History WesternAnimation / ChipNDaleRescueRangers

18th Jun '17 9:41:35 AM nombretomado
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''Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers'' was one of several AnimatedSeries on the syndicated "DisneyAfternoon" block of the late 1980s into the 1990s. It updated classic WaltDisney characters, much as ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' (the DonaldDuck/[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Uncle Scrooge]] comic book universe), ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' (Baloo, Louie and Shere Khan from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'') and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' (Goofy and Pegleg Pete) also did. This one focused on updated versions of the mischievous chipmunks WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale, whom you might remember from the 1950s WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoons.

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''Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers'' was one of several AnimatedSeries on the syndicated "DisneyAfternoon" block of the late 1980s into the 1990s. It updated classic WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney characters, much as ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' (the DonaldDuck/[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Uncle Scrooge]] comic book universe), ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' (Baloo, Louie and Shere Khan from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'') and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' (Goofy and Pegleg Pete) also did. This one focused on updated versions of the mischievous chipmunks WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale, whom you might remember from the 1950s WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoons.
2nd Jun '17 9:42:22 AM erforce
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*** Chip: ''Film/IndianaJones'' outfit, that is, dark brown aviator jacket plus fedora. No hair other than his fur.

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*** Chip: ''Film/IndianaJones'' ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' outfit, that is, dark brown aviator jacket plus fedora. No hair other than his fur.
18th May '17 8:00:00 AM StFan
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!!''Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers'' contains examples of:

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!!''Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers'' contains provides examples of:



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* FishbowlHelmet: In episode "Out to Launch", Gadget constructs a spacesuit from a rubber glove and a glass jar. Plausible, in that Gadget spent less than a minute outside a pressurized spacecraft.



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23rd Mar '17 5:02:37 PM MidnightMan
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* AlwaysKnowAPilot: Chip and Dale have a pilot as part of the team, Gadget Hackwrench. As suggested by her name, she doubles as an inventor.

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* AlwaysKnowAPilot: AlwaysKnowAPilot:
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Chip and Dale have a pilot as part of the team, Gadget Hackwrench. As suggested by her name, she doubles as an inventor.inventor.
** Monterey Jack's old friend Geegaw Hackwrench, Gadget's father, used to be an AcePilot. Since Geegaw is absent, Gadget joins the team instead. That said, Monty was rather looking for Geegaw's plane because he is a pilot himself.
** At the beginning of "Song of the Night 'n Dale", Gadget mentions that she wants everyone on the team to be able to pilot her aircraft (probably except Zipper who doesn't need them in the first place). This introduces Dale as a pilot. And Chip has been seen at the Ranger Wing's helm, too. So the Rangers always know at least one pilot.



* AdventurerOutfit: Some unusual mix-and-match variants: Chip wears the archeologist outfit, but with the bomber jacket from the aviator outfit; Montery Jack has the normal aviator outfit.

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* AdventurerOutfit: Some unusual mix-and-match variants: Chip wears the archeologist outfit, but with the bomber jacket from the aviator outfit; Montery Monterey Jack has the normal aviator outfit.



** Steggy in "Prehysterical Pet".

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** Steggy in "Prehysterical Pet".Pet", despite being a stegosaur.



* AllThatGlitters: Darbie's pot of gold in "The Last Leprechaun".

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* AllThatGlitters: Darbie's Darby's pot of gold in "The Last Leprechaun".



* AnachronicOrder: The canonical episode order is an often discussed issue. It is clear, however, that the episodes have been neither produced nor ever aired in their canonical order. The 5-part pilot is part of Season 2.

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* AnachronicOrder: The canonical episode order is an often discussed issue. It is clear, however, that the episodes have been neither produced nor ever aired in their canonical order. The 5-part pilot is part of Season 2.2, as is "Good Times, Bat Times" which some consider the chronologically last episode. "The Pied Piper Power Play" came even later, and it shows Nimnul in his dome lair that was destroyed in "Normie's Science Project".



* BatmanColdOpen: Used in "Gadget Goes Hawaiian". The episode opens with half of the Rangers are captured by an octopus, and the others are trying to rescue them.

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* BatmanColdOpen: Used in "Gadget Goes Hawaiian". The episode opens with half of the Rangers are being captured by an octopus, and the others are trying to rescue them.



* BlindingBangs: K. Sera, the dog from the Pound Underground in "To The Rescue, pt. 4", to the point that it's nearly impossible to tell which way he's facing.

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* BlindingBangs: BlindingBangs:
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K. Sera, the dog from the Pound Underground in "To The Rescue, pt. 4", to the point that it's nearly impossible to tell which way he's facing.facing.
** Also, Gadget when rain flattens her EightiesHair.



* BoobyTrap: Gadget used to live behind what seemed like a Hall of Fame of booby traps. One might wonder how she got all that stuff installed, including a safe.

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* BoobyTrap: Gadget used to live behind what seemed like a Hall of Fame of booby traps. One might wonder how she got all that stuff installed, including a safe.safe suspended on chains.



* TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires: "Chocolate Chips", an episode which supposedly takes place in a Brazilian cacao forest, fits most of these stereotypes to a T, right down to the Brazilian parrots and Latino tour bus driver.

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* TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires: "Chocolate Chips", an episode which supposedly takes place in a Brazilian cacao cocoa forest, fits most of these stereotypes to a T, right down to the Brazilian parrots and Latino tour bus driver.



%%* CloseCallHaircut: Monty in "Mind Your Cheese & Q's".

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%%* * CloseCallHaircut: The Rangers manage to save Monty from being beheaded by a circular saw in "Mind Your Cheese & Q's".Q's". It was so close that he got the back of his head shaved.



* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Gadget vs. Bubbles' {{Ninja}} {{Mooks}} in "Case of the Cola Cult". Granted, she is heavily armed and doesn't know Ninjitsu, but the principle is the same.

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* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Gadget vs. Bubbles' {{Ninja}} {{Mooks}} in "Case of the Cola Cult". Granted, she is heavily armed and doesn't know Ninjitsu, Ninjutsu, but the principle is the same.



** Geegaw Hackwrench's "Screaming Eagle", especially after the modifications obviously applied by Gadget.



* CrashCourseLanding: The Rangers manage to pull off not a "simple" landing, but a frieking planetfall and touchdown with a NASA experimental space plane. After about five minutes in a simulator (and crashing twice there).

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* CrashCourseLanding: The Rangers manage to pull off not a "simple" landing, but a frieking planetfall and touchdown with a NASA experimental space plane. After about five minutes in a simulator (and crashing twice there). And this might have happened before Gadget gave Dale his piloting lessons.



%%* CriminalAmnesiac: (Ram-)Dale in "Le Purrfect Crime".

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%%* * CreatorProvincialism: Ever noticed how much of Los Angeles and particularly Hollywood and Burbank appears in the Rangers' hometown, although neither are ever named? LAPD uniforms and car livery, Los Angeles city hall, Burbank Bob Hope Airport, Lankershim and Cahuenga are mentioned twice and so forth.
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CriminalAmnesiac: (Ram-)Dale in In "Le Purrfect Crime".Crime", amnesiac Dale is convinced by Maltese de Sade's henchmen that he is the gun-munk "[[Film/{{Rambo}} RamDale]] in order to use him against his friends.



** Dale as "Tootsie" in "S.S. Drainpipe".

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** Dale again as "Tootsie" in "S.S. Drainpipe". He's good enough to almost make Gadget jealous.
** Zipper in "When You Fish Upon a Star". This leaves Monty as the only male Ranger who never crossdresses.



* {{Cult}}: The Cola Cult in "Case of the Cola Cult".

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* {{Cult}}: {{Cult}}:
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The Cola Cult in "Case of the Cola Cult".Cult".
** The Ranger Plane-worshipping kiwis in "Kiwi's Big Adventure".



** To be fair, he did try to sell some of his earlier inventions. But they were rejected, and he was referred to as "[[MadScientist mad]]". On the other hand, he could easily have sold some of his later stuff.



%%* CuteKitten: Spunky in "Catteries Not Included", Boots in "Gorilla My Dreams".

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%%* * CuteKitten: The cat-napped pet kitten Spunky in "Catteries Not Included", Included" and Kookoo's feline friend Boots (based on All Ball, but not a tailless Manx) in "Gorilla My Dreams".Dreams" are the only exceptions to Monterey Jack's (and mostly this show's) rule that CatsAreMean.



