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Kwame's Crisis
Season 1, Episode 18
Air date March 9, 1991
Episode guide
Don't Drink the Water
Ozone Hole

Kwame's Crisis is the eighteenth episode in the first season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Main Characters[]

The main characters featured in this episode are:

Plot Synopsis[]

Sly Sludge returns, and in turn, makes millions as he arranges an operation to take care of trash, only to dump it upon other towns. Now the planteteers come to stop Sludge only to notice almost nobody in town cares that their little town is buried in garbage. Kwame loses his hope, seeing that no one in the town cares about the problem and leaves the planeteers. But one little girl makes Kwame change his mind.

Episode Summary[]

None yet.

Planeteer Alerts[]


Gi: Most everything we buy will someday be thrown away.
Ma-Ti: So, try to buy things that can be reused or recycled.
Linka: Lots of packaging material may make something look better on the store shelf, but doesn't make a better product.
Kwame: More packaging only means more garbage in overflowing landfills.
Store clerk: Paper or plastic?
Wheeler: Save it. We brought our own.
Captain Planet: The power is yours.

Significant Moments and Facts[]

  • Sly Sludge's second major role
  • First appearance of Sludge's assistan, Ooze
  • Presumably, first time an eco-villain sings


Sly Sludge( singing on TV):

" If the Trash is overflowing from your can!

I will dump it for a fee 'cause I'm the man

Who flies the big sky scowls

'Gonna find a dump somehow!

I'm Sly Sludge!!

I'm Sly Sludge!!

I'm Sly Sludge!!


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