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Donald Drake and Plato are characters who only appeared in the Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers pilot episode "To the Rescue".

Appearance

Donald Drake is a skinny bald man with brown hair and a mustache, and he wears a blue detective uniform. Plato is a beige bulldog with bushy white eyebrows and he wears a blue shirt.

Role in the episode

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

"To the Rescue"

When Chip and Dale fly on a paper airplane on a roller skate, they spot Plato and Donald Drake chasing a thief named Percy, who stole the Clutchcoin ruby necklace. They arrive at a lumber warehouse where Percy looks for his boss, Aldrin Klordane with his cat, Fat Cat. Plato invites the chipmunks to join them, but tells them to be very quiet. Officer Kirby and Officer Muldoon also join Drake and Plato to catch and arrest Percy, having arrived at the lumber yard the same time as Drake and Plato after Drake radioed for backup.

Chip and Dale distract Percy and cause him to lose the ruby and Drake, Plato, Kirby, and Muldoon leave with the evidence. Donald returns the ruby necklace to the captain of the police station, but just as the captain puts it in one of his desk drawers, Fat Cat steals it and goes to Donald and Plato's office, removes the ruby from the necklace, and puts the necklace, airline tickets, and gambling debts in Donald's coat pocket to frame Donald for stealing the ruby. While Plato gives Chip and Dale tips of being a cop, Fat Cat enters and confronts Plato, making the dog angry and chase him around the police station.

Everyone sees Fat Cat, who runs away, and finds the planted evidence coming out of Donald's coat pocket. Donald tries to convince everyone that Fat Cat framed him, but no one seems to believe him and the captain reluctantly has the SWAT team arrest him and Plato and put them in jail. Plato now counts on Chip and Dale to steal the ruby back from Aldrin and Fat Cat.

Donald and Plato later get out of prison and Donald gets captured by Aldrin, who brings him to see his master plan unfolding. Fat Cat frames Plato by putting shaving cream on him and puts the chihuahua of Mrs. Clutchcoin (the owner of the ruby necklace which just got returned to her) into his mouth and cops think Plato's has gone mad and they put him in a dog pound. As they do that, Professor Norton Nimnul steals the ruby.

The Rescue Rangers free Plato from his cell and he teams up with the rodents and find the subway entrance they're looking for, and Plato breaks down a wooden door blocking the way in, but it falls apart on them. Aldrin and Percy come by and recognize Drake's dog and capture him.

While Aldrin is explaining to Donald his plan, the Rescue Rangers find Plato chained up on Aldrin's train. He tells them that they must find a way to alert the police of Aldrin's whereabouts, during which he calls them Rescue Rangers for the first time. While an earthquake brings down the whole Gold Reserve building, the cops come running out, but Aldrin escapes with the ruby, some of the gold, and Plato, using dynamite to block the tunnel so the cops can't pursue him.

The Rescue Rangers catch up to the train and Plato tells them that they must stop it. When they do so, Aldrin becomes furious at the rodents for ruining his plans and before he catches them, Plato unchains himself with a blowtorch and runs at him. The train flies out of the subway and Aldrin lands right on the police captain's desk with Plato delivering his patented Crime Bite to Aldrin's backside. While Aldrin gets arrested after returning the ruby and confessing to his crimes, Plato receives his own police medal, which he gives to the Rangers for their good work.

Trivia

  • The names of Donald Drake and Plato are obvious nods to those of Chip 'n Dale's old co-stars, Donald Duck and Pluto. Interestingly, Plato is a dog, much like Pluto, albeit of different breeds.
  • Plato was also probably named after Plato, the Greek philosopher and mathematician in Classical Greece.

