September 8, 1995
"Saskatchewan Catch" is the second segment of the first episode of Season 1 of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa.
At the start of the episode, Timon and Pumbaa are trying to get some beetles for dinner, but the beetles live on top of huge trees, so Timon has to climb them to get the beetles. When he's up there, a flying squirrel passes in high speed and knocks him down, but Timon is able to grab some branches, until another flying squirrel, this time a female and way bigger, hits him and they both fall, with Pumbaa placing a bed so the two can land safely. The squirrel lands on the bed while Timon, however, lands on a drawer next to it.
On land, Timon is about to climb back up the tree to catch the beetle, but Pumbaa doesn't think he can do it himself since he has fallen 16 times and that he needs some help. Timon and Pumbaa decide that they will need the female squirrel's help to get the beetles on the trees, but in exchange, she wants them to get her a date with the male flying squirrel that dropped Timon from the tree. They try all they can to get him down, but he can't stop flying.
After two failed attempts to catch the male flying squirrel, Timon has an idea to put a sign that says: "STOP, fresh nuts below!", but instead of reading it, the flying squirrel hits the sign and falls down, getting trapped in a cage. A little upset, Timon calms the flying squirrel saying that he won a free dinner.
Later that night, Timon placed two chairs and a table next to a cliff. When Pumbaa and the male flying squirrel arrive, Timon tells the squirrel that the only thing they are serving for dinner is nuts, and the female flying squirrel, whose name is revealed by Pumbaa to be Piper, appears.
The male squirrel falls in love and he tells the female squirrel that he's going to give up flying for her, which disgusts Timon, who thinks that he's being irrational. The female squirrel finds her new boyfriend romantic and they both decide to fly together and that's what they do, leaving Timon and Pumbaa without any beetles.
With the voice talents of
- Quinton Flynn as Timon
- Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa
- April Winchell as Piper the Female Flying Squirrel
- Rob Paulsen ad The Male Flying Squirrel
- First episode in which Timon's voice is done by Quinton Flynn.
- Flying squirrels are not capable of powered flight like birds or bats; instead, they glide between trees.