%%* DerailedForDetails: Gadget frequently is.
%%* DesertedIsland: "Chipwrecked Shipmunks".

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%%* * DerailedForDetails: If Gadget frequently is.
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starts to explain something, she tends to fall into endless rambling, going deeper and deeper into details. Fans call these ramblings "Gadgetisms".
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DesertedIsland: In "Chipwrecked Shipmunks".Shipmunks", the Rangers end up landing on one. It doesn't stay that deserted when the Pi-Rats reappear.



** In "When You Fish Upon a Star", a flock of fireflies is successfully distracted... by Zipper in drag.



* DogStereotype: The Doberman and Frenchie in "To the Rescue, Part 4", for instance.

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* DogStereotype: DogStereotype:
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The Doberman and Frenchie in "To the Rescue, Part 4", for instance.instance.
** "Le Purrfect Crime" implies that all dogs in France or at least in Paris are poodles because Maltese de Sade has a city-wide countermeasure against them specifically.



** Chip bonks Dale on the head on occasion when he says something stupid.

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** Chip bonks Dale on the head on occasion when he the latter says something stupid.



* {{Doppelganger}}: See the episode "Dale Beside Himself". Also, in a sense, Lahwhinie.

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* {{Doppelganger}}: See the episode The Fleeblebroxian shapeshifter DTZ turns into Dale in "Dale Beside Himself". Also, in a sense, Lahwhinie.Lahwhinie who looks close enough to Gadget to make her take her place and almost get away with that.



%%* DreadfulMusician: Irwina Allen and the Stingers.
%%* DriveInTheater: The opening scene of "Good Times, Bat Times" takes place at one.
%%* DrivesLikeCrazy: Gadget in the opening scene of "The Case of the Cola Cult".
%%* DrowningPit: The boot in "Shell Shocked".

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%%* * DreadfulMusician: Irwina Allen and the Stingers.
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Stingers. She is an exterminator gone bee-napper with a dreadful singing voice, and her band, the Stingers, are mind-controlled bees. Their music is unbearable for the audience who originally came to see the metal band Iron Goose. The latter, being locked away but able to hear her, somehow don't find her that dreadful.
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DriveInTheater: The opening scene of "Good Times, Bat Times" takes place at one.
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a human drive-in. That is, the Rangers themselves ''fly'' in with the Ranger Wing.
*
DrivesLikeCrazy: Gadget in the opening scene of "The Case of the Cola Cult".
%%* DrowningPit:
Cult". The boot in wheeled invention she test-drives with the other Rangers aboard doesn't even have brakes, but she doesn't seem to mind.
* DrowningPit:
** In
"Shell Shocked".Shocked", the Rangers are trapped inside a boot on a beach that is supposed to be flooded by the rising tide.
** In "The Case of the Cola Cult", they end up in a soda can that is to be sunk into a bucket of soda.



%%* EasyAmnesia: Dale in "Le Purrfect Crime".

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%%* * EasyAmnesia: Dale in In "Le Purrfect Crime".Crime", Dale loses his memory when a falling Paris souvenir hits him on the head. Later on, Chip gives him a bonk, and his memory is back.



%%* EskimoLand: "A Chorus Crime".

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%%* * EskimoLand: "A Chorus Crime".Crime" sends Nimnul to the Arctic, together with penguins trained in tap-dancing in order to break off an iceberg. [[HilariousInHindsight That was years before]] ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet''.



%%* EvilIsHammy: Fat Cat. Nimnul. Full stop.

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%%* EvilIsHammy: * EvilIsHammy:
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Fat Cat. Nimnul. Full stop.Cat is a Creator/VincentPrice {{Expy}}.
** Nimnul makes up for his lack of size with even more ham than anyone else in the show. Doesn't work quite as well as intended due to his lisp, but still.



* EyePop: Of all characters, Bubbles has one before falling onto the soda pool.
%%* FakeBand: Iron Goose in "Risky Beesness".

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* EyePop: Of all characters, Bubbles has one before falling onto into the soda pool.
%%* * FakeBand: The obviously British HairMetal band Iron Goose in "Risky Beesness".Beesness". Dale is a big fan of theirs (says a lot about his taste in music), and since this is ''Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers'', they fall victim to a crime that the Rangers have to solve.



* FanDisservice: Monty totally naked in the mini-bath. Chip and Dale in drag varies between this and Fanservice.

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* FanDisservice: Monty totally naked in the mini-bath. Chip and Dale in drag varies between this and Fanservice.{{Fanservice}}.



%%* FatBastard: Fat Cat.

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%%* FatBastard: * FatBastard:
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Fat Cat.Cat is not only tall for a cat, but also on the chubby side, therefore appropriately named by his former owner Aldrin Klordane. And he is one of the two main villains, perhaps even more gruesome than Norton Nimnul who is just plain crazy.
** He has an almost identical cousin in Paris named Maltese [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar de Sade]] who is just as evil as him.



%%* FemmeFatale: Désirée D'Allure.

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%%* * FemmeFatale: Désirée D'Allure.D'Allure is Monterey Jack's ex-fiancée whom he left for a cheese truck. She eventually shows up in the Rangers' hometown, already with criminal intentions together with her new partner Erol, and while she is at it, she tries to lure Monty back to her and kill him out of revenge.



%%* FiveEpisodePilot: "To the Rescue", Parts 1-5.

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%%* * FiveEpisodePilot: The show's pilot "To the Rescue", Parts 1-5.Rescue" is a five-parter, recut from a now probably lost film. It is unusual, however, in that it aired as the episodes 41 through 45 in the second season.



%%* {{Flight}}: "Kiwi's Big Adventure".

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%%* * {{Flight}}: "Kiwi's Big Adventure".Adventure" takes place in New Zealand where the Ranger Plane ends up with a tribe of kiwis. They worship it as a deity that shall give back the flightless birds the ability to fly.
* FlowerInHerHair:
** Gadget's evil [[HulaAndLuaus Hawaiian]] {{Doppelganger}} [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lahwhinie/Lawhinie/Louwhiney/...]] always wears a flower in her hair -- until she switches places with Gadget and takes her goggles instead.
** Gadget herself is occasionally seen wearing one along with her goggles, for example in "A Case of Stage Blight" when the Rangers go to the opera. It's her idea of dressing up.



%%* FlyingCarpet: Nimnul makes those in "The Carpetsnaggers".
%%* FluffyTheTerrible: Bubbles, the BigBad from "Case of the Cola Cult".

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%%* * FlyingCarpet: Nimnul makes those carpets with hidden, remote-controllable [[AppliedPhlebotinum hover drives]] in "The Carpetsnaggers".
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Carpetsnaggers" in order to steal valuables down to entire safes out of the mansions of rich people to whom he sold the carpets. They're powerful enough that when the Rangers nail one to the floor, it rips the entire house out of the ground.
*
FluffyTheTerrible: Bubbles, the The BigBad from "Case of the Cola Cult".Cult" is a tall, muscular mouse and commander over an army of ninja mice. His name is Bubbles. [[JustifiedTrope Then again]], he is one of the head figures of a soda-based {{cult}}.



%%* GadgeteerGenius: [[TropeNamer Gadget]].

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%%* * GadgeteerGenius: [[TropeNamer Gadget]].Gadget]] is not only a inter-disciplinary scientist, but also an inventress who builds stuff ranging from a TV to various submarines to a freaking ''spaceship'' [[ScavengerWorld mostly out of junk]].



%%* GenieInABottle: The Genie from "A Lad in a Lamp".

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%%* * GenieInABottle: The Genie from "A Lad in a Lamp".Lamp" has an oriental genie who tricks Monterey Jack into taking his place. For a change, this goes without intentionally backfiring wishes, but the Rangers have to free their friend and get the original genie back into the lamp. Worse yet, Fat Cat gets his greedy paws on the lamp with Monty inside.



%%* GirlOfTheWeek:
%%** Tammy and Foxglove are the most widely known examples.
%%** Also Queenie.

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%%* GirlOfTheWeek:
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* GirlOfTheWeek: Tammy and Foxglove are the most widely known examples.
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examples. They only appear in one episode each ("Adventures in Squirrelsitting" and "Good Times, Bat Times" respectively), but they've got massive fan followings. Also Queenie.Queenie, the queen bee from "Risky Beesness" and Zipper's major crush.