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Media
Chip 'n Dale Rescue RangersFeature filmVideographyChip 'n Dale Rescue RangersChip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2The Adventure in Nimnul's CastleThe Legend of the Chaos GodDisney ComicsBoom! StudiosThe Big Cheese Caper
Characters
The Rangers: Chip and DaleGadget HackwrenchMonterey JackZipper

Characters: SpunkyCheddarhead Charlie and Camembert KateTammyMrs. BoobyBaby BoobyConrad CockatooSergeant SpinelliOfficer Kirby and Officer MuldoonDonald Drake and PlatoFlash the Wonder DogFrenchieQue SeraClyde CosgroveMr. GribbishColonelBuffy RatzkiwatzkiProfessorFoxgloveMidgeHumphrey the BearKookoo and BootsSparkyNemoSpirit of the LampBric, Brac, and DTZPepto GizmoHarryHarrietHiram the MummySir ColbyTomButch the BulldogDarby SpreeCassandraQueenieThe Pi-RatsCaptain ColonelElliottTing-a-Ling & Ming-TingBruinHeebee & JeebeeRogerMacDuffSteggyChirp SingMyronCanina La Fur
Villains: Fat CatFat Cat's GangMaltese de SadeLe Sewer and RatatouilleProfessor Norton NimnulRobot DogsNormieAldrin KlordanePercyJuice-LeeBilly the SquidSewernose de BergeracBansheeRat CaponeArnold Mousenegger and Sugar Ray LizardSpy RatsThe Greatest Spy in the WorldLahwhinieCaptain FinnAll Hands and Mr. StarfishLouie the Mountain LionTick-Tock the CrocodileEl EmenopioWinifredBudLouMrs. SweeneyToddJack and NickelsErolBaby ThaddeusMonrovia and PomonaKismetDr. PiltdownBubblesIrwina AllenQuigley and Abba-DabbaLord HowieSu LinHeinrich Von SugarbottomWexlerRatso RatzkiwatzkiMoose and RoccoZsa Zsa Labrador
Film Characters: Ellie StecklerSweet PeteBob the DwarfJimmy the Polar BearCaptain PuttyBjornson the CheesemongerDJ HerzogenaurachList of cameosInsurance SheepUgly Sonic

Episodes
Season One: "Catteries Not Included" • "Piratsy Under the Seas" • "Dale Beside Himself" • "Flash the Wonder Dog" • "Out to Launch" • "Kiwi's Big Adventure" • "Adventures in Squirrelsitting" • "Pound of the Baskervilles" • "Risky Beesness" • "Three Men and a Booby" • "The Carpetsnaggers" • "Bearing Up Baby" • "Parental Discretion Retired"

Season Two: "To the Rescue" • "A Lad in a Lamp" • "The Luck Stops Here" • "Battle of the Bulge" • "Ghost of a Chance" • "An Elephant Never Suspects" • "Fake Me to Your Leader" • "Last Train to Cashville" • "A Case of Stage Blight" • "The Case of the Cola Cult" • "Throw Mummy from the Train" • "A Wolf in Cheap Clothing" • "Robocat" • "Does Pavlov Ring a Bell?" • "Prehysterical Pet" • "A Creep in the Deep" • "Normie's Science Project" • "Seer No Evil" • "Chipwrecked Shipmunks" • "When Mice Were Men" • "Chocolate Chips" • "The Last Leprechaun" • "Weather or Not" • "One-Upsman-Chip" • "Shell Shocked" • "Love is a Many Splintered Thing" • "Song of the Night 'n Dale" • "Double 'O Chipmunk" • "Gadget Goes Hawaiian" • "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!" • "Short Order Crooks" • "Mind Your Cheese and Q's" • "Out of Scale" • "Dirty Rotten Diapers" • "Good Times, Bat Times" • "Pie in the Sky" • "Le Purrfect Crime" • "When You Fish Upon a Star" • "Rest Home Rangers" • "A Lean on the Property" • "The Pied Piper Power Play" • "Gorilla My Dreams" • "The S.S. Drainpipe"
Season Three: "Zipper Come Home" • "Puffed Rangers" • "A Fly in the Ointment" • "A Chorus Crime" • "They Shoot Dogs, Don't They"

Objects
Ranger WingRanger PlaneScreaming EagleGyrotankMeal-O-MaticLampSteggy's SpacecraftCoo-Coo ColaGigantico Raygun
Songs
Rescue Rangers ThemeFat Cat StompThe Best of EverythingYou're the Best Bee for MeThe Coo Coo Cola Song
See also
Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing TourLet's Go to Disneyland ParisGadget's Go Coaster
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