|Big Jungle Game|
Big Jungle Game
January 15, 1999
"Big Jungle Game" is the second segment of the forty-ninth episode of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa.
Pumbaa joins an Olympic jungle game in order to live out his dream.
"Big Jungle Game" begins by introducing Timon, a meerkat, and his warthog friend, Pumbaa. At the start of the episode, Pumbaa is competing in an Olympic jungle game race, but trips over something and loses. Then it turns out to be a dream. Pumbaa wakes up and tells Timon that he has a destiny and that he's going to compete in the jungle game.
Pumbaa tells Timon to time his running, but Timon runs faster than his friend. Pumbaa trips over a snail and falls in a lake, but he refuses to give up his dream.
The Olympic jungle game begins. The first competition is swimming. As Pumbaa does so, he runs into an alligator. Pumbaa's pool toy gets ripped and gets blown all the way to the end of the pool.
The second competition is the big coconut ball. Pumbaa lifts the ball up, but then an elephant, who is one of the competitors, bounces the ball and throws it in great distance.
The third competition is jumping over a pile of quicksand. Pumbaa jumps but doesn't go far enough. Luckily, he lands next to the quicksand, but the elephant falls on him.
The fourth competition is jumping over the bar made of vines. Pumbaa succeeds, but the elephant falls on him again.
Pumbaa gives up his dream, but Timon suggests that he continues to compete in the jungle game. Pumbaa agrees and the warthog has a race against the cheetah. The cheetah is beating Pumbaa, so Timon trips the warthog so he can roll instead of run.
Pumbaa wins the race and then Timon thinks of what people can buy that Pumbaa has.