Missouri Mish Mash

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"Missouri Mish Mash"
Rocky and Bullwinkle episode
Episode no.Season 3
Episode 3 (26 segments)
Directed byGerard Baldwin, Pete Burness, Bill Hurtz, Gerry Ray, Bob Schleh, George Singer, Ernie Terrazas
Written byGeorge Atkins, Chris Hayward, Chris Jenkins, Lloyd Turner
Production code183–208
Original air date1961–1962
Episode chronology
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Missouri Mish Mash is the third story arc from the third season of Rocky and Bullwinkle (originally broadcast as The Bullwinkle Show). It was broadcast on NBC during the 1961-1962 television season.

Rocky and Bullwinkle journey to Peaceful Valley, Missouri, for a moose convention, but soon find themselves in the middle of a feud between the Hatfuls and the Floys. Meanwhile, Fearless Leader accompanies Boris in search of a powerful hat called the Kirwood Derby, which, when worn, made the bearer the most intelligent being that ever lived, but it had to be found by the stupidest creature alive, so Bullwinkle is used to track it down. Rocky plans to give it to the government, Fearless Leader wishes to use it to take over the world, and Boris wants it so that he can usurp Fearless Leader. However, the Moon Men Gidney and Cloyd explain that the Kirwood Derby really belongs on the Moon, as it is the "crown" of their otherwise addle-headed prince. Fearless Leader and Boris are both foiled, and the Moon Men return the Derby to its rightful owner.

This episode is notorious for nearly provoking a lawsuit. Durward Kirby, Garry Moore's dumb-but-affable sidekick (who had, during a Polaroid commercial, ripped the entire roll of film out of the camera), was not happy about a spoonerized version of his name applied to a hat that made its wearer supremely intelligent. When Kirby's lawyer called Jay Ward and threatened to sue, Ward didn't care. Getting any kind of publicity, by whatever means, was already a running gag in the show, so he was all for it. His response was "Great! We'll pay you to sue us!". The suit was dropped.

Episode segments[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

  1. Missouri Mish Mash
  2. Aesop and Son: The Coyote and the Jackrabbits
  3. Bullwinkle's Corner: "Old Mother Hubbard"
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: Ludwig Van Beethoven
  5. Landslide on the Rails or Bullwinkle Covers His Tracks

Episode 2[edit]

  1. Rocky and the Rock or Taken for Granite
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: The Prince and the Popper
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: How To Sell Soap
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: Calamity Jane
  5. Trouble Upstairs or Bats in the Boris

Episode 3[edit]

  1. Boris on a Broomstick or The Flying Sorcerer
  2. Aesop and Son: The Rooster and Five Hens
  3. Bullwinkle's Corner: The Cherry Tree
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: Cornwallis Surrender
  5. Boris Lends a Hand or Count Your Fingers

Episode 4[edit]

  1. Mud-Munching Moose or Bullwinkle Bites the Dust
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: Booty and the Beast
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: How to be a Top Flight Stock Salesman
  4. Dudley Do-Right: Skagway Dosgled-Pulling Contest
  5. Devil Dan Thinks It Over or Feud for Thought

Episode 5[edit]

  1. Calling Fearless Leader or Whistle for the Missile
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: Little Fred Riding Hood
  3. Bullwinkle's Corner: Tommy Tucker
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: The First Indian-Head Nickel
  5. Rocky Takes the High Road or Missile in the Thistle

Episode 6[edit]

  1. Dollars and Scents or Putting on the Dog
  2. Aesop and Son: The Three Bears
  3. Bullwinkle's Corner: "Grandfather Clock"
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: Jules Verne
  5. One of Our Meese Is Missing or Heads You Lose

Episode 7[edit]

  1. Bullwinkle Makes His Bid or Going! Going! Gun!
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  3. Bullwinkle's Corner: "A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea"
  4. Dudley Do-Right: Canadian Railways Bridge
  5. The Vanishing American or No Moose Is Good Moose

Episode 8[edit]

  1. Hello, Ma Booby or Pleased to Beat Ya
  2. Aesop and Son: The Robin, The Pelican, and the Angleworm
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: How To Teach a Mean Bully a Lesson at the Beach
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: Casanova
  5. Under Bullwinkle’s Bowler or The Wide, Open Spaces

Episode 9[edit]

  1. Million Dollar Carton or Jack in the Box
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: The Ugly Almond Duckling
  3. Bullwinkle's Corner: "Pat A Cake"
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: Lawrence of Arabia
  5. Two at One Blow or The Double Beheader

Episode 10[edit]

  1. Flower in the Hat or the Rose Bowler
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: John's Ogre Wife
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: How to Fall Asleep on the Job
  4. Dudley Do-Right: Niagara Falls
  5. A Snitch in Time or The Finking Man's Thilter

Episode 11[edit]

  1. Boomerang Bowler or Boris Makes a Comeback
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: The Absent Minded King
  3. Bullwinkle's Corner: "I Love Little Pussy"
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: Bonnie Prince Charlie
  5. All in Fever Say Aye or The Emotion Is Carried

Episode 12[edit]

  1. Too Much Too Moon or What Makes Lunatick?
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: The Mysterious Castle
  3. Bullwinkle's Corner: "Little Miss Muffett"
  4. Dudley Do-Right: Snidely's Vic Whiplash Gym
  5. Flying Bullets or A Cartridge in a Pear Tree

Episode 13[edit]

  1. The Crepe Hangers or Brighten the Coroner Where You Are
  2. Aesop and Son: The Eagle and the Beetle
  3. Bullwinkle's Corner: "Little Bo Peep"
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: Paul Reuter
  5. Double Trouble or Two's a Crowd

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