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Series Name
Season 2, Episode 1-18
Written by George Atkins, Chris Hayward, Chris Jenkins and Lloyd Turner
Directed by Gerard Baldwin, Pete Burness, Bill Hurtz, Gerry Ray, Bob Schleh, George Singer and Ernie Terrazas
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Upsidaisium is the first story arc from the second season of Rocky and His Friends. With 36 segments it was the second-longest of all Rocky and Bullwinkle story arcs, and concerns Rocky and Bullwinkle's efforts to reclaim Bullwinkle's Uncle's Upsidaisium mine. It was broadcast on ABC during the 1960-61 television season on Sundays, concurrently with Metal-Munching Mice on Thursdays

Plot

Bullwinkle receives a letter informing him that his uncle Dewlap has passed on, leaving him a mine located on Mt. Flatten. Rocky and Bullwinkle set out to find it, and soon discover that they're being monitored by not only Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale, but their old friend Captain Peter "Wrong Way" Peachfuzz, the new head of G-2. Peachfuzz has been sent to make sure Rocky and Bullwinkle find Mt. Flatten, as its ore, the anti-gravity metal Upsidaisium, is much sought after by the U.S. government. While under the guise of a pair of prospectors, Boris and Natasha manage to help Rocky and Bullwinkle locate Mt. Flatten, which floats high in the air due to the high amount of Upsidaisium within it. Once they reach the mountain, Boris and Natasha are joined by their intimidating superior, Mr. Big, who tells them that Pottsylvania also seeks Upsidaisium as a means to eliminate a traffic problem (by building cars with the anti-gravity ore). Eventually, thanks to Rocky's ingenuity, Mt. Flatten is transported to Washington D.C., and the Upsidaisium is put under lock and key by the government. Unfortunately, Boris attempts to smuggle the precious metal out of the government's reach, even going so far as to disguising himself as a U.S. general. Rocky and Bullwinkle are cornered by Mr. Big, but when they attack him, they find that he's really a very tiny individual. Mr. Big escapes into an Upsidaisium vault, and Boris and Natasha are put under arrest. Seizing a bit of Upsidaisium and using Rocky as a hostage, Mr. Big attempts to escape but is carried into the air by his ill-gotten gains, never to be seen again, resulting in another happy ending for the duo.

Segments

  1. Upsidaisium
  2. Big Bomb at Frostbite Falls or The Exploding Metropolis
  3. The Road to Ruin or Mine Over Matter
  4. Two Flying Ghosts or High Spirits
  5. Crash Drive or Oedipus Wrecks
  6. Fender Benders or The Asphalt Bungle
  7. Burning Sands or The Big Hot Foot
  8. Death in the Desert or A Place in the Sun
  9. The Boy Bounders or Plane Punchy
  10. A Peek at the Peak or Your Climb is my Climb
  11. You've Got a Secret or Out of Sight, Out of Mine
  12. Boris and the Blade or Shiek Rattle and Roll
  13. Sourdough Squirrel or Hardrock Rocky
  14. A Creep at the Switch or Sudden Pacific
  15. The Train on the Plane or The Overland Express
  16. Danger in the Desert or Max Attacks
  17. The Missing Mountain or Peek-a-Boo Peak
  18. Go Down Mooses or The Fall Guy
  19. Rocky and the Rock or Braver and Boulder
  20. Mountain Mover or Boris Sneaks a Peak
  21. Bullwinkle's Rise or This Goon For Higher
  22. Boris Bites Back or Rebel Without a Pause
  23. Bullwinkle at the Bottom or A Mish-Mash Moose
  24. Double Trouble or The Moose Hangs High
  25. Jet Jockey Rocky or One Point Landing
  26. Plots and Plans or Too Many Crooks
  27. The Cliff Hangar or Taken for Granite
  28. Supersonic Boom or The Old Mount's A-Moverin'
  29. The Big Blast or A Many Splintered Thing
  30. The Steal Hour or A Snitch In Time
  31. Verse And Worse or Crime Without Rhyme
  32. Truck drivers in the Sky or Follow the Fleet
  33. The Squirrel Next Door or High Neighbor
  34. The Spell Binders or Hex Marks the Spot
  35. Battle Of the Giants or It Takes Two to Tangle
  36. Bye-Bye, Boris or Farewell, My Ugly

Trivia

  • In Bullwinkle's Rise or This Goon For Higher first apparence of Mr Big.

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