Recap: Time Squad
The following is a list of episode titles and summaries for the short-lived Cartoon Network series, Time Squad, which aired from June 8, 2001, and, despite some schedule slips, ended on November 26, 2003. There are 53 individual shorts, packaged together as one episode with two shorts (with the exception of episode seven from season one, which has three shorts).
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- Eli Whitney's Flesh-Eating Mistake/Never Look a Trojan in the Gift Horse: In "Eli Whitney's Flesh-Eating Mistake," Time Police Buck Tuddrussel and his snarky Robot Buddy Larry 3000 accidentally end up in 2001 while trying to find 18th century American inventor Eli Whitney, but end up finding orphaned history whiz named Otto Osworth, who was living in an abusive orphanage. Otto proves that he's smart about history and clever with words and they decide, a bit hesitantly, to steal him. The newly formed trio get to 1793 to discover that the inventor had created a horde of robots capable of eating people and work haphazardly as a team.; in "Never Look a Trojan in the Gift Horse," The Time Squad travel to Ancient Greece, where it is the King of Troy's birthday and the Greek Army brings the fabled Trojan horse to them as a gift filled with candy and not a trap filled with soldiers.
- Napoleon the Conquered / Confucius Say...Way Too Much: In " Napoleon the Conquered ", Time Squad get sentenced to the guillotine when they end up in 18th century France, after the guys pop in right before a battle and Buck mistakes the diminutive leader Napoleon for a child, but are spared when Josephine yells at Napoleon to come home and take care of the housework, which has the great leader branded as "whipped"; in "Confucius Say...Way Too Much," the Time Squad must help the Chinese philosopher Confucius, who is writing long winded stories with simple morals that no one wants to bother reading.
- The Island of Dr. Freud / Daddio DaVinci: In "The Island of Dr. Freud," the Time Squad must go back to the year 1899 to convince Sigmund Freud to stop hypnotizing his patients and making them act like animals and become involved such therapy as dream analysis. ; in "Daddio DaVinci," the Time Squad meet up with famous artist and sculptor Leonardo Da Vinci, who is now a beatnik.
- To Hail with Caesar / Robin and Stealin' with Mr. Hood: In "To Hail With Caesar," the Time Squad travel to the year 46 BC to rebuild the flimsy city of Rome for Julius Caesar, but by the time the mission's complete, Tuddrussel is hailed the new leader and challenges Caesar to a gladiator match; in "Robin and Stealin' with Mr. Hood," the Time Squad visits Robin Hood, who is stealing from the poor and giving to the rich instead of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor.
- "Dishonest Abe; Blackbeard, Warm Heart": Abraham Lincoln grows tired of being honest and upstanding and begins playing pranks on people, and it's up to the Time Squad to give him a taste of his own medicine in "Dishonest Abe."; in "Blackbeard, Warm Heart," the Time Squad go back to the Golden Age of Piracy, where Edward Teach (a.k.a. Blackbeard the Pirate) is more concerned about saving the environment than looting and pillaging.
- "Ludwig van Bone-Crusher; Tea Time for Time Squad": In "Ludwig van Bone-Crusher," the Time Squad get sent to the time of the great musician Ludwig van Beethoven, who is now a pro-wrestler fighting other classical musicians turned wrestlers — and Tuddrussel challenges Beethoven to a match to preserve the dignity of pro-wrestling; in "Tea Time for Time Squad," the Sons of Liberty are having civilized tea parties, and Otto is the only one who can get them back on track (since Larry loves the idea of a civilized tea party and Tuddrussel is too burned-out from not having coffee to do anything).
- "If It's Wright It's Wrong; Recruitment Ad; Killing Time": The Time Squad head to 1903, where Orville and Wilbur Wright are incompetent, and stuntmen in "If It's Wright, It's Wrong,"; In "Recruitment Ad," viewers get to see the fun side of being a Timecop; In "Killing Time," the Time Squad help Copernicus become an astronomer instead of a farmer, but are stuck in 14th century Poland while waiting for Larry's software to bring them home.
- "Big Al's Big Secret; Larry Upgrade": The Time Squad travel to 1945, where Albert Einstein is now a brash car salesman in Texas hiding his true, intelligent self from the world, but it doesn't fool the Time Squad.; in "Larry Upgrade" (the first episode showing the Time Squad in their satellite rather than on a mission), Larry accidentally downgraded himself, now in a state of unconcious submission, he goes mindlessly serving Tuddrussel hamburgers. It goes on long enough for Buck to get so sick of Larry being so robotic that he calls on Otto to help him fix Larry to get him back to the way he was before.
