November 25, 1996
"Beethoven's Whiff" is the first part of the first segment of the twenty-first episode of Season 2 of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, which is the thirteenth episode to air on the syndicated Disney Afternoon block during that season. It aired on November 25, 1996, along with "Bumble in the Jungle" and "Mind Over Matterhorn".
"Beethoven's Whiff" begins by introducing Timon, a meerkat, and his warthog friend, Pumbaa. At the start of the short, Timon is conducting an orchestra composed of several instrument-playing animals. At first, the concert is going beautifully, with a perfect introduction to Beethoven's symphony, until Pumbaa interjects with his own music, which falls flat in comparison to the orchestra's earlier music.
At first, Timon puts up with Pumbaa's disruptions, clearly annoyed but more focused on his job as a conductor. The interruptions, however, soon become so disruptive that Timon begins to use his baton to fight with Pumbaa. The fight escalates, nearly destroying the orchestra's instruments, until Rafiki and Simba interject, forcing the two to clean up the mess that they've made.
- In 1997, the short's color director, Kexx Singleton, won the Daytime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Individual in Animation."
|Season 2 of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa|
Palm Beached • Jamaica Mistake? • Oregon Astray • New Guinea Pig • Isle of Manhood • Puttin' on the Brits • Klondike Con • Isle Find Out • Beetle Romania • Rumble in the Jungle • Wide Awake in Wonderland • Zazu's Off-by-One Day • Animal Barn • Roach Hotel • Africa-Dabra! • I Don't Bolivia • Shopping Mauled • Library Brouhaha • Catch Me if You Kenya • Scent of the South • Monster Massachusetts • Handle with Caribbean • Forbidden Pumbaa • Washington Applesauce • Alcatraz Mataz • Oahu Wahoo • I Think I Canada • Zazu's Off Day Off • Beast of Eden • Sense & Senegambia • Timon on the Range • The Man From J.U.N.G.L.E. • Maine-Iacs • Fiji-Fi-Fo-Fum • Rome Alone • Amusement Bark • Once Upon a Timon • Home is Where the Hog Is • Beethoven's Whiff • Bumble in the Jungle • Mind Over Matterhorn