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Now Museum, Now You Don't
Now Museum, Now You Don't
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Attribution information

Brad Neave


Matthew Negrete

Production information

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa





Air date

January 29, 1999

Episode guide

"So Sumo Me"


"Visiting Pig-nitaries"

Pumbaa, beyond those doors is a world filled with small bugs, big bugs, fat bugs, skinny bugs, a whole rainbow of bugs! We'll go in, admire them, and eat them!

"Now Museum, Now You Don't" is the second segment of the fifth episode of Season 3 of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa. It aired on January 29, 1999, alongside "So Sumo Me".

Official synopsis

"The duo visit a museum where a security guard won't let bug eaters into the Entomology Exhibit."[1]

Plot summary

Timon and Pumbaa visit a museum called C.O.M.A. (the City's Official Museum of Arts), believing it to be an all-you-can-eat restaurant called Big Bernice's Bug Buffet. The tour guide tells them that it is the opening of their priceless Entomology Exhibit, which Timon defines it to be a classification of bugs.

The pals ask if they are in Big Bernice's Bug Buffet

When Timon talks to Pumbaa about the different kinds of bugs the museum has, they decide to admire and eat them. While they are about to enter the Entomology Exhibit, they get caught by a security guard, who blocks their path, telling them that bug eaters are not allowed to enter the exhibit. Timon attempts to lie by telling the guard that he and Pumbaa dislike bugs, but Pumbaa doesn't understand his friend's action.

Timon then tries to get the security guard distracted while he and Pumbaa enter the Entomology Exhibit, but Pumbaa also falls for it. Therefore, Timon and Pumbaa try to flee from the security guard. They then stop at the Mona Lisa painting to give it a "makeover."

The pals attempt to enter the Entomology Exhibit by wearing disguises

The security guard catches Timon and Pumbaa and throws them to a storage room. Timon then suggests that he and Pumbaa enter the exhibit while wearing disguises. While they do so, the guard stops them and tells them that they look familiar, which Timon replies by convincing him that Pumbaa is a famous artist named Andy Warthog and that he's his assistant. The guard lets them through, but they get stopped by the curator of the museum, who brings them onstage to make "Andy" do his latest performance art. After doing so, "Andy's" true identity is revealed and he therefore escapes.

The museum then closes, leaving Timon and Pumbaa a chance to sneak into the Entomology Exhibit. Timon makes a plan on how they can enter the exhibit, but Pumbaa suggests that they can just go through the doggy door. When they do so, they get caught by a doberman, who chases them around the museum until they enter the exhibit, which soon gets protected by laser beams. When Timon makes a plan on how to catch one of the bugs, Pumbaa reveals that they can just simply pull down the lever to remove the laser beams.

The museum's curator declares Timon and Pumbaa true artists for what they did to the Entomology Exhibit

Timon and Pumbaa then get caught by the security guard and attempt to run away from him while he's giving chase by trying to shoot them with two bazookas. While trying to aim at the duo, guard accidentally destroys all the pieces at the exhibit.

After the chase, Timon and Pumbaa get congratulated for the chaos they did, which is considered to be their latest pieces of art, calling them true artists. Seeing what's going on, the security guard tries to convince the people that he helped, but he instead get scrammed. While they are being praised for their work, Timon and Pumbaa ask the people to take them to Big Bernice's Bug Buffet.



Guest Starring





  • Entomology Exhibit
  • Museum
  • Museum storage room

Organizations and Titles

  • Guard Dog
  • Museum Curator
  • Security Guard
  • Tour Guide


  • The episode's title is a combination of the phrase, "now you see him, now you don't," and the word, "museum."



  1. Watch Timon & Pumbaa Full Episodes. Disney+. Accessed 12 November 2019.