Episode 48 – Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Some, times, some, crimes…Go slippin through the cracks…Yes Chip ‘n Dale’s theme song is an earworm like no other. It’s been about 25 years since either of us had watched this show, but we were more than excited to jump back in. Featuring two classic Disney characters, and a host of new ones, the Rescue Rangers even had a short lived Disneyland attraction. So what happened? Why no reboot or re-release? Is the show actually not as good as we remember? I guess that’s our job to answer that question.
Tad Stones, Aladdin, Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Disney, Alan Zaslove, The Smurfs, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, Galtar and the Golden Lance, Mark Mueller, Chip, Indiana Jones, Tress MacNeille, Simpsons, Futurama, Dot, Daisy Duck, Agnes Skinner, Dale, Magnum P.I., Corey Burton, Captain Hook, Monterey Jack, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, Nintendo, Saturday Supercade, Ghostbusters, Dino-Riders, Rambo, Don Carnage, TaleSpin, Gadget, Zipper, Fat Cat, Video Games, Disneyland Autopia
Chip and Dale are two chipmunks who start a detective agency, Rescue Rangers, along with their friends Gadget, Monterey Jack, and Zipper. The pint-sized detectives deal with crimes that are often “too small” for the police to handle, usually with other animals as their clients. The gang frequently find themselves going up against two particular arch-villains: Mafia-style tabby cat Fat Cat and mad scientist Norton Nimnul.
Except for the five-part set of episodes made from the pilot movie, each 22-minute episode of the series was self-contained. Plot points introduced in each episode stayed in the episode and any character development did not appear to continue through to future episodes. Most of the episodes followed a similar format, where in the next case was presented at the start of the episode, then the bulk of the episode had the sleuths gathering clues and investigating the situation. In the last few minutes of the episode, the case was resolved, usually in dramatic fashion and the final moments would have a humorous wrap up scene between the Rangers.
Show intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFXTa2yeYWs
Scientifically accurate Rescue Rangers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d43EcSS_n0w