* GRatedDrug and ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: The episode "Mind Your Cheese and Q's" where Monterey Jack tries to give up his cheese addiction is a perfect example of both of these. Actually, Monty's cheese addiction in general counts
.* GratuitousNinja: Bubbles' {{Mooks}} in "The Case of the Cola Cult" just had to be {{Ninja}} mice so that Gadget had some worthy opponents to fight.

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* GRatedDrug and ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: The episode "Mind Your Cheese and Q's" where Monterey Jack tries to give up his cheese addiction is a perfect example of both of these. Actually, Monty's cheese addiction in general counts
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counts.
* GratuitousNinja: Bubbles' {{Mooks}} in "The Case of the Cola Cult" just had to be {{Ninja}} mice so that Gadget had some worthy opponents to fight.



%%* GreasySpoon: Ma's Diner in "Short Order Crooks".
%%* GreatDetective: Chip.
%%* HairColorDissonance: Gadget, Lahwhinie.

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%%* * GreasySpoon: Ma's Diner in "Short Order Crooks".
%%*
Crooks" is a diner next to a bank from where two crooks try to dig into the bank's basement. However, it's also opposite a police station and frequented by a lot of people in uniform. The fact that Ma lets the likes of Spud and Fry work in her kitchen shows that she isn't too picky about that.
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GreatDetective: Chip.
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Chip. He wears an appropriate fedora, he even possesses a chipmunk-sized magnifying glass, he is the one on the team who would rather ''investigate'' on cases rather than jumping right into action, and his role model is the fictional detective [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Sureluck]] [[{{Expy}} Jones]].
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HairColorDissonance: Gadget, Lahwhinie.Depending on the episode (and the animation studio) and sometimes within one and the same episode, Gadget's FurryFemaleMane is shown in different colors ranging from golden to straw blond to simply orange (yes, without a Coo-Coo Cola shower). Interestingly, the same applies to her {{Doppelganger}} from "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" within that one single episode.



* HairMetal: Iron Goose from "Risky Beesness" take this to an extreme with their colorful manes. They're kind of Music/IronMaiden [[XMeetsY meets]] Music/MotleyCrue.



* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: The male part of the cast and many incidental characters.

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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: The male part of the cast and many incidental non-human characters.



** Chip and his magnifying glasses.
** Gadget and the glass cutter that's longer than herself in "A Creep in the Deep".

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** Chip and his magnifying glasses.
glasses which he keeps inside his aviator jacket.
** Gadget and the glass cutter that's longer than herself in "A Creep in the Deep".Deep", and that she carries stashed away in her coveralls when she has to cut glass. Not that it leaves a dent or something.



** The end of "Risky Beesness".

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** The At the end of "Risky Beesness".Beesness", Queenie sends a few of her bees to make a double HeartSymbol for Zipper.



** Heroes Are Wanted By Redheads: Tammy is attracted to Chip, and Foxglove is attracted to Dale.

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** Heroes Are Wanted By Redheads: Tammy is attracted to Chip, and Foxglove (who is kind of red all over) is attracted to Dale.



* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Monterey Jack and Gadget are the friendly variety of this.
* HulaAndLuaus: "Gadget Goes Hawaiian", only little hula, but a big luau scene and tourists and surfing and volcanoes. Justified that the episode takes place behind a hotel, and the volcano is fake, a deliberate tourist attraction.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: HollywoodAcid: In a nod towards the proven corrosiveness of drinks like Coca-Cola, "The Case of the Cola Cult" seems to imply that Coo-Coo Cola can dissolve ''anything'' except for its container within less than a minute if used in large enough quantities. The members of [[{{Cult}} the Cola Cult]] believe they've "fizzed away" their worldly possessions prior to starting a new life with the Cola Cult. Gadget proves them otherwise: It was a ruse set up by Bubbles to get their riches into his greedy fingers.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl:
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Monterey Jack and Gadget are the friendly variety of this.
** Also, Shaka Baka is a lot taller than his girlfriend Lahwhinie.
* HulaAndLuaus: "Gadget Goes Hawaiian", only little hula, but a big luau scene and tourists and surfing and volcanoes. Justified [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the episode takes place behind a hotel, and the volcano is fake, a deliberate tourist attraction.



** Everyone exposed to the hypnosis device in "Parental Discretion Retired" believes they're chicken.

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** Everyone exposed to the hypnosis device in "Parental Discretion Retired" believes they're chicken. It was originally targeted at sturgeons so that they lay eggs as often as chicken.



** The sturgeons in "Parental Discretion Retired".

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** The sturgeons jungle animals and the Rangers (sans Dale) in "Parental Discretion Retired"."Chocolate Chips". Dale refers to them as [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]].



** It happens again when an alien transformed into a duplicate of Dale sees his favorite food... ...Earthburgles.
%%* IBrokeANail: Lahwhinie in "Gadget Goes Hawaiian".
%%* IdenticalStranger: Gadget and Lahwhinie

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** It happens again when an alien transformed into a duplicate of Dale sees his favorite food... ...Earthburgles.
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Urkburgles.
*
IBrokeANail: Lahwhinie says she broke one when trying to operate the gas valve in "Gadget Goes Hawaiian".
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Hawaiian". Mice have fingernails?
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IdenticalStranger: Gadget and LahwhinieLahwhinie are physically absolutely identical, only dressed differently, having different facial expressions, and only the latter wears make-up. But they have (most likely) never met before "Gadget Goes Hawaiian". CanonFodder ensues.



%%* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Dale, a chipmunk, manages to defeat Sewernose de Bergerac, an alligator several times his size with a weapon several times as large as his.

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%%* * ImplausibleFencingPowers: In the showdown fight in "A Case of Stage Blight", Dale, a chipmunk, manages has to defeat fence against Sewernose de Bergerac, an alligator several times his size with a weapon several times as large as his.his. Dale wins.



** Deborah Walley more or less replays part of her role as Gidget as Lahwhinie's voice actress.

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** Deborah Walley more or less replays part of her role as Gidget from ''Gidget Goes Hawaiian'' as Lahwhinie's voice actress.



* InsectoidAliens: Nimnul sells [[BigCreepyCrawlies gigantic pill bugs]] as just that in "Fake Me to Your Leader". Little does he know that the very same city is visited twice by actual aliens, none of whom are insectoid, by the way.
* InsectQueen: Queenie is a cartoon queen bee of a happy hive in the episode "Risky Beesness." Her subjects are drawn away by the hypnotic music of Irwina Allen, an entomologist who would turn the worker bees into her personal mindless minions. Queenie rules her hive by consensus, fulfilling this trope, while Irwina is a usurper befitting the HiveQueen trope.
%%* InsistentTerminology: "Chipmunks!"

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* InsectoidAliens: Nimnul sells [[BigCreepyCrawlies gigantic pill bugs]] as just that in "Fake Me to Your Leader". Little does he know that the very same city is visited twice by actual aliens, none of whom are insectoid, by the way.
way (Steggy is a dinosaur, and the Fleeblebroxians are shapeshifters).
* InsectQueen: Queenie is a cartoon queen bee of a happy hive in the episode "Risky Beesness." Beesness", complete with a crown on her head. Her subjects are drawn away by the hypnotic music of Irwina Allen, an entomologist who would turn the worker bees into her personal mindless minions. Queenie rules her hive by consensus, fulfilling this trope, while Irwina is a usurper befitting the HiveQueen trope.
%%* InsistentTerminology: "Chipmunks!"* InsistentTerminology:
** "Chipmunks!" whenever someone refers to Chip and Dale as squirrels.
** [[WickedWitch Winifred]] does ''NOT'' want to be called "Freddie".



* ItsAlwaysSpring: Unless stated otherwise, for example in "Weather or Not".

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* ItsAlwaysSpring: Unless stated otherwise, otherwise or deliberately manipulated by Norton Nimnul, for example in "Weather or Not".



* JerkassGenie: The episode "A Lad In His Lamp" has one.

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* JerkassGenie: The episode [[GenieInABottle genie]] in "A Lad In His a Lamp" has one.tricks Monterey into taking his place, thereby being able to leave the lamp. He doesn't even get to the point of lots of backfiring wish fulfillments.



%%* MadScientist:
%%** Professor Nimnul.
%%** Irweena from "Risky Beesness".
* MagicMusic: What Irweena Allen uses on Queenie's bees in "Risky Beesness". Also, what Queenie uses to save her bees in the same episode.

