"Going Bonkers" is the two-part pilot episode to Bonkers, originally aired as a one-hour special on September 4, 1993, accompanied by a rerun of Down and Out with Donald Duck. Although it is meant to be the first episode in chronological order, it is actually the tenth and eleventh episodes in the original airing order (unless one does not count the original Disney Channel airdates of the previous nine episodes).
Part 1: "Going Bonkers"
W.W. Wacky cancels their star, Bonkers D. Bobcat and his friends' show production. When Bonkers' friends mysteriously vanish, he joins the L.A Police with a partner, Lucky Piquel on a case for missing Toons, snatched by a criminal called 'The Collector', who stole Bonkers' friends earlier.
Part 2: "Gone Bonkers"
Bonkers gets captured by Mr. Doodles, The Collector's minion, during his search for Fall-Apart. Toots leads Piquel to the Collector's hideout, saving Bonkers. The Collector is revealed to be a human before he gets trapped in the prop box.
Home video releases
- Bonkers: Going Bonkers
- In the begining of the episode, it's clearly seen that Bonkers was working for the short "Petal to the Metal".
- Toon Disney's reruns of "Gone Bonkers" cut out the shot of Lucky unplugging the Collector's lamination machine.
- Charlie Adler - Stage Worker, Police Light, Bubba Bear
- Tony Anselmo - Donald Duck
- Michael Bell - The Collector
- Jeff Bennett - Jitters
- Earl Boen - Police Chief Leonard Kanifky
- Roger Bumpass - Grumbles Grizzly
- Corey Burton - Mad Hatter, Mr. Doodles
- Nancy Cartwright - Fawn Deer
- Jesse Corti - March Hare
- Jim Cummings - Officer Bonkers D. Bobcat, Detective Lucky Piquel
- David Doyle - W. W. Wacky
- Sherry Lynn - Marilyn Piquel
- Frank Welker - Fall-Apart Rabbit, Toots, Broderick
- April Winchell - Dyl Piquel, TV Reporter
- Gone Bonkers Part 2 marks the only time in the series that Bonkers takes off one of his gloves.
- In part 1 of "Going Bonkers", Bonkers kisses Lucky twice (the first time on the cheek, and the second time on the lips). This shows that Bonkers tends to give someone kisses when he's happy and/or excited about the good news.
- Kotter, Bill (September 1997). The Wonderful World of Disney Television: A Complete History. Hyperion. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5.