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"I Oughta Be in Toons" is the forty-fourth episode of Bonkers.


"That's the Mouse?"

Inside the mansion of Mickey Mouse, a mysterious figure is seen kidnapping the Mouse, who is said to have been in negotiations to sign a contract with another studio. Bonkers and Lucky are assigned with finding Mickey, with the latter being promised a promotion if they do, and they decide to start their search at Corkscrew Studios (which has been adorned appropriately to welcome Mickey). While searching through the studio, Lucky suggests that they stop searching until a ransom note is discovered, but a nearby janitor tells him that there isn't going to be any note. Bonkers recognizes the janitor as Babyface, a washed-up former child star notorious for his obnoxious ego. After Bonkers and Lucky are fruitless in the studio search, they decide to search Mickey's mansion, where they are welcomed by a large, sloven, obvious impostor of him. Bonkers already notices something foul at play, but Lucky buys the ruse and believes he's solved the case, and puts up "the Mouse" in his home for the night (as he, for some reason, doesn't want to be seen in cop-ridden Los Angeles).

The next morning, Bonkers still thinks something is up and goes back to Mickey's mansion to look for clues. There, he encounters a big bulldog, who says his master will get him a big break as a knock-off of Pluto if things go according to play. Bonkers gets thrown in a supply room, where it just so happens that the real Mickey Mouse is being held prisoner in a pet carrier. The two manage to escape by pandering to the bulldog's wants and promising him a reward for the impostor's capture.

Bonkers arrives at Lucky's house to tell him that the Mouse that's going to sign the contract that evening is an impostor and the two sneak into Corkscrew Studios, where they unmask the impostor as Babyface, who wants to sign the contract so he'll be a big star again. After a chase through the streets, Babyface is stopped by the bulldog and is arrested. Back at the police station, Lucky is about to be fired for failing to recognize Babyface under his obvious disguise, but Bonkers convinces the Chief that he was faking his stupidity and that knew it all the time, allowing them to keep their jobs. Later, Bonkers gives Lucky a pair of Mickey Mouse Ears Hat, a gift from Mickey himself. Lucky says he'll give them to Marilyn, but after Bonkers leaves, Lucky puts the Ears on and smiles.

Voice Cast

Home video releases

  • Bonkers: I Oughta Be in Toons


  • Despite his voice being heard throughout, Mickey Mouse himself does not physically appear onscreen, nor is he mentioned by name. He is only being heard from inside the carrier or from offscreen, though his silhouette is seen near the beginning.
    • In the Italian and Russian dubs of the episode, however, Mickey (known as "Topolino" in Italy) is mentioned by name by some of the characters in the episode, with his name even being used is in the Italian title.
    • Surprisingly, most of this also applies to Pluto as well.
  • The title may be a pun on the title of the 1934 song "I Oughta Be In Pictures"
  • Bonkers mentions the Rescue Rangers.


Promotional Images


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Heroes: Bonkers D. BobcatFall-Apart RabbitLeonard KanifkyFawn DeerSkunky SkunkW.W. WackyCharles QuibbleLudwig Von DrakeMad HatterMarch HareTootsHarry HandbagThe Mean Old WolfJitters A. DogSlap, Sniffle and PlopCharlie PigMaggie ToonAltoMac the BassPops ClockRoderick LizzardTuttle TurtleTanya TrunkTinyLinda QuippsSgt. Frank GratingBucky BuzzsawSmartsGrumbles GrizzlyRitaBroderick the RadioPolice LightScribbleSnitch

The Wrights: Miranda WrightShirley WrightTimmy Wright
The Piquels: Lucky PiquelDilandra PiquelMarilyn Piquel
Villains: The CollectorMr. DoodlesMa ParkerWooly and BullyFlaps the ElephantChick and StuWacky WeaselWolfBaabaraMikey MuffinDr. BladeHelgaPittsMr. Malone and the ApeHolio KalimariScatter SquirrelKatya Legs-go-on-a-lotTurbo, Banshee and KapowMammoth MammothWarris and DonaldHoagie, Knuckles, and ChumpsToon PencilWeather ToonsMoleSeymour Sleazebottom and LimoSquash and StretchThe RatT.J. FingerGloomy the ClownMr. BigZ-BotNinja Kitties
Cameos: Mickey MouseDonald DuckGoofyPeteDumboHyacinth HippoBen Ali GatorTyrannosaurus RexChernaborgHonest JohnMonstroBr'er BearLadyTrampThe DoorknobBig Bad WolfJasper and HoraceMarsupilamiDarkwing DuckShere KhanGreasyFerdinand the Bull

Raw Toonage shorts and compilations: "Petal to the Metal" • "Spatula Party" • "Sheerluck Bonkers" • "Bonkers in Space" • "Draining Cats and Dogs" • "Get Me to the Church on Time" • "Ski Patrol" • "Get Me a Pizza (Hold the Minefield)" • "Dogzapoppin'" • "Trailmix Bonkers" • "Quest for Firewood" • "Gobble Gobble Bonkers"

Group One (Miranda Wright): "Trains, Toons and Toon Trains" • "Tokyo Bonkers" • "The Stork Exchange" • "Bobcat Fever" • "The Toon That Ate Hollywood" • "When the Spirit Moves You" • "Fistful of Anvils" • "What You Read is What You Get" • "Toon for a Day"
Group Two: (Lucky Piquel): "Going Bonkers" • "In the Bag" • "Hear No Bonkers, See No Bonkers" • "Out of Sight, Out of Toon" • "Is Toon Fur Really Warm?" • "Calling All Cars" • "Fall Apart Bomb Squad" • "In Toons We Trust" • "Never Cry Pig" • "Hamster Houseguest" • "The Cheap Sheep Sweep" • "The Day the Toon Stood Still" • "Weather or Not" • "Basic Spraining" • "Once in a Blue Toon" • "Luna-Toons" • "Time Wounds All Heels" • "Poltertoon" • "Hand Over the Dough" • "The Rubber Room Song" • "Tune Pig"
Group Three (Miranda Wright): "New Partners on the Block" • "Witless for the Prosecution" • "Do Toons Dream of Animated Sheep?" • "Quibbling Rivalry" • "Springtime for the Iguana" • "CasaBonkers" • "Love Stuck" • "Of Mice and Menace" • "Dog Day AfterToon" • "The 29th Page" • "Cartoon Cornered"
Group Four (Lucky Piquel): "The Good, the Bad, & the Kanifky" • "I Oughta Be in Toons" • "Frame That Toon" • "A Wooly Bully" • "Stay Tooned" • "O Cartoon! My Cartoon!" • "Color Me Piquel" • "Stand-In Dad" • "Cereal Surreal" • "If" • "The Dimming" • "Toon with No Name" • "Get Wacky" • "The Final Review" • "Goldijitters and the 3 Bobcats" • "Seems Like Old Toons" • "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" • "Comeback Kid" • "The Greatest Story Never Told" • "Fall Apart Land" • "Imagine That" • "A Fine Kettle of Toons" • "Stressed to Kill"

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Let's Go Bonkers!He's on the Beat
See also
Darkwing DuckRaw ToonageGoof TroopWho Framed Roger RabbitThe Disney Afternoon