Puttin' on the Brits
Attribution Information

Eddy Houchins


Steve Roberts

Production Information

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa


2 (CBS)



Air date

September 14, 1996

Episode Guide

"Isle of Manhood"


"Beetle Romania"

"Puttin' on the Brits" is the second segment of the third episode of Season 2 of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, which is the first episode to air on the CBS Saturday morning lineup during that season. It aired on September 14, 1996, along with "Isle of Manhood".


Timon and Pumbaa try to save a baby fox from a hound dog who's believed to be a hunter. But is the fox really in danger...or not?


"Puttin' on the Brits" begins by introducing Timon, a meerkat, and his warthog friend, Pumbaa. At the start of the episode, Timon rescues a baby fox from some foxhounds. After showing Pumbaa the fox, the two friends try to hide it somewhere. When they can't find a place to hide the fox, Pumbaa suggests that they should hide it in their suitcase. Timon and Pumbaa then act natural while the hounds and their owners pass by.

While Timon and Pumbaa are relieved by outsmarting the hounds, the two run into another foxhound, who believes that he is better at fox hunting than the other hounds. He begins to sniff around the hiding places Timon and Pumbaa were about to put the baby fox but didn't think they were good enough. When the found asks Timon and Pumbaa what's in their suitcase, the pals reply by saying that they don't see a suitcase and they flee with the case, with the hound chasing them.

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Timon shows Pumbaa the baby fox

Timon and Pumbaa enter the maze but they keep getting followed by the hound. They put various smelly objects around the maze to distract the hound while they try to escape. Timon sees that they can't find a way out, but Pumbaa tells him that while they entered the maze, he placed a yarn outside and pulled the string around with them so they don't get lost.

When Timon and Pumbaa exit the maze, they hear the hound saying that he's lost, making them happy to outwit him. But then, the dog finds his way out of the maze and finds Timon and Pumbaa. The pals flee and hide in a foggy area. As they are checking on the fox, delighted by how cute it is, the hound finds them and grabs the suitcase. But Timon hits him with the goggles he's currently wearing, making him let go of the suitcase so that the pals catch it and escape with it. Timon and Pumbaa then taunt the foxhound as he is looking for them in the fog.

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The pals with the hound

The foxhound removes the fog with a fan and finds Timon and Pumbaa, who try to escape him by getting inside a taxi. While Timon and Pumbaa once again look at the fox and its cuteness, the hound finds them, using a truck. Timon and Pumbaa try to escape the foxhound by trying to hide in various places, which are a jet and a submarine, but the dog continuously finds and outsmarts them. Timon and Pumbaa then hide in a castle and locks the hound out.

The foxhound tries to get to the top of the castle, but keeps getting outsmarted by Timon and Pumbaa. While the hound fires a cannon, Timon gives up and reluctantly decides the give the fox to the hound, stating that the fox is not that cute, but when he opens the suitcase, he and Pumbaa see the fox trying to chase a butterfly, making Pumbaa state that he is that cute. Timon and Pumbaa then see that the hound is gone and find a big gift, which Timon believes is a tribute to his cleverness, but Pumbaa believes it's a trick.

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"You're it!"

Timon takes the gift to the castle, but he and Pumbaa find the hound hiding inside. The two friends get back to the top of the castle, piling large furniture against the trapdoor, and try to escape but see that the castle is surrounded by piranhas. The foxhound manages to enter the top of the castle and with no way of escaping the dog, Timon and Pumbaa give up.

The hound opens the suitcase and finds the fox, who shakes in fear. But then, it turns out that the fox and hound are actually playing a game of tag. Timon and Pumbaa are annoyed by the fox making them go through all that trouble for nothing and for payback, they decide to chase the fox themselves.



Guest Starring





  • Britain
  • Castle
  • Foggy area
  • Maze
  • Submarine

Organizations and Titles

  • Fox Hunters


Fox: Blast!  Outfoxed by that hound again!

(Timon grabs the fox as he and Pumbaa glare at him)

Timon: Let me get this straight-this was just a STUPID GAME OF TAG?!?!?!

(The fox nods)

Timon: TALLY-HO!!! (he and Pumbaa chased the fox ending the episode)