- "Every Poe Has a Silver Lining; Betsy Ross Flies Her Freak Flag": The Time Squad must remind Edgar Allan Poe (who is now an overly cheerful children's book author) how horrible the world is so he can pen his tales of the macabre in "Every Poe Has a Silver Lining"; While checking up on Beethoven and the Sons of Liberty (from "Ludwig van Bonecrusher" and "Tea Time for Time Squad" respectively), the Time Squad get a report from George Washington, whose troops are with Betsy Ross in her Woodstock-esque hippie farm in "Betsy Ross Flies Her Freak Flag"
- "The Prime Minister Has No Clothes; Nutorious": Winston Churchill, the prime minister who led England through World War II, is also leading everyone into being naked — including Larry — in "The Prime Minister Has No Clothes"; the Time Squad gets called on what seems to be a false alarm to meet up with George Washington Carver, but soon sees the truth and Tuddrussel fights George Washington Carver's evil younger brother, Todd, in "Nutorious."
- "Kubla Khan't; Lewis and Clark and Larry": Tuddrussel tries to fix Kubla Khan, who is now a comic book nerd, by ripping up his comics, which gets Tuddrussel sentenced to death — this predicament forces Larry to call upon another Time Squad team to bail him out. the team that answers the call is none other than Sheila Sternwell, Buck's ex wife. Sheila and her robot partner work together as a proper team to get Tuddrussel out and help the guys solve their mission in "Kubla Khan't"; in "Lewis and Clark and Larry," the exploring duo of Merriweather Lewis and William Clark have broken up a la a dating couple, leaving Larry to be Lewis' new exploring partner and Tuddrussel and Otto to go with Clark.
- "Ivan the Untrainable; Where the Buffalo Bill Roams": Tuddrussel smuggles Ivan the Terrible on board the satellite and is kept as a pet in "Ivan the Untrainable,"; the Time Squad are captured by Buffalo Bill, who is now a conspiracy theorist, in "Where the Buffalo Bill Roams."
- "A Sandwich by Any Other Name; Shop Like an Egyptian": The Time Squad travels to 1762 where The Earl of Sandwich gives a disgusting name to his new food item in "A Sandwich by Any Other Name," and a mission to keep Cleopatra from turning the pyramids into a shopping mall proves difficult when Tuddrussel falls in love with her and Larry is eager to help with the project. Otto is forced to call in the one person who could possibly stop Cleo's power and put a stop to Buck and Larry's flaunting- Julius Ceasar in "Shop Like an Egyptian."
- "Planet of the Flies; Keepin' it Real with Sitting Bull": When Tuddrussel squashes a fly in the Stone Age, it causes a butterfly effect where the future is ruled by giant flies in "Planet of the Flies."; in "Keepin' It Real With Sitting Bull," the Time Squad must deal with Sitting Bull, who wants to party with younger people after misinterpreting a vision from his ancestors.
- "Houdini Whodunnit!?; Feud for Thought": The Time Squad go on a mission to stop Harry Houdini who is using his illusions to commit crimes while Tuddrussel and Otto role-play as a Batman and Robin-style superhero duo in "Houdini Whodunnit!?", and in "Feud for Thought," Larry uses 1980s self-help to get the McCoys to stop fighting the Hatfields, but Tuddrussel and Otto go behind his back to make sure the infamous hillbilly family feud rages.
- "A Thrilla at Attila's; Cabin Fever!": In "A Thrilla at Atilla's," the Time Squad go Rashomon when they have to pick which story of how they trained a weak, Ambiguously Jewish Atilla the Hun into a bloodthirsty fighter; in "Cabin Fever," the Time Squad get their wish of not being called on any more missions (after getting brutally beaten by Louis Armstrong), but the lack of missions drives Tuddrussel and Larry insane.
- "Pasteur's Packs O' Punch; Floundering Fathers": In Pasteur Packs O' Punch," Larry gets electrocuted while fixing a fuse and experiences wild shifts in his personality (including acting drunk, becoming violent, and impersonating Jerry Lewis), leading the Time Squad to go back to the time of Louis Pasteur, who is making Kool-Aid-style fruit drinks; in "Floundering Fathers," Otto catches a cold from not wearing a coat during the Time Squad's mission to get Karl Marx to write the Communist Manifesto instead of building the world's largest igloo, and Tuddrussel and Larry must complete a historical mission without Otto helping them to solve a mission to get Benjamin Franklin to be an author of the Declaration of Independence.
