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TaleSpin
Season 1, Episode 12
Vowel Play
Air date September 19, 1990
Written by Dean Stefan
Duane Capizzi
Stephen Sustarsic
Chuck Tately
Story Editor Ken Koonce
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Vowel Play is the twelfth episode from season 1 of TaleSpin.

Plot:Edit

While he is in school, Kit constantly misspells "spinach" in front of the class, always being corrected by his teacher. At one point, he adds "ick" to it because he doesn't like to eat it ("let alone spell it"). Finally, his hand aches when he finally spells it right.

Guest Characters:Edit

  • Heimlich Menudo is the main antagonist of the episode. He is a leopard criminal who worships diamonds so much, he even has some as teeth. Heimlich has a plan called the "Heimlich Maneuver" in order to rob Cape Suzette of all diamonds. He is voiced by the late Kenneth Mars.
  • Weazell is the secondary antagonist. He is Heimlich's right-hand weasel (which he doesn't like being called) and is a client of Rebecca Cunningham in her sky-writing business. David Lander voiced him.
  • Detective Thursday is a supporting character parody of Detective Sergeant Joseph "Joe" Friday from Dragnet. He is a dog detective. Jack Angel did his voice.

Gallery:Edit

Quotes:Edit

  • Teacher: There is no "ick" in Spinach, Kit.
  • Kit: Wanna bet? Taste it. Ick!

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  • Baloo: Becky, that guy's as shifty as a 10-speed clutch.
  • Mr. Weaselle: Sorry. I was too busy thinking of your Heimlich Maneuver to see that you were choking.
  • Detective Thursday: Look, a flying bear!
  • Laundry Woman: So?
  • Detective Thursday: Um... A flying bear that, uh... juggles bowling balls!
  • Rebecca: Brilliant, Baloo! What were two o's doing in "Chicken Soup"?
  • Baloo: The backstroke?

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  • Rebecca: I'm telling you, Baloo, the way you spell is a crime.
  • Baloo: Gimme a break, Beckers. You're making a federal case out of nothing.
  • Detective Thursday: Are you the sky-writing pilot?
  • Baloo: Yup, sure am.
  • Detective Thursday: You're under arrest.

(🇫🇷-🇨🇦 VERSION):

      • Je vous le dis, Baloo, votre façon d'épeler est un crime.
      • S'il vous plaît, Rebecca.Vous faites un cas fédéral à partir de rien.
      • Es-tu le pilote qui écrit dans le ciel?
      • Oui, bien sûr.
      • Vous êtes en état d'arrestation.

[(SPANISH VERSION 🇪🇸/🇲🇽/🇨🇺)]:

      • Te lo digo, Baloo, tu forma de deletrear es un crimen.
      • Por favor, Rebecca. Estás haciendo un caso federal de la nada.
      • ¿Eres el piloto de escritura del cielo?
      • Sí, claro estoy.
      • Estas bajo arresto.

[(🇭🇹 CREOLE VERSION)]:

      • Mwen di ou, Baloo, wout la ou eple se yon krim.
      • Tanpri, Rebecca. Ou ap fè yon ka federal soti nan anyen.
      • Èske ou pilòt nan syèl-ekri?
      • Wi, asire w.
      • Ou anba arestasyon.

[(🇵🇹 VERSION)]:

      • Eu estou te dizendo, Baloo, o jeito que você soletra é um crime.
      • Me dê um tempo, Beckers. Você está fazendo um caso federal do nada.
      • Você é o piloto de escrita do céu?
      • Sim, claro que sim.
      • Você está preso.

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  • Detective Thursday: I want the truth about those sky-written messages. Talk!
  • Baloo: [Thinking he's talking about his bad spelling] All right. Okay. I confess. I'm the one you're looking for.
  • Detective Thursday: I knew it! How long as this been going on?
  • Baloo: Since 3rd Grade. My teacher said I'd be sorry someday.
  • Detective Thursday: Started on the road to ruin young, eh?

