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"Out of Scale" is the fiftieth episode of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers. It premiered on February 8, 1990, and is the thirty-seventh episode of the second season.


At the Rescue Rangers' Headquarters, Gadget and Monterey Jack are trying to stop Chip and Dale from squabbling all the time over trivial things. Suddenly, a pigeon enters the premises and makes himself at home. The uninvited guest reveals that since his previous home, a massive statue in the park, mysteriously vanished overnight, he and his friends were looking for new roosting spots, and he had taken a liking to the Ranger Headquarters. Puzzled at how a 12-foot, 400 ton statue could disappear without a trace, the Rangers decide to investigate and head straight for the park.

Inside the Ratskiwatski mansion, it is revealed that the statue was stolen by Moose and Rocco under the orders of the crime lord Ignatz “Ratso” Ratskiwatski. The henchmen had earlier kidnapped Professor Norton Nimnul and had used his Gigantico Gun in reverse to shrink the massive statue to a more manageable size and pilfered it.

Ratso then hands the two goons a cage and orders them to catch a couple of squirrels for his beloved but overly-spoiled daughter Buffy. The two head to the woods near the statue’s original location and end up grabbing none other than Chip and Dale who were searching for clues. The goons take the two chipmunks, who they think are squirrels, to their boss and he happily hands them to his daughter. Buffy dresses up Chip and Dale in doll’s clothes and subjects them to a variety of cruel “games”.

Gadget, Zipper and Monty meanwhile are following the trail of the pick-up truck in which Rocco and Moose stole the statue. They run into a kind street rat who shows them a map that she nabbed from the two goons’ truck. Gadget notices that the City Art Museum is circled in red on the map, indicating that it is the thieves’ next target.

The trio reach the location of the museum just in time to witness Rocco shrink it into a miniature size with the Gigantico Gun. He and Moose then bag the museum and return to the Ratswkiwatski mansion with the Rangers pursuing them. Once at the mansion, the Rangers manage to get a hold of the Gigantico Gun and use it to restore the stolen statue and the art museum back to their normal size, destroying the mansion in the process. The police arrive shortly after, and arrest the perpetrators, while the Rangers return home.



  • The episode's title is a possible homage to the 1951 Chip and Dale short of the same name.
  • This episode is an unofficial sequel to "Fake Me to Your Leader", which also featured the Gigantico Gun.
  • A calendar seen on Sgt. Spinelli's desk shows the month to be January and that the first of the month falls on a Tuesday, making this episode take place during January 1991 (as that was the closest January to this episode's original airdate that also began on a Tuesday). Plus, Rocco states that the episode takes place on a Monday, making it either the 7th, the 14th, the 21st, or the 28th of January 1991.
  • The Gigantico Gun in "Fake Me to Your Leader" has only 3 sections and in this episode, it has 4 sections.
  • It is unknown how Ratso Ratzkiwatzki got Professor Nimnul’s Gigantico Gun after he kidnapped Nimnul, despite that the Rescue Rangers last had possession of it, as they used it to shrink Zipper back to his normal size in "Fake Me to Your Leader".
  • Officers Kirby and Muldoon make a brief, silent appearance near the end of the episode.


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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

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"

Ranger WingRanger PlaneScreaming EagleGyrotankMeal-O-MaticLampSteggy's SpacecraftCoo-Coo ColaGigantico Raygun
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