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%%* * MadScientist:
%%** ** Professor Nimnul.
%%**
Nimnul. He starts with his Nimnul Fruitquake, an earthquake triggered by a gigantic jelly mold that he created for his employer, the villain Aldrin Klordane. He then proceeds with proposals for alternative electricity sources, namely cat fur and a gigantic potato, one of which is rejected while the other one backfires. After that, he uses his inventions for his own criminal purposes.
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Irweena from "Risky Beesness".
Beesness". What do you do if you want to sing in a band, but you can't get one? You invent a bee mind control device and make an almost entire beehive your band.
* MagicMusic: What Irweena Allen uses on Queenie's bees in "Risky Beesness". Also, what Queenie uses sings to save her bees in the same episode.



* {{Malaproper}}: Dale, to the extreme in FanFic.

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* {{Malaproper}}: Dale, to the extreme in FanFic. He even "resembles that remark" on screen.



** [[ManOfAThousandVoices Woman Of A Thousand Voices]]: Creator/TressMacNeille.

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** [[ManOfAThousandVoices Woman Of A Thousand Voices]]: Creator/TressMacNeille. For starters, she voiced both Chip and Gadget.



%%* MidAirBobbing: Way too many occurrences to list.

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%%* * MidAirBobbing: Way If a character or a contraption can fly, it can hover in mid-air. (Exceptions: Cruiser and Bruiser, the Screaming Eagle.) If it does so, it almost always bobs up and down. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] mostly in the case of the Ranger Plane which is constantly propelled up and down by its wings and actually carried by a gas balloon. Not justified for the Ranger Wing which is held aloft by propellers and Zipper whose wings are too many occurrences to list.fast for bobbing.
** Among the few exceptions is the Bagpipe Express which should technically bob, too, as it is kept afloat by pumping air into a bagpipe with a bellows. Its battle opponent, Winifred's hoover, doesn't bob either, probably because it's magical. Foxglove the bat does bob, however.



%%* MindControl:
%%** Used by Heinrich von Sugarbottom in "Chocolate Chips".
%%** Used by Irweena in "Risky Beesness".
%%** Used by Fat Cat in "Parental Discretion Retired".
%%** Used by Professor Nimnul in "The Pied Piper Power Play."

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%%* * MindControl:
%%** Used by ** Heinrich von Sugarbottom uses trained mosquitos to drug jungle animals (and the Rangers except for Dale) into zombie-like slaves in "Chocolate Chips".
%%** Used by ** Irweena Allen uses a portable electronic device that hypnotizes bees with sounds in "Risky Beesness".
%%** Used by
Beesness". That said, technically speaking, what Queenie does when she sings to her hive isn't ''that'' much different.
**
Fat Cat has a chicken-shaped hypnosis spiral in "Parental Discretion Retired".
%%** Used by
Retired" that he uses to make sturgeons lay eggs like chicken and then make a fortune with the caviar. It even works on Dale.
** Similar to Irweena,
Professor Nimnul has a tone generator with a high-pitched sound in "The Pied Piper Power Play."Play" that lures mice (including Gadget and Monty) into a running wheel.



* MinorCrimeEqualsMajorPlot: How many, if not all, of the cases the Rangers go on begin this way,

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* MinorCrimeEqualsMajorPlot: MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: How many, if not all, of the cases the Rangers go on begin this way,



* MisplacedWildlife: A crocodile in New Zealand in ''Kiwi's Big Adventure''.
%%* MomentKiller: Dale in "Good Times, Bat Times". Twice.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Aside from [[BigBad Fat Cat]], [[MadScientist Professor Nimnul]], and [[StarterVillain Aldrin Chlordane]], there are very few recurring villains. Two examples of the show's one-shot antagonists are eccentric egg collector Mr. Dumpty from "Three Men and a Booby" and a con man named Seymour from the episode "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale".
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Professor Norton Nimnul.

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* MisplacedWildlife: A The crocodile from ''Disney/PeterPan'' in New Zealand in ''Kiwi's "Kiwi's Big Adventure''.
%%*
Adventure".
*
MomentKiller: Dale in "Good Times, Bat Times". Twice.
Times" when Chip tries to express his feelings to Gadget. ''Twice'' -- early in the episode when the Rangers are sitting in the Ranger Wing at the DriveInTheater, and Dale pops a bubblegum bubble, and then near the end when the Rangers are back at the Headquarters, and Dale picks Chip up with his new hang glider.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Aside from [[BigBad Fat Cat]], [[MadScientist Professor Nimnul]], and [[StarterVillain Aldrin Chlordane]], Chlordane]] who is limited to the FiveEpisodePilot, there are very few recurring villains. Two examples of the show's one-shot antagonists are eccentric egg collector Mr. Dumpty from "Three Men and a Booby" and a con man named Seymour from the episode "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale".
%%* * MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Professor Norton Nimnul.Nimnul is not only a MadScientist, but he is also evil through and through. Nonetheless, he is a professor. Makes you wonder what he studied where.



* TheMovie: Actually planned, but nixed after ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'' bombed. Although the story is believed to have been written, nothing is known about it among the fans.

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* TheMovie: TheMovie:
**
Actually planned, but nixed after ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'' bombed. Although the story is believed to have been written, nothing is known about it among the fans.fans.
** A half-live action, half-CGI movie was planned for some point in the second half of the [=2010s=]. Nothing much has come out of it yet, not even preliminary artwork.



* MyNaymeIs: Whatever you expect the name of Gadget's EvilTwin in "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" to be spelled like, chances are good it's spelled differently. The first officially established canonical spelling is Lahwhinie, by the way, but even this isn't accepted by everyone because it isn't even the only "official" spelling.

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* MyNaymeIs: Whatever you expect the name of Gadget's EvilTwin in "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" to be spelled like, chances are good it's really spelled differently. The first officially established canonical spelling is Lahwhinie, by the way, but even this isn't accepted by everyone because it isn't even the only "official" spelling.spelling -- there are two more "official" spellings.



** In "To the Rescue", the detective and his dog are named Donald Drake and Plato, obviously a nod to WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale's old costars DonaldDuck and Pluto; also in that episode, the villain's thug mistakes Dale for his gun, reusing a gag from the 1950s short "The Lone Chipmunks".

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** In "To the Rescue", the detective and his dog are named Donald Drake and Plato, obviously a nod to WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale's old costars co-stars DonaldDuck and Pluto; also in that episode, the villain's thug mistakes Dale for his gun, reusing a gag from the 1950s short "The Lone Chipmunks".



** Whenever Chip and Dale fight over something, their voices slip into the high-pitched squeaky voices they had in their old shorts.

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** Whenever Chip and Dale fight over something, their voices slip into the high-pitched high-pitched, high-speed squeaky voices they had in their old shorts.



%%* NamedWeapons: The Decaffeinator.

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%%* * NamedWeapons: The Decaffeinator.In "Le Purrfect Crime", when Dale is the CriminalAmnesiac [[Film/{{Rambo}} RamDale]], he calls his crank-operated coffee bean gun with the drum magazine on his back "The Decaffeinator". Both the gun and its naming are a ShoutOut to "[[GatlingGood Old Painless]]" from ''Film/{{Predator}}'' and to Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's use of the self-same gun in ''Film/{{Terminator}} 2''.



%%* NoRomanticResolution

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%%* NoRomanticResolution* NoRomanticResolution:
** The 'munks never really quit fawning over Gadget. Yet, the show ends with her being single, no matter which one is actually the chronologically last episode.
** In a series that puts the first part of its FiveEpisodePilot on number 41 and thereby into the second series, there is hardly anything resembling a chronological order, so "Good Times, Bat Times" (season 2, no. 46 of 65 in production order, no. 52 of 65 in airing order) may pretty well be the real last episode, and Dale and Foxglove may pretty well end the show as a loving couple. Since "Good Times, Bat Times" is not the last episode aired, this is left unclear.



%%* OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList: Most noticeably, "Good Times, Bat Times".
%%* {{Oireland}}: "The Last Leprechaun".

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%%* * OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList: Most noticeably, notably, "Good Times, Bat Times".
%%*
Times" when Winifred pulls this out instead of the list of magical items she needs for her brew.
*
{{Oireland}}: "The Last Leprechaun".Leprechaun" takes place there, complete with the green-clad, mischievous leprechaun Darby Spree.



* ParentalBonus: The many, ''many'' movie and literature references in the show, some of which border on GeniusBonus.

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* ParentalBonus: The many, ''many'' [[ShoutOut/ChipNDaleRescueRangers movie and literature references in the show, show]], some of which border on GeniusBonus.



