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Serengeti Western
Serengeti Western
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Attribution information

Brad Neave


Matthew Negrete

Production information

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa





Air date

March 26, 1999

Episode guide

"Robin Hoodwinked"


"All Pets Are Off"

Gee, Timon, it sure is gonna be fun visiting the Old West!

"Serengeti Western" is the second segment of the thirteenth episode of Season 3 of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa. It aired on March 26, 1999, alongside "Robin Hoodwinked".

Official synopsis

"Timon and Pumbaa becomes sheriffs of a western town."[1]

Plot summary

Timon and Pumbaa are hanging from two tree branches about to fall in a pit filled with snakes and scorpions. Timon blames Pumbaa for what happened earlier, causing the scene flash back to when the two friends take two trains to visit the old west.

Timon and Pumbaa are at a bar playing cards and after they win and officially own the town, three outlaws named Mad Dog McGraw, Billy the Goat, and Three-fingered Jackelope, show up to the bar. Having heard that Timon and Pumbaa are now sheriffs, Mad Dog tells the two to meet him at noon to finish it.

Mad Dog confronts Timon and Pumbaa

Later, one of the residents of the west tells Timon and Pumbaa that Mad Dog is planning on taking over the town. Instead of fighting Mad Dog, Timon tries to sell the town to the people, but nothing works as they refuse to own it due to Mad Dog. Therefore, Timon and Pumbaa leave the old west and never be heard from again.

But then, Mad Dog and his henchmen show up and rob the train. Timon suggests that he and Pumbaa should catch Mad Dog, not because it's the noble thing to do as the warthog suggests, but because he sees from a newspaper that they can earn a $10,000 reward for doing so. In order to find out how Mad Dog operates and pinpoint his weakness, the two put fake mustaches on their faces to disguise themselves as Mexican bandits and convince the outlaw to take them to his secret lair.

The pals about to fall on the scorpion and snake pit

Mad Dog and his minions take Timon and Pumbaa to their lair, with the duo blindfolded. After Timon and Pumbaa get their blindfolds removed, Timon has his friend talk to the Jackelope about Mad Dog while he tries to distract Billy the Goat. Mad Dog sees that he was given bananas, which he is allergic to. The criminal dog then finds Timon and Pumbaa whispering, making him become suspicious and removes the mustaches from the duo's faces. Timon and Pumbaa get chased by the outlaw gang. They attempt to escape by falling into a ravine, but they still get caught.

The scene switches back to the present. Timon and Pumbaa fall of the tree branches but miss the pit. Timon states that the reason they survived is for them to save the old west by stopping Mad Dog.

Timon and Mad Dog's showdown

It is now noon and Timon and Mad Dog are getting ready to fight. Timon takes out two bananas, causing Mad Dog to flee since he's allergic to bananas. So Timon and Pumbaa continue shooting bananas at the criminal and as they do so, Billy and Jackelope get caught by getting surrounded by bananas. Mad Dog locks himself into a prison and gives Timon and Pumbaa a key, symbolizing that they now own the town.

Timon and Pumbaa rejoice over saving the old west but then see that destroyed it with the bananas. This makes the town residents angry at the duo, making them run away with them giving chase.



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Organizations and Titles


  • Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast makes a cameo in this episode. He complains that he shouldn't have left the castle.[2]
  • When this episode aired on Toon Disney and Disney Channel, the word "Serengeti" in the title was misspelled "Senergeti".[3]



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