"Bumble in the Jungle Plus: Beethoven's Whiff!" is the first segment from the 46th episode of The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa. It is a special musical episode of the series.
Timon conducts an orchestra composed of several instrument-playing animals. The concert is going beautifully, with a perfect introduction to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, until Pumbaa interjects with his own music, which falls flat in comparison to the rest of the animals.
At first, Timon puts up with Pumbaa's disruptions, clearly annoyed, but more focused on his job as a conductor. The interruptions, however, soon become so disruptive that Timon begins to swordfight with Pumbaa using his baton, their fight destroying the orchestra's instruments in the process. Eventually, Rafiki and Simba interject, forcing the two to clean up the mess they made.
Bumble in the Jungle
Timon and Pumbaa are sleeping, with Pumbaa repeatedly rolling over, causing himself and Timon to fall and land on flowers. Then, a bumblebee shows up and goes through all the flowers. Timon and Pumbaa see the bee and start chasing it and while doing so, they run into obstacles.
After failing to catch the bee, Timon and Pumbaa open a crate of Bee Catching Rockets and all the rockets come out of the crate. Timon lights the rockets while Pumbaa hides to catch the bee with a net in his mouth. The rockets blast and land around Timon while Pumbaa chases the bee. The rockets then explode on Timon.
The bee goes in the hole of a tree stump, with Timon and Pumbaa stalking it. When they stick their heads in the hole, a number of bees come out of the stump and chase the two friends. After the chase, Timon sees that Pumbaa caught the bee they were after.
Timon and Pumbaa are about to eat the bee, but then they see the bee giving them a sad look. This makes them feel sorry for the bee and they decide not to eat the insect.
Come nighttime, Timon and Pumbaa start sleeping with the bee joining them, and the episode ends.
- "Beethoven's Whiff" is most likely a play on Beethoven's Fifth.
- "Beethoven's Whiff" is similar to Fantasia because of the opening and closing, the way Timon came in, seeing colors and shadows of the musicians playing Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor", and no one talking while the music goes on.
- In 1997, "Beethoven's Whiff!" won the Daytime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Individual in Animation".
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