%%* ParodyNames: Lots.
%%* PassingTheTorch: From Plato to Chip and Dale.

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%%* ParodyNames: Lots.
%%*
* ParodyNames:
** Jolly Roger (on the skull & bones flag)
** Billy the Squid (on Billy the Kid)
** Stan Blather (on the news anchorman Dan Rather)
** Joy Rider (on the astronaut Sally Ride)
** Sureluck Jones (on Literature/SherlockHolmes)
** Lord Howard, Lord Howie and Roger Baskerville (all on ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'')
** Iron Goose (probably on Music/IronMaiden)
** Irweena Allen (on Creator/IrwinAllen a.k.a. "Master of Disaster", maker of ''Film/TheSwarm'')
** Mr. Dumpty (on [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Humpty Dumpty]])
** Cruiser & Bruiser (on Creator/TomCruise of ''Film/TopGun'' fame)
** Detective Donald Drake (on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck) and his dog Plato (on Pluto)
** Juice Lee (on Creator/BruceLee)
** Sewernose de Bergerac (on Literature/CyranoDeBergerac)
** Wexler (on the layout artist Ed Wexler)
** Nemo (on Captain Nemo of ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' whose submarine appears in this episode in its Creator/{{Disney}} appearance)
** Rat Capone (on Al Capone)
** Sugar Ray Lizard (on the boxer Sugar Ray Leonard)
** Arnold Mausenegger (on Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger)
** Ma Sweeney and her son Todd (on ''Literature/SweeneyTodd'')
** Maltese de Sade ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar on Marquis de Sade]])
** Mouseo (FanNickname of an otherwise nameless mouse who looks like [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] dressed as [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the Mad Hatter]])
** Kookoo (on Koko, the gorilla who was trained to communicate with humans)
** The Red Badger of Courage (on ''Literature/TheRedBadgeOfCourage'')
** Genghis Khat (on Genghis Khan)
** Zsa Zsa Labrador (on Zsa Zsa Gabor)
** Wild Bill Hiccup (on Wild Bill Hickock)
*
PassingTheTorch: From In the FiveEpisodePilot "To the Rescue", we learn that Detective Donald Drake and his police dog Plato will soon retire. By helping them first become [[TheyFightCrime crime-fighters]] and then take down Aldrin Klordane, Plato passes the torch on to Chip and Dale.Dale who, however, will continue his legacy of crime-fighting without human assistance.



%%* PirateBooty: "Chipwrecked Shipmunks".
%%* APirate400YearsTooLate: The Pi-Rats.
%%* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The Pi-Rats.

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%%* * PirateBooty: There is one on the DesertedIsland in "Chipwrecked Shipmunks".
%%*
Shipmunks" that both the Pi-Rats and the Rangers want to retrieve. And in the eariler Pi-Rat episode "Piratsy Under the Sea", there is the one the Pi-Rats have had on their own ship for centuries that they go search for whenever they feel like nonetheless.
*
APirate400YearsTooLate: The Pi-Rats.
%%*
Pi-Rats are rodent "pirates" on a sailship like those who used to roam the Caribbean. However, ''CDRR'' takes place in the late [=20th=] century. That said, if Jolly Roger is to believe, at least some of the Pi-Rats are actually several centuries old.
*
ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The Pi-Rats.All the Pi-Rats ever do is find treasures -- that is, "find" the same treasure over and over again ("Piratsy Under the Sea") until they find an actual treasure in "Chipwrecked Shipmunks". They are not, however, involved in any actual piracy.



%%* PosthumousCharacter: Supposedly, Geegaw Hackwrench.
%%* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: "To the Rescue, Part 4".

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%%* * PosthumousCharacter: Supposedly, Gadget's father Geegaw Hackwrench.
%%*
Hackwrench. He doesn't appear anywhere outside a framed picture, we learn just enough about him to be CanonFodder, and he is [[NeverSayDie supposed to be but not officially pronounced dead]].
*
PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: The dog pound in "To the Rescue, Part 4".4". Frenchie and K. Sera, the Pound Underground, even try (and eventually succeed) to break out by digging a tunnel.



%%* ProphecyTwist: "Seer No Evil".

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%%* * ProphecyTwist: "Seer No Evil".Evil" is about this. The Rangers visit an old friend of Monty's, the gypsy moth Cassandra, at a local fairground and ask her to predict the truth. Of course, nothing of what she says can be taken literally. The coat that Monty shall get is cotton candy. The dark-haired stranger she predicts for Gadget is a thievous chimpanzee. It gets even more complicated with Chip's lengthy prophecy that ends with his presumed death.



%%* PunnyName: Too many to list.

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%%* PunnyName: Too many * PunnyName:
** Chip and Dale themselves are a pun on "chippendale". If that isn't obvious enough, see the scene in "Double 'O Chipmunk" after Dale has taken off his spy [[TuxedoAndMartini tuxedo]], [[ChippendalesDancers wearing nothing but a bowtie]].
** Chip is also one on "chipmunk".
** Gadget and Geegaw Hackwrench. That is, we don't know whether Geegaw was a GadgeteerGenius; his daughter surely is.
** News anchor Stan Blather is an {{Expy}} of both Dan Rather and Creator/WalterCronkite.
** Next, we have the astronauts Roger Houston, Buzz Airfields and Joy Rider, the latter being an {{Expy}} of the RealLife NASA astronaut Sally Ride.
** Sureluck Jones, PrivateDetective and protagonist of the eponymous novels, is a ShoutOut
to list.Literature/SherlockHolmes.
** Cruiser and Bruiser are hawks who fly like they've watched ''Film/TopGun'' once too often. Cruiser in particular is a play on Creator/TomCruise.
** Aldrin Klordane, the main villain of the FiveEpisodePilot, is named after two chemicals.
** Also from the FiveEpisodePilot, the little furry dog K. Sera and the martial arts-savvy fish Juice Lee.
-->'''K. Sera:''' "Sera!"
** Evil travel agent Seymour's name can also be understood as "see more". He exploits this pun for advertising purposes.
** Even vessels get punny names in this show: the "Lucitetania".
** "When Mice Were Men" goes wild with its punny names: Monty's Spanish friend is named Don Quijole (pronouned "keyhole"), and their nemesis bull is named El Emenopio ([[IncrediblyLamePun from "L-M-N-O-P"]]).
** Sugar Ray Lizard is a play on Sugar Ray Leonard [[CaptainObvious and a]] [[SpeciesSurname lizard]]. And guess where the name [[TheAhnold Arnold Mousenegger]] comes from. Not to mention the comic character [[Literature/TheRedBadgeOfCourage Red Badger of Courage]].
** "Pie in the Sky" has [[Theatre/SweeneyTodd Ma Sweeney and her son Todd]].
** Not bad enough? Try Fat Cat's French cousin Maltese [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar de Sade]].
** "Puffed Rangers" has HongKong-based Hu Yu ("Who? You?") and Genghis Khat.
** The final episodes bring us Canina [=LaFur=], Zsa Zsa [[SpeciesSurname Labrador]] (who isn't even one) and Wild Bill Hiccup.



%%* {{Ranger}}
* RapunzelHair: Gadget's hair goes down to her tush. Together with its poofyness, it ''might'' be hazardous in an environment such as a workshop.

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%%* {{Ranger}}
* {{Ranger}}: The Rescue Rangers don't carry that title for nothing. They might be small animals, but they will whoop your [[GoshDangItToHeck poop deck]] if need be.
* RapunzelHair: Gadget's hair goes down to her tush. Together with its poofyness, [[EightiesHair poofyness]], it ''might'' be hazardous in an environment such as a workshop.workshop, seeing as Gadget never wears a hair net.



%%* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Queenie in "Risky Beesness", Zipper in "Zipper Come Home".
%%* ResetButton: At the end of "A Lad in a Lamp".

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%%* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Queenie * RequisiteRoyalRegalia:
** Queenie, the queen bee
in "Risky Beesness", Zipper wears a crown.
** Zipper, when he is crowned king of a bug tribe
in "Zipper Come Home".
%%*
Home", is decked out even beyond that: They have a housefly-sized ermine cape for him.
*
ResetButton: At the end of "A Lad in a Lamp".Lamp", the last wish that Monterey Jack as the genie has to fulfill is to revert everything to how it was at the beginning of the episode.



%%* RubberMan: "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!"

