Trouble on the Half Shell
Season 2, Episode 13
Air date December 7, 1991
Episode guide
Off Road Hog
Star Dust

Trouble on the Half Shell is the thirteenth episode in the second season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Main CharactersEdit

The main characters featured in this episode are:

Plot SynopsisEdit

Hoggish Greedily and Verminous Skumm are shipwrecked on the Galapagos Islands. After accidental exposure to Skumm's toxins, Skumm's rats mutate and wreck havoc on the island's native species. While visiting a museum the Planeteers hear about the trouble on the island with the help of a scientist's robot JASON. The Planeteers along with JASON set out to save the islands and the giant tortoises who live there.

Episode SummaryEdit

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Significant Moments and FactsEdit

  • Wheeler and Captain Planet make subtle references to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Gaia explains to the Planeteers that islands have very fragile ecosystems and many of them including the Galapagos have already suffered ecological damage due to introduced species. When species are introduced to habitats they're not native to, they can wreck serious havoc on the habitats' ecosystems.


  • Verminous Skumm: Old bacon breath started breakfast without us!
    • About Greedly.

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