- "The Clownfather; Hate and Let Hate": In "The Clownfather," the Time Squad travel to the 1920s, where gangster Al Capone turns over his crime syndicate into the clowning business and gets his fellow mobsters to become clowns while the real clowns are forced to get involved in crime; in "Hate and Let Hate," Larry and Tuddrussell get caught up in arguing with each other and don't notice that they left Otto on a desert island following a historical mission involving Hernando de Soto.
- "Love at First Flight; Forget the Alamo": Otto celebrates his birthday on the satellite, but the festivities are short-lived when they must go back in time to cure a germaphobic Amelia Earhart in "Love at First Flight"; in "Forget the Alamo," the Time Squad are sent to the Alamo during the Texas Revolution, where everyone there (including Tuddrussel's ancestor, Jeremiah) is setting up a party for the Mexican forces rather than defending themselves from them.
- "Repeat Offender; Ladies and Gentlemen, Monty Zuma!": In "Repeat Offender," the Time Squad must go after Blackbeard the pirate, who still won't ditch his animal-loving ways. Unwilling to change, Tuddrussel is forced to take him to prison. But not without a good fight and chase through Ancient Greece.; After Tuddrussel hurts Larry's feelings at an art expo, Otto tries to teach him to be more sensitive while they go on a mission to stop Aztec emperor Montezuma from performing stand-up comedy in "Ladies and Gentlemen, Monty Zuma!"
- "White House Weirdness; Nobel Peace Surprise": In the Scooby-Doo whole episode parody "White House Weirdness," the Time Squad go back to the 1912, where the White House is said to be haunted; in "Nobel Peace Surprise," the Time Squad go on a mission to stop Alfred Nobel from giving prizes to people who commit evil acts, Sheila Sternwell and XJ 5 are present as it was Sheila's case to begin with.
- "Out With the In Crowd; Child's Play": The Time Squad crew decide to go on vacation rather than save Dr. Livingstone from being captured by cannibals, prompting a much cooler Time Squad crew (who happen to be idols in the eyes of Larry and Tuddrussell) to finish the job in "Out With the In Crowd"; In the self-referential episode "Child's Play," the Time Squad meet William Shakespeare, who is forced by his agent to do kids' plays, and finds inspiration in creating a new play from the Time Squad crew, but things get sticky when Larry acts as a censor and Tuddrussel is too busy coming up with a new catchphrase.
- "Day of the Larrys; Old Timers Squad": In "Day of the Larrys," Larry uses his room full of spare parts to make a clone of himself (as he's sick of doing chores while Otto and Tuddrussell wreck the satellite), but when the clones don't want to do chores, they build replacements and turn the satellite into a resort; in "Old Timers' Squad," Larry, Otto, and Tuddrussel become addicted to a trashy 1980s soap opera, but before they learn one of the show's big secrets, the Time Squad must go back in time to force Samuel Morse to invent Morse code, but not before an elderly version of the Time Squad appears to annoy them.
- "Billy the Baby; Father Figure of our Country": In this homage to Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns and Tex Avery's classic cartoons, The Time Squad become outlaws to teach William "Billy the Kid" Bonney (who is literally acting like a big baby) how to be a criminal, and end up getting chased by a Clint Eastwood-esque sheriff; In "Father Figure of Our Country," the Time Squad goes back to help George Washington, who is sick of being famous and wants nothing more to live in peace and have a real chance to raise a family.
- "Ex Marks the Spot; Horse of Horrors": In "Ex Marks the Spot", the paths of Tuddrussel's and Sheila's units meet again when their missionees, Johann Gutenburg and Joan of Arc, switch roles, and Larry worries that Tuddrussel may leave him for Sheila; in "Horse of Horrors," the Time Squad go back in time to help Paul Revere overcome his fear of horses so he can warn the townspeople of Concord and Lexington that the British are coming.
- "Floral Patton; Orphan Substitute": In the Series Finale, The Time Squad goes back in time to find General George S. Patton running a florist shop, and he recruits the Time Squad to fight back against a rival (replica) florist shop in "Floral Patton"; in "Orphan Substitute," Tuddrussel and Otto become bitter towards each other after Tuddrussel unplugs the video game system before Otto won the game, soon after this the Time Squad goes back to 2002 to stop George W. Bush from building the world's biggest ball of twine, and Otto is taken back to the orphanage by Sister Thornley while she and the rest of the orphans are on a day trip in D.C. loading government cheese on the bus.