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Episode 1.09
Running time 23 min
Original Airdate October 28, 2011
Director(s) Yasuhiro Geshi
Takahiro Tanaka
Sean Song
Writer(s) Tab Murphy
Animators(s) Warner Brothers Animation
Studio 4°C
Distributor(s) Warner Brothers
Previous Episode The Duelist and the Drifter
Next Episode Sight Beyond Sight
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Berbils is an episode from the re-imagined series of ThunderCats. Written by Tab Murphy, it originally aired on October 28, 2011.

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Things are looking pretty gloomy for the ThunderCats as they have no food, no shelter and the ThunderTank is also not working. They fall asleep in the rain in a forest. When they awake, they find that a tarpaulin has been put up over them, baskets of Candy Fruit are laid out for them and even the ThunderTank has been patched up. All of this turns out to be the courtesy of the Ro-Bear Berbils, a group of small robotic bears.

Befriending the ThunderCats, the leader of the Berbils, Ro-Bear Bill, takes them to the Berbil Village where he introduces them to his wife, Ro-Bear Bella and his son, Ro-Bear Beebo. Suddenly, the Conquedor, an evil robot slave trader, storms into the village in his tank. The ThunderCats try their best to fight him off but he manages to capture some of the Berbils and severely injures Ro-Bear Bill.

While Panthro remains behind, the rest of the ThunderCats and Ro-Bear Bill go to rescue the captured Berbils. They locate the Conquedor as he is trying to sell the Berbils to some Giantors and Trollogs. The ThunderCats gatecrash the auction and return with the captured Berbils to the Berbil Village, much to the joy of all the Berbils.

Not one to give up easily, the Conquedor returns to the village with reinforcements in the form of the Giantors and the Trollogs. Working together, the Berbils and the ThunderCats are able to defeat and drive away the villains for good. Panthro becomes very friendly with the Berbils after they fix the ThunderTank with a brand new engine.

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  • This episode features a number of homages to the original 1980s ThunderCats’ episode Berbils:
    • Both episodes have the same title
    • Both episodes feature the Berbils, their village and their food – Candy Fruit
    • Both episodes involve the ThunderCats befriending the Berbils
    • Both episodes feature the Giantors and Trollogs
    • In this episode Lion-O says “Urbel, durbelly berbil urbel” when trying to correctly pronounce the word Berbils. In the 1980s episode, Lion-O says something similar when mocking the Berbils.
  • In this episode we see a small cameo by Snowmeow, the large feline cat who was the loyal companion and steed of the Snowman in the original 1980s show.

ThunderCats 2011 Bullet Point.png Notable Quotes[edit | edit source]

Tygra: Take it easy. We don't need you any more hyper than you already are.

Panthro: What are you furry freaks doing to my Tank?

Berbil: Panthro's eyes rain.

WilyKittens: Busted! Panthro's a big old softie.

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This episode was released on the following media:

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ThunderCats 2011 - Episode Guide - Season 1
Omens, Part I | Omens, Part II | Ramlak Rising | Song of the Petalars | Old Friends | Journey to the Tower of Omens | Legacy | The Duelist and the Drifter | Berbils | Sight Beyond Sight | The Forest of Magi Oar | Into the Astral Plane | Between Brothers | New Alliances | Trials of Lion-O, Part 1 | Trials of Lion-O, Part 2 | Native Son | Survival of the Fittest | The Pit | Curse of Ratilla | Birth of the Blades | The Forever Bag | Recipe for Disaster | The Soul Sever | What Lies Above, Part 1 | What Lies Above, Part 2 Lion-O 2011 Clear 2.png
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