu-ray 3D.
There is conflict between several online sources regarding the division of the story arcs into seasons. The breakdown presented here is based on the following references:
- The Complete Season 1 DVD set begins with Jet Fuel Formula and concludes with Box Top Robbery. Thus,
- Season 2 begins with Upsidaisium. The Complete Season 2 DVD set contains 52 episodes (or 104 segments), which would run through Wailing Whale. Thus,
- Season 3 begins with The Three Moosketeers. This is confirmed in Keith Scott's The Moose that Roared. As the Complete Season 3 DVD set contains four story arcs,
- Season 4 begins with Painting Theft.
- According to Keith Scott, Season 5 (as well as a new numbering system for the episodes) began with Bumbling Brothers Circus.
- Scott, Keith (2000). The moose that roared: the story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a flying squirrel, and a talking moose. New York: St. Martins'.
- Jay Ward & Bill Scott, producers (2003). Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Complete Season 1 DVD (4 disks). Classic Media/Sony Wonder. ASIN: B00009PJT0.
- Jay Ward & Bill Scott, producers (2004). Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends - The Complete Second Season. Classic Media. ASIN: B0002ABU5C
- Jay Ward & Bill Scott, producers (2005). Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends - The Complete Third Season. Classic Media. ASIN: B000A2X0KU