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Off Road Hog
Season 02, Episode 12
Air date November 30, 1991
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"We must stop Greedly! His off-road hogs are turning the desert into a wasteland!"

"What's Ma-Ti talkin' about? I thought that's what a desert was."

"No, but that's the way it will be, if Greedly has his way."

--Ma-Ti, Wheeler, and Gaia

"You can have plenty of fun in this desert without destroyin' it!"

--Josh

Off Road Hog is the twelfth episode in the second season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Main Characters[]

The main characters featured in this episode are:

Plot Synopsis[]

As Ma-ti tours the deserts of Nevada with his friend Josh, they discover Hoggish Greedly turning the desert into his private off-road course and that he's holding a wasteful off-road race, making the desert even more dangerous. With the Planeteers' help, they try to make sure the desert doesn't become a real wasteland.

Episode Summary[]

Pete, a dirt bike enthusiast, loves off-road racing with Hoggish Greedly and Rigger, until Ma-Ti and desert guide Joshua Stone show him how alive this "barren" desert really is, and how much damage off-road vehicles do to it. Pete and the Planeteers swoop in on hang gliders to stop Greedly's ORV race, but Captain Planet is needed to save everyone from a flash flood.

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Planeteer Alerts[]

First Planeteer Alert
Alert

Ma-Ti: The desert is a wonderful place. But, while it looks rugged. It is really very fragile.
Wheeler: Damage from off-road vehicles and dirt bikes takes a long time to heal.
Gi: These ruts were left by military training half a century ago.
Kwame: Plants have a hard enough time growing in the desert. Do not make it worse for them. If you're camping, bring your own firewood or stone.
Linka: Look at the wild flowers, but do not pick them.
Captain Planet: You can enjoy the desert without destroying it. The power is yours!

Second Planeteer Alert

Gaia: So many cars...
Captain Planet: So much pollution; smog is bad for all living things.
Kwame: But you can help.
Linka: There are lots of ways to get around that don't pollute.
Captain Planet: And when you get your own cruiser...
Wheeler: Keep it tuned up; and your tires properly inflated. Remember: drive safe, drive clean.

Significant Moments and Facts[]

•Gaia mentions that a dirt bike, when driven through a desert, displaces 1,500 pounds of topsoil per mile.

Quotes[]

Gaia: Desert soil can take a thousand years to build up, and Greedly's 'recreational bulldozers' can destroy it in just one second.

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