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"Doug's Pet Capades"
Doug's Pet Capades 1
Season Three, Episode 3B
Episode Information
Premiere date: April 25, 1993
Written by: Matt Steinglass
Alan Higgins
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TRANSCRIPT

Doug's Pet Capades is the first part of the third episode of season three of Doug.

Synopsis

Roger and his cat, Stinky, challenge Doug and Porkchop to enter the Bluffington pet talent show.

Recap

Intro

Porkchop is inside his igloo fixing his dinner and watching TV. While doing the latter, he comes across a commercial of a Pet Capades, where pets can show off their unique talents, and Porkchop feels eager to attend it.

Porkchop's imagination: Porkchop accepts a Rover trophy for best pet performance and the audience, who appear as dogs, cheer for him.

Main episode

Porkchop tries to wake Doug to show him a flyer of the Pet Capades. But Doug doesn't notice and walks away. While Doug is eating his breakfast, Porkchop tries again to get his owner's attention by banging on the drum, but fails again. He mows the lawn with big letters that say "Pet Capades," but Doug shuts the window close, still oblivious to Porkchop's attempt. Skeeter comes over and watches TV with Doug, where a commercial of the Pet Capades finally get his attention. As Porkchop shows him, Doug and Skeeter laugh at Porkchop's attempt to attend the show.

The friends later go to the mall, where Porkchop tries to convince Doug to sign him up for the Pet Capades. But Doug doesn't listen, and soon, Roger prompts Doug to finally sign his dog up for the Pet Capades, where Roger's cat Stinky will compete against Porkchop in as well. Doug asks Porkchop to do the competition for him, and Porkchop accepts his offer.

Back in Doug's room, he and Skeeter try to think of a special talent for Porkchop so he and his owner could beat Stinky and Roger. Porkchop decides to use magic. But Doug says that it has already been done. Doug adds that knowing Roger, he and Stinky are sure to come up with an impressive act.

Porkchop's imagination: Roger and Stinky are performing Latin tap dance, with Roger on the guitar and Stinky doing the dancing, and the audience, who appear as cats, cheer for their performance.

The dog then suggests that he should use his dummy. But Doug refuses, saying that they have to have an act that is dramatic. Judy then comes around and suggests that Doug and Porkchop should make a song together to really knock the fans' socks off. Doug and Porkchop agree with this idea and decide to come up with their own song.

So they rehearse in the garage to prepare for the upcoming Pet Capades. Skeeter, Porkchop, and Larry become the dancers and Doug becomes the director. They end up rehearsing all night and the dancers become exhausted from endless practicing. As Doug leaves, Porkchop feels that Doug will take all the credit for the act

Porkchop's imagination: Porkchop is about to accept his trophy for his act offered to him by a poodle when Doug comes around and grabs the trophy instead, taking credit for Porkchop's act as the dog stares back at him, seething in anger.

The next day at the Pet Capades, Doug and his friends are watching the act being performed on stage. Roger performs his act with Stinky, which is playing heavy metal music along with his cat, who makes no reaction. The two are booed by the crowd. When Doug is eager about his imminent performance, Porkchop refuses to participate. Skeeter tells Doug that he was only thinking about himself and was more concerned of beating Roger and Stinky rather than Porkchop having fun in the Pet Capades. Doug apologizes to his dog and Larry suggests that Porkchop should do what he likes instead.

So Porkchop implements a hip hop music group named "Porkchop and the Doggetts," which he, Skeeter, and Larry perform onstage. As Doug joins the performance, he states voice-over that if you're going to do something with someone, you should do it for them rather than for yourself. He also adds that he's glad that Porkchop made him do this.

Characters

Trivia

  • This is the first episode in which Doug doesn't appear in the intro.
  • This is also the only episode in which Porkchop has the imaginations rather than Doug.
  • The dummy that Porkchop was using while in Doug's bedroom is from the episode Doug's No Dummy.

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