Moosylvania (story arc)

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Rocky and Bullwinkle episode
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 4 (4 segments)
Directed by Gerard Baldwin, Pete Burness, Bill Hurtz, Gerry Ray, Bob Schleh, George Singer, Ernie Terrazas
Written by George Atkins, Chris Hayward, Chris Jenkins, Lloyd Turner
Production code 323–326
Original air date 1963–1964
Episode chronology
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"Pottsylvania Creeper"
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"The Ruby Yacht"

Moosylvania is the fourth story arc from the fifth season of Rocky and Bullwinkle (originally titled The Bullwinkle Show). It was broadcast on NBC during the 1963–1964 television season.


Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale struggle to think of a bad deed to perform, but then get an idea: An essay contest called "I Like being evil because..." (in 25 words or less). Bullwinkle, mistaking the word "evil" for "wevil", enters the contest and writes that he has the distribution rights in Moosylvania. Bullwinkle ends up winning and Boris presents him with a set of the "Encyclopedia Badanov", set to explode when Bullwinkle reads the entry on Moosylvania, which he does, but when it doesn't explode, Bullwinkle admits that he can't read and was reciting what he had memorized. Boris then takes the book and turns the page to Moosylvania, exploding on him.

Rocky and Bullwinkle then go to Washington, D.C. in an attempt to get Moosylvania qualified for statehood. Boris and Natasha, who think they'll lose their chances of distribution rights to evil if Moosylvania becomes a state, decide to disguise Butte, Montana as Washington, D.C.

Episode segments[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

  1. Moosylvania
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales: The Pied Piper
  3. Bullwinkle's Corner: "The Horn"
  4. Dudley Do-Right: Trap Bait
  5. Blast Off Spedia with Encyclopedia or Off to Heaven with Volume Seven

Episode 2[edit]

  1. Resign Your Fate to a 52nd State or Moosylvania Mania!
  2. Fractured Fairy Tale: Beauty and the Beast
  3. Mr. Know-It-All: How to Remove a Mustache
  4. Peabody's Improbable History: Napoleon
  5. Bad Day at Flat Rocky or A Record in Bullwinkle’s Blot

Video releases[edit]

In the early 1990s, this episode, and the show's finale, were released as the main features of the video "Whistler's Moose".

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