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This is the recap page for the episodes of the short-lived Cartoon Network series, Time Squad, created by Dave Wasson which aired from June 8, 2001, and, despite some schedule slips, ended on November 26, 2003. The series centered on an early 21st century orphan named Otto Osworth, who gets taken into the future by a time cop named Buck Tuddrussel and his robotic partner, The Larry 3000, so he can help them go into the past to fix historical figures and events.


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    Season One 
  1. Eli Whitney's Flesh-Eating Mistake: An orphaned bookworm named Otto Osworth escapes his hell of an orphanage thanks to a hyper-masculine, trigger happy, overly-muscled man named Buck Tuddrussel and his snarky, feminine-looking robot partner, The Larry 3000, who are a part of a futuristic police force called Time Squad and in search of Eli Whitney. Buck and Larry end up taking Otto along after discovering that he knows history more than they do, and the trio travels back to Savannah, Georgia in 1783, where American inventor Eli Whitney builds flesh-eating robots rather than the cotton gin in a hare-brained attempt at inventing something that will benefit mankind.
  2. 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.
  3. Napoleon The Conquered: The Time Squad travels to early 19th century France to help Napoleon Bonaparte conquer the world behind his demanding wife's back.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Daddio DaVinci : The Time Squad meet up with famous artist and sculptor Leonardo Da Vinci, who is now a beatnik.
  7. To Hail with Ceasar: 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Dishonest Abe: : 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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).
  13. If It's Wright It's Wrong: The Time Squad head to 1903, where Orville and Wilbur Wright are incompetent, and stuntmen
  14. Recruitment Ad: A fake commercial showing the fun side of being a Time Cop and joining the Time Squad.
  15. 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.
  16. Big Al's Big Secret: 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.
  17. Larry Upgrade: Larry accidentally downgrades himself, now in a state of unconscious submission, he goes mindlessly serving Tuddrussel hamburgers.
  18. Every Poe Has a Silver Lining: 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.
  19. Betsy Ross Flies Her Freak Flag 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.
  20. The Prime Minister Has No Clothes: Winston Churchill, the prime minister who led England through World War II, is also leading everyone into being naked — including Larry.
  21. Nutorious: 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.
  22. Kubla Khan't: 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Ivan the Untrainable: Tuddrussel smuggles Ivan the Terrible onboard the satellite and is kept as a pet.
  25. Where the Buffalo Bill Roams: The Time Squad are captured by Buffalo Bill, who is now a conspiracy theorist.
  26. A Sandwich by Any Other Name: The Time Squad travels to 1762 where The Earl of Sandwich gives a disgusting name to his new food item.
  27. Shop Like An Egyptian: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 Caesar.
  28. Planet of the Flies:When Tuddrussel squashes a fly in the Stone Age, it causes a butterfly effect where the future is ruled by giant flies.
  29. 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.
  30. Houdini Whodunnit!? After losing a virtual reality game, the Time Squad goes on a mission to stop Harry Houdini, who is using his illusions to commit crimes.
  31. 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.

    Season Two 
  1. 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 to report back to headquarters.
  2. Cabin Fever!: The Time Squad gets 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.
  3. Pasteur Packs O' Punch: Larry gets electrocuted while fixing a fuse and experiences wild shifts in his personality. The Time Squad to go back to the time of Louis Pasteur, who is making Kool-Aid-style fruit drinks
  4. 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.
  5. The Clownfather: 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.
  6. Hate and Let Hate: Larry and Tuddrussel 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.
  7. Love At First Flight 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Ladies and Gentlemen. . . Monty Zuma: 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.
  11. White House Weirdness: In a Scooby-Doo parody, the Time Squad go back to 1912, where the White House is said to be haunted.
  12. 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 XJ5 are present as it was Sheila's case to begin with.
  13. Out With the In Crowd: 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 Tuddrussel) to finish the job.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Billy the Baby: 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 the officers have rekindled their love.
  20. 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.
  21. Floral Patton: 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 florist shop.
  22. Orphan Substitute: Tuddrussel and Otto get into a fight over a video 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 temporarily kidnapped by Sister Thornly.

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