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%%* * RubberMan: When someone wears one of the meteorite fragments that appear in "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!"Dale!", they turn into rubber. Seymour uses it for criminal purposes.
** [[RubberMan Rubber Chipmunk]]: And Dale uses it first for his personal pun and then in order to battle Seymour.



%%* RunningOnTheSpot

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%%* RunningOnTheSpot* RunningOnTheSpot: Especially (but not only) Chip and Dale do this a lot. Rather unusual and [[JustifiedTrope justified]] examples can be found during the casino chase in "To the Rescue", for example, when they jump onto a pile of cards, and while they try to run, they fling the cards underneath their paws behind themselves instead of propelling themselves forward. Or they try to escape while running on a spinning record player.



%%* ScienceFair: "Normie's Science Project".
%%* ScienceHero: Gadget.
* ScoobyStack: A little more justified than usual, since all the Rangers can go on all fours at need.
* TheScottishTrope: Many Rangerphiles refuse to say or write the name of [[WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}} a certain bobcat cop whose name shall not be mentioned]].
** In fact, sometimes they refuse to spell out Lah... Law... Lou... the name of Gadget's EvilTwin from "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" due to the unclear spelling.

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%%* * ScienceFair: There is one at "Normie's Science Project".
%%*
Project" for which Norton Nimnul's nephew Normie steals the Molecular Audio Empathizer that his uncle had just invented to attack the city. Gadget mentions she loves science fairs because she often finds interesting inventions in the junk.
*
ScienceHero: Gadget.
Gadget. Scientist, GadgeteerGenius, probably the actual brain on the team, but she's also a Rescue Ranger, and as "The Case of the Cola Cult" demonstrates, she can just as well become an unstoppable [[OneManArmy One-Mouse Army]] if she has to.
* ScoobyStack: A little more justified [[JustifiedTrope justified]] than usual, since all the Rangers can go on all fours at need.
* TheScottishTrope: TheScottishTrope:
**
Many Rangerphiles refuse to say or write the name of [[WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}} a certain bobcat cop whose name shall not be mentioned]].
mentioned]] because the premiere of his show meant the end of the Rangers in American free TV.
** In fact, sometimes they refuse to spell out Lah... Law... Lou... the name of Gadget's EvilTwin from "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" due to the unclear spelling.[[SpellMyNameWithAnS spelling]].



* {{Seers}}: Cassandra from "Seer No Evil".

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* {{Seers}}: Cassandra from "Seer No Evil". She is a moth, and her crystal ball is whichever light bulb is nearby.



-->'''Monty:''' Gadget? Geegaw's little girl? Why the last time I saw you you were night high to a knee.\\

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-->'''Monty:''' Gadget? Geegaw's little girl? Why the last time I saw you you were night nigh high to a knee.\\



** The comics heavily hint at Dale+Foxglove being an OfficialCouple

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** The comics heavily hint at Dale+Foxglove being an OfficialCoupleOfficialCouple.



* SignatureScent: There are two smells that make Monterey Jack go out of his mind. One is cheese. The other one is the perfume that his French ex-fiancée [[FemmeFatale Désirée D'Allure]] wears. It always reminds him of her, of the time they spent in [[GayParee Paris]], and of how sad he felt when a cheese attack drew him away from their wedding.



%%* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon
* SkewedPriorities: Surprisingly, the team was like this in the FivePartPilot when they were only focused on getting the ruby, disregarding Fat Cat's plan to rob fishing boats and ending up foiling him by accident, why Clawdane wanted a giant glacier, and even when the federal gold reserve was about to be robbed. Lampshaded when they admit to Plato they failed to get the ruby and he told them it wasn't as important as they thought. Of course it's justified both by following Plato's advice to get the ruby and escape and that they felt that the humans could handle the problem. The experience is what convinced them that there are things they are the only ones can handle.

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%%* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon
* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon: Although the numbers of episodes in each of the three seasons are not multiples of 13, the show still ended after exactly 65 episodes.
* SkewedPriorities: Surprisingly, the team was like this in the FivePartPilot FiveEpisodePilot when they were only focused on getting the ruby, disregarding Fat Cat's plan to rob fishing boats and ending up foiling him by accident, why Clawdane Klordane wanted a giant glacier, and even when the federal gold reserve was about to be robbed. Lampshaded when they admit to Plato they failed to get the ruby and he told them it wasn't as important as they thought. Of course it's justified both by following Plato's advice to get the ruby and escape and that they felt that the humans could handle the problem. The experience is what convinced them that there are things they are the only ones can handle.



%%* SmittenTeenageGirl: Tammy oh so very much.

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%%* * SmittenTeenageGirl: Tammy oh so very much.much. When Chip catches her after Fat Cat has thrown her out of the tree, she develops a ''mad'' crush on him. She tries her best to impress him, she sees Gadget as a rival, and she even goes after Fat Cat, taking her toddler sister Bink with her, just to prove to Chip she's at least as good as Gadget.



** And for the record, the subtitles for the episode on the DVD spell her name "Lawhinie".

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** "Lahwhinie" is from the official Writer's Bible. It used to be the only "official" spelling known to the Rangerphiles until the subtitles appeared.
** As has been discovered only a few years ago, VHS subtitles spell her name "Louwhiney".
** And for the record, the subtitles for the episode on the DVD spell her name "Lawhinie".



%%* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Gadget and Sparky both qualify.

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%%* * StevenUlyssesPerhero: Gadget and is a GadgeteerGenius. Sparky both qualify.is a walking, talking capacitor, he gives you XRaySparks when you shake hands without proper insulation. Also, his hands have different polarities, and he can create sparks between his index fingers.



%%* TeamChef: Monty.

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%%* * TeamChef: Monty.Monty. If something has to be cooked or baked, he does it. If not, he does it anyway. Downside: Unless it's bakery, his recipes are always cheese-based. And he tends to bake so many walnut walleroos that you can't help but wonder just how big an oven Gadget has installed at Rescue Rangers Headquarters.



* TenMinuteRetirement: Monty in "To the Rescue, Part 4" and "Love Is A Many Splintered Thing", Gadget in "Case of the Cola Cult", Zipper in "Zipper Come Home".
%%* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The majority of animal characters.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: Monty in "To the Rescue, Part part 4" and "Love Is A Many Splintered Thing", Gadget in "Case of the Cola Cult", Zipper in "Zipper Come Home".
%%*
Home", Dale in "To the Rescue, part 2" and "Le Purrfect Crime". The only one to never quit is Chip. He doesn't even stay at home for his own safety when he's told to.
*
TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The majority Okay, let's see.
** A few ladies first:
*** Gadget: Only Ranger with eyelashes. FurryFemaleMane. Very light fur. Hourglass figure with what has to be boobs. Her coveralls are lavender instead
of animal characters.the regular blue. If she has to dress up for an occasion, or if she goes to the beach, she wears a FlowerInHerHair. When it's hot outside, she [[BareYourMidriff bares her midriff]] in combination with pink shorts. Not to mention the infamous [[{{Fanservice}} red dress]].
*** Lahwhinie: Physical attributes see Gadget. Plus a sarong, eyeshade, and the FlowerInHerHair is standard.
*** Tammy: Eyelashes, [[HairDecorations pink ribbon in her hair with a little bow]], [[PinkGirlBlueBoy pink shirt]].
*** Bink: She's a toddler, so eyelashes and a dress will have to do.
*** Foxglove: Only small mammal in the show that doesn't wear anything. But her fur is kind of two-tone pink. Also, that tuft of hair between her ears that stands in for a FurryFemaleMane. Plus eyelashes.
*** Désirée D'Allure: Hourglass figure, though not as much as Gadget and Lahwhinie. FurryFemaleMane, just only half as long as Gadget's. Eyeshade. Lipstick. Magenta turtleneck with a visible pair of breasts underneath. Slitted skirt. [[SmellsSexy Perfume]].
** And now some of the gents.
*** Incomplete list of [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal Half-Dressed Cartoon Animals]]: Chip, Dale, Monterey Jack, Zipper (in other words, all Rangers except Gadget), Geegaw, Cheddarhead Charlie, Fat Cat and his {{Mooks}}.
*** Fat Cat not only wears his whiskers as a [[BeardOfEvil mustache]], he also sports a [[FurryBaldness combover]]. Unless he is with Klordane, he wears a suit and tie (sans bottoms) in rather dark colors.
*** Chip: ''Film/IndianaJones'' outfit, that is, dark brown aviator jacket plus fedora. No hair other than his fur.
*** Dale: Red and yellow Hawaiian shirt. He is also in possession of multiple suits (sans bottoms) with bowties.
*** Monterey Jack: LanternJawOfJustice. Half of his fur is much darker than Gadget's. Dark green turtleneck. Kind of a BadassLongcoat. Also, his BadassMustache. His hair is usually well-groomed, only that you can't see it under his aviator cap which he wears pretty much always.



