September 8, 1995
|“||Pumbaa: We're gonna be matchmaking! Isn't it so romantic, Timon?
Timon: I got goosebumps!
"Timon and Pumbaa happen upon a love-struck, female flying squirrel."
Timon and Pumbaa trek to the Canadian province of Saskatchewan in order to get some beetles for dinner, but the beetles live on top of huge trees, so Timon has to climb them to get the beetles. When he's up there, a flying squirrel passes in high speed and knocks him down, but Timon is able to grab some branches, until another flying squirrel, this time a female, hits him and they both fall, with Pumbaa placing a bed so the two can land safely. The squirrel lands on the bed while Timon, however, lands on a drawer next to it.
On land, Timon is about to climb back up the tree to catch the beetle, but Pumbaa doesn't think he can do it himself since he has fallen 16 times and that he needs some help. Timon and Pumbaa decide that they will need the female flying squirrel's help to get the beetles on the trees, but in exchange, she wants them to get her a date with the male flying squirrel that dropped Timon from the tree. They try all they can to get him down, but he can't stop flying.
After two failed attempts to catch the male flying squirrel, Timon has an idea to put a sign that says: "STOP, fresh nuts below!", but instead of reading it, the flying squirrel hits the sign and falls down, getting trapped in a cage. A little upset, Timon calms the flying squirrel saying that he won a free dinner.
Later that night, Timon placed two chairs and a table next to a cliff. When Pumbaa and the male flying squirrel arrive, Timon tells the squirrel that the only thing they are serving for dinner is nuts, and the female flying squirrel, whose name is revealed by Pumbaa to be Piper, appears.
The male squirrel falls in love and he tells Piper that he's going to give up flying for her, which disgusts Timon, who thinks that he's being irrational. Piper finds her new boyfriend romantic and they both decide to fly together and that's what they do, leaving Timon and Pumbaa without any beetles.
- This is the first episode in which Timon is voiced by Quinton Flynn.
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