Boara Boara
Attribution Information

Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway


Roberts Gannaway

Production Information

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa


1 (syndicated)



Air date

September 8, 1995

Episode Guide

Start of Season


"Saskatchewan Catch"

"Boara Boara" is the first segment of the first episode of Season 1 of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa. It aired on September 8, 1995, along with "Saskatchewan Catch".


On a tropical island, Timon and Pumbaa run into The Three Natives who make Pumbaa their god-king and try to kill Timon for intending to "abduct" him.


"Boara Boara" begins by introducing Timon, a meerkat, and his warthog friend, Pumbaa.

At the start of the episode, Timon and Pumbaa are intending to go skiing, but they end up in a tropical isle called Bora Bora. They decide to stay at the beach instead, until three natives kidnap Pumbaa. At first, they try to cook Pumbaa, but their leader appears and sees Pumbaa. He smacks his henchmen on their heads with his staff, because he thinks Pumbaa is their god-king.

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The natives make Timon be Pumbaa's servant

Timon goes through difficult situations to rescue Pumbaa, and when he finds him, he is surprised that the natives made Pumbaa their king. Timon gets angry at his friend for having him worried that the natives were going to turn him into bacon, and he throws Pumbaa's crown away, breaking it, and tries to leave, but is stopped by the natives.

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The native chief helping restore fire

Timon is put in a basket with flowers, making the meerkat think that he's the new god-king, but he is actually going to be thrown into a volcano as a sacrifice. He begs not to be thrown into the volcano and says he'll do anything in return, so the Natives turn him into a servant of the god-king Pumbaa.

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After a while, the leader asks Pumbaa to restore their fire. Using his mind, Pumbaa makes fire, but right after it, he accidentally makes it rain. The Natives consider him an impostor and go after him and Timon. They both run away by playing "samba" to distract the natives. When the natives keep dancing, their leader hits each of them on the head with his staff.

The three natives then take off their costumes, revealing themselves to be university students, and go back to the college, leaving their leader begging them to come back so they don't lose their deposits, hinting that he is also a college student. After escaping the natives, Timon and Pumbaa go back to the beach but find civilization.



Guest Starring





  • Bora Bora
  • Bora Bora Volcano

Organizations and Titles

  • Natives
  • University students


  • The episode's title is a play on "Bora Bora", which is an island in the Pacific Ocean.