%%* TheyCalledMeMad: Nimnul, so very, ''very'' much.
%%* TheyFightCrime

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%%* * TheyCalledMeMad: Nimnul, so very, ''very'' much.
%%* TheyFightCrime
much, mostly whenever the city has rejected yet another one of his electricity-generating inventions.
* TheyFightCrime: It seems like the Rangers are even better at this than [[PoliceAreUseless the police]].



%%* ThoseTwoGuys: Officers Kirby and Muldoon.
%%* ThreeWishes: "A Lad in a Lamp".

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%%* * ThoseTwoGuys: Officers Most of the time, the police are represented by the same two officers, Kirby and Muldoon.
%%* * ThreeWishes: "A Lad in a Lamp".Lamp" comes with just about all [[GenieInABottle genie]] clichés including the three wishes rule.



%%* TookALevelInBadass: Gadget in the episode "The Case Of The Cola Cult", and Dale in the episode "Last Train To Cashville".

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%%* * TookALevelInBadass: Gadget in The Rangers can still do that. It usually occurs when one of them has to go against the episode "The Case Of The Cola Cult", and bad guys on their own.
** Having watched too many late late night movies,
Dale in the episode spends half of "Last Train To Cashville".to Cashville" sleepy or actually asleep, thereby causing the other Rangers to be captured by Fat Cat. Upon realizing this, he decides to go against the rotund feline and his goons alone.
** The best example has to be Gadget in "The Case of the Cola Cult". When the Rangers are imprisoned by the Cola Cult, and Gadget learns that Bubbles has sabotaged her inventions, the cutest, kindest mouse you may think of breaks free, returns to Rescue Rangers Headquarters, not only fixes the Gyromobile, but hardens it to a freaking ''[[TankGoodness tank]]'', gathers some additional weaponry, and then she raids the Cola Cult hideout and takes on Bubbles' ninja army and lastly Bubbles himself alone.



%%* TookALevelInJerkass: Chip in several episodes.

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%%* * TookALevelInJerkass: Chip in several episodes.episodes. Oftentimes, he's just simply bossy. "Pie in the Sky" takes the cake when he rejects Midge's request to take her to Capistrano because that "case" would be certainly too small, making Midge and the other four Rangers cry in the process.



* TunnelKing: Ming-Ting and Ting-a-Ling, the pandas from "An Elephant Never Suspects". The moles from A Lean on the Property also count.

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* TunnelKing: Ming-Ting and Ting-a-Ling, the pandas from "An Elephant Never Suspects".Suspects" with their dragon-shaped tunnel digging machine. The moles from A Lean on the Property also count.



%%* TheUnintelligible: Zipper.
%%* UnnamedParent: Tammy and Bink's mother.

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%%* * TheUnintelligible: Zipper.
%%*
The Rangers may understand what Zipper says, but the audience doesn't.
*
UnnamedParent: Tammy and Bink's mother.mother in "Adventures in Squirrelsitting" doesn't have any name in the show. While this ties in nicely with her being considered a HotMom, she usual gets one in FanFic.



** Lahwhiney's Hawaiian skirt counts as well.

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** Lahwhiney's Hawaiian skirt counts as well.well, although this is unproven.



%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Su Lin.
%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Fleeblebroxians again.
%%* TheVonTropeFamily: Heinrich von Sugarbottom.

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%%* * VillainWithGoodPublicity: Su Lin.
%%*
Lin. She wants to take over her peaceful Asian homeland from her bother, Emperor Dim Sun, to turn it into a tourist trap. And she has already got glossy advertising material.
*
VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Fleeblebroxians again.
%%*
Fleeblebroxian aliens can shapeshift into whatever they want to whenever they want to. They use this ability as camouflage for their holiday on Earth.
*
TheVonTropeFamily: Heinrich von Sugarbottom.Sugarbottom from "Chocolate Chips". His English last name doesn't really fit his otherwise {{Oktoberfest}} theme.



%%* WickedWitch: Why, Winifred from "Good Times, Bat Times" of course.

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%%* * WickedWitch: Why, Winifred from "Good Times, Bat Times" of course.course. Originally a cleaning woman, she spent more time at the library reading books about witchcraft than cleaning. She decided that she can do that witchcraft, too. She got herself three stereotypical familiars, the python Bud, the tarantula Lou (Creator/AbbottAndCostello as animals, essentially) and the bat Foxglove, and she began to work on some brew that shall give her unsurpassed magical powers.



%%* WildTake: Even villains do them, see Bubbles at the end of "Case of the Cola Cult".

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%%* * WildTake: Even villains do them, see Bubbles at the end of "Case of the Cola Cult".Cult" when Gadget causes him to fall into the dreaded fizz bucket.



%%* WrenchWench:
%%** Gadget.
%%** Su Lin in "Song of the Night 'n Dale".
%%** Ming-Ting from "An Elephant Never Suspects".

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%%* * WrenchWench:
%%** Gadget.
%%**
** Gadget. The only Ranger-made contraption in the show that isn't her work is Chip's fishing rod. Everything else was invented and built by her.
**
Su Lin uses advanced mechanical gadgetry in "Song of the Night 'n Dale".
%%**
Dale" to convince her brother, Emperor Dim Sun, of being insane.
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Ming-Ting from "An Elephant Never Suspects".Suspects". She and her brother Ting-a-Ling have built the peanut-fueled Dragon Digger to dig their way back from the local zoo to their old home China.



%%* XRaySparks: Has happened to all the Rangers at least once.

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%%* * XRaySparks: Has happened to all the Rangers at least once.once. One of the main causes is the lab rat and living capacitor Sparky in "Does Pavlov Ring a Bell?" whose hand you'd better not shake without rubber gloves. Gadget falls victim to this when she accidentally shocks herself with the electromagnet she built to take down Nimnul's [[FlyingCarpet flying carpets]] in "The Carpetsnaggers".



%%* YouCantFightFate: "Seer No Evil".

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%%* * YouCantFightFate: "Seer No Evil".Evil". Chip thinks Cassandra's prophecies about the Rangers are non-sense, especially the one that ends with his death, and that causes the other Rangers to urge him to stay at home safely while they go on their newest case without him. Of course, he goes after them -- just to discover that ''everything'' Cassandra has predicted somehow comes true.



** The best--but certainly not sole--example would be Queenie from "Risky Beesness". She is meant to be [[http://cdrr.kalaydina.ru/trivia/img/b_09-QueenySize1_small.jpg about twice as tall as Zipper]], but she is depicted so inconsistently that she seems to have temporarily grown [[http://cdrr.kalaydina.ru/trivia/img/b_09-QueenySize3_big.jpg taller than Gadget]] in a scene near the end of the episode.
** "Bearing Up Baby". The size dissonance is so extreme that [[http://cdrr.kalaydina.ru/trivia/img/b_10-MontyBaby_big.jpg Monty is about three quarters as tall as Jeremy]]. [[http://cdrr.kalaydina.ru/trivia/img/b_10-MontyBaby_small.jpg This]] would be more realistic.

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** The best--but certainly not sole--example would be Queenie from "Risky Beesness". She is meant to be [[http://cdrr.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20140910171738/http://cdrr.kalaydina.ru/trivia/img/b_09-QueenySize1_small.jpg about twice as tall as Zipper]], but she is depicted so inconsistently that she seems to have temporarily grown [[http://cdrr.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20150428004931/http://cdrr.kalaydina.ru/trivia/img/b_09-QueenySize3_big.jpg taller than Gadget]] in a scene near the end of the episode.
** "Bearing Up Baby". The size dissonance is so extreme that [[http://cdrr.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20140910173659/http://cdrr.kalaydina.ru/trivia/img/b_10-MontyBaby_big.jpg Monty is about three quarters as tall as Jeremy]]. [[http://cdrr.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20140910233357/http://cdrr.kalaydina.ru/trivia/img/b_10-MontyBaby_small.jpg This]] would be more realistic.
20th Mar '17 10:29:12 AM ANewMan
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* SpoiledBrat: Buffy Ratskiwatski. Her being the daughter of a BigBad doesn't really make things any better.
%%* StalkerWithACrush: Foxglove.

