Ma-Mutt's Confusion
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Production
Episode 4.14
Original Airdate September 21, 1989
Writer(s) Beth Bornstein
Chronology
Previous Episode The Mossland Monster
Next Episode Shadowmaster
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Ma-Mutt's Confusion is an episode from the original series of ThunderCats. Written by Beth Bornstein, it originally aired on September 21, 1989.

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Inside Mumm-Ra’s pyramid on New Thundera, the unrelenting mummy is setting the wheels for his latest sinister scheme in motion. He un-bandages a weird looking contraption with an even weirder name – the Babylonian Barbarian Boiler! The device, which is fueled by the magical waters of Mumm-Ra’s cauldron, was employed by his ancestors to liquefy their enemies. Just like diehard fans of the show, it seems that even Ma-Mutt is getting tired of his master’s hare-brained schemes by now as he appears to be more interested in playing with the unwrapped bandages and drinking the cauldron water. Irked by his pet’s mischief, Mumm-Ra orders Ma-Mutt to get lost so that he may work in peace.

Just outside New Cats’ Lair, the ThunderKittens, Snarf, and Snarfer head out on an exploratory trip on their spaceboards into the Jungles of Darkness where they find Ma-Mutt in an animal trap. They rescue the whimpering cur and bring him back with them to the lair. At that moment, Mumm-Ra puts his hot plan into action and a beam from his crazy contraption starts melting the Cats’ Lair. Ma-Mutt tries to warn the ThunderCats about the Babylonian Boiler but before he can reveal too much, Mumm-Ra uses his magical powers to haul the treacherous dog back into his pyramid.

The ThunderCats invent a giant version of Lynx-O’s shield which Lion-O flies into the path of the melting beam using the HoverCat, hoping to deflect the intense rays. The beam proves to be too powerful and smashes the shield, throwing Lion-O off the HoverCat before he can finish his chant. Fortunately, the good ol’ Sword of Omens takes matter into its own hands and uses the Cat Signal to push the Babylonian Boiler’s beam back, and un-melt the entire Cats’ Lair.

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  • This episode features a rare instance of Mumm-Ra’s cauldron showing events of the future rather than flashbacks.
  • Mumm-Ra mentioning “Baked Alaska” shows off his knowledge of desserts!
  • When Ma-Mutt talks via Snarfer’s machine, he reveals that his dog license number is 3462.

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  • No one is capable of understanding Ma-Mutt without the device, despite that in Season 1 Snarf was shown to have the ability to communicate with all forms of animals.

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ThunderCats 1980s - Episode Guide - Season 4
Return to Thundera - Part I | Return to Thundera - Part II | Return to Thundera - Part III | Return to Thundera - Part IV | Return to Thundera - Part V | Leah | Frogman | The Heritage | Screwloose | Malcar | Helpless Laughter | Cracker's Revenge | The Mossland Monster | Ma-Mutt's Confusion | The Shadowmaster | Swan Song | The Touch of Amortus | The Zaxx Factor | Well of Doubt | The Book of Omens Tygra.png
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