Circus Stampede

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Circus Stampede
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Jojo picks up Betty after taking a liking to her.
Premiere date: September 22, 1979
Run time: 11:34
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"Circus Stampede" is the third episode (part one) of The Thing season one. It aired on September 22, 1979 on NBC.

The Yancy Street Gang cause a ruckus at the circus, which stirs an ape to break free of its cage and kidnap Betty.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Characters

Legend
Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Jojo Unavailable
Kelly Harkness Noelle North
Benjy Grimm Wayne Morton
The Thing Joe Baker
Truck driver N/A
Train conductor N/A
Turkey Michael Sheehan
Stretch Unavailable
Spike Hanrahan Art Metrano
Guard Unavailable
Elephant Unavailable
Miss Twilly Marilyn Schreffler
Ronald Radford John Erwin
Betty Harkness Marilyn Schreffler
Stanley
Mouse Unavailable
Bear Unavailable
Lion Unavailable
Seal N/A
Fabulous Bellini


Organizations

Locations

Objects

  • Benjy's rings

Vehicles

  • Benjy's car

Production

Development

Filming

Music

Behind the scenes

  • This is the first time Benjy uses his own car, instead of hitching a ride in Ronald's car, someone he's not actually even truly friends with.
  • Jojo is a parody of King Kong.

Errors

  • The longer Jojo is out of his cage, the taller he gets.

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning

Home availability

  • Warner Bros. own the show, while Disney own the characters, making it difficult to release this episode onto DVD.

References