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* SpoiledBrat: Buffy Ratskiwatski. Her being the daughter of a BigBad crime boss doesn't really make things any better.
%%* * StalkerWithACrush: Foxglove.Foxglove the Bat for at least half of her episode, before Dale and her start to be on more even terms in regards to their feelings.
15th Mar '17 7:17:23 PM looneynightmare
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Added DiffLines:

* BagOfKidnapping: In "Mind Your Cheese and Q's" when Gadget tries to escape from Rat Capone's hideout after she rejects his advances, his henchman Sugar Ray captures her with this method.
14th Mar '17 3:17:41 PM schoi30
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** Steggy's anatomy is completely wrong for a ''Stegosaurus''. Then again, he is an alien.

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** Steggy's anatomy is completely wrong for a ''Stegosaurus''. Then again, he is an alien.Alien or not.
13th Mar '17 1:33:21 AM Kooshmeister
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* BigBad: Fat Cat, Professor Nimmul, and (in the pilot only) Aldrin Klordane.

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* BigBad: Fat Cat, Professor Nimmul, and (in the pilot only) Aldrin Klordane.Chlordane.



** It seems the only person to have ever believed in Nimnul's crazy inventions was crime boss Aldrin Klordane, although that may have been because Klordane himself was a bit crazy.

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** It seems the only person to have ever believed in Nimnul's crazy inventions was crime boss Aldrin Klordane, Chlordane, although that may have been because Klordane Chlordane himself was a bit crazy.



* DragonAscendant: Both Fat Cat and Professor Nimnul previously worked for Klordane.

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* DragonAscendant: Both Fat Cat and Professor Nimnul previously worked for Klordane.Chlordane.



%%* EvilRedhead: Aldrin Klordane, Winifred, Nimnul...

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%%* EvilRedhead: Aldrin Klordane, Chlordane, Winifred, Nimnul...



** Fat Cat shows quite a number of typical feline behavioral traits in "To the Rescue" when he is still Klordane's pet. However, we don't even see him on his four paws in any of the other episodes.

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** Fat Cat shows quite a number of typical feline behavioral traits in "To the Rescue" when he is still Klordane's Chlordane's pet. However, we don't even see him on his four paws in any of the other episodes.



* MeaningfulName: Crime boss Aldrin Chlordane. Aldrin and chlordane are both types of pesticides, and he's in a show about rodent heroes.



* MonsterOfTheWeek: Aside from [[BigBad Fat Cat]], [[MadScientist Professor Nimnul]], and [[StarterVillain Aldrin Klordane]], there are very few recurring villains. Two examples of the show's one-shot antagonists are eccentric egg collector Mr. Dumpty from "Three Men and a Booby" and a con man named Seymour from the episode "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale".

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* MonsterOfTheWeek: Aside from [[BigBad Fat Cat]], [[MadScientist Professor Nimnul]], and [[StarterVillain Aldrin Klordane]], Chlordane]], there are very few recurring villains. Two examples of the show's one-shot antagonists are eccentric egg collector Mr. Dumpty from "Three Men and a Booby" and a con man named Seymour from the episode "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale".



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Aldrin Klordane. Named after toxic chemicals and often spelled with a K.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Aldrin Klordane.Chlordane. Named after toxic chemicals and often spelled with a K.



* NeverFoundTheBody: How Aldrin Klordane could return, despite being officially pronounced dead by the police. Also allows Geegaw Hackwrench to return in quite a few {{FanFic}}s.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: How Aldrin Klordane Chlordane could return, despite being officially pronounced dead by the police. Also allows Geegaw Hackwrench to return in quite a few {{FanFic}}s.



** In addition, Ignatz Ratskiwatski from "Out of Scale" resembles a bald version of Aldrin Klordane and one of his minions is identical to one of Klordane's minions.

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** In addition, Ignatz Ratskiwatski from "Out of Scale" resembles a bald version of Aldrin Klordane Chlordane and one of his minions is identical to one of Klordane's minions.Chlordane's henchman Percy.



* RightHandCat: What Fat Cat used to be for Aldrin Klordane, at least from Klordane's point of view.

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* RightHandCat: What Fat Cat used to be for Aldrin Klordane, Chlordane, at least from Klordane's Chlordane's point of view.



* SteamNeverDies: Klordane's train is pulled by a steam locomotive. In TheEighties. Through subway tunnels, no less.

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* SteamNeverDies: Klordane's Chlordane's train is pulled by a steam locomotive. In TheEighties. Through subway tunnels, no less. It's possible it was simply what he had available at the time.



* SupervillainLair: Aldrin Klordane's refit of the cave in "To the Rescue, Part 5", which is also an ElaborateUndergroundBase, and to a lesser extent Norton Nimnul's lair in "Catteries Not Included", "The Pied Piper Power Play" and "Normie's Science Project".

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* SupervillainLair: Aldrin Klordane's Chlordane's refit of the cave in "To the Rescue, Part 5", which is also an ElaborateUndergroundBase, and to a lesser extent Norton Nimnul's lair in "Catteries Not Included", "The Pied Piper Power Play" and "Normie's Science Project".
15th Feb '17 11:50:16 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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Originally, the series was going to star Bernard and Bianca from ''Disney/TheRescuers'', which would likely have departed from [[Literature/TheRescuers the books]] in favor of original content. However, when ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' was greenlit for production, the series was extensively retooled. In the revised idea from series creator Tad Stones called ''Metro Mice'', the show would center around a new team of heroic animals, which included a chameleon, a baseball-obsessed cricket, a far-sighted eagle, an earlier draft of Gadget, and a mouse that was like Monterey Jack, but had a different name. The main character, though, was an ''Franchise/IndianaJones''-type mouse named Kit Colby who sported a fedora and a fluffy collared UsefulNotes/WorldWarII bomber pilot jacket. When he proposed the show in a meeting with Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg, the idea was well-received...except for the character of Kit Colby. At Eisner's suggestion, he was replaced with the chipmunk duo to give the show some established Disney characters to work with. The eagle, cricket and chameleon were dropped, and a fly was added to the mix.

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Originally, the series was going to star Bernard and Bianca from ''Disney/TheRescuers'', which would likely have departed from [[Literature/TheRescuers the books]] in favor of original content. However, when ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' was greenlit for production, the series was extensively retooled. In the revised idea from series creator Tad Stones called ''Metro Mice'', the show would center around a new team of heroic animals, which included a chameleon, a baseball-obsessed cricket, a far-sighted eagle, an earlier draft of Gadget, and a mouse that was like Monterey Jack, but had a different name. The main character, though, was an ''Franchise/IndianaJones''-type mouse named Kit Colby who sported a fedora and a fluffy collared UsefulNotes/WorldWarII bomber pilot jacket. When he proposed the show in a meeting with Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg, the idea was well-received... except for the character of Kit Colby. At Eisner's suggestion, he was replaced with the chipmunk duo to give the show some established Disney characters to work with. The eagle, cricket and chameleon were dropped, and a fly was added to the mix.



* CatsAreMean: Fat Cat, Maltese de Sade, the Siamese Twins, Kismet...averted with most of the kittens though.

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* CatsAreMean: Fat Cat, Maltese de Sade, the Siamese Twins, Kismet... averted with most of the kittens though.



** This is played straight in "Adventures in Squirrelsitting"...by Chip and Dale in drag.
** Also works in "The S.S. Drainpipe"...with Dale in drag.

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** This is played straight in "Adventures in Squirrelsitting"... by Chip and Dale in drag.
** Also works in "The S.S. Drainpipe"... with Dale in drag.



* GPSEvidence: Subverted in "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!" in how Gadget finds where Seymour's hiding the monuments he's stealing. She takes a flyer from his travel agency, analyzes it chemically, and then tells the Rangers the exact address...which she read on the flyer.

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* GPSEvidence: Subverted in "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!" in how Gadget finds where Seymour's hiding the monuments he's stealing. She takes a flyer from his travel agency, analyzes it chemically, and then tells the Rangers the exact address... which she read on the flyer.
6th Dec '16 2:36:21 PM rafi
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* CaliforniaDoubling: It's not quite clear where the Rangers are based, but that place looks a lot like Burbank and Hollywood. Although it is animated.



%%* FanArt: ''And how!''



* FollowTheLeader: The comic book parodied this by having several knock-offs of the Rescue Rangers actually appear within the stories. The first group they encountered was revealed to [[TheMole be working for Fat Cat]], though.
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