(🇫🇷-🇨🇦 VERSION):

      • Je veux la vérité sur ces messages écrits dans le ciel. Parler!
      • D'accord. D'accord. J'avoue. Je suis celui que vous recherchez.
      • Je le savais! Depuis combien de temps cela dure-t-il?
      • Depuis la 3ème année. Mon professeur a dit que je serais désolé un jour.
      • Commencé sur la route pour ruiner les jeunes, hein?

[(SPANISH VERSION 🇪🇸/🇲🇽/🇨🇺)]:

      • Quiero la verdad sobre esos mensajes escritos en el cielo. ¡Hablar!
      • Todo bien. Bueno. Yo confieso. Soy el que estás buscando.
      • ¡Lo sabía! ¿Por cuánto tiempo ha estado sucediendo esto?
      • Desde el 3er Grado. Mi maestro dijo que algún día lo lamentaría.
      • Comenzó en el camino para arruinar joven, ¿eh?

[(🇭🇹 CREOLE VERSION)]:

      • Mwen vle verite a sou mesaj syèl-ekri yo. Pale!
      • Tout dwa. Dakò. Mwen konfese. Mwen se youn nan ou ap chèche pou.
      • Mwen te konnen sa! Konbyen tan sa a te ale sou?
      • Depi klas 3èm ane. Pwofesè mwen te di mwen ta dwe regrèt yon jou.
      • Te kòmanse sou wout la nan kraze jèn, eh?

[(🇵🇹 VERSION)]:

      • Eu quero a verdade sobre essas mensagens escritas no céu. Conversa!
      • Tudo certo. OK. Eu confesso. Eu sou aquele que você está procurando.
      • Eu sabia! Há quanto tempo isso vem acontecendo?
      • Desde o 3º ano. Meu professor disse que um dia eu sentiria muito.
      • Começou na estrada para arruinar jovens, hein?

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  • Detective Thursday: Pathetic! I've never seen such awful grades in my life.
  • Baloo: Hey! I passed recess with flying colors.

(🇫🇷-🇨🇦 VERSION):

      • Pathétique! Je n'ai jamais vu d'aussi mauvaises notes dans ma vie.
      • Hey! J'ai passé la récré avec brio.

[(SPANISH VERSION 🇪🇸/🇲🇽/🇨🇺)]:

      • ¡Patético! Nunca he visto tan malas calificaciones en mi vida.
      • ¡Oye! Pasé el recreo con gran éxito.

[(🇭🇹 CREOLE VERSION)]:

      • Pathetic! Mwen pa janm wè klas terib sa yo nan lavi mwen.
      • Aiye! Mwen te pase rekreyasyon ak koulè vole.

[(🇵🇹 VERSION)]:

      • Patético! Eu nunca vi tantas notas terríveis na minha vida.
      • Ei! Passei pelo recreio com cores voadores.

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  • Baloo: Look, I proved I'm a lousy speller. What more do you want? All I did was write a few messages for Mr. Weasel.
  • Detective Thursday: You know Weasel? Sneaky-looking guy in a bad suit, one of this town's biggest gangsters?
  • Baloo: Yeah, yeah, and I can prove it. He dropped this. [shows Thursday the code book]
  • Detective Thursday: [looks through the book] Why, this is a book of secret codes.
  • Rebecca: Detective, I promise the next time Weasel shows up to give us another skywriting assignment, we'll refuse.
  • Detective Thursday: Negative. Now that we've got his code book, I want you to play along. You're working for us now, Baloo.
  • Mr. Weaselle: Here is the last message you'll ever need to sky-write: "Wait until dark."
  • Baloo: Okay. But if I write if after dark, it'll be kinda hard to read.
  • Baloo: Well, Beckers, it just goes to show it pays to know your ABDs.

Trivia:Edit

  • This is the episode where Baloo is naked except his hat.
  • This is the first episode to reveal Kit going to school.