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Going Bats, Man
Season 4, Episode 16
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Air date March 5, 1994
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Going Bats, Man is the sixteenth episode in the fourth season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

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Plot Synopsis[]

The Planeteers travel to New Mexico to investigate stories of bats attacking people. It turns out that the attacks are actually publicity stunts, staged to coincide with the release of a movie called "Revenge of the Killer Bat Zombies." The person responsible for the staged "attacks" is the movie's producer, Robin Plunder, who happens to be the nephew of the Eco-villain Looten Plunder.

Episode Summary[]

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Planeteer Alerts[]

First Planeteer Alert

Captain Planet: Scary movies can be fun.
Kwame: But many movies can only teach us to fear animals like bats.
Gi: Bats are shy, gentle creatures which are important to the environment.
Captain Planet: Having bats around means fewer insects and more fruits and flowers.
Linka: Ask your parents to buy a bat house or build one yourself.
Gaia: To find out how, contact Bat Conservation International or your local agricultural service.
All: The power is yours!

Second Planeteer Alert

Captain Planet: This is the only Earth we've got! So we must all do our part to protect it!
Kwame: Recycling is one thing that everyone can do.
Linka: By recycling glass, aluminum and paper, less waste goes into landfills and we help conserve Earth's limited resources.
Wheeler: And we need to buy recycled.
Gi: Only when recycled materials make it back into our homes as new products as the cycle concludes.
All: The power is yours!

Significant Moments and Facts[]

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Quotes[]

  • Wheeler: after Linka grabs his arm during a movie Ouch! That hurts! Take it easy, that’s my ring arm!
    Linka: Well, it serves you right for bringing me to horrible horror movies!
  • Linka: Bozhe moi, killer zombie bats?
    Wheeler: Yeah, I can’t wait to see it!
    Linka: Ah, Wheeler, how can you watch this drivel? Bats do not attack people!
  • Gi: reading a newspaper Killer bats on the rampage... this story makes no sense. There are only insect-eating bats in this area. They would never attack a human!
  • Wheeler: Wow, you’re making a movie?
    Director: Yeah, but there’s not a green-haired superhero in it!
    Wheeler: How about a good-looking redhead?
  • BJ: during the filming of Revenge of the Killer Bat Zombies I'm a consultant on the film. My name's Billie Jean, but everyone calls me BJ. You're the Planeteers, right?
  • Wheeler: Yeah!
  • Kwame: What kind of consultant are you?
  • BJ: Chiroptology.
  • Wheeler: Chiro-what? You work on backs?
  • BJ: No, silly. Bats. I'm here to make sure they're treated humanely, and their caves are not disturbed.
  • BJ: (of the film) Unfortunately, it's films like this that give bats a bad rap.
  • Wheeler: These movies are great!
  • BJ: Not when they make people fear bats. Believe it or not, people dynamite their caves, poison them; some even burn tires to drive them away!
  • Ma-Ti: That is horrible!
  • BJ: (she has invited the Planeteers to stay at her ranch and is watering her garden) And this is my vegetable garden.
  • Kwame: I have never seen such a healthy-looking garden.
  • BJ: Oh, that's because I mix bat guano into the soil.
  • Wheeler: Bat guano?! Ugh! (he spits out the carrot that he has been eating from her garden)
  • BJ: Relax, Wheeler. It's one of the world's best natural fertilizers.
  • Ma-Ti: (laughing, while several bats are flying about pestering Suchi) It looks like your flying friends are driving Suchi batty.
  • BJ: (laughing) I think you're right, Ma-Ti. But without the bats, we'd be going buggy. In a single night, bats in this area catch about a half a million pounds of bugs. That means each bat eats between one-quarter and half its body weight in bugs every day!
  • Wheeler: Wow, that's beaucoup bugs!
  • BJ: Yeah, and bats are not only great fertilizers and exterminators, but they're also important for seed dispersal and pollination, too!
  • Gi: Like bees?
  • BJ: Uh-huh. Without bats, we wouldn't have crops like avocados, and bananas, vanilla beans, and some nuts. And many plant species would become extinct without bats.
  • Wheeler: I still say they're creepy-looking.
  • BJ: Well, the only thing these guys would hurt is a fly or